Race and Equity Reporter
Sacramento has long been a hub for immigrants, and the city is one of the state’s most diverse. In many ways, immigrants and people of color have shaped the Sacramento that we live in today. But at the same time, these communities also tend to be areas of disinvestment and ones that are often on the frontlines of gentrification. They’re often overlooked by not just government, but also media.
As CapRadio’s Race and Equity reporter, I focus on reporting on racial inequity in Sacramento and the way in which policy unequally impacts historically underserved communities. As a child of immigrants, I feel particularly passionate about giving voice to these issues.
I’d like to hear from you: What stories around these communities do you think we haven’t told yet?
Let me know below.
Interview: Incoming Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester on being the first woman to run the department
December 16, 2021
Kathy Lester will be Sacramento's first female police chief when Daniel Hahn retires later this year. She said she plans to continue Hahn's work, but will also head a department that is mostly white and has been accused of racial bias.
Sacramento will require government meetings to begin with recognition of Indigenous and tribal land rights
December 14, 2021
This recognition of all tribes that have inhabited the Sacramento city region was approved by City Council Dec. 14.
December 10, 2021
Kathy Lester, a 27-year veteran of the department, will take over for Chief Daniel Hahn, the city’s first Black police chief who announced his retirement in the summer.
December 9, 2021
The task force heard from experts about how the building of state highways and investment in certain forms of transportation have disproportionately hurt African Americans in California.
November 29, 2021
For decades, the mile-long, one-way-in-one-way-out Detroit Boulevard in Meadowview has been split and represented by two City Council members.
A Black family says California took their land decades ago. Now, a state reparations task force is exploring the issue.
November 1, 2021
The Burgess family is currently seeking the return of land they say once belonged to their great-great grandfather. It’s part of the discussion in California over reparations to Black residents.
Hmong residents connect at Sacramento’s community gardens, but want more city support to grow more food
October 6, 2021
A new survey by CapRadio and Valley Vision Sacramentans of color were most likely to want a community garden, but least likely to be able to access one.
Orangevale Resident Nakia Porter Says Solano County Deputies Knocked Her Unconscious. She's Now Filed Federal Charges.
September 16, 2021
A federal lawsuit was filed last month, and now the Sacramento NAACP and others are asking Attorney General Rob Bonta to look into the sheriff’s deputies involved.
September 14, 2021
Voters across the Sacramento region shared their thoughts as they went to drop off ballots or cast their vote in the 2021 gubernatorial recall election.
Latinos in Woodland Were Hit Hard During The Pandemic. Here’s What They’re Thinking About The Recall.
September 12, 2021
The Latino community in Woodland carry the experience of significant job loss, illnesses and deaths due to the pandemic into California’s gubernatorial recall election.