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    Firefighters Make Progress On Sand Fire; Hundreds Still Evacuated

    Sunday, July 27, 2014

    The Sand Fire is holding at 3,800 acres, with 50 percent containment. Fifty-one structures have burned, including 13 residences. The fire began Friday near Highway 49 and Sand Ridge Road at the Amador-El Dorado county line. UPDATE: 10:05 p.m.

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    Sand Fire Triples In Size, More Evacuations Ordered

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    The Sand Fire, near the Amador-El Dorado county line, more than tripled in size Saturday, and has now burned 4,000 acres. The fire has claimed 12 structures, and stands at 20 percent containment. UPDATE: 8:51 p.m.

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    Double Good News For City And Arena Project

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    UPDATE: A judge finalizes his decision favoring the City of Sacramento in an on-going court case. Also, the City's bond rating was bumped up by a ratings service.

City Of Sacramento Weighs In On Bay-Delta Conservation Plan
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

The City of Sacramento says it has significant concerns about the proposed twin-tunnel project.


$50,000 Reward Offered In Stockton Bank Heist
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

(AP) -- Authorities announced a reward of $50,000 for information that leads to the arrest of a fourth suspect in the deadly shootout in Stockton.


Appeals Court Upholds Proposed Bullet Train Route
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

(AP) -- A state appeals court sided with proponents of the proposed high-speed rail project Thursday.


Satellites Show Major Southwest Groundwater Loss
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

(AP) -- Scientists find huge loss of groundwater in the Colorado River Basin since 2004.


Crews Working To Repair Punctured Gas Pipe In North Oak Park
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

(AP) -- Authorities said a construction crew hit a gas line in North Oak Park early Friday.


Converted Military Planes Help Fight WIldfires In Western U.S.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Converted military aircraft are being used to help fight wildfires in California and other Western states.


Hoping To Save On IT Costs, California Joins The "Cloud"
Thu, Jul 24, 2014

The state of California is turning to the “cloud” for its computing and data storage needs. It launched a cloud computing system today for use by state and local government agencies.


Citrus Heights Plans To Sell City Hall
Thu, Jul 24, 2014

The City of Citrus Heights has a plan to sell its city hall and build a new one on Antelope Road. Some people who live in the city say the move is unnecessary. The plan goes before the city council tonight.


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What Makes This Fight In Gaza Different From The Others?

Anne Barnard from The New York Times talks with NPR's Eric Westervelt about the differences between the current explosion of violence in Gaza and previous ones.


On The Eve Of Ramadan's End, Fighting Resumes In Gaza

Israel and Hamas carried out a rhetorical battle Sunday over the fate of dueling offers to extend a ceasefire. In the end, the fighting resumed after Saturday's 12-hour truce. Israel vowed to continue its military campaign, targeting tunnels along the border. Wary Gazans prepared as best they could for the feast that marks the end of Ramadan.


Violence Spikes Anew In Iraq, As Islamic State Looks To Expand

Bloodshed is escalating in Baghdad as the militant group known as the Islamic State seeks to expand its territory in Iraq. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to reporter Alice Fordham in Erbil about life under the rule of the radical Islamic group.


With Judges Overriding Death Penalty Cases, Alabama Is An Outlier

A jury gave Courtney Lockhart life in prison in 2010, but a judge sentenced him to death instead. Lockhart has appealed to the state Supreme Court, hoping it will reconsider judicial override rules.


Vincenzo Nibali First Italian In 15 Years To Win Tour De France

The cyclist had dominated the Tour, wearing the yellow jersey through all but two stages of the grueling three-week competition.


U.S.: Satellite Images Show Russian Rockets Hitting Ukraine

The State Department says the photos show burn marks from the firing of multiple rocket launchers inside Russia and resulting craters on the other side of the border.


Judges Overturns D.C. Ban On Handguns In Public

A district court judge says the law that prohibited people from carrying handguns outside their homes violates the Second Amendment.


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