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Sacramento Opens Public Bathrooms For Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.30.2016 | Good News

This is a vital pit stop. Sacramento, California, has launched “The Pit Stop” a six-month pilot program, which provides public restrooms for peop...

At Least 7 Hurt In Stabbings As California Neo-Nazis, Protesters Clash

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 06.26.2016 | Crime

At least seven people were injured in stabbings Sunday when neo-Nazi demonstrators and counter-protesters clashed outside the capitol building in Sacr...

Wayne Thiebaud and The Sweet Life

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 06.22.2016 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

Wayne Thiebaud and The Sweet Life By Elizabeth Sobieski Sardines, 1962, Oil on Canvas Al...

America's Seniors Can Count on Hillary Clinton

Doris Matsui | Posted 05.28.2016 | Politics
Doris Matsui

This May, we celebrate Older Americans Month by honoring our seniors. But our obligations to them and their caretakers must be enduring throughout the year. Hillary Clinton's record proves she will never roll the dice on our seniors' futures.

2016 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

Chicago Gay Pride Parade photo by C. Robertson Break out the white shoes and rainbow flags. This weekend isn't just the unofficial start...

If Black Lives Matter, Then Black Votes Count

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 05.17.2016 | Los Angeles
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

The California Community Foundation and Public Policy Institute of California hosted an annual Speakership Series on California's Future last week in Los Angeles.

A Fresh Start, With Students at the Center

Harriet Sanford | Posted 04.25.2016 | Education
Harriet Sanford

The Every Student Succeeds Act is an opportunity to look at what works when it comes to improving teaching and learning. By Harriet Sanford Now tha...

Rescue Dog Helps Save Scrappy Kittens' Sight, Gains Two New BFFs

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.08.2016 | Good News

Rescue dog Jemmie has made friends for life in these stray kittens. The Shih Tzu Lhasa apso mix is not only playing mom to the scrappy little ginger c...

WATCH: Flight Attendant Deploys Emergency Slide For No Real Reason, Makes Hasty Exit

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.05.2016 | Weird News

A flight attendant's hasty and bizarre exit from a United Airlines airplane is going viral. Video posted online showed the employee sliding down the e...

Even Basketball Teams Can Score Points Against Climate Change

Vivek Ranadivé | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Vivek Ranadivé

Past precedent would say that building basketball's newest technological epicenter would be costly to the environment, because buildings of this size require massive amounts of energy to build and run. But our fans had a different idea.

Determined Homeless Man Who Handed Out Resumes Finally Gets Job

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.07.2016 | Impact

One homeless man's determination to get a job worked out in the best way all thanks to the Internet. Frederick Callison, a former line cook, has been...

Leslie Toms: 'Colour' at the John Natsoulas Gallery

John Seed | Posted 12.08.2015 | Arts
John Seed

Looking over Leslie Toms' paintings of the past few years tells the story of the artist's search for beauty and spiritual nourishment in simple natural forms and experiences.

Young, Bored and Freshly Licensed to Drive

Brian Moody | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
Brian Moody

I'm partly to blame for the "No Cruising" ordinance Sacramento, California, enacted in 1988. I was reminded of this as soon as I fired up the 2015 Dod...

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A Sacramento community college reopened Friday as officers searched for a gunman who fatally shot one man and wounded two o...

Open Prison California: Is Sacramento Making Another Mistake?

Dennis Santiago | Posted 07.13.2016 | 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 07.12.2016 | 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 05.29.2016 | Queer 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 05.18.2016 | 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 05.18.2016 | 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.