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California To Carry Out 3rd Snowpack Survey

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

(AP) - The California Department of Water Resources says it will carry out the winter's third survey of the Sierra Nevada's snowpack.

Fresno Girl Wins National Elementary School Spelling Bee

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A 9-year-old Fresno girl has won the 14th annual National Elementary School Spelling Bee.

New State Tax Law, Payment Option For California Businesses

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

California businesses that use tax preparation software must now file their state returns electronically. Meanwhile, the Franchise Tax Board is allowing businesses to pay their state tax bills by credit card for the first time.

Dry Winter Weather Worries Rice Farmers

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Another dry winter worries California rice farmers who are planning for this year's crop. The state's harvest was down nearly 25 percent last year. And, it's not just water that worries growers.

CSU Faculty Says Wage Increase Needed

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Professors at California State University say their salaries have remained stagnant over the past 10 years.

Research Animal Adoption Bill Moves Forward

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

California lawmakers weighed in on animal research today, this bill would touch the lives of animals used in university research.

Water Conservation Rate Drops As Does Water Content In Snow

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

California’s water supply continues to diminish. The water content in the Sierra snowpack is the worst it’s been this time of year since 1991. Water conservation rates are equally dismal, dropping dramatically in January.

Sacramento City Council District 6 Candidates Make Their Pitch

Monday, March 02, 2015

Two candidates are running for the vacant Sacramento City Council District 6 seat.

Fancy Flavors Debut At Sac Beer Week

Monday, March 02, 2015

Beer Week is in full swing in Sacramento. More than 100 venues are offering events varying from cider and cheese tastings to chocolate and porter pairings.

Women Gaining Leadership In California Legislature

Monday, March 02, 2015

Beginning next fall three of California’s “big five” legislative leaders will be women. People who are working to elect women to office hope this leadership trio will convince more women to run.

Supreme Court Challenge to Federal Health Law Won't Affect California, Experts Say

Monday, March 02, 2015

Health policy experts say an upcoming hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding insurance subsidies will not affect Californians.

Family Backs Mom Of Infant Found Dead Along California River

Monday, March 02, 2015

(AP) - The mother suspected in the death of her 20-day-old boy has the support of her husband and family.

Weaker Storm To Move Through Sierra Nevada

Monday, March 02, 2015

The weekend storms brought up to a few feet of snow to the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada and a little bit of rain around Northern California.

Report: Gas Prices Skyrocketing

Monday, March 02, 2015

You'll notice some huge price spikes at the gas pumps if you're filling up Monday.

State Sues Gallo Over Hazardous Dust Used To Make Wine Bottles

Monday, March 02, 2015

The Department of Toxic Substances Control has sued Gallo glass -bottle-maker for Gallo wines. The suit alleges the company violated almost 50 laws in a five-year span. The company says it has put tons of waste to good use and out of landfills.

Court Rejects Blanket Sex Offender Restrictions

Monday, March 02, 2015

The California Supreme Court struck down state-wide restrictions on where sex offenders may live.

More Water Deliveries Through State Water Project

Monday, March 02, 2015

What little bit of rain California received in December and February was just enough to help reservoir storage. The Department of Water Resources announced it will increase water deliveries through the State Water Project.

Cork Versus Screw Cap: Which Preserves The Flavor Of Wine Better?

Friday, February 27, 2015

In recent years, a growing number of wine makers are using screw caps rather than natural corks. The trend worries natural cork producers who have mounted an ad campaign targeting Northern California wine buyers.

Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock On 'Star Trek,' Dies At 83

Friday, February 27, 2015

Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Mr. Spock, the logical half-Vulcan, half-human, in the original Star Trek series and several movies, has died at his home in Los Angeles. He was 83.

Officials Investigate Runaway Light-Rail Train In Sacramento

Friday, February 27, 2015

(AP) - Sacramento Regional Transit officials say a light-rail train went out of control last week after a maintenance technician mistakenly disabled a safety feature on the unoccupied train, setting it in motion.

6 Decapitated Goats Found Near Bike Path In Northern Calif

Friday, February 27, 2015

(AP) - Animal care officials say the bodies of six goats were found decapitated in Sacramento.

Weekend Storm Expected To Bring Thunderstorms To Sacramento Region

Friday, February 27, 2015

A storm system that's headed to Sacramento and the Sierra Friday and Saturday could bring with it thunderstorms and even hail.

Business Journal: Beer Week, Food Allergy Cafe, Online Poker

Friday, February 27, 2015

If you have food allergies, there may be a new café opening soon in midtown Sacramento just for you. Sacramento Business Journal Jack Robinson has the details.

New Bills Would Benefit Farm Workers, Smart Phone Users, Clean Car Buyers

Friday, February 27, 2015

California lawmakers are introducing hundreds of bills Friday, the last day they can submit new legislation to be considered this year.

Feds Reduce Water Allocation For California

Friday, February 27, 2015

The US Bureau of Reclamation says most farmers south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta will face a second year with no water from the Central Valley Project. Some farmers and cities may receive more.

One-Way Mars Mission "Possible" - And Popular For Prospective Astonauts

Friday, February 27, 2015

A reality TV stunt or realistic scientific endeavor? That seems to be the question everyone’s asking when news came out last week that a Dutch company is planning to send groups of people on a one-way trip to Mars.

Homeland Security Spending Bill Fails In House

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Senate approved a bill that funded Homeland Security through Sept. 30. The Republican leadership in the House decided to move forward with a more limited bill, but that failed.

Report: Fewer California Homes Being Flipped

Friday, February 27, 2015

Research firm RealtyTrac’s latest figures out today show fewer California homes are being flipped.

Stockton Officially Exits Bankruptcy

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The City of Stockton officially exits bankruptcy Wednesday. The exit ends more than two years of negotiations, settlements, and development of a future fiscal plan.

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