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    Volunteers Hope To Help Veterans

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Healthcare, help with paperwork, clothing: all things available at this year's Yuba Sutter Stand Down event in Marysville. But, some veterans don't take advantage of the things that might help them the most.

  • UC Davis Looks For Good Grapes And Ways To Save Water

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Students at the UC Davis winery are picking grapes earlier than normal for this year's wines. The school says the fruit and wine should be fine this year, but worry about their source of water next year.

Plastic Bag Ban Bill Debate Heats Up
Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Legislation to ban single-use plastic grocery bags in California moves forward.

Where Does Lost And Surrendered Property At The Airport Go?
Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Every four-to-six weeks, a truck arrives at the Sacramento International Airport. Thousands of lost or surrendered items are loaded up and driven away.

Sacramento Patient Tests Negative For Ebola Virus
Thu, Aug 21, 2014

UPDATE: Aug. 22, 7 A.M. - Health officials announced that a Sacramento patient has tested negative for the Ebola virus.

CalPERS Board Vote Angers Governor Jerry Brown
Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown voiced his opposition to CalPERS' decision to allow certain types of supplemental pay to count toward government employee pensions.

California Legislature Advances Numerous Bills As Session Winds Down
Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Bills dealing with sexually exploited minors and vehicle license fees for bike trails advanced in the legislature Thursday.

Assembly Approves Birth Control Access Bill
Wed, Aug 20, 2014

A bill that would require health insurers in California to provide free coverage of all FDA-approved birth control methods has passed the Assembly on a party-line vote.

Sacramento Traffic ‘Calming’ Takes Many Forms
Wed, Aug 20, 2014

On Sacramento streets, humps, lumps, tables and undulations are not created equal.

Firefighters Make Gains In Battle Against Junction Fire
Wed, Aug 20, 2014

(AP) -- Firefighters say they're getting the upper hand on a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that forced more than a thousand people to leave their homes and destroyed eight buildings.

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Veteran Space Shuttle Astronaut Steven Nagel Dies At 67

The Air Force colonel was among the first group selected by NASA to train for the space shuttle program. He went on to fly four missions, two as commander.

Iceland Ups Aviation Warning As Volcano Rumbles

Bardarbunga, a volcano in the center of the island nation, has experienced a sub-glacial eruption and could begin sending steam and ash skyward if it melts through the ice, scientists warn.

Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons

In northern Iraq, the Kurdish Peshmerga troops are battling the extremists of the Islamic State. But commanders say they're not getting the weapons promised by the U.S. and others.

Even Police Body Cameras Can Lose Sight Of The Truth

Amid accusations of abuse, many in Ferguson, Mo., and cities around the country are calling for police to wear cameras. Cameras may not always be as impartial as people expect, however.

Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager

Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama's 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service?

U.N. Warns Of 'Possible Massacre' In Northeastern Iraq

The United Nations special representative in Iraq describes the situation in Amerli, besieged by Islamic State militants, as one of "unspeakable suffering."

Photo Released Of Chinese Fighter That Buzzed U.S. Navy Plane

Pentagon officials have identified the Chinese jet that made a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy maritime patrol aircraft as an Su-27.

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