Issue: March 08, 2018

Happy Thursday,

You may recall that last week's SN&R cover featured a photo of a man in a hat on a horse, and a huge headline with an unsubtle plea: "Run Milo Run." Well, this week, Raheem F. Hosseini reports that Milo Fitch took the suggestion, and will challenge Sheriff Scott Jones. Raheem also profiles Jones, the most powerful Republican in Sacramento County -- you'll learn why so many people are excited about Milo Fitch.

Elsewhere in the flavor-packed news section you'll find Scott Thomas Anderson's exclusive report on the trial of the South Sac rapper (and unashamed gang-member) Deandre Rogers (well-known by his rap moniker Lizk), in which a music video was introduced as evidence. Also: A piece by first-time SN&R contributor Tashana Davis about a Democratic gubernatorial forum addressing the concerns of Black female voters.

Our feature this week, by veteran reporter Dennis Myers, lays out "The Local Costs of Global Empire," including specifically how much money the Sacramento region sends to the Department of Defense to pay for the 800 U.S. military bases spread throughout the world.

In the back-of-the-book you will find a funny lady, a postmodern boy band, a collaboration between a Vietnam veteran and a self-described "old hippie," food, wine, beer, plays, movies ...

...and: The BEST, most carefully curated fun guide anywhere in the 916: Our Calendar, compiled each week by Kate Gonzales.

Whew! Thanks for reading. Now please commence clicking.

-Eric Johnson