Issue: November 29, 2018

This week, it's SN&R's annual Dessert Issue, full of stories about yummy treats, including cheesecake, vegan sweets from the Middle East and concoctions that are both savory and sweet. Also, Steph Rodriguez writes about dessert as art. Rachel Leibrock takes us on a tour of Sacramento's iconic dessert stops and samples some of the city's favorites. And Mozes Zarate explores delectables from around the world.

On the more serious side, we have continuing coverage of the Camp Fire and its aftermath. Meredith J. Cooper writes about some of the most vulnerable people in such disasters—the elderly. In other news, Alastair Bland looks at the impact of climate change on Central Valley farmers. And Raheem F. Hosseini shines a light on 13 Native American women killed or missing from Sacramento since 2000.

In the arts world, Aaron Carnes gives us the scoop on The Siren, which is putting on pop-up shows. Daniel Barnes and Jim Lane take stock of the new flicks hitting a multiplex near you. (Spoiler alert: They're not impressed. )

Finally, you can read a mission statement from me as I start as editor of SN&R, plus an accompanying analysis of Sacramento's media landscape from Jeff vonKaenel, SN&R's president and CEO.

As always, thanks for reading. Feel free to click the links below, but don't forget to pick up a print version of the newspaper for exclusive event picks, columns and cartoons.

— Foon Rhee