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High-speed rail plan hinges on voter promises

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys are arguing in a Sacramento County Court that California’s high-speed rail agency has broken a promise made to voters who approved selling $10 billion in bonds to build the nation’s […]

05/31/2013

(Dept. of Toxic Substances Control Photo)

Agency failed to collect millions in cleanup fees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Polluters liable for $100 million in cleanup fees for contaminated properties were never billed, and instead California taxpayers were stuck with the tab. The Sacramento Bee reports the state Department of […]

05/30/2013

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Calif. bill would prohibit ticket-buying software

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Music and sports fans would have one less obstacle in buying tickets to popular events under a bill advancing through the California Legislature. Legislation by Democratic Assemblyman Richard Pan of Sacramento […]

05/23/2013

The California Bay Delta (Photo credit: CalWater)

Calif. council adopts delta management plan

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California agency has unanimously adopted a broad, long-range plan to manage the ailing Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The Delta Stewardship Council voted 7-0 on Thursday to approve the final version […]

05/17/2013

Mother describes son as protective of his little sister

VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) – Authorities in Valley Springs, California, remain tight-lipped about this weekend’s arrest of a 12-year-old boy in connection with last month’s stabbing death of his 8-year-old sister inside their home. But, […]

05/13/2013

(AP Photo)

Calif. environmental changes could aid Kings bid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The leader of the California Senate says changes he is seeking to the state’s environmental-protection law could help Sacramento’s effort to keep its professional basketball team.

04/24/2013

(AP Photo)

Sacramento Bee reports retirees in some state jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Data reviewed by The Sacramento Bee shows that more than two dozen departments are still using retired executives to fill some of the highest-paying positions in state government.

04/21/2013

LA Clippers' Caron Butler eyes the prize in game vs. Kings, April 17, 2013. (Photo credit: LA Clippers/NBA)

Clippers beat Kings 112-108 to clinch 4th seed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jamal Crawford scored 24 points, including several big shots down the stretch, and the Los Angeles Clippers locked up home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, holding off the Sacramento Kings 112-108.

04/17/2013

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (AP Photo)

Feds retain control of Calif. prison mental health

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge has rejected Gov. Jerry Brown’s bid to regain state control of inmates’ mental health care after 18 years of federal oversight and billions of dollars spent to improve treatment.

04/05/2013

Rice field workers. (Photo: California Conservation)

Farmers, researchers fatten fish in rice fields

WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) — After decades of watching California wetlands disappear as they were filled in for farming, conservation groups say they’re having success reversing some of the negative impacts on the sensitive salmon populations.

04/03/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown (AP Photo)

Jerry Brown seeks to boost ties with China

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown will promote California to Chinese investors and seek to expand the state’s economic ties in a visit to China next week.

04/03/2013

Report: 1 in 5 Calif. citizens lives in flood zone

(AP) — California is suffering from one of its driest winters on record, but some statewide water managers are focusing on the opposite end of the precipitation spectrum — the one-in-five residents who live in regions prone to catastrophic flooding.

04/02/2013

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