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We’ve Got a Winner!

Thanks to our stellar community for your ongoing support

As a business magazine serving the Capital Region, we spend 99 percent of our time looking outward, focusing on the stories of great leaders and companies making strides to improve their outcomes and communities. But every so often we find a reason to commandeer the microphone and tell a great story from within.

Jun 1, 2015 Christine Calvin
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It’s Here.

Welcome to our new website — here's what you'll find

After much anticipation (and oh so many hours), the all-new comstocksmag.com has launched.

The changes we have made come as a result of paying close attention to how readers are using our magazine and website, so let us know what you think. Talk to us on Twitter and Facebook, post comments on our site, email us, call us or send a good old-fashioned letter. We’re listening.

Aug 1, 2014 Christine Calvin

The Next 25 Years of Comstock’s

A new product for a new generation

More than any other, this issue might give many people the impression that Comstock’s is staffed by dozens of graphic artists, illustrators and web developers. Nothing could be further from the truth. Though, given the magnitude of the magazine’s redesign and the timeline under which we’re transforming comstocksmag.com, I can understand the misconception.

Jun 30, 2014 Christine Calvin

Starts and Stops

San Joaquin has seen its share of change

It was in 1989 that the San Joaquin Business Council formed to envision and outline an economic development and prosperity plan for its county. Called Vision 2000, the strategic plan and its backers, including the newly created San Joaquin Partnership, sought to add tens of thousands of jobs to the region by removing barriers to business development and promoting the relocation of companies to San Joaquin.

Jun 25, 2014 Christine Calvin

It just takes a little time

Winnie's arena thoughts circa 2002

Yes, the city, together with Union Pacific Railroad and Maloof Sports & Entertainment, commissioned a study to see if such a stadium would be feasible and whether it would be the economic kick-start Mayor Heather Fargo envisions for 240 acres of undeveloped property in the Richard Boulevard Redevelopment Project.

Jun 22, 2014 Winnie Comstock-Carlson

High Flyin’

How McClellan went from AFB to BP

In 1993 the federal Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission added McClellan Air Force base to its list of potential closures, and the Capital Region drew in its collective breath.

Jun 17, 2014 Christine Calvin
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Where is Margaret Wong now?

Then:

We introduced Margaret Wong, president of West Sacramento-based McWong International, to our readership as part of Comstock’s international business special section in February of ‘97.

Jun 16, 2014 Douglas Curley

A breath of fresh air

Winnie on EV's – 14 years ago

From April 2000:

I’ll tell you what brings a tear to my eye: when they sing the national anthem and it gets to the “Oh say can you see…” part, and I remember how we used to be able to see the beauty of the Sierra Nevada – and now on most days seeing the neon of the Esquire Plaza sign from the freeway requires squinting through the haze.

Jun 15, 2014 Winnie Comstock-Carlson

What the Waterfront

The evolution of West Sac’s shoreline

As a resident of fabulous West Sacramento, I was going to start this column with my standard opening line of “West Sac is the best Sac,” but flipping through the pages of our July ’92 issue, I found a quote from Val Toppenberg that said, “Cross-river bashing is not productive.” What a fun-killer.

Jun 10, 2014 Christine Calvin