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Downtown Gym Applies for Beer and Wine License

Apr 7, 2014


The newest California Family Fitness gym, under construction on K Street in downtown Sacramento, plans to offer alcohol in addition to workouts.

“Basic beer and wine service during selected hours,” explained company president, Randy Karr.  “So if you …

Big California Quake Likely Within 25 Years

Mar 17, 2014


Scientists say Monday’s magnitude 4.4 earthquake in Southern California, and last week’s quakes near the North Coast were simply business as usual in seismically-active California.

“The pattern that we’re seeing now is no different than what we had

Missing Malaysian Flight Baffles Pilots

Mar 10, 2014


Malaysia’s civil aviation chief has called the disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines jet an “unprecedented mystery.”  FOX40 sat down with a Sacramento-based pilot and flight instructor on Monday who agrees with that perspective.

“I had to do some pretty …

Community Gets Results from Water-Efficient Landscaping

Mar 5, 2014


Three years ago, the home owner’s association board of Alicante Villas, a Sacramento condominium community, decided to switch to landscaping that requires less water.

The board hired GP Landscape to do the work.  Now the project, nearing …

Snow Gear Discounted while Winter Weather Returns

Feb 24, 2014


A series of weather systems over the next few weeks will likely bring several feet of new snow  to the Sierra.  And just in time for the powder, some sporting goods stores are offering deep discounts on ski …

Recent Deaths on Slopes Highlight Need for Helmets

Feb 20, 2014


Two deaths at Tahoe area resorts last week are tragic reminders of the dangers of skiing or snowboarding near trees without wearing a helmet.

One skier was killed in an accident at Sugar Bowl last Thursday.  Another suffered …

Water Customers May Face Mandatory 40 Percent Cuts

Feb 13, 2014


The San Juan Water District, which provides water from Folsom Lake to people in portions Sacramento and Placer Counties, may declare a stage four water emergency in the coming weeks.  That possibility was explained during a meeting …

Signs of Drought Reach Millions of Drivers

Feb 11, 2014


More than 700 electronic highway signs operated by Caltrans are lit up with the message “Serious Drought – Help Save Water.”

Caltrans put up the conservation message, with the blessing of the Office of Traffic Safety, in response …

Ski resort celebrates Jamie Anderson’s Olympic gold win

Feb 11, 2014
Ski resort celebrates Jamie Anderson’s Olympic gold win



The Tahoe region is home to nearly one dozen athletes competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  Three of them trained at Sierra at Tahoe Resort.  And one, snowboarder Jamie Anderson, has captured gold.

Anderson …

Tahoe Area Doctors Heading to the Olympics

Jan 29, 2014


Two South Lake Tahoe doctors will be joining the nearly one dozen athletes from the Tahoe area who are participating in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Terrence Orr, MD, and Jonathan Finnoff, DO, are …

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