Issue: January 03, 2019

This week’s cover story by Scott Thomas Anderson explores a provocative question in Elk Grove: How will the mayor lead when the rest of the City Council didn’t back him for reelection?

In News, Raheem F. Hosseini looks into the use of social media videos in criminal trials. Kate Gonzalez asks whether the workplace is better for women who are freelancing. And we have updates on ICE activities in Sacramento’s jails and on transportation projects in Davis.

In Arts, Rachel Leibrock lists some good reads that will entertain and enlighten you in 2019. In Music, Mozes Zarate says a Lincoln rock band thinks 2019 could be its big year. In Stage, Rachel Mayfield reviews “Waitress,” the Broadway version of the movie, with music by Sara Bareilles. And in Dish, there’s a recipe for panettone, a holiday treat.

In Opinion, I offer my version of a New Year’s list, Jeff vonKaenel calls for more money for adult education and a guest essay warns against budget cuts to special education.

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