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.
More than a dozen formerly homeless women graduated from a Sacramento job readiness program Friday.
The Sacramento Police Department and Regional Transit have unveiled their traffic plan for events at the new downtown arena.
Got plans for Labor Day Weekend? A number of events are taking place throughout the Sacramento region. Here's a round-up of some of them.
The City of Sacramento's Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force says it has laid the groundwork to produce results.
The City of Sacramento has created a 20-year transportation master plan that would do away with several one-way thoroughfares and would create more bike lanes.