Issue: July 04, 2019

For the Fourth of July edition of SN&R, we feature four essays from a diverse group of community leaders who all answer the question: What does it means to be an American in 2019?

In News, Raheem F. Hosseini writes that a bill on police use of deadly force doesn't resolve who should investigate the officers. Scott Thomas Anderson updates the legal battle between Sacramento County and the state over the Delta, and also reports on Mayor Darrell Steinberg's response to a new homeless count.

In Arts, Maxfield Morris introduces former astronauts who now play jazz in a band, and Mozes Zarate looks at summer releases by local musicians. In Stage, we have a review of The Tenth Muse at Davis Shakespeare Festival and a preview of Macbeth at Celebration Arts.

In Food & Drink, Rachel Mayfield lists drinks to improve your digestive health. In her weekly Garden column, Debbie Arrington writes about a grassroots movement to get people to buy locally grown flowers.

In Voices, a Sacramento nonprofit leader weighs in on reparations for slavery, Jeff VonKaenel welcomes visitors to Sacramento and I tell my own immigrant story for July Fourth.

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— Foon Rhee