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Sacramento’s Comeback

Sacramento’s Comeback

When we are confronted with the unexpected or the unimaginable, it can feel impossible to look past the here and now. As the COVID-19 health crisis continues to spread, the world has changed dramatically. Yet, through it all, there have been beautiful examples of our community pulling together and picking up the pieces.

Sacramento is America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital. We built this designation with the hard work, creativity, and ingenuity of our many restaurants and businesses. Innovation has been the key to building and sustaining our economy during “normal” times and now, more than ever, we must to use our imagination and determination to find a new path forward.

Survival Device

Survival Device

Ken Anthony wasn’t among the global airline, hotel and casino companies that instantly lined up for taxpayer handouts when the coronavirus struck. He was too busy trying to keep his small business alive.

Anthony owns Device Brewing Company, which runs three taprooms in Sacramento, including a new restaurant in Pocket’s Promenade Shopping Center. Like countless small business operators, his life collapsed in mid-March, when Gov. Gavin Newsom and Sacramento County health officials closed public gathering places to slow the pandemic.

Dave Bierce Believes that Attitude Counts

Dave Bierce Believes that Attitude Counts

We all remember the horrible images: Jetliners flying into the World Trade Center. Just like that, life changed.

I was the sole provider for my wife and our three children. The questions came instantly. What does this mean? What will happen to us? How will I provide for my family? Within a week, my daily routine disintegrated into a series of random activities. My income disappeared. I was a mess.

Speaking Of Eagles

Speaking Of Eagles

The ongoing—and increasing—presence of bald eagles on the American River is the subject of a Carmichael Library talk on Thursday, April 30. Photographer/author Susan Maxwell Skinner will present photos and stories of the newcomers’ migration to areas considered closest ever to Sacramento.

Sacramento County Jail Releases

Sacramento County Jail Releases

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.

Virtual teaching keeps Sac State students on track

Virtual teaching keeps Sac State students on track

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.

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