Issue: June 15, 2017

This week's cover story: For 22 years Raheem Hosseini's mother, Elisabeth, battled multiple myeloma, a blood cancer. When death finally neared, she and her family sought to use California's aid-in-dying law so she could choose the moment of her passing. A series of bureaucratic bunglings and legal obstacles crushed that hope. This beautifully written story by SN&R's associate editor is about what happens when a family confronts the death of a loved one made unnecessarily painful by circumstances.

Also in this issue: In "Houses of Ill Repair," Scott Thomas Anderson offers a definitive take on the controversy surrounding the embattled Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency. Then, in our Arts & Culture feature, "The not-for-TV talk show," Aaron Carnes offers a backstage look at The Latest Show, a DIY project described as a punk rock version of a late-night talk show. A little farther on, in our Dish section, Ann Martin Rolke visits Cantina Alley, "a place full of charm and people and a million things to look at." Keep going and you'll come to Patti Roberts' Stage review of the dark comedy Hand to Go, Jim Lane's take on the movie Cars 3, and Rachel Leibrock's profile of rapper Kennedy Wrose, who says God made him a truth-teller. All that and more in this week's SN&R. Enjoy!