Since You Asked

Asking good questions is at the heart of good journalism.

But we’re not the only ones who can ask good questions. With our new series Since You Asked, we're turning to YOU. What have you always wondered about the North State? What questions do you have about this place we call home?

From the Lemurians who — according to legend — inhabit Mt. Shasta, to why many locals say “am-end” instead of “al-mond,” this series explores the little quirks and curiosities that make the North State, the North State.

Whether your question is lighthearted or hard-hitting, we want to get to the bottom of it. Submit your question using the form below. You can also email us at, or leave us a voicemail at (530) 433-4887.

Ways to Connect

What’s safer, Highway 99 or 70?

That’s a simple enough question, right? Or at least it seems so.

"Where exactly is Northern California?" is a question I’ve had since moving from Butte County to Santa Cruz. I remember living there thinking, “Is this still Northern California?” What I learned from Santa Cruz locals was that they did consider themselves to be a part of Nor Cal, but they were quick to tell me that they – unlike so many of the Northern Californians I grew up with – did not use the word “hella.”