Northern California Reporter
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.
January 14, 2022
With the omicron surge throughout California and Sacramento ongoing, UCSF professor Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo talks about how she’s navigating the surge, including how she’s evaluating everyday activities.
Sacramento City schools superintendent discusses district response to COVID-19 surge, update on vaccine mandate
January 6, 2022
SCUSD Superintendent Jorge Aguilar said the district will soon discuss whether to extend the Jan. 31 vaccine mandate deadline, and that the district continues to struggle with staffing shortages as cases continue to rise locally.
Here's how Sacramento County schools are handling COVID-19 testing and precautions as students return
January 4, 2022
With limited testing supplies and thousands of students returning from winter break amid a record-breaking COVID-19 surge, here's what Sacramento County schools are trying to do to prevent the spread of the virus.
December 22, 2021
Advocates honored over 50 more people than at last year’s event while calling for permanent housing, saying many of the deaths were preventable.
December 16, 2021
There are currently six COVID-19 cases associated with the outbreak, including five students at River City High School. On-campus testing is being offered to students and staff at the high school Thursday and Friday, before winter break begins.
Sacramento’s mayor wanted to stop towing homeless people’s shelter vehicles. City Council rejected that plan.
December 16, 2021
A divided City Council did not support Mayor Darrell’s Steinberg’s resolution that would prevent the city from moving vehicles used by homeless people as shelter if they had nowhere else to relocate.
December 9, 2021
While no cases have been reported in Sacramento County, the variant has been detected in county wastewater; Yolo and Sacramento County Public Health departments urges vaccination and masking amid uptick in cases from Thanksgiving travel.
Increasing access to food assistance and locally-grown produce in the Sacramento region could be key to improving food system, new report says
December 6, 2021
The 2021 Sacramento Region Food System Action Plan outlines recommendations for the infrastructure and funding changes needed to offer more equitable, healthy and accessible food for people living in the Sacramento region.
December 1, 2021
The Sacramento City Unified School District is requiring staff and students 12 and older to show proof of vaccination by Nov. 30. Here's more on who the mandate covers, how to submit a status or get an exemption and what happens next.
November 29, 2021
Rudin, former president of the California League of Women’s Voters, was the city’s third female council member and its first elected mayor, serving as a staunch advocate for women’s and LGBTQ rights.