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Moving New Floodgates to Folsom Dam Will Require I-5 Closures

February 11, 2014 | 8:30 am

Moving New Floodgates to Folsom Dam Will Require I-5 Closures

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Interstate and other roads to be shut down in sections to transport structure from Oregon to California.

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In Oakland, Using Video Games to Build a Bridge to Silicon Valley

February 7, 2014 | 4:03 pm

In Oakland, Using Video Games to Build a Bridge to Silicon Valley

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Industry-supported program aims to give under-represented youth a shot at tech-focused careers.

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As Drought Deepens, Catholic Bishops Say ‘Pray for Rain’

January 7, 2014 | 2:43 pm

As Drought Deepens, Catholic Bishops Say ‘Pray for Rain’

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Bishops urge appeal to God as state deals with impact of 13 straight months of scant precipitation.

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Air Force Hopes to Stick Sacramento With Radioactive Dump

September 16, 2013 | 10:00 pm

Air Force Hopes to Stick Sacramento With Radioactive Dump

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Service defying local and state opposition as it proceeds with plans to bury contaminated waste.

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Amid Growing Open Records Controversy, Mayors Promise To Comply With Law

June 19, 2013 | 1:21 pm

Amid Growing Open Records Controversy, Mayors Promise To Comply With Law

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Update Thursday: The Governor and Legislature have now backtracked on pushing the Public Records Act changes through. Original post There’s a growing controversy in Sacramento over a bill on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk that would change California’s open records laws. The language, contained in one of the so-called trailer bills that lawmakers passed alongside the […]

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AP: Maloofs Agree to Sell Kings to Ranadivé

May 17, 2013 | 8:52 am

AP: Maloofs Agree to Sell Kings to Ranadivé

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by Antonio Gonzalez, AP Sports Writer The Sacramento Kings’ unsteady future finally seems to be settled. A person familiar with the deal says the Maloof family has reached an agreement with a Sacramento group headed by TIBCO software tycoon Vivek Ranadivé to sell a 65 percent controlling interest in the Kings at a total franchise valuation […]

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Perez Pushes Rainy Day Fund and Scholarship Plan

May 9, 2013 | 5:30 am

Perez Pushes Rainy Day Fund and Scholarship Plan

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California’s state government may be turning the corner from a painful recession, but Assembly Speaker John Perez is already thinking about the next one. The Los Angeles Democrat wants to start setting aside money in a rainy day fund, so legislators aren’t faced with deep spending cuts the next time the economy goes south. That’s […]

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Ammunition Registration Bill Clears California Assembly Committee

April 2, 2013 | 3:47 pm

Ammunition Registration Bill Clears California Assembly Committee

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California already boasts some of the toughest gun-control measures in the nation: assault weapon and high-capacity magazine bans in addition to mandatory 10-day waiting periods, gun purchasing limits and background checks at gun shows. But as states such as New York, Colorado and Connecticut have reacted to the December 2012 Newtown shootings by passing firearms limits […]

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Former Sacramento Journalist Charged with Aiding ‘Anonymous’ Hackers

March 14, 2013 | 2:50 pm

Former Sacramento Journalist Charged with Aiding ‘Anonymous’ Hackers

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There’s an old rule in journalism about not becoming part of the story you’re covering. Willingly or not, Matthew Keys, a former web producer for a Sacramento television station, crossed that line on Thursday when he was charged by the U.S. Justice Department with hacking. Keys currently works as a blogger for Reuters, based in […]

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Democrats Hope to Retain Supermajority in Senate Races

March 12, 2013 | 8:51 am

Democrats Hope to Retain Supermajority in Senate Races

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By Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—Primaries for two open state Senate seats being held Tuesday carry consequences that could be more significant than in a typical legislative race. Democrats won two-thirds majorities in both houses of the Legislature last fall, but there is a chance at least one chamber may lack a supermajority […]

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