Route Fifty at SXSW: Our Interview With West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon

We talk about his “heretical” take on civic engagement and “audacious” education and jobs programs.

Case Study: Reducing Recidivism by Training Probationers in Construction

In Northern California, Sacramento County’s Probation Department has an 85 percent job placement success rate.

The Pieing of a U.S. Mayor

Kevin Johnson, the Sacramento mayor and former NBA player, punched a man in the face after being hit with a pie.

Kansas Never Inspected World’s Tallest Waterslide; Slow Fire Dept. Response in Sacramento

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Getting outdated Colorado statutes aligned with reality; radio silence in Anchorage; and lead-pipe issue in Portland schools.

At the Corner of Power and Poverty in Sacramento

Across from the gleaming California State Capitol, Debbie Bartley ekes by on donations.

Oil Lobbyists Gear Up for Another Fight in Sacramento

California’s low carbon fuel policy is shaping up as a major fight this year for the state’s oil industry, an influential behemoth that spent more than $10.9 million lobbying Sacramento last year, more than any other interest group.

Civic Hackers Launch Toolset to Shed Light on Sacramento’s City Budget

A group affiliated with Code for America released a new suite of online apps this week, meant to help people explore the city’s revenue and spending.

Is Flooding Next for Drought-Plagued California?

Much of California's farmland depends on water from the flood-endangered Sacramento Delta for irrigation.

Could 'Katrina' Come to Sacramento?

A catastrophic flood could be right around the corner, no hurricane necessary.