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.
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.
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.
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.
Seattle learned this past week that the NBA doesn't quite follow the rules of a market economy. For Seattle to get the Kings, the other 29 owners had to approve the deal. And when the dust settled, a majority of those owners thought an inferior bid to keep the team in Sacramento was preferred.
For some children, the uncertainty of life on the street is better than certainty of violence at home. It was for me. At age 14, I escaped from an abusive home with no money, nowhere to go and only the clothes I was wearing.
Putting a little extra effort in to anything can go a long way. This is something we all know. But what most people don't realize is that sometimes all it takes is just one more to make all the difference.
In what seemed like the best performance Sacramento fans have seen all season, the Kings beat the Clippers 116-101. Connecting on 14 three-pointers, one shy of their season high, Sacramento collectively played their best ball game.
Since November, Republican party leaders have blamed everyone under the sun for their failures, embodied in the snide commentary of Karl Rove. We got jobbed. People don't get us. Democrats are better at Facebook. But these aren't Republicans that live in California.