Dakota Morlan is assistant editor for Comstock’s magazine and former editor for the Calaveras Enterprise, a newsweekly in the Mother Lode region. Read more on Medium and her website, dakotamorlan.com. On Twitter @DakotaNMorlan.
The Mayfield siblings grew up in the charmed nautical world of their father’s imagination. At the Sub Sea Systems workshop in Diamond Springs, power tools whir as two generations work side by side to build custom submersibles that resemble something out of a Jules Verne novel.
Will generative AI replace journalists? Many of those in the business think so, if preventative measures are not taken. Others say it’s a tool for brainstorming and increased productivity.
For Nathan Langley, entrepreneurship has meant integrating his drive to save lives with his passion for innovation and sales, and the synthesis has helped him succeed. “Everybody is different, and their experiences are different, but I would find it much more difficult to have overcome some of the challenges that we’ve faced over the years if it wasn’t something I believed in,” he says.
Using AI, criminals can be craftier, more convincing, and nearly impossible to detect — even for the otherwise tech-savvy.
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.
The most recent election for West Sacramento City Council has marked a move toward equity — particularly when it comes to female representation. For the first time in history, West Sacramento has an all-female city council and mayor, who are also all women of color.
First responders and law enforcement in the semi-rural county are working with limited resources to respond to the multi-layered drug problem.
New legislation may change how businesses, big and small, draft
job postings and how they report pay data to the state — and
ACES Waste Services’ roots are in San Francisco, where the
co-owners’ ancestor started a waste collection company called the
Scavengers Protective Association. Today, the Amador County-based
company gives back to the community.
Before most people had fully realized the gravity of COVID-19,
Kevin McAllister, executive director of Meals on Wheels, was
already stocking up on supplies for the program. His preparedness
Amber Hoiska is breaking the glass ceiling of the male-dominated
roofing industry, and she wants more women to seize
the opportunities with her.
As director of the California Department of Cannabis Control, Nicole Elliot leads 400 employees through what is essentially a testing ground for future legislation. She describes her regulatory work in the new industry as “a massive social experiment.”
Amador County food trucks are expanding the meaning of fast
food by combining seasonality, convenience and relationships
PODCAST: As remote work continues to be normalized within the technology industry, techies are migrating to the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California.
As remote work continues to be normalized within the technology industry, techies are migrating to the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California. Several local tech entrepreneurs share their successes and hurdles.
Amador County businesses are bouncing back, but anxieties linger.