I wrote and produced this story for broadcast and for CapRadio.org. Full story here. STORY: Stories of high-profile celebrities, like Caitlyn Jenner, have catapulted transgender issues into the national spotlight. Still, the increased media coverage hasn’t provided a full picture of the challenges transgender men and women face on a daily basis. Rates of unemployment, poverty and homelessness are higher
I was among a team of digital staff who started and continued to update this blog after a wildfire exploded overnight to more than 14,000 acres. The updates continued for several days. Full story here. September 10, 2015 – Original Post: In the foothills, wind and triple digit heat boosted the Butte Fire to 4,000 acres just hours after starting.
I collaborated with a reporter to collect and visualize data around use of force numbers among 22 law enforcement agencies in Sacramento. I ended up reporting on a web story on the lack of consistent data around use of force. Experts: Data On Policing Practices Inconsistent Throughout U.S. Calls for greater police accountability have grown louder in recent years. Yet
I wrote and produced a spot story for broadcast. I also wrote the web story, created the tables and produced the map. Story: Sacramento received 3,100 water waste complaints in the month of April — the most out of nearly 400 agencies in the state. Even when taking into account population, Sacramento still ranks high for water complaints in April, according
I wrote and produced this story for broadcast and for the website. Full story here. Story: A bill that passed the Assembly Wednesday would require some of California’s public colleges to create resource centers for the state’s growing number of undocumented students. Advocates say a center that opened at UC Davis last Fall could serve as a model. UC Davis
When two deputies were shot in Sacramento County, I started this blog on CapRadio.org. As the manhunt for the suspect continued through the afternoon, I kept this story updated with the latest information. Read the full story here. Oct. 24, 2014 – Original blog post: The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is searching for two suspects they say is involved in
I wrote this story after seeing a post on Reddit go viral. Original story posted here. Story: Last week, a Reddit post by a man, who claims he was charged more than $55,000 for an apendectomy at Sutter Health General Hospital in Sacramento, went viral. The man claims the procedure amounted to $55,029.31. Luckily, he is on his father’s insurance and
I was the digital producer for this project and assisted the reporter in gathering, cleaning up and visualizing drilling data in the Central Valley. Find our full report here. Intro: In rural areas like California’s Central Valley, private wells are a common source of household drinking water. The state of California estimates two million people in the state rely on
I worked as the digital project manager for CaliforniaBurning.org. I was the lead planner, producer and troubleshooter for the website. California Burning: The Past, Present And Future Of Wildfires Intro: Scientists say California should prepare for a future of more massive wildfires. Capital Public Radio took an in-depth look at what that means for Californians.
I produced the web and radio story about this Disc Golf course in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood. Disc Golf Helps Transform McClatchy Park On Saturday, the City of Sacramento will unveil a renovation project it hopes will improve one of Sacramento’s troubled neighborhood parks. One feature added two years ago has had a positive impact. It wasn’t a new basketball