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The numbers are in
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Sacramento is not immune to the statewide housing issue. | Photo by @teddymorrow
The Sacramento Housing Alliance has released a new report detailing the housing needs of residents across Sacramento County. The document shines a light on how the statewide housing crisis directly impacts the region’s community members.

Key takeaways include:
  • To afford Sac County’s average monthly rent of $1,676, workers need to make $32.23 per hour — more than double the state’s minimum wage and roughly $6 per hour more than was necessary in 2021.
  • 55,000+ low-income renters don’t have access to affordable housing. Note: Low-income is defined as 80% of the area median income (AMI). Sacramento County’s AMI is $102,400.
  • 81% of extremely low-income residents (less than 30% of the AMI) spend over half their income on housing.
  • The state has attempted to address the situation — California’s funding for housing “production and preservation” in Sacramento County increased 191% year-over-year to $728 million.
Want to see a change in your neighborhood? Find your legislative representative to make your voice heard. You can also learn more about how Housing California and the California Housing Partnership are working to address the Golden State’s housing crisis through the Roadmap Home 2030 initiative.
Friday, May 26
Saturday, May 27
  • Pocket-Greenhaven Farmers Market | Saturday, May 27 | 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | 6446 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento | Free | Shop a plethora of goods from local bakers, brewers, creatives, and more.
Sunday, May 28
  • Lizzo | Sunday, May 28 | 8 p.m. | Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento | $75.50-$189 | I just took a DNA test — turns out I’m 100% buying tickets.
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👀 Trivia time: Dirty Dozen or Clean Fifteen?
Can you guess what’s “clean” vs. “dirty?” | Photos via Athletic Greens and public use
Spring + summer = fresh produce seasons — so you need to know which fruits and veggies are pesticide heavy (vs. more on the clean side).
  • Kale: Dirty Dozen or Clean Fifteen? Find out.
  • Papaya: Dirty Dozen or Clean Fifteen? Find out.
  • Tomatoes: Dirty Dozen or Clean Fifteen? Find out.
Know exactly what you’re putting into your body by incorporating AG1 into your diet (bonus: there’s a special offer available now).*
News Notes
  • Mayor Darrell Steinberg announced yesterday he will not run for reelection in 2024. Steinberg was first elected to be the mayor of the City of Trees in 2016 and won a second term in 2020. (KCRA 3)
  • Chris Jarosz — co-owner of several local restaurants, including Broderick Roadhouse — died in a car crash on Highway 50 this week. His most recent effort, Bones Craft Kitchen in Davis, opened in 2022. (Sac Bee)
  • The owner of Charlene’s Beauty Supply in Elk Grove is aiming to make products for Black hair more accessible. Charlotte Haynes told ABC10 that she plans to hold classes geared around hair care at her shop located at 8694 Elk Grove Blvd. (ABC10)
  • Sacramento State has announced that its next president will be J. Luke Wood. The former vice president of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity at San Diego State will begin his new role on Sunday, July 16. (FOX40)
History repeats itself — so does soccer
Republic FC’s first match at Hughes drew a crowd of 20,000+. | Photo via Sacramento Republic FC
Sacramento Republic FC is officially returning to Hughes Stadium.

The Indomitable Club announced it will host Orange County SC on Saturday, August 26, at the site of its first-ever match 10 years ago, which more than 20,000 fans attended. The celebratory night will be filled with giveaways, appearances from former players, special presentations, and more.

Public pre-sale begins today at 10 a.m. — with tickets starting at $10 — so make sure to head to the club’s website to sign up.

While you wait for the match, get a history lesson on Hughes Stadium, and check out the club’s new kit (that’s soccer terminology for uniforms).
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Michael Cera and Kristen Stewart have officially wrapped shooting their “Sacramento” movie — let us know if you spotted the stars around town.
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