Separate and unequal: How a charter school divided Healdsburg students” This story about racial and academic division in a Sonoma County school district won first place for Youth and Education Coverage at the 2020 California Journalism Awards.
“¿Por Qué Puerto Rico?” I wrote a personal essay about how I learned to accept my body after surgeries, weight gain and motherhood during a long-distance bicycle trip in Puerto Rico. It ended up being the cover story of an Adventure Cyclist issue that received an honorable mention at the 2020 Eddie and Ozzie Awards.
“Alanis Morissette to perform pregnant and empowered” I had a fun interview with the legendary Alanis Morissette about the evolution of her music career, the Broadway musical based on her 1995 album “Jagged Little Pill,” motherhood and love.
“Video Droid closes amid lower revenue after wildfires” You can’t help but feel nostalgic when walking through a local video store during its last week.
“Student enrollment declines across Santa Rosa as families move away”
“Cheap snacks abound at Vietnamese grocery store” A list of my favorite snacks at my favorite Asian grocery store in Lincoln, Nebraska.
‘Right Fist in the Air, Strong and Confident’: Black Women Speak Out Amid the momentous shift in the Black Lives Matter movement, I interviewed a group of Black women about representation, racism and their personal experiences.
“Activist Dolores Huerta urges Santa Rosa Junior College students to organize, get involved” “Nothing is going to change unless you do it. We have the power,” Dolores Huerta said.
Is the pandemic the tipping point needed to improve child care infrastructure?” I will never stop writing about the importance of early childhood development.
“One year after Parkland shooting, Sonoma County schools tighten security” School employees learned how to apply pressure to a wound in case of an active shooter situation, and children as young as 2 participated in active shooter drills.
“How Sonoma County teachers survive on below-average wages, high housing costs”
“Facebook group helps recover stolen bikes”
“Flavor, memories nourish the soul at new comfort food truck” Some call it love. Some call it magic. Some call it mac and cheese.
Column: “Here is what happens when you move from big city America to small town America” I wrote this after moving from the Chicago area to a small town in Montana.