Ed Fletcher is a
multimedia journalist, filmmaker and community leader who was
born and raised in the Sacramento region. He attended Casa Roble
High School in Orangevale before leaving to Louisiana to attend
the historically black Southern University. In 2000, he returned
as a staff writer at The Sacramento Bee. Ed’s creative
exploration has included performing improv and stand-up comedy,
as well as attending the Burning Man counterculture festival
annually. He’s the president of Sacramento Valley Spark, a
local nonprofit inspired by the 10 principles of Burning
While reporters and commentators struggled to understand why
73,000 would choose to isolate — and unintentionally strand —
themselves in the desert, Burners lived out the experiment Black
Rock City was built for.
As a newly elected member of the Elk Grove Unified School District — one of the largest in the state — a partner in a law firm representing high-tech companies and a molder of young legal minds as a professor, it’s important for Michael Vargas to give back to the community.
The pandemic forced many parents of young children to reduce their volunteer time. Dr. Nkiruka Ohaegbu was not one of them. While guiding an essential government service from her home computer and overseeing her children’s remote education, Ohaegbu maintained her extensive commitments to the community.
We invited the managers of some of the most successful shopping centers in our region for insight on how they managed during the pandemic, but more importantly how they stay relevant in a digital world.
As many as 25 percent of America’s roughly 1,000 malls will close within three to five years, according to a recent study by Coresight Research. Migration patterns, a shift towards online retail and the pandemic are all cited as factors in the struggle of retail centers.
The business of understanding how race affects voting behavior
has become harder, but new polls reveal growing strength among
certain voters of color.
The team’s improbable run in the U.S. Open Cup against better-funded teams is evidence of the team’s ascending trajectory. Will it help their chances of gaining a place in Major League Soccer?
We spoke with Hacker Lab CEO Gina Alatorre about trying to save the enterprise from debt, the next pivot and her hard-learned lessons.
As a field representative for Congressman Ami Bera, Sergio
Robles is Bera’s eyes and ears in the south Sacramento
region. He also shapes policy as Elk Grove’s
As director of Stockton’s Office of Performance and Data Analytics, Regan puts the vast amount of city data to work to improve equity and quality of life for the citizens of the city.