The Central Valley is something that is incredibly personal to me. Having grown up, studied and worked in the valley, I’ve learned that there are stories in every corner of every city here: stories about intergenerational organizing, environmental (in)justice and the labor that feeds much of California, among others. I see journalism as a tool for record-keeping and nuancing “stereotypical” or “sensational” narratives. I want to see media act less transactionally, meet people where they are and ground my reporting in a deep understanding of regional context. Through being in the valley, which lies at the core of Northern California, I’ve learned a little bit about that context — but I am always learning more, and your stories play a huge role in that. As CapRadio’s Northern California reporter, I operate from an understanding of the breadth of perspectives here and the societal and structural inequities between the communities within the region. I’m particularly passionate about covering stories about groups of people that have been disempowered by current social structures.If there’s something I should be covering about Northern California — whether a topic or a specific story — let me know! This region is one we share.
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January 20, 2023
Michael Ganchenko, who has owned Kingdom Tree Service for seven years, said he received at least 5 times more calls for service during the inclement weather than expected for early January.
January 10, 2023
There have been over 1,000 reports of downed trees in the city of Sacramento since the New Year’s Day storm; some have also taken power lines with them.
January 4, 2023
In light of possible outages, CapRadio has compiled a list of local charging zones and warming shelters opened by Sacramento-area cities and counties.
January 3, 2023
A powerful series of winter storms has pummeled Northern California since New Year's weekend — but the inclement weather isn't finished. Here's what you need to know to stay safe during flooding, blustery winds and potential power outages.
December 28, 2022
With continued rain in Sacramento’s forecast, city and county officials have activated severe weather response programs to help those seeking relief from cold, wet weather.
December 27, 2022
A majority of union members voted to approve the tentative agreements, union leaders announced Dec. 23. Though the strike is ending, there remains some concern and contention over the approved contracts.
From aspiring to end prison pipelines to wage increases and reproductive-rights protections, these new laws will affect change in the Golden State.
December 19, 2022
Health experts share tips on how to keep yourself and your family healthy, so if you choose to gather to celebrate, virus is less likely to join you.
December 8, 2022
The Elk Grove local coffeehouse and bookstore has made itself a hub for local business partnerships, community conversations and events celebrating diversity and identity. It has a line-up of anniversary events this weekend.
December 7, 2022
Finals week is upon University of California campuses, and as bargaining continues, thousands of grades look to remain unsubmitted. Here’s what that means for students and the strike’s future.