How unhoused residents are navigating the series of winter storms in Sacramento. How the Hoopa Valley Tribe is overcoming the digital divide. Why restaurants are turning to “ghost kitchens.”
Unhoused during winter storms
It has rained every single day so far this year, and flooding coupled with strong winds has caused destruction and dangerous conditions with a heavier hand on those without stable housing or reliable shelter. Since the New Year, the series of storms have proved deadly across Northern California, that tragically continued over the weekend the Sacramento County Coroner confirmed two unhoused people died during the weekend storm. However, an official cause is pending, and both were found with trees on top of their tents. Emergency warming centers are available for those experiencing homelessness, but that doesn’t necessarily mean people who need them know about them, can get to them, or feel comfortable staying in them. CapRadio Reporter Chris Nichols shares his reporting on how unhoused residents are navigating the series of winter storms in Sacramento.
Hoopa Valley Tribe and the digital divide
Linnea Jackson, General Manager of the Hoopa Valley Tribe's Public Utilities discusses the challenges of creating internet services for California’s largest Indian Reservation. Adam Echelman, equity reporter at the Modesto Bee, and fellow with the Benton Institute for Broadband joins Insight to discuss the Digital Divide and how the Hoopa Valley Tribe faces exacerbated issues with limited internet access.
Restaurants are still getting their footing following the early months of the pandemic. From supply chain and staffing shortages, many restaurants are not open full capacity for traditional “dine in”. Coupled with delivery apps growing in popularity / the words “pivot” and “new normal” still apply to the industry. Which leads me to “ghost kitchens” which are seen as a solution to adapting to new challenges and needs. Facilities like “Maker Kitchens” in Midtown / and “The Line” near Sacramento State / have developed as ways for entrepreneurs to serve Sacramento with lower overhead costs. Joining us to talk about “ghost kitchens” is Kimio Bazett who co-owns “Hook and Ladder” and “The Golden Bear”, as well as Scott Kingston with “Turton Commercial Real Estate.”