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  • Drought-Stricken California Set To Measure Snowpack

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    (AP) - Drought-stricken California will conduct its final manual snowpack survey in the Sierra Nevada - and the outlook isn't good.

  • Some Summer Recreation Areas In Lake Tahoe Now Open

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    There's another side effect to the warm, dry weather -- for the first time, the U.S. Forest Service at Lake Tahoe is opening some summer recreation sites a month early.

  • Almond Milk Sales Skyrocket, But How Healthy Is It?

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    Almond milk is no longer a health food niche product. Last year national sales were up 40 percent, according to Nielson data. But some dietitians question almond milk's nutritional value.

  • Noise Concerns Over Tribe's Outdoor Gun Range Plan In El Dorado County

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    A proposal to build a gun range in El Dorado County has some neighbors in the area of the project concerned about noise, safety and other issues.

  • Cop Cams New To Most But Old School For Modesto PD

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    More and more law enforcement agencies are considering body cameras for their officers. They're looking for departments that have been using them regularly for guidance. Modesto Police tested some of the first systems and are still using them today.

  • Sacramento City Council Bans Plastic Bags

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    As of January 2016, Sacramento will have its own bag ban as a backup in case state law is overturned in the November 2016 election. The law requires people not on government assistance to pay for paper or reusable plastic bags or to bring their own.

  • Building In Natomas Could Resume In June

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has notified the City of Sacramento that building permits for Natomas may once again be issued as of mid-June. Applications will be accepted Wednesday morning.

  • Downtown Arena Drives Office Rents Up

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    The new Sacramento Kings basketball arena is driving up downtown office rents.Data from commercial real estate firm JLL show a nearly seven percent jump in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same three months last year.

  • Study Shows Harmful Health Effects of High-Fructose Diets

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    Research out of San Francisco Bay Area universities suggests large amounts of sugar in your food could lead to disease, even if you're controlling your portions.

  • California Agricultural Board Heads To Mexico

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    The California State Board of Food and Agriculture is going international. The board held a meeting in Tijuana today.

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U.S. Creates First Sanctions Program Against Cybercriminals

President Obama signed a new executive order that will allow the administration to freeze the assets of any individual or group involved in "malicious" cyberattacks.


Pew: 'Smartphone-Dependents' Often Have No Backup Plan For Web Access

People who rely most on their smartphones to get online often deal more frequently with service interruptions because of financial hardship and data limits.


Scary Times For California Farmers As Snowpack Hits Record Lows

Much of the state depends on that snow for its water. In the Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region, that means another year of fallow fields and emergency water measures.


Patton Oswalt Tweets In Defense Of Comedy — And Trevor Noah

South African comedian Trevor Noah has been criticized for some tweets that critics say are sexist and anti-Semitic. Among his supporters is Oswalt, who took to Twitter to make his point.


Indiana Law: Sorting Fact From Fiction From Politics

The culture wars are always percolating beneath the surface in presidential politics. And as is often the case in controversies, the facts have become muddled and conflated.


Arkansas Governor Asks Lawmakers For Changes To 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Lawmakers passed the bill Tuesday. A similar Indiana measure sparked a backlash. Critics say it allows businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians. Supporters say it bolsters religious freedom.


Musician Joni Mitchell Is 'Awake And In Good Spirits' In Intensive Care

The folk music icon was hospitalized in Los Angeles after being found unconscious in her home Tuesday.


The Urban Neighborhood Wal-Mart: A Blessing Or A Curse?

The nation's largest retailer is known for sprawling suburban and rural stores. Now Wal-Mart is moving into city centers — sometimes despite strong local opposition.


The Opposite Of The Dean's List

The Education Department says it's keeping a close eye on 556 colleges and universities that do a poor job of complying with federal regulations and handling federal financial aid.


Engineer Turned Cabbie Helps New Refugees Find Their Way

Omar Shekhey left engineering to start a nonprofit that helps refugees navigate their new lives near Atlanta. He also drives a cab — and often gives the money to families to help them settle in.


Tobacco Firm Seeks Softer Warning For Cigarette Alternative

The product is called snus — a tiny bag of smokeless tobacco that users slip between the lip and gum. A Swedish maker claims the product is safer than cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco.


Closing Arguments To Begin Monday In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

The defense rested its case Tuesday in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Because of holidays and judicial housekeeping duties, the trial won't resume until next week.


Federal Judge Says South Dakota Officials Violated Native American Families' Rights

Two of the state's largest tribes win class action lawsuit alleging that the state routinely put their children in foster care without due process


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  • Theatre Review: Rapture, Blister, Burn

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    When people reach middle age, they sometimes wonder what life would have been like if they’d made different choices in their 20s. The women in this play reflect frankly on men, money and motherhood – and whether it’s advisable to enjoy all three.

  • Theatre Review: Oblivion

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Life with a teenager can give the parents fits – teenagers want privacy and autonomy; parents want their teens to be honest about their activities. But sometimes the parents don’t hold themselves to the same standard, which is the crux of this play.

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