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Temperatures Soar In Sacramento Valley

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

It's going to be a hot few days in the Sacramento Valley. The National Weather Service says temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday will be over 100 degrees.

All Roads Reopen As Crews Make Progress On Washington Fire

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

All highways through the burn area of the Washington Fire have reopened as favorable weather conditions have aided firefighters' construction of containment lines.

Ranadive Discounts Rumors Kings Are Courting Calipari

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sacramento Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadive says the team is not trying to replace head coach George Karl with University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari.

California Bill Could Allow Tax On Water Wasters In Drought

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A California Assembly committee will hear a bill Wednesday that would allow water districts to impose taxes on any business, industry or person who wastes water.

Positive Results From Homeless-To-Housing Experiment

Monday, June 29, 2015

Six months after Yolo County tried a housing-first trial program to address homelessness, the county says 10 percent of the homeless population is off the streets.

Drought Blamed For Decline In Duck Population

Monday, June 29, 2015

The drought can be blamed for a number of problems and the latest is a major decline in the duck population. A new survey shows lack of rain has led to poor habitats.

Altamont Commuter Express Provides New Train Time Text Message Service

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Altamont Commuter Express or ACE has launched a new service this week for its riders who travel from Stockton to Santa Clara.

Sacramento Men Shot, Set On Fire Have Died

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Placer County Sheriff's Department is seeking information from the public about the deaths of two men in Roseville.

Sacramento Authorities Find Headless Goat By Tracks

Monday, June 29, 2015

(AP) - Officials in Sacramento have found more decapitated animals, bringing the total number of such mutilated animals to more than a dozen since January.

Washington Fire Update: Threat To Lake Tahoe Towns Subsiding

Monday, June 29, 2015

UPDATE 6:40 P.M. - A wildfire's threat to a town south of Lake Tahoe is subsiding. The Washington Fire has burned 17,787 acres and is 56 percent contained. Highway 4 from Markleeville to Ebbetts Pass is open to through traffic only.

First Zero-Net Affordable Apartments Open In Woodland

Monday, June 29, 2015

The city of Woodland is opening its doors to the first zero-net energy, low-income apartments in the nation.

California Vaccine Bill Goes To Lawmakers For Final Vote

Monday, June 29, 2015

A bill mandating vaccines for most California school children is headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk.

Group Asks City To Delay Deleting Emails

Monday, June 29, 2015

The group spent $65 on a hard drive with a terabyte of storage capacity and gave it to the City of Sacramento, along with a request to delay deletion of millions of old emails.

Assembly Republicans Introduce Road Repair Plan

Monday, June 29, 2015

California lawmakers are turning their attention to fixing the state’s crumbling roads. Assembly Republicans threw their plan into the mix Monday.

New Law Regulates Pet Insurance Industry

Monday, June 29, 2015

California has the largest number of insured dogs and cats in the nation. On July 1, the $750 million pet insurance industry will come under new regulations.

2015 Fourth Of July Events And Fireworks Displays In Sacramento

Monday, June 29, 2015

This year's Fourth of July holiday falls on a Saturday and there are plenty of events planned in the Sacramento and Sierra Nevada region.

Washington Fire Update: Crews Take Advantage Of Weather Conditions

Sunday, June 28, 2015

UPDATE: Higher humidity, lower temperatures and light rain combined to help firefighters make progress on the Washington Fire Sunday. Containment stood at 45 percent as of Sunday evening.

Maggert/Del Paso Country Club Winners In U.S. Open

Sunday, June 28, 2015

A 5-under par 65 sealed the deal for Jeff Maggert at this year's U.S. Senior Open at Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento.

Weather A Concern As Crews Improve Washington Fire Perimeter Line

Saturday, June 27, 2015

UPDATE: Crews continue to strengthen the perimeter line around the Washington Fire as weather forecasters are calling for increased chances of dry lightning, thunderstorms and gusty winds. Containment was at 37 percent Saturday night.

Crews Battle Fast-Moving Grass Fire North Of Sacramento

Saturday, June 27, 2015

UPDATE: Crews have contained a fast-moving grass fire north of Sacramento. The blaze initially prompted voluntary evacuations.

Sutherland/Watson Within Striking Distance Going To Final Day At U.S. Senior Open

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Bernhard Langer and Jeff Maggert lead the U.S. Senior Open at Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento, but 13 players are within three strokes of the lead -including Kenny Perry at -4 and Kevin Sutherland at -3.

Dry Lightning: Cal Fire Increases Staffing

Friday, June 26, 2015

CAL FIRE increases staffing as the forecast of dry lightning and thunderstorms raises wildfire risk in northern California and western Nevada.

Sacramentans React Supreme Court Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sacramento-area supporters of same-sex marriage are reacting with joy after learning of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex marriage it is a constitutional right.

