Sightings & Happenings Around Town

Getting Food Stamps to California’s Poor a Challenge

Pressure is increasing on counties to sign up more people for food stamps since the state’s participation rate is one of the lowest in the nation. But greater enrollment may require more money or more state intervention.

Sep 3, 2019 Jackie Botts & Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado

A Split-Roll Property Tax Measure Is Bad for Business

Next year, voters will be asked to amend Prop. 13 through a ballot measure that will upset more than 40 years of that steadiness and a “no surprises” business environment. It’s a tax hit businesses can’t afford, especially in an economy with flat consumer spending and trade tariffs.

Sep 3, 2019 Winnie Comstock-Carlson

Biba Was a Star in Sacramento’s Restaurant Scene

She was the owner and host of Biba, the guiding force behind the menu, and, in those roles, she was everybody’s favorite Italian mamma. Free of gimmicks and trends, Biba was not trying to be edgy or innovative. The kitchen did things the right way — use excellent ingredients and classic technique while paying attention to all the little things from start to finish.

Aug 30, 2019 Blair Anthony Robertson

California’s Tourism Industry Could Be a Boon for Local Communities

California continues to surf a huge economic wave with year-after-year tourism growth, generating more than $140 billion for the state last year and supporting the livelihoods of millions of residents. But as any big wave surfer knows, the thrill of success also comes with perils, and in the case of tourism, the situation can get gnarly fast. 

Aug 29, 2019 Costas Christ & Caroline Beteta

How to Become a Coach-Style Leader

A good leader is someone whose people are productive, innovative and excited to be part of the team. How does an employee — particularly one new to a leadership role — develop the skills to create and manage such a team?

Aug 28, 2019 Cami McLaren