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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.
August 2, 2023
Residents of Grizzly Flats are filing claims for damages against the Forest Service, alleging the agency’s inaction left the community vulnerable ahead of the devastating Caldor Fire.
March 20, 2023
A CapRadio and California Newsroom investigation prompted the Forest Service to answer U.S. lawmakers’ questions about a stalled fire prevention project, but little information from these meetings has been shared with the public.
November 18, 2022
The yearlong investigation revealed how the Forest Service warned — for decades — that a wildfire could wipe out the small town of Grizzly Flats, but the agency didn’t fulfill its plan to protect the town.
October 3, 2022
The city has issued over $100 million in fines against property owners, but the vast majority have challenged the penalties.
June 21, 2022
A months-long investigation from The California Newsroom examined Cal Fire’s efforts to prevent catastrophic wildfires, ahead of what could be another devastating fire season.
June 7, 2022
Governor Gavin Newsom will face Republican state Senator Brain Dahle in November, among other results in statewide contests throughout California. In most of these races, the top two vote-getters will move on to the general election in November.
May 23, 2022
The district includes the city of Sacramento and its surrounding neighborhoods, stretching north to Elverta and south to Elk Grove.
April 20, 2022
The Valencia Branch Laboratory struggled with “significant deficiencies” since opening in late 2020.
April 12, 2022
In late 2019, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new program to dramatically speed up the state’s wildfire prevention work. But an investigation from CapRadio and The California Newsroom found the program hasn’t resulted in a single completed project.
April 4, 2022
Resources are available for the families of those killed or injured, as well as people in the community affected by this weekend's mass shooting in downtown Sacramento.