Brandy Tuzon Boyd


I am a newspaper journalist who has covered everything from the first lettuce harvest of the season in the Salinas Valley to state legislation impacting the Baby Boomer generation.


<p>Marc Laver’s daughter was nearly hit by a car on the way to school the second day of kindergarten in 2009.</p>

<p>One of the most popular rides for bicyclists in Natomas could be one the region’s most dangerous.</p>

<p>Terri Tavita lets her 10-year-old son ride his bike 1 mile to and from school, but not without misgivings. Concerns about traffic safety top the list.</p>

<p>Have expensive efforts to create a healthy, walkable and bikeable community in the northern California community of Natomas been successful? Natomas Buzz investigates.</p>

<p>Natomas is the largest and, at one time fastest-growing, neighborhood in Sacramento, California. This master-planned community was designed with healthy living in mind: centrally located shopping, smaller neighborhood schools, ample bike and walking trails, and longterm plans for a public transportion network. Then the people moved in - thousands and thousands of them.</p>