A CapRadio investigation into Sacramento Councilmember Sean Loloee’s North Sacramento residence. A newly released study reveals the extent of sex trafficking in Sacramento County. A preview of wine "harvest season" in Northern California.
Councilmember Sean Loloee
For roughly six weeks, Sacramento City Councilmember Sean Loloee has been at the center of an independent investigation into his residency. The councilmember, who represents District 2, has been accused of not living in the district he was elected to serve, which is against the law, and instead living in neighboring Placer County in his wife's Granite Bay home. Councilmember Loloee has denied these allegations first reported by the Sacramento Bee since the beginning, saying he lives permanently at the North Sacramento home off Nogales Street, where he is also registered to vote. But now there is another development. Sacramento Police records show that there have been nine complaints at the North Sacramento residence Councilmember Loloee owns and says he lives at "seven days a week." CapRadio News Editor Kris Hooks obtained those records and joined Insight to share more about what he found and the councilmember's response to the police reports.
Sex Trafficking in Sacramento County
Sex trafficking has received growing attention recently, especially since Congress passed the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000. But 20 years isn’t necessarily a lot of time. There is limited research on the prevalence from one community to the next because trafficking is a hidden crime that can happen gradually over time. Sacramento County funded what it calls the first study of its kind in California, and the numbers gave us pause. From 2015 to 2020, the study found in Sacramento County that there are more than 13,000 victims of sex trafficking, a number that is likely an underestimate. The research also included interviewing more than 150 survivors with the goal of prevention and creating the right resources. Insight spoke with three guests who each played a key role in the study: Dr. Shannon Williams with the Institute for Social Research at Sacramento State, Terri Galvan with the non-profit Community Against Sexual Harm, and Sacramento City Councilmember Eric Guerra, who helped lock down the state funding for the project.
Wine harvest season preview
With everything going on in the world, we all deserve a break from the news. And there's no better way to take a break than with a fantastic glass (or two) of wine. So Insight decided to set aside our last segment of the week to talk wine. And not so much about the business of wine, but dig deeper into what we like, what's good this time of year, and what we can expect in the upcoming harvest. So with all due respect to climate change and supply chain issues, today’s segment is about what’s good in your glass with a few weeks left in summer and what to drink a few months from now. For this segment, Insight welcomed back Rick Kushman, a New York Times bestselling author, former Sac Bee columnist, and longtime Insight contributor who knows a thing or two about wine.