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 15-year-old female Sumatran Tiger died Wednesday morning at the Sacramento Zoo due to trauma received from a male tiger during a physical introduction.
The Sacramento City Council has postponed a vote on a medical marijuana cultivation ordinance. City officials worry that Sacramento may lose control over medical marijuana cultivation rules by delaying the vote.
(AP) - Anonymous supporters of a Sacramento homeless protest have used social media to promote the home addresses and phone numbers of members of the City Council.
UPDATE Jan. 12, 2016: The city of Sacramento has lifted the voluntary boil water advisory for the Pocket area.
Sacramento officials say they're aware of YouTube videos that claim to be from the hacker group Anonymous. The video issues a warning to the city of Sacramento if officials do not impose a moratorium of its camping ordinance.