Is CA Organic Waste Recycling a Failure?
According to one watchdog agency, California is “falling short” in its ambitious organic waste recycling efforts and may need to hit the pause button until state agencies and local governments can sort themselves out.
Neighborhood Favorite: Stand Up Kabob
A Persian restaurant at a Davis car dealership aims to support the Iranian women’s revolution
There are many clues that Stand Up Kabob, a Persian restaurant
literally welded onto the side of a used car dealership on the
outskirts of Davis, is no ordinary kebab shop.
Art Exposed: Betty Nelsen
On the art of how to look in the mirror
In revisiting her early self-portraits, Betty Nelsen has zeroed in on the strongest elements, cropping the drawings into pages that will go into a series of handmade books.
Share the Road
Can Sacramento become a safe, welcoming place for cyclists?
Despite a surge of cycling participation in the pandemic, focused spending on bike lanes, and geographical advantages, how is it that California’s capital is barely above average when it comes to bike infrastructure?
How to Communicate With Your Audience During Crises
Responding with empathy, action and clarity
In times of crisis, CEOs, business owners, government officials
and other public figures have a responsibility to effectively
convey important — and sometimes life-saving — information to the
public. Understanding how best to deliver that information could
make or break your reputation and your organization.
Business Book Review: Is Community the Last Great Marketing Strategy?
When community becomes your business brand
In his newest book entitled “Belonging to the Brand,” bestselling author and marketing guru Mark Schaefer asserts that the next — and last — great strategic marketing approach will be predicated on a healthy dose of community, connection and belonging.
A Japantown Jazz Star Comes Home
1936 film starring Sacramento-born singer Betty Inada is screened in Sacramento
Betty Inada, a Japanese American jazz singer born in Sacramento in 1913, sought fame in Japan in a time when American screens and stages had little space for Asian women.
Saving the Rain
Flooding our fields helps store water in belowground aquifers
California’s shrinking aquifers represent both an opportunity and a problem.
Drought and Deluge
Experts are racing to protect the Central Valley from a catastrophic flood
Unlike “The Big One” earthquake that is overdue along the San Andreas Fault, experts don’t have an ominous name for a flood of biblical proportions that is likely to inundate the Central Valley within the next 500 years.
Mangoes and Agave in the Central Valley?
California farmers try new crops to cope with climate change
Hustling to adapt, farmers around the state are experimenting with new, more sustainable crops and varieties bred to better tolerate drought, heat, humidity and other elements of the increasingly unruly climate.