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Dec 11, 2013
Dec 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 years behind bars as a political prisoner and later went on to become South Africa's first democratically elected president, has died. He was 95.
Nineteen people were arrested and nine children were taken into protective custody after officers served warrants for marijuana cultivation at 20 locations in the area.
Congressional negotiators have announced a tentative two-year budget agreement. But, California observers are worried that if the deal falls apart, the state’s shaky recovery could stall.
The ride was part of a training exercise to get the animals used to the noise and wind conditions generated by helicopters. The training also showed handlers how to use video stream technology to help them find fugitives and missing people.
California has been given a bit more time to negotiate with plaintiffs in a lawsuit over prison overcrowding.
A coalition of environmental and business groups says California Governor Jerry Brown must repay a $500-million loan from the state’s cap-and-trade auction proceeds. It says the money should go to programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Sacramento City Council last night voted to skip the normal bidding process for building a new downtown arena for the Sacramento Kings and other entertainment events.
It's 'Not Great,' But House Is Expected To OK Budget Deal
Democrats and Republicans both have problems with the package, but passage is expected in the House on Thursday. The Senate is likely to do the same next week.
High Insurance Rates Anger Some Ski-Country Coloradans
Gas, groceries and rents are all pricier in Summit and Eagle counties than in Denver, just a hundred miles away. Health insurance costs a lot more in these mountain communities, too, and some folks are crying foul. Their congressman — a Democrat — is asking the feds for relief.
Scandal May Bring New Oversight To LA County Sheriff's Department
The Los Angeles County supervisor wants to create an independent commission to oversee the department following charges of inmate abuse and racial profiling.
Newtown Parents Seek A Clearer Window Into Violent Behavior
When Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel lost their daughter in the Connecticut shooting, they couldn't understand why someone would do such a thing. In seeking an answer, they're funding research into the forces that increase a person's risk of aggression — and have also found a path to healing.
Shifting Gears To Make Bike-Sharing More Accessible
Bike-sharing is supposed to make commuting easier, greener and cheaper. But the people who arguably need these bikes the most are often the least likely to access them.
Filling The Gaps For Veterans With Bad Discharges
Community and charity groups are scrambling to provide care where the VA is failing veterans who left the military with less-than-honorable discharges. Many of these groups have extensive experience with the problem; they say tens of thousands of Vietnam veterans faced the same problem.
California Still Owes U.S. Billions For Unemployment
The state of California owes the federal government billions of dollars — money it borrowed to fund unemployment benefits. And even as the economy and job market recover, the state is going further into the red.
Miami Gardens Under Fire For Zero-Tolerance Crime Policy
To combat an upsurge in shootings and other violence, the town of Miami Gardens adopted "zero tolerance" policies aimed at addressing even small violations. Now a local merchant has filed a civil rights lawsuit saying the policy has led to harassment of his customers and employees.
Along For The Ride As Diabetic Wis. Man Changes Insurance
In November, Doug Normington, a self-employed videographer in Madison, Wis., became one of the scores of Americans who got letters from their insurance companies canceling their coverage because it wouldn't meet Affordable Care Act standards. Then the 58-year-old diabetic became one of the countless people frustrated by HealthCare.gov.
Miami-Area Police Chief Resigns Amid Charges Of Racial Profiling
The chief's resignation comes after a store owner and residents filed a lawsuit against the city. Charges of racial profiling and civil rights abuses were bolstered by videos that showed police frisking and arresting people.
FBI Agents Support Bipartisan Spending Deal
The bureau, which says it's been hard-hit by sequestration cuts, hopes the compromise plan will forestall furloughs and bring it back to full capacity.
Extended Unemployment Benefits On Track To Expire Dec. 28
A congressional vote to renew extended unemployment benefits may have to wait until the new year. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will push for it in January if a last-minute extension fails to come together.
Some Young Athletes May Be More Vulnerable To Hits To The Head
Student athletes know they need to avoid concussions. But hits that don't cause concussion symptoms can affect the brain, too. Researchers are now trying to figure out who is most at risk from those smaller hits, and if they can be warned in advance.
Best when viewed in full-screen modeJazz great, Northern California native and Pacific alum Dave Brubeck died one year ago today, one day short of turning 92. Among his enormous list of achievements, Brubeck was immensely proud of the Brubeck Institute which he and his wife Iola established at University of the Pacific in the early 2000's. Hearing members of the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet perform always brought a smile to Dave's face.
We’ll debrief what the Sacramento City Council did – and didn’t do – with some critical agenda items including a controversial psychiatric hospital project. Then we'll talk the gift of wine with Rick Kushman and music by 18-year-old Parie Wood.
Intense politics for two area cities: Sacramento counts signatures for an arena initiative and Stockton watches Detroit on bankruptcy and public pensions. Plus, Lauren McCullough, blogger and cancer patient talks about her 21st birthday.
The holiday season shows are taking over local stages, but audiences still have a two weeks to see a provocative new play, imagining a conversation in the afterlife between two famous figures at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.
A plan to house the Sacramento Ballet and several other arts groups at a shuttered elementary school faces a critical vote tonight.