More Than 12,000 Californians Are Getting Cash From Guaranteed Income Experiments
Four years after Stockton conducted a nationally watched experiment, giving 125 households $500 a month with no strings attached, dozens of programs throughout California are testing the idea of a guaranteed income.
It’s All About the Mead
New Penn Valley establishment fills a niche
Nevada County Mead Company is one of the few places in the Capital Region that produces and serves mead, which the ancient Greeks called “nectar of the gods.”
Trust the Sushi Chef
Local chefs bring high-end omakase tradition to the Capital Region
From Japanese, omakase translates roughly to “I leave it up to you.” It is a covenant in which the diner cedes all decision-making power to the chef.
The Way We Work: Stan Van Vleck
A glimpse into the daily life of Stan Van Vleck, attorney and owner of Van Vleck Ranch
Stan Van Vleck is head of the 12,000 acre Van Vleck ranch, a family business that dates back to 1856.
The Back Story: McGeorge School of Law
The truth and folklore behind Sacramento’s biggest law school
Prof. Michael Hunter Schwartz recounts stories about some big names that passed through McGeorge School of Law.
Sacramento’s Black Entrepreneurial History
African American entrepreneurs played a key role in the evolution of Sacramento’s business community
Despite having faced enormous challenges tied to our nation’s racial struggles, Black entrepreneurs have had a profoundly significant impact on the area’s historical, economic, and cultural trajectory.
Perspective: California’s Long and Complicated History With Water
The battle for more water has been fought for decades with no solutions
From 19th century battles between farmers and hydraulic gold miners over debris polluting rivers to 21st-century political duels over spawning salmon, Californians have squabbled incessantly over how water should be captured, allocated, conveyed and priced.
Yuba County Struggles to Deal With High Opioid Rate
Resources are strapped when a smaller county gets hit by the fentanyl crisis
First responders and law enforcement in the semi-rural county are working with limited resources to respond to the multi-layered drug problem.
The Deepest Sorrow
Parents who lost children to fentanyl were blindsided by the drug
Fake pills loaded with deadly fentanyl are leading to fatal overdoses among adults and kids in our region and our nation. How is the drug being illegally manufactured, and what should parents and teens know?
Special Report: Fighting Fentanyl
Public health officials, lawmakers and law enforcement are fighting back against the highly-potent drug crisis in the Capital Region
The problem has been a sharp rise in the availability of illicit fentanyl, or fake pills, which has shown up in other drugs. The crisis comes when a user doesn’t know the pill they are taking is laced with a deadly dose of fentanyl.