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Why's Sacramento spending so much on lobbyists?
August 11, 2017, at 7:36 AM

He’s been an assemblyman, president of the state Senate and an attorney at a powerful law firm. Yet even with his connections, the city of Sacramento is spending more on Capitol lobbyists than nearly every other city in the state.

UC Davis’ Katehi will learn one course per quarter, earn $318.000 this school year
July 31, 2017, at 6:18 PM

B. Katehi will learn one engineering course per quarter over the following nine months to in her return to faculty, school executive said Monday.

UC Davis’ Linda Katehi returns to teaching, but she’ll be paid love a chancellor
July 29, 2017, at 2:17 AM

B. Katehi, who resigned latest year as UC Davis chancellor after months of controversy, will return as a distinguished Prof in Sept at the same pay rate she received as campus leader, Univ executive said Friday.

Did conflict-of-interest rules give Assessor’s Office managers special treatment instead?
July 28, 2017, at 9:34 AM

From two thousand eight until two thousand twelve, former Assessor Kathleen Kelleher and former Helper Assessor John Solie received significantly lower valuations for residential property than adjacent property owners did, though the homes were around the same size and age.

Should schools still proposal AP classes if most students struggle on exams?
July 23, 2017, at 9:46 AM

But are all students prepared for the college-level coursework? Students at the eight schools in the Sacramento region that fared worst on AP tests failed to score high sufficient to earn college credit on at least seventy-five % of exams in 2015-16.

Inmate fight keep their brother in a coma. Siblings still seeking answers mo later.
July 16, 2017, at 7:59 AM

Clifton Harris, who was awaiting sentencing for felony assault and misleading imprisonment charges, was beaten on June sixteen, with deputies initially naming the cellmate as the suspect in the fight and additionally booking him on felony assault charges.

How much more did Sac State’s graduation cost at Golden one Middle than at Sleep Train?
June 29, 2017, at 5:55 PM

The six ceremonies held May 19-20 cost nearly $92.000 more than the $59.842 that Sacramento State paid for latest year’s graduation at Sleep Train Arena.

This charity keeps raising money to assistance youthful sex-trafficking victims. But where are the victims?
June 26, 2017, at 9:05 AM

For a time, its founder and CEO, Jenny Williamson of Granite Bay, was catapulted into celebrity orbit. But drumbeats of doubt began latest year after the Northern CA home’s abrupt closure, and revelations by The Bee that the facility was facing a hasty of citations from state regulators over inadequate staffing and repeated violations of clients’ rights.

Youthful and targeted: Sacramento County teens in the killing zone‘Sick of burying our babies’: Why county has so many teen murders –and many are unsolved‘Sick of burying our babies’: Teen murders soar in Sacramento County
June 22, 2017, at 1:16 PM

Mary’s Cemetery in S Sacramento, she's noiseless and mad and focused, particularly on this day – Oct. three, two thousand sixteen – one year after someone shot her 16-year-old son in his grandmother’s driveway and escaped into the night.

How widespread are Goodwill’s safety lapses? Investigators widen probe
June 20, 2017, at 8:21 AM

California’s Div of Occupational Safety and Health, or Cal-OSHA, has opened a second investigation of Goodwill, this time at its warehouse and outlet on Date Avenue.

sixteen fires before the large one. Victims declare Cal Fire waited too long to create arson arrest
June 11, 2017, at 7:13 AM

What arson investigators didn’t tell the crowd of Clayton Fire evacuees was how well they knew the suspect.

Is the CHP commissioner leaving? He’s a finalist to become UC Davis’ police chief.
June 09, 2017, at 4:16 PM

Commissioner Joseph Farrow has led the CHP since two thousand eight and hasn't announced plans to retire.

The Oroville Dam crisis was a excellent thing for these people
June 03, 2017, at 9:05 PM

Weeks of dredging debris ran to more than $22 million. And on the day after the massive evacuation, as the crisis was peaking, the state spent $3.902 on breakfasts and lunches for emergency workers.

City manager called developer ‘mentally ill’ before council rejected his gas Sta
May 28, 2017, at 9:05 AM

I've concluded he's mentally ill and is in serious necessity of psychiatric treatment,” Shirey wrote. That text and other city communications have taken middle stage this spring against the city.

A Sacramento State chemical spill has lab techs questioning their workplace safety
May 28, 2017, at 9:04 AM

Some lab employees declare they work in areas so poorly ventilated that acidic fumes corrode metal and rubber, and two workers claim that exposure to these substances and others may have led to their inability to have children.

Homeless are Central Library’s most frequent patrons – but not for the books
May 19, 2017, at 9:53 PM

On a recent Thursday afternoon, the restrooms had dozens of users in the span of an hour, most toting bags or pulling handcarts and suitcases.

Did the Sacramento County assessor and her staff obtain lower tax bills?
May 17, 2017, at 10:36 PM

The county hired an exterior law firm in Jan to inquire into whether top executive in the Assessor’s Office benefited from lower tax bills, among dozens of other claims.

Did the Sacramento County assessor and her staff obtain lower tax bills?
May 17, 2017, at 10:36 PM

The county hired an exterior law firm in Jan to inquire into whether top executive in the Assessor’s Office benefited from lower tax bills, among dozens of other claims.

‘Lethal arrogance’? Oroville Dam crisis sprang from Pat Brown’s towering ambition
May 14, 2017, at 8:17 AM

Pat Brown. Sixty years before a crisis at Oroville Dam sent in February, the late Gov brought an nearly evangelical zeal to erecting the structure that'd keep back the Plume River to deliver water to the parched southern half of the state.

Homeless pit bull attack leaves cyclist ‘bleeding love a stuck pig’ on favorite parkway
May 06, 2017, at 4:35 PM

One dog, Wally, bit Frazee on the ankle and twice on the leg, hitting bone with the latest two bites, Frazee said.

They drive boring cars and cover up their tattoos. That’s life ‘driving while black,’ residents say.
May 03, 2017, at 7:51 AM

He was listening to a sports speak show. The stop was one of about thirty-five times police pulled him over that year, he said.

Millions of gallons of sewage water poured into streams close Lake Berryessa
April 29, 2017, at 2:48 PM

The Lake Berryessa Resort Improvement District sent six million gallons of wastewater into streams, according to a state database.

Caltrans should redo failed surfacing work on Highway fifty bridge in Sacramento
April 22, 2017, at 9:23 PM

The resurfacing, conducted in late two thousand fourteen on the Pioneer Memorial Bridge between W Sacramento and Sacramento, began failing immediately, state Dept of Transportation records show.

April 16, 2017, at 9:31 AM

That pledge broke her family apart. Basira had watched women in Kabul beaten or even killed for speaking their minds or marrying the person they chose.

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