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.

Don’t forget the young ones

Sacramento Voices correspondent Kalaisha Totty is interested in issues involving young people in South Sacramento — rightfully so, as she’s not far removed from the demographic herself. A student leader at Sacramento City College, Totty recently visited the Oak Park office of No Youth Left Behind. Her report follows.

Readings from a voice of experience

Sacramento Voices correspondent Sunshine Pruitt lives a vibrant, vital life as an activist for homeless people, prostitutes and youth abandoned and left to foster care. She has seen more, endured more, and lived more than many of us, and through her writing she finds a precisely focused outlet for her passions. What follows are two […]

On the street where you live

Sacramento Voices is a community journalism project that does exactly what the name implies — provide voices for our neighborhoods. In keeping with this spirit, the Voices will be describing some essential components of their neighborhoods: the shops and merchants and people who make them unique. Ricardo Lopez’s story about La Esperanza bakery follows.

Your survival made simple

Sacramento Voices correspondent Marianna Sousa is a big believer in self-help — especially when it comes to the essential act of survival. She’s become an advocate for personal family safety kits, packed full of material that may save your family in times of emergency. Sousa demonstrated a safety kit at the Sacramento Voices Community Forum […]

Wellspring’s heart tells the stories

Sacramento Voices correspondent Corey Rodda works at Wellspring, the center for women and children in Oak Park. Rodda documents remarkable stories from Wellspring visitors and publishes her journalism on the center’s website,  https://wellspringwomenscenter.wordpress.com. Sacramento Voices is proud to present the adaptation that follows.

Community Forum: helping women escape prostitution

Terri Galvan

Sacramento Voices held its first Community Forum on neighborhood health at Unseen Heroes gallery, 34th Street and Broadway. Our featured speaker was Terri Galvan from CASH (Community Against Sexual Harm), which helps guide South Sacramento women away from prostitution and the sex trade. Sac Voices Correspondents Courtny Thomas and Eugene Willis offered unique perspectives of […]

City College jumps with hip-hop

Sacramento Voices correspondents Marianna Sousa and Ricardo Lopez Jr. are student leaders at Sacramento City College — helping continue the campus’ tradition as a vital part of the South Sacramento community. They recently participated in a unique City College event that combines hip-hop culture and education, flipping negative stereotypes. Their reports follow. 

Tonight: Sac Voices forum on health and stress

Toxic stress in childhood and its devastating impact on communities will be examined tonight at the first Sacramento Voices Community Forum in Oak Park. Dr. Andres Sciolla, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at UC Davis, will lead the discussion, highlighting his research into toxic stress among children. The Community Forum will begin at 6 p.m. […]

Community Forum: Toxic stress and social disadvantage


Does social disadvantage start with toxic stress in childhood? The answer is yes, at least in part, says Dr. Andres Sciolla, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at UC Davis. Dr. Sciolla will discuss his work in this fascinating area of research Tuesday, Nov. 10, when Sacramento Voices hosts its first Community Forum at Unseen Heroes, […]