Issue: September 03, 2020

We’re back in print this week, with a cover feature on Pandemic Heroes, those groups and people who have gone above and beyond to help the community through the COVID-19 crisis.

Elsewhere in the issue, we have stories on two Sacramento festivals this month: Wide Open Walls returning under a cloud and Chalk It Up! adapting with a very socially distanced version.

We also have our usual columns: Ask Joey, Ask 420 and Garden.

Meanwhile on our website, we continue to cover COVID-19 news. Under California’s new business reopening blueprint, Sacramento County could be stuck in the shutdown the rest of the year. But UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber has kept his Sacramento gym open despite public health rules.

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And to continue our work—including reporting on the pandemic and the arts—we need your support.

Foon Rhee

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