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Gov. Jerry Brown Grants Pardons To Three Facing Deportation

August 17, 2018

(AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday he pardoned three former prisoners facing the threat of deportation to Cambodia, including one who became a youth pastor after serving six years in the 1990s for murdering a rival gang member.

Sacramento Police Department

Sacramento Police Release Video Of Officer Who Hit 16-Year-Old With His Vehicle

August 17, 2018 | Nick Miller | Ezra David Romero

The department says officers were pursuing the teenager after they fled. Activists and the teen’s family want the name of the officer driving car made public.

Business

Business Journal: New Hotels For Rancho Cordova, Centene Hub Moves Forward, Broderick Roadhouse Replaces The Patriot

August 17, 2018 | Steve Milne

In a sign that business travel and tourism is picking up in Rancho Cordova, two new hotel projects are underway in the city. Sonya Sorich from the Sacramento Business Journal has the story — and more business news.

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Arts and Lifestyle

Muralists Give Sacramento A Paint Job During Wide Open Walls Art Festival

August 16, 2018

The mural festival is happening now throughout the city. Organizers have brought together dozens of artists from around the world to create artworks — including renowned artist Shepard Fairey.

Joy Strotz / Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Arts and Lifestyle

Tahoe Shakespeare's 'Beehive' Long On Music, Short On Story

August 16, 2018 | Jeff Hudson

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is staging “Beehive,” a retro musical that has nothing to do with The Bard. Critic Jeff Hudson says the music’s appealing, but there isn’t much of a plot.

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State Government

Breakthrough In Effort To End Cash Bail In California

August 16, 2018 | Ben Adler

The proposal would instead require courts to base pretrial release decisions on inmates’ risks to the public and their flight risks.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Element Brass Band Brings The Battle Back To Sac

August 16, 2018

Element Brass Band hosts Second Annual Battle of the Brass Bands this weekend at Harlow’s.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Chris Thile Talks About 'Live From Here' With Donna Apidone

August 16, 2018

CapRadio Morning Edition host Donna Apidone chatted with Live From Here host Chris Thile about evolving the show and taking it to Telluride for a very special performance. He's coming to the Mondavi Center on Aug. 21 with The Punch Brothers.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: Time’s Running Out For These State Bills

August 16, 2018

The California state legislative session only has three weeks left, but lawmakers have yet to decide the fate of several important bills.

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Drought, Wildfires Stir Up Valley Fever Fungus, Prompting Travel Alert For California Cities

August 16, 2018

There is a Valley Fever travel alert until the end of August for a number of California cities, including Sacramento, Modesto and Redding.

courtesy Tiffany Austin

Jazz

Jazz, Law And Vocalist Tiffany Austin

August 16, 2018

Before Bay Area vocalist Tiffany Austin got serious about a career in music, she had a run in with the law... law school, that is.

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GOP Governor Candidate John Cox Shares Story Comparing Long California DMV Waits To Holocaust

August 15, 2018 | Nick Miller | Andrew Nixon | Ben Adler

The Republican gubernatorial candidate and businessman relayed the story of a Holocaust survivor during a California DMV visit on Wednesday. A campaign spokesperson says Cox “misspoke.”

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Sacramento Deputies Fired ‘Excessive’ Rounds During Fatal Shooting Of Mikel McIntyre In May 2017, Inspector General Says

August 15, 2018 | Nick Miller | Bob Moffitt

The new report also states that deputies put the general public “at risk” when they shot at McIntyre 18 times near Highway 50, and when they fired additional rounds in a Rancho Cordova parking lot.

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