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Apr 18, 2014
The California job market is turning into a real roller coaster. New numbers out today show a disappointingly small gain in March after February posted the strongest month of job creation in years.
Rain and snow may not have pushed California out of its drought, but the late season precipitation will mean a little more water for State Water Project users. There is also relief for some federal Central Valley Project users.
(AP) -- A powerful, magnitude-7.2 earthquake has shaken central and southern Mexico.
A new Field Poll finds most California voters support public pre-school for all four-year-olds.
(AP) -- A study published by the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Serve has found high levels of mercury in fish caught in remote areas of national parks in the West and Alaska including Yosemite National Park.
The current show at Sacramento’s California Stage is set in Louisiana bayous. It contrasts an aging Cajun shrimper with his sons. Critic Jeff Hudson reviews The Vanishing Point.
Covered California released final enrollment numbers today after a 6 month sign-up period.
Under a new Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department program, private citizens and business owners can register to share surveillance camera footage to help solve crimes.
Railroads plan to increase their shipments of crude oil by train throughout California. One lawmaker wants to make sure emergency planners can protect communities from potential train accidents.
A lot more people are expected to keep their cars at home and take mass transit starting Tuesday due to construction on Highway 50.
Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?
Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It's an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls.
In The Land Of Razor Clams, Dinner Hides Deep Within The Sand
Clam digging satisfies that primeval urge to go out into nature and find free food. And inveterate Washington state clam diggers admit they compete to get their daily limit of 15 clams.
Rescue Workers Erect Memorial To Washington Mudslide Victims
Rescuers say they've recovered 39 bodies from the massive March 22 mudslide and are still searching for four others.
Airbnb To Start Charging Hotel Taxes In A Handful Of Cities
Airbnb and other rental websites have made billions marketing existing housing to tourists, without hotel tax. Soon, Airbnb will start collecting tax in New York City, San Francisco and Portland, Ore.
Marathon Safety Embraced By Boston, For The Most Part
Authorities in Massachusetts spent the past year planning a more secure environment for the 2014 Boston Marathon. This year, there will be 3,500 police and National Guard soldiers along the course. Runners and spectators are asked to leave bags and strollers at home. Participants generally seem OK with the new measures but say it may change their experience of the race.
Hey, Superheroes On The National Mall: Any Advice For Congress?
Gathered in Washington for a comic book convention, these costumed enthusiasts shared how their favorite characters would run the country.
Keystone XL Pipeline Review Extended By State Department
Federal agencies are getting more time to review the controversial project, the State Department says, given an ongoing legal battle in Nebraska over whether the pipeline could pass through.
Why Scott Walker Is Looking Beyond His Fan Base
Governors in both parties routinely run for re-election while keeping coy about the White House. But there's no question what's on the Wisconsin governor's mind, long term.
Should College Dropouts Be Honored By Their Alma Maters?
From a Top Gun sequel starring drones to Howard University's pick of Puff Daddy as its commencement speaker, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the week's news.
Gefilte Fish Shortage: Best Thing Since The Parting Of The Red Sea?
A shortage of gefilte fish is causing panic in the middle of Passover. But New York Times reporter Matt Chaban says some observant Jews are OK with not having to eat the love-it-or-hate-it appetizer.
New York's Muslims Push For Public Schools To Close For Eid Holidays
President of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York Linda Sarsour discusses why she wants the city's public schools to close on holidays like Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
To Fight Extremism, Don't Alienate Troublemakers At The Mosque
In the fight against Islamic extremism, the president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council says that intervention within the community is more effective than external surveillance and secrecy.
15 Years After Columbine, Are Schools Any Safer?
The mass shooting at Columbine High School spurred schools to adopt "zero tolerance" policies. Do they work? NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez and former principal Bill Bond discuss.
Officials from Caltrans and the City of Sacramento answer questions about the Fix 50 project. CapRadio's Ben Adler talks about the governor's Rain day fund plan for Capitol Chat. Norman Rockwell's granddaughter, Daisy Rockwell, talks about her book.
Sacramento singer/songwriter Chris Fairman moved to Austin, Texas for a while and learned a lot about music and life. Now he’s back -– with a new band called Le Kelton and a new album titled “Saint.” And yes, it’s vinyl.
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.