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.
Thirteen to 30-year-olds gather weekly at an Oak Park cafe to brawl within the virtual world of a nearly two-decade old, Japanese video game.
Glynn Phillips of Rubicon Brewing Company, the oldest brewery in Sacramento, says they expanded back when there were fewer breweries. But he says competition has grown tremendously in recent years.
Every year, the Jinan Sacramento Sister Cities Corporation exchange program connects young musicians a chance to experience a new world and new food.
The Sacramento Mural Festival is back for its second year but with bigger plans and a new name. Wide Open Walls 916 takes place from Aug. 10 to 20. Fifty artists from around the world will paint 40 murals in two-weeks.
New laws would prohibit people from begging people on the street for money at gas stations or ATMs, or from motorists from the median of roadways or within 200 feet of intersections. Critics call the proposal unconstitutional.