George Floyd

Sign of the times

Editor’s note: Will Sacramento give its blessing to a “Black Lives Matter” sign in a city park? “Black Lives Matter”—the phrase as well as the…

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Build back better

Editor’s note: Sacramento refocuses on creating a more inclusive economy, post COVID, but the plan has a curious gap Sacramento’s effort to build a fairer…




Checking out

Sacramento City Hall continues to lose Black managers despite diversity efforts On paper at least, this city of Sacramento employee seems to have a great…


Nowhere near done on police reform

Editor’s note: Sacramento’s citizens commission is working on more proposals to weed out bad cops and hold officers accountable The Sacramento City Council and Police…





Peaceful protest

Editor’s note: Mayor Steinberg warns against violence in Jacob Blake marches, while Councilwoman-elect Valenzuela stresses free speech It’s an ongoing tension in America’s debate on…


COVID and crime

Editor’s note: Violence is up during the pandemic and police reform protests America’s cities have been hammered by twin crises—first the COVID-19 pandemic and then…


Creating an alternative to 911

A new Sacramento office is supposed to handle emergency calls instead of police. Bridgette Dean’s job is to make sure it works. Daniel Hahn spoke…





Your weekend watch list

Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’ may be the first great movie of our terrible Trump era There’s a scene in Spike Lee’s new Vietnam epic…


Real reform

Essay: Sacramento must lead on police changes. The community commission’s recommendations are a good start. By Mario Guerrero For the past several weeks, our city…