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Sacramento is home. It always has been, and it always will be. Having lived here most of my life, I recognize Sacramento is a place where people hold a variety of opinions, live amid a rich environmental landscape and are part of diverse communities.
But like most of the country, Sacramento is also steeped in structural and societal inequities that disproportionately affect people of color and poorer communities.
As CapRadio’s news editor, it’s my job to help our reporters develop stories with the context and understanding of Sacramento´s history and the many experiences of the people who live here.
Sacramento is yours as much as mine, so if you have any questions or suggestions on how CapRadio should report on what´s happening, let me know.
May 28, 2021
George Floyd’s death sparked a social uprising so massive that it spanned the globe. But as much of the world moved on, the resulting trauma still persists for many Black Americans.
Sacramento Plans To Increase Spending On Police. Here’s How You Can Learn More About This Year’s Proposed City Budget.
May 21, 2021
City Council will hold public hearings over the next month before approving spending for 2021-22.
May 14, 2021
The $267.8 billion spending plan is an updated version of Newsom’s January budget, which proposed $227 billion in spending. The revised budget incorporates the surplus and $27 billion in federal pandemic relief approved in March.
May 6, 2021
California Sen. Alex Padilla has been in office for 100 days and will face an election next year after being appointed to Vice President Kamala Harris' former seat. He said his focus will be on infrastructure, climate change and immigration.
April 26, 2021
Anne Marie Schubert is a self-described tough-on-crime candidate who helped lock up the Golden State Killer but has also been criticized for refusing to file charges against police officers who have used deadly force.
‘Sit In The Joy You May Have’: Black Sacramento Organizers Respond To Derek Chauvin Verdict With Relief, Urgency For Change
April 20, 2021
Sacramento organizers say they were emotionally prepared for a different verdict after decades of police violence against Black Americans without consequences.
With Cases Increasing, Sacramento Still Weeks From Away From Less-Restrictive Tier Even As Vaccine Eligibility Expands
April 2, 2021
Sacramento County health officials say the uptick in cases is driven by youth sports and traveling, with the latter being of the biggest concern. And while vaccine eligibility is expanding, there are worries about supply meeting the increased demand.
‘Most Significant Economic Development Project’ In Sacramento Moves Forward As City, Developers Agree On Community Benefits
March 27, 2021
Aggie Square’s footprint would transform the South Sacramento neighborhoods near the UC Davis Medical Center. Some community advocates, however, want to see even more benefits for low-income and legacy residents in nearby Oak Park.
March 19, 2021
The recreational center, a safe haven for Black youth, fully equipped with a game room and a library of donated books, represents the Clark family’s continued fight for racial justice in the memory of Stephon.
March 16, 2021
This is the first time Sacramento has been out of the most-restrictive purple tier under the state's regional stay-at-home order since Nov. 10. San Joaquin and Yuba counties were also expected to move into the red tier, but did not.