In this week’s cover story, writer Stephanie Hiller looks at women and girls harnessing the outrage of the #MeToo movement into positive resources and changes for girls. Sexual abuse is about power, says Caitlin Quinn, communications coordinator at Verity, a social service nonprofit in Santa Rosa. Will empowering girls help keep them safe? Read on. Meanwhile, as fallout from the Trump administration’s family-separation immigration policy plays out along the Mexican border and around the country, local elected officials are increasingly engaged in an effort to determine the status of undocumented youths currently housed at a handful of Bay Area immigrant detention centers. Tom Gogola reports. Flora Tsapovsky serves up a story about Bungalow 44’s reboot. Harry Duke reviews School of Rock and doesn’t like it. Charlie Swanson profiles North Bay pop-punkers The Happys. I’ve got a story about the depressed state of California’s cannabis industry six months into legalization. We’ve got all that and more in this week’s Pacific Sun.
—Stett Holbrook, editor