Sightings & Happenings Around Town

St. HOPE’s Dual Approach in Oak Park Can Be a Model for Other Nonprofits

Cities across the country struggle with how to revitalize historically disenfranchised neighborhoods. An interesting and successful model — using public education, economic development and self-empowerment to drive change — has had a profound impact on a local underserved community.

Jun 14, 2019 Jake Mossawir

Nash & Proper Puts a Sacramento Spin on Nashville Hot Chicken

A “sammich” from the Nash & Proper food truck is not merely a sandwich; it’s a feat of engineering. There’s intent behind every stratum of the structure, from the coarse-cut slaw that props up the top bun to the pickles laid carefully on the bottom so they hit your tongue first.

Jun 5, 2019 Jennifer Fergesen

Startup of the Month: Foodnome

Home cooking loves company

For Akshay Prabhu, nothing ties a meal together like community. His Davis-based startup, Foodnome, reflects that philosophy, turning regular homes into restaurants the way Uber turned regular cars into taxis.

Jun 3, 2019 Russell Nichols

The Long Road to Reinvention

Life can take unexpected twists and turns. Five years ago, I was firmly established with a very prominent Sacramento company, and in a long-term marriage, fortunate to have four children and four grandchildren.

Two life-changing events led to my arrival at Comstock’s magazine as managing editor in late March.

May 30, 2019 Tom Couzens