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People in the Sacramento-area exceeded the mandated water conservation goal last month.
(AP) - A California lawmaker who wants to allow terminally ill patients to take life-ending drugs is postponing a vote on the contentious legislation as support lags.
Sacramento-area homicide detectives are investigating the deaths of three men found shot to death in cars overnight.
It will be easier for mobile food trucks to operate in the city of Sacramento by the end of next month. Tuesday night, the Sacramento City Council voted to lift a 30-minute parking restriction that made it tough for the trucks to do business.
UPDATE: It's legal to be naked in some areas of downtown Sacramento, but probably not for long. The city council's Law and Legislation Committee has approved a police request to change the ordinance.
Professional cyclists say the Amgen Tour of California is second only to the Tour de France when it comes to fan support.
Population and housing construction increased in almost every part of the state last year, including Sacramento and the Inland Empire.
The American Lung Association's annual air quality report said many California cities have some of the worst air pollution in the country.
Some areas in the Sacramento region will have to reduce water use by 36 percent under proposed emergency drought rules from state water regulators. How urban suppliers will reach that goal varies. Enforcement is likely to increase everywhere.
Sacramento International Airport has hit a milestone for passenger traffic in the past year.
A report from UC Davis said two of the most dangerous traffic spots for wildlife are in Northern California, including Sacramento.
Nearly 3,800 people who live close to a proposed street car line in downtown Sacramento will have the chance to vote on a special district that would collect property taxes for the $150 million project.
A man charged in the killings of two northern California sheriff's deputies appeared in court Wednesday.
Security forces on Friday killed two al-Qaida-linked brothers who went on a murderous rampage at a satirical newspaper in Paris and an accomplice who seized hostages at a kosher supermarket. In Sacramento, people rallied in support of the victims.
The City of Sacramento is moving closer to meeting a mandate for water meters at the city's 136,000 residences.
Rain in the valley and snow in the Sierra are in the forecast -- just in time for Halloween.
The Sacramento Region may get millions of dollars for water projects to help during the drought.
As a change of pace this summer, Sacramento’s B Street Theatre is staging a pastoral fable called “Provenance” – a gently mysterious tale in which characters find ways to overcome their personal troubles and move forward with their lives.
Before you take home fireworks to the family with the expectation of a Fourth of July fireworks spectacular on your front lawn, make sure fireworks are legal where you live.
A new hiring trends survey released Monday indicated that fewer hiring in the next few months compared to last year. But, companies also say they are not planning on seasonal layoffs.
The State of California and City of Sacramento have settled a lawsuit filed by the City.
The U.S.A. Track and Field Championships kicked off in Sacramento today with the shot put at the State Capitol.
New paint for existing homes, a new home on a formerly-vacant lot, and business facade improvements are some of the projects that will be undertaken by community groups thanks to a donation from Wells Fargo.
The Wind Youth Services' drop-in center for homeless youth recently shut down. But the group is hoping to re-open at another location soon.
Federal, state and local agencies must come to terms first before identifying which part of the Natomas Basin will be repaired first.
If you thought it was hot yesterday, just wait. Today, record high temperatures are possible in parts of Northern California.
Triple-digit temperatures are on the horizon for the Sacramento Valley.
Taxi drivers will soon have to follow controversial new rules in Sacramento.
Barricades will be set up and traffic lanes shifted to prepare for several weeks of road construction.
Officials are reminding the public to practice water safety while swimming in waterways and pools.
The revamped Sacramento Music Festival will bring musical acts from different genres to Old Town and other downtown venues starting Friday.
The Sacramento City Council is finalizing plans Tuesday night to build a sports and entertainment complex downtown.
The Mack Road area of south Sacramento was besieged by shootings and violence in March. A business group on Mack Road in Sacramento is working to strengthen the business community and the area's neighborhoods.
(AP) -- Sacramento fast food workers held a strike Thursday as part of a national push for higher wages and greater protections for people interested in forming a union.
It's expected to be unseasonably hot in the Sacramento region Thursday.
Rotating fire station closures known as "brownouts" in the City of Sacramento have come to an end.
Racing's stars -and its winners- are often shielded behind a wedge or a wall of teammates, waiting for the opportunity to strike in the part of the race that favors them most.
Temperatures are expected to soar close to 100 degrees today and tomorrow, which is unseasonably warm.
