Sightings & Happenings Around Town

Startup of the Month: The Makers Place

A family home for work-from-home parents

As a leadership educator and coach working from home, Leslie Bosserman had a tough time being fully present with both her first child and her clients. Eight months into her second pregnancy, she came up with the idea for The Makers Place, a Sacramento-based coworking space customized for families.

Jul 2, 2019 Russell Nichols

Still Going Strong: Catching Up with Phil Angelides

In the 1989 cover story, “Phil’s Fresh Perspective,” Phil Angelides talked about the Southern Pacific railyards project in downtown Sacramento and a proposed 800-acre “pedestrian-pocket” village that would become Laguna West. He’s pictured on the cover at the historic rail station on I Street in downtown Sacramento.

Jul 1, 2019 Tom Couzens

30 Years of Newsmakers: Part 1 (1989-1997)

As Comstock’s celebrates its 30th anniversary, we take a look back at our most-memorable covers. This is the first of a four-part series published Mondays. 

Jul 1, 2019 Tom Couzens, Allison Joy & Sena Christian

The Comstock Name Has a Long and Storied History

The July issue of our magazine has a very recognizable name across its masthead. Launching and publishing a magazine is not an easy quest, so I smile as I think that 30 years have passed. This month’s issue is the 360th edition of Comstock’s

Jun 26, 2019 Winnie Comstock-Carlson

New Budget Boosts Health Coverage For Low-Income Californians

Ann Manganello survives entirely off her Social Security stipend: $1,391 a month.

That doesn’t amount to much in the pricey desert enclave of Palm Springs, Calif. — especially for someone who contends with a host of expensive medical problems, including a blood vessel disorder, complications from a recent stroke and frequent bouts of colitis.

Jun 25, 2019 Ana B. Ibarra, California Healthline

5 Strategies Leaders Use to Sustain a Great Workplace Culture

Unemployment rates in Sacramento and across America are at historic lows. The competition for talent is fierce, because great people are the lifeblood of every successful enterprise. There is no more important role for leaders than that of a teambuilder.

Jun 25, 2019 Jeff Randle

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Continue to Shape California’s Economy

Immigrants take big risks coming to California. When they get here, many decide to take another risk: launching their own company.

Immigrants are actually more likely to start a business than people born here. California consistently ranks as one of the states most reliant on immigrants for new business creation.

Jun 24, 2019 David Wagner, KPCC

In the Making: Fit for a Spin

While working in a bike shop in the early 1980s, Steve Rex was introduced to custom small-scale bikes.

Using his bachelor’s degree in economics was going to have to wait — Rex wanted to become a frame builder. 

Jun 24, 2019 Sena Christian