Issue: February 13, 2020

This week, it's our annual Dating Issue, featuring Joey Garcia with four stories of finding love and learning to love better and Lindsay Oxford on three couples navigating the work-life-love balance. Also, Raheem F. Hosseini tells a family story of his grandmother's love life, Steph Rodriguez lists alternative ways to make your sweetheart swoon on Valentine's Day and Rachel Mayfield suggests five movies to test your relationship.

In News, we continue our coverage of local races in the March 3 election. Raheem F. Hosseini reports that a Twin Rivers Unified School District trustee seeking reelection in March was fined by the state's political watchdog for conflict of interest violations, while Scott Thomas Anderson looks at where Mayor Darrell Steinberg is getting his campaign cash.

In Arts, Jennah Booth checks in with Conan writer and comedian Laurie Kilmartin, who performs in Sacramento this weekend. In Stage, we have reviews of Ride Sally Ride at B Street Theatre and Almost, Maine at Chautauqua Playhouse, plus a preview of Miss Nelson Has a Field Day at Harris Center.

In this week's Garden column, Debbie Arrington has a scoop about the return of the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show to Cal Expo—and its permanent move to Sacramento.

In Voices, a bus rider urges that a potential transportation tax increase be used to dramatically expand bus routes, SN&R president Jeff vonKaenel writes that more manufactured housing could ease California's housing crisis and I weigh in on Measure H, a $750 million bond issue for Sacramento City Unified School District.

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— Foon Rhee