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.
October 18, 2021
Caltrans stopped encampment clean-ups in order to find solutions to help homeless people relocate.
National Trans Visibility March in Sacramento acknowledges violence against trans people, celebrates trans experience
October 10, 2021
The third annual march’s theme was “No Lives Left Behind,” focused on remembering and protesting transphobic violence toward trans and gender-nonconforming people.
October 8, 2021
A new CapRadio/Valley Vision poll suggests one out of four residents are using food aid, but only 12% rely on food pantries. Look up a pantry near you in Sacramento.
September 24, 2021
The group, designed to examine what reparations might look like and compile educational resources about slavery and its impact, met on Thursday and Friday.
As Sacramento Opens New Navigation Center For Unhoused People, A New Lawsuit Threatens To Block Other Shelters From Moving Forward
September 22, 2021
A navigation center on X Street opened Tuesday to welcome homeless people, their pets and partners. It’s one of the shelters the city is hoping can address a growing homelessness crisis. But there’s still some criticism and concern.
September 13, 2021
California’s wildfire season is getting longer and more intense, with smoky skies becoming a regular feature of summer. Here’s how to tell if the air quality near you is harmful, and what you should do if it is.
September 2, 2021
Students returning to California’s publicly-owned four-year college and university campuses this fall will be required to show proof of vaccination. Most students attending community college in the state won’t have the same safeguard.
August 31, 2021
As the Caldor Fire grows, here’s what you need to know about evacuations, evacuation centers and resources for evacuees.
Sacramento’s Plan To Build 20 New Shelter Sites For Homeless Residents Gets Approval, Draws Criticism
August 13, 2021
It greenlights 20 sites for various housing options meant to serve Sacramento’s unhoused population. But Sacramento community members want the plan to emphasize safety and prioritization of affordable housing.
August 13, 2021
While California showed an increase in Latino and Asian populations along with a decrease in white and Black residents, researchers say additional information can better clarify and contextualize demographic changes and their effects.