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A long, hot, violent summer

Editor’s note: Will Sacramento council spend more money on community programs to prevent gang violence? When Mayor Darrell Steinberg started the big police reform meeting…



Dividing the pie

Editor’s note: How should Sacramento spend $89 million from Uncle Sam? Residents have ideas, but will officials listen? Mayor Darrell Steinberg and City Council members…



The recipe for police reform

Essay: Sacramento’s new director of public safety accountability says she learned the hard way By LaTesha Watson There is a sense of urgency in the…


Blowing the whistle

City auditor makes it easier for public to see complaints The most famous whistleblower lately was the one who started the impeachment of President Trump….


Better safe than sorry

Editor’s note: New city programs during the pandemic need to take every precaution City Hall and its partners are brainstorming lots of innovative ways to…


Under the microscope

Editor’s note: LaTesha Watson is Sacramento’s new public safety watchdog. She’s been under scrutiny, herself. The person may not be a household name, but the…