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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.
September 21, 2020
EDD will stop accepting new unemployment insurance applications for two weeks as it overhauls its claims processing system.
September 18, 2020
Even as the economy is battered by the pandemic, low mortgage rates and limited inventory are driving a continued rise in home prices.
September 17, 2020
California has $600 million to spend on Project Homekey, but there’s a catch: It has to be used in less than 4 months.
How This Bay Area Nonprofit — Led By A Former Google Nest Executive — Helped Broker California’s $990 Million PPE Deal
September 9, 2020
The Bay Area nonprofit Frontline Support Inc. was formed in mid-March. Within weeks, it helped broker a $990 million deal between the Newsom administration and Chinese manufacturer BYD.
September 1, 2020
The end of California’s legislative session was beleaguered by COVID-19, wildfires, a tanked economy and a looming eviction crisis. Tempers also flared Monday night.
August 31, 2020
The end of this year’s legislative session is even more hectic than usual, as lawmakers try to make up for lost time at the Capitol due to COVID-19.
Explainer: Why Sacramento Public Health Received Less Federal COVID-19 Aid Than The Sheriff’s Office
August 13, 2020
County officials seem to agree that the public health office is strapped for staffing and resources — but it’s unclear why it’s taken so long for the department to secure federal aid.
August 11, 2020
No, you’re not imagining it — your electricity bills are higher. With Californians spending more time at home and working remotely during the pandemic, household appliances are sucking up way more energy than usual.
August 10, 2020
Dr. Sonia Angell shared the news in an email to colleagues Sunday, but did not provide a reason for her departure, which is effective immediately. The announcement comes after the state acknowledged an undercount of COVID-19 cases in recent data.
‘Restricted To Persons Of The Caucasian Race Forever’: Racist Language In California Property Records Could Finally Be Erased
August 5, 2020
The U.S. Supreme Court deemed racially restrictive covenants unconstitutional over 70 years ago. But the Jim Crow-era language survives in the property records of many houses in Sacramento and across California — often without owners realizing it.