Issue: January 23, 2020

In this week's cover feature, Chris Macias looks into the recent rash of closings of prominent and long-established Sacramento restaurants, and our food writers say what dishes and memories they will miss most from some of the shuttered eateries.

In News, Graham Womack explores the sweeping change on the powerful Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals due to appointments by President Trump. Scott Thomas Anderson has the second in our previews of Sacramento City Council races on the March 3 ballot—District 6, where incumbent Eric Guerra faces three challengers, including young newcomer Waverly Hampton III.

In Arts, Ashley Hayes-Stone profiles two local comedians who are hosting a show in their own living room. Patti Roberts talks to the key players behind California Stage's world premiere of a play based on Sacramento serial killer Dorothea Puente. And Patrick Hyun Wilson previews the new Crocker Art Museum exhibition featuring California landscape artist Granville Redmond. In Stage, we have reviews of Dear Evan Hansen at Broadway Sacramento and Popcorn Falls at B Street Theatre.

In this week's Garden column, Debbie Arrington previews the Northern California Home & Landscape Expo, also known as "the Big Show."

In Voices, a Sacramento rabbi asserts that a recent public library display spread misinformation and hate. SN&R president Jeff vonKaenel explains why he treats our distribution drivers as employees. And I point out what needs to happen to avoid another round of Sacramento garbage rate increases.

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— Foon Rhee