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Mar 10, 2014
Mar 10, 2014
Sacramento County is celebrating the first anniversary of a program that teaches at-risk kids how to stay away from trouble.
California law enforcement agencies, state lawmakers and rights groups say prostitution and human trafficking have been on the rise at massage parlors around the state.
California lawmakers say the state is facing a truancy crisis among elementary school students. Now a package of legislation has been introduced that’s meant to combat the problem.
Thousands of Sacramentans closed the week-long beer celebration with the Capitol Beer Fest Sunday.
(AP) -- Motorists woke up to slick roadways as rain fell over the Sacramento region early Monday.
People looking for health insurance have just three weeks left to sign up or they’ll face a tax penalty. One expert says consumers can avoid surprises by considering the total costs associated with health plans.
(AP) -- A proposed bill could bring law and order to the wild west of weed.
(Update: 11:16pm) The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Sunday night about 50 miles west of Eureka. There were no reports of a tsunami or damage as of late Sunday.
If the Sacramento City Council agrees, the City will move forward with a project to demolish access to the I Street Bridge and build a new bridge upriver.
People who love coffee will be gathering at UC Davis for a conference that could be the first step in establishing a coffee research center there.
Seattle Moves To Curb Uber, Other Ride-Share Services
Taxi companies have been vocal opponents of web-based "ride-share" services, which they say have an unfair advantage because they're playing by different rules.
Colorado Collected $2.1 Million In January Taxes On Recreational Pot
Another $1.4 million in taxes and fees were collected from the sale of medical marijuana. This indicates that about $14 million worth of marijuana was sold during the first month of legalization.
QUIZ: What Came Out Of World War I?
World War I shook up the world in a dramatic way — and from that chaos emerged inventions, words and other things we still use today. Can you identify them all?
Social Distrust Blooms Among Millennials, But Where Are Its Roots?
A Pew Study finds that the milliennial generation has a low level of social trust. There are several possible causes for this distrust, including a skewed social media culture and a faltering economy.
After A Marathon Game, Two Hockey Teams Split One Trophy
A high school hockey game in Ohio ended in surprise after seven periods of overtime, when officials called it a tie. Chris Irwin, the athletic director of one of the teams, explains the decision.
Hedge Fund Turns To Lobbying To Back Up Its Billion-Dollar Bet
Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman first invested against Herbalife, then lobbied politicians to go after the company. Eric Lipton of The New York Times reported on the story, and he has more details.
Pending Russian Response, Kerry's Travel Plans Are Up In The Air
Before Secretary of State John Kerry agrees to visit Russia, the State Department says it wants to see concrete evidence that Russia's ready for serious discussions on ending the crisis in Ukraine.
Keep Austin Wary: Snowden Streams Warnings To Tech Conference
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden addressed the South by Southwest Interactive Festival, urging developers to build encryption systems to stifle government snooping.
Groups Use Cash Prizes To Encourage Saving
Organizations are trying to find ways to get people with lower incomes to save more. One program urges families to set aside a part of their tax refunds so they have money for emergencies.
Freshly Baked Art: Cookies That Are A Feast For The Eyes
For an online community of crafty bakers, a cookie is more than just crumbly delights. They're taking cookie decorating to new heights of intricacy, from carnival carousels to beach-themed treats.
Memories Can Go Astray When We Step Outside Our Bodies
Virtual reality can make people feel like they are experiencing the world outside of their bodies. The sensation can make it hard for the people to remember what happened to them.
What If Ukraine Still Had Nuclear Weapons?
Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons two decades ago when Russia and the U.S. pledged to respect its sovereignty. Amid the current crisis with Russia, some Ukrainians now say that was a mistake.
Smithsonian Institution Gets A New Director
Cornell University President David Skorton has been named the Smithsonian's next secretary. Skorton, a cardiologist and amateur jazz musician, will be the first physician to lead the nation's attic.
A Journey Back To Cuba
CapRadio took 65 listeners to Cuba in a "people-to-people" tour. Pauline Bartolone hosted one of the trips. She shares her experiences, with a focus on health care.
Insight: Former Soviet Perspective On Crimea / Majoring In Coffee / Prof. Rebecca Kluchin / Return Of SacState's Latin Jazz EnsembleMonday, March 10, 2014
A former Soviet engineer adds his perspective on Crimea. Also, will there be a coffee college degree at UC Davis? Plus, Dr. Rebecca Kluchin, who writes about women's reproductive rights and the return of Sac State's Latin Jazz Ensemble.
Insight: Capitol Chat / Special Olympian Donald Schendel / Actor, Musician James Marsters / Local Artists Tom and SallyFriday, March 7, 2014
On today's Insight, Capitol Chat, Special Olympian Donald Schendel, and local artists Tom and Sally Meyers. Plus, actor James Marsters, known as "Spike" on TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as he preps for Sacramento's Wizard World Comic Con.
Few concert experiences rival the sound of a large choir performing sacred music in a big hall. And as chance would have it, three of Sacramento’s major choral groups are performing over the next two weekends.
Native New Yorker Anton Schwartz came to the west coast in pursuit of a PhD in artificial intelligence at Stanford University. Then his life took a detour and the already accomplished jazz musician put away his slide rule and picked up his saxophone.