Highlands Community Charter & Technical School helps ex-offenders get on the road to middle-class jobs. Ward Allen runs the program in much the same way he did for both the Sacramento City Unified and Twin Rivers Unified school districts - with one exception. His students learn while giving back at the North Sacramento headquarters for Senior Gleaners.
California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe.
Overall consumer debt among Sacramento-area residents increased to slightly more than $92.1 billion in the third quarter of 2014, up nearly 1 percent compared with the year-ago period, according to Equifax, the Atlanta-based credit rating firm.
The Obama administration is about to propose long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year.
Identity theft protection, TV antennas, light bulbs and home heating myths are just a few of the Spending Smart topics we explored this year, along with how to speed through airport security, get free books and college courses, and avoid wasting money on mobile phones.