Longtime California journalist Daniel Weintraub is editor of HealthyCal.org, a website on public and community health issues throughout the state. Before moderating a discussion about why African-Americans suffer disproportionately from cancer, he sat down in the Zócalo green room to talk about what Angelenos don’t get about Sacramento, where he lives and works.
What word or phrase do you use most often?
What are you reading right now?
[Matt Fitzgerald’s] Racing Weight.
What don’t Angelenos understand about Sacramento?
That it’s more than just a way station on the road to Tahoe.
What’s your fondest childhood memory?
Traveling to New York for the first time.
What dessert do you find impossible to resist?
What’s the ugliest tie you own?
Probably a baseball tie.
Who or what do you root for?
The San Francisco Giants.
What do you wish you had the nerve to do?
Jump out of an airplane.
Ask yourself a question, then answer it.
What are you looking forward to doing over the next few weeks? Back-country skiing.
What decade would you most like to live in?