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Business

Business Journal: Kmart, Big Lots, El Dorado County Courthouse, Sauced BBQ & Spirits

January 6, 2017

Business Journal's Sonya Sorich talks about the current retail climate in the area following plans to convert a former Kmart into a Big Lots store with an indoor trampoline park.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Palms Playhouse In Winters Reopens With New Owners

January 4, 2017

Long-time music venue Palms Playhouse was closed for most of 2016 after the previous owner retired. We meet the new owners and hear their plans for the future.

Environment

Volkswagen To Pay California $66 Million More For Emissions Cheating

December 20, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Volkswagen will pay California an additional $66 million to settle another lawsuit about cars it designed to flout emissions standards.

Eric Risberg / AP

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Investigative Reporter Will Evans Digs Into Uber’s Lack Of Data Security

December 16, 2016

Will Evans with the Center for Investigative Reporting released a new article describing Uber's policy on protecting customer data. He joins Insight to talk about the company's "growth at all costs" approach.

San Joaquin Co. Office of Emergency Services (OES) / Submitted

Environment

Study: California Should Leave National Flood Insurance Program

December 13, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new analysis by UC Davis scientists shows California would be better off running its own flood insurance program, rather than participating in the National Flood Insurance Program.

State Government

Capitol Roundup: Early Spending Proposals From Senate, Assembly Dems

December 6, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California Senate Democrats want to tackle unfinished business from last legislative session – including fixing the state’s aging infrastructure and boosting affordable housing. Meanwhile, Assembly Democrats are setting their budget priorities.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Reporter Tells Stories Of California Retirees Struggling With Pension

November 29, 2016

In our ongoing series on California’s Pension Crisis, we hear the stories of some retirees who argue the benefits aren’t excessive. Reporter Sam Harnett guides us through the tales of three California retirees.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Bay Area Company Aims To Reduce Food Waste - One Fruit At A Time

November 1, 2016

In the United States, 30-40 percent of our available food ends up in the trashcan. CropMobster, a Bay Area start-up, is taking the issue of food waste head-on with an innovative model. CEO and cofounder Nick Papadopoulos talks about the company.

City Of Sacramento / Website

Insight With Beth Ruyak

John Shirey Touts Community Center Theater Renovation Plans

October 19, 2016

Sacramento City Manager John Shirey is touting a proposal to renovate the Community Center Theatre and the Memorial Auditorium that was approved by the city council this week.

Eric Risberg / AP

California Counts

Proposition 53 Aims To Give Voters Say On Big Projects

October 14, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Supporters of Proposition 53 say California taxpayers have a right to weigh in on large public works projects. Opponents say the measure is a move to stop the state’s largest water project from moving forward —and has huge unintended consequences.

Environment

Strange Bedfellows Form Coalition To Increase Water Supply

October 13, 2016 | Amy Quinton

An odd assortment of corporations, nonprofits, environmental and agricultural groups have joined forces to help increase California’s water supply.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Making The Case For And Against Renovating The Community Theatre, Convention Center

October 12, 2016

There are competing visions for the re-development of two Sacramento landmarks, the Convention Center and Community Theatre. Mike Testa with Visit Sacramento debates Barry Broome of the Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council over the project plans.

Jae C. Hong / AP

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Weed Fights For Its Water Rights

October 5, 2016

A small Northern California town could see its water source cut completely as a battle with a timber company continues to grow.

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