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Smoke Damage Worries For Vineyards Near Sand Fire

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Amador and El Dorado County winery owners say smoke from the Sand Fire could damage their vineyards.

Cheese Lovers Welcome Cheese Fest To Sacramento

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Today kicks off a five-day cheese celebration in Sacramento. The American Cheese Society annual conference will include dozens of seminars and 1700 types of cheese.

What Can Brown Accomplish On His Mexico Trade Mission?

Monday, July 28, 2014

Governor Jerry Brown is taking several dozen California business leaders on a trade mission to Mexico this week. One expert says there’s a limit to what state trade missions can accomplish.

City Says Railyards Phase Needs More Money And Materials To Finish On Time

Monday, July 28, 2014

Construction on the 5th Street extension project in Sacramento is going to require more dirt and more man hours to be completed on time.

Sand Fire Holding At 3,800 Acres, Evacuations Still In Effect

Monday, July 28, 2014

Crews continue to make headway on the Sand Fire, as containment now stands at 75 percent. Evacuation orders have been reduced in most areas. UPDATE: 7:20 p.m.

UC Davis is Trailblazer in Three-Year Medical School Model

Monday, July 28, 2014

A bill in the California legislature would require local jurisdictions to deal with permits for solar projects more quickly. Supporters say some projects are held up for weeks because of red tape.

California Bill Would Streamline Solar Construction Permitting

Monday, July 28, 2014

A bill in the California legislature would require local jurisdictions to deal with permits for solar projects more quickly. Supporters say some projects are held up for weeks because of red tape.

El Portal Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park

Monday, July 28, 2014

UPDATE 9:30 A.M. -- A wildfire continues to burn near Yosemite National Park Monday.

Tesla Motors May Choose San Joaquin County For New Battery Factory Location

Monday, July 28, 2014

San Joaquin County may be moving to the head of the pack as the prime contender for Tesla's battery factory.

Managing Groundwater Supply Critical As Drought Continues

Monday, July 28, 2014

Continued drought brings drawdown of groundwater in California, other western states.

Alternative Events Planned As Gold Rush Days Cancelled

Monday, July 28, 2014

The continued drought brings cancellation to this year’s Old Sacramento festival.

Preliminary Deal Reached On Treatment Of Mentally Ill Inmates

Monday, July 28, 2014

California prison officials have reached a tentative deal in a lawsuit regarding the use of force against mentally ill inmates.

Sand Fire Evacuees Returning Home

Monday, July 28, 2014

As firefighters continue to mop up after the Sand Fire, people return to their homes...or what is left of them.

El Portal Fire Threatening Parts of Yosemite National Park

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The El Portal Fire, which started on Saturday, has burned 1,900 acres on the Stanislaus National Forest and 200 acres in Yosemite National Park. (Photo courtesy of Edie Howe) UPDATE: 10:20 p.m.

Firefighters Make Progress On Sand Fire; Hundreds Still Evacuated

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Sand Fire is holding at 3,800 acres, with 50 percent containment. Fifty-one structures have burned, including 13 residences. The fire began Friday near Highway 49 and Sand Ridge Road at the Amador-El Dorado county line. UPDATE: 10:05 p.m.

Sand Fire Claims More Homes As Crews Attack From Air And Ground

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Sand Fire, near the Amador-El Dorado county line, more than tripled in size Saturday, and has now burned 4,000 acres. The fire has claimed 12 structures, and stands at 20 percent containment. UPDATE: 8:51 p.m.

Business Journal: Fewer Solo Doctors, Sutter Data Theft Lawsuit, Divorce Rates Up

Friday, July 25, 2014

New data show more than half of Sacramento area doctors now work for the big health systems.

City Of Sacramento Weighs In On Bay-Delta Conservation Plan

Friday, July 25, 2014

The City of Sacramento says it has significant concerns about the proposed twin-tunnel project.

$50,000 Reward Offered In Stockton Bank Heist

Friday, July 25, 2014

(AP) -- Authorities announced a reward of $50,000 for information that leads to the arrest of a fourth suspect in the deadly shootout in Stockton.

Appeals Court Upholds Proposed Bullet Train Route

Friday, July 25, 2014

(AP) -- A state appeals court sided with proponents of the proposed high-speed rail project Thursday.

Satellites Show Major Southwest Groundwater Loss

Friday, July 25, 2014

(AP) -- Scientists find huge loss of groundwater in the Colorado River Basin since 2004.

Gas Leak Prompts Evacuation In North Oak Park

Friday, July 25, 2014

(AP) -- Authorities said a construction crew hit a gas line in North Oak Park early Friday.

Converted Military Planes Help Fight WIldfires In Western U.S.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Converted military aircraft are being used to help fight wildfires in California and other Western states.

Photos Reveal Wandering Wolf OR-7 Has 3 Pups

Friday, July 25, 2014

(AP) -- Wildlife officials say the wandering wolf known as OR-7 has three pups.

Crews Battling Wildland Fire on Eldorado-Amador County Line

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Sand Fire in Amador County was 20 percent contained as of late Friday. The blaze is burning near the El Dorado County line, has grown to more than 1,300 acres and burned two structures. UPDATED: 11:25 p.m.

Yee Faces New Racketeering, Conspiracy Charges

Friday, July 25, 2014

California state Sen. Leland Yee faces new federal charges of racketeering and conspiracy after pleading "not guilty" to bribery and corruption charges in March.

Double Good News For City And Arena Project

Friday, July 25, 2014

UPDATE: A judge finalizes his decision favoring the City of Sacramento in an on-going court case. Also, the City's bond rating was bumped up by a ratings service.

Lodi Puts Forth Bid To Host The Amgen Tour

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The city of Lodi is putting in a bid to be one of the host cities for the Amgen Tour of California.

Hoping To Save On IT Costs, California Joins The "Cloud"

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The state of California is turning to the “cloud” for its computing and data storage needs. It launched a cloud computing system today for use by state and local government agencies.

Citrus Heights Plans To Sell City Hall

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The City of Citrus Heights has a plan to sell its city hall and build a new one on Antelope Road. Some people who live in the city say the move is unnecessary. The plan goes before the city council tonight.

Tahoe Nonprofits Find New Home

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lake Tahoe nonprofits were struggling to find a place now have a new home at Kings Beach.

Red Flag Warnings In Higher Elevations

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Dry conditions and thunderstorms in the Sierras have prompted officials to issue fire warnings for northern California and southern Oregon.

Yosemite Grant Act Anniversary Celebrated With Tree Restoration Project

Monday, June 30, 2014

A project to restore 2,000-year-old giant sequoias is underway in Yosemite National Park.

Bill That Would Regulate Oil By Rail Shipments Moves Forward

Monday, June 16, 2014

The new California budget that passed this week would expand the state’s oil spill prevention and response program. Lawmakers are still pushing legislation to strengthen the safety of importing oil by rail.

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