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.
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.
Thirteen to 30-year-olds gather weekly at an Oak Park cafe to brawl within the virtual world of a nearly two-decade old, Japanese video game.
Glynn Phillips of Rubicon Brewing Company, the oldest brewery in Sacramento, says they expanded back when there were fewer breweries. But he says competition has grown tremendously in recent years.
Every year, the Jinan Sacramento Sister Cities Corporation exchange program connects young musicians a chance to experience a new world and new food.