Issue: May 04, 2017

This week's cover story: First Festival sets out to prove that Sacramento can support an outdoor fest of only local musicians, but is it an uphilll battle considering the festival's past failures? Rebecca Huval has the story.

Also in the issue: As politicians fiddle, Sacramento's homeless population is revealed to be much bigger than previously estimated, Scott Thomas Anderson and Raheem F. Hosseini report; does the closure of a Sacramento women's clinic foreshadows lost abortion access? Mozes Zarate has the story. Elsewhere, the Big Day of Giving faces challenges amid the expulsion of an anti-trafficking charity and last year's technical issues. Also in the book: Dignity Health, a Carmichael hospital, denied a trans man his hysterectomy and now he's suing, Dave Kempa has the scoop.