Issue: April 04, 2019

Climate change is extending wildfire season in California, so this week SN&R features the first in a series of stories from Tess Townsend on how the Sacramento area is preparing for fire smoke. We also look back at last November's de vastating Camp Fire with a story from Kaiser Health News about lasting mental health damage.

In News, Scott Thomas Anderson reports on a little-known court that caters to the rich, Kris Hooks previews this year's Poor People's Campaign march and Raheem F. Hoss e ini follows the latest arrest of Black Lives Matter Sacramento members .

In Arts, we focus on the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II—in stories about a well-received new novel by Christian Kiefer and about a graphic novel by Rob Sato. We also have reviews of 42nd Street at Woodland Opera House and Failure at Geery Theater, and a story on Ranked, a timely musical about college admissions, at Granite Bay High School.

In Dish, Shoka writes her farewell column in SN&R about veganism in Sacramento.

In Voices, a longtime Democrat worries about his party's current crop of presidential candidates, a Sacramentan asks why there aren't more black-owned businesses and I write about a new polls to find out what Sacramento area residents really think about big issues.

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