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Sep 18, 2014
Sep 19, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed California's new film and television tax credit.
Air quality in Reno and Washoe County is in the "very unhealthy" category, and the worst in the area in six years, thanks to heavy smoke blowing in from the King Fire.
The Sacramento River Cats have reached a deal to become the Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants beginning next season
The unincorporated community of Green Valley had an unexpected outcome from the Napa earthquake four weeks ago – a new water supply.
UPDATE: 6:30 P.M. - Details of the arrest of a suspect who was charged with setting the fire. The fire stands at 73,184 acres, with 10 percent containment.
The King Fire continues to burn in El Dorado and Placer counties, growing to more than 73,000 acres by late Thursday. We take a look at the fire through the lens of social media. UPDATED 11 p.m. Thursday with new photos and videos.
Sacramento Republic FC officials are paving the way for a planned new soccer stadium, as they have taken steps to acquire property in the Railyards.
Even with this week’s heat wave and the drought reducing the state’s energy supply, California is expected to finish the summer without a power shortage.
At last count, the King Fire had burned nearly 19,000 acres north of Pollock Pines. But, all day, huge plumes of smoke have risen into the air as the fire consumes more brush and forest land. Thousands have been forced from their homes.
UPDATE: 6:42 P.M. - The King Fire has grown throughout the day, and stands at 27,930 acres as of early Wednesday evening. - This article has the latest updates, a list of evacuation orders, as well as links to resources.
Fla. Man Kills 6 Grandchildren, Daughter Before Suicide
The shooter, Don Spirit, 51, had done time in prison on firearms violations in connection with the shooting death of his 8-year-old son during a 2001 hunting accident.
French Jets Conduct First Airstrikes Against ISIS In Iraq
President Francois Hollande says the Rafale fighters "entirely destroyed" a logistics depot. His office said more air operations against Islamic State militants would be conducted in coming days.
Q&A: A View Of The Common Core From The Principal's Office
Principals are usually pretty mild-mannered. Not so if the topic of conversation is the Common Core. A group of school leaders share their take on new standards, old problems and bad teaching.
Scientist IDs Bodies Of Migrants, Helping Families Find Closure
Lori Baker uses DNA samples to track down the loved ones of immigrants who died on their journeys. "I would love not to do this anymore, but I don't think I have it in me not to," she says.
Congress Quietly Extends The Budget — Past Election Day, Anyway
Since the GOP retook the House, the chamber once brought the country to the brink of a debt default and once shut down the government. But in election years, including this one, there's no such drama.
Some On Staten Island Opt For Buyout Of 'Houses That Don't Belong'
As part of the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy, New York's plan is to buy and demolish hundreds of homes on Staten and Long islands and let nature return as a barrier to future storm surges.
Look, Mom, I Finally Made It To Broadway!
NPR's Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel.
A Coastal Paradise Confronts Its Watery Future
With rising seas, cities like Satellite Beach, Fla., are debating options: defend the shoreline to avoid destruction, or retreat, withdrawing homes and businesses from the water's edge.
Court Says Navy Investigators Illegally Scan Civilian Computers
At issue is a Navy investigation that snagged a civilian trading in child porn. The appeals court said the actions violated the Posse Comitatus Act, which bars the military from enforcing state laws.
Larry Ellison Steps Down As Oracle's CEO
Safra Catz and Mark Hurd will be co-CEOs. Ellison, who co-founded Oracle in 1977, was named executive chairman of the board and Oracle's chief technology officer.
Fans Call On NFL To Address Domestic Violence Issues
On Thursday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to Atlanta to play the Atlanta Falcons. Local football fans talk about the broader issue of domestic abuse among professional football players.
Sweet: Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil
Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say it's a win for consumers, trees and animals.
Hundreds Of Homes Threatened By Calif.'s King Fire
In drought-stricken California, firefighters have their hands full battling nearly a dozen major wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes and forced thousands of people to evacuate.
We hear from evacuees from the King Fire and reporters covering the blaze. We also talk to an infection disease specialist about the Enterovirus (D68) and ebola. Then we wrap it all up with some choice jazz tunes.
Insight: Kings Fire Update / Elk Grove Bid for MLS / Ryan Lillis on Sac's MLS Bid / Italian Film Fest / Exquisite CorpsWednesday, September 17, 2014
We'll get an update on the King Fire raging in El Dorado County, information on Elk Groves school expansion and bid for an Major Soccer League Team and we'll look at Sacramento's soccer future. Plus Italians films and Exquisite Corps.
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.
Writers have been poking fun at selfish, money-hoarding misers for centuries. One classic comedy from the 1600’s by French playwright Moliere is getting a contemporary California update by Main Street Theatre Works in Jackson.