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Tribes, fishermen slam Trump plan to export more water from the Delta

Water protectors from the Klamath, Trinity, Sacramento and Pit Rivers rally in front of the federal building in Sacramento to oppose the Trump plan to "maximize water deliveries" from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Photo by Dan Bacher. |  By Dan Bacher | February 6, 2018 |     
Members of the Yurok Tribe on the Klamath River, Hoopa Valley Tribe on the Trinity River, Winnemem Wintu Tribe on the McCloud  River and the Pit River Tribe joined with commercial and recreational fishing groups and Restore the Delta to protest Trump administration water grab in front of the federal building on Capitol Mall in Sacramento on January 23.
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Quiz: How well do you know Kosta Koufos?

The NBA announced today that it has selected Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield to participate in the 2018 Taco Bell® Skills Challenge af... Read More

Game plan for game day; include this Buffalo Chicken Dip


(Family Features) Whether you want to step up your hosting game or just plan to contribute to the game day spread, it’s easy to create the perfect plan with an array of premium food, without the premium price tags.
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Cooper brings in $17,600 in contributions as assembly reelection war chest tops $1 million

February 1, 2018 |  
Although he does not currently have any high profile primary challengers for the California Assembly's 9th district, Assemblymember Jim Cooper has continued to raise money for his campaign war chest.
According to information culled from the California Secretary of State and compiled by ElectrionTrack.com, in the one month period ending January 31, Cooper raised an additional $17,600. As reported by ElectionTrack, Cooper had $1,026,700 on hand as of December 31, 2017.
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20th Annual Sacramento Museum Day on 2/3!

20th Annual Sacramento Museum Day on 2/3!

With 26 museums and local destinations participating during this celebratory year, the 20th Annual Sacramento Museum Day is proudly presented by Sutter Health and takes place on Saturday, February 3, 2018. To the delight of the greater Sacramento area community, the participating local museums will open their doors to offer free or half-priced admission to the community from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Most of the museums will offer free admission whereas two destinations located in residential areas – the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town – will offer half-priced admission to offset parking and traffic control costs. 

Cooper wins Democratic endorsement for reelection bid to California Assembly

Assemblymember Jim Cooper. | 
January 29, 2018 |

In a Democratic Party conference held on Saturday, January 27 at the Sacramento Central Labor Council in Sacramento,  Jim Cooper won an endorsement for his reelection bid for a third term to the California Assembly.
The pre-state party convention vote selecting Cooper, who represents the 9th Assembly District that includes portions of Sacramento and San Joaquin County and all of Elk Grove, means he will have an automatic endorsement from the state party convention next month in San Diego. Challenging Cooper for the support was Democratic primary opponent Harry He.
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Labor Law Seminar at City Hall, Thursday, Feb. 1

Governor Jerry Brown signed more than 800 new bills into law in October of 2017. Many of these new laws significantly impact employers, including:

•    Changes to California’s minimum wage,
•    The expansion of parental leaves of absence to employers with 20 employees,
•    Measures limiting information employers can ask job applicants about salary and criminal history; and
•    New requirements for mandatory sexual harassment prevention training.

Register now for the Labor Law Seminar and be informed on which measures were signed into law and how these new laws will impact you in the New Year!


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Plenty of fire and fury at 60th annual Grammy Awards

Just as the Hollywood award shows this year have been dominated by the Time's Up movement, the 60th annual Grammy Awards became a platform for artists to address sexual harassment and abuse, but also... Read More

California fire agencies call for additional $100 million to combat climate-driven disasters

January 28, 2018 |  
In an acknowledgment the effects global warming have had on California, a coalition of local fire agency leaders have urged Governor Brown and state lawmakers to provide an additional $100 million in state funds for pre-deployment of staffing, apparatus and equipment before extreme weather events and for improved communications throughout the state’s Mutual Aid Response System.


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Big Oil praises Governor Brown's final State of the State Address

By Dan Bacher | January 27, 2018 | 

Amidst predictably fawning media coverage, California Governor Jerry Brown delivered his sixteenth and final State of the State address at the State Capitol in Sacramento on January 25.
Brown proclaimed that the "bolder path is still our way forward" on climate change, cap-and-trade and infrastructure investment, including the implementation of the water bond of 2014 and the construction of his  Delta Tunnels, and an array of other issues. 
He said the renewal of his cap-and-trade program on a bipartisan basis was “a major achievement and will ensure that we will have substantial sums to invest in communities all across the state -- both urban and agricultural.”... Read More