Good afternoon. As we check the pulse of our region, we see a dash of hope, a call for healing and plenty of planning. Many businesses are moving forward with pre-pandemic plans, albeit amid pandemic circumstances. And some are just happy to be able to see old friends and do some fishing.
Here’s the latest content to keep you in the know:
Plans to develop a museum-adjacent park into a flourishing, art-focused space are coming back to life; a student journalist talks to several Capital Region movie theaters that have enjoyed box office success and stable patronage; hospitals and senior living facilities are being designed to be soothing rather than sterile; the owners of a longstanding fisherman’s haunt share their connection to their shop’s rich history; CalMatters provides crucial updates concerning California’s new COVID workplace protocols; and a bank executive encourages companies to hire candidates who demonstrate potential rather than hold college degrees.
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Status Check: New Plans for an Old Park
Crocker Art Museum, city revive dormant talks to transform Crocker Park
Nearly two years into the pandemic, the Crocker’s art park project is being brought back to life, though there are a few hurdles to overcome before breaking ground.
Capital Region movie theaters struggled through the pandemic — but a few are thriving
We spoke to two Capital Region theaters with long histories that managed to ride out the pandemic.
Today’s health care architecture provides a holistic, calming environment
Stark and sterile health care buildings are falling by the
wayside as architecture firms design for a more
supportive patient experience.
Virgil’s Bait Shop in Suisun City Offers Fresh Bait, Cold Beer
Popular fisherman's hangout has been around nearly 80 years
Memorabilia, beer and longstanding friendships have made the shop a beloved stop for regulars.
Here’s What’s Changed as California’s New COVID Workplace Rules Go Into Effect
Updated COVID workplace rules went into effect Jan. 14. Several of the changes increase protections for vaccinated workers.
Companies Can Benefit From Expanding Opportunities to Employees Without Degrees
SAFE Credit Union Senior Vice President Gina Olson proposes employers start hiring with a focus on skills over degrees. The approach, she argues, could increase diversity and uncover untapped potential.
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