Sightings & Happenings Around Town

Startup of the Month: IndiPUB

Self-publishing with a twist

The first book Amy Altstatt wrote was about a little girl in a world in which color represents what one wants to be when grown up. The girl tries different colors to see which one suits her, but none feels  right. Then she cries, and, in her rainbow tears, she realizes all the colors are part of her.

May 2, 2019 Russell Nichols

How the Arts Can Help Bring Change

As they say, timing is everything. I’m writing this on the one-year anniversary of the death of Stephon Clark, an unarmed African American man who was shot by two Sacramento police officers in his grandmother’s backyard.

May 1, 2019 Stacey Shelnut-Hendrick

Transcontinental Railroad Turns 150

The construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad was one of the greatest engineering feats in American history, one whose ramifications are felt to this day. The six-year project involved two competing railroad companies laying nearly 1,800 miles of track across the continent, linking west with east.

Apr 29, 2019 Allen Pierleoni