About Hilary Abramson

Hilary Abramson
Hilary Abramson Articles written 3

An award-winning California journalist, Hilary Abramson was an investigative and magazine writer at The Sacramento Bee and The Sacramento Union for a total of two decades. She has also been managing editor of Pacific News Service, a public radio commentator and a consultant for foundations. Her work has also appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Newsday, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco Examiner,  San Francisco Magazine, and Kaiser Health News. A generalist known as much for her writing style as for muckraking, Abramson has told hundreds of stories before their time. She is an independent writer whose passion to pass on the truth includes mentoring and writing for literary publications.

Articles written by Hilary Abramson

'Because of Steve'

In life and law, Steve Pajcic has always set his sights on empowering others 

Steve Pajcic calls himself “just a hometown boy.” The former state legislator and gubernatorial candidate’s blue-collar upbringing keeps him grounded, and his love for his hometown keeps him in Jacksonville. Once a week for five decades (until interrupted by COVID-19) he has headed not to the golf course but to a neighborhood game of doubles pingpong. It’s a competitive version, mind you. Wrists have been broken.  “I’m a sixth-generation Floridian on my mother’s side,” says …

The Art of Being Becky Beaver

The civic activist’s office showcases treasures from her far-flung travels

Becky Beaver should have been preparing for a scheduled trip to Madagascar this spring, but the world was shutting down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. She had already canceled visits to Australia and Paris—plus, she had contracted the coronavirus herself. Thankfully, it did not require hospitalization. Beaver is all about seeing the world—more than 90 countries so far—and bringing pieces of it home to hang on her walls. But any travel plans involving flight are off, she says, until a …

The Fine Art of Practicing Law

How Ryan Abernethy found more creativity in the law than in animation

Before he was old enough to start kindergarten, Ryan Abernethy looked at a map of the United States and saw a pig in the outline. It would be 30 years before he would turn that vision into a framed work of art that now hangs in his living room, alongside two other U.S.-shaped painted sculptures. Other flights of imagination through the years include drawings of flying sheep, daughter Lexi’s face in an ice cream cone, and a global map that highlights animals of the world. The roadmap that …

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