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.
Stamped concrete will soon replace about 60,000 square feet of uneven wooden planks that make up part of the river walk in Old Sacramento. The city officially kicked off the project Monday.
Multiple records were again broken Thursday as temperatures in the region soared well above 100 degrees as they have for the past week. Where's the Delta Breeze?
The record-breaking heat wave makes it necessary to find ways to stay cool. We rounded up some activities that will help you beat the heat.
UPDATE Monday 7:10 a.m.: Record-breaking heat is expected to hit again Monday, as a week-long streak of triple-digit temperatures continues.
The City of Sacramento has already opened two centers, with more on the way, including a joint operation with the Sacramento County.