Sightings & Happenings Around Town

Gig Companies Beg for Relief from Pro-Labor Supreme Court Ruling

State and federal labor laws give employees a wide range of worker protections, from overtime pay and minimum wages to the right to unionize. But those rights don’t extend to independent contractors, whose ranks have grown dramatically in the gig economy.

Sep 4, 2018 By Antoinette Siu

Isleton’s Origins

Isleton dates back to 1874 when Josiah Pool established the town in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and constructed a wharf for steamboats that stopped twice daily on routes between San Francisco, Sacramento and Marysville. Meanwhile, Chinese laborers built the levee system that transformed the Delta’s peat soil into fertile farmland.

Sep 4, 2018 Sena Christian

Stockton Believes a Cal State Could Seal its Comeback

Once known mainly as a bankruptcy-stricken foreclosure capital with high crime rates, Stockton today is drawing national attention for its millennial mayor, Michael Tubbs, and his experiments with universal basic income and avant-garde violence-prevention policies.

Aug 24, 2018 Felicia Mello

Why Businesses Should Care About Energy Efficiency

The Sacramento area economy continues to grow, thriving in the wake of the Great Recession 10 years ago with new and existing business expansion. With that growth comes new opportunities, as well as some challenges for our community.

Aug 20, 2018 Steve Oliver

McClellan Innovation Center Debuts Rebranded Coworking Space

Members of the McClellan Innovation Center, located on the former McClellan Air Force Base just outside North Highlands, won’t find complimentary massages or kombucha on tap, as one might find at a hip coworking space in an urban setting.

Aug 16, 2018 Jordan Venema

Who Are We, Anyway?

How to leverage personality tests for team building

There’s a lot of controversy about team-building exercises in the corporate world. Do they really boost morale? Does rappelling down a cliff actually build trust that translates into a more productive accounting office? Is retreating worth the time and expense?

Aug 15, 2018 Jessica Kriegel