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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. 

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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

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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

Opinion: Chelsea Manning - A Trans Woman's Perspective

By Amber Enderton | January 25, 2018 |
Chelsea Manning has long been a hero to the trans community. Lionized to a fault, critics of her have often been accused of transphobia. It's easy to see why. While the world saw her as a whistleblower who shed light on the government's illicit actions, particularly in regards to the Collateral Murder video, she has been so much more.
For the past 7 years, she has been at the forefront of the fight for trans women to be treated with respect and dignity in US prisons. From the beginning of her incarceration, word got out about her horrifying treatment. She was forced to sleep in the nude and paraded around naked outside her cell like a freak, even as the bases own medical staff stated she was not a danger to herself and such measures were unnecessary.
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Nearly half of California’s vegetation at risk from climate stress

Current levels of greenhouse gas emissions are putting nearly half of California’s natural vegetation at risk from climate stress, with transformative implications for the state’s landscape and the people and animals that depend on it, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis. However, cutting emissions so that global temperatures increase by no more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.2 degrees Fahrenheit) could reduce those impacts by half, with about a quarter of the state’s natural vegetation affected.

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Bears burned in California wildfires healed with fish skins, released to wild

Two adult female black bears that were burned during the Thomas Fire in Southern California have recuperated and are now back in the wild thanks to the help of University of California, Davis, veterinarians and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.


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Calif. Assemblyman Frazier slams illegal communications between DWR, State Water Board

By Dan Bacher | January 21, 2018 |  
SACRAMENTO – On January 18, Assemblymember Jim Frazier, D-Discovery Bay, issued a statement responding to alleged unlawful ex parte communications between the State Water Resources Control Board and the Department of Water Resources regarding the proposed Delta Tunnels outlined in complaints filed by Delta region local governments, public agencies and advocacy organizations.
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