Comstock's magazine 1118 - November 2018 - Page 11

CONTENTS n November 2018 FEATURES 38 62 ON THE COVER: ILLUSTRATION: MELINDA ARENDT ENERGY 38 Power Politics VETERANS + THE WORKFORCE | HOW TO READ MORE | CCAS HIT THE ENERGY MARKET Community choice aggregators are the latest test of whether local, publicly run ventures can deliver cheaper and cleaner power than their investor-owned counterparts. But electricity procurement can be a fickle industry. minding by Steven Yoder by Russell Nichols BUSINESS INSIGHT FOR THE CAPITAL REGION the NOVEMBER ‘18 VOL. 30 | NO. 11 GAP Local agencies work to address a shortage of mental health professionals VETERANS 54 Life After Service California has the highest number of veteran-owned businesses in the country. By contrast, there is a growing population of homeless veterans in Sacramento, and a declining percentage of the overall share of veterans who own businesses. But resources are on the rise. by Samantha Young LEADERSHIP 62 Book It The benefits of reading are extensive, and CEOs like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett read at least 50 books a year. Local leaders discuss why they read and, more importantly, how they find the time. 46 HEALTH CARE Good Help is Hard to Find California is in the throes of a mental health crisis. But there’s a severe shortage of mental health professionals, which experts predict will only get worse. Comstock’s looks into access to mental health resources and efforts to get services to the people who need them most. by Russell Nichols by Jeff Wilser November 2018 | 11