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Taking Refuge

Just shy of 10:30 p.m. this past Nov. 5, Sardar Wali, his wife, Fatima, and their two young children step off a plane at Sacramento International Airport. Tired from nearly 24 hours of flying...

Going Hungry

In many ways, the Sacramento of 2015 is a world away from the Sacramento of 2008 and 2009. Six years ago, the region was trapped in what seemed to be a death spiral: Housing prices...

The Hydrogen Imaginarium

When it comes to tinkering, Bob Haran has just about done it all. He’s spent five years working for a slew of auto shops in the Yellowstone area, worked for years as an aviation...

Pink-Slipped

Stephanie Kuroda, a 33-year-old elementary school teacher in the Sacramento City Unified School District, received her first preliminary pink slip in the spring of 2008—a formal notice that she had no guarantee of a...

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