Billy Lei was afraid he'd be forced to move out of his Sacramento apartment.
Billy Lei was afraid he'd be forced to move out of his Sacramento apartment. Courtesy of Billy Lei
Billy Lei was afraid he'd be forced to move out of his Sacramento apartment. Courtesy of Billy Lei
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

Associate editor and editorial writer

If he weren’t blind, he would’ve lost his apartment. What's that say about California values?

March 25, 2018 06:30 AM

About This Blog


Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

Contact Erika D. Smith at 916-321-1185, esmith@sacbee.com, on Twitter at @Erika_D_Smith or on Facebook at Erika D. Smith, Journalist