Issue: October 24, 2019

In this week's cover feature, Steph Rodriguez leads our coverage of Sacramento's growing and diversifying coffee culture that makes it "Coffee Capital."

In News, Scott Thomas Anderson talks to parents who have pulled their special-needs children out of Sac Unified schools because of bullying. We also have updates on the antitrust lawsuit facing Sutter Health and health care for jail inmates.

In Arts, Mozes Zarate reports on Sacramento's rich history of underground and DIY music venues and Maxfield Morris previews comic Lewis Black's show. In Stage, we have reviews of The Humans at Capital Stage and Macbeth at Celebration Arts.

In this week's Garden column, Debbie Arrington writes how using coffee grounds can perk up flowers and plants.

In Voices, state Sen. Richard Pan argues for following the science on vaccinations, Jeff vonKaenel highlights our Best Of issue and I write about how much baristas get paid.

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— Foon Rhee