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City’s 20-year plan set to make bold moves in housing, equity and sustainability
After extensive outreach, over 60 community engagement opportunities and input from over 4,000 participants on the project, the City’s plan for the next 20 years will be presented to City Council ...
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Folsom to Honor 100-year-old WWII Internment Camp survivor, Army Veteran
Shigeru Ochi has seen a thing or two in his lifetime. The Folsom resident turns 100, and the community is ready to honor him.
New CID Leadership Announced
The Carmichael Improvement District gets down to business with a new district manager and a new board chair.
Why Does California Elect Local Judges?
Of all the races on your ballot, the least information is often available on local judges. Here are some ways to find out more about these candidates.
From SF Gate...
Wealthy Bay Area Enclave Worried About Sprawling New Development
Residents of San Rafael say the project could bring noise, pollution and crime to the area.
Curator Barbara Range Exits Sacramento’s Brickhouse Gallery
For the last 14 years, Barbara Range has been Brickhouse’s director and curator, and as of early February, she made her exit from the gallery—and from Sacramento.
Engineers Come Forward to Keep Mini Train in Folsom
As officials pondered buying the Folsom Valley Railway, the Folsom City Council was pleased that several private parties have offered to purchase and take over the train.
California’s Polluted Communities Could Miss Out on Billions Under Flawed System
The state’s environmental tool skews which communities are designated as disadvantaged, researchers say. Some immigrant neighborhoods could be left out, while other groups are overrepresented.
California Court Ruling Could Crack Down on Tactics to Slow or Block Construction
The California Environmental Quality Act has often been used, or misused, to block housing construction and other projects. A new state appellate court decision could reduce that practice.
Folsom Expands Credit Card Payments to All City Departments
Previously, only Folsom’s police, Environmental and Water Resources, Community Development, Parks & Recreation and Public Works departments took credit card payments. The Folsom City Council agreed to include all city departments, saving roughly a half-million dollars a year.
Shake Shack Among Future Palladio Tenants as Occupancy Rises
Palladio, one of Folsom’s premier shopping and dining destinations, announced that since the pandemic, occupancy has increased by over 10%.
CapRadio Adds New Members to Station’s Board of Directors
Capital Public Radio’s Board of Directors elected nine new members, four months after a majority of the board resigned in the wake of a scathing financial audit of the Sacramento-based NPR member station.
From Los Angeles Times...
Judge Again Dismisses Charges Against Members of California White Supremacist Group
In his decision, a judge agreed that the alleged white nationalists were being selectively prosecuted instead of 'far-left extremist groups, such as Antifa.'
City of Elk Grove Resolves Legal Dispute with Oak Rose Apartments Project Developers
G.A. Mart Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of H&NATURAL TejoRoot and H&NATURAL Brazil Seed Dietary Supplements Due to the Presence of Yellow Oleander (Thevetia peruviana), a Poisonous Plant Native to Mexico and Central America
Sacramento has more homeless residents than San Francisco. One story about why that happened, and another about an attempt to help. And: Black literature, California style.
The California Environmental Quality Act, CEQA, is both the state’s signature environmental legislation, and is also often named as the villain in the state’s housing shortage. But the story may not be that simple.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve assembled a travel guide to California chocolate.
From giant companies with roots in the Gold Rush days to local microproducers with a focus on fair trade, California is ground zero for high-end chocolate.
Taylor Swift is so hated by fans of Donald Trump, they’ve set aside their hatred of San Francisco to root for the ’49ers in the Super Bowl, because Swift’s boyfriend plays for their opponents, the Kansas City Chiefs.
Lawmakers in California and other states are now making attempts to prevent the reported harms to children caused by social media platforms. The U.S. Senate got into the act as well, at a dramatic Jan. 31 hearing.
Meet the organizations working to win social justice for African Americans in California and beyond. And: Welcome Yolo County to CALocal.
Here’s a short list of just some of the organizations working to build better futures for African Americans in California.
“Intelligent” speed-limiting technology will be required in all new California cars starting in 2027, if a new law authored by San Francisco Senator Scott Wiener passes.
In San Mateo County, a new law allows police to charge homeless people with criminal offenses if they don’t accept shelter. SCOTUS will soon weigh in with a potential landmark decision in an Oregon case.
While millions of Californians seek affordable housing elsewhere, an ambitious man backed by billionaires dreams of building an urban Utopia in Central Valley farm country.
We’re getting ready to track the progress of California Forever’s plans to build a city of 400,000 in what is now Solano County farm country.
In NYT’s “The Farmers Had What the Billionaires Wanted,” we meet a man who wants to build a city in the middle of nowhere, and folks who are slowing him down.
The California housing crisis is not only weakening the state politically at the national level, it could shift the political balance in Washington, D.C., as Republican-led states add population while California’s exodus continues.
Former Major League Baseball star Steve Garvey, a political rookie, faces off against veteran U.S. House members Adam Schiff, Katie Porter and Barbara Lee in the first 2024 California Senate race debate Monday evening in Los Angeles.
Ten state agencies are dedicated to keeping California scenic. And while you’re out exploring, check out some of our state’s most venerable eateries.
Pea Soup Anderson’s closed before its 100th birthday. Here are 24 restaurants 100 years or older that you can still visit.
Hanna Nakano says her monthly newspaper raises the voices of local residents through “the power of documentation and the power of publishing.”
How California’s 10 state conservancies buy up open land and shield it from developers to preserve the natural environment for public use.
California Forever, the company behind a proposed new city in Solano County, will submit a ballot measure seeking an exemption from local laws to allow development on the massive project to proceed.
See how Sacramento youth are getting paid to help the planet
Leilani Koroiveti, 27, spent years working odd jobs without finding a clear direction until she heard about a new job training program administered by the City of Sacramento. Today she has discove...
Now hiring: City’s Aquatics Division recruiting for seasonal positions
After seeing more than 100,000 drop-in visits to City pools in 2023, the City of Sacramento’s Aquatics Division is now hiring for another busy summer season. The Department of Youth, Parks & Commu...
Data Report: How the City responded to homelessness Feb. 12-18
The City of Sacramento has released its weekly progress report for the City’s Incident Management Team responding to homelessness. From Feb. 12-18, the City of Sacramento received 662 calls to 311...
Understanding USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which perennial plants are most likely to thrive at a location, based on the average annual extreme m...
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