Comstock's magazine 0618 - June 2018 - Page 13

CONTENTS n June 2018 FEATURES 58 68 LAW 52 Banning the Box The California Fair Chance Act took effect in January. With a few exceptions, the new law forbids businesses with five or more employees from asking applicants about criminal history until late in the hiring process — which could mean big changes in how many employers hire. ON THE COVER: PHOTO: TERENCE DUFFY PLASTICS REINVENTED | COMPLYING WITH NEW HIRING PRACTICES | CIVIC STRUCTURES BUSINESS INSIGHT FOR THE CAPITAL REGION JUNE ‘18 VOL. 30 | NO. 6 Breaking n ws by Steven Yoder ENVIRONMENT 58 The Plastic of the Future With a 161-year legacy to protect, McClatchy is doubling down on media’s digital future by Allen Young Origin Materials is part of a small but growing bioplastics market. Regulation, recycling and changing consumer behavior have proven ineffective in curbing the environmental impacts of plastic. With plastic production projected to double over the next 20 years, Origin’s founder believes a key solution lies in the bottles themselves. by Sena Christian ARCHITECTURE 68 Civic Pride Civic structures help define a community’s identity. We feature six projects from throughout the Capital Region that have employed unique delivery models and creative design solutions to produce structures worthy of their calling. by Laurie Lauletta-Boshart 40 MEDIA Stop the Presses The rise, fall and future of a media empire: McClatchy and the Sacramento Bee have a 161- year legacy in Sacramento. As the newspaper industry struggles nationally, executives say investments in virtual and augmented reality will see the b usiness thrive once again. by Allen Young June 2018 | 13