Cathie Anderson

June 21, 2014 12:00 AM

Cathie Anderson: Placer SPCA chief takes page from for-profit companies to get animals into good homes

Days before launching a new mobile app that makes the world a much smaller place, Sacramento natives Blake Mori and John Parilo took it along on their road trip to the BottleRock music festival in Napa Valley. And, they checked their egos at the gate....The evolution of the Placer SPCA and its leader, Leilani Fratis, reflects the sea change that has occurred at nonprofits over the last decade....River City Brewing Co. is open for business at Downtown Plaza, although owner Beth Ayres gets a handful of calls daily from customers asking if they’ve closed.

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Cathie Anderson connects you to local businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofits by gathering insights and strategies from business leaders of large companies as well as small startups. She's been preparing for this assignment for years, with positions that include assistant business editor at The Detroit News and The Dallas Morning News, and business editor and features editor at The Sacramento Bee. Contact her at or 916-321-1193. Twitter: @CathieA_SacBee.

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