Jessica Laskey is a freelance writer and professional actress based in Sacramento. Her work can be seen in Inside Publications — for which she also wrote the book, Inside Sacramento: The Most Interesting Neighborhood Places in America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, now in its second edition — as well as Sacramento Magazine, Sactown Magazine and The Sacramento Bee. Jessica is also the founding co-publisher of Indomita Press, an independent local publishing company she runs with her husband. Find out more at jessicalaskey.com.
You’ve probably heard a professor or other erudite colleague suggest “unpacking” something, though they probably don’t mean unzipping a suitcase.
Tourism might be the last thing on our minds in 2020. But as California slowly starts to open up again from the shelter-in-place orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, getting out of Dodge for a day or two into the beauty of the Sierra foothills Gold Country — for business as well as pleasure — can provide a much-needed breath of fresh air.
As businesses in Northern California navigate the changing restrictions ordered by the state due to the coronavirus pandemic, reconnecting with our colleagues could be more crucial than ever.
Zayn Silmi is the founder of The People of Sacramento, which makes those hats emblazoned with “916” and hoodies proclaiming “Home is Sacramento.”
In 2016, Kevin Phan founded the Capital Asian American Professional Society, which provides resources, educational programming and events around civic leadership and business development.
The vacant lot at 16th and F streets in Sacramento — the future site of Lavender Courtyard, the city’s first LGBTQ-friendly affordable housing for older adults — is still empty, but it won’t be for long.
In June, the Sacramento-based Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program addressed the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Stephon Clark and other Black people at the hands of the police in an open letter to the greater Sacramento community.
Since its founding in the 1800s, Vacaville has been known for its rich soil and agricultural production. But another kind of production has made Vacaville an internationally recognized hot spot in recent decades: biotechnology.
Though restaurants are among the businesses hit hardest by the coronavirus, local restaurateurs have pooled their resources to help seniors, low-income families and others access food.
Rightsizing is the Goldilocks of the business world. With the ever-changing economic landscape, organizations are always on the hunt for the perfect balance — retaining a workforce that’s not too big, not too small, but just right.
As a result of the coronavirus stay-at-home orders across most states, workers have been switched to telecommuting at rates that were unthinkable even a few months ago. The question is: Where do we go from here?
Tina Reynolds is the founder and president of Uptown Studios, a multimedia design firm geared towards nonprofits, government entities and other organizations dedicated to social change.
Melyssa Laughlin became CEO and president of Visit Vacaville in 2007, just as the Great Recession was about to hit.
If Preet Kuar, CEO and executive recruiter of Pacific Staffing and Pacific ExecSearch, had thought as a college student that one day she would love a job as the CEO of an executive recruitment company, she would have laughed.
Melissa Jones, managing partner at Stoel Rives, says she is “one of those weird people” who loved law school. She now runs one of the 200 largest law firms in the country.
Dawn Clayton, general manager of Thunder Valley Casino Resort, started her casino career dealing craps in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
If you’ve ever started a new job and were told you were going to be “onboarded,” you may have had nightmarish visions of being connected up to the Borg or having your retinas scanned. (No? Just me? Maybe I watch too much science fiction.)
Overtourism at some of the Capital Region’s most popular seasonal destinations is not unfamiliar. But is there such a thing as too much of a good thing when it comes to tourism?
Part of this month’s Rural Living series.
The term “big data” is practically synonymous these days with the Big Bad Wolf. (Cambridge Analytica ring a bell?) But is big data really that big of a deal?
In the past three decades, a growing number of businesses have been providing more than just basic benefits to employees. Amid complex health care plans and retirement savings plans, businesses have been adding wellness programs to not only help their employees, but also to bolster their bottom line.
Comstock’s asked a panel of experts from across the Capital Region to share their thoughts on the issue of homelessness.
Build it, and they will come — but how should you contract to build it?
“You can have a great design, but if you don’t have a way to turn that vision into reality, the whole thing falls apart,” says Chuck Hack of architecture and engineering firm Lionakis. “Project delivery methods help a client bring a project to market.”
Defining “outsider art” isn’t easy — the term encompasses work by self-taught artists and the artwork of the developmentally disabled — but its popularity is soaring. In Sacramento, Short Center North’s art program is one example.
When Clint Allison’s father had a stroke in 2010, he stepped in to provide the round-the-clock care his father, Bob, required. But not long into his father’s recovery, Allison realized he couldn’t do it alone, even with the help of his wife and children.
It’s where you have a picnic. Play a pick-up soccer game. Do yoga in the fresh air. People-watch. Daydream. Take a breath. The park is a central part of the urban experience as a gathering spot, a green space and a respite from hectic city life.
When Kaye Crawford spoke at the wake of friend Darrin Heiden in 2014, she talked about the fact that Heiden was “another statistic of a gay man who found himself without a home as he grew older.”
Sutter Health opened its new state-of-the-art Senior Care PACE medical and recreational complex in the River District on Dec. 10. The 45,000-square-foot space can accommodate a total of 1,000 patients per day.
Sometimes even beloved traditions get an update, like the Sacramento Ballet’s annual holiday production of “The Nutcracker,” which offers a new take on the classic story this year.
For a typical day trip to Nevada County, a tourist might visit a few wineries, do some window shopping and then call it a day. But when Robert X Trent launched Outlandish Experiences in August, he wanted to use unique, unforgettable experiences to help visitors fall in love with the area he’s called home for 20 years.
Rancho Cordova’s identity as one of the region’s best-kept secrets frustrates Marc Sapoznik. As executive director of Rancho Cordova Travel & Tourism, his job is to promote the city’s assets tor both out-of-towners and locals alike.