A Year in Review

Our top 10 most popular stories of 2015

Back Web Only Jan 4, 2016 By Kelly Higdon

It’s been quite a year! Now that the champagne has been popped, gone flat and you’ve had time to recover, take a look at our most widely read local stories from 2015:

10) Unnatural Selection

Our April cover feature, written by Christine Calvin, featured UC Davis researchers on the brink of an HIV cure — and begged the question of who should receive credit for the discovery.

9) Cracking Glass

In our annual salute to women in business, Jeff Wilser highlighted local female business leaders in a variety of industries discussing gender equality in the workplace.

8) The New World of Ag

Allison Joy’s piece on the Capital Region’s growing agtech industry identified successful startups and discussed what is needed to support further agtech innovations.

7) The Man Behind the Mentor

Rapid Brands CEO Chris Johnson leverages his massive success to help mentor Sacramento’s next-gen business leaders and entrepreneurs.

6) Sacramento Urban Farmer to Start Food Academy After Visit to Milan

Amber Stott’s web exclusive announced that South Sacramento urban farmer, Chanowk Yisrael of Yisrael Family Urban Farm, would partner with Slow Food Sacramento to charter the city’s first Food Academy.

5) Plight of the Novice Nurse

Writer Russell Nichols covered the changing landscape of the nursing industry and the new roles seasoned nurses will need to take on to be effective.

4) Branding Bamboozle

Thomas Dodson suggested that to achieve authentic city building, Sacramento’s leaders need to stop focusing on marketing, branding and hashtags and look instead to what’s working for our Yolo County neighbors.

3) Strip Mall Molecular

Michelle Locke’s piece on Michael Warring Restaurant, located in the Hiddenbrook neighborhood of Vallejo, profiled Chef Michael Warring and his gastronomic dining experience that is elegant yet approachable.

2) The Next Wave

Our annual young professionals feature by Laurie Lauletta-Boshart featured 10 emerging local leaders who have been key players in driving the Capital Region’s evolution.

And our most popular story of 2015…

1) Great Expectations: The Andrew Susac Story

Steve Martarano’s profile on hometown hero Andrew Susac chronicled his incredible journey to the big leagues (which resulted in winning a World Series at the young age of 25) and the financial implications of his success.

There you have it! Cheers to the New Year. We look forward to bringing you more exciting business insights throughout 2016.