October 11, 2021
A preliminary estimate shows that the Caldor Fire cost tens of millions in lost economic activity. Wildfires, and the economic disruption they cause, have a large economic impact.
September 24, 2021
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 701 on Wednesday. It aims to address the impact of speed quotas on warehouse worker injuries and health.
With Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine approved by the FDA, some employers are looking to tie employment to vaccination requirements. However, things can get tricky with certain exemptions.
August 15, 2021
California businesses are responding to a labor shortage with social media pleas, hiring incentives, bonuses and new benefits. So far, workers, particularly in the service industry, are seeing wages rise.
July 30, 2021 | Sarah Mizes-Tan
The alt-weekly's 19,000 square foot space on Del Paso Boulevard will soon become a library and community hub for the North Sacramento community.
July 25, 2021 | Ed Fletcher
Fueled by concern about rising cases of the delta variant, some Sacramento business owners are adopting their own COVID-19 protocol, such as requiring masks or proof of vaccination.
Common household items and other goods have seemed to become more expensive over the past few months. Why? Well, inflation is at the highest it’s been in 13 years. Five Star Bank President James Beckwith explains what this means for Californians.
June 17, 2021 | Chris Hagan
Workers will no longer need to wear masks or physically distance themselves at work if they are fully vaccinated except in certain situations or if there is an outbreak. The move comes two days after the state reopened its economy.
June 3, 2021
Even as the state prepares to lift coronavirus restrictions on June 15, some changes such as outdoor dining and to-go drinks will likely remain in many California cities. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced pandemic extensions through Dec. 31.
May 21, 2021 | Sarah Mizes-Tan
Surveys show that younger African Americans are much more likely to be invested in stocks than older generations, in part due to greater accessibility.
April 5, 2021
The state’s unemployment agency has signed $236 million in private contracts as jobless workers await benefits. EDD says it needs the outside help.
This is the first time Sacramento has been out of the most-restrictive purple tier under the state's regional stay-at-home order since Nov. 10. San Joaquin and Yuba counties were also expected to move into the red tier, but did not.