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Kids are growing up too fast

Brandon Gonzales, 12, has been using a cell phone since he was 10. Almost all of his friends have cell phones, too. His mom, Elizabeth Gonzales, likes knowing that he can call home at any time.

Renee C. Byer

October 26, 2015

Brandon Gonzales, 12, has been using a cell phone since he was 10. Almost all of his friends have cell phones, too. His mom, Elizabeth Gonzales, likes knowing that he can call home at any time. "It gives me peace of mind," she said. Kids ages 9 to 12 are the fastest-growing cell phone market. (Rene...

Sacramento music festival

Sacramento music festival

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May 11, 2014

For 41 years, the streets of Old Sacramento and nearby downtown venues have played host to one of the area’s largest celebrations of music and its storied culture with a 4-day party that spans the entire Memorial Day weekend. It was originally called the Dixieland Jazz Jubilee, but changed its name to...

Cringe worthy trends – staff edition

Culture staff tells all.

Courtesy of McClatchy Tribune

May 1, 2014

Name: Alex HernandezEmbarrassing Trend: MySpaceWhy you are embarrassed: Now that I look back, it is so embarrassing to think about my “top 8” and all the drama of who your top friends are. I spent so many hours on a website I forget even exists anymore.Name: Steven SennEmbarrassing Trend: Turtle...

ILLUSTRATION: Daydreaming student

State Hornet Staff

October 22, 2013

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Kids using cell phones

Brandon Gonzales, 12, has been using a cell phone since he was 10. Almost all of his friends have cell phones, too. His mom, Elizabeth Gonzales, likes knowing that he can call home at any time.

McClatchy

April 10, 2012

Brandon Gonzales, 12, has been using a cell phone since he was 10. Almost all of his friends have cell phones, too. His mom, Elizabeth Gonzales, likes knowing that he can call home at any time. "It gives me peace of mind," she said. Kids ages 9 to 12 are the fastest-growing cell phone market. (Renee C...

Spring fashion trends include wedges, polka dots and leopard

Banana Republic leopard calf hair clutch. 

Brittany Lambert and Mitchell Wilson

February 15, 2012

The spring season is coming up and it will be time to stock up on fabulous spring fashions. But when students do not want to spend all of their paycheck to get that cute spring dress, what can they do? Finding a great deal means looking cute for spring and not being a fashionable, broke college stude...

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McClatchy Tribune

January 24, 2012

Downloadable content for "Gears of War 3" costs $15, even though gamers already pay $60 for the retail version of the game.   ...

Warren Buffett

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August 31, 2011

Warren Buffett, right, wrote in the New York Times thewealthy should have to contribute more tax dollars than they donow, especially in this tough economic time....

Immigration laws lead to racism

California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, the only member of the Tea Party in the Assembly, works in his office in Sacramento, California, on February 23, 2011. (Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Kelly Walters

April 20, 2011

There are millions of illegal immigrants in California. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Immigration Statistic there was an estimated 2.6 million illegal immigrants residing in California in 2009. In total, illegal immigrants represent about 6.8 percent of the state’s population....

Leaving Japan: best option for students abroad

Going home Japan::Photo courtesy of McClatchy Tribune

Kelly Walters

April 13, 2011

What are you willing to risk to pursue your dream?   Students studying in Japan through the California State University’s Global Education program recently faced that question when a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged the country in March. Within days of the tragedy, CSU Chancellor Charles Reed issued a me...