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Record dry January expected in many Northern and Central California cities as drought drops reservoir levels.
The economic momentum California picked up during the last half of 2014 will continue in 2015, according to a new forecast out Friday.
California and Sacramento County public health officials say two patients with symptoms consistent with the Ebola virus have tested negative for the disease.
Public health officials announced Friday that lab tests have confirmed a Sacramento County man who was treated recently at an urgent care center and hospital in Placer County did not have the measles.
Sacramento Republic FC owners and fans hope a collaboration of a USL PRO and an NFL team will give the soccer team the boost needed to beat out other cities vying for a Major League Expansion franchise.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson says the city of Sacramento "is on a roll." Johnson made his state of the city address last night at Memorial Auditorium.
Roseville taco fans rejoice! Chando's is opening a new restaurant in your town.
California’s State Parks system must be overhauled and modernized, says a new report from the independent Parks Forward Commission. For example, Parks should partner with an outside non-profit organization to raise money and coordinate volunteers.
A bill introduced today in California would raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21.
The California Department of Water Resources says the state’s snowpack is “dismally meager.” A lack of snow in the Sierra is keeping rivers low and drying up some reservoirs.
DEA Using License Plate Readers To Spy On Drivers
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has been tracking the movement of vehicles around the U.S. and storing that information. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Devlin Barrett.
After Alzheimer's Diagnosis, 'The Stripping Away Of My Identity'
Greg O'Brien talks about how his life has changed in the five years since he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. "More and more I don't recognize people," he says.
Party Ban Is Patronizing, U.Va. Sorority Women Say
National sorority leaders have told members at the University of Virginia not to attend a multi-frat Bid Night party after a discredited article about a gang rape.
In LA, Women Build A Mosque Where They Can Call To Prayer
A women-led mosque held its first jumma'a, or Friday prayer service, in Los Angeles this week. The group is hoping to strengthen the Muslim community in America by empowering the faith's women.
What Romney's Retreat Means For GOP Hopefuls
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about the narrowing Republican presidential field for 2016 and what we've seen so far in the first month of the new Congress.
Just Your Typical Teenagers Helping To Fight World Poverty
Their goal is to make the world a better place 15 years from now. And the U.S. State Department listened to their ideas. But that doesn't mean they are oblivious to Justin Bieber and Gossip Girl.
Soldier With PTSD, Woman Who Lost Husband To It, Find Solace Together
When Army Capt. Stefanie Pelkey's husband returned from Iraq, "his light was gone," she says. Army Sgt. T.J. Hart says he barely survived the numbness that led Pelkey's husband away.
Why Do We Love Football So Much? Theater Tackles Tough Questions
A play based on interviews with former NFL players, their families and fans digs deep: What's so fun about a sport that devastates bodies and brains? And what if it can't be made safer?
In Qatar, Released Taliban Member Raises U.S. Concerns
There are new suspicions that one of the men released from a U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl last year might be trying to contact Taliban fighters.
Shake Shack Sizzles With IPO As McDonald's Fizzles
Shares of the burger chain shot up Friday, its first trading day. Shake Shack and other fast-casual joints are taking a bite out of McDonald's, which can't recast itself to fit the current trend.
The Real Super Sunday Battle Is In The Snack Bowl
The competition over what Americans consume during the Super Bowl has gotten vicious. The nation's top merchants of virtuous and not-so-virtuous munching both want control of the line of scrimmage.
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder Turns To Voters To Approve Tax Increase
Some states are experiencing major budget deficits and several Republican governors are opting to increase taxes to make up for the shortfall. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder talks to Robert Siegel.
Is There A #PubRadioVoice That Sounds Like America?
Earlier this week, we hosted a Twitter chat that tackled questions about diversity in public radio and the pressure some journalists of color feel to sound "white."
Writer Tobias Wolff is kicking off the 2015 season of Stories on Stage Sacramento. The author of "This Boy's Life" and "The Barracks Thief" talks about his craft and approach to teaching. Plus, the Air Force Band of the Golden West performs live.
Insight talks about the spike in avocado consumption during Super Bowl weekend. Peter Coyote talks about his one-man show at the Harris Center and Nick Brunner has Sound Advice.
The B Street Theatre is mounting this critically-acclaimed trip through time. It's an entertaining play, according to theatre critic Jeff Hudson. It's also a bit unusual as the lead character, Watson, is not the star but history's perennial sidekick.