Opinion - Special to The Bee by Phil Serna and Scott Jones:  To beat coronavirus, Sacramento County residents must work together and follow the rules - April 9, 2020

If you can’t work, you can’t pay rent. Gov. Newsom must halt coronavirus evictions – The Sacramento Bee, March 25, 2020

Sacramento County bans evicting renters impacted by coronavirus. Here’s when it starts – The Sacramento Bee, March 25, 2020

Emergency ban on evictions against Sacramento County renters affected by COVID-19 fails – The Sacramento Bee, March 24, 2020

Sacramento County considers temporary eviction ban against renters impacted by coronavirus – The Sacramento Bee, March 20, 2020

California leaders must halt coronavirus evictions to protect renters from homelessness – The Sacramento Bee, March 21, 2020

Sacramento County residents directed to ‘stay at home’ and wait out coronavirus – The Sacramento Bee, March 17, 2020

Local Response To COVID-19 Outbreak – Capradio Insight, March 13, 2020

After Sacramento leaders hold impassioned conference, CIF proposes to let Sheldon play – The Sacramento Bee, March 8, 2020


Sacramento County Sheriff Jones has an opportunity to restore trust. He should take it - The Sacramento Bee, December 11, 2019

Here’s who Sacramento County just selected to provide oversight of the Sheriff’s Office - The Sacramento Bee, December 11, 2019

You live in a better Sacramento because of him. Rest in peace, Mayor Joe Serna - The Sacramento Bee, November 7, 2019

These 2 Sacramento County supervisors are to blame for more people losing their homes - The Sacramento Bee, November 7, 2019

We deserve a say in how Sacramento County spends tax money. This plan will make it easier - The Sacramento Bee Opinion, November 6, 2019

Sacramento County Eviction Protection Ordinance Falls One Vote Shy - Capital Public Radio, November 6, 2019

Sacramento tenants frustrated as emergency moratorium on no-fault evictions fails - FOX40, November 5, 2019

Tenants say they are being mass evicted. Will Sacramento County help them? - The Sacramento Bee, October 23, 2019

Sacramento County Sheriff Releases Internal Affairs Videos And Documents - CBS 13, September 25, 2019

Throwing a menstrual cup at legislators isn’t a form of anti-vaxx protest. It’s bloody terrorism - The Sacramento Bee, September 14, 2019

Sacramento County left $126M in state mental health funds unspent. Now it has a new plan - The Sacramento Bee, August 12, 2019

What challenges do women in Sacramento County face? New commission may look for answers - The Sacramento Bee, August 7, 2019

Sacramento's Plan To Keep Black Children Alive Is Working — And LA Is Watching - LAist, July 29, 2019

Sheriff’s officers were paid thousands in overtime working on Netflix reality show ‘Jailbirds’ - The Sacramento Bee, June 28, 2019

‘Damn near staged:’ Sacramento sheriff stood by while ‘Jailbirds’ amped up the drama - The Sacramento Bee, June 26, 2019

A crystalized crisis - Sacramento News & Review, June 11, 2019

What does ‘Jailbirds’ really cost? A lot more than a Netflix subscription - The Sacramento Bee, June 10, 2019

Sacramento teachers union asks state schools chief to help prevent strike, district takeover - The Sacramento Bee, May 10, 2019

Advocates Eye Legal Options as Homeless Are Ticketed Along River in Sacramento - KQED News, The California Report - April 23, 2019

Citations soar for homeless on American River parkway after ruling halts bans on camping - The Sacramento Bee, April 7, 2019

Opinion - Special to The Bee by Phil Serna and Mayor Darrell Steinberg: Sacrifice and compromise necessary to avoid insolvency, protect Sacramento schools - March 19, 2019

Teachers union votes to authorize strike against Sacramento City Unified - The Sacramento Bee, March 15, 2019

Sacramento County Leaders Debate Whether They Need A ‘Code Of Conduct' - Capital Public Radio, February 27, 2019

Increase Campaign Donations To County Supervisors? Staff Is Looking Into It. - Capital Public Radio, February 27, 2019

Sacramento County reducing black child deaths - National Association of Counties CountyNews, February 18, 2019

Black children were dying at an alarming rate in Sacramento County. Here’s how that’s changing - The Sacramento Bee, February 1, 2019


Thank you, Sheriff Jones. You’ve given us three valuable gifts - The Sacramento Bee, December 10, 2018

