Zack Quaintance has more than a decade of experience working in the media. His writing has appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Dallas Morning News and the Austin American-Statesman. He lives in Northern California. Follow him on Twitter @zackquaintance.
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Meet Sac State’s New Dean of Business
William Cordeiro, the new dean of Sacramento State’s College of Business Administration, brings with him a unique accomplishment: He helped start a college campus.
California Launches Online Directory of Business Incentives
Government entities can upload information on new portal designed to spur economic development
Businesses in California now have a new centralized directory with which to find information about relevant state and local incentives.
Feeding the Family Legacy
General Produce has been meeting demands throughout the region for generations
General Produce, a third generation family business, has been feeding the region for over eight decades.
UC Davis Beta Lab Studies ‘Maker Movement’ in Youth
Research project with mobile lab evaluates how students learn STEM
The Maker Movement is, simply put, an initiative that engages students through projects they like — sewing for fashion, using a 3-D printer — before subsequently integrating traditional academic learning. But Maker Movement is more than a return to the old.
Stockton Awarded $1 Million Grant to Study Guaranteed Basic Income
Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Mayor Michael Tubbs seeks to spread awareness
Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs and the Reinvent South Stockton Coalition have won a $1 million foundational grant designed to help demonstrate the benefits of a guaranteed basic income.
Mixed-Income Apartment Project Coming to Downtown Stockton
Developers plan to turn 12-story Medico-Dental Building into a haven for artists
The Medico-Dental Building in Stockton, one of the city’s defining structures since it was built roughly 90 years ago, is about to undergo a rebirth as mixed-income apartment housing with retail on the ground level and a theme designed to attract artists.
At Home in the Kitchen
Husband and wife team give Sacramento a taste of the South
As Sacramento undergoes a culinary renaissance, family-owned restaurants like South have become foundational to the city’s rejuvenated character. For the restaurant’s owners, however, running a business with family can be both a great blessing and a major headache.
Sac State’s New Tool to Improve 4-Year Enrollment Rates
Tech platform helps students plan ahead, view financial aid implications
Studies show that students who graduate in four years see financial benefits, both by paying less tuition and being faster to boost their income by getting a better job, and they also tend to have higher GPAs.
New Business Association Coming to the Sacramento Region
Local store owner plans to establish an Indian Chamber of Commerce
Ro Nayyar grew up in Roseville, a first generation American born to immigrant parents from India who owned a liquor store and emphasized the value of pursuing higher education.
Next Stop: Nixtaco
Leaving a career in international finance, Roseville man opens taqueria inspired by his Mexican roots
Patricio Wise spent more than a decade climbing the ladder in international finance, and he attributes his success to hard work and a belief in scientific methods. Last year, though, he started working with a different kind of formula: recipes, to be exact. He opened Nixtaco, a taqueria and craft beer spot on Cirby Way in Roseville, fully-equipped with a menu of cuisine inspired by his native Monterrey.
Students Design Cutting-Edge Solar Home
Two-year process by UCD students to construct house culminates with national competition this fall
Students at UC Davis are building a house. Not just any house, but a solar-powered house, one with the potential to be as affordable as it is innovative and, above all, energy efficient.
Turning Toward the River
The waterfronts of Sacramento and West Sacramento are prime candidates for development projects
Because the current generation of young adults and professionals prefer urban lifestyles to the spacious lawns and ample suburban backyards of their predecessors, Tuttle says the Sacramento region has an unprecedented opportunity to turn its riverfront into a tie between the two cities.
Cyber Security Consultant Works to Realize Musical Dreams
Sacramento women pair up to release pop song album
Arlene Mordeno is a cyber security consultant by trade, who has also written a pair of pop songs that became major hits in international markets. Mina Alali is a 19-year-old musician from Davis, a precocious singer who organized and managed a girl group that performed the national anthem at Sacramento Kings games when she was only in junior high school.
How a Campus Shelter Might Combat Homelessness
Placer Rescue Mission aims to build campus as a one-stop-shop of services for homeless people
To combat homelessness in Placer County, a new nonprofit organization is working to build a campus-model homeless shelter, also known as a one-stop-shop, to make services more accessible by consolidating them into one place with the ultimate goal of reducing chronic homelessness.