The Steinberg Review November 10 – November 16
Every week we highlight important news around the greater Sacramento region.
In an effort to give people of color the opportunity to play a role in Sacramento’s growing marijuana economy, the city council is considering lifting the cap on the number of cannabis dispensaries allowed to operate in the city.
CBS Sacramento: Sacramento Looking to Give Capitol Mall A Makeover
The City of Sacramento is looking to make some big changes to Capitol Mall. This week, city leaders hope to secure $500,000 to move forward with renovation plans for the iconic Sacramento corridor. “It’s only six blocks, but it’s literally the backbone of downtown,” said Steve Hansen, Sacramento Vice Mayor.
Sacramento Business Journal: Sacramento hailed as inclusive tech city
Sacramento has been ranked among a handful of cities nationwide that are both digital and inclusive.
According to the Brookings Institution, Sacramento is one of eight inclusive "digital cities" — those offering "glimpses of the promise tech holds for contributing to inclusive prosperity," according to a new report by the research group.
CBS Sacramento: Air Quality In Sacramento Reaches ‘Hazardous’ Levels
Smoke from the Camp Fire continues to pose a health threat in the Sacramento area. As of 12:56 p.m. Friday, the air quality reading, or Air Quality Index (AQI) reading in downtown Sacramento, specifically along T Street, was 337, or “very unhealthy.” The highest reading of the day, 370, was taken at 7 a.m. and was considered “hazardous.”
Since the wildfire in Butte County ignited, many Californians have been searching for ways to help fire victims. A Sacramento artist is putting his extraordinary talent to work for those impacted by the Camp Fire.