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.
Arts were a focal point of this week's Sacramento City Council meeting.
Hundreds of people gathered in Sacramento Friday to celebrate the opening of a park built specifically for the homeless.
Caltrans says all roads are now open after two vehicle crashes caused multiple highway closures Tuesday.
If you are the first person this year to successfully identify and capture a specific type of butterfly, a UC Davis professor will buy you a pitcher of beer.
The Sacramento Fire Department is replacing four of its older engines.