Decency and common sense beat the sheriff – for now – with a vote to keep oversight - The Sacramento Bee, December 5, 2018

Change of heart or political play: Sheriff Jones releases video but public needs to see policy - The Sacramento Bee, December 4, 2018

Protesters Demand Transparency as Sheriff Jones Addresses Board of Supervisors – FOX 40 News, December 4, 2018

Black children die at a disproportionate rate in Sacramento County. Here’s why that rate has dropped 45 percent - The Sacramento Bee, December 4, 2018

Black Infant Death Rates Down In Sacramento Following Massive Community Efforts - Capital Public Radio, December 3, 2018

Sacramento, time for a gut check. Are you going to stand up to the sheriff? - The Sacramento Bee, December 2, 2018

Sacramento County citizens should demand change in wake of McIntyre death - The Sacramento Bee, November 28, 2018

Opinion - Phil Serna Special to The Bee: Sheriff’s Office shouldn’t be able to impede inspector general’s work - The Sacramento Bee, November 26, 2018

The DA cleared the deputies in a fatal shooting, no surprise. Our acceptance of it is. - The Sacramento Bee, November 26, 2018

Jones wants democracy without transparency. That’s not how it works - The Sacramento Bee, November 19, 2018

Sacramento’s sheriff might be deaf to the public, but the Board of Supervisors heard this message loud and clear - The Sacramento Bee, October 31, 2018

Sacramento supervisors delay weakening oversight of sheriff after public pressure mounts - The Sacramento Bee, October 30, 2018

Video: Is the Sheriff acting legally, supervisor asks - The Sacramento Bee, October 30, 2018

Letters: The public has a right to know more about Sheriff Scott Jones - The Sacramento Bee, October 19, 2018

Sheriff gone rogue. Welcome to Sacramento County, where he calls the shots - The Sacramento Bee, October 17, 2018

What’s next for inspector general’s role? We still don’t know after supervisors debate - The Sacramento Bee, October 17, 2018

Gustus: We pushed the sheriff to release a video, and pieces were missing. What’s in it? Your right to know. - The Sacramento Bee, October 16, 2018

Sacramento International Airport has a new director - The Sacramento Bee, September 11, 2018

Sacramento airport to get ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers from VW settlement - Sacramento Business Journal, September 4, 2018

Takeaways from UC Davis' announcement of the first project at Aggie Square - Sacramento Business Journal, August 8, 2018

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: The city where EVs, regulators and money merge - E & E News, August 7, 2018

Opinion - Phil Serna Special to The Bee: Family and public deserve to know more about Mikel McIntyre’s death - The Sacramento Bee, August 2, 2018

‘Has your boss threatened you?’ Sacramento billboards enlisted to fight human trafficking - The Sacramento Bee, August 1, 2018

Sacramento adds flights to another city in Mexico starting Thanksgiving week - The Sacramento Bee, July 27, 2018

ICE rips California county for scrapping contract to house detainees, says move could backfire - FOX NEWS, June 11, 2018

ICE no longer welcome: California’s Sacramento County cancels contract with immigration agency - The Blaze, June 7, 2018

Sacramento County Cancels Multimillion Dollar Immigrant Detention Contract With ICE - Capital Public Radio, June 6, 2018

Sacramento County Cancels ICE Contract - CBS 13, June 6, 2018

Why hundreds more homeless camps and tons of garbage have been cleared from popular parkway - The Sacramento Bee, June 1, 2018

Sacramento's Black Community Wants Racial Justice After Stephon Clark's Death. But this Isn't The First Push To Save Black Lives -  Capital Public Radio, May 21, 2018

Farmers market returns to downtown Sacramento park - KCRA 3 News, May 9, 2018  KCRA News 3 - Phil Serna at Farmer's Market

Royal Chicano Air Force touches down at Sac State - Sacramento State News, April 26, 2018

Transgender Woman Booked Into Male Section Of Jail During Protest - CBS13, April 17, 2018

County Probation Office Employees Clean Up Neighborhood Center On Cesar Chavez Day - Capital Public Radio, March 30, 2018

Latino artwork at NBA arena 'almost a middle finger' to Trump, county supervisor says - The Sacramento Bee, March 1, 2018

Video: G1C's new mural has special meaning for Phil Serna - The Sacramento Bee, March 1, 2018

Mural At Golden 1 Center Honors Royal Chicano Air Force - CBS 13, March 1, 2018

Reversing ageism: Sacramento County expands health program for undocumented immigrants following age discrimination outcry - Sacramento News & Review, February 22, 2018

