Issue: December 26, 2019

This week, the cover story is our annual tradition of calling out Grinchy people and companies. This year, we focus on enablers, apologists and accomplices—the Grinch’s little helpers.

In News, Scott Thomas Anderson looks at high-tech and guns—using 3-D printers to make them and a new way for authorities to spot them. Graham Womack updates development plans in Placer County next to a landfill.

In Arts, Rachel Mayfield and Daniel Barnes pick their best and worst movies in 2019 and Patrick Hyun Wilson previews a new exhibit at the Verge Center for the Arts featuring two artists in a residency program that honors the late Ali Youssefi . In Stage, our reviewers list some of the best of local theater in 2019.

In this week’s Garden column, Debbie Arrington highlights the Sacramento Perennial Plant Club, which is providing seed money for schools and nonprofits.

In Voices, a local activist says more nightclubs need to have gender-neutral restrooms, publisher Jeff vonKaenel offers his political resolutions for 2020 and I talk to the California Highway Patrol about spotting drivers who are dangerously high on cannabis.

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— Foon Rhee