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Ed Fletcher is a multimedia journalist, filmmaker and community leader who was born and raised in the Sacramento region. He attended Casa Roble High School in Orangevale before leaving to Louisiana to attend the historically black Southern University. In 2000, he returned as a staff writer at The Sacramento Bee. Ed's creative exploration has included performing improv and stand-up comedy, as well as attending the Burning Man counterculture festival annually. He's the president of Sacramento Valley Spark, a local nonprofit inspired by the 10 principles of Burning Man.
April 30, 2021
Two Sacramento attractions, the science and convention centers, underwent major renovations during the pandemic, but emerge ready to reopen.
April 28, 2021
The annual gathering, a major economic driver for Reno and Northern Nevada, won’t be happening in 2021. Burning Man organizers say they will focus on 2022.
April 23, 2021
While there was a strong uptick in affordable housing built in Sacramento during 2020, the city fell well below its one-year and eight-year state-issued targets.
April 13, 2021
The Sacramento History Museum has become a surprise hit on TikTok, bringing their historical printing presses to a modern audience.
April 6, 2021
The generation of green power from offshore wind turbines is set to see major gains under plans introduced by President Joe Biden, but as an industry expert explains, the path in California is more complicated.
February 25, 2021
The proposal would create a $1.6-million pilot program operating during weekdays from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. The plan faced strong opposition from area police chiefs, while advocates pushed for a 24/7 system.
February 23, 2021
While winds aren't expected to match what the city saw earlier this winter, officials are urging unhoused Sacramento residents to take advantage of a city parking garage for emergency shelter with warming centers closed after a COVID-19 outbreak.
‘We Really Want To Figure This Out.’ Sacramento City, County Government Divided In Struggle To Confront Homelessness Crisis
February 12, 2021
Advocates for Sacramento’s homeless residents say city and county officials failed to provide adequate emergency shelter before last month’s powerful storm. Only now are city officials taking more aggressive steps.
January 30, 2021
Calaveras County is the setting of the movie "First Date" premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.
January 8, 2021
But the violent breach of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump extremists in Washington D.C. raises difficult questions about whether the state building is vulnerable to a similar attack.