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Millions Of U.S. Workers Are About To Get Paid Sick Days

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

In the largest expansion of its kind to date, the state of California on Wednesday extended paid sick leave to millions of workers who would otherwise...

T.J. Dillashaw Retains Bantamweight Title at UFC 177

Dan Shapiro | Posted 09.02.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

T.J. Dillashaw is still the UFC bantamweight champion of the world. And he's still winning title fights with fifth round head-kick and punch knockouts.

Breaking Down UFC 177

Dan Shapiro | Posted 08.25.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

It was just three months ago, at UFC 173, that Dillashaw captured the title with a near-perfect finish of Barao. On that night, Dillashaw demonstrated superior speed and striking. Now it remains to be seen if he can deliver a repeat performance.

5 Free Things To Do In California's 'Ideal Launching Point'

AP | JOHN MARSHALL | Posted 08.14.2014 | Travel

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Located near the center of California, Sacramento is an ideal launching point to visit some of the state's most popular de...

Occupy National Gathering Wants to Know: Where Are All The Journalists?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 07.30.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Unless there is blood, smoke or threatened police arrests, Occupy consistently complains that mainstream media reporters ignore or shy away from social protests and activism -- their movement, in particular.

If California's Poor Just Formed a Corporation, They'd Be $420 Million Richer

John Hrabe | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
John Hrabe

There's finally a state budget surplus, and it's reserved for an out-of-state corporation, not the 9 million people living in poverty. Under total Democratic control, California has just approved $420 million in corporate tax breaks for defense contractor Lockheed Martin.

A Visit With Brent Bourgeois

Mark Joseph | Posted 08.03.2014 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

"As little as five to 10 years ago, it would have been unthinkable to have made this album the way I did. Emotionally and artistically, I think I had to become hungry again -- I had been a professional musician since I was 14 years old and needed some time away from the business."

TechFuture: Hold On! Paul Moller's Skycar Is Coming

Bill_Robinson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

If you are feeling dejected and gloomy, never fear; there's a flying car coming right at you in the near future. A "Jetsons-like" transportation mode is just around the corner.

California's Best Answer to Prison Overcrowding

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Jens Erik Gould

The state's recidivism rate -- the percentage of individuals released from prison who are incarcerated again within three years -- was 61 percent last year.

An Electronic Backpack: Helping Foster Youth Lighten a Heavy Load

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact
Wendy Lazarus

As children and youth continue to age out of the foster care system, it's becoming increasingly important for public agencies to be forward-thinking and adopt new technologies that help foster youth make a smoother transition to adulthood.

California Lawmakers Aim To Tighten Handgun Restrictions

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. April 24 (Reuters) - A bill banning the sale of single-shot handguns that can be modified into ...

As Medical Claim Denials Increase, Be Prepared to Be a Squeaky Wheel

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

With profit margins under pressure because of Obamacare, insurers likely will be denying more of your claims and inserting themselves even more between you and your doctor when it comes to medically necessary care, but you should never take a "no" as the final answer.

It's Time to Drain the Swamp in Sacramento

Derek Cressman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Derek Cressman

If the scandals involving California state senators Leland Yee, Ron Calderon, and Roderick Wright have proven anything it is that the existing system ...

Sacramento Mayor To Lead National Mayoral Group

AP | By FENIT NIRAPPIL | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson was sworn in Wednesday as the new leader of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a platform that ...

Five Things You Should Know About Me

Sandra Fluke | Posted 04.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Sandra Fluke

Some folks may know only what national media has highlighted about my work. I've already begun meeting directly with voters throughout this district, but in case we haven't gotten to meet in person yet, here's some of what I'd tell you.

Christian Marijuana Dispensary Takes On The IRS

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.26.2014 | Small Business

A Christian medical marijuana dispensary and advocacy group could set a precedent for the industry’s financial rights after presenting arguments bef...

BAD BREAK-UP: Keep California Together

Joe Rodota | Posted 04.21.2014 | Los Angeles
Joe Rodota

Lucky for us, we have the largest talent pool ever assembled in one political jurisdiction: 38 million Californians. Let's just get to work.

SLAM! Cop Torpedoes Suspect Fleeing On Bike

Posted 02.11.2014 | Crime

Football season may be over, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a textbook tackle. A police officer in California sacrificed his body on Monday ...

Hoops Announcer Loses It As Sacramento Player Sinks 75-Foot Buzzer Beater

Posted 02.04.2014 | Sports

We're not sure what's better: Sacramento State's Dylan Garrity sinking a near-impossible 75-foot shot with 0.9 seconds left to win the game... or the ...

The Education of Marshall Tuck and the Making of a Run for California's Chief Education Office

Melanie Lundquist | Posted 03.30.2014 | Education
Melanie Lundquist

Marshall Tuck was the CEO of one of the largest school turnaround efforts in the nation, a non-profit called the Partnership for LA Schools, serving 15,000 kids across the most impoverished neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

On the Front Burner: CA Food & Farming Legislative Action

Michael R. Dimock | Posted 03.18.2014 | Home
Michael R. Dimock

It is the hope of the California Food Policy Council that 2014 will also be the year that the State of California joins the United Nations in identifying family farms and food systems as a cornerstone for health and resilience in the 21st century.

Kings Beat Heat in OT

Malaika Bobino | Posted 02.27.2014 | Sports
Malaika Bobino

Newly acquired Rudy Gay finally found a rhythm after five games and sparked the offense in the second half to beat the short-handed Miami Heat 108-103.

City Helps Soldier Replace Stolen Gifts

AP | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics

LODI, Calif. (AP) — An Army corporal on leave from his third tour in Afghanistan will be able to give his family the Christmas he wanted thanks to t...

Jennifer Pochinski at the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts

John Seed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
John Seed

Jennifer Pochinski is a Sacramento based painter who paints in a big, generous style. Although she is a representational artist, Jennifer works like an Abstract Expressionist, often covering an entire canvas in a single day.

Dating Website Giving Away Free Divorces

Posted 07.22.2013 | Divorce

Divorce is undoubtably expensive, but one unconventional dating site is giving away three divorces -- for free. Sugardaddie.com -- which matches ol...