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Award-winning journalist Vicki Gonzalez hosts interviews with community leaders, advocates, experts, artists and more to provide background and understanding on breaking news, big events, politics and culture in the Sacramento region and beyond.
Monday – Thursday, noon – 1 p.m. Rebroadcast 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.on News Station
In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric worker walks in front of a truck in San Francisco.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
CPUC approves PG&E rate increases. California’s first and only Black-led conservation group acquires land in Placer County. Sutter Street Theatre’s “Holiday in the Hills.”
PG&E customers will be paying close to $400 more per year for their service due to new rate hikes approved earlier this month by the California Public Utilities Commission. While the rate hikes were not a surprise, they come at a time where customers are dealing with massive cost of living increases. Mark Toney, Executive Director of TURN (The Utility Reform Network), joins us to discuss the impact of the increases especially on lower income, vulnerable Californians.
Note: PG&E’s press release regarding the rate increases can be found here.
Accessing the outdoors can provide a variety of benefits, including improving one’s physical and mental well-being. But many people in highly-urban areas, especially people of color, can face barriers when trying to access these opportunities. Recently, California’s first - and only - Black-led conservation group acquired hundreds of acres of land in Placer County to provide more economic, environmental, and recreational equity. Jade Stevens, President of the 40 Acre Conservation League talks about the organization’s history, and its plans for the new parcel.
“Holiday in the Hills” returns to Sutter Street Theatre in Folsom. Director Mike Jimena and Artistic Director Connie Mockenhaupt discuss the research that went into this year’s family-friendly rendition. The play takes place in the late 1800’s and everyone you see onstage was an actual resident or visitor to Folsom at that time of year. “Holiday in the Hills” runs Dec. 2 to Dec. 23 and is rated G.
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