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State Government

Referendum Puts California's Attempt To End To Cash Bail On Hold Until 2020

January 16, 2019 | Ben Adler

The bail industry’s effort to force a referendum on the new California law that ends cash bail has qualified for the November 2020 ballot, freezing the law’s implementation until voters weigh in nearly two years from now.

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Elk Grove 'Ghost Mall' To Be Torn Down

January 16, 2019 | Steve Milne

After laying dormant and unfinished for a decade, the so-called "Ghost Mall" in Elk Grove off of Highway 99 will soon be torn down.

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State Government

About That Giant California Budget Surplus

January 16, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom's finance team put the surplus into three buckets: $3 billion for education and social services, $8.5 billion in one-time spending and $10 billion to build what Newsom is calling “budget resiliency.”

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Gunman Killed After 2 People Shot In Placer County

January 16, 2019

(AP) — A man was shot and killed by deputies on a highway off-ramp in Roseville after he shot two people in different Placer County locations, killing one, and injured a police dog during a gunbattle with officers, authorities said Wednesday.

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Environment

He’s ‘Famous’ For Measuring California’s Snow. Now, He’s Retiring After 30 Years — Sort Of.

January 16, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

The man who measures California’s snowpack is retiring. For 30 years, Frank Gehrke has shown up on TV, educating the public about California’s snowpack. But even though he’s calling it quits, he’s not letting go of his skis and snowshoes so easy.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Hi, Mom Releases 'Songs For Me' To Kick Off 2019

January 16, 2019

Sacramento indie power pop punk trio Hi, Mom shares new music from their debut album, “Songs for Me.”

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

California’s Favorite Snow Surveyor Retires

January 16, 2019

After three decades at the Department of Water Resources, Frank Gehrke is retiring from measuring California’s snowpack.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Atmospheric River Brings Rain And Risk To California

January 16, 2019

Officials weigh in on the atmospheric river bringing rain, wind and snow to California.

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Environment

One Of The World’s Largest Rivers Is Floating Above California. It’s Bringing Rain, Possible Flooding And A Blizzard Warning

January 15, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

The storm is the result of what's known as an atmospheric river, sometimes called a Pineapple Express, and is expected to drop three inches of rain at low elevations and up to five feet of snow in the Sierra.

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Yuba County Sheriff Deputies On Leave After Fatal Shooting

January 15, 2019 | Bob Moffitt

Two Yuba County Sheriff's deputies are on paid administrative leave after a man was shot and killed Monday afternoon. The department says it cannot say why the man was killed because only one of the deputies involved has been interviewed.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Jahi Kearse Steps Into Real-Life Roles At B Street And On Broadway

January 15, 2019

Sacramento-based actor Jahi Kearse starts off 2019 performing the roles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Berry Gordy.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Marking Climate Change, One Species At A Time

January 15, 2019

William Jessup University professor Dr. Michael McGrann will lead a dozen students on a research-oriented megatransect of the Pacific Crest Trail.

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