Issue: January 02, 2020

This week, the cover story is Project Censored's annual list of the biggest stories in 2019 that the mainstream media mostly ignored.

In News, Dylan Svoboda details the unsuccessful fight by preservationists to save an old Tower Records building, Scott Thomas Anderson reports that California Northstate University is under scrutiny from state regulators as it pursues a new hospital in Elk Grove and Graham Womack looks at the Placer County supervisor election in March.

In Arts, Rachel Mayfield and Maxfield Morris highlight some of the big happenings in arts and culture coming up in 2020, we have a story about role-playing games on stage at B Street Theatre and our critics preview some major productions in local theater in the new year.

In this week's Garden column, Debbie Arrington writes about the volunteers at the Prune-a-thon at McKinley Park's famous rose garden.

In Voices, a training director draws some lessons from business classes for folks in Sacramento's cannabis equity program. Also, publisher Jeff vonKaenel writes about the post-Camp Fire coverage by Chico News & Review and I look at the city of Sacramento wanting more help from the state Legislature.

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— Foon Rhee