The sound of music
The Sacramento Youth Symphony inspires budding musicians
Though only 16, Audrey Shepherd is as poised and articulate as any 20-something. Her demeanor is that of a young professional; so is her skill as a principal bassoonist with the Sacramento Youth Symphony.
Shepherd’s talent has moved her along quickly, and so, she says, have the committed
Real Estate & Construction
Rent the American Dream
Sacramento millennials aren’t interested in mortgages
Brian Collins is a 26-year-old director of accounts at Sacramento-based mobile applications marketing firm Appency. He makes what he calls “decent money,” is putting lots of it into a 401(k) and has an eye on his financial future. And, like most people his age, he’s decided that buying a house is
The strategy behind the scientist
Marrone Bio Innovations CEO Pam Marrone on tech, gender, and her time with Monsanto and AgraQuest
Pam Marrone, 57, is the founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations. Launched in 2006, the Davis-based company develops and sells biologically derived products to kill pests and fertilize plants. She took her company public last summer with an IPO that netted $56.4 million. In 1995, she founded
The strategy of 3
Sponsored by 3fold Communications
Three is a magic number. Yes it is. It’s a magic number.
If you’re humming the lyrics to the iconic “Schoolhouse Rock” song, then you are either over 35, a Blind Melon-Head or already in tune with the Strategy of 3.
I’m not the first, last or even the third person to embrace, practice and write
Motherhood needn't stand in the way of promotions and pay raises
There’s a debate in workplaces about whether women who have children are subject to a professional disadvantage that other female co-workers don’t face. It’s called the motherhood penalty because mothers are said to be paid less, have fewer promotions, get smaller raises and be viewed as less
Architecture & Engineering
From the Elks Tower to the Maydestone
Why Sacramento developers love historic remodels
Burke Fathy isn’t sure whether the building that housed Sacramento’s first Police Department will be converted to offices or apartments, but, as the managing partner of Sutter Capitol Group, he is sure the original architectural elements will stay. From the marble staircase to the bullet holes,
How can Sacramento keep its millennials in the mix?
About a decade ago, as a financial analyst for Intel, I lived in the suburbs of Santa Clara and frequently traveled to Folsom. It was a good job, especially for a kid straight out of college — decent pay, strong company and the lure of glittering stock options.
So I left.
I knew Intel was the
Under one roof
Can rapid rehousing save local homeless families from Sacramento's streets and shelters
There is good news and bad news on the homelessness front. Despite a slight uptick between 2011 and 2013, overall homelessness in Sacramento County is on the decline. Yet, according to the most recent data, one of the most vulnerable demographics — homeless women and children — is rising steadily.
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Real Estate & Construction
Food Court Redux
Carmichael's Hillside Shopping Center set to get a miracle makeover
On Fair Oaks Boulevard, between El Camino Boulevard and Marconi Avenue sits the dormant and barely noticeable Hillside Shopping Center. Or what’s left of it. It’s ugly and old and is set back more than 300 feet from the street, partially blocked by a boxy Walgreen’s and an aging Waffle Barn. In its
Help at the Top
Nonprofit Sacramento Entrepreneurs’ Organization gives local business a leg up
Every entrepreneur knows that it’s lonely at the top. Jeff Smith is no exception. Smith co-founded two technology companies, Taborda Solutions and Pondera Solutions, and continues to run them with co-founder and partner Jon Coss. While he had acquired plenty of experience in sales within the
Nonprofits & Philanthropy
The learned philanthropist
Academic programs for philanthropists and nonprofit leaders are emerging nationwide
After two decades of working in the nonprofit industry, Robin Chronister, an executive assistant for Mother Lode Rehabilitation in Placerville, noticed a gradual but clear change in the nonprofit sector. Due to the struggling economy, donors had less money to give but were demanding greater
Nonprofits & Philanthropy
Words of art
Shabby neighborhoods are being brought to life with public art
Public art is about more than intricate town square sculptures or decorative murals that mask the walls of blight. At its best, public art doesn’t simply beautify a space, it engages a community by reflecting and helping to define the environment around it.
The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts
At Mighty Tavern, English emerges where the French once stood
The woman on the other end of the line, a long-time patron of the now-shuttered La Boheme restaurant, said she wouldn’t be able to dine at Mighty Tavern. Her church didn’t allow its members to go into bars.
Joan Reid Lapuyade hung up the phone, realizing that her new restaurant, which has settled
Acuity with John Wheat
John Wheat, 63, was named director of airports for the Sacramento County Airport System in April, 2013. He has been in the airport business for 30 years, including stints in Salt Lake City, Utah; and Tampa and Panama City, Fla. As system director, Wheat oversees the operation and maintenance of
Hurts so good
Men make up 16 percent of the yoga population but account for 70 percent of yoga-related nerve damage. Why so twisted?
I’ve always snickered at yoga. It just seemed ridiculous. Like a certain generation of men, I’ve long had a knee-jerk, irrational aversion to the practice.
In my book, “Maxims of Manhood,” a tongue-in-cheek etiquette manual, I included Maxim 36: “You don’t trust this ‘yoga.’” My opinion had no