With about $350 billion in assets, CalPERS is the largest public pension fund in the nation. Comstock’s spoke with CEO Marcie Frost about some of the challenges the system faces — including the decision to lower its expected rate of return, thereby driving up the mandatory financial contribution from state and local governments.
Los Rios Community College District Vice Chancellor of Education and Technology Jamey Nye offers his insight into on-time graduation rates. For more from Nye, check out “Fast-Tracked” in our September issue. Sign up for our newsletter and we’ll email you when it’s available online.
The Sacramento area economy continues to grow, thriving in the wake of the Great Recession 10 years ago with new and existing business expansion. With that growth comes new opportunities, as well as some challenges for our community.
Emily Baime Michaels, executive director of Midtown Association, offers her insight into Sacramento business and arts partnerships in the Capital Region.
When it comes to charter schools, people seem to either love them or hate them. We sat down with Ting Sun, executive director of the Natomas Charter School and a member of the California State Board of Education, to talk about the role charter schools play in modern education.
Daniel Conway, managing partner of Truth Enterprises, offers his insight into commercial cannabis real estate in the Capital Region.
Comstock’s caught up with Feathered Leopard owner Jenn Hall to discuss carving out a living as a nomadic artist, and the pros and cons of selling art online.
Cannabis microbusiness permits could give small operators a shot at success.
For the last dozen years, the UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has fostered hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs out of the classroom setting and into the real world. Comstock’s sat down with Senior Program Manager Niki Peterson to learn how her institute is helping turn the Capital Region into a world-class incubator for innovation.
Kelly Azevedo, founder of She’s Got Systems, a company that provides coaching and strategy for online businesses, offers their insight into the digital marketplace.
Lessons learned on the road of entrepreneurship.
Diane Miller, president of Wilcox Miller & Nelson, offers her insight into executive recruitment.
Resilience and risk are must-have traits to secure support for your entrepreneurial vision.
Alexander Suelto has always been inspired by street art. As a teenager coming of age in Stockton in the ‘90s, he admired the local graffiti artists whose art brought the city to life. Back then, street art was widely stigmatized.
One in five adults in this country will experience a diagnosable mental illness during their lifetime. Here, in Sacramento County, an estimated 300,000 residents are living with mental illness, which impacts every ethnic, racial, cultural, economic, religious, gender, sexual orientation and age group.
Mark Murray, executive director of Californians Against Waste, offers his insight into the plastics industry.
Anne Bown-Crawford, executive director of the California Arts Council on the arts as an economic driver.
Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture President John C. Webre offers his insight into civic architecture.
Sacramento stands at a crossroads. Will it remain a place where teachers, firefighters, nurses and retail clerks can live in the same city as the people they serve? Will Sacramento maintain its identity as a diverse city; a place to put down roots and raise a family? Or will it succumb to the fate of other metropolitan areas, where the people who work to make our city run can’t afford to live here?
Economists agree that rent control leads to a decline in the quantity and quality of housing.