Comstock's magazine 1117 - November 2017 - Page 15

CONTENTS n November 2017 FEATURES 42 48 AGRICULTURE 42 The Woodland Way This once rural town now houses more than two dozen international companies and has become a hub of agribusiness, thanks to its progressive pro-business climate and ideal location. by Samantha Young FINANCE ON THE COVER: PHOTO: TERENCE DUFFY FRAUD PREVENTION | WOODLAND’S SUCCESS STRATEGY | THE TEACHER SHORTAGE BUSINESS INSIGHT FOR THE CAPITAL REGION NOVEMBER ‘17 VOL. 29 | NO. 11 48 The Hidden Heist Each year, small and mid-sized organizations, including small businesses, lose the most to employee theft. We talked to financial advisers about their lessons learned on how to prevent fraud from damaging your business. by Steven Yoder EDUCATION 64 Fill in the Blanks Should a school district struggling to fill vacant teaching positions recruit from overseas? With that question looming overhead, Sacramento City Unified School District develops a new credential program with Sacramento State to address its teacher shortage over the long-term. by Russell Nichols DESIGN 70 A Sense of Place Sacramento is coming into its own, and tying the built environment to the regional identity — including an agricultural backdrop and focus on sustainability — is important to local designers and architects. christopher and the mayor West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon opens up about his journey through childhood loss and into the political limelight 54 by Allen Young LEADERSHIP Behind Closed Doors It is impossible to know what West Sacramento would look like without its most prominent advocate, Mayor Christopher Cabaldon. And it’s impossible to understand the mayor without understanding the tragic accident that drove him toward success. by Allen Young by Laurie Lauletta-Boshart November 2017 | comstocksmag.com 15