Ashley Hayes-Stone is a freelance photographer and writer whose work has been published in Sacramento News & Review, The Sacramento Bee, and the Fort Bragg Advocate-News. She covers sports, music, arts and news. Online at ashgstone838d.myportfolio.com/work.
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The Bright Side: Shelter From the Firestorm
Wag Hotels, a chain of companion-animal boarding facilities, decided to offer a free week of board for cats and dogs at its nine locations across Northern and Southern California in response to the LNU Lightning Complex fire that began in August.
The Bright Side: Down to Earth
Sacramento Edible Yards, a father-and-son organic-gardening
business, helps people learn how to grow their own food at
The Bright Side: A Sweet Heart
On National Doughnut Day, the Sacramento doughnut shop Sweet Dozen ran a special to support the Black Youth Leadership Project.
The Harvest’s Worth
The agricultural industry in Solano County is big business locally and globally
Sean Favero wipes beads of sweat from his brow as he drives his tractor and attached hay baler in a field at his farm in Dixon. The machine gathers dried alfalfa, forms it into squares and catapults them into a wagon behind the baler.
Photo Essay: The Arts in Isolation
How Sacramento-area artists and art businesses are creating content and engaging with the community during the pandemic
Many organizations and artists around the Capital Region, including dancers, musicians and comedians, are getting creative with technology to continue sharing their work.