Issue: August 29, 2019

In this week's SN&R cover feature, Mozes Zarate goes deep with some Sacramento-area tribute bands and asks: Are they keeping old-time rock 'n' roll alive, or they taking stage time away from new bands?

In News, Margherita Beale checks in with Maggy Krell, who ran for Sacramento County district attorney and is now representing separated immigrant families. Scott Thomas Anderson writes about a new study that suggests that "red flag" laws can prevent gun violence.

In Arts, Chris Macias says that Eli Perry is following in the footsteps of his father, legendary music promoter Jerry Perry, and is booking acts for Sacramento's Chalk It Up! festival. In Stage, we have reviews of Fuddy Meers from Errant Phoenix Productions and Maximum Occupancy at B Street Theatre.

In Dish, Kimberly Brown profiles Lariza Barcena, better known as the social media influencer @TheSleepyFoodie. In this week's Garden column, Debbie Arrington mentions three events that gardeners should get on their calendars.

In Voices, an activist on homelessness explains why he's running for Sacramento City Council. Jeff vonKaenel offers a tribute to longtime Reno News & Review reporter Dennis Myers, who died last weekend. And I look at the deal for naming rights at the Sacramento Convention Center and Community Center Theater.

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— Foon Rhee