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Mother of Schwarzenegger's love child revealed

By Luchina Fisher, Suzan Clarke, David Wright and Kevin Dolak, ABC News

LOS ANGELES, CA - Mildred Patricia Baena is the woman with whom former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a son about 14 years ago, ABC News has learned.  

Known as Patty, she reportedly worked in the famliy home as a housekeeper and assistant for more than 20 years, until January.

Amid the public speculation, Schwarzenegger's wife and mother to four of his children, Maria Shriver, was in Chicago Tuesday at the star-studded tribute to Oprah Winfrey, which also featured appearances from Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Madonna, and ABC News' Diane Sawyer.

Wearing a glittering blue halter gown, the former first lady of California didn't appear to show any evidence of her recent marital troubles as she paid tribute to her friend Winfrey.

1,000 Teachers Rally at State Capitol

SACRAMENTO, CA - Teachers from across California rallied at the state capitol Friday calling their situtation a state of emergency.

More than 1,000 took part in a rally designed to pressure Republicans to extend a series of temporary tax hikes which are set to expire.

"This isn't about teacher salaries; it's about providing kids a motivating enviornment where they can learn," said Elk Grove teacher, Patty Kershner.

The rally capped a week of statewide protests over education funding.   About 90 teachers and students were arrested this week after they refused to leave the State Capitol at closing time.

Protesting teachers released from Sacramento County jail

SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) - 27 California teachers were released Friday after spending a night in county jail for protesting too late at the Capitol Thursday over education funding in the state budget.

Dozens showed up Friday to lend their support for the arrested teachers, who included the president of the state's largest teachers union.

The California Highway Patrol began arresting the teachers shortly after the building was scheduled to close at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The teachers were singing and chanting in the hallways outside the offices of the Republican leaders of the state Senate and Assembly.

The teachers lined up and quietly waited to be arrested one by one. CHP Officer Sean Kennedy says no one resisted, and they will be charged with trespassing on state property, a misdemeanor.

Thursday's occupation was part of a weeklong protest over education funding.

Sacramento Sheriff faces 186 deputy layoffs

SACRAMENTO, CA - As the County of Sacramento faces a nearly $70 million deficit, the agency tasked with keeping it safe is grasping at straws to do its job.

Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones told reporters Friday afternoon his department faces a $26.7 million cut for the next fiscal year.

However, Jones remains optimistic that layoffs can be avoided if additional revenue is found elsewhere.

If not, the department could stand to lose approximately 186 deputies. 

That's a rough number after Jones said $1 million equates to 7 or 8 deputies. He was also quick to note that layoffs could happen for non-sworn personnel to avoid massive street cuts.

None of it is in Jones' plan though.

He's hoping for that additional revenue, possibly nearly $5 million if vehicle and license fees extensions are approved.  He's also eyeing non-projected sales tax revenue or funding changes in the legislature.

Sacramento County budget picture is bleak

SACRAMENTO, CA - Preliminary numbers show Sacramento County will have to cut $69.4 million from the 2011-2012 fiscal budget.

Interim County Executive Steve Szaley made the announcement Friday morning. He said the cuts will include the elimination of 321 positions. 

"They're going to hurt all sectors of the county and certainly the employees who will have positions reduced and be laid off," Szaley explained. "I know it's devastating to them and their families and I'm sorry about that."

The Department of Human Assistance which helps people on welfare will take a big hit. Director Paul Lake said he'll have to lop at least $28 million from his bottom line.

"About $12.5 million is related to state budget cuts in our CalWORKS program," Lake said. "We're still going to be able to engage our clients in the welfare-to-work program so they can get jobs, but we won't be able to provide a lot of background support."

"Superhero" protests for fathers' rights

"Superhero" protests for fathers' rights

A 30 day protest atop a communications tower in Elk Grove, California is the latest event by the group Fathers-4-Justice, a not-for-profit, volunteer army of fathers, mothers, grandparents, and others dedicated to fighting for truth, justice and equality in family law.  Members of the group are camping out around and on top of this tower to bring attention to the plight of families without fathers in the home and the effect it has on the children and society.  Members don  "superhero" costumes such as Superman, Superwoman, Spiderman, Batman and other childhood superhero favorites at these events to bring much needed humor and media attention to its cause.
 

Citing statistics from the US Department of Census and US Department of Health and Human Services, the group seeks to reverse the bias and discrimination in the Family Court system against fathers stating that 84% of all non-custodial parents are fathers.  They are seek

Big budget cuts in store for Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento city leaders will have to make some very difficult budget choices.

A proposed budget plan includes $39 million worth of cuts, which could put 366 positions on the chopping block.

In the Parks and Recreation Department, all but three pools and all but three community centers could face closure, which could eliminate 22 positions.

In Sacramento's police department, 98 sworn officers could be cut, but a grant could save 35 of those officers.

"We have been cut to the bone," Sacramento Police Officers Association Mark Tyndale said. "There's just no more room for cuts in the department. They talk about cutting non sworn people-- dispatchers, crime scene officers-- and that's not acceptable."

The Sacramento City Fire Department could be forced to lay off 49 firefighters and increase the brownouts from two to six.

The proposed cuts on the table are up for discussion and no doubt, a lot of debate.