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Will the Sacramento Delta Be the Next Massive Flood Disaster?

Alex Salkever | Posted 11.14.2015 | Science
Alex Salkever

The rains have already started in California. The Golden State is prepped for an epic El Niño year. Ski slopes are opening weeks early. So is 2016 finally the year of the next great Sacramento Flood?

New Aritst Reviews: Mleo

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.05.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

There are many layers to Los Angeles than what appears on television. In the music world, there is a flavor for every taste as long as you have the wherewithal to look. Quality music can be found in underground warehouses, dive bars, and even street corners.

O, Pioneer! 5 Secretly Cool Cities Where You Can Still Get in on the Ground Floor

David Landsel | Posted 10.06.2015 | Travel
David Landsel

Are you one of those people that goes around saying things like "I've been hearing good things about Portland! Sounds like a place I'd like to live!" or, better still, "So, like, my game plan is to move to Austin within the next five years and be a musician?"

Deputies Shoot Man Recording His Neighbor's Arrest

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.15.2015 | Crime

California deputies responding to a call about a man with a gun last week say they mistook a neighbor's cell phone for a firearm and shot him in the l...

Sacramento Community College Reopens After Fatal Shooting

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.04.2015 | Crime

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Open Prison California: Is Sacramento Making Another Mistake?

Dennis Santiago | Posted 07.14.2015 | Los Angeles
Dennis Santiago

Crime statistics are up again in California. After years of improvement, the average citizen's risk of being a victim of crime is once again on the rise. We are no longer safer today than we were yesterday in the Golden State.

David Ligare at the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

John Seed | Posted 07.12.2015 | Arts
John Seed

At the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, the works of David Ligare (b. 1945), a contemporary Classicist and a maker of "literate pictures" are currently on view. I recently interviewed David Ligare, and asked him about his artistic development and his ideas.

Promoting A Gentler Vision Of Islam With 'Discover Muhammad' Billboards

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2015 | Religion

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 16 (Reuters) - In California's capital city of Sacramento this month, stark black billboards loomed over highways and faded c...

Your 2015 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.

Here Are The Top 10 Fittest Cities In America

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus and Alena Hall | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living

The national's capital isn't just leading our government -- it's setting the standard for fitness, too. According to the latest American Fitness Index...

A Road Trip for Public Transportation

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.19.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Sometimes I need a good road trip to think about public transportation. Last week I took a much needed working vacation by flying to Reno. A friend met me there and we started our adventure, by car, in the rapidly hipsterfying Midtown neighborhood.

See How New Google-like Tool Empowers Advocacy Orgs

Sam Blakeslee | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Sam Blakeslee

Think of it as a searchable, sharable video engine for California government. It's like C-SPAN, Google, and Facebook for politics all rolled into one. Too often well-financed groups have the inside track in Sacramento for funding and policy. Thanks to students at the Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy (IATPP) at Cal Poly, this has changed.

95-Year-Old Air Force Veteran Sets Record As World's Oldest Active Pilot

The Associated Press | Posted 04.16.2015 | Good News

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A 95-year-old Northern California man has become the world's oldest active pilot. The Sacramento Bee (

Chris Liberti: 'California, etc.' at John Natsoulas Gallery

John Seed | Posted 05.24.2015 | Arts
John Seed

Whether Liberti is painting rooflines, bookshelves, palm trees or telephone poles, he sees them not as isolated elements, but as part of a larger scheme.

Remembering a Health Care Advocate Who Got a Lot Done in a Short Time

Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Cohn

You may not have heard the name Peter Harbage before. But if you are one of the millions of people getting health insurance because of Obamacare or some other government program, it's possible Peter had something to do with it.

Navy Veteran-Turned Teacher Uses Raft He Invented To Rescue Man Who Was Drowning

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.19.2014 | Good News

This man's quick thinking helped him save a life in danger. Elias Ruiz, a high school teacher and Navy veteran, was duck hunting on the Tuolumne R...

Groundwater Issues Still a Hot Topic in California

Brian Milne | Posted 02.15.2015 | Green
Brian Milne

Local GSAs will not only have to be put in place over the next couple years, they'll have to come up with plans, and, more importantly, adequate funding to carry out sustainable basin-wide management.

Huge California Storm Causes Power Outages, Delays Flights

AP | By MARTHA MENDOZA and ELLEN KNICKMEYER | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful storm churned down the West Coast on Thursday, bringing strong gales and much-needed rain and snow that caused wides...

Drought, Bees Main Topics of Conversation at Almond Conference in Calif.

Brian Milne | Posted 02.07.2015 | Green
Brian Milne

Water issues are only making matters worse for the $4 billion Golden State almond industry. While growers can fallow or rotate out row crops during droughts, that's not an option for nut trees -- which need about a decade of growth and steady water before a real payback can be seen.

Common High Expectations: A Conversation With Mayor Kevin Johnson

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 02.01.2015 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

TVA: Since being elected mayor of Sacramento in 2008, your mission has been to make Sacramento "a city that works for everyone." What does that mean in practice?

Rep. Doris Matsui: Let's Commit to Ending Domestic Violence

Doris Matsui | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Doris Matsui

Alarmingly, one out of every three women in the United States will experience some form of domestic violence in her lifetime. This is unacceptable, and we as a nation must do better.

How Cancer Survivors Are Giving Back

Julie Barnes | Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact
Julie Barnes

I recently read about an amazing program that recruits and trains cancer survivors to act as peer navigators, or "cancer coaches," to newly diagnosed cancer patients.

A California Megachurch Pastor Is Raising Funds For The Homeless By Living On The Streets

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.16.2014 | Religion

A California megachurch pastor is putting his faith to work by getting to know the often-forgotten members of his city. The Rev. Rick Cole, of Cap...

Sacramento in a Day

Findery | Posted 11.30.2014 | Travel

Sacramento is not known as a destination city. I get it. It's small, quiet, and mostly suburban. But I am here to tell you that there's plenty to do and see.

Weekend Rain Helps Crews Make Progress On California Wildfire

AP | By TERRY COLLINS | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews scrambled Monday to extend control lines around a massive Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes as ...