Sacramento Fire Chief Walt White authorized the use of two firetrucks and on-duty crews to help at a pro-police rally. Good though the cause might have been, the city needs a policy for use of trucks and city firefighters for such demonstrations.
Last summer, a study out of Stanford University and UC San Francisco found that nearly 700,000 Americans would be saved from obesity or Type 2 diabetes during the next decade if the federal government made just one tiny change. Stop letting people buy sugary soft drinks with food stamps.
Sacramento should encourage more infill development, but these projects need to fit as seamlessly as possible with established neighborhoods. Unfortunately, that ideal has long been a matter of dispute for a mixed-use project being built on 72 acres next to Curtis Park. The latest fight is over a proposed fuel center.
We’re not going to shed tears for people whose pay comes in million-dollar increments, but we can’t help but applaud actress CharlizeTheron for standing up to what seems to be chronic inequity in one of California’s most important industries.
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