Taking Root

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BY EDGAR SANCHEZ In March 2016, Alfred Melbourne walked out of Wasco State Prison in Kern County—free at last. He had served 18 years for assault with a firearm and assault with a deadly weapon. [...]
Community

Seeds of Change

BY EDGAR SANCHEZ Rubie Simonsen has worn many hats. The 30-year-old Sacramentan has been a yoga instructor, a community volunteer, a poet, a website designer and a youth program manager. But the role Simonsen values […]

Community

Be Sure to Vote!

by Thea Marie Rood Tomorrow is Election Day but it’s not too late to make sure your voice is heard. Sacramento Regional Transit District can make it happen—and it’s free! Working with two partners—Sacramento County […]

Youth

Calling All Kids!

by Thea Marie Rood Especially with the weather turning cooler—and the rainy season on the horizon—Sacramento kids need some safe, reliable transportation. Not only is the Sacramento Regional Transit District providing plenty of buses, light […]

Community

Make a Plan to Vote

by Thea Marie Rood With just one week to Election Day, now is the time to map out your strategy: How will you get yourself or your ballot to the polls? Sacramento Regional Transit District […]

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Kids Ride Free on SacRT

by Thea Marie Rood The Sacramento Regional Transit District’s fare-free transit program, which waives fares for students and youth in transitional kindergarten through 12th grade across SacRT’s service area, has been extended for another year, […]

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Environmental Justice

BY EDGAR SANCHEZ As wildfires and a merciless pandemic convulsed California, a Sacramento conference explored 2020’s perils and how minorities are bearing the brunt of COVID-19. The Oct. 15 virtual event—entitled “The World on Fire: […]

Community

Mark your calendars

by Thea Marie Rood Voters have a lot to consider this election season, but thanks to Sacramento Regional Transit’s Drive the Vote program, one thing we don’t have to worry about: transportation to and from […]

Youth

RydeFreeRT: A Proven Success

by Thea Marie Rood The Sacramento Regional Transit District’s fare-free program, which waives fares for students and youth in transitional kindergarten through 12th grade across SacRT’s service area, has been extended for another year, through […]

Community

AGGIE SQUARE

BY EDGAR SANCHEZ In mid-2018, Bill Motmans received an invitation he couldn’t refuse. The Tahoe Park resident was asked to serve on a committee that would help guide development of Aggie Square, the cutting edge […]

Community

Get Out the Vote

BY EDGAR SANCHEZ The long, hot summer of 2020 was unlike any Josh Harris had ever experienced. Once it began, he repeatedly took to the streets to demand that police treat Black people like him […]