Sacramento Amazon facility ‘just amazing’ - The Sacramento Bee, February 9, 2018

Sacramento County approves panic button for hotel employees - KCRA 3, February 7, 2018

County is state’s first to require panic buttons for hotel workers. Will city follow? - The Sacramento Bee, February 6, 2018

Sacramento County Maids Score Big Win With Panic Button Ordinance - CBS Sacramento 13, February 6, 2018

Sac County Board of Supervisors Approves ‘Panic Button’ Plan for Hotel Workers - FOX40 news, February 6, 2018

Hotel Workers In Sacramento County Could Soon Have Panic Buttons - Capital Public Radio, February 6, 2018

She was trying to clean the hotel room. But the naked man had other plans - The Sacramento Bee Opinion, February 6, 2018

DOJ threatens California, Sacramento County with immigration subpoenas - KCRA News, January 24, 2018

Sacramento airport gets OK to raise food and beverage prices despite price gouging fears - The Sacramento Bee, January 24, 2018

Sacramento County Officials Vote to Remove Pricing Cap from Sac International Airport Vendors - FOX40 News, January 23, 2018

Sacramento airport food prices could rise soon. Price gouging a concern, supervisor says - The Sacramento Bee, January 23, 2018

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones announces he will run for third term - The Sacramento Bee, January 16, 2018

Work begins on Golden 1 Center mural dedicated to Latino heritage - The Sacramento Bee, January 5, 2018

Golden roots: Royal Chicano Air Force returns ‘home’ to arena with ambitious mural - Sacramento News & Review, January 4, 2018

ICE leader says sanctuary city politicians should be arrested. Come get me, mayor says - The Sacramento Bee, January 3, 2018


Green Tech: Education Spurs Local Economy - Comstock's Magazine, December 8, 2017

Oak Park hosts inaugural Christmas tree lighting - My58/KCRA News, December 18, 2017  SOPFP Inagural tree lighting and hay ride

Opinion - Reducing Homelessness - County takes a comprehensive approach: Inside Publications, December 2017

Sacramento County Plan Aims To Protect Hotel Workers From Harassment - CBS Sacramento, December 13, 2017

Sacramento County sees big drop in percentage of black infants dying in their sleep - The Sacramento Bee, November 15, 2017

Sacramento City And County Working Together On Homeless Issues  - Capital Public Radio "Insight with Beth Ruyak," November 9, 2017

Sacramento County has finally seen reason on homelessness. Now the real work begins - The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board, November 7, 2017

Sacramento County approves $44 million for homeless mental health and drug abuse services - The Sacramento Bee, November 7, 2017

Supervisors OK effort to clean up American River Parkway’s homeless camps - The Sacramento Bee, August 23, 2017

Sacramento County supervisors approve beefed-up Parkway patrols - KCRA News, August 23, 2017

Board of Supervisors Approves Funds for American River Parkway Cleanup - FOX40 News, August 23, 2017

Sacramento County leaders discuss multi-million dollar plan to clean up American River Parkway - ABC10, August 23, 2017

Sacramento Leaders To Increase Police Patrols Along The American River Parkway - CBS13, August 23, 2017

Should more money be spent to clean up American River Parkway? - KCRA News, August 23, 2017

A choice for Sacramento: Save the parkway or let it become a sewer for good - The Sacramento Bee's Marcos Breton, August 21, 2017

Push for more patrols on American River Parkway - KCRA News, August 20, 2017

Rangers Note Increase in American River Parkway Crime over Last Year - FOX40 News, August 10, 2017

FOX40 News story - Rangers Note Increase in American River Parkway Crime over Last Year

Violent crimes rise on American River Parkway. ‘He took issue with me just being there,’ cyclist says - The Sacramento Bee, August 10, 2017

South Oak Park Residents Build Relationships with Police at National Night Out - FOX40 News, August 1, 2017

Historic State Fair Exhibit Recognizes Farmworkers - Capital and Main, July 25, 2017

What Has Cap-And-Trade Done For California? - KOVR News, July 14, 2017

Neighborhood watch: Community activists fight to rescue the neglected and complicated Fruitridge Finger - Sacramento News & Review, July 13, 2017

Frustration mounts over homeless crisis. County leaders say they need more money. - The Sacramento Bee, July 11, 2017

Opinion - Phil Serna Special to The Bee: Here's how to save the American River Parkway  - The Sacramento Bee, July 7, 2017

