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Aug 21, 2014
The California legislature Friday advanced dozens of bills as it prepares to head into its final week of session for the year.
Healthcare, help with paperwork, clothing: all things available at this year's Yuba Sutter Stand Down event in Marysville. But, some veterans don't take advantage of the things that might help them the most.
The state senator from San Diego who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Friday has released a statement regarding the incident.
(AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday allowing dogs at restaurants with outdoor spaces.
Measures that would create tougher campaign finance disclosure laws are heading to the governor's desk.
Uber and Lyft are fighting state legislation to create new regulations for the ridesharing industry in California.
California's drought is blamed for a big downturn in honey production.
Students at the UC Davis winery are picking grapes earlier than normal for this year's wines. The school says the fruit and wine should be fine this year, but worry about their source of water next year.
UPDATE: Aug. 22, 7 A.M. - Health officials announced that a Sacramento patient has tested negative for the Ebola virus.
Undocumented children who have come to California from Central America would get legal help under a $3 million aid package supported by Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders.
In New York And Ferguson, Two Deaths, Two Different Responses
The death of Eric Garner, like the shooting of Michael Brown, sparked protests. But the reaction in New York has been entirely peaceful, thanks partly to quick responses by police and civic officials.
Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role
As the situation quiets down in Ferguson, Mo., some political observers are asking why it took President Obama so long to publicly weigh in on events there.
In Changing America, Gay Masculinity Has 'Many Different Shades'
As attitudes toward homosexuality shift in the U.S., many gay men say that's created not just more legal freedoms but also greater freedom to express their gender identities.
Sending A Message About Drug Use With A Fake Graveyard
Heroin and prescription drug overdoses are the scourge of some American suburbs. Advocacy groups are trying to raise awareness of the problem with a traveling display of headstones.
Week In Politics: James Foley And Ferguson
Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Reihan Salam of The National Review, discuss the killing of American journalist James Foley and the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo.
With Initial U.S. Airstrikes A Success, Will They Expand?
The U.S. continues to mount airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq, but some analysts say the campaign is not broad enough.
California Trees Nailed As The Source Of Mystery Infections
Nobody knew how people in Southern California were getting infected with the life-threatening fungus C. gattii. A 13-year-old helped figure out the source: three types of trees.
White House: Islamic State Has 'Gained Capacity' In Recent Months
Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said the beheading of American journalist James Foley is tantamount to an act of terror against the U.S.
First Rule Of This Fight Club: You Must Be A Veteran
There are countless programs to help veterans readjust to civilian life. One of the most unusual is in San Diego, where vets get together in a caged boxing ring and punch each other in the face.
'More That Could Have Been Done' To Help Foley, His Brother Says
Faulting the U.S. approach to hostage situations like the one his brother, James Foley, was in, Michael Foley says, "We are sitting on prisoners in Guantanamo. It doesn't even have to be financial."
Chinese Fighter Buzzed U.S. Navy Plane In 'Dangerous Intercept'
Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the Chinese warplane made several close passes by an American P-8 Poseidon, doing a barrel roll and flying wingtip to wingtip in an "aggressive" manner.
Coming Soon To A Pole Near You: A Bike That Locks Itself
Cyclists may soon have a convenient way to discourage bike thieves, thanks to new designs that use parts of the bikes themselves as locks.
U.S. Prisoner Swap For Bergdahl Broke The Law, GAO Says
The Pentagon didn't give enough notice to Congress and misused nearly $1 million when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders, the Government Accountability Office says.
Insight: Capitol Chat / SB270: Plastic Bag Ban / In The Footsteps Of Greatness / Sound Advice: Devin YamanakaThursday, August 21, 2014
Opposing sides of a bill that would ban plastic grocery bags outline their positions. Author and endurance athlete Josh Mathe talks about running the 212-mile John Muir trail. And Devin Yamanaka has this week's Sound Advice.
Insight: Mail-In Ballot Study / Capitol Weekly Top 100 List / La Cage Aux Folles / The Mike Justis BandWednesday, August 20, 2014
We discuss a study about the state's mail-in ballot process and Capitol Weekly's list of the 100 most powerful non-elected people at the state capitol. Plus, actors from Music Circus' "La Cage Aux Folles" and the Mike Justis Band are in-studio.
Sacramento’s Music Circus is wrapping up its summer season with a revival of “La Cage aux Folles,” a show famous for its colorful costumes worn by male dancers in drag. Jeff Hudson says this 30-year-old musical is more conventional than you think.
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.