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Arts and Lifestyle

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ Jukebox Musical Highlights Early Careers Of Four Young Stars

July 23, 2019 | Jeff Hudson

Think of “Million Dollar Quartet” as a nostalgic two-hour party in the great outdoors, studded with classic tunes by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Yosemiteland: From Majestic Landscapes To Lattes

July 23, 2019

We’re taking a trip to an iconic California destination, Yosemite. CapRadio’s Environment Reporter, Ezra David Romero, examines the park’s commercialization and evolving identity in Episode 1 of the podcast Yosemiteland.

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University of California Battles With Global Publisher Elsevier Over Access To Research

July 22, 2019 | Randol White

This struggle could end up reinventing how academics publish their studies and how others access that research.

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California’s Struggle To Get Food Stamps To The Hungry

July 20, 2019

With full participation in California’s food stamp program, the state’s poor would receive an additional $1.8 billion in federal funds each year. Pending legislation would require the state to close in on that goal.

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PG&E Customers Sue Over Wildfire Law

July 19, 2019

A lawsuit filed Friday argues that the law violates the rights of utility customers and taxpayers by making it easier to raise electric rates to cover the costs of wildfires caused by power company equipment.

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Health Care

That Charcoal Ice Cream Might Be Trendy, But Experts Say It’s No Healthier Than a Standard Scoop

July 19, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

Activated charcoal is popping up on restaurant menus across California, but doctors say it’s not as healthy as it’s made out to be.

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Business

Business Journal: Downtown Development Projects Move Forward Including Sacramento Commons, WeWork And Calling All Dreamers

July 19, 2019 | Randol White

Work on Downtown Sacramento’s largest recent housing project is expected to begin soon. Sonya Sorich from the Sacramento Business Journal updates us on this week’s business news.

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State Government

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Office Says California Agencies Met Sexual Harassment Training Goal. But Dozens Of Departments Remain Out Of Compliance.

July 19, 2019 | Scott Rodd

A CapRadio investigation found that, in 2018, nearly 60 percent of agencies surveyed by the State Personnel Board did not provide this training. That compares to 25 percent of those surveyed in 2016.

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The Democratic Scramble For California’s Cash: A Deeper Dive In 5 Charts

July 18, 2019

We still may be more than 16 months before election day in November 2020, but this year Californians have thrown more than $26 million at the two dozen candidates hoping to win the Democratic nomination and take on President Donald Trump.

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Stockton Might Turn City Hall Building Into Housing, Retail Shops

July 17, 2019 | Rich Ibarra

Stockton City Council voted on Tuesday to explore developing its 93-year-old historic City Hall building into market rate housing and retail on the ground floor.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Author Reyna Grande On Her New Memoir, 'A Dream Called Home'

July 17, 2019

Distance and separation affect people differently. Author Reyna Grande’s early life experiences have led her to seek a settledness, a home. She talks about this in the sequel to her memoir, "The Distance Between Us," titled "A Dream Called Home."

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