It’s a common misconception that a physical address is required to cast a ballot. For individuals living in shelters or encampments, California offers several options for participating in local elections.(Sept. 26, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report
Board members for the Sunrise MarketPlace business improvement district could not agree on whether to support or oppose the city’s proposed ban on new auto-oriented uses in the Sunrise-Greenback commercial corridor.(Sept. 24, 2022) → Read the full Citrus Heights Sentinel report
Sacramento County Board of Supervisors District 5 candidates Pat Hume and Jaclyn Moreno shared their thoughts on new ordinances regarding homeless encampments.(Sept. 23, 2022) → Read the full Elk Grove Citizen report
With so many students requiring mental health support and school districts confronting mental health clinician shortages, local organizations are stepping up to bridge the gap for students of color.(Sept. 23, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Observer report
For the first time, members at the California Farm Bureau Annual Meeting will be able to sell goods from their farms and ranches. Called the California Marketplace, this interactive event will be held Dec. 4—one of several new features of the meeting, taking place Dec. 2-7 in Monterey.(Sept. 22, 2022) → Read the full The Grapevine Independent report
Sacramento comedian Marcus Parker spent the past decade working the Northern California circuit. Now he’s making a big debut. Better known as Mars Parker, his comedy special titled “I’m a Grown Ass Man” premieres Sept. 22 on Amazon: Prime Video.(Sept. 22, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Bee report
Two candidates are vying for Carmichael’s honorary mayoral position—a Chamber of Commerce appointment that involves ribbon-cutting, tree-planting and sitting on the Chamber board. The hopefuls are fitness trainer Kerri Mandes and real estate agent Ronnie Sylvia.(Sept. 21, 2022) → Read the full Carmichael Times report
The Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce invited candidates to speak at its monthly luncheon. In addition to Rancho Cordova City Council candidates Garrett Gatewood, Linda Budge, and Sheikh Zulkader, the event also drew candidates for other local races.(Sept. 21, 2022) → Read the full The Grapevine Independent report
In the fourth article in a five-part series introducing local candidates, Mayor Shawn Farmer tells the Herald that if he wins a second term, he wants to focus on quality of life, public safety and preserving Galt’s “small-town economy.”(Sept. 21, 2022) → Read the full The Galt Herald report
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