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Chris covers homelessness and housing affordability across the Sacramento region with a focus on the local and statewide policies that shape these topics. Previously, Chris led CapRadio’s fact-checking initiative PolitiFact California, debunking misinformation throughout the Golden State.
Earlier in his career, Chris spent a dozen years writing about government and politics at newspapers across California. He covered the Capitol for the San Diego Union-Tribune. Before that, he worked as a news reporter at the North County Times in Escondido, the Lodi News-Sentinel and the Sonora Union-Democrat.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and later his master’s degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
Chris is cautiously optimistic that his hometown San Diego Padres will someday be World Champions, but he’s not holding his breath.
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March 4, 2024
Partial results will be published shortly after the polls close at 8 p.m. on election day. Those will come from the early-arriving vote-by-mail ballots, likely the ones that arrived a few days before the election.
February 29, 2024
Cofer is the only woman running among the major candidates for Sacramento mayor. She’s also the youngest at 41. Unlike her three main opponents, she’s not accepting corporate money and has never held elected office.
February 28, 2024
Pan said there’s no shortage of ideas for how to solve Sacramento’s homelessness crisis. Instead, he argues there’s a lack of follow through.
February 27, 2024
McCarty served on the Sacramento City Council from 2004 until he was elected to the state Assembly in 2014. He said finding housing for the hundreds who camp along the American River Parkway would be among his top priorities as mayor.
February 26, 2024
Hansen is the only major candidate for mayor who said they’ve experienced homelessness. He has arguably the most conservative plans for how to deal with the problem.
February 22, 2024
The move comes after the majority of the board resigned last fall in the wake of a critical financial audit of the Sacramento-based NPR station.
February 5, 2024
More than 200,000 households lost power as winds up to 65 mph hit the Sacramento Valley Sunday. On Monday morning many residents were getting power back and picking up as the winds calmed.
January 25, 2024
Hundreds of volunteers took part in Sacramento County’s homeless Point-In-Time Count this week. The biennial survey provides an estimate for the county’s overall homeless population and is required to receive federal homeless funding.
January 18, 2024
The 110-year-old structure has been renovated and will also provide supportive services. But critics say the $76 million cost to renovate the historic building and its 134 studio apartments is far too high.
January 11, 2024
Pallet is one of five companies the state selected to build 1,200 tiny homes Governor Gavin Newsom promised last March for communities across the state including Sacramento. That promise has yet to be fulfilled.