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    Capitol Roundup: Wright Resigns, Brown To Sign Groundwater Bills

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    Democrat Rod Wright is resigning from the California state Senate after a judge sentenced him to 90 months in jail for lying about where he lived. Meanwhile, Gov. Jerry Brown is set to sign what he calls "historic" groundwater legislation Tuesday.

Stockton Police Continue Search For Bank Robbery Suspect
Mon, Sep 15, 2014

Stockton Police are looking to question a man who might have dropped off the gunmen in the Bank of the West robbery and shootout in July.


Madera County Wildfire Now 35 Percent Contained
Sun, Sep 14, 2014

Crews gained ground on the Courtney Fire in Madera County, which is now 35 percent contained.


King Fire In El Dorado County Grows Quickly; Additional Evacuations Ordered
Sun, Sep 14, 2014

A fast-moving fire that started late Sunday morning in a rugged area in El Dorado County is forcing road closures and evacuations. UPDATE: 9:20PM: Fire grows to 2,500 acres; 10 percent contained. Additional evacuations ordered.


Crews Make Progress On Dog Bar Fire; Evacuations Lifted
Sun, Sep 14, 2014

Crews made good progress battling the Dog Bar Fire in Nevada County overnight. Officials say all evacuations have been lifted, as the threat to homes and structures has lessened considerably. UPDATED: Dog Bar Fire is now 75 contained.


Evacuations Lifted For Dog Bar Fire; Containment At 30 Percent
Sat, Sep 13, 2014

UPDATE - 11:30PM: All evacuations have been lifted in the area of the Dog Bar Fire, which has been revised to 155 acres, and is 30 percent contained. Six structures have been lost.


City Reports Sacramento Greatly Reduces Water Usage
Fri, Sep 12, 2014

The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities reports Friday that city water customers saved more than one-billion gallons of water last month.


Truancy Rising In California; Worst Among Low-Income Students, Minorities
Fri, Sep 12, 2014

Of the roughly 40,000 California elementary school students estimated to be chronically truant, a new report says nearly 90 percent of them are low-income.


Heartland Rolls Into Downtown Sacramento (Slideshow)
Fri, Sep 12, 2014

Farm life meets downtown Sacramento.


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Boeing And SpaceX Win $6.8 Billion In NASA Contracts

By 2017, the two American companies are expected to take over a job that NASA has relied upon Russia to perform: shuttling astronauts to the International Space Station.


Dr. Kent Brantly: Ebola Survivor Gives Testimony On The Hill

The doctor spoke of "the horror that this disease visits upon its victims" and told a joint Senate committee hearing that he favors U.S. military intervention to fight it.


More Birthdays For Kids Under 5 Around The World

The number of deaths of children under 5 has dropped by 49 percent since 1990. There are many reasons why, from better vaccines and health workers to "kangaroo mother care."


Edible Packaging? Retailers Not Quite Ready To Ditch The Wrapper

To reduce waste, some enterprising companies are trying to roll out products that make the package part of the snack — edible packaging. But selling it to the retail market is trickier than it seems.


Thanks To Nutella, The World Needs More Hazelnuts

Nutella, launched 50 years ago, has turned into a global phenomenon, boosting demand for hazelnuts. Now producers are looking beyond Turkey's north coast, where most of these nuts are grown.


When Patients Set Science's Research Agenda, Who Loses?

Tired of waiting for a cure for breast cancer, a coalition of activists now leans hard on Congress to steer money to particular research projects. Critics say that approach may miss promising leads.


Obama Gives New Details On America's Effort To Fight Ebola

The president announced a "major increase" in the U.S. response to the outbreak, including a new military command center in Liberia, and sending medical professionals from the U.S. to field hospitals.


Americans' Waistlines Are Expanding, And That's Not Good Fat

Are you more an apple or a pear? If it's the former, you've got company. Americans' waistlines are growing, even though obesity rates have plateaued. And more belly fat increases health risks.


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