The Sacramento Bee says the proposed ordinance approved Tuesday by a City Council committee would require drivers to wear collared shirts, slacks and closed-toe shoes. They must drive newer vehicles and keep them cleaner. They must accept credit cards. And they will be required to take a test to prove they can speak some English and count change correctly.
The proposal has drawn support from Yellow Cab and other large taxi operators, as well as from hotels and downtown convention executives.
But some firms don't like the proposed rules, saying they could drive smaller operators out of business.
The full council is expected to take up the issue within the next two months.
Hundreds of flowering plum trees on both sides of the road have given commuters on one Sacramento-area highway an annual show of pink blossoms for more than a decade. But, the trees are all coming down.
A Fresno murder suspect who escaped from police last week was recaptured in Sacramento Thursday.
Four Chinese high school students were selected to come to the U.S. as part of the Jinan Sacramento Sister Cities program. They will perform with the Sacramento Youth Symphony Saturday night.
Sacramento’s B Street Theatre is staging a satire called “An Act of God,” in which the Almighty takes the form of a sardonic gay comedian, telling joke after joke in a nighclub routine.
Stamped concrete will soon replace about 60,000 square feet of uneven wooden planks that make up part of the river walk in Old Sacramento. The city officially kicked off the project Monday.