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.
This year is the 75th anniversary of Anne Frank’s diary, about living in a secret hiding place during World War II, hoping to elude the Nazis. the Sacramento Theatre Company’s handsome revival of the play is timely.
Hundreds of bicycle advocates from throughout California are converging on Sacramento this week for a statewide conference. Organizers say the push this year is for greater bicycle access in low-income neighborhoods.
A new program at Sacramento’s Mexican Consulate aims to provide mental health check-ups to visitors while they’re waiting for government services.
FINAL: A Sacramento sheriff's deputy was killed and two CHP officers wounded in a shootout yesterday at an Auburn Boulevard motel.
Grammy Award-winning rap artist Common is putting on a free concert in Sacramento Monday to raise awareness of criminal justice issues.