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Gov. Brown issues legislative update

September 25, 2017 |

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the following legislation into law... Read More

Gov. Jerry Brown's utilities commissioners must face more questions before a senate vote

By Dan Bacher | August 29, 2017 |  

The California Senate Rules Committee voted 3 - 0 on August 23 to confirm Governor Jerry Brown’s nomination of Clifford Rechtschaffen and Martha Guzman Aceves as commissioners on the California Public Utilities Commission, but Senate leaders said the two have serious questions to answer before the confirmation is put to a floor vote.
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Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones, ICE acting director hold contentious forum on immigration

Protesters gather outside of immigration forum held by Sacramento County
Sheriff  Scott Jones |  
March 28, 2017 |      

Audio recording of entire forum posted at bottom of this story | 
A forum held this evening in Sacramento to discuss the relationship between Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and U. S Immigration and Customers Enforcement drew a capacity audience to explore the contentious issue of immigration.
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After Rally at Bera's District Office, The Resistance Schedules Organizing Meeting

February 6, 2017 |   
After successfully organizing a rally at Congressman Dr. Ami Bera's field office last week, a new political activist group has announced a general meeting tomorrow night.
Called The Resistance, the Sacramento-Elk Grove-based group was organized in opposition to President Donald Trump's agenda which they characterized as "hateful." 
 “I knew all the things Donald Trump promised in his campaign could actually become reality, and it was terrifying,” Jaclyn Moreno, the group's founder said. “I wanted to become active in some way to help my community, and the Indivisible Guide gave me a roadmap on how to do that. That’s why I started The Resistance.”... Read More

Swearing In for mayor, council members

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon,  along with Council Members Beverly “Babs” Sandeen and Quirina Orozco were sworn into office at a City Hall ceremony last night.

Cabaldon and Sandeen were re-elected to office.  Orozco beat a strong field to replace recently retired Council Member Bill Kristoff. It was the Mayor’s 10th time taking the oath!

Also at the meeting, West Sacramento resident and Olympic athlete Kim Conley was presented with a proclamation recognizing her achievements as a world class runner and a role model for the West Sacramento community.

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University of the Pacific program will help meet nationwide demand for data scientists

University of the Pacific program will help meet nationwide demand for data scientists

University of the Pacific this fall will begin showing working professionals not only how to crunch data, but how to use the information to help their organizations prosper.

Pacific’s School of Engineering and Computer Science is offering a new master of science degree in analytics, a high-paying field facing an acute shortage of professionals. The program will be based at the university’s new, state-of-the-art campus in San Francisco.

With courses such as Data Engineering, Machine Learning and Data Visualization, the program will combine rigorous academic training in analytics along with the practical experience of working on real-world case studies of issues facing industries today.

Film Moblization Rally Urges Support for AB 1839 and Tax Incentives for Filmmakers

Film Moblization Rally Urges Support for AB 1839 and Tax Incentives for Filmmakers

More than 250 California Filmmakers rallied at the State Capitol today to urge passage of AB1839, a law to support California jobs by providing tax incentives for film production companies who film in California.

Union representatives and non-union actors and crew members carried signs and showcased their skills by demonstrating green screen technology and the art of foley, specialized sound effects for film.

A variety of speakers told the crowd how filmmaking jobs supports local busineses and the overall California economy.

Introduced by Assemblymembers Raul Bocanegra (Dist 39-San Fernando) and Mike Gatto (Dist 43-Burbank), the bill has approval from the CA Assembly and now needs passage in the CA Senate.