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.
The City of Sacramento has completed a pilot program to turn eyesores into artwork.
Police say the death of a woman found in the American River this morning near Sacramento State is being treated as a homicide.
(AP) - The board that oversees California's massive high-speed rail project is meeting in Sacramento on Thursday afternoon to consider a new $64 billion business plan.
We have television’s modernized version of detective Sherlock Holmes. But it’s classic Conan Doyle on stage now at the Sacramento Theatre Company with their production of “The Hound of the Baskervilles.”
(AP) - California water managers say they're easing cutbacks as spring storms boost reservoirs in the state's five-year drought.