Homicide investigators are at the scene of a deadly shooting in South Sacramento early Wednesday.
There's an outbreak of whooping cough in Sacramento County and health experts are recommending that people get vaccinated.
Stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California attracted thousands from near and far to Sacramento.
Thousands of people attended the beginning of the Amgen Tour of California men's and women's bicycle races Sunday at the state capitol in Sacramento. Part of the appeal of the sport is the access fans have to the athletes.
UPDATED: Capital Public Radio provides live updates from the start of the Amgen Tour of California and throughout the race route.
While the men will garner most of the attention for what they do in the Amgen Tour of California bicycle race, women racers are making a splash of their own.
The Amgen Tour of California bicycle race starts Sunday, but the teams and some fans have already arrived. And the event is shaping up to be full of festivities and preparation.
On Sunday morning, traffic through the city of Sacramento could be heavier than normal.
Sacramento city officials are urging motorists to plan ahead this weekend with downtown road closures and parking restrictions slated to begin Friday for the first stage of the Amgen Tour of California.
The storm that moved through Northern California over the past 24 hours brought a small amount of rain to the drought-ravaged region.
Sacramento is one of 150 communities nationwide participating Tuesday in what's being called the "Big Day of Giving."
A proposition on June’s ballot could get homeless veterans off California streets.
The first eastbound phase of the Fix 50 project in Sacramento is finished. That included resurfacing and repairing the three inside eastbound lanes.
A group of Sacramento slam poets and hip-hop artists put together pop-up poetry performances at locations around the city.
Kate Asche's narration of her original poem "Yolo Causeway" is brought to life by Capital Public Radio's multimedia producer Andrew Nixon.
The Sacramento Valley will be warming up this week with the hottest days expected on Wednesday and Thursday.
UPDATE (AP) Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.
Monday evening, construction crews will begin nighttime-only work on the westbound side of U.S. 50 through Sacramento.
UPDATED: The City of Sacramento says it has a budget surplus for this year and next, but that deficits looms in the city's future after that.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is taking a lead role in the NBA's handling of a scandal involving L.A. Clippers' owner Donald Sterling.
Firefighters battled a 3-alarm blaze in downtown Sacramento Friday, according to multiple media reports.
What's likely to be the last cold storm of the season is moving through the Sierra and the Valley and forecasters say travelers should be prepared.
The big "Fix 50" project beganTuesday morning in Sacramento and that means lane closures and likely congestion. Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt was out covering the impact on the morning commute.
During the Fix50 highway construction project, the City of Sacramento will be trying to minimize congestion throughout the city. The City says fewer drivers on the road is the most important thing that can be done to reduce traffic on city streets.
The Sacramento City Council has voted to investigate the possibility of building a new theater to replace the 40-year old Community Center Theater.
(AP) -- A Sacramento-bound Southwest Airlines flight was diverted to Omaha, Neb. after witnesses said a passenger tried to open a door midflight.
Sacramento's Planning and Design commission have approved plans for the King's downtown arena.
A Sacramento-area FEMA team has been called to Washington to help with search and rescue efforts that have been ongoing since a mudslide destroyed a small town a week-and-a-half ago.
A search and rescue team from Sacramento has been working at the site of a deadly mud slide in Washington state for more than a week. Capital Public Radio talked with one of the members of the crew.
Forecasters are predicting that the rain falling in drought-stricken Northern California may be the beginning of the longest stretch of wet weather yet this year.
Get ready for some wet weather -- and maybe even a few thunderstorms -- over the next couple of days in drought- ridden Northern California.
UPDATE 6:54 A.M. March 27, 2014: Three Sacramento neighborhoods are in line for new street lights. But, the new lights won't be much more efficient than the old ones. Two departments within the City appear to have their wires crossed.
A judge has given Sacramento possession of a former Macy's department store downtown, the last parcel of land needed for the development of a new sports arena.
(AP) -- Saying taxi drivers are ambassadors for the city, Sacramento officials are proposing sweeping new rules to force cabbies to clean up their act.
The City of Sacramento has voted to move forward with a pilot project to convert some parking spaces into gathering places called "parklets."
UPDATE -- A judge delayed his final ruling into the eminent domain case that would allow the city of Sacramento to go ahead with its plans for a downtown arena early Wednesday.
