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The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
TJ Martinez

TJ Martinez, staff writer

TJ Martinez joined The State Hornet in fall 2020 as a junior and is a staff writer. Before joining The State Hornet, he worked at KXTV ABC10 as a full-time camera operator from 2018-2019. Although he was born in Japan, he considers Sacramento his hometown. Whenever time allows, he enjoys hiking, running and reading.
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Panchito Mexican Restaurant on Auburn Boulevard in Citrus Heights on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. Owners Jose and Rosibel Osuna said they hope their new specials will draw in business during the lockdown.

Local restaurant owners grapple with latest stay-at-home order

December 17, 2020
With the current stay-at-home order in effect in Sacramento County, see how local small businesses are both struggling and adapting in response to such conditions.
“I’d much rather invest in the programs that make it to where I don’t have to call 911,” District 4 City Council Member-Elect Katie Valenzuela said at a town hall Tuesday, Dec.1. Newly elected council members Katie Valenzuela, Mai Vang, Sean Loloee and moderator Theresa Clift discussed youth violence, inequity and homelessness at the Sacramento Bee’s town hall on Tuesday. Screenshot taken by Mercy Sosa.

Newly elected city council members discuss youth violence at town hall

December 3, 2020
Katie Valenzuela, Mai Vang, Sean Loloee and other community leaders discussed youth violence, inequity and homelessness at the Sacramento Bee’s town hall Tuesday.
Northern California photographer Gary Wagner poses in front of his Iceland: Forces of Nature photo gallery at the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2020. Wagner said he prefers to photograph exclusively in black and white  to emphasize that the photos are interpretations.

Local photographer showcases Iceland’s scenic landscapes in latest exhibit

December 3, 2020
Gary Wagner uses elements of the natural world to emphasize light, shadows, shapes and lines through his black and white photographic interpretations.

Pro-Trump protesters and counter-protesters clash outside Capitol

Antifa Sacramento calls for anti-racist demonstration, while Trump supporters protest election results and new COVID-19 restrictions
November 15, 2020
A “Recount America and Anti-Lockdown” protest was held by the Freedom Angels at California's State Capitol Saturday. A counter-protest was promoted by Antifa Sacramento that called for an anti-racist demonstration.
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