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Foon Rhee

Is Sacramento finally becoming more bike-friendly?

The city is making progress and spending more money on bicycle projects, including the long-awaited trail along the Sacramento River Parkway in the Pocket. But there’s a long way to go to reach goals set by advocates.

Foon Rhee

If we can tell Chinese and Korean food apart, why not people?

Too often, Asian Americans are lumped together as a “model minority” with the highest income and most education. But there are cultural, economic, political and social differences among various groups of Asians. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month would be a good time to recognize and celebrate them.

Foon Rhee

How millions of minimum wage workers are getting stiffed

Low-wage workers, including about 590,000 in California, are being shortchanged by not getting the full legal minimum wage. Wage theft is bad for everyone, the Economic Policy Institute says. It puts families into poverty and forces more to seek public assistance, raising the bill for taxpayers. It lowers wages for workers in the same industry and it’s preventing Americans from moving into the middle class.

Videos

Desiree Salazar moving forward with her life

More than a year clean Desiree Salazar is no longer homeless and looks to give back to people that were instrumental in her recovery from losing her children and drug addiction.
Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee
Desiree Salazar moving forward with her life 1:31

Desiree Salazar moving forward with her life

He survived foster care system, now fights for foster kids 2:45

He survived foster care system, now fights for foster kids

Caleb Sears' aunt, grandmother confront an immovable force 1:50

Caleb Sears' aunt, grandmother confront an immovable force

The thinking behind Sue Wilson, who brought the end to 107.9 The End 4:53

The thinking behind Sue Wilson, who brought the end to 107.9 The End