REALIGNMENT: Long-term inmates a concern in county jails

More than 1,100 inmates are serving sentences between five and 10 years in county jails instead of state prisons because of California's realignment law, a survey by a law enforcement group concluded.

The numbers echo concerns from county officials about lengthy realignment sentences being served in jails that are not prepared for long-term inmates.

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Announces 8th District Resident Sally J. Rogers Honored at Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award Ceremony

Rancho Cordova- The California State Legislative Women's Caucus and Assemblyman Ken Cooley honored Sally J. Rogers, a pioneer and national leader in the treatment of autism, today on the Floor of the State Assembly with the new Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award, honoring distinguished women in honor of Women's History Month.

Sally Rogers, a resident of the 8th Assembly District, co-developed The Early Start Denver Model, a play-based behavioral intervention that was developed to address the unique needs of toddlers with autism and incorporates existing techniques that have received empirical support for improving skill acquisition in preschoolers with autism. This model for treatment was named #3 on the Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs in 2012 by Time Magazine.

New Community Health Center for the Underserved in Rancho Cordova

On February 19th, non-profit agency, The Effort, will hold grand opening ceremonies at their new Rancho Cordova Community Health Center, (10423 Old Placerville Road), which houses a primary care medical clinic for all ages and state-of-the-art children’s dental clinic.

The celebration also heralds the announcement of the change from their longstanding name, “The Effort” to the on-site unveiling of a new name and logo that better reflects the agency’s mission and the scope of services they provide.

Commemorate Presidents Day by Giving Back

Presidents Day can be so much more than a welcome break from our regular work days.

If we are to reflect on the contributions of the most honored American Presidents, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, then instead treat this as a day of service rather than a day off.

During some of the most trying times in United States history, Presidents Washington and Lincoln did what was right, even when it was difficult.  President Washington led the country through the Revolutionary War, held the country together as the fledgling democracy sought to establish itself in the world, and then peacefully transferred power after two terms in office.