Supreme Court Extends Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

Friday, June 26, 2015

In a 5-4 ruling, the justices said states cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions.

Watson Shares Leads At Del Paso On Day Two of U.S. Senior Open

Friday, June 26, 2015

Tom Watson shot 1-under par, 69 on day two at the U.S. Senior Open in Sacramento. He is tied for the lead at 5-under par.

Sacramento To Get Small Relief From Triple-Digit Temperatures Over Weekend

Friday, June 26, 2015

Meteorologists say we will get a brief break from the triple-digit temperatures Saturday and Sunday.

Light Winds Help Crews On Washington Fire

Friday, June 26, 2015

UPDATED: 6:45 p.m. - Containment has grown to 29 percent, and acreage burned to 17,622. Crews on the Washington Fire, three miles south of Markleeville, took advantage of light winds to increase containment.

Washington Fire Makes For Anxious Week In Markleeville

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Washington Fire has burned within about three miles of the small town of Markleeville in Alpine County. But crews have made protecting the community a priority.

Police Shoot, Kill Escaped N.Y. Convict

Friday, June 26, 2015

Law enforcement officials killed Richard Matt in Franklin County, N.Y. The other escapee, David Sweat, is still at large. The two men broke out of the Clinton Correctional Facility June 6.

Basketball VP Vlade: "I'm no rookie" As Kings Draft Cauley-Stein

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Sacramento Kings 2015 draft is over. By drafting Willie Cauley-Stein from the University of Kentucky to join Demarcus Cousins as one of the team's twin towers, new team vice president Vlade Divac asserts himself as the man in charge.

California Drought Prompts More Water Cutbacks

Friday, June 26, 2015

California water regulators are again ordering some water rights holders to stop diverting water from rivers because of the drought. The order includes some rights for the city of San Francisco.

Saturday Marks Resurrection Of Philharmonic And Opera

Friday, June 26, 2015

Local classical music fans are rejoicing over the return of the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera. The two groups took the last year off from performing to merge into one company. The first concert of the 2015-16 season is Saturday night.

Business Journal: Davis Beer Week, Gunther's, Mel Rapton

Friday, June 26, 2015

Beer or ice cream? We get both in this week's review of business stories from the Sacramento Business Journal.

Idol Contestant And Soul Singer, Erica Ambrin, Releases Debut EP

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sacramento R&B singer Erica Ambrin took her experience on American Idol and applied the feedback she got to her upcoming EP.

Celebration, Apprehension and Opposition to Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality

Friday, June 26, 2015

Supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage in the Sacramento area are reflecting on the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision Friday.

Crowds Gather Ahead Of Charleston Shooting Victim's Funeral

Friday, June 26, 2015

The president, who led those mourners in a rendition of "Amazing Grace," said the alleged killer failed in his effort to "terrorize and oppress."

California Public Pensions May Be Forced To Divest Coal Company Assets

Thursday, June 25, 2015

California’s public pension plans would not be allowed to make new investments in coal companies under a bill in the California Legislature. They would also be required to liquidate any current investments.

Carson City Medical Marijuana Grow Site Approved

Thursday, June 25, 2015

(AP) - A medical marijuana cultivation facility is coming to Carson City.

San Joaquin County Community Losing Water Supply

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The community of Mountain House in San Joaquin County is losing its water supply. The state has ordered water districts to stop taking water from the Delta and state waterways, which would leave the community of 4,200 people dry. 

Congress Probing California Oil Spill That Blackened Beaches

Thursday, June 25, 2015

(AP) - A congressional committee has opened a probe into the oil spill that blackened beaches and created a 9-mile ocean slick last month.

California Vaccine Bill Passes Assembly

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A bill mandating vaccinations for nearly all California school children drew passionate debate on the state Assembly floor.

Watson Makes Bid For History At U.S. Open In Sacramento

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tom Watson drew roars from the crowds on day one of the U.S. Senior Open in Sacramento. By the time he was done, he had six birdies and a one-stroke lead. If he wins the event, he would be the oldest to do so on either the PGA or Champions tours.

Davis Police Warn Parents About Teens Abusing Cough Medicine

Thursday, June 25, 2015

(AP) - Davis Police are warning parents about an over-the-counter cold medicine that's been used recreationally by area teens.

Supreme Court Rules Obamacare Subsidies Are Legal

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Supreme Court Thursday handed the Obama administration a major victory on health care, ruling 6-3 that nationwide subsidies called for in the Affordable Care Act are legal.

Forecast: Continued Dry And 'Exceptionally Hot'

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The U.S. Drought Monitor shows no change in California or Nevada's drought from the previous week and above normal temperatures are expected the next two weeks.

Economic Officials Say Tesla Factory Will Open In A Year

Thursday, June 25, 2015

(AP) - Nevada economic officials say work on a massive Tesla battery factory east of Reno is going smoothly and should be operational within a year.

