Issue: July 11, 2019

In the cover story this week in SN&R, Raheem F. Hosseini tells a personal and historical back story to the confrontation between the Trump administration and Iran's leaders.

In News, Scott Thomas Anderson writes about how the spike in rents is hitting the disabled particularly hard. Debbie Arrington looks at the spate of horse racing deaths in California leading up to the State Fair meet.

In Arts, Jeremy Winslow talks to skateboarders who put Sacramento on the map, and Rachel Leibrock previews a new landscapes exhibit at the Manetti Shrem Museum at UC Davis. In Stage, we have reviews of Shakespeare in Love at Sacramento Shakespeare Festival, and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder at Davis Shakespeare Festival.

In Food & Drink, Steph Rodriguez samples new and classic State Fair food treats. This week's Garden column highlights The Farm, the agricultural exhibit at the fair.

In Voices, a young business leader says she and her peers are driving Sacramento's renaissance, Jeff VonKaenel urges employers to sign up for a new retirement savings plan and I dig into the latest ugly fight at a contentious project in Curtis Park.

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— Foon Rhee