County Supervisor Phil Serna plays a mean bass and wants you to check out his band - The Sacramento Bee, June 22, 2017

How Sacramento County supervisors blew it on parkway safety - Special to The Bee by Stephen Green, Save the American River Association, June 21, 2017

Park Rangers: Some Pelted by Rocks on American River Parkway - FOX40 News, June 19, 2017

Will cleaning up the American River Parkway send more homeless people into the suburbs? - The Sacramento Bee, June 17, 2017

Three cyclists were hit by rocks on the American River Parkway. One has a collapsed lung. - The Sacramento Bee, June 16, 2017

Sacramento Considers Costly Plan To Clean Up Illegal Homeless Camps - KOVR/CBS13, June 6, 2017

Finally, a plan to put serious money into getting homeless off the parkway. It’s a start - Marcos Breton, The Sacramento Bee, June 2, 2017

No longer available - Ashley, a 28 year-old recently recovered homeless woman shares her story of life on the streets - Podcast: KFBK Home Show, Apr 29, 2017

Leftovers on restaurant diners’ plates will be turned into compost, biofuel - The Sacramento Bee, April 20, 2017

Homeless Speakers Bureau stories inspire action - Sacramento News & Review, April 6, 2017

Sacramento homeless agency faces funding cuts as political leaders question results - The Sacramento Bee: The Public Eye, April 1, 2017

Brown, Democratic Lawmakers Announce Transportation Funding Deal - Capital Public Radio, March 29, 2017

Sacramento County approves broad plans to help the homeless - The Sacramento Bee, March 21, 2017

Sacramento County approves ambitious plan to help homeless - KCRA 3 News, March 21, 2017

Sacramento Hispanic Chamber celebrates small businesses - Vida en el Valle, March 1, 2017

Opinion - Phil Serna Special to The Bee: Focus on all facets of care, service to deal with homelessness - The Sacramento Bee, February 7, 2017

Is there hope again to find a way off Sacramento’s streets? - Erika D. Smith Editorial: The Sacramento Bee, January 29, 2017

More beds open for homeless near American River Parkway as rains come down - The Sacramento Bee, January 18, 2017

The most influential Latinos is 2016 - Vida en el valle, January 2, 2017


How parkway safety goes beyond citations - Special to The Sacramento Bee, December 28, 2016

Pilot Program Adds More Warming Centers for Homeless in Sacramento - CBS 13, December, 22, 2016

Rangers cite half as many homeless people this year for American River Parkway camping - The Sacramento Bee, December 20, 2016

Sacramento Latino leaders show concern on Trump presidency - KCRA 3 News, November 14, 2016

Low-income health clinic opens near Sacramento’s housing projects - The Sacramento Bee, November 3, 2016

Sacramento County Honors Volunteers - FOX 40 NEWS. November 1, 2016 heroes-of-hs-fox-news-11-1-16

California voters to decide fate of plastic bags on ballot - KCRA News, October 31, 2016

Sacramento County sparks emotional discussion after proposing homeless aid changes - The Sacramento Bee, October 19, 2016

More children die from abuse and neglect in Sacramento County - The Sacramento Bee, October 5, 2016

Phil Serna would like people to call him Phil, not Joe - The Sacramento Bee, September 29, 2016

Regional Transit / New Golden 1 Center - GoodDay Sacramento CBS, September 28, 2016

Benicia nixes Valero plan to run crude oil trains through Sacramento, Davis, Roseville - The Sacramento Bee, September 20, 2016kcra 10-26-16

2016 proves river drownings are entirely preventable - Erika D. Smith, The Sacramento Bee, September 9, 2016

Opinion - Phil Serna Special to the Bee: Farmworkers deserve right to overtime pay like everyone else - The Sacramento Bee, September 8, 2016

Sacramento County’s final budget ramps up social services funding - The Sacramento Bee, September 7, 2016

Why Phil Serna is bugged about plastic bags - Dan Morain, The Sacramento Bee, September 1, 2016

Amazon bringing 1,000 warehouse jobs to Sacramento - The Sacramento Bee, July 15, 2016

1,000 jobs are coming to Sacramento area thanks to Amazon - KCRA News, July 15, 2016 amazon-kcra-july-15-2016

Black children’s lives matter, too - Editorial Board, The Sacramento Bee, July 11, 2016

Arena artwork will be homage to former Sacramento mayor - The Sacramento Bee, July 10, 2016

