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Apr 16, 2014
The Sacramento Kings have finished the 2013-14 season with exactly the same record as the 2012-13 season. But, the team and its fans say it sure feels different.
It's hard to avoid news about the construction impacting commuters starting April 22nd. Construction along U.S. Highway 50 is expected to back things up for people trying to get through, so here are some tips for surviving the chaos of construction.
A shortage of homes for sale around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Reno and Sparks is pushing up prices by double and even triple digits.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown is throwing the full weight of his office behind his push for a new state budget reserve by calling the legislature into special session next week. Republicans say he’ll have to strengthen his proposal to win their support.
A voter-approved law that requires all California public school classes to be taught in English would go before voters again in 2016 under a bill now in the state legislature.
(AP) -- Workers at a Central California ranch could hardly believe their eyes when they spotted a sea lion pup hopping through an almond orchard, about a mile from the San Joaquin River.
Sacramento animal managers say there could be as many as 77,000 stray cats in the city and some people feed them. But experts say the feral animals can pose risks to the ecosystem and human health.
A new survey finds Californians are split over the cause of the state's drought.
The California Fish and Game Commission considers whether to place gray wolves on the state's endangered species list Wednesday. Conservation groups are pushing for the change.
(AP) -- Police in Ceres say a body was found inside a freezer at an abandoned auto shop.
John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney
The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.
Bloomberg Seeks To Alter Gun Debate With $50 Million, And Moms
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing more of his considerable fortune to getting gun safety laws passed. The initiative will support a grass-roots effort that seeks to enlist women.
Justice's 'Peacemaker' Unit Focuses On Transgender Rights
A unit originally created to keep the peace during the civil rights movement is training law enforcement on how to be more sensitive to transgender witnesses and crime victims.
On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables
Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.
Legal Moves Might Mean Fiscal Relief, And More PR Troubles, For GM
General Motors is signaling its plans to ask a bankruptcy judge for protection from lawsuits related to a defective switch recall. This could further complicate its current public relations crisis.
Iranian U.N. Ambassador's Past Makes Fodder For Diplomatic Dust-up
The U.S. has denied a visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, Iran's choice as ambassador to the United Nations. Bloomberg reporter Sangwon Yoon explains the diplomatic controversy and how it may play out.
Entering Talks In Geneva, U.S. Hopes For A Ukraine Breakthrough
Secretary of State John Kerry is set to meet Thursday with officials from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union. They will discuss the crisis in Ukraine. While the Obama administration has said it has overwhelming evidence that Moscow is stirring up the unrest in eastern Ukraine, it says it wants to wait before expanding sanctions. Analysts say Washington has few other options.
The New SAT: Less Vocabulary, More Linear Equations
The new version of the standardized test for college admissions, set to go into effect in 2016, will do away with obscure vocabulary words and cut multiple choice answer options from five to four.
New Deal Treasure: Government Searches For Long-Lost Art
During the Great Depression, the federal government purchased hundreds of thousands of works by American artists. But in the decades since, much of that art has gone missing.
Ex-City Manager Caught In Calif. Salary Scandal Gets 12 Years
Robert Rizzo, who paid himself an $800,000 salary for running the small town of Bell, Calif., took advantage of the fact that there were "no checks and balances" in city government, the judge said.
Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography
When Syreeta McFadden was young, she dreaded being photographed. Cameras made her skin look darkened and distorted. Now a photographer herself, she's learned to capture various hues of brown skin.
Edward Snowden: From 'Geeky' Dropout To NSA Leaker
What motivated the former NSA contractor to divulge carefully guarded NSA secrets? A new Vanity Fair article takes a look back at the "kid from the Maryland suburbs."
Debate: Millennials Don't Stand A Chance
Narcissistic and ill-prepared for the future? Or civic-minded and entrepreneurial? Two teams tackle stereotypes and realities about young Americans in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S.
On Insight, we'll have a discussion on stray cats and what should be done to control their population. A Davis-based carpenter explains her new workshops aimed at teaching carpentry to women. And Donna Apidone on two new projects from James Lescroat.
Insight: Developing East Sacramento / Neighborhood Reaction To McKinley Village / News Network / Katie HafnerTuesday, April 15, 2014
On today's Insight, we'll have a discussion on the controversial McKinley Village Project in East Sacramento. Stockton Record Columnist Michael Fitzgerald speaks about the Google Barge and author Katie Hafner on her new memoir.
An unusual relationship between a 91-year-old woman and her 21-year-old grandson -- who’s in the midst of a cross-country bicycle trip -- is the focus of this Pulitzer-nominated drama. It glitters with uncommon insights about life and death.
Sacramento Ballet Creative Director Ron Cunningham said he choreographs his dances not for the classic arts appreciator, but for the husband dragged to the ballet by his wife. We decided to put this claim to the test.