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Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Permalink

Insight: News Network / "Mercy Killers" / Governor's Mansion Renovation / Carpentry for Women

News Network It's Election Day and our News Network reporters will check in from Stockton and Vallejo, where city-wide elections on tax measures and council members could have a big impact on how those cities move forward from bankruptcy (Vallejo filed in 2008 and Stockton in 2012). In Stockton, Capital Public Radio's Rich Ibarra reports on turn-out for Measures A and B. And in Vallejo, Jessica York, a reporter for the Times-Herald, talks about the city council race.
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"Mercy Killers" A new one-man play takes a harsh look at America's healthcare system. When Joe, a right-wing, blue collar American, finds out his uninsured wife is diagnosed with cancer he's forced to confront his ideals about American individualism as he struggles with the country's dysfunctional healthcare industry. Michael Milligan stars in the play and will be performing a handful of shows in the Sacramento area this week. He joins us ahead of his first show in Nevada City Tuesday night.
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Governor's Mansion Renovation A piece of Sacramento history that dates back nearly 140 years has been given new life after years of decay. The California Governor's Mansion at 16th and H Street has been vacant of governors since Ronald Reagan and his wife moved out in 1967, and the building had fallen into varying stages of disrepair over the years. Visitors could tour the house, but they were limited to the first two floors. This week, the California State Historic Governor’s Mansion Foundation is celebrating its completion of a third floor restoration project and the installation of a state-of-the-art outdoor lighting system.  Governor Jerry Brown, who lived briefly in the mansion as the son of a governor, is joining the foundation Monday night to celebrate the renovations and a new environmentally-friendly irrigation system for the Mansion gardens. Joining us to explain the difficulty of securing money for the renovations, and the importance of preserving the landmark building is Chairman of the California State Historic Governor's Mansion Foundation G. Albert Howenstein Jr., who is also a docent at the mansion.
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Carpentry for Women Camille LeVassuer has several workshops going teaching women and men the skills and knowledge of carpentry. We'll speak about Camille's history of her own carpentry past and why we have a new generation of people eager to learn this invaluable skill. Send LeVassuer an e-mail for workshop scheduling information: camille_l@sbcglobal.net.
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