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.
The Sacramento City Council has approved the budget for the next fiscal year. The budget includes some last-minute additions.
Another Sacramento area water agency has moved to voluntary conservation after California ended mandatory restrictions.
The primary election is Tuesday. But, two candidates for mayor of Sacramento are claiming victory in court.
Two people are running to represent Sacramento City Council District 4. One is the incumbent and the other is an advocate for the rights of medical marijuana users.
(AP) - Northern California authorities say a 31-year-old man is dead following an altercation at a heavily attended music festival.