Get status updates of former Lodian Erica Davis' attempt to be the first paraplegic woman to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro by visiting the Web site at www.theroof.tumblr.com. The crew began its climb Tuesday and plans to reach the summit of the mountain Feb. 1.
The Web site also contains postings leading up to the group's departure and information about a documentary being filmed about the climb.
Assemblywoman Alyson Huber wants community protection
Assembly members Alyson Huber, D-Elk Grove, and Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, have called on state prison officials to work closely with local law enforcement agencies regarding prisoners released early, according to Huber's office.
Huber and Lieu introduced Assembly Bill 1678 this week, which would mandate local public safety protections as tens of thousands of are set to be released early, many without parole supervision and rehabilitation, according to Huber.
"That's why we are calling on the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to work closely with local law enforcement," Huber said. "They are the ones who must deal with the realities of these choices, and the more information that is available, the better prepared law enforcement will be to ensure our continued protection."
Beginning this week, many criminals will have their county jail or state prison sentences cut in half, Huber said.
Sac sheriff's hopeful gets endorsement
Elk Grove City Councilman Jim Cooper, a candidate for Sacramento County Sheriff, has been endorsed by the county Law Enforcement Managers Association by a two-thirds margin.
Cooper is running for the top law enforcement position in Sacramento County against Sheriff's Capt. Scott Jones and former deputy Bret Daniels. Current Sheriff John McGinness has announced that he will not seek re-election.
The association consists of upper and middle management personnel from the Sheriff's Department, Probation, District Attorney's and Public Defender's offices and the Department of Human Assistance.
Tom Berryhill announces endorsements
Three members of the Madera County Board of Supervisors have endorsed Republican Tom Berryhill of Oakdale for the 14th Senate District seat being vacated at the end of the year by Dave Cogdill, R-Modesto.
Madera County Supervisors Ronn Dominici, Vern Moss and Tom Wheeler have endorsed Berryhill, according to his campaign. Chowchilla Mayor Jim Kopshever, four Chowchilla City Council members and firefighters from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection have also endorsed Berryhill.