Articles by Scott Thomas Anderson

Distant callings

Renowned fiddler from Scotland helps Gold Rush territory find its past There’s still an echo of Celtic wanderers who poured their dreams into the American…


Going green for purple gold

Wineries that make top vintages with an eco-friendly touch Books, French wine, fruit and fine weather. That was John Keats’ recipe for happiness and there…


A crystalized crisis

As meth trafficking surges, Sacramento’s doctors, treatment specialists and CPS workers struggle with the fall-out Ten minutes before sunrise, the team hit the house. The…


Privacy hacks

Democratic lawmakers in California are quietly attacking their own landmark privacy law The California Consumer Privacy Act was hailed as a milestone for reining in…


Rolling job killer

Sacramento boosts automated cars, but what happens to professional drivers? Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg leaned out from the window of a dark sedan and gave…


The mind’s independence day

It’s a quiet afternoon at Avid Reader in Davis. A handful of tome-hunters mill noiselessly—almost suspiciously—along the bookstore’s neat shelves. The door opens, and Catriona McPherson…


Uncorked potential

Once called ‘the hidden gem,’ Delta wineries are flourishing, though tunnel project could change that There’s a painting on the wall of Scribner Bend Vineyard, an…


The road to peace

Advance Peace initiative sees early signs of progress in combating gang killings in Sacramento In 2018, the city of Sacramento managed to escape a grim…