Hooked on Fishing, Not on Violence
A reformed drug dealer mentors youth through fishing, music and willingness to listen
Poole takes boys and young men ages 5-24 from Sacramento out every Saturday morning not only to fish but to be mentored. He calls it “healing by the water.”
Capital Region movie theaters struggled through the pandemic — but a few are thriving
We spoke to two Capital Region theaters with long histories that managed to ride out the pandemic.
No Room for Hate
How the pandemic coupled with anti-Asian hate is affecting businesses in the Capital Region
As the pandemic forced businesses across the Capital Region and the country to shut down, there has been an uptick in reports of anti-Asian racism and violence.
Go Outside to Survive
How some businesses in the Capital Region have adapted to operate outdoors in order to stay open
Moving services outside has been a lifesaver for some businesses that would have otherwise had to shut down.
Creating an Impact
Meet some of Sacramento’s advocates working to help others in the community
Comstock’s spoke with five people on the frontlines of making positive change in Sacramento.
Hear Me Out
Voice-over work has been one of the few opportunities for actors during the pandemic but not without challenges for the industry
While the quiet isolation of the coronavirus pandemic isn’t ideal for some, it’s the ideal condition for voice-over actors working from home.
What to Sustainably Wear
Small local clothing companies rethink sourcing of materials for sustainability
Bikini tops made from inflatable vinyl chairs and chain harnesses made with floppy disks aren’t items that department stores typically sell, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be fashionable.
Appetite for Equity
Black-owned restaurants rely on community support to endure the pandemic and racial inequity
The community has begun to increase its support of Black-owned restaurants due to the heightened awareness of the inequities Black businesses face, but will it last?
Two Million in Five Years
National and local initiatives to increase the rate of Black homeownership aim to narrow the wealth gap
The rate of Black homeownership in the United States is the lowest among all racial groups. Local real estate agents are working with a national organization to help close the gap.
A Healing System
Jahmal Miller of CommonSpirit Health talks about the pandemic and health care inequity
Miller runs a department at CommonSpirit that is responsible for equity initiatives, including race and ethnicity data collection pertaining to COVID-19 and how to better serve communities.