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California Highway Patrol looking to hire hundreds


WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California Highway Patrol is working to hire 600 new officers, and the hiring process has expanded. 

CHP has increased their testing capabilities for qualified candidates. It used to be that those interested in becoming an officer could only test three times a year. It is now continuous open enrollment.

City Expects to Complete Joey Lopes Park by December

City Expects to Complete Joey Lopes Park by December

A new park under construction in the Sycamore neighborhood named after  West Sacramento sports legend Joseph (Joey) Lopes should be complete by the end of the year. The four acre site is parallel to Sycamore Avenue, from West Capitol Avenue south to Evergreen Avenue. Park improvements include play equipment, lighting, benches, picnic tables, drinking fountains, a shade shelter, half-court basketball, and a parking area. The park’s funding was provided by a state grant award of $4.1 million... Read More

Hispanics urged to increase political involvement

Hispanics urged to increase political involvement

With a population of 14.99 million, Hispanics are now the largest ethnic group in California, making up about 38 percent of the population... Read More

State health officer warns about danger of Valley Fever

State health officer warns about danger of Valley Fever

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith is warning Californians to be aware of a potentially fatal infectious disease known as Valley Fever... Read More

Water reductions exceeding state goals amid drought

Water reductions exceeding state goals amid drought

SACRAMENTO – Californians reduced water usage by an estimated 27.3 percent in June, exceeding the 25 percent mandate set by Gov. Jerry Brown as a result of the state’s historic drought... Read More

Gas prices slide for 19 straight days

Gas prices slide for 19 straight days

WASHINGTON — Gas prices continue to fall across the United States as localized refinery issues resolve and the cost of crude remains low, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report... Read More

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."