State law bans smoking inside bars and restaurants, but dozens of cities around California have enacted tougher laws that ban or limit smoking for outdoor diners too - including Davis.
Sacramento City Councilman Steve Hansen has asked the council's Law and Legislation committee to look into a ban as well given the public health concerns about second-hand smoke.
The committee will meet today to consider recommending the ban to the council. But it's early in the process, and it's expected to be quite some time before the full council would take any action on the idea.
Some local restaurant owners have said they oppose a ban, saying different establishments have different customer needs -- and an overall policy wouldn't work.
Work continues on a boil on a Sacramento River levee near the Natomas Cross Canal.
Mayors from Sacramento and San Diego said on Friday that California should be open to working with the Trump Administration on infrastructure projects that benefit the state.
UPDATE Feb 1. 6:57 a.m.: The West Sacramento Police Department says the Tower Bridge reopened along with its adjoining roadways Tuesday night.
In the past week, two homeless people have died while camping on Sacramento City Hall property. Now the city is offering medical services to people seeking shelter on City Hall grounds.
The shooting death of a Grant High School football player has led to the arrest of 20 gang members in north Sacramento.