About R.E. Graswich
R.E. Graswich, the Sacramento Voices coordinator, has four decades of experience in Sacramento media, communications, policy and politics. Career highlights: Sacramento Bee Metro columnist, video columnist for CBS 13, drive-time co-anchor for KFBK, Special Assistant to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and author of the Amazon sports best-seller "Vagrant Kings: David Stern, Kevin Johnson and the NBA's Orphan Team," a history of the most traveled franchise in U.S. major league sports.

Sacramento Voices: a celebration

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Sacramento Voices celebrated its 2016 class graduation in April at the Sacramento City College Cultural Awareness Center. The event celebrated the journalism, poetry and personal narratives that emerged during the nine-month course in community journalism — a remarkable production of work from an outstanding group of writers.    

Why Voices matter

Sacramento City College Professor of Journalism Dianne Heimer recently spoke to Sacramento Voices correspondents at a training workshop. Her words captured the essence of the Voices program, and the motivation behind its support by the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. Professor Heimer’s remarks follow.

Inspirational words for Sac Voices

Dianne Heimer

Sacramento City College journalism professor Dianne Heimer and Sacramento Voices alum Burt Clemons used heartfelt and inspirational words to describe the importance of community journalism at a Sacramento Voices training workshop in February. Heimer examined how traditional media outlets overlook stories in many South Sacramento neighborhoods, unless the stories involve crime. “You are the only […]

Community Forum keeps us safe

Marianna Sousa demonstrates electrical safety.

From kitchen fires to downed power lines, community members learned essential safety skills at a Sacramento City College and Sacramento Voices Community Forum organized by Voices correspondent Marianna Sousa, with assistance from correspondent Kalaisha Totty. The highly successful event was held Jan. 28 at the SCC Student Center. “The issue of safety effects all of […]

Town Hall: Safety Awareness

Please join Sacramento Voices and the Sacramento City College community for a Town Hall filled with presentations to help keep you safe. The Safety Awareness and Crisis Prevention event will be held this Thursday, January 28, at the Sacramento City College Student Center on campus, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The entire South Sacramento […]

Guns: A line between protection and violence

Sacramento Voices correspondents sat down to contemplate the question of gun violence in our communities, an issue that has become a major focus for President Obama. Correspondents were asked whether they had been personally touched by gun violence, and how that may have shaped their perceptions. They were asked about the impact of guns in […]

We are what we eat

Sacramento Voices correspondent Ricardo Lopez, right, provides personal insight into his latest assignment for the website — documenting our everyday approach to eating. The series will present viewpoints on the most essential (and often unhealthy) act we routinely commit toward our longterm health and happiness. His report follows.

Profiling a teacher who’s been there and back

Sacramento Voices correspondent Courtny Thomas has a special affinity for Sacramento City College. Like many South Sacramento residents, she is continuing her education at the campus on Freeport Boulevard. For the next three days, Thomas will profile a person who made a similar journey, and who today helps students just like herself — Irma Sandoval […]