Support the 100% Local Pledge Campaign

Support the 100% Local Pledge Campaign

This campaign is designed to help small businesses recover from devastating closures of two months or more. Colorful yard signs are displayed outside businesses to signal to neighbors that they have re-opened for business.

The 100% Local Pledge Campaign message is designed to remind citizens that they need to support local businesses and keep purchasing dollars with local retailers, and not online.

Small Is Beautiful

Small Is Beautiful

Twenty-five years ago, my husband and I went into the local publishing business for two reasons. First, we saw the need to connect neighbors to one another, which helps folks build stronger ties to their communities.

Second, we love and value small businesses. We want to help local merchants reach their neighbors and grow their businesses.

Community Care

Community Care

When COVID-19 simultaneously overloaded the health care system and hobbled the hospitality industry, East Sacramento resident Sheri Graciano put two and two together. Why not do something that would help both overworked health care professionals and local restaurants struggling to stay afloat?

Jackie’s Back

Jackie’s Back

Musician and singer-songwriter Jackie Greene returns to Sacramento with his signature blend of rock, blues and country for this summer’s Pops in the Park. But this year, due to social-distancing protocols, the annual neighborhood event will be different. The reimagined concert will be live-streamed Saturday, June 6, via the Pops in the Park Facebook page.

Catch Some Air

Catch Some Air

In 2015, sisters Brianna and Kristine Tesauro were just like any other 20somethings. Brianna—the elder by four years—was working in hospitality and volunteering. Kristine was employed at a raw food café and saving up for college to become a teacher. But that April, everything changed.

After experiencing unexplained fevers for weeks, Kristine finally went to the hospital for a checkup at the behest of a concerned roommate. That night saved her life. Kristine discovered she had leukemia. Had she waited two more days to go in, she wouldn’t have survived.

Disappearing Act

Disappearing Act

Coronavirus news is crowding out everything in our public discourse, so it’s understandable why we’re not hearing much about the protracted stalemate between the Sacramento City Unified School District and the union representing teachers in the financially troubled system.

Negotiations on the union’s long-expired contract presumably started in March, but it’s been radio silence for much of the time since then. Both sides have reverted to their positions of mistrust, finger pointing and putting off hard choices.