The court order runs three pages. The words would be astonishing in normal times. Headlined “Order authorizing Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department to grant release,” it explains why jail gates must swing open and allow almost 400 inmates to walk free.
Leaving no corner of society untouched, the coronavirus crisis has forced jailers across California to evaluate thousands of inmates for early release. The law-abiding public may suffer the consequences in the coming weeks, but the goal is sensible, realistic and inevitable.
Now that Sac State faculty are required to teach courses virtually for the remainder of the spring semester, creativity and innovation are at the forefront. Maintaining professor-student contact helps pupils handle anxiety and frustration from the loss of in-person lessons during the COVID-19 health crisis.
Some teachers use software such as Zoom to teach live classes. Others record their lectures and post them online for students to access.
The Pocket-Greenhaven community has two citizen-warriors who work hard to keep bureaucrats honest. They are the two Jims—Jim Geary and Jim Houpt. Both lawyers, they love to deploy their expertise to dissect documents, ask tough questions and insist authorities deliver services as promised.
The two Jims give special attention to the river and levees that make Pocket and Greenhaven unique. They are serious about parks and recreation. They believe the city must deliver on its 1975 promise to complete the Sacramento River Parkway atop the levee from Freeport to Downtown.
Nothing bonds sports fans better than a friendly wager. Maybe $20. Or $100. No matter the dollar amount, betting on sports quickens the pulse, heightens the intensity and pulls the fan into the action. When you’ve got money riding on the game, the final score really matters.
Unfortunately, California sports fans transform themselves into criminals when they make a sports bet. Sports wagering is illegal in the state, whether online or between two neighbors. The only way to stay within the boundaries of California law is to make your wager in Nevada.
To support Sacramento-area artists and galleries during the COVID-19 health crisis, UnOpen Studios has announced a Call for Artists.
UnOpen Studios, co-founded by D. Oldham Neath (otherwise known as The Art Lady), gives the visual arts community a creative outlet for stress relief during these uncertain times, and offers the public an opportunity to explore and support local artists and their crafts.
We're living through unprecedented times of fear and uncertainty and, yet, life and business must go on. For local businesses and communities facing the threat of significantly reduced foot traffic--and sales-- it's hard to know exactly how to proceed.
I won't pretend to have a proven formula for a time like this but I'll make a few suggestions below to help you, your business, and your customers and clients navigate this time.