The Cannabis Recession Test
This economic collapse offers the first trial of how the legal recreational weed industry performs in a downturn
Certain product sectors came through the 2008 Great Recession relatively unscathed. Will cannabis get through this one?
Influencing Our Habits
The business of selling a lifestyle through social media has become much more commonplace
There are more than 3,000 influencers in Sacramento. To succeed, they need to build an audience, establish a brand and create compelling content.
Planning During Coronavirus
For young business owners, the time is right to put together a savings and investment plan
Here’s what financial planning experts in the Capital Region say young adults can think about to stay alive financially through 2020 and beyond.
Architects and colleges collaborate to create holistic, functional and artistic spaces to meet the shifting needs of today’s students
These six Capital Region higher-education projects, completed in the last decade, offer inspired and intentional learning spaces.
Out of the Spotlight
The coronavirus pandemic has closed the curtain on the Capital Region’s performing arts, but leaders are hopeful about the future
Last year was a strong one for the performing arts in the region, and 2020 was building on that success, which has led to hope from some local arts leaders that this progress will continue despite the unprecedented shutdown.
Help for the Helpers
Crises like the coronavirus pandemic increase stress, especially for first responders, but there are ways to cope
Under the gloom of a pandemic, people on the front lines of the crisis are encountering a level of unprecedented stressors layered onto already challenging jobs.
Lean but Still Green
More new developments across the Capital Region are using water-wise landscaping, but state rules are complex and not uniformly enforced
State regulations present an opportunity to shift the way we think about what an eco-friendly landscape can do when we move beyond compliance toward practices that conserve all natural resources and maximize water efficiency.
Nut of the Future?
With droughts inevitable, more farmers are switching from almonds to pistachios, but not everyone is happy about it
Almond trees and grapevines will die if deprived of irrigation for a year or less in a dry place like the San Joaquin Valley, but pistachios can survive for years with almost no water. That means, in crisis-level droughts, the trees might persist where virtually all other crops die.
Real-time weather forecasting is helping to balance the need to store more water while still preventing floods
In the face of climate change, environmental stress and population growth, advanced technology can lead to enhanced weather forecasting, which could make a huge impact in preventing floods and keeping reservoirs full.
The battle over water has been fought to a standstill, but there’s hope that science and technology will make voluntary agreements by all sides possible
For decades, the California water debate revolved around one metric: unimpeded flow, which is the amount of water in the river and streams. While flow is still without doubt the key issue, it is no longer the only one.