Issue: September 05, 2019

In this week's SN&R cover story, Scott Thomas Anderson profiles bail bondsman Richard Savala, whose journey is the exception rather than the rule in an industry fighting for survival.

In News, Kris Hooks focuses on Sacramento Charter High to look at how African-American students are faring in charter schools, and Dylan Svoboda reports that advocates for the homeless say the city's threshold for opening cooling centers is too high.

In Arts, Mozes Zarate spends a night in Old Folsom to find an up-and-coming spot for live music and more, and Steph Rodriguez previews the first Sacramento Popfest. In Stage, Jim Carnes previews fall productions at several Sacramento theaters.

In this week's Garden column, Debbie Arrington writes about Sacramento hosting a national convention for begonias.

In Voices, a recent transplant from the Bay Area has a message for Sacramento, Jeff vonKaenel introduces a new sponsored column by a powerful labor leader and I write about the big legal bills piling up at the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

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— Foon Rhee