Caltrans traffic congestion plan

The Yolo Causeway has been one of the biggest transportation headaches in the Sacramento region in recent years — the three-lane bottleneck over wetlands impacts drivers on their morning commutes. Caltrans finally decided to do something about it, and unveiled a lengthy and ambitious plan to add an extra lane…

California primary election night

On primary election night 2018, I was sent to the joint candidate party for two progressives running for sheriff and district attorney. Much of the two stories about the races were pre-written, but the Sacramento Bee needed reactions from the candidates and their supporters. I interviewed both candidates several times…

Bernie Sanders campaign rally

When presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced he would hold a rally in Davis ahead of the California primary in 2016, I jumped at the opportunity to cover it for my local newspaper, The Davis Enterprise. I got a media credential and spent several hours before, during and after Sanders’ speech…

Carr Fire in Redding

I started tracking the deadly Carr Fire several days before it surged into the 90,000-person town of Redding in far Northern California, so The Sacramento Bee sent me up to cover it. I arrived at about 10 p.m. the night that west Redding was being evacuated as flames scorched dozens…