A Visit with the Capital’s Real (and More Beloved) Powerhouse
How Sandy Smoley saved the Sacramento Symphony, got those lights installed on the Tower Bridge, chummed around with Ronald Reagan, and thinks we should all sit on our porches
Sandy Smoley was once ubiquitous in local and state government, in the arts, in charity, in civic beautification and ultimately, as an in-demand public affairs and health care consultant for The Smoley Group. We check in with the local icon to see what she’s up to now.
Women Who Represent
More women are running for office and getting elected
The most recent election for West Sacramento City Council has marked a move toward equity — particularly when it comes to female representation. For the first time in history, West Sacramento has an all-female city council and mayor, who are also all women of color.
Sacramento and Solano Counties Square Off With California Over Mental Health Duties
Sacramento and Solano counties are in a standoff with the state over mental health coverage for a portion of Medicaid patients in those counties — a dispute that threatens to disrupt care for nearly 50,000 low-income residents receiving treatment for severe mental illness.
FEMALE LEADERS POWER THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
The Randle Communications executive team excels because of the group’s camaraderie, expertise and relentless pursuit of success for client partners.
HARTMAN KING PC
LEADERSHIP TEAM GUIDES FIRM TO SUCCESS IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
Established in 2014, Hartman King PC achieves success on many levels thanks to a premier team of attorneys, paralegals and administrators with the guidance of Jennifer Hartman King, founder and president, and Alanna Lungren, principal.
Clutch is committed to doing work differently, putting our values — and our employees — at the heart of everything we do. And as a values-based company, we know that it’s important to invest in a culture for our team who produce impactful and effective work for our clients.
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.
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.
A Call to Service Summons Young Americans to Sacramento
How a decades-old federal program strengthens local communities
AmeriCorps, the federal program that recruits Americans
ages 18-26 for a 10-month commitment to national service, turns
30 this year. What do members learn about life in America during
their tenure, and what is their impact on Sacramento?
Perspective: The Ever-Growing Sacramento Homeless Crisis
The closure of a 20-year-long homeless services program left a hole in our chain of homeless services, writes Sherman Haggerty in a guest column for Comstock’s. The local shift to housing first and the elimination of transitional housing have contributed to the rapid growth of our homeless population, he argues.