Insight: Capitol Watch / News Network: Fire Update / Ikebana International / "Stolen Moments"
Capitol Watch It's a big week for California lawmakers. As Congress gears up for a vote on whether to use military intervention in Syria, the end of session is fast approaching for the state legislature. We'll check in with Political Reporter Matt Laslo in Washington D.C. to hear how the California Delegation is expected to vote. And State Government Reporter Katie Orr tells us the latest on California's prison problem and what's expected from lawmakers by midnight Thursday.
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News Network: Fire Update As firefighters gain control of California’s third largest fire in recorded history, a new blaze is raging in the hills of the Bay Area. The Morgan Fire outside Mt. Diablo State Park in Contra Costa County threatens more than 75 homes and has forced dozens of residents to evacuate. In this week's News Network we're speaking with a reporter from the Contra Costa Times about the fire that broke out Sunday and has burnt more than 800 acres near a residential area. Well also revisit the Rim Fire and the American Fire with reporters Tim Daly (News 10) and Gus Thomson (Auburn Journal) to find out how much damage the blazes inflicted on the region.
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Ikebana International The art of Japanese flower arranging is a decades-old tradition that takes decades to master, if ever. Ikebana, as the art is known, is practiced not just in Japan, but by people all over the world, including Northern California. The Sacramento Ikebana International Chapter is holding flower arranging demonstrations Monday, September 16. The chapter president of Sacramento Ikebana stopped by the Insight studio with some flowers and explained what the art is all about.
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"Stolen Moments" Wednesday marks the opening of the Sacramento Film and Music Festival, and the local film "Stolen Moments" has been chosen to kick off the festivities. The no-budget feature film, a love story and a message about the difficulty of recognizing happiness, was shot in Sacramento and features locally-produced music. Director Elisabeth Nunziato and editor Jason Kuykendall join us in studio to talk about the film, the challenging multi-year road to production and the honor of opening the festival.
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