Issue: October 19, 2017

Here at Sacramento’s independent watchdog, Raheem F. Hosseini (RFH) is the teeth. You know him for dead-serious reporting, but get this: He’s funny. RFH’s laugh-out-loud feature about trying to emigrate to Canada (or not) also contains some genuine reporting (guy couldn’t help himself), and will take you places a story like this rarely goes. I’m serious—you’ll find him headed that way in paragraph three.

In News this week: Jason Smith tells how magic mushrooms saved his life (and will someday be legal); Scott Thomas Anderson (STA) visits with some veterans’ families at the Vietnam Memorial; RFH and STA report the results of two trials involving officer-related shootings; Mike Mott tells how SMUD got stuck on Breitbart; and Matt Levin explains how California came to be the poorest state in the nation. (You read that right.)

Further back in the book (or down on the page, if you’re clicking), Amy Bee previews the Creative Women Mini-Con, and talks with some gals who are proud to be geeks; Becky Grunewald heads to South Sac to eat Cambodian; and Mozes Zarate visits with Brendan Stone—a bluesman possessed. That’s not half of it, but you get the idea.

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Eric Johnson, Editor, ericj@newsreview,com