News

More than COVID

In late March, as coronavirus started to spread in the northern Sacramento Valley, Dr. Steve Zlotowski made a four-minute video that went viral on the internet. An emergency medicine physician at Enloe Medical Center, he […]

News

Disaster County

In early March, as coronavirus started to spread through the Sacramento Valley, Katy Thoma remained optimistic. She understood the gravity of the situation—Butte County officials had recently declared both a local emergency and a local […]

News

Anatomy of a surge

This is an update of previous story published on July 14, 2020. In early spring, health officials and providers across California braced for a flood of coronavirus patients. Spread of the disease elsewhere—such as New […]

Arts & Culture

Curtain call

A black plywood casket sat in the space once occupied by the Blue Room Theatre’s main stage, surrounded by the room’s figurative viscera: detached lighting rigs, speakers and piles of coiled-up cables. The unintentional stage […]

Community Essays

Guest comment

“I hate it, too.” That was my message to one of my juniors back in April. Distance learning had been suddenly foisted upon us, and he was struggling with staying interested in it. I had […]

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Opinions

Editorial: Armchair epidemiology

Sequestered at home over the course of the pandemic, most of you undoubtedly have had a discussion—directly or through social media—with someone who’s shared “important information” about coronavirus. People with time on their hands find […]