Issue: November 14, 2019

In this week's cover feature, Raheem F. Hosseini and Steph Rodriguez report on former Mayor Kevin Johnson's comeback as a restaurant owner and what that says about Sacramento.

In News, Scott Thomas Anderson writes about how some landlords are evicting renters before a new state law takes effect, and about the latest moves by Sacramento County supervisors and City Hall on tenant protections.

In Arts, Mozes Zarate visits The Cave, the Folsom store that is the successor to Dimple Records, and asks if it can survive pop culture minimalism. We also have stories on a true crime conference being hosted by the Sacramento public library and on Sacramento glam band Mondo Deco's new release. In Stage, we have reviews of The Hot L Baltimore at Falcon's Eye Theatre and 'Night Mother at Errant Phoenix Productions.

In this week's Garden column, Debbie Arrington welcomes the return of "the Claw" for leaf season in Sacramento.

In Voices, the new CEO of Planned Parenthood in California says the group will not back down in protecting reproductive rights. Jeff vonKaenel exchanges letters on the 2020 presidential race with a childhood friend in Ohio. And I write about a likely second try for a transit sales tax in Sacramento County.

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— Foon Rhee