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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 12.16.2014 | 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 12.12.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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 12.02.2014 | 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 10.28.2014 | 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
Findery

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 ...

Dave Jamieson

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 11.02.2014 | 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 10.25.2014 | 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 10.14.2014 | 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 09.29.2014 | 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.