Zahra Ammar is one of five moderators of Contemporary Quilling, a growing global network of serious papercrafters, created as a reaction to the traditional Quilling Guild, which upholds strict guidelines based on the craft’s historic origins. Comstock’s recently spoke with Ammar about leading a papercraft rebellion, and what drives this Capital Region artist.
The infomercial world is full of goods that will purportedly forever alter the way you mop, do your laundry, cook eggs, exercise and listen to music.
But are those products truly revolutionary? More importantly, can a product or service truly be revolutionary at all?
Ellen Hanak, director of the Water Policy Center at the Public Policy Institute of California offers her insight into California water management.
Connectivity between the capital city and one of the leading research universities in the nation is an obvious essential ingredient if our region’s diverse set of assets are to be leveraged collectively. This is particularly relevant as UC Davis and the City of Sacramento work together to provide the jobs and lifestyle amenities more likely to keep university graduates in the region.
Gordon Fowler, CEO of marketing/design/advertising company 3Fold Communications; and Tania Fowler, business coach and founder of Interplay Coaching, discuss how to talk about your weaknesses in the interview process.
A client recently threatened to quit working with us after seeing politically-charged posts she deemed offensive on one of my account manager’s social media accounts. I’ve asked the employee not to let this happen again, but he countered that we have no policy in place (which is true), and furthermore, these are his personal accounts and he is entitled to free speech. How can I deal with this situation?
Around the world, 2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home. This Sacramento startup aims to make a difference.
The suburbs have long served as a symbol of opportunity in California, where families could realize the ‘American Dream’ of homeownership, expansive lawns and ample parking. But for many, suburban growth has instead been synonymous with racial and economic segregation, nightmare commutes and environmental degradation.
Krista Bernasconi, owner and principal of KFB Public Affairs, and member of the Community Priorities Advisory Committee and Roseville Planning Commission of the City of Roseville offers her insight into the challenges facing the city with dwindling sales tax revenue
Gordon and Tania Fowler discuss best practices for interviewing — whether you’re the applicant or the employer
After five years as the Secretary of the California State Transportation Agency, Brian Kelly took the helm as CEO of California High Speed Rail Authority, effective February 1. We sat down with him to talk about the state’s critical infrastructure needs and the nation’s first high-speed rail system as construction continues in the Central Valley.
Comstock’s chats with Cyrus Abhar, city manager of Rancho Cordova, about growth in the rapidly developing suburb.
The defining moments over the course of a career can often feel conflicting — especially when one makes choices that seem misaligned with a prior path. But Melissa Camilleri Anicich, founder and CEO of Compliment in East Sacramento and a former high school teacher, has found a way to blend together two disparate careers.
Community foundations have a long tradition of helping to bring about thoughtful, effective change. As 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charities, they enable people to easily and effectively support the issues they care about, including education, youth, arts, social services, environment, recreation, public health and more.
Christopher Knecht is a third-generation collector who owns 10 storage sheds, containing 600 square feet of late ‘70s through early ‘90s memorabilia, some of which he inherited from his father and grandfather.
In the entrepreneurial realm, everyone wants to be a change agent. With disruptors like Elon Musk — who brought us Tesla and the concept of terraforming Mars — raising the stakes on the definition of the word, the startup landscape is overflowing with wannabe-visionaries claiming to change the world.
But, what does the term really mean?
Comstock’s goes behind the screens of @FreeArtFridaySacramento to discuss the importance of accessibility in art and what the duo hopes to achieve with the project.
The Sacramento Blue Star Moms provide support to mothers with children in the military, ship care packages to deployed service members, support veteran organizations, promote patriotism, and remember our fallen and support their family members.
Catherine and Michael Johnson, co-owners of GoatHouse Brewing offer their insight into the local craft beer scene. For more from the Johnsons, check out “Country Crafted” in our January issue.
The U.S. is the largest wine market in the world, and California produces 65 percent of all the wine consumed domestically. Our industry generates $57.6 billion in annual state level economic activity, which in turn employs 325,000 Californians. It is vital that California wine remain competitive in a global market.