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Food and Sustainability

Salvation Army Pilot Program Offers Job Skills In The Kitchen

May 25, 2017 | Julia Mitric

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.

Food and Sustainability

Asparagus Season Brings Choices For California Shoppers

April 21, 2017 | Julia Mitric

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.

Visit Stockton

Stockton Ranks Among Top 20 Fiscally Healthy Big Cities In The Nation

February 7, 2017 | Rich Ibarra

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.

SMG Stockton

March Madness To Bring Infusion Of Revenue To Stockton

January 17, 2017 | Rich Ibarra

The Stockton Arena is one of the host sites for the NCAA’s Division One Women’s Basketball sweet 16 and Elite 8 rounds in March.The event will have a huge economic impact on the city.

State Government

Are Rigid Employment Licensing Requirements Hurting California's Economy?

October 4, 2016 | Daniel Potter

To get a job in California, you often need a license. A report from a nonpartisan state oversight agency says such rules can make it tough for qualified people to get hired.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio News

State Government

Sacramento Region, California Post Job Gains In August

September 16, 2016 | Steve Milne | Ben Adler

The unemployment rate in the four-county Sacramento area is back down after a slight increase in July. Meanwhile, California added more than 60-thousand jobs in August – a strong showing particularly when compared to the rest of the nation.

Brittany Hosea-Small / KQED

California Counts

Californians Worry About Poverty, Income Inequality, Poll Finds

September 12, 2016

As to whether immigrants strengthen the economy or weaken it? Survey respondents were divided.

Report: Home Prices Likely To Soften

August 8, 2016 | Steve Milne

Research firm Clear Capital says Sacramento area home prices have increased by 9.5 percent from a year ago. An analyst says prices will likely soften due to supply and demand - fewer first-time home buyers can afford to buy now.

Robert Couse-Baker

Food and Sustainability

Food Producers Who Market Locally Offer Boost to Sacramento Region

July 25, 2016 | Julia Mitric

UC Davis research finds local farmers and ranchers who sell directly to consumers have double the regional economic impact compared with food producers who don't participate in local marketing.

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