It's graduation time for seven culinary apprentices in Sacramento who might otherwise be homeless. They are the first class to graduate from a pilot job skills program for residents of the Salvation Army's homeless center.
Asparagus is grown in the Delta, the San Joaquin Valley and the Central Coast. California grows over 70 percent of the asparagus consumed in the U.S. but the state's asparagus production has declined 15 to percent annually since 2000.
Stockton now ranks among the top 20 fiscally healthy big cities in the nation. This comes just two years after the city came out of bankruptcy.