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Recent rains along with warmer temperatures may give mosquitoes a boost.
The increased threat of wildfires in California is fueling new technologies to both fight and predict wildfires, from satellites in the sky to virtual firefighting on the ground.
Governor Jerry Brown has finished acting on legislation for the year.
California’s new plastic bag ban is going to mean a change in behavior for some shoppers.
(AP) -- The Centers for Disease Control is expected to hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon on the first confirmed Ebola case in the United States.
Businesses in the east side of Sacramento's Downtown Plaza Mall closed in April of this year as the Sacramento Kings prepared to demolish the site for a new arena. Now, businesses in the west end are also making plans to move.
(AP) - California is the first state government in the nation to adopt a single-use plastic grocery bag ban.
Sales taxes increase Wednesday in the cities of Davis and Truckee.
California has received less than 60 percent of the rain and snow this water year that it normally gets. Water managers are warning the new water year may be just as bad.
Wildfires behave differently in southern California than in northern forests. Strong Santa Ana winds and the region's unique ecology make fire inevitable and dangerous. That's why some homeowners have taken "defensible space" to a whole new level.
Sen. Warren: We Need Regulators Who 'Work For The American People'
Elizabeth Warren tells NPR that newly released recordings of conversations by Federal Reserve officials show that the same kind of cozy relationships that led to the 2008 meltdown have continued.
Secret Talks And Back Channels Pervaded U.S. Relationship With Cuba
The new book Back Channel to Cuba reveals how U.S. presidents, from Kennedy on, have held secret talks with Havana, even though the public stance was silence toward Cuba.
Goodbye To All That: Farewells In Sports
In honor of Derek Jeter's last game, commentator Frank Deford recalls other sports' so-long-see-you-laters.
Details Emerge Of Security Breach During Obama's CDC Visit
On Tuesday, The Washington Times reported that a security contractor with a gun and prior assault convictions was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a trip to Atlanta.
Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.
Applying to the program for immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children provides a work permit and prevents deportation, but costs $465. Mexico is helping some of its citizens with that cost.
Where Activists See Gray, Albuquerque Police See Black And White
If a suspect threatens officers, police say they have a right to defend themselves. But a Justice Department report said the police in Albuquerque have used force unnecessarily; two ex-officers agree.
First U.S. Case Of Ebola Confirmed In Dallas
A man who flew to the U.S. from Liberia has tested positive for Ebola. He was not sick on the plane, but developed symptoms later. He is currently in isolation at a hospital in Dallas.
New York Boosts Pay For Thousands With Hourly Wage Hike
Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Tuesday that raises the hourly rate from under $11.90 to $13.13 an hour for thousands of fast-food and retail workers.
BRAIN Initiative Bets on Wearable Scanners, Laser-Controlled Cells
A wearable PET scanner and lasers that could control individual brain circuits are among the projects funded by a $46 million federal effort to accelerate research on the human brain.
EBay Spins Off PayPal Into Fast-Changing World Of Mobile Payments
Commerce and payments are splitting up. Ebay is breaking away from PayPal and its payments operation will turn into a separate, publicly traded company.
Federal Judges Sends Wyo. Wolves Back To Endangered Species List
Just two years after the Obama administration removed federal protections for wolves in the state of Wyoming, a federal judge has reinstated them, saying that the state's plan for managing the species was inadequate and largely unenforceable.
Secret Service Director Admits Mistakes In White House Breaches
Congress called an unusual recess hearing to grill the Secret Service about the White House fence jumper.
Justice Department Investigates Use Of Force Among Albuquerque Police
The Justice Department is investigating 26 police departments across the country. Among them is Albuquerque, N.M., where police have shot dozens of people in the past few years, 25 of them fatally.
We continue our conversation about wildfires in California. Two of the field’s top researchers – one from Berkeley, the other from Australia – discuss managing forests and fires. Plus, foothills Poet Molly Fisk and Comedian Johnny Taylor.
CapRadio's Amy Quinton explains how California manages wildfires as part of her week-long series “California Burning.” The Political Junkie is back for his weekly discussion. Plus,a UC Davis lecturer on The Simpsons and Jazz Saxophonist Oliver Lake.
The latest show from Capital Stage is about stormy family relationships, newfound romance, and deafness. Theatre critic Jeff Hudson says it's is one of the best plays he's seen all year.
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.