NBA great Shaquille O’Neal is taking a minority stake in the Sacramento Kings
Bill would bar police from handing over undocumented immigrants to federal authorities in most cases.
Brown and legislative leaders agree to pass competing plans to meet court order to cut prison population.
Northeast of Sacramento, on a remote part of the former McClellan Air Force Base, there’s a massive warehouse that holds a treasure trove of artifacts from early California — items ranging from historic railroad ledgers to enormous Gold Rush-era freight wagons. California State Parks curators Ross McGuire and Nancy Jenner, as well as State Parks […]
The “Say Yes To The Dress” folks wouldn’t quite know how to handle the scene inside the Sacramento County courthouse Friday afternoon. The happy couples who tied the knot in the hours after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave same-sex marriage the green light hadn’t spent much time planning out their big day. There […]
After years of waiting, we finally have two U.S. Supreme Court rulings on the legality of same-sex marriage. But neither ruling was the type of clear-cut decision that advocates on both sides of the issue were hoping for. KQED spoke to several experts about the details of the cases and how this could all play […]
By Francesca Segrè and Dan Brekke First Amendment activists and advocates of open government are furious about legislation sent to the governor that could make public records harder for news organizations and the general public to get. Currently, the California Public Records Act requires local government agencies to respond to requests for public records within […]
Politicians, like college students and journalists, are motivated by deadlines. It often takes the ticking clock of a constitutional deadline or expiring statute for lawmakers to hammer out deals. This year’s state budget negotiations have been the exception to that rule. Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John Perez struck an […]
Two years ago this month, the California Department of Parks & Recreation announced a list of 70 parks it planned to close. Park lovers rallied, giving their time and money to pick up the parks the state was willing to drop off. There is no closure list now, and the department is under new management, […]
I first met Kevin Fippin in February, in the parking lot of Sleep Train Arena. He was making the rounds at a tailgate party before a Kings game. That was about three weeks after word had come that the Maloof family, the team’s majority owners, had made a deal to sell their share to a […]