Local gift and specialty shops are super helpful if you’re short on ideas this holiday season. While Amazon’s vast selection and unparalleled convenience are understandably tempting, the volume of cheap knock-offs and reviews of questionable authenticity can be a bit much to weed through.
Just three years after Sarah Golden shared the first block-printed fabric she ever made on Instagram, she has amassed nearly 35,000 followers and established a successful creative career in surface design. Today, Golden works full-time producing her signature simple, muted designs in both fabric prints and original paintings from her Oak Park studio. “I love a real simple two-color print and I will work a polka dot into every project, unabashedly,” she jokes.
Maggie Merritt, executive director of the Steinberg Institute, offers her insight into mental health advocacy. For more from the Steinberg Institute, check out “Minding the Gap” in our November issue. Sign up for our newsletter and we’ll email you when it’s available online.
More open discussions on mental health are welcome.
Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs has become one of the most scrutinized public officials in the U.S., in part because at 28 years old he is one of the youngest mayors of a large city in the country. He also has far-reaching ideas that have some folks cheering and others jeering. Comstock’s sat down with Tubbs to talk about his efforts to transform his hometown.
Jim Parks, director of customer care and marketing at Valley Clean Energy offers his insight into community choice aggregators. For more from Parks, check out “Power Politics” in our November issue. Sign up for our newsletter and we’ll email you when it’s available online.
Manufacturing is too important to ignore, and the Capital Region needs to harness this sector for prosperity
While an employee can always file a claim in court, a signed mandatory arbitration clause means that either party can make a motion to the judge to compel arbitration in lieu of proceeding with the court action.
Ben Brown, managing partner at BFBA, an accounting firm in Sacramento, offers his insight into family business planning. For more from Brown, check out “Mapping the Next Move” in our October issue. Sign up for our newsletter and we’ll email you when it’s available online.
While most people get caught up in the high-profile workings of Sacramento or Washington D.C., the issues that impact their daily lives are actually hashed out most often at the local level. Comstock’s sat down with League of California Cities Executive Director Carolyn Coleman, one of the state’s fiercest advocates for the power of local control.