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Old Sacramento Gold Rush Days Cancelled

Jul 28, 2014
Old Sacramento Gold Rush Days Cancelled

SACRAMENTO—

Old Sacramento’s signature event on the Labor Day weekend was cancelled after organizers determined that it would require too much water to stage.

Gold Rush Days has been held for the better part of 15 years in Old Sacramento …


Local Stockton Promoters Revive Asparagus Festival

Jul 23, 2014
Local Stockton Promoters Revive Asparagus Festival

STOCKTON—

Local auto race promoters say they will put on a 30th version of the Stockton Asparagus Festival.  Two months ago organizers of the iconic event called it quits after several years of declining attendance and rising costs.

The Noceti …


Splitting California Measure Likely To Go To Voters

Jul 15, 2014
Splitting California Measure Likely To Go To Voters

six californiasSACRAMENTO-

Backers of a measure to split California into six states say they have more than enough signatures to put it on the 2016 ballot.

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper hand delivered 43,000 signatures at the Sacramento County Election …


Freeway Grasses Worry Mobile Home Owners

Jul 7, 2014

NEWCASTLE-

Residents of the Castle City Mobile Home Park are more than a little concerned about the high and dry grasses that line Interstate 80 that borders 200 mobile homes.

A fire last week that destroyed a mobile home in …


State: Food Trucks Can Include Sales Tax To Menu Price

Jun 27, 2014

SACRAMENTO-

The State Board of Equalization hopes to feed state coffers by changing the tax collection rules on food trucks. Beginning July 1, food trucks will be able to include the sales tax on the menu price without posting a …


Athletes, Fans Happy to Be in Sacramento for Track & Field Championships

Jun 26, 2014
Athletes, Fans Happy to Be in Sacramento for Track & Field Championships

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The U.S. Track and Field Championships began in earnest today at Sacramento State University.

The shot put event was staged at the State Capitol building on Wednesday to kick off the competition, which runs through Sunday.

The championship meet …


Groundwater Management Plans Approved At State Capitol

Jun 24, 2014

SACRAMENTO-

Two versions of a plan to manage California’s groundwater supplies were approved by a pair of committees that deal with natural resources.

Authored by Sen. Fran Pavley and Assembly member Roger Dickinson, the slightly different bills create local entities …


Bill Would Explore Gas Tax Replacement For California

Jun 23, 2014
Bill Would Explore Gas Tax Replacement For California

Myth Busting those Gas Saving Urban LegendsSACRAMENTO-

A proposal for state transportation officials to examine alternatives to California’s gas tax passed another legislative hurdle.

Sen. Mark DeSaulnier’s bill that seeks to raise more money for road repairs and construction passed the Assembly Transportation Committee on a …

Grass Fires Near Downtown Sacramento Deemed Suspicious

Jun 16, 2014

SACRAMENTO-

Fifty fire fighters from three agencies knocked down a grass fire a few hundred yards north of the Blue Diamond Almond packing plant near downtown Sacramento.

Luckily the flames were blown north toward the American river scorching about 7 …


Natomas Ready For Repeal Of Building Moratorium

Jun 10, 2014

SACRAMENTO-

Residents of  the Natomas neighborhood applauded the signing of a bill that paves the way for lifting the seven year-long building moratorium that has prevented construction in the area.  President Obama signed a major water bill Tuesday that included …


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