Articles by Steph Rodriguez

Look for the helpers

A medic, a teacher and a grocer step up during Sacramento’s time of unrest The term “essential worker” has carried new meaning during the coronavirus…


Pot of the future

Natura Life + Science, a massive cannabis service provider, will open its 12-acre campus in Sacramento this fall Is Sacramento ready to welcome one of…


From chef to table

When he and his wife both lost their restaurant jobs as the coronavirus pandemic shut down businesses, JD Snead says he started cooking for his…


The fruits of their labor

Midtown Association splits with Unseen Heroes, a Black-owned events company that operated Midtown Farmers Market for more than 5 years On any given Saturday morning,…


Snapshots from the protests

A demonstration sponsored by the American Bus Association aimed to raise awareness about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the private bus industry. (Photo…


Snapshots from the protests

Sacramento trans activist Ebony Harper presented “The Certificate of Divadom” to a high school graduate who attended every recent Black Lives Matter protest in Sacramento….


Snapshots from the protests

The Black and Brown: Shut It Down protest on Sunday started in Southside Park and ended at Cesar Chavez Plaza. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Gomez…


Writing through the chaos

La Noche Oskura released a new single and continues to spread messages of empowerment, racial equality Twelve years ago, Nando Estrada introduced Sacramento to La…


In solidarity, enough is enough

The world watched George Floyd lie face down with hands cuffed behind his back as then-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin dug his knee into Floyd’s…