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    Theatre Review: As You Like It

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is staging the comedy “As You Like It” with a cast of professional actors who interpret the script in a novel way, with a syncopated beat. The unexpected transfer works out surprisingly well, says our Jeff Hudson.

  • Sand Fire Evacuees Returning Home

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    As firefighters continue to mop up after the Sand Fire, people return to their homes...or what is left of them.

City Says Railyards Phase Needs More Money And Materials To Finish On Time
Mon, Jul 28, 2014

Construction on the 5th Street extension project in Sacramento is going to require more dirt and more man hours to be completed on time.

Sand Fire Now 75 Percent Contained, Some Evacuation Orders Lifted
Mon, Jul 28, 2014

Crews continue to make headway on the Sand Fire, as containment now stands at 75 percent. Evacuation orders have been reduced in most areas. UPDATE: 7:20 p.m.

UC Davis is Trailblazer in Three-Year Medical School Model
Mon, Jul 28, 2014

A bill in the California legislature would require local jurisdictions to deal with permits for solar projects more quickly. Supporters say some projects are held up for weeks because of red tape.

California Bill Would Streamline Solar Construction Permitting
Mon, Jul 28, 2014

A bill in the California legislature would require local jurisdictions to deal with permits for solar projects more quickly. Supporters say some projects are held up for weeks because of red tape.

El Portal Fire Threatening Parts of Yosemite National Park
Sun, Jul 27, 2014

The El Portal Fire, which started on Saturday, has burned 1,900 acres on the Stanislaus National Forest and 200 acres in Yosemite National Park. (Photo courtesy of Edie Howe) UPDATE: 10:20 p.m.

Firefighters Make Progress On Sand Fire; Hundreds Still Evacuated
Sun, Jul 27, 2014

The Sand Fire is holding at 3,800 acres, with 50 percent containment. Fifty-one structures have burned, including 13 residences. The fire began Friday near Highway 49 and Sand Ridge Road at the Amador-El Dorado county line. UPDATE: 10:05 p.m.

Sand Fire Triples In Size, More Evacuations Ordered
Sat, Jul 26, 2014

The Sand Fire, near the Amador-El Dorado county line, more than tripled in size Saturday, and has now burned 4,000 acres. The fire has claimed 12 structures, and stands at 20 percent containment. UPDATE: 8:51 p.m.

Sand Fire At Amador-El Dorado County Line 20 Percent Contained; Two Structures Burned
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

The Sand Fire in Amador County was 20 percent contained as of late Friday. The blaze is burning near the El Dorado County line, has grown to more than 1,300 acres and burned two structures. UPDATED: 11:25 p.m.

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Court Orders Seizure of $100 Million Oil Shipment

A tanker carrying 1 million barrels of oil from Kurdistan was cleared by the U.S. Coast Guard to unload, but a judge has agreed with Iraq's central government that the oil belongs to them.

Widely Used Insecticides Are Leaching Into Midwest Rivers

Researchers found that a class of chemicals similar to nicotine used on corn and soy farms have run off into streams and rivers in the Midwest. There they may be harming aquatic life, like insects.

Fist Bumps Pass Along Fewer Germs Than Handshakes

That strong, sturdy handshake your grandpa taught you isn't the cleanest way to greet someone, scientists say. So should doctors and nurses in hospitals start bumping fist?

Chances Are Pretty Good That's A Bill Collector Calling

About 77 million adults in the U.S. have at least one debt in the collection process, according to a study released by the Urban Institute.

Report Says Big Changes Are Needed In How Doctors Are Trained

We spend $15 billion a year training doctors, but end up with a medical workforce that doesn't meet the nation's health care needs, according to an Institute of Medicine Report.

This One Is Worth Watching: New Zealand Retirees Join 'Happy' Meme

Yes, they've jumped on the bandwagon months after the fad peaked, but the video is still cute and will pick you up.

White House Threatens More Russia Sanctions, As Kerry Decries Rebels In Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Russia to use its "considerable influence" to give investigators access to the debris field of the downed Malaysia Airlines plane.

Getting Hospice Care Shouldn't Have To Mean Giving Up

Medicare is trying a different approach in one experiment: Some hospice patients will still be able to get treatments aimed at prolonging life.

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