Sacramento California

Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 - Downtown Los Angeles is seen in the distance through dry brush at Griffith Park. (AP Photo/Nick Ut,File)

California marks 2013 as historically dry year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a large swath of California, 2013 is closing out as the driest year on record, marked by above-normal temperatures and thirsty reservoirs. While a drought has not been declared, some […]

12/31/2013

California health enrollment still skews older

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New figures show older Californians are continuing to enroll in the state’s health exchange at a higher rate than younger residents. Covered California said Thursday that more than 109,000 people signed […]

12/12/2013

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

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Study: County approaches differ on prison reforms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A university study released Friday of how counties are spending $4.4 billion to implement Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison realignment law found that nearly 20 percent have fundamentally changed how they approach […]

11/08/2013

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Brown vetoes bill to allow non-citizens on juries

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have allowed non-citizens who are legal residents to serve as jurors in California. Brown’s office announced the veto of AB1401 on Monday. […]

10/07/2013

Calif. exchange website had 514K initial visitors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials with California’s health insurance exchange are clarifying the level of interest shown in their website, saying more than 514,000 people visited the online marketplace on its first day. Covered California […]

10/03/2013

School testing

Brown signs bill ending current standardized tests

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill ending the traditional standardized tests that the state’s public school students have taken in reading, math and social science since 1999. Assembly Bill […]

10/02/2013

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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

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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Lawmakers approve bill to aid Sacramento NBA arena

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Attempts to overhaul California’s landmark environmental law are expected to continue next year after the Legislature passed a narrow measure that focuses on assisting the effort to build an NBA arena […]

09/12/2013

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