Northern California Reporter
The Central Valley is something that is incredibly personal to me. Having grown up, studied and worked in the valley, I’ve learned that there are stories in every corner of every city here: stories about intergenerational organizing, environmental (in)justice and the labor that feeds much of California, among others.
I see journalism as a tool for record-keeping and nuancing “stereotypical” or “sensational” narratives. I want to see media act less transactionally, meet people where they are and ground my reporting in a deep understanding of regional context. Through being in the valley, which lies at the core of Northern California, I’ve learned a little bit about that context — but I am always learning more, and your stories play a huge role in that.
As CapRadio’s Northern California reporter, I operate from an understanding of the breadth of perspectives here and the societal and structural inequities between the communities within the region. I’m particularly passionate about covering stories about groups of people that have been disempowered by current social structures.
If there’s something I should be covering about Northern California — whether a topic or a specific story — let me know! This region is one we share.
September 26, 2022
The shooting is the third in Sacramento’s downtown and midtown area this year. Police have identified one suspect, though the investigation remains ongoing.
Mosquito Fire evacuations force thousands to seek temporary shelter. What resources are available to them?
September 16, 2022
Fire officials have issued evacuation orders and warnings for areas in both Placer and El Dorado counties, and while repopulation has started for thousands, over 7,000 are still waiting out the blaze.
September 13, 2022
Grant alumni reflect on the school’s history and the various roles it’s played in the community.
September 12, 2022
The plan still has gaps — for example, only federal loans qualify for forgiveness. But many hope it amplifies conversations about reforming financial aid systems and increasing college access.
September 8, 2022
Power outages and lack of air conditioning put parents, staff and students in a bind. With heat wave frequency increasing, researchers urge more school investment in shade and energy-efficient roofs.
August 25, 2022
The state department of health says school is a “minimal” risk setting for contracting monkeypox. Districts are asking parents and staff to monitor symptoms and report any suspected or confirmed cases to schools.
California is giving millions of kids up to $1,500 for college or career training. Here’s how to get it.
August 17, 2022
The CalKIDS program, launched in early August, gives newborns and kids from low-income families money to put toward career education or college after high school.
August 15, 2022
The district will still be providing at-home tests “at least once a month” and continues to offer on-campus testing for symptomatic individuals.
August 10, 2022
Some District 2 residents described years of underfunding and inadequate representation at City Hall. They called for more basic resources like grocery stores.
August 9, 2022
The emergency declaration allows the county to access funding and be more proactive in its response to the outbreak.