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Special Sessions Underway In Legislature

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The California Senate held two hearings today as part of special legislative sessions ordered by Governor Jerry Brown. The sessions will deal with infrastructure and health financing. But some lawmakers wonder what they will accomplish.

First Day On The Job For New Sacramento State President

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Robert S. Nelsen, Sacramento State's new president, started his first day on the job Wednesday.

All California Workers Now Eligible For Sick Pay

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Starting July 1, about 6.5 million Californians become eligible for paid sick leave.

Ex-State Senator Pleads Guilty To Racketeering In California

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

(AP) - A former California state senator who is accused of soliciting and accepting bribes from an alleged San Francisco Chinatown gang leader appears to have reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors.

AAA: 4.8 Million Californians Traveling This July 4th

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

The latest AAA holiday travel survey finds more than 4.8 million Californians are expected to get out of town over the Fourth of July weekend. That’s relatively flat from last year, up only by 0.5 percent.

PG&E Introduces Smart Rate Plan

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Summer heat puts an extra strain on everything, and the electric grid is no exception. To prevent heat-related equipment outages, Pacific Gas & Electric has introduced a program to reduce energy consumption on hot days.

L.A. Apparel Manufacturers Object To Trade Deal

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

The controversial Transpacific Partnership is a 12-nation deal that would create a free trade zone stretching from Japan to Chile. Because of the secretive nature of the negotiations, it's unclear how the deal will affect California businesses.

Dolores Huerta Honored In New Smithsonian Institution Exhibit

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

The Smithsonian Institution is honoring California labor activist Dolores Huerta with a special exhibit opening this week.

Cut Cables Disrupt Northern California Phones, TV Service

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

(AP) - Internet and phone services have been disrupted in some areas of Northern California after three major fiber optic cables were cut.

Sacramento Supports Owner After Food Truck Mascot Killed

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

A Sacramento food truck owner whose dog and business mascot was fatally shot when his house was burglarized is still looking for a suspect.

More Triple-Digit Temperatures Expected For Sacramento Valley

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Triple-digit heat continues Wednesday in the Sacramento region. State officials have called a Flex Alert for Sacramento and the Central Valley.

Fire Concerns With Fireworks Sales In Northern California

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

In the fourth year of drought in California, sales and use of "safe and sane" fireworks are restricted in some areas, allowed in others.

Levee Repair Work Resumes

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

After 11 weeks of delay, work has resumed on the final section of a Feather River levee repair project north of Yuba City. The project was delayed as state and federal agencies argued over Native American artifacts unearthed last year.

Californians Cut Water Use 29 Percent In May

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Statewide water conservation exceeded the mandatory goal in May and Sacramento reduced water use 40 percent.

Law Seeks To Fairly Represent Transgendered In Death

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

A new California law allows the death certificates of transgender people to reflect the gender they identified with, rather than their biological sex.

Ride-Share Drivers Face New Insurance Requirements

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

A new California law taking effect this month requires ride-share drivers to carry additional auto insurance policies.

Vaccine Bill Referendum Filed

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

California’s vaccine debate may not be over yet. One day after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the end of the personal belief exemption into law, a leading opponent has filed a referendum on the measure with the Attorney General’s office.

Smart Phones Must Now Have Kill Switch

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

A new law requires smartphones sold in California to come with added protections.

Most Big Sacramento Companies Hiring In Q3

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

A new survey of the Sacramento region's biggest 100 companies finds most of them will be hiring workers over the summer.

Stockton Police Reassess Policies After K9 Dies In Hot Patrol Car

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Stockton Police are reexamining their policies for police dogs left in squad cars following the death of a K-9 on Tuesday.

Blood Lollipops And Cool Showers Help Zoo Animals Cope In Heatwave

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

When the weather gets hot like today, the Sacramento Zoo helps some of its animals cool down by spraying them with water. The carnivores get blood lollipops or ice with animal blood in it. Other animals have access to air conditioned areas.

California Governor Signs Strict School Vaccine Legislation

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

UPDATE: Most California kids will have to be vaccinated if they want to attend school in the state. Governor Jerry Brown has signed the mandatory vaccine bill into law.

California Lawmakers To Hold Hearing On Pot Farm Water Use

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

(AP) - A state legislative committee will look at the impact of the drought and water use by illegal marijuana cultivators on North Coast fisheries at a hearing in Sacramento.

California Could Legalize Farmers Market Beer Tasting

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

(AP) - Californians could enjoy beer alongside produce and wine at farmers markets under legislation headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.

Supreme Court Upholds Use of Lethal Injection

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Executions could resume in California as a result of a Supreme Court decision handed down yesterday. In a 5-4 ruling, the nation's highest court upheld the state of Oklahoma’s right to use a controversial lethal injection drug to kill people.

California Bill Seeks To Make Cheerleaders Team Employees

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

(AP) - California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill making it clear that professional cheerleaders are sports team employees.

California Lawmakers Applaud Decision In Redistricting Case

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

(AP) - Members of California's congressional delegation are applauding the Supreme Court's decision upholding the use of independent commissions to configure electoral districts.

University Of California Sued Over Sex Assault Claims

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

(AP) - Three current and former University of California, Berkeley students have filed a lawsuit accusing school administrators of not doing enough to investigate their sexual assault claims and issue punishment.

'Value' And 'Cost' Of Parking Spaces And Entitlements From City To Kings Argued In Court

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Sacramento Kings majority owner and the city's mayor were in court Tuesday as a lawsuit continues that alleges the city gave the team valuable assets but withheld the value from the public.

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

UPDATE: The City of Sacramento announced Wednesday that it will delay the deletion of transitory email until July 8. The group Eye On Sacramento had previously requested that the city review its policy on deleting 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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