Volume 43, Issue 49

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Volume 43, Issue 49

Top Stories

Street Sheet celebrates its 20th anniversary of helping the homeless and raising their issues

Wendi Jonassen
Top Stories

San Francisco Bay and the delta are dying. Salmon runs are collapsing. Droughts are getting worse. And big agriculture still wants more water

Rebecca Bowe
Top Stories

Food-and-drink spots, deals, events and news

Virginia Miller
Top Stories

Volume 43, Issue 49

News & Culture

Andrea Nemerson

GREEN CITY: Plans for the Bay's first desalinization plant inch forward -- but what about the energy costs?

Sarah Phelan

Every year the Department of Water Resources offers to sell more water than the state actually has

Tim Redmond

Before Chief Gascon starts talking amnesty and clearing minor cases, he needs to demonstrate that he's going to take a hard line on the serious cases

Guardian Editorial
Editorial

Volume 43, Issue 49

Food & Drink

Cobs across America, and a sandwich at Tay Tah Cafe in Albany

L.E. Leone
Food & Drink

Liberty Cafe's bountiful dishes and dependable pleasantries still entice, despite recent changes

Paul Reidinger
Food & Drink

Volume 43, Issue 49

Arts & Culture

Joe Sarno: idiosyncratic talent, psychotronic legend, sexploitation lifer

Dennis Harvey
Arts & Culture

Comedian Brent Weinbach hails the laughs. Plus: Jonesin', Al Green, and more

Kimberly Chun

Black Cobra provide irrefutable evidence of underground metal circa-2009

Tony Papanikolas

Night Control brings enigmatic allure to one of 2009's vogue words

Johnny Ray Huston

McCombs navigates lovely mazes — or Catacombs — of meaning, until they implode

Brandon Bussolini

A very unlikely duet between Cass Mccombs and Karen Black

Johnny Ray Huston

A new bio shines a light on what Douglas Fairbanks left behind

Ben Terrall
Arts & Culture

It's a Big Machine, it's a mean machine, it's a big, mean story by Victor LaValle

D. Scot Miller
Arts & Culture

Still Walking observes a family in quiet crisis

Dennis Harvey

Hipster terrorists? Uli Edel's new film exhaustively explores the Red Army Faction

Kimberly Chun