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 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.
Sacramento's street car project received a $30 million grant from the California Cap and Trade fund Tuesday. Though many assume the vehicle would resemble an old-fashioned street car, there are no guarantees it would.
The city of Sacramento now requires you to pay to park until 10 p.m. in the midtown area where free parking used to begin at 6 p.m. In some neighborhoods, the number of hours you are allowed to park has also been reduced.
Would you like to test blood spatters, search for gun-shot residue and take crime-scene photographs? If so, the Sacramento Police Department has a job for you.