Issue: May 30, 2019

This week, SN&R presents the winners of our 10th College Essay Contest, entries that reflect the struggles and strengths of some of the best and brightest among Sacramento-area high school seniors.

In News, Scott Thomas Anderson reports on the showdown at Sacramento City Hall over Measure U money.

In Arts, we have stories about arts advocates' victory in city budget talks and the popularity of tabletop games, plus a review of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? at Chautauqua Playhouse in Carmichael and a preview of the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival, moving indoors this season.

In her weekly Garden column, Debbie Arrington details the impact of our record wet May.

And in Voices, City Councilman Jeff Harris gives his view of the Measure U fight, Jeff vonKaenel reports on Gov. Gavin Newsom's speech to business leaders and I explore the designs for Sacramento's planned new bridge.

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— Foon Rhee