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  • Stockton Asparagus Festivals Gets A Restart

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    The annual asparagus festival in Stockton called it quits after 29 years. But it will return next year with a new name and a new location for its 30th incarnation.

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    Rancho Cordova Will Vote On Sales Tax Measure

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    People who live in Rancho Cordova will vote in November whether to increase the sales tax from 8 percent to 8.5 percent. The City can't say how the tax will be used, but it can talk about what people say they want improved.

Law Professor Nominated To California High Court
Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Governor Jerry Brown has named a Mexican- born immigrant as his next nominee to the California Supreme Court.


City To Replace Eight Blocks Of Sewer Line
Tue, Jul 22, 2014

When the work is finished, pipes from four feet to six feet in diameter will have been installed.


Whooping Cough Epidemic Spreads In California
Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Some California counties are showing substantially higher rates of whooping cough than the state average. And health officials say the epidemic this year could be one of the worst in fifty years.


Admissions Resume at Prison Health Care Facility
Tue, Jul 22, 2014

A large medical prison facility in Stockton is once again accepting new admissions.


Murder Charges Filed In Stockton Bank Robbery, Shootout
Tue, Jul 22, 2014

(AP) -- The surviving suspect in a bank robbery that ended in a deadly shootout has been charged


Thousands Turn Out For Free Ice Cream To Support The Salvation Army
Tue, Jul 22, 2014

A smattering of rain didn't dampen people's appetites for free Moose Tracks ice cream at Cesar Chavez Park Tuesday afternoon.


State and Federal Agenices Announce Salmon Restoration Plans
Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Plans to restore threatened California salmon species have been announced by state and federal agencies.


State Spending Millions On Housing For Homeless Vets
Mon, Jul 21, 2014

California voters have decided to allocate $600 million to house homeless vets. Now the state has to figure out how to spend it.


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Arizona Execution Of Inmate Takes Nearly 2 Hours

Officials who were attempting to put inmate Joseph Wood to death instead watched him gasp and snort for more than an hour, Wood's attorney says. Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered a review of the process.


Democrats Make New Bid To Require Donor Transparency

The latest version of the DISCLOSE Act, which would force donor disclosure on outside organizations that engage in election politics, is facing now-familiar opposition from Republican lawmakers.


Campaign Finance Transparency Bill Gets Chilly Reception In Senate

The legislation would require any politically active group that spends more than $10,000 to list its donors.


Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

A new book claims the organic label can't be trusted, especially on food that's imported. Yet there is a global system for verifying the authenticity of organic food, and it mostly seems to work.


Obama Declares Emergency As Huge Fires Burn In Washington State

Fire crews have been battling several major fires in central and eastern Washington, including one that has stretched over 250,000 acres.


Common Ground Between Iraq's Rebels May Be Crumbling

The radical Islamic State and former associates of Saddam Hussein have fought together against Iraq's government. But the fault lines between the unlikely partners are beginning to show.


Summer Program For Hungry Kids Gets Creative With Food Delivery

Around the U.S., food assistance agencies are trying to come up with new ways to feed hungry kids in the summer. In Hopkins County, Ky., they're using mobile vans to take food to where kids live.


Insurance For Fake Identities The Latest Skirmish Over Obamacare

Republicans say a sting in which false identities were used to sign up for health care has revealed a major problem. Democrats question the premise that people would try to steal insurance.


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    CapRadio took 65 listeners to Cuba through a U.S. sanctioned "people-to-people" tour. Pauline Bartolone hosted one of the trips, largely leaving her reporter’s hat at home. Here she shares her experiences, with a focus on health care.

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