Sightings & Happenings Around Town

Poizner’s Independent Run Has a Red Tint

Insurance commissioner candidate Steve Poizner is shunning partisanship in his bid to become the first no-party-preference candidate to win statewide office in California. But to pay for his campaign, the former Republican has turned to people he knows best when it comes to raising money: Republicans.

Oct 23, 2018 By Dan Morain

What’s Behind All Those Dmv Voter-Registration Snafus?

The DMV gave the public a series of piecemeal explanations as it acknowledged making more than 100,000 errors in recent months in registering Californians to vote. Software problems, it said in May. Human errors from toggling between computer windows, it said in September. Data entry mistakes that were corrected but never saved, it said this month.

Oct 19, 2018 By Laurel Rosenhall

In the Cards

Gregory Perkins of African American Expressions grew a nationally-renowned card business from humble Sacramento roots

In 1991, Gregory Perkins was a Sacramento corrections officer struck by a calling to make a difference. He realized that most greeting cards lacked representation of the African American community. Perkins worked with his cousin, an artist, to develop three Afrocentric greeting card designs in an effort to create what he calls an “uplifting product that African Americans can take pride in.”

Oct 19, 2018 Eva Roethler

Buzzwords: Paradigm Shift

When the usual model of thinking about or doing something is replaced by a new and different model.

Oct 18, 2018 Eva Roethler

Close to Home

League of California Cities Executive Director Carolyn Coleman on pensions, affordable housing and the value of local control

While most people get caught up in the high-profile workings of Sacramento or Washington D.C., the issues that impact their daily lives are actually hashed out most often at the local level. Comstock’s sat down with League of California Cities Executive Director Carolyn Coleman, one of the state’s fiercest advocates for the power of local control.

Oct 15, 2018 Rich Ehisen

Disaster Contractor Gives Big Money to California Dems

A Florida-based company accused of botching the clean-up after last year’s devastating fires in Santa Rosa has jumped into California politics, writing big checks to Gavin Newsom’s gubernatorial campaign and the California Democratic Party.

Oct 12, 2018 By Laurel Rosenhall

How to Have Hard Conversations in Family Business

Here are six tips to help family businesses have hard conversations in the workplace without taking things personally (although they can be applied to all types of businesses).

Oct 12, 2018 Kevin McCarthy

Leadership Gene

It’s not just budding entrepreneurs benefitting from early exposure to the world of business.

Oct 9, 2018 Torey Van Oot