Issue: February 27, 2020

This week, SN&R focuses on the Democratic presidential race as it arrives in California for Super Tuesday on March 3. Stephen Magagnini talks to local voters and looks at Mike Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York mayor who has spent more than $450 million to put himself in the mix. We also have essays from supporters of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren about why their candidate is the best choice for progressives.

In News, we continue our election coverage with Scott Thomas Anderson reporting on Assemblyman Jim Cooper's strong challenge from progressive Tracie Stafford and Raheem F. Hosseini detailing the latest financial troubles facing City Councilman Allen Warren.

In Arts, Rachel Mayfield talks to local artist Lucien Shapiro about his exhibit at Public Land and also writes about local artist John Liddicoat's complaints that his exhibit has been censored, while Oden Taylor profiles musician Nathan Flygare, also known as Emoflytrap. In Stage, we have reviews of the Cirque du Soleil production of Amaluna and of Matilda at Harris Center for the Arts, plus a preview of Blithe Spirit at Sierra Stages.

In the Garden column, Debbie Arrington introduces us to the woman behind, a former dancer who became an organic gardener.

In Voices, this week's community essay promotes an effort to bring Burning Man art to Rancho Cordova. SN&R president Jeff vonKaenel supports a potential November ballot measure to reduce single-use plastics. And in another election-related piece, I ask: Should the Democratic presidential nominee pick a Republican as their running mate?

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