Issue: November 21, 2019

This week it's our annual Holiday Guide, and this year's theme is "Home for the Holidays." We have stories about singles, the newly divorced and LGBQT folks navigating gatherings with family and friends. We also highlight some traditional events in and around Sacramento, and list some ways to make our community better with our money and our time.

In News, Graham Womack analyzes the data on hit-and-runs in Sacramento, Scott Thomas Anderson looks at potential closings in Twin Rivers schools and Dylan Svoboda reports that some UC Davis students and employees are not happy about a new electric shuttle bus to Sacramento.

In Arts, Maxfield Morris surveys Sacramento's scene for robot battles, Rachel Mayfield talks to comedian and Girl Scout cookie lover Jen Kober and Norma Huerta previews the upcoming performance by Mana. In Stage, we have reviews of The Threepenny Opera at UC Davis and A Comedy of Tenors at Sutter Street Theatre.

In this week's Garden column, Debbie Arrington previews the Sacred Heart holiday tour.

In Voices, two local leaders say we can prevent child abuse by spending money wisely up-front, and another says that older adults have much to offer if they're not stigmatized. And I look at which is better for the environment—artificial or traditional live Christmas trees.

As always, thanks for reading. To read the full stories, click the links below. But don't forget to pick up a print copy of SN&R for exclusive event picks and other content.

— Foon Rhee