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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.
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September 20, 2023
Student groups — in conjunction with university president J. Luke Wood — are planning informational campaigns, state lobbying, student forums, increased scholarship accessibility and more ahead of the tuition increase.
September 13, 2023
California State University trustees voted Wednesday to approve raising tuition by 6% each year over the next five years, saying the move was necessary to help close a $1.5 billion budget deficit.
September 8, 2023
Thirty-year-old Logan Ivey grew up in Colfax before moving to Sacramento and says the city has “a lot to love that might not seem so obvious.”
September 7, 2023
The center is the first of its kind in the California State University system, and offers a sensory room, social space and more.
August 22, 2023
The East Sacramento bakery has quickly become a local favorite and community fixture with its pastry and sandwich offerings and family-friendly activities like live bluegrass and librarian storytelling.
August 14, 2023
Public health experts and doctors share more you need to know about getting COVID-19, where to find tests in the Sacramento area, the state of the virus right now and more.
July 28, 2023
On the verge of the fair’s 170th anniversary, fairgoers and vendors share thoughts on how rotating priorities and higher summer temperatures impact the fair’s future.
July 24, 2023
Close to 4 million Californians with student debt will resume payments for student loans starting in October. Here’s what you need to know about repayment options, your rights as a borrower and what’s ahead.
July 18, 2023
The hip-hop, R&B and soul music festival will now feature performers P-Lo, Zyah Belle and Kalan.Frfr. Heavy rain earlier this year forced organizers to reschedule the festival from April to August.
July 12, 2023
The two-week event takes place from July 14 to 30 and features fireworks, concerts and eating contests, among other events.