Issue: July 18, 2019

This week, SN&R presents the winners of our fiction and poetry contest—what we hope will become an annual event. And a bonus: a staff daisy-chain short story.

In News, Scott Thomas Anderson tells of a Dreamer who is active in Sacramento arts circles and is being detained in Yuba County—and the effort to free him. Margherita Beale visits the Summer Night Lights program, where former participants help keep youths out of trouble.

I n Arts, Mozes Zarate talks to musicians at the Creation District, who write from their life experiences, including homelessness. In Stage, we have reviews of Eclipsed at Celebration Arts and Mamma Mia! at The Acting Company in Yuba City.

In this week's Garden column, Debbie Arrington says a moisture meter shaped like a little frog could save a lot of water. In the Cannabis Guide, Ken Magri writes about groups that hand out cannabis to homeless people.

In Voices, Rep. Doris Matsui says she was sickened by what she saw at Border Patrol detention stations, Jeff VonKaenel writes about the latest Habitat for Humanity interfaith build and I look at Sacramento's big bet on electric vehicles.

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— Foon Rhee