Sacramento Bee

Hannah and Tom Hepner of Quincy, parents of identical triplets, hold, from left, Abby, Laurel and Brindabella in a self care room at Sutter Memorial on Dec. 4, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. The triplets were born at Sutter Memorial Hospital on Nov. 22, 2013 (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Randy Pench)

Calif. couple conceives rare identical triplets

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Doctors at a Northern California hospital say a couple has given birth to a rare set of naturally conceived identical triplets. The Sacramento Bee reports Abby, Brin and Laurel Hepner were born […]

12/05/2013

Black Bear (AP Photo)

New tactics emerge in battle over Tahoe bears

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) – It’s not your average bear battle. After years of trying to keep the region’s black bears from being captured and possibly killed, animal rights activists in Lake Tahoe are using […]

10/13/2013

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Suspected burglar nabbed after he napped

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Police in Northern California say a burglary suspect might have gotten away if he hadn’t gotten sleepy. The Sacramento Bee reports 68-year-old Daniel Chaconas was arrested Saturday after napping in a […]

09/30/2013

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Backlogged Calif unemployment checks to flow again

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s labor secretary has ordered the state’s Employment Development Department to immediately begin distributing unemployment checks that have been delayed because of computer problems. Marty Morgentern said in a memo to […]

09/25/2013

Tourists visit home of California serial killer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former boardinghouse run by a California woman convicted of killing her elderly tenants and burying them in the backyard has become a tourist destination. The rented Victorian duplex in Sacramento […]

09/16/2013

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Attempted murder conviction in K-9 shooting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A jury has returned an attempted murder conviction for a woman whose boyfriend shot and seriously wounded a Sacramento police dog before firing on the K-9’s human partner. The Sacramento Bee […]

09/12/2013

California Public Employees' Retirement System (AP Photo)

Report: pension payouts doubled after benefit bump

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s biggest public pension system saw retirement payouts for new retirees double between 1999 and 2012 as higher pensions established years ago started taking effect. New CalPERS data analyzed by the […]

09/09/2013

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Enviros not happy with California carbon offsets

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A component of California’s landmark offensive against greenhouse gas emissions is not sitting well with some environmental groups. Under the measure, companies would be able to meet the state’s strict greenhouse […]

08/11/2013

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Calif. bill would allow voting on Saturdays

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker wants to help boost election turnout by giving voters the chance to cast ballots on Saturdays. Legislation by state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, would require counties […]

07/14/2013

George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain who shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, smiles after hearing a verdict of not guilty in his trial. (AP Photo)

Protesters of Zimmerman acquittal march in Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Protesters angered by the acquittal of George Zimmerman held largely peaceful demonstrations in three California cities, but broke windows and started small street fires Oakland, police said. The gatherings Saturday night […]

07/14/2013

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