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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

Shaquille O'Neal talks to reporters after a news conference where he was welcomed as one of the new minority owners of the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Shaq shows Sacramento love as Kings minority owner: Shaqramento!

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Shaquille O’Neal spent the first part of the century smashing Sacramento’s dreams of an NBA championship. Now he wants to spend the next part doing anything he can to build the […]

09/24/2013

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Democratic official resigns over offensive tweet

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A Democratic Party official in Sacramento County has resigned after sending an offensive Twitter message during a heated exchange over President Obama’s health care law. The Sacramento Bee reports the county’s […]

09/21/2013

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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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

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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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Bill would remove homelessness as abuse criteria

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate has approved legislation to remove homelessness as an automatic reason for reporting child abuse or neglect. AB652 by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco says people who […]

09/03/2013

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Senate leader takes over with Brown, Newsom gone

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg is California’s acting governor, with the state’s two top chief executives out of state over the holiday weekend. The Sacramento Democrat used the position Thursday […]

08/30/2013

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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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