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One man was killed and six others were injured -including a seven-year-old during a gang and drug-related shooting at a toddler's birthday party in May.
The Sacramento Ebola case is unconfirmed, but public health personnel have isolated the patient.
Temporarily promoted new hires would be factored into how the California Public Employees’ Retirement System calculates its pensions under a vote Tuesday of a CalPERS Committee.
The City of Sacramento is almost halfway to a state-mandated goal of 105,000 water meters installed by 2025.
Researchers say California has been overdrawing its water account for a century.
The Junction Fire in Madera County just outside Yosemite National Park has prompted an air alert by the regional pollution control district.
Construction is ahead of schedule on improvements to Folsom Dam. Drought conditions at Folsom Lake mean work crews can get more done. But the increased activity is creating more air pollution than anticipated.
Legislative proposals to add a school bond and constitutional amendment allowing lawmakers to be suspended without pay to California’s November ballot have stalled.
(AP) -- Firefighters from throughout California are being dispatched to protect homes that are under threat from a wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park.
California is negotiating an incentive package to lure Tesla Motor’s planned electric car battery manufacturing plant in the state.
With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again
President Obama's carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.
A Tale Of Two Polls
Two surveys claim to capture the public's view of the Common Core State Standards. But they tell very different stories.
Gay Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South
Same-sex marriage activists are working to win hearts and minds in the Deep South, where they've met the strongest resistance. One strategy is to host informal conversations.
Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer Steps Down From Company's Board
Steve Ballmer, 58, on Tuesday resigned from the software giant's board because of other time consuming commitments including his new ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.
NYPD Chokehold Death Will Go To Grand Jury, Prosecutor Says
Eric Garner died last month when, as police arrested him in Staten Island, an officer placed him in a chokehold while several others pinned him to the ground.
Ferguson Update: Holder Writes Op-Ed; City Calls For Nighttime Calm
Attorney General Eric Holder, who will go to the St. Louis suburb Wednesday, wrote that the Justice Department's investigation of Michael Brown's death would be full and fair.
Gov. Perry Gets Booked At Texas Courthouse After Indictment
Following allegations of abuse of power, Rick Perry maintained that he had done nothing wrong. He told a crowd outside the courthouse he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."
Torrential Rain Swamps Phoenix, Strands Drivers
Monsoonal rainfall caused massive flash flooding in Phoenix on Tuesday, turning roads into raging torrents. One area recorded 1 inch in 14 minutes.
Man With A Knife Fatally Shot By Police In St. Louis, Officials Say
The shooting appears to be unrelated to the ongoing protests in neighboring Ferguson, Mo. Police say the 23-year-old, suspected of stealing items from a convenience store, was "acting erratically."
Amid The Chaos In Ferguson, Another Police Shooting
Robert talks to St Louis Public Radio reporter Stephanie Lecci about Tuesday's police shooting in St Louis. Authorities say officers shot and killed a man brandishing a knife.
Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson
School has been canceled for the week in Ferguson, Mo., as civil unrest continues. While the students are out of the classroom, teachers are helping to clean up the streets.
'This Fight Begins In The Heart': Reading James Baldwin As Ferguson Seethes
Protests in Ferguson, Mo., continue in response to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police on Aug. 9. The incident reminds author Laila Lalami of James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son.
As Kids Head To Campus, Parents Broach The Subject Of Sexual Assault
Starting college is exciting, but campus life also comes with risks. So how are parents talking to their kids about avoiding becoming a victim — or even a perpetrator — of sexual assault?
Insight: News Network / UC Davis Ebola Research / The Yoga Of Food / Sacramento Film and Music FestivalTuesday, August 19, 2014
A UC Davis veterinarian explains how a virus like Ebola can transfer from animals to humans, and how small changes can prevent the spread of disease. Plus, a psychologist explains how yoga can change your relation to food.
Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Linked Learning / Senior League Baseball / Art Deco Society: Jazz LectureMonday, August 18, 2014
On Insight, we discuss a new method for teaching called Linked Learning, seniors get into the competitive spirit in a special league for them and the Sacramento Art Deco Society hosts a jazz lecture. Ken Rudin puts the latest news in perspective.
Writers have been poking fun at selfish, money-hoarding misers for centuries. One classic comedy from the 1600’s by French playwright Moliere is getting a contemporary California update by Main Street Theatre Works in Jackson.
In 1964 an edgy play titled “Marat/Sade" - set in a French insane asylum with the Marquis de Sade as a major character – shook up London audiences. California Stage is marking the 50th anniversary of this radical show by mounting a new production.