pandemic




A selection of other Pandemic Heroes

Our readers nominated educators, business owners and community groups Julie Szukalski, teacher, Visions In Education charter school, Carmichael: My son’s teacher at his alma mater,…


From Tupperware, with love

And so I bake. I bake as an excuse to leave the house, if only briefly. If my friends are home, we’ll talk through screen doors, catch up a bit. If they’re working, or if their health doesn’t allow it, I’ll send a text in advance so the food doesn’t languish in Sacramento’s summer heat. However the food gets delivered, I’ve made a real, human connection with someone I love in a time when I—we—need it so much.


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…



Snapshots from the protests

Demonstrators headed toward the Highway 99 overpass on 12th Avenue in Oak Park. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Gomez Jr.) No justice. No peace. (Photo courtesy…


Snapshots from a pandemic

How does he drink that smoothie through a mask? (Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson, @runningclocks) Mask up. Get veggies. (Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson) Families…