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Vallejo Kidnapping Suspect Pleads Guilty

September 29, 2016 | Julia Mitric

A former Marine from Orangevale has pleaded guilty in a bizarre Vallejo kidnapping in which the victims at first were accused by police of concocting the abduction.

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Environment

California May Ban Pesticides Near Schools

September 29, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California regulators are proposing new rules designed to protect schoolchildren from pesticides that blow in from nearby farms.

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Food and Sustainability

UC Davis 'Tomato Lab' Transforms Local Bounty Into DIY Skills

September 29, 2016 | Julia Mitric

At a UC Davis food lab home cooks learn "Do-It-Yourself" preservation skills using the bounty of local tomatoes.

Sacramento Area Home Prices Continue To Outpace Wages

September 29, 2016 | Steve Milne

This won't be news to people struggling to buy a home. But new data show housing affordability in the four-county Sacramento area is getting worse.

Man In California Kidnapping Case To Change Plea

September 28, 2016

(AP) - A federal official says a disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney is set to plead guilty in a kidnapping case in California that police initially dismissed as a hoax.

State Government

76 More Bills Cross Jerry Brown's Desk: Ride-Sharing, Sexual Assault, Beer & Barbershops

September 28, 2016

Governor Jerry Brown is giving his pen a workout today, signing or vetoing 76 bills.

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Bear Warning For Parts of Reno, Carson City

September 28, 2016 | Steve Milne

Bears are expected to show up in some west side neighborhoods of Reno and Carson City in the next few weeks as they look for more food to eat before heading into hibernation.

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