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State Government

California Rent Control Initiative Supporters, Opponents Sought Deal To Avoid Ballot Fight — But Failed

June 22, 2018 | Ben Adler

After negotiations failed to reach a deal to avoid a costly campaign this fall, Californians are set to vote on whether to repeal the state law that limits local rent control ordinances known as "Costa-Hawkins."

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Future Unclear For Northern California Asylum Seekers

June 22, 2018 | Steve Milne

The Trump administration's evolving immigration policy has many asylum seekers, who are already living in Northern California, worried, according to La Raza Centro Legal, a San Francisco-based non-profit group that helps Latino immigrants.

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Business Journal: Mutts & Mugs, Toys R Us, Scandinavian Designs, Fit Crawl

June 22, 2018 | Steve Milne

Beer-loving dog fans, rejoice. A new restaurant and taproom with an off-leash dog park is being planned in Sacramento. The Sacramento Business Journal's Sonya Sorich has the details. Also news about Scandinavian Designs coming to Elk Grove and more.

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State Government

'Take It Or Leave It' Deal Reached In California Legislature To Avoid Fight Over Internet Privacy

June 21, 2018 | Ben Adler

Proponents of an initiative headed for the November ballot that would give Californians new Internet privacy rights have reached a deal with state lawmakers.

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California Dream

California Dream: Exploring The Promise — And Unintended Consequences — of Rent Control

June 21, 2018 | Chris Nichols

As California rents have increased, so have calls to strengthen rent control laws across the state. Voters this fall will have the chance to weigh in on a potential first step.

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State Government

Is The Sun Finally Setting On Daylight Saving In California?

June 21, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

A bill that moves California toward eliminating daylight saving time is on its way to the governor’s desk. Experts say shifting the clock disrupts our sleep patterns and puts us at risk for accidents.

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California Utility Expects To Pay $2.5 Billion For Wildfires

June 21, 2018

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. also warned that its liability could be considerably higher after state fire officials determine the cause of 21 major fires that whipped through wine country last October.

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Audit Faults University Of California Sex Misconduct Process

June 21, 2018

In a review of how sexual harassment complaints were handled at campuses in Berkeley, Los Angeles and Davis, auditors found some people accused of misconduct continued to sexually harass others after they were disciplined ineffectively.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Slide Guitarist Roy Rogers Performs Live In Studio

June 21, 2018

World-renowned slide guitar player Roy Rogers performs live in studio before his performance at The Sofia on Friday night. He also previews his new StringShot trio project due out later this year.

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State Government

California Net Neutrality Measure 'Gutted' Yet Advanced In Hostile Takeover By Assembly Committee Chairman

June 20, 2018 | Ben Adler | Ben Bradford

A push for California to establish its own “net neutrality” doctrine, after the Trump administration rescinded federal rules, has technically advanced in the state Legislature. But the bill’s author says his proposal has been “eviscerated.”

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SMUD Teams Up With Uber To Expand Use Of Electric Vehicles

June 20, 2018 | Randol White

Using an electric vehicle to shuttle people around the Sacramento area could make being an Uber driver a lot more profitable as part of a new partnership with SMUD.

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