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Witnesses Say Man Shot By Woodland Police Had Mental Issues

Aug 18, 2014
Witnesses Say Man Shot By Woodland Police Had Mental Issues

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A lengthy investigation is in store after a Woodland Police officer shot and killed a man who was wielding a knife.

Police say the man, whose name has not been released, was a threat to officers after efforts to …


Audit Asks For Random Drug Testing Of Sacramento City Firefighters

Aug 8, 2014
Audit Asks For Random Drug Testing Of Sacramento City Firefighters

SACRAMENTO—

An audit of fire department procedures on controlling inventories of narcotics has also recommended that firefighters undergo random drug testing. The audit was in part instigated by a whistle-blower complaint on how morphine and other addictive drugs are handled …


Regional Agency Says Crude Oil Train Study Flawed

Aug 6, 2014
Regional Agency Says Crude Oil Train Study Flawed

SACRAMENTO—

The agency representing 22 cities and 6 counties in the Sacramento Region released a draft letter saying the environmental impact report for a crude oil proposal is inadequate.  The City of Benecia drafted the report on a proposal by …


Woodland Geese Rescued From Dried Up Pond

Aug 5, 2014
Woodland Geese Rescued From Dried Up Pond

Waterless Geese In Woodland To Be RescuedWOODLAND-

Local volunteers and city workers joined the staff of Carolina Wildfowl Rescue to corral about 50 domesticated geese from a dried up pond owned by the city Tuesday.

Residents noticed that pond had dried up several weeks ago and …

Waterless Geese In Woodland To Be Rescued

Aug 4, 2014
Waterless Geese In Woodland To Be Rescued

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Two waterfowl rescue organizations have stepped forward to help find a new home for two dozen geese whose pond has dried up in the past few weeks.

Local residents have been hauling water and food to the pond which …


Illegal Highway 49 Landscape May Stay

Aug 1, 2014
Illegal Highway 49 Landscape May Stay

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Unauthorized landscaping placed along Highway 49 in Auburn by local businesses may be allowed to stay, pending the approval of an encroachment permit, according to Caltrans.

The owner of Auburn Extreme Powersports installed trees and plants to enhance the …


Governor Candidate Kashkari Explains Going Homeless

Jul 31, 2014
Governor Candidate Kashkari Explains Going Homeless

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Republican Governor candidate Neel Kashkari says his time spent posing as a homeless man in Fresno last month was an admitted attempt to get publicity for his campaign for governor.

Kashkari appeared at the River City Food Bank saying …


Truckee River Clean-Up In Doubt

Jul 29, 2014
Truckee River Clean-Up In Doubt

TRUCKEE—

The owner of the largest commercial rafting operation on the Truckee River is concerned about who will clean the popular rafting location of trash.

Commercial rafting companies are tasked with cleaning up garbage that rafters leave behind on their …


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 …


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