Issue: January 31, 2019

In this week's cover feature, Tessa Marguerite Outland writes about the big changes being made to The Sacramento Ballet by its new artistic director, Amy Seiwert.

In News, Scott Thomas Anderson reports on the small business backlash against plans for a new hospital in Elk Grove. Tess Townsend talks to grandmothers who are helping asylum seekers. And Raheem F. Hosseini looks at how the Sacramento City Council is trying to deal with disruptions at its meetings.

In Arts, Vanessa Labi shows how women in creative crafts are charting their own path. We also have a roundup of big events, including Kinky Boots at the Harris Center in Folsom and Tiffany Haddish at the Community Center Theater in Sacramento.

In Voices, a Sacramento arts commissioner calls for more investment in the arts, Jeff vonKaenel writes about the state of downtown Sacramento and I have an editor's note about "opportunity zones," a potentially good part of the Trump tax cut.

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—Foon Rhee