Sacramento Republic FC has bolstered its bid for admission to Major League Soccer with an investment by the San Francisco 49ers. The NFL team signed on a day after Vivek Ranadive announced the Sacramento Kings would invest in the team.
Mayor Kevin Johnson, entering his seventh year in office, threw a hip-hop party Thursday night at Memorial Auditorium in downtown Sacramento and squeezed in a State of the City speech as well, offering a road map of his 2015 agenda.
California’s prison population has hit the court-ordered benchmark of 137.5 percent of capacity, more than one year before the deadline. Although the population inside the state’s 34 adult prisons fluctuates, the development is seen as a sign that the state is making steady progress toward cutting inmate populations.
A panel created by the Legislature to review state parks operations will report Friday that the Department of Parks and Recreation is underfunded and mired in outdated bureaucracy, and that the parks system is out of reach for many poor people in urban areas. The report, to be released by the Parks Forward Commission, calls for the creation of a special team to work for two years to address operational issues within the state parks department, and for the formation of a new nonprofit to raise money for the parks system.
J.C. Chandor is becoming American cinema’s foremost chronicler of men in crisis. Not comic-book figures or action heroes, but regular people who have made something of themselves and therefore have something to lose.