Sacramento is home. It always has been, and it always will be. Having lived here most of my life, I recognize Sacramento is a place where people hold a variety of opinions, live amid a rich environmental landscape and are part of diverse communities.
But like most of the country, Sacramento is also steeped in structural and societal inequities that disproportionately affect people of color and poorer communities.
As CapRadio’s news editor, it’s my job to help our reporters develop stories with the context and understanding of Sacramento´s history and the many experiences of the people who live here.
Sacramento is yours as much as mine, so if you have any questions or suggestions on how CapRadio should report on what´s happening, let me know.
January 13, 2022
As of Jan. 13, 76 people at the county’s main jail have the virus, and another 48 are positive at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center in Elk Grove.
January 5, 2022
The extended mask mandate for indoor public spaces comes as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge due to the omicron variant, putting a strain on an already overstretched hospital system. The masking requirements were set to end Jan. 15.
January 4, 2022
Oak Park lost nearly one-fourth of all Black residents in a decade. And with massive changes on the horizon, current and former residents wonder if Black residents will stay much longer.
December 16, 2021
The new map would make major changes to City Council boundaries for the next decade. The finalized map will take effect immediately. Registered voters in Sacramento have a 30-day window to challenge it in court.
December 13, 2021
After the omicron variant was first identified in the state Dec. 1, California health officials have released new requirements to slow the spread of COVID-19.
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 1, 2021
The first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 was found in California, state health officials confirm.
November 11, 2021
Sacramento’s redistricting commission is in the process of redrawing City Council districts, something that happens across the country every decade following the results of the decennial U.S. census.
October 26, 2021
Sacramento city and county opened emergency shelters. But many unhoused residents say they’re not easy to access — and some didn’t know about the dangerous storm.
An elderly Oak Park woman’s longtime home might be sold due to unfinished construction. She’s fighting to keep it.
October 20, 2021
Wanda Clark says a contractor took off with her money before renovating her home. Years later, the house remains unfinished, city fines have piled up and the courts want to sell it.