Articles by Scott Thomas Anderson

Bull by the tail

Pain and perseverance at the bloodless Portuguese bullfights of the Delta  With dying sunlight shifting through the town of Thornton, Donald Alcino Mota lays back…



The twilight zones

This is what it’s like to live through a PG&E blackout Nearly 80 people crowded into a makeshift outpost in a quiet corner of Grass Valley,…



Tenants demand statewide rent cap

More than 100 renters marched the halls of the state Capitol, promising to vote out any legislator who opposes AB 1482’s statewide rent cap San…


Unbreakable bond

Former state boxing champion Richard ‘Trino’ Savala emerged from a criminal past to become the region’s most unique youth advocate and bail bondsman Richard “Trino”…


Collapse of a coalition

Has political orthodoxy and the threat of big money broken up Sacramento’s grassroots renters’ alliance? On a February evening, two women sat next to each…


Pure preservation

Torchbearers of New Orleans jazz flash a searing side of themselves in Folsom Local crowds have flocked to bands offering a little taste of New…


Tenant turning point?

After nearly three years of Sacramento housing advocates imploring leaders to pass rent control and other tenant protections, a grand bargain of sorts was announced…


Recovering the wild

Could a reimagined Sacramento Zoo be an innovator for animal wellness, sanctuary and habitat protection? An okapi is smacking on his food, his nostrils flaring, the…