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A ‘Triangle of Life’: How Anna Allen Survived Five Days Buried In An Avalanche And Got Back On The Slopes

February 22, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Hear the full story from a survivor of the 1982 Alpine Meadows avalanche that killed seven people.

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California Senate Debates Disciplinary Action Against Sen. Tony Mendoza

February 22, 2018 | Chris Remington

CALmatters reporter Laurel Rosenhall reports live from the California Senate floor as lawmakers discuss disciplinary options for Sen. Tony Mendoza.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

UC Merced Professor Mark Aldenderfer On How Climate Change Affects High-Altitude Societies

February 22, 2018 | Cody Drabble

UC Merced Professor Mark Aldenderfer shares his latest research on climate change and its impacts on high-altitude societies in the Himalayas.

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State Government

California Sen. Tony Mendoza Apologizes, Asks To Keep His Job After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

February 21, 2018 | Chris Nichols

The full California Senate is expected to debate on Thursday whether to censure Sen. Tony Mendoza over alleged sexual misconduct. Options include a suspension, with or without pay, or expulsion.

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Health Care

Kids And Pot: How One Emergency Room Is Responding

February 21, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Pediatric marijuana cases can be hard to diagnose in the emergency room, but physicians say they're seeing more of them.

Heavenly Mountain Resort

Low Snow Year Prompts Proposed Terrain Changes At Heavenly

February 21, 2018 | Steve Milne

A South Lake Tahoe resort's plan for adapting to climate change includes altering some of its ski runs. Heavenly Mountain Resort wants to take out boulders and trees that make skiing more difficult during low-snow seasons.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Report Details Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Against Sen. Tony Mendoza

February 21, 2018 | Chris Remington

A full report has finally been released detailing allegations of sexual misconduct and sexual advances by California state Sen. Tony Mendoza. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler explains what's in the report and the next steps are for the Legislature.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Empire Arts Staging Buffy The Vampire Slayer Musical 'Once More With Feeling'

February 21, 2018 | Jen Picard

Empire Arts Collective is staging “Once More With Feeling” this weekend and next at the Geery Theater in Sacramento.

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California Attorney General Backs Changing Money Bail System

February 20, 2018

(AP) - California's attorney general says judges must consider suspects' ability to pay when they set bail.

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State Government

Report: California Senator Tony Mendoza ‘More Likely Than Not’ Made Sexual Advances Toward Six Women

February 20, 2018 | Ben Adler

A summary of the Senate’s outside investigation comes after the chamber’s Rules Committee met in closed session to discuss Mendoza’s fate for the second weekday in a row.

California Department of Motor Vehicles

Bill Would Let Californians Choose Driver's License Pictures

February 20, 2018 | Steve Milne

Don't like your driver's license photo? You may soon have a say on what ends up on your ID. Drivers would be able to choose their picture under a bill introduced in the California Senate. Fees on the extra pics would pay for driver's ed classes.

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Sacramento Trying Not To Leave Low-Income Drivers Behind In Push For 70,000 More Electric Vehicles

February 20, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

The strategy calls for around 75,000 new zero-emission vehicles and 2,200 chargers across the city in the next seven years. That’s huge growth from the 3,200 ZEV’s and around 500 chargers in the city today.

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California Delays Decision On Permanent Restrictions For Water Wasters

February 20, 2018

(AP) — Members of the state Water Resources Control Board delayed action on a proposal to bring back what had been temporary water bans from California's 2013-2017 drought and make them permanent.

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Stockton Police Begin Using SPOT, A New Tool To Fight Crime

February 20, 2018 | Rich Ibarra

Stockton Police have a new tool to fight crime. It’s name is SPOT, otherwise known as the Stockton Police Observation Truck.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sacramento's Electric Vehicle Strategy Aims To Attract Low-Income Drivers

February 20, 2018 | Cody Drabble

Capital Public Radio's environment reporter Ezra David Romero has been examining the city of Sacramento's electric vehicle strategy. He explains how the city aims to expand the availability of charging stations for low-income drivers.

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Freeze Warning Through Wednesday Morning

February 19, 2018 | Steve Milne

A frigid air-mass from Canada is now over Northern California bringing snow to the Sierra and freezing temperatures to the Sacramento Valley. Meteorologists say this is not typical winter weather for the region.

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