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Manteca Considers More Anti-Homeless Ordinances

Oct 22, 2014
Manteca Considers More Anti-Homeless Ordinances

The Manteca City Council took further steps to approve ordinances designed to discourage homeless people from settling in their city. They include allowing police to remove homeless camps from private property without a complaint and a city ordinance that would make it easier to arrest people who urinate in public. Additional measures to...

Postal Service Battles Illegal Drug Shipments

Oct 16, 2014
Postal Service Battles Illegal Drug Shipments

Roseville Police arrested two suspsects in a drug ring that shipped illegal drugs through a a local Post Office facility. They say Tim Reimer and Brian Getz based their operation in the Nevada City/Grass Valley area where 141 pounds of processed and wrapped pot was found along with $225 thousand in cash.

Conservation Groups At Odds Over California Water Bond

Oct 15, 2014
Conservation Groups At Odds Over California Water Bond

SACRAMENTO- Some conservation groups are taking opposite positions on Proposition 1 on the November ballot. The 7 Billion dollar water bond was approved by legislature and is being pushed by Governor Jerry Brown. But groups like the California Sportsfishing Alliance, the Sacramento River Preservation Trust, and the American River Association urged voters today to reject...

‘Stockton is Magnificent’ Event Hit By City Red Tape

Oct 8, 2014
‘Stockton is Magnificent’ Event Hit By City Red Tape

STOCKTON- The community organizers of a festival that celebrates their city say permits and insurance requirements are jeopardizing the event. Organizer Denise Jefferson has a laundry list of obstacles placed in front of them. The event was moved from the Miracle Mile on Pacific Avenue to Victory Park because the city charged so much...

Stockton Lotto Winnings Still Unclaimed

Oct 2, 2014
Stockton Lotto Winnings Still Unclaimed

The person who bought a winning Super Lotto ticket worth $11 million has still not claimed the money over a week after the drawing. The ticket was bought at a Shell gas station convenience store on Hammer Lane.

Federal Judge: Employee Pensions Fair Game in Municipal Bankruptcy

Oct 1, 2014
Federal Judge: Employee Pensions Fair Game in Municipal Bankruptcy

SACRAMENTO- A federal judge ruled today that Calpers pension plans for city employees and pensioners are not off limits when it comes to municipal bankruptcies. The City of Stockton has been trying to get court approval of a negotiated bankruptcy plan that calls for full payments into the state pension plan on behalf of...

Placer County Declares Local Emergency

Sep 23, 2014
Placer County Declares Local Emergency

PLACER COUNTY- The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted to declare a local emergency due to the King Fire. The wildland fire has grown to over 80,000 acres and has crossed into Placer County from El Dorado County in recent days. But the circumstances around today’s action differs from the El Dorado County emergency...

Landmark Ground Water Bills Signed

Sep 16, 2014
Landmark Ground Water Bills Signed

Governor Jerry Brown signed a package of legislation that were 4 decades in the making that would regulate the pumping of groundwater in California for the first time. California has been one of few states that did not have a groundwater management plan.

Marshall Gold Discovery Park Visitors See History In Action

Sep 9, 2014
Marshall Gold Discovery Park Visitors See History In Action

Visitors to James Marshall Gold Discovery Historic Park in Coloma are getting an added treat. Workers were placing the final trusses in place for a new replica of Ssutter's Mill where the California Gold Rush was spawned. The current replica of the mill is a few hundred yards away and is falling apart. A special...

Protestors Greet Mexican President In Sacramento

Aug 26, 2014
Protestors Greet Mexican President In Sacramento

SACRAMENTO- President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto was the guest of Governor Brown for a luncheon at the Stanford Mansion, but outside his greeting different than the cordial affair hosted by the governor. Governor Brown was the president’s guest during a trade mission to Mexico six weeks ago. Armed forces supporters held a noisy...

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