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Oct 20, 2014
An increase in Sacramento and statewide property values may be another indication the California economic recovery is continuing.
The drought has California farmers leaving thousands of acres fallow this year. But growers still chose to plant processing tomatoes. They’re expected to have a record year.
Gas prices have been steadily declining, and in Stockton the price has dropped below three dollars at one station.
Women hold less than a third of state, county and city elected offices in California. We'll meet some of them in the first part of our series, Up Against the Ceiling: The Push for More Women in California Politics.
A trip to Yosemite National Park may be a little costlier next year if entrance fees are raised.
It’s been two months since the Napa Earthquake and California is trying to learn some lessons from the disaster.
The 10th running of the Amgen Tour of California men's bicycle race will include four stops in northern California. The women's race expands to four days.
California Governor Jerry Brown says the state can lead the way with its water policies just as California is leading the way with initiatives for renewable energy and climate change.
Nevada’s Division of Insurance has released the rates for people buying their own health insurance in 2015.
Scientists may soon have a more accurate way to predict the extent and severity of droughts, floods and even the amount of food California can produce.
Ebola Vaccine Could Start Testing In Africa By January
The World Health Organization says two vaccine candidates now undergoing small-scale tests of dosage and safety in people might be ready for broader deployment in Africa by early 2015.
In More Cities, That Doggie In The Window Is Not For Sale
Almost 50 U.S. cities and towns have banned pet stores from selling puppies. The laws are aimed at cracking down on substandard, large-scale breeders, but many store owners say the bans are unfair.
For Healthy Liberians, Life Continues — With Some Adjustments
The million-plus healthy residents of Liberia's capital, Monrovia, are doing their best to maintain their lives in a city where Ebola has killed more than 1,300.
Partisan Divide Over Voting Rights Has Intensified In Obama Era
Since his early days in politics, President Obama has championed the cause of expanding access to the ballot box. But that cause is facing growing resistance, in the guise of preventing "voter fraud."
In Silicon Valley, Paying For Access To Peace Of Mind
The San Francisco area is the home to the high-tech sector and has a history of embracing Eastern spirituality. Now the two meet in the yoga and meditation classes popular with the local tech workers.
Don't Let History Of Kansas City Royals' Name Steer You Wrong
What's in a name? Bob Peterson President and CEO of the American Royal tells Robert Siegel where the local baseball team got their name and why the main event this week is not at Kauffman Stadium.
World Series A Matchup Of Two Post-Season Upstarts
Game one of the World Series begins tonight between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals. Relief pitching and scrappy play by both teams are expected to make the series close.
Obama Has To Balance His Base Without Hurting Dems In Red States
If Democrats have a chance of hanging onto Senate seats in southern states, they need to do well with African American voters. But for President Obama, that creates a difficult balance between turning out the base and energizing GOP voters who don't like him.
Duke Energy CEO: 'I Don't Think Of Myself As A Powerful Woman'
Female executives are a rarity in the energy industry. But Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy, took the helm of the utility giant just as it was grappling with some very public challenges.
From NFL To 'Scandal,' Whole Foods Buys TV Ads To Boost Its Brand
A pioneer in selling organic, sustainable groceries, Whole Foods now finds itself beset by competitors. So it's launching its first national ad blitz to sell socially conscious consumers on its story.
Hospitals Struggle To Beat Back Serious Infections
About 75,000 patients a year die from infections they caught in the hospital. A Kaiser Health News analysis finds that nearly 700 hospitals across the nation have higher than expected infection rates.
Who's Catching Your Cellphone Conversations?
The police do it. The FBI does it. Could be, foreign governments do it. With the right equipment, people can hijack your cellphone calls and texts and listen in.
Will A Sting, A Court Award And A Protest Help Stop Global Sex Trafficking?
Stories of trafficking — including a sting using a "Walking Dead" actress — are making headlines. An expert talks about the practice, which victimizes millions around the world.
CapRadio's Bob Moffitt explains Measure L, known as the “Strong Mayor” initiative. A UC Merced professor explains the pros and cons of switching to a strong mayor government. Plus, the Political Junkie and the leader of the jazz group, Nagual.
Insight: Race for State Superintendent: Tom Torlakson And Marshall Tuck / Capitol Chat / Italian Film FestivalFriday, October 17, 2014
The candidates battling to be the next state school superintendent outline their plans for improving education. Afterward, CapRadio's Katie Orr explains what’s at stake in the race, and who’s backing the candidates.
A dream became reality Sunday when 1,000 symphony musicians, ages 4 to 80-plus, came together for a performance at Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium. It was the largest-ever gathering of symphony musicians to perform in California.
For rapper, Gift of Gab, the Sacramento hip-hop scene in the 90s is where he honed his battle chops. He brings those chops back for a performance at TBD Fest this weekend.