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Sacramento Zoo to Repair 55-Year-Old Signature Entrance Structure

Jun 24, 2016

SACRAMENTO  — The Sacramento Zoo will be shoring up one of its three signature structures that greet visitors at the zoo entrance. The iconic structures have inverted curved roofs “hyperbolic parabaloids” according to zoo officials. The largest structure is closed after dry rot was discovered in roof beams. Built as a snack bar, it...

Roseville Eases Water Rules as Californians Conserve Less

Apr 4, 2016

ROSEVILLE — Residents in Roseville are allowed to water their landscaping two days a week starting Monday. Businesses and homeowners have been only been allowed to water once a week since statewide drought restrictions were enacted last year. The state goal was to have communities reduce water used by 24 percent. “Our customers did...

Residents Flock To Sierra Nevada House to See Damage

Dec 15, 2015
Residents Flock To Sierra Nevada House to See Damage

COLOMA — Some stood by in disbelief, others stopped their cars to take pictures with cell phones or cameras. All were mourning the loss of the historic Sierra Nevada House, a hotel and restaurant on Lotus Road and Highway 49 that was a gathering place for locals and seasonal rafters alike. A fire broke out...

Elk Grove Food Bank Goes Mobile

Oct 14, 2015
Elk Grove Food Bank Goes Mobile

ELK GROVE — The Elk Grove Food Bank opened two new mobile pantry locations today at the Vintage at Laguna senior complexes. The nonprofit announced earlier that it was shutting its main food distribution warehouse on Saturdays to expand its food delivery programs, especially for seniors. It says its senior clientele has tripled over...

Sacramento Judge Delays Deletion of City Emails

Jul 7, 2015
Sacramento Judge Delays Deletion of City Emails

SACRAMENTO — A Superior court judge granted an eleventh hour restraining order preventing Sacramento City officials from deleting non-essential emails from its servers. Judge Shelleyanne Chang granted a temporary restraining order to several citizens affiliated with Eye on Sacramento, a community watchdog group. They had submitted a Public Records Act request for emails dating...

Stockton Fireworks For First Time Since 2008

Jul 3, 2015
Stockton Fireworks For First Time Since 2008

STOCKTON — Thanks to some private fundraising by Mayor Anthony Silva, Stockton will once again have a public fireworks show on the 4th of July. The city has struggled financially over the years culminating in a two and half year bankruptcy battle in court. But now the city has much to celebrate. “Everyione is...

Meadow Vista Man Punches 300 Pound Bear to Protect Dog

Apr 29, 2015
Meadow Vista Man Punches 300 Pound Bear to Protect Dog

MEADOW VISTA- A Placer County man says he would confront a bear again after he fought one off with his fists that he says was trying to eat his Chihuahua. The bear was trying to get past a low gate on the deck to Carl Moore’s house when he heard his dog screaming in fear....

Bill to Fast Track Reservoirs Killed by State Assembly Committee

Apr 27, 2015
Bill to Fast Track Reservoirs Killed by State Assembly Committee

SACRAMENTO- A bill that would streamline environmental reviews of two Valley reservoirs was killed by the Assembly Natural Resources Committee for a second time. Despite a rally held by growers, business groups and residents prior to the vote, the committee voted against AB311 by Assemblyman James Gallagher. Gallagher and his supporters said it was similar...

Vaccination Bill Passed By State Senate Committee

Apr 22, 2015
Vaccination Bill Passed By State Senate Committee

SACRAMENTO- The same committee that held up a vote on a bill that tightened up vaccination requirements for school kids passed the measure on a 7 to 2 vote. Members of the Senate Education Committee held up a vote after hundreds of parents, educations and medical professionals testified that doing away with the personal...

Tiered Water Rate Ruling Could Hurt Drought Fight

Apr 21, 2015
Tiered Water Rate Ruling Could Hurt Drought Fight

A court ruling that struck down tiered water rates to save water in San Juan Capistrano will hurt drought fighting efforts according to Association of California Water Agencies.

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