Issue: March 12, 2020

In this week's cover story, Raheem F. Hosseini reports on the place with the most missing persons reports in Sacramento—the Children's Receiving Home, which is supposed to be a sanctuary for abused kids.

In News, we look at the local winners and losers of the March 3 primary—and the Sacramento City Council and Board of Supervisors races that will likely continue into November. Scott Thomas Anderson reports on a sizable meth bust that suggests that trafficking is on the rise. We also have a story on how the first coronavirus death in California is forcing more emergency measures to contain the virus.

In Arts, Ashley Hayes-Stone spends time with Sacramento's "furry fandom," Patrick Hyun-Wilson previews a new photography exhibit on the Dust Bowl at Crocker Art Museum and Steph Rodriguez profiles post-metal band Chrome Ghost. In Stage, we have reviews of Byhalia Mississippi at B Street Theatre and Mr. Burns: The Post Electric Play at City Theatre.

In the Garden column, Debbie Arrington writes that Sutter Memorial Hospital's famous camellia has a new home. In Cannabis, Ken Magri writes about a new state law that makes it easier for dispensaries to give cannabis to medical patients in need.

In Voices, an advocate warns about the coronavirus outbreak spreading hate and hysteria against Asian Americans. A woman who lived in a homeless camp on a Sacramento levee urges the city not to ban the camps. And I take a look at the long campaign before the long ballot on the Nov. 3 election.

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— Foon Rhee