Theatre Review: Big River

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Sacramento Music Circus production of “Huckleberry Finn” presents an idyllic vision of rural life on the mighty Mississippi in the 1840s, but it doesn’t omit the reality of segregation and slavery.

Kings Take Cauley-Stein With 6th Overall Pick In Draft

Thursday, June 25, 2015

(AP) - The Sacramento Kings have drafted Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein with the sixth overall pick.

Triple Digit Temperatures Expected On First Day Of U.S. Senior Open

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Golfers and spectators at Thursday's U.S. Senior Open in Sacramento will be greeted with some high temperatures. The National Weather Service says temperatures in the Sacramento metro region are expected to reach 103 to 105 degrees.

Washington Fire Spreads Away From Markleeville

Thursday, June 25, 2015

UPDATE 6:40 P.M. - Firefighters continue to make progress on the Washington Fire. As of late Thursday afternoon, containment stood at 15 percent. Crews remain focused on keeping the fire away from the community of Markleeville.

Tiny Fish Curb San Joaquin County's Mosquito Population

Thursday, June 25, 2015

This is National Mosquito Awareness Week, and of special concern is the threat of West Nile Virus. One way to prevent mosquitoes is putting fish in the pond.

Covered California Welcomes ACA Ruling

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Covered California is welcoming the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding federal subsidies for the Affordable Care Act.

Superfans Outside And Inside The Ropes At U.S. Senior Open In Sacramento

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tens of thousands of fans lined the fairways of Del Paso Country Club today, watching the best senior golfers in the world play the first round of the U.S. Senior Open. There are fans outside the ropes - and inside them.

Rape On The Night Shift: Former Janitors Go Undercover To Clean Up Abuses

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

In response to reports of workplace sexual assault on janitors, a team of unconventional investigators is working to hold the janitorial industry accountable.

Rape On The Night Shift - Part 2: What’s the Government Doing to Prevent Janitors From Getting Raped?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Many janitors report that they were assaulted while cleaning hotels, shopping malls and even the San Francisco Ferry Building. These women have been largely invisible to the government agencies in charge of keeping workers safe on the job.

Settlement Reached For Mather Airport Expansion

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The City of Folsom and Sacramento County announced a settlement Wednesday over plans to expand Mather Airport.

Rape On The Night Shift - Part 1: Working Alone, At Night, Janitors Risk Sexual Violence

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Most janitors working at offices, airports and schools start their workday just when many of us are ending ours. Some are women, working alone at night, and that can put them in danger.

Wednesday Update: Washington Fire 'Tremendously Dry Fuels'

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

UPDATED 6:15 P.M. - Cal Fire crews have joined the battle against the Washington Fire in Alpine County. Dry lightning in forecast a worry as fire burns in heavy timber. The fire has grown to more than 17,000 acres, and more crews join the battle.

Sacramento Man Chasing His Dream At The U.S. Senior Open

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

UPDATE: An El Dorado Hills man is one of the 156 golfers to qualify for this week's U.S. Senior Open at Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento. He sold his business eight years ago in order to pursue his dream. So far, it has been a struggle.

California Reissues Classic Black License Plates

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

(AP) - California drivers are getting a taste of history as the state starts to reissue its black license plates, which were originally issued in the 1960s.

Nevada Governor Honors Efforts To Put Former Research Animals Up For Adoption

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

(AP) - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a proclamation honoring legislative efforts requiring laboratories to put dogs and cats up for adoption when they're done performing research on them.

Feds Give $150 Million To Help California With Drought

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A federal agency is helping California with $150 million to fund projects to improve water quality and reduce wildfire risk.

Sac Council To Vote On Plan To Build 1,400 Apartments And Hotel Rooms Downtown

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A plan to redevelop four blocks near the new Sacramento arena will go before the city council in two weeks. The Sacramento Commons project would bring more than 1,000 apartments and hotel rooms to the city.

Snapshot Of California's Undocumented Immigrants

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

It's difficult to tally a population that lives in the shadows, but new data estimates that 2.7 million immigrants are living illegally in California. That's more than any other state in the nation.

Brown Signs California Budget

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Governor Jerry Brown signed the California budget with no fanfare Thursday.

Ex-California Fire Chief Guilty In Girlfriend's Slaying

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

(AP) - A former California fire battalion chief has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the slaying of his girlfriend.

Hate Crime Stabbing Suspect Turns Himself In To Police

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Police say the man suspected of stabbing local musicians in Midtown this past week -- an assault the department is calling a hate crime -- has turned himself in.

Report: Sacramento Wages 10 Percent Higher Than Nation

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today said the average worker in the Sacramento area earns 10 percent above the U.S. average. BLS also says probation officers and correctional treatment specialists make more in Sacramento than other U.S. cities.

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