Dakota Morlan is a freelance contributor for Comstock’s magazine and other online publications, as well as editor at the Calaveras Enterprise, a newsweekly in the Mother Lode region. She has won awards for her investigative reporting on local crime and the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more on Medium and her website, dakotamorlan.com. On Twitter @DakotaNMorlan.
New legislation may change how businesses, big and small, draft
job postings and how they report pay data to the state — and
ACES Waste Services’ roots are in San Francisco, where the
co-owners’ ancestor started a waste collection company called the
Scavengers Protective Association. Today, the Amador County-based
company gives back to the community.
Before most people had fully realized the gravity of COVID-19,
Kevin McAllister, executive director of Meals on Wheels, was
already stocking up on supplies for the program. His preparedness
Amber Hoiska is breaking the glass ceiling of the male-dominated
roofing industry, and she wants more women to seize
the opportunities with her.
As director of the California Department of Cannabis Control, Nicole Elliot leads 400 employees through what is essentially a testing ground for future legislation. She describes her regulatory work in the new industry as “a massive social experiment.”
Amador County food trucks are expanding the meaning of fast
food by combining seasonality, convenience and relationships
PODCAST: As remote work continues to be normalized within the technology industry, techies are migrating to the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California.
As remote work continues to be normalized within the technology industry, techies are migrating to the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California. Several local tech entrepreneurs share their successes and hurdles.
Amador County businesses are bouncing back, but anxieties linger.