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.
A Tennessee high school teacher, charged with taking a student to a California commune to continue a sexual relationship, had his initial appearance in a Sacramento federal courtroom Monday.
A Sacramento man who was beaten by a Sacramento Police Department officer two weeks ago has filed a federal lawsuit against the officer, the City of Sacramento and the County of Sacramento.
Sacramento City Councilman Allen Warren says he had nothing to do with a recent increase in traffic and jaywalking enforcement in his district. This is more fallout from last week's violent arrest of a man for jaywalking.
Higher rents. Fewer places to live. That's the rental market in Sacramento these days. The Sacramento City Council is hosting the first in a series of workshops to find solutions.
UPDATE: Sheriff’s Homicide detectives have arrested one of Janet Mejia's roommates and charged him with her murder.