This week in the Pacific Sun, our cover story the Sword and the Shield probes the provocative question: has the California Environmental Quality Act made housing unaffordable in the North Bay and beyond? Tom Gogogla reports. Charlie Swanson profiles “live painter” Neal Barbosa. Editor Stett Holbrook updates the rising fortunes of hemp in the new U.S. farm bill. Richard von Busack like what he sees in “Incredibles 2.” Plus, you can learn all about making your own nut milk. We’ve got all that and more. Meanwhile, don’t forget to vote for your favorite bands in our annual Norbay awards, a showcase of the North Bay’s best music.