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May 23, 2013
May 23, 2013
May 24, 2013
Now that there's a deal to sell the Sacramento Kings to local investors the spotlight shifts to plans for a new downtown arena. Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson says local business leaders are thrilled.
Twitter was the virtual meeting room for people in Northern California who felt Thursday's earthquake. We pulled together a selection of the chatter. Refresh your browser for the latest updates.
There was a little party downtown Thursday night, and many in attendance shared their experience using Twitter. We scoured the land of hashtags to bring you a collection of the best. Refresh your browser for the latest update.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 5.7 quake hit at 8:47 p.m 11 km north of Greenville, California. The town is just south of Lake Almanor. The quake was felt in Sacramento. Seven aftershocks were felt within the next 25 minutes.
Thousands of people turned out for a rally celebrating the Sacramento Kings staying in town. While they were cheering, the incoming team owners were announcing a change of ownership of the proposed site for a new arena- the Downtown Plaza.
More than 250 California State Senate bills lived or died in mere seconds Thursday as the chamber’s Appropriations Committee churned through items big and small.
'Four Little Girls' Awarded Congressional Gold Medal
They were just little girls when they were killed in what came to be known as the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing. And now Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley have been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, nearly 50 years after the attack in Birmingham, Ala.
Ex-Guatemalan President Extradited To U.S.
Alfonso Portillo was taken from a hospital bed in Guatemala City and flown to New York to face charges of laundering $70 million through U.S. banks.
Heart Failure Treatment Improves, But Death Rate Remains High
Treatments with drugs and implanted devices have made it much less likely that people with heart failure will die suddenly. But this chronic disease is still a common killer, researchers say.
Tornado Safe Rooms In Schools A Popular, But Costly Idea
In the aftermath of the destruction in Moore, Okla., residents throughout Tornado Alley want storm shelters installed in schools. Some schools in the region already have them, but funding to build new ones is hard to come by.
Battered Jersey Shore Pins Recovery Hopes On Summer Season
Seven months after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Jersey Shore, Asbury Park is still waiting for insurance and federal aid money. In the meantime, it borrowed $10 million to repair the waterfront in time for the critical Memorial Day weekend.
Obama: Sexual Assault Has No Place In The Military
President Obama delivered the commencement address at Annapolis on Friday, challenging the U.S. Naval Academy graduates to help redefine national defense in the 21st century.
Thousands Of Insurance Adjusters Descend On Moore, Okla.
In Oklahoma on Friday, state emergency officials said Monday's tornado destroyed 1,150 homes. An unknown number of structures were damaged. The state has registered more than 1,800 insurance adjusters.
Moore, Okla., Homes Lacked Improvements After 1999 Tornadoes
Melissa Block talks with Timothy Marshall, a civil engineer and meteorologist who has been tracking tornado damage in Moore, Okla., over the past 15 years.
New York City Hopes Bikesharing Will Make Streets Safer
Citi Bike, the country's largest urban bike-sharing system, will soon be rolling in New York City after almost a year of delays. The idea has worked elsewhere, including Paris, Washington, D.C., and Montreal. But critics wonder if it's safe to add tens of thousands of new cyclists to the crowded streets of New York.
Housing Market Recovers Though Economy Lags Behind
Robert Siegel talks with Adam Davidson from Planet Money team about this week's cluster of positive data on the health of the U.S. housing market. Davidson says the strength of the housing sector is now irrefutable, even though a broader economic recovery is still years away.
New Jersey Shore Is Ready For Visitors, Gov. Christie Says
Hurricane Sandy devastated the state's coast last fall. But along 80 percent of New Jersey's shore this summer, "you won't notice any difference," says Gov. Chris Christie. He wants tourists to know that.
Tracking Killer Tornadoes
A series of tornadoes struck the central United States this week, including a powerful storm in Oklahoma that killed at least 24 people. Marshall Shepherd, the president of the American Meteorological Society, describes the ingredients of major tornadoes, and how they are predicted.
Study Is First To Chart Amphibian Populations' Decline In U.S.
Populations of frogs, salamanders and other amphibians are declining at an average rate of 3.7 percent each year, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study released this week.
Insight: Capitol Chat / Christian Kiefer / John Lee Hooker Jr. / Sound Advice: Sacramento Music FestivalThursday, May 23, 2013
Ben Adler with the latest news from California's capitol. ARC professor's debut novel released in paperback just in time for SummerWords. Blues musician plays Sac Music Fest and Mindy Giles introduces us to some of the other featured artists playing.
Insight: Qualifying for Tax-Exempt Status / Mead Kibbey / Alternative Education: Community Schools / James CavernWednesday, May 22, 2013
What qualifies an organization for tax-exempt status? Sacramento Historian and WWII veteran remembers his experiences at war. Harmon Johnson Elementary School recognized for excellence. Singer-songwriter performs in studio.
Great plays live on because they contain memorable, complicated characters, and Hedda Gabler is one of the great female roles. Capital Stage is presenting this classic show, which even a century after it was written still packs a timely punch.
Recent changes to the long-standing festival are already yielding results.