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Prof Killed At USC Campus; Student Arrested

December 2, 2016

(AP) - A Los Angeles police spokeswoman says a man killed on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles was a professor and that the suspect arrested in his death is a student.

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California Rolls Out New Plan To Reduce Carbon Emissions

December 2, 2016 | Randol White

The State of California is out with a new plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions an additional 40 percent beyond 2020 goals. The draft proposal was released Friday and calls for the most-ambitious reduction in North America.

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Undocumented Immigration In California

Immigrant Advocates Brace For Trump Administration, Others Call For Patience

December 2, 2016 | Randol White

Civil-rights advocates in California are preparing for likely conflicts with immigration policies expected under the incoming Trump Administration.

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Scientists Seek Crowd-Sourced Data To Map Land Damaged By Wild Pigs

December 2, 2016 | Julia Mitric

Wild pigs cause serious damage to grazing lands and watersheds. UC Cooperative Extension scientists have developed a GIS-based tracking app to assess wild pig damage in order to figure out how to mitigate the creatures' impacts.

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Don't Forget CIM Road Closures On Sunday

December 2, 2016 | Steve Milne

If you wind up leaving the house early Sunday morning to make a doughnut run or for some other errand, don't forget about the rolling street closures that'll be in effect from Folsom to Downtown Sacramento for the California International Marathon.

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Business Journal: Lucid, Gallina, SeatNinja, CIM

December 2, 2016

The effort to lure a Menlo Park-based car maker to the Sacramento region for a new manufacturing plant has failed and it's still unclear why. Sonya Sorich from the Sacramento Business Journal has details on Lucid Motors' decision to build in Arizona.

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Underdog Amador Buffaloes Making The Most Of Their Opportunity

December 2, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

This Saturday, Amador High School travels to San Francisco in an attempt to continue a season that includes a first-ever section title and a real lift for a community. The winner of the game goes on to play in the Northern California championship.

Andrew Harnik / AP

State Government

Rep Xavier Becerra Nominated For California Attorney General

December 1, 2016 | Ben Bradford

A simple announcement from California Governor Jerry Brown has unleashed political pandemonium. Brown nominated Los Angeles Congressman Xavier Becerra as the state’s next Attorney General Thursday.

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Call For Witnesses In Death Of Infant From Five Years Ago Renewed

December 1, 2016 | Rich Ibarra

Detectives believe somebody saw something and are hoping it will lead them to solve the cold case.The Infant was found in the garbage five years ago.

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More Sacramento Homeowners Now Making Lower Mortgage Payments

December 1, 2016 | Steve Milne

Anticipation of rising mortgage rates prompted a lot of Sacramento area homeowners to refinance between July and September. Refinance loans increased by 54 percent from a year ago. The national average was only 16 percent.

Evan Vucci / AP

Trump Treasury Nominee's Stint At California Bank Draws Scrutiny

December 1, 2016

Consumer groups in California are ringing the alarm bells about Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury Secretary.

Jazz Singer James Tormé: Giant Shoes Comfortably Filled

December 1, 2016 | Paul Conley

Making a career as a jazz singer is tough, but when you're the son of one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time, the challenge comes with unfair but inevitable comparisons. Thankfully James Tormé inherited what he calls his dad's "circuitry."

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Bureau Chief Explains Stakes For Democratic Supermajority

December 1, 2016

The Legislative Analyst’s Office has released its outlook for California’s budget next year. Capital Public Radio’s Ben Adler joins us to discuss the financial expectations and the Democrats' supermajority in the Legislature.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

John Freeman Shares Second Issue Of His Literary Journal

December 1, 2016

Author and Editor John Freeman releases the second installment of his literary journal titled "Freemans: Family." He joins us by phone to talk about the details of the book while Naomi Williams and Garnette Cadogan read excerpts in studio.

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