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California Democrat to Lead Insurance Legislator Group

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Elected NCOIL President

"Members of the National Council of Insurance Legislators have picked Democrats to hold the group’s two top officer slots in the coming year.

California Assemblyman Ken Cooley, D-Rancho Cordova, succeeded Indiana Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, as NCOIL’s 2021-2022 president last week, at the group’s annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

New York Assemblymember Kevin Cahill, D-Kingston, succeeded Cooley as NCOIL’s vice president.

The Great California ShakeOut Drill

Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 10:21am

The M6.0 Antelope Valley earthquake that occurred on July 8 of this year serves as a reminder that earthquakes occur in California every year. Shaking felt from this earthquake spanned from the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains across our state to San Francisco. Two years ago, the M6.4 and M7.1 Ridgecrest earthquakes caused around $30 million in damage, reminding us that preparedness and mitigation are a must.

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — If you are viewing on the ABC10 app, tap here for multimedia.

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.