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Proposed California budget bolsters reserves, increases education spending

Proposed California budget bolsters reserves, increases education spending

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown warned stakeholders not to get giddy over increased revenues as he released his 2016-17 budget proposal, a plan that calls for shoring up California’s rainy day fund and increasing education spending... Read More

Body reported in McKinley Park duck pond


A body was reportedly in the duck pond of McKinley Park, according to the Sacramento Fire Department.

McKinley Park is in East Sacramento, at the corner of Alhambra Boulevard and H street. 

According to the Sacramento Police Department, the body is that of a male in his 40s. Investigators believe no foul play was involved. 

Fire department spokesperson Chris Harvey said crews are working on a recovery. 

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Hispanics urged to increase political involvement

Hispanics urged to increase political involvement

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State health officer warns about danger of Valley Fever

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Water reductions exceeding state goals amid drought

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Sacramento libraries help teens find self-help books quietly

Sacramento libraries help teens find self-help books quietly


The Sacramento Public Library is getting some attention for a great idea that makes it easier for teens to help themselves with problems like depression, abuse and eating disorders.

Justin Azevedo, a librarian at the Arcade branch put together a list with issues teenagers sometimes deal with but are difficult to talk about. Next to each topic is the code that leads you to a self-help book.

"Whether it's something as seemingly mild as acne or whether it's something more serious like being in an abusive relationship," Sacramento Public Library teen librarian Molly Milazzo said. "These are the kinds of topics, especially when you are young, that you want to be able to handle quietly."