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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.

Sacramento Area Water Agencies Prepare For More Cutbacks

Apr 20, 2015
Sacramento Area Water Agencies Prepare For More Cutbacks

SACRAMENTO- Local water agencies were hit hard by State Water Board regulations that call for cutbacks of between 24 percent and 36 percent, much higher than in other parts of the state. Agencies say they will comply even though they don’t agree with the severity of the cutbacks. Many feel that they didn’t receive...

Sacramento Couple Helps Halt Japanese American Artifacts Auction

Apr 16, 2015
Sacramento Couple Helps Halt Japanese American Artifacts Auction

SACRAMENTO- Toso Himel and his wife Barbara Takei are relieved after some tense and hectic moments this week. Their 11th hour efforts to derail an auction of hundreds of items connected to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II has paid off. “It’s such a great feeling to know that the community...

Delta Restoration Guarantees Dropped From Tunnel Project

Apr 13, 2015
Delta Restoration Guarantees Dropped From Tunnel Project

SACRAMENTO- A gamble by Gov. Jerry Brown to drop delta restoration guarantees from the controversial Twin Delta Tunnels project may put the proposal in jeopardy, at least according to tunnel opponents. “It’s been billed for years as an environmental project,” said Ron Stark, senior policy director for Friends of the River. The group is...

Long VA Patient Waits Persist in Northern California

Apr 9, 2015
Long VA Patient Waits Persist in Northern California

SACRAMENTO — Hospital officials at the VA Hospital in Sacramento are not surprised by a just released Associated Press survey showing that long waits for medical appointments continue to be problem. 6.8% percent of appointments took longer than 30 days, a goal set by the VA after a series of scandals rocked the agency...

Local Church Part Of Indiana Boycott

Apr 3, 2015
Local Church Part Of Indiana Boycott

SACRAMENTO — The Arden Christian Church in Sacramento has found itself part of a protest of a new Indiana law designed to protect religious freedoms. Critics claim the measure signed into law earlier this week is a vehicle for government sanctioned discrimination. It takes a hands-off approach to forcing people to do anything against...

Native Americans Threaten Lawsuit Over Levee Artifacts

Mar 20, 2015
Native Americans Threaten Lawsuit Over Levee Artifacts

SACRAMENTO — The state’s Native American Heritage Commission voted today to give the Army Corps of Engineers another several weeks to negotiate a settlement with local tribes over the handling of artifacts found during the West Feather River Levee project. The Sutter/Butte Flood Control District has collected the artifacts which tribes insist include human...

Donor In Six Way Kidney Swap Was Glad To Help

Mar 12, 2015
Donor In Six Way Kidney Swap Was Glad To Help

ROSEVILLE- Zully Broussard is recovering nicely after being the catalyst in a six-way kidney transplant procedure, in which patients were matched up with compatible donors who didn’t know each other. Broussard’s unusual blood type allowed the Sutter Health Kidney transplant program to match six donor-recipient pairs who participated in transplants over two days. Many donors...

Suisun Police Address Old Town Crime

Mar 11, 2015
Suisun Police Address Old Town Crime

SUISUN CITY- The police department in this small town of 30,000 residents says it will try to address a series of car break-ins in the Old Town and Waterfront areas of Suisun City. A big concern was a recent incident in which the owner of car confronted a suspect and was shot. “That’s concerning...

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