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Teacher responds to story about educator compensation


Responding to a recent News10 story regarding "double-dipping" and high teacher salaries, a Rancho Cordova educator wanted to share a teacher's perspective.

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"Our salaries were going down, and the cost of benefits were going up," high school English teacher Tony Ruiz said.

Ruiz has been teaching high school English for 12 years.

"I trust people as professionals, and sometimes I just wish teachers got the same respect," Ruiz said.

Police need help finding hit-and-run suspect vehicle

Police need help finding hit-and-run suspect vehicle


Sacramento police need the public's help finding a suspect vehicle in an injury hit-and-run case.

A bicyclist, a woman in her 40s, was going south on the 6800 block of 24th Street around 4 a.m. on Sunday, July 15 when she was hit by a SUV. Police said she suffered serious injuries.

Through the investigation, detectives believe the SUV to be a 1996-2001 Ford Explorer or a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer. Police said it is a dark colored SUV and would have damage to the right front headlight area, with possible damage to the right front hood area.

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Hosts Employment Fair in Citrus Heights

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Hosts Employment Fair in Citrus Heights

On Thursday, July 24, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) and 11 local employers will host a employment fair in Citrus Heights. Starting at 12:00 PM inside the Rusch Park Auditorium, attendees will meet with local employers, and hear from CalHR on how they can search and apply for state jobs. During the second half of the event, Crossroads Diversified Services will host an application and interview workshop. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees should bring copies of their resumes and cover letters.

 

WHO:            

Assemblyman Ken Cooley

Bonney Plumbing, LLC

CalHR, including representatives from the CHP and Dept. of Corrections

CVC Construction Corp

Crossroads Diversified Services

Home Instead Senior Care

National Air Traffic Controller Association

Sacramento County

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department

Baby dies after arriving at Sacramento firehouse

Baby dies after arriving at Sacramento firehouse


SACRAMENTO - Sacramento police are investigating the death of a baby girl who was taken to a fire station with a traumatic injury.

The 14-month-old girl was in a state of medical distress when she was taken to Sacramento Fire Station No. 17 around 5:30 p.m. Friday. The baby was then transported to UC Davis Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

Police said homicide detectives were called to the hospital to investigate because the baby had unexplained physical trauma. Investigators haven't determined a cause of death. Her identity will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office.

Detectives found that the mother's boyfriend was taking care of the toddler while she was at work. When the mother returned home, she saw that the girl needed medical help. She and her boyfriend then took the baby to the fire station.

Cooley Bill Strengthens Responsible Management of State IT Projects

Cooley Bill Strengthens Responsible Management of State IT Projects

Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2523 passed with bipartisan support out of the State Senate’s Governmental Organization Committee this morning. AB 2523 strengthens top level management decision-making in state agencies with complex and high risk technology projects by requiring the Director of Technology to report recommendations to the legislature on how a team of senior technology experts could be developed to support state agency technology projects, and then directs the Department of Technology to establish such a unit.

Assemblyman Cooley’s AB 2187 Signed by the Governor - Ensures Funding for Child Abuse Prevention

Assemblyman Cooley’s AB 2187 Signed by the Governor - Ensures Funding for Child Abuse Prevention

On Monday, June 30, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) announced that his bill – AB 2187 – was signed by Governor Brown.  AB 2187 clarifies the pathway of the fee collected for copies of a child’s birth certificate, as to the portion of the fee used for child abuse prevention and intervention programs. Previously, the fee collected did not necessarily follow the child into the county in which he or she was going to be raised to fund programs in that county, if the child’s mom gave birth outside of that county and that county had a delivery facility.

“Given the current nature of health care delivery, in which health insurance rules may dictate what delivery facilities are in a patient’s ‘network,’ some patients may not have a choice but to deliver outside the county in which they live. As a result, the birth certificate fee revenue is lost to the county in which they delivered not the county where services may be used,” explains Cooley.

Assemblyman Cooley Honors Local Vietnam Hero as 2014 Veteran of the Year

Assemblyman Cooley Honors Local Vietnam Hero as 2014 Veteran of the Year

On Wednesday, June 25, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) honored Don Harper as the 8th Assembly District’s 2014 Veteran of the Year. Each year, the Assembly Veterans Committee hosts the Veteran of the Year Awards to recognize veterans with distinguished military careers or those who have continued to serve making significant contributions to their communities.

“Following his distinguished service in the Marine Corps, Don became an outstanding community leader who continually serves his fellow Americans,” said Cooley. “His tenacious attitude and drive to serve have helped him succeed in his 20-year career in local government, as the director of Vietnam Veterans of California, and as one of the founding members of the Sacramento Veterans Resource Center.”