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

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. He took machining and welding courses at Sacramento City College to learn the trade and made his first frame in 1987. He opened the Rex Cycles storefront in Sacramento in 1991, which he ran until retiring as a shopkeeper last year. He now makes frames out of his home workshop.

Jun 24, 2019 Sena Christian
From left: Jessie Jones and John Morris Ross IV originally opened their comedy club to serve as a live studio for their podcast.

Duo Takes a Stab at Comedy With Intimate Venue

Stab is not the type of club with a two-drink minimum or will-call window. It’s a club built by comics, for comics. It’s part of a larger trend in the Sacramento comedy scene where shows are increasingly being held on non-traditional stages.

Jun 19, 2019 Luis Gael Jimenez

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