Two men are facing life in prison without parole after a Sacramento County jury convicted them of first-degree murder in the killings of a man and his 7-month-old son outside a drug house.
More than 80 people in the Greater Sacramento area were arrested or cited in an operation intended to reduce access to alcohol for minors.
Forecasters have issued a wind advisory for Sacramento through Monday evening.
(AP) -- A state appellate court has ruled that California water officials cannot go onto private property for soil testing and other studies related to construction of two massive tunnels that would siphon water from the Sacramento River.
Health officials say 21 students at a Sacramento high school appear to have been exposed to tuberculosis.
(AP) -- Sacramento's eminent domain lawsuit against the owners of a former Macy's department store downtown will be tried in the city.
(AP) -- Wind advisories have been issued for the Sacramento and Lake Tahoe regions Tuesday.
Thousands of Sacramentans ended a week-long beer celebration with Capitol Beer Fest.
(AP) -- Motorists woke up to slick roadways as rain fell over the Sacramento region early Monday.
If the Sacramento City Council agrees, the City will move forward with a project to demolish access to the I Street Bridge and build a new bridge upriver.
Forecasters are predicting a chance of showers and possible thunderstorms in Sacramento Thursday afternoon and early evening.
Many people in the Sacramento region responded to calls to conserve water, using less last month than in the previous two Februaries. Many cities have not met conservation goals.
A new, warmer storm is expected to arrive in much of Northern California Wednesday.
The city of Sacramento is moving ahead with a plan to offer rebates to people who rip out their front lawns and replace them with drought-tolerant landscaping.
The City of Sacramento wants to start a pilot program to pay people to replace their front lawns with landscaping that conserves water.
Northern Californians are waking up to more rain and snow this morning. It’s the second of two storms to hit the region this week.
New data show property values in the Sacramento area continue to climb. Analysts say it's making the market less attractive to institutional investors.
During an event honoring African-American history, Vice President Joe Biden challenged President Barack Obama to a basketball game -- but he wants Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson on his team.
The fourth annual Sacramento Beer Week starts Thursday and more local brewers are involved than ever before.
A report finds continued lapses by Sacramento County's child protective services agency that result in death or near death.
UPDATE: The Sacramento Sheriff's Department said three law enforcement officers -- two deputies and one detective -- were injured Tuesday while pursuing two suspects.
The City of Sacramento will likely have to pay $300,000 as an effect of the drought and low water levels in the Sacramento River.
The first stage of the race will start in Sacramento go through the foothills and return to the Capitol.
A team of doctors played a team of organ donors and recipients to encourage people to sign up as donors at Sacramento's basketball arena Wednesday night.
The Sacramento City Unified School district is getting closer to figuring out what to do with seven schools it closed recently due to declining enrollment.
Should Sacramento ban smoking on the patios of bars and restaurants? The city will begin debating the idea today.
More than 300,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies were trucked into the Central Valley this morning for the Girl Scouts' annual "Mega Drop" event.
Rain is falling in the valley and a couple of feet of snow are expected in the Sierra over the next several days, but meteorologists say we're a long way from coming out of the drought.
Plans for a new Sacramento Kings arena are getting good reviews from new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
Sacramento is losing its professional tennis team.
The City of Sacramento has a $14 million surplus from last year. If the City Council approves money will go to fire, police, parking, library, retirement, and rainy-day accounts or projects.
New parking meters are coming to downtown Sacramento.
About 200 people are expected to show up at the Sleep Train Arena Monday for a brainstorm session called a brandathon. The goal is to create a graphic design to promote the Sacramento region.
A man is dead and a woman is under arrest, after a shooting on a Sacramento light rail train.
The Sacramento County Sheriffs Department is asking for help to identify a suspected serial rapist.
There's a new tool in Sacramento to help protect your bicycle from thieves.
The fourth largest bicycle race in the world is returning to the Sacramento area. Local riders joined professional Freddie Rodriguez on a celebratory ride from Folsom to Sacramento this morning.
In 2012, CapRadio's Multimedia Producer Andrew Nixon recorded Sacramento's outgoing poet laureate, Bob Stanley, perform City of Slow Rivers."
Richard Hansen, an independent bookstore owner, started the "Poems for All" project in 2001, creating miniature books of poetry and distributing them for free. He has produced over 1,000 titles and has made tens of thousands of copies.
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