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Scott Rodd previously covered government and legal affairs for the Sacramento Business Journal. Prior to the Business Journal, Scott worked as a freelance reporter in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., contributing to the Washington Post, New York Times, Stateline, the New York Observer and Next City. Scott grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut, and studied English literature at Susquehanna University.
December 11, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg also received an endorsement from Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs.
December 2, 2019
The utility insisted counties sign a non-disclosure agreement before releasing the information — despite directions from the California Public Utilities Commission to hand it over during planned shutoffs.
November 26, 2019
Cal Fire says wildfires are still a possibility into December even with a strong winter storm sweeping through the state, and it’s not ready to draw down its seasonal firefighters just yet.
November 25, 2019
Substantial rain and snow across California could help reduce the risk of wildfires — and power shutoffs — as the wet winter season approaches.
What Issues Matter This Election? We Spoke To California Democratic Party Delegates In Long Beach — And Residents Outside The State Convention Bubble.
November 18, 2019
CapRadio went to the California Democratic Party convention in Long Beach to learn what delegates wanted to hear from candidates — and how that compares to the needs of Californians outside the convention bubble.
November 13, 2019
After California utilities cut power to millions of customers in October, counties are using pre-election surveys to make sure polling places and vote-counting centers have equipment needed to mitigate the impact of power shutoffs.
November 12, 2019
Riverside County is the first in California to allow amateur chefs to welcome diners into their homes or offer take-out foods.
October 17, 2019
Last week, more than 700,000 PG&E customers lost power during planned shutoffs, which the utility claimed were due to heightened risk of wildfires. But the company — by its own admission — fumbled the outage from the start.
Sacramento Wipes Out ‘Enormous’ Penalties For Illegal Pot Grows After Judge Determines City Violated Property Owner’s Rights
October 9, 2019
The city has issued about $94 million in fines against homeowners for illegal cannabis cultivation. Many are rental property owners who claim their tenants operated the grow without their knowledge. Now, dozens are taking their case to court.
When Tenants Grow Pot, Sacramento Homeowners Face Six-Figure Fines And An Appeals Process Attorneys Call 'A Kangaroo Court'
September 26, 2019
When homeowners appeal the fines, which are often hundreds of thousands of dollars, the city says the hearings are designed to be “informal.” But defense attorneys say appealing the penalties rob owners of their right to due process.