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Jun 19, 2013
Jun 19, 2013
Finding some of Lake Tahoe’s public beaches can be hard at times, but a new smart-phone app seeks to make it a lot easier.
After an angry outcry from the public and press, California state lawmakers are backtracking on provisions that would weaken California’s Public Records Act.
Tahoe area property owners could soon have an easier time redeveloping and remodeling under an action taken by the U-S Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday.
A possible strike looms in San Joaquin County as a union contract for 38-hundred employees expires at the end of the month.
It's summer vacation for most students, but some are putting in extra time in the classroom to excel at math.
California lawmakers and constitutional officers will be getting a pay raise later this year after seeing their salaries cut during the recession.
How Ted Cruz's Father Shaped His Views On Immigration
The Texas senator says giving a path to citizenship to immigrants in the U.S. illegally would be unfair to immigrants who followed the rules, like his own father, 74-year-old Rafael Bienvenido Cruz. He portrays his dad as a kind of Cuban Horatio Alger.
Translated Into Navajo, Star Wars Will Be
The Navajo Nation and Lucasfilm have teamed up to translate the original Star Wars movie into Navajo, entertaining those who already speak it, and teaching newcomers about the language and culture.
In More Cities, A Camera On Every Corner, Park And Sidewalk
A growing number of cities are using surveillance cameras in the hope of fighting crime, but all that video is almost useless without powerful search tools to sort the material. The municipal camera trend is proving to be big business for companies that design video analytics software.
James Gandolfini Dies; 'Sopranos' Actor Was 51
Actor James Gandolfini, 51, has reportedly died. Variety magazine reports that he suffered a "sudden stroke." The cause of death is not yet known with certainty, but HBO says the actor may have suffered a heart attack.
Meet The New Governor: Sharply Partisan And Upwardly Mobile
For years, governors were considered the most pragmatic figures in politics. Now, they're using their states to run ideological experiments.
Federal Agents Accuse Two Of Plotting Deadly X-Ray Weapon
Officials say the suspects did not acquire a radiation source for a weapon, but they finished building a remote control that was meant to operate it.
Capitol Hill's Partisan And Racial Divide Cast In Bronze
A 7-foot tall statue of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass is more than just a tribute to the man. It's a larger-than-life reminder of the fight over voting rights and statehood for Washington, D.C.
Snowden Reportedly In 'Informal' Asylum Talks With Iceland
After initial reports that an asylum-seeker would have to be in Iceland for their application to be considered, the AP says Edward Snowden is in "informal talks" with Iceland about applying for asylum.
Infections From Contaminated Injections Can Lurk Undetected
Some people exposed to tainted steroid injections in last year's meningitis outbreak had slow-moving spinal infections that escaped detection until they had MRI scans. Many of the people didn't have symptoms, or thought the pain was due to their longstanding back problems.
Nina Totenberg Answers Your Supreme Court Questions
Want to know how the justices decide who writes the big opinions? Or when they decide to release them to the public? What about whether the justices hang out after work? Get your answers here.
A Dry Reservation Clashes With Its Liquor Store Neighbors
A conflict over alcohol is escalating in the tiny town of Whiteclay, Neb., which sells millions of cans of beer annually to residents of the nearby Pine Ridge Reservation. While protesters are trying to block beer deliveries to the town, some tribal leaders are considering legalizing alcohol at Pine Ridge.
To Rebuild NYC's Beaches, A Native Plant Savings And Loan
Last fall, Heather Liljengren was collecting the seeds of New York's native dune grasses. Within days, Hurricane Sandy wiped out the Rockaways' dunes and all their flora. Now, those seeds are growing plants likely to be used to restore the dunes and other natural environments around New York City.
After A Marine's Suicide, A Family Recalls Missed Red Flags
When Nicholas Rodriguez returned from Afghanistan in 2010, his mother and stepfather had never heard of post-traumatic stress disorder. It was only after Nick killed himself that they learned the warning signs and realized he needed help dealing with his combat experience.
Insight: Prop 8 Ruling Preview / "Your Ideal Cat" / End of the World Movies / Sound Advice: Record SaleThursday, June 20, 2013
A look at the anticipated US Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8. Finding a cat with a personality to match to your own. End of the World movies to enjoy this summer. Classic hits and fun pop tunes when this weeks' Sound Advice goes vinyl.
Insight: Eppie Johnson / "The Prisoner of Carrot Castle" / Eating with Elaine / "Open Mic Sketchbook"Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Eppie Johnson remembers 40 "Great Races." Getting kids to eat their vegetables. Elaine Corn gives recipes for Bing cherries in syrup and the perfect Manhattan. Poet Lawrence Dinkins releases his second collection of poetry.
The hugely popular musical “Les Misérables” is back in Sacramento on a 25th anniversary tour. Theatre critic Jeff Hudson says this retooled production actually stacks up better than several previous touring versions.
Sacramento’s B Street Theater seldom stages shows with live music. And most presenters of musical theater shy away from rap. With “How We Got On” B Street bucks the trend. The show follows three teenage rappers in the 1980's who hope to become stars.