Black children die at alarming rate in Sacramento County, and here’s why - The Sacramento Bee, July 10, 2016

Democratic supervisor, GOP sheriff clash on concealed weapons funding - The Sacramento Bee, June 16, 2016

Paddleboard fundraiser helps DART prevent drownings after deadly 2015 season - The Sacramento Bee, June 11, 2016

Humility is the most important character trait for those hoping to represent others - Vida en el Valle, June 6, 2016

The role of Latino voters in California and beyond - Vide en el Valle, May 31, 2016

Officials: Grab life jacket before heading into Sacramento rivers - The Sacramento Bee, May 20, 2016

Opinion - Special to the Bee: Sheriff Scott Jones should end his disappointing support for Trump - The Sacramento Bee, May 19, 2016

Phil Serna, many others pile on Scott Jones over Trump - The Sacramento Bee Opinion, May 18, 2016

Fight at Discovery Park concert leaves one dead, another on the loose - The Sacramento Bee, May 16, 2016

River rescuers prepare for busy season in Sacramento region - The Sacramento Bee, May 8, 2016

Sacramento’s Big Day of Giving - hit by website glitch - reaches $4 million - The Sacramento Bee, May 3, 2016

Day of Service' On American River Parkway For César Chávez Day - FOX40 News, March 31, 2016

County Employees, Power Companies Eliminate Invasive Plants - Capitol Public Radio, March 31, 2016

Goodwill, Sacramento County give funds to reopen youth shelter - The Sacramento Bee/Business, March 24, 2016

Sacramento County bans plastic bags beginning July 1 - The Sacramento Bee, March 22, 2016

Low-income undocumented residents gain access to healthcare coverage - Vida en el Valle, March 22, 2016

Opinion - Special to the Bee: Supervisors should decide on plastic bag ban for county - The Sacramento Bee, March 21, 2016

Video: Sacramento County refreshes Florin Road stretch in hopes of spurring development - The Sacramento Bee, February 2, 2016


Sacramento County’s next CEO must match our times - Editorial Board, The Sacramento Bee, December 21, 2015

Opinion: A disturbing view of parkway destruction - Erika Smith, The Sacramento Bee, October 3, 2015

Marcos Breton: It’s time to talk real solutions for the parkway - The Sacramento Bee, September 29, 2015

Half century after grape strike, Phil Serna shaped by UFW activism - The Sacramento Bee, September 27, 2015

Marcos Breton: We deserve to know why the parkway is burning - The Sacramento Bee, September 12, 2015

Sacramento County seeks review of elections office - The Sacramento Bee, September 12, 2015

Opinion - Special to the Bee: Another View: Homeless lawsuit can’t get in way of safety on parkway - The Sacramento Bee, August 24, 2015

Teens in youth facility get lessons in swimming, water safety - The Sacramento Bee, August 16, 2015

Efforts to douse American River Parkway fires bogged in controversy - The Sacramento Bee, August 15, 2015

Marcos Breton: A burning silence in Sacramento - The Sacramento Bee, August 15, 2015

Opinion: Phil Serna steps out of his father’s shadow - Marcos Breton, The Sacramento Bee, June 20, 2015

Sacramento County officials step up communication efforts to prevent drownings - The Sacramento Bee, July 20, 2015

Sacramento County approves health care for undocumented immigrants - The Sacramento Bee, June 16, 2015

Sacramento County supervisors add Cesar Chavez holiday - The Sacramento Bee, June 9, 2015

Opinion - Special to the Bee: Sacramento County is trying to shore up safety net - The Sacramento Bee, May 25, 2015

How to improve Sacramento’s light rail? The debate starts this week - The Sacramento Bee, February 22, 2015

Opinion - Special to the Bee: Pushing for broader engagement in government for Latinos - The Sacramento Bee, February 21, 2015

A political giant awakens in Sacramento? Maybe. -  Mariel Garza, The Sacramento Bee, January 31, 2015

Phil Serna elected chairman of Sacramento County Board of Supervisors - The Sacramento Bee, January 6, 2015

Where have all the Latinos gone? A statistical mystery in local politics - Mariel Garza, The Sacramento Bee, December 20, 2014

Working Together: Improving South Oak Park/Fruitridge Pocket is a Group Effort - Inside Publications Guest Editorial, December 2014

Black children dying at higher rate in Sacramento County – and gap is growing - The Sacramento Bee, November 10, 2104

Kudos to: Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna and the band UnSupervised - The Sacramento Bee, November 9, 2014