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CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR & FOOD FESTIVAL RETURNS IN JULY 2022

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Sacramento, Calif. – The California State Fair returns to Sacramento in 2022! Cal Expo’s Board of Directors announced that the event will be back in 2022, running from July 15 through July 31.

“We are thrilled to announce that the California State Fair will come roaring back in 2022,” said Jess Durfee, Chair of the Cal Expo Board of Directors. “While Cal Expo has been honored to provide support and much-needed aid to Californians during this health crisis, our region and state have greatly missed the excitement of the State Fair.”

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Best counties to retire to in California

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Buyers and sellers of real estate alike—when asked what are the three most essential considerations about a property—will nearly always reply “location, location, location.” While this answer is sometimes tongue-in-cheek, it is often quite accurate, and this reply perhaps applies to retirees more than any other demographic. Settling down after a lifetime of working and perhaps raising a family calls for the perfect location: a spot where you can enjoy life with as few concerns as possible.

When seniors aged 65 years or older decide on where they want to live out their golden years, they consider very specific factors, such as the cost of living, government services, health care facilities, weather and overall climate, crime rate, outdoor recreational activities, eating establishments, cultural and entertainment opportunities, and more.

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New program would have electric cars power homes in California

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Auto giant General Motors announced a pilot program Tuesday in partnership with Pacific Gas and Electric company that would allow electric cars to be used to power homes in PG&E’s service area.

In a news release announcing the partnership, the companies said the two will work together to hopefully test the first vehicle-to-home capable electric vehicle and charger by summer 2022. The companies said the goal is to open the program to larger customer trials by the end of 2022, The Detroit Free Press reported.

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LPGA great Annika Sorenstam co-leads U.S. Senior Women’s Open with a California teaching pro who can’t stop smiling

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Dana Ebster wasn’t sure what to make of the interview area on the porch at Brooklawn Country Club.

“Can we practice first?” she asked as she gingerly stepped up toward the mic. Ebster, by the way, rocked the interview.

Just before Ebster flew across the country to Connecticut, she was up at 6 a.m. pulling carts out at Turlock Golf and Country Club in central California where she runs a junior clinic and works in the pro shop.

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California keeps adding low-wage jobs. Can it find a way to save its middle class?

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California is becoming less equal every day.

The state’s 100 richest residents had $815.5 billion in net worth as of September 2020, up 18% from 2019, according to Forbes.

Yet Rey Justo and his family of six in Sacramento were living between a Honda Pilot and his in-law’s living room.

The top 1% of Californians earned at least $659,000 in 2020.

But Omar Yacoubi was putting in a 12-hour workday driving for Uber in the Bay Area last year after he found himself without a stable gig as a software designer.

“Income inequality has risen sharply in California over the past two decades, increasing faster in the state than in the nation as a whole.” A researcher at the Public Policy Institute of California, Deborah Reed, said that more than two decades ago, in 1999.

In the intervening years, California spent billions to fight poverty. A tech boom led Californians to gain billions in wealth.

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