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Fallen Firefighters Honored in Sacramento Ceremony

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – In a solemn remembrance echoing centuries of firehouse tradition, uniformed firefighters, family members and grateful citizens gathered on Saturday in the heart of California’s capital to pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The 16th annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony recognized 37 California firefighters who have died in the line of duty, whether from traumatic injury or job-related illness.

What it takes to screw in a light bulb at the Capitol

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The first light bulb in the California State Capitol was installed in July of 1895. Today, thousands of light bulbs illuminate the historic building, and changing them is a big job.

Inside the historic building, 128 bulbs light up the inner dome. And when one burns out, electrician Eugene Adame is there to change it.

"I've been working at the Capitol for about seven years," said Adame. "Heights don't bother me."

Agencies must work together to place foster kids. This bill will help

Children removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect have experienced unimaginable trauma that will follow them throughout their lives. All these children need specialized care and services to help them heal.

But there is a small subset of California’s 60,000 foster children who require even greater attention and care, whose special needs and intense service requirements often don’t fit into an easy placement solution.

The Golden State honors Draper Battalion Chief Matt Burchett as a California hero

DRAPER, Utah -- Draper Fire Battalion Chief Matt Burchett died 800 miles from home, in the mountains of Northern California.

Now, he's remembered as a friend, colleague, mentor, father, and husband on the Wasatch Front, and as a hero in the shadow of California's high Sierras.

"Indivisible," said California State Assemblyman Ken Cooley, when asked what word came to mind as he attended Burchett's funeral in West Valley City, Utah.

Get’n dirty in a ‘Golden Town in the Golden State

Hundreds of people descended on Herald last Saturday, filling the streets, park and nearby property as friends and neighbors gathered to celebrate the annual Herald Day event and celebrate with event honorees Ron and Judy Jacobson. The couple was given mementos of the event by Herald Community Club event organizers, and Sacramento County Supervisor Don Nottoli was on hand to honor the couple as well.

The event began with a festive parade filled with classic cars, antique tractors, floats, horses and a genie in a magic lamp.

Ken Cooley addresses the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta

Assemblyman Ken Cooley, whose 8th district includes Rancho Murieta, will be the Kiwanis Club's guest speaker at its meeting 7 p.m. Thursday at the Villas clubhouse, on Murieta Parkway. Everyone is welcome. Prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2012, Cooley was mayor and served on Rancho Cordova's city council.

Ken Cooley will hold a Rancho Murieta Community

Assemblyman Ken Cooley will hold a Rancho Murieta community coffee Saturday, July 28, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Local Bean Cafe in Murieta Plaza. You’re invited to stop by to discuss an issue, get help with a state agency or just to say hello. In addition to Rancho Murieta, Cooley, a Democrat, represents Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights, Carmichael, Arden-Arcade, Wilton and other parts of unincorporated Sacramento County.

California Joint Committee on Rules Approves Landmark Sexual Harassment Policy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Joint Committee on Rules today approved a landmark overhaul of the Legislature’s policies on sexual harassment with an aim of transforming the workplace culture in California. The comprehensive policy revision attempts to promote a workplace culture of respect, civility and diversity, using a range of tools.

Carmichael School Marks Centennial

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - Carmichael’s oldest school has begun its 101st year. Carmichael Elementary (Sutter Avenue) opened its doors for Centenary celebrations last week. An estimated 600 past and present students -- and many former teachers -- attended family-style festivities.

The formal program included a performance of the school song. Borrowing melody from the US Army’s “Caisson Song,” the school’s previous Principal, Brandei Smith, authored its lyrics. The “Cougar Song,” declares:

Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2596 Passes Committee

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA (MPG) - Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) announced that his AB 2596 successfully passed the Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee. 

AB 2596 requires the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development to lead the preparation of the California Economic Strategic Plan, outlining economic goals for the state, identifying impediments to those goals, and evaluating the effectiveness of the state’s current economic development programs.