News Picks

Editorial picks featuring general news of interest to the broad community: state, politics, breaking news, crime, accidents, etc.

The Sacramento Bee
Jury returns guilty verdict in 1980 murder of South Lake Tahoe teenager

An El Dorado County jury has rendered a guilty verdict in the 1980 slaying of a 16-year-old gas station attendant in South Lake Tahoe.

FOX40
Yolo County Courthouse Evacuated, Suspicious Activity Found

Apr 23, 2014
Yolo County Courthouse Evacuated, Suspicious Activity Found

BreakingNewsWOODLAND-

Court hearings were delayed at the Yolo County Courthouse because the doors were damaged.

Officers were doing their initial check around the Woodland building around 6:30 Wednesday morning when they noticed four doors were burned.

It appears someone intentionally …


HealthyCal.org
New CDC Report Shares Effective Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities

Apr 23, 2014

By Fran Kritz

Evidence-based interventions at the local and national levels provide promising strategies for reducing racial and ethnic health disparities related to  several conditions, including HIV infection rates, immunization coverage and motor vehicle injuries and deaths, according to a new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office of Minority Health...

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HealthyCal.org
Fussy Infants and Toddlers Tend to Watch More Media

Apr 23, 2014

By Fran Kritz Fussy babies and toddlers are more likely to be exposed to media, according to a new study. The researchers looked at data from 7,450 children in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study of children born in 2001, including information repor...

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HealthyCal.org
Transitional Kindergarden Aims for a Lifelong Boost

Apr 23, 2014

By Lisa Renner State Senate Democrats are pushing for the expansion of transitional kindergarten for all 4-year-olds in hopes that it will reduce costs in special education and incarcerations down the road. Transitional kindergarten, which started in ...

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FOX40
Mother of Bus Crash Victim Files First Lawsuit of April 10th Accident

Apr 23, 2014
Mother of Bus Crash Victim Files First Lawsuit of April 10th Accident

LOS ANGELES (KTLA)-

The mother of a Los Angeles-area student killed when a charter bus and a FedEx truck crashed in Orland has filed a lawsuit.

The suit, which was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday by …


Appeal Democrat
Kaur tells of killing mother in-law

Baljinder Kaur said she was afraid her mother-in-law was trying to cause her to abort her unborn daughter.

FOX40
Sacramento County Ban on Outdoor Medical Marijuana Growing Draws Outrage

Apr 22, 2014
Sacramento County Ban on Outdoor Medical Marijuana Growing Draws Outrage

SACRAMENTO-

The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday afternoon to place a ban on outdoor growing of medical marijuana, which was a decision met with much criticism.

Michele Marie says her severely disabled son is proof that medical marijuana …


Capitol Alert
New legislation would require certification of massage parlor managers

Apr 22, 2014
New legislation would require certification of massage parlor managers

Seeking to work out the kinks in California's disputed massage regulations, Assembly members are poised to announce a bill giving local governments broader powers to crack down on wayward operators. In the years since California transferred oversigh...

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YubaNet.com
NASA invites you to take a #GlobalSelfie Earth Day

Apr 22, 2014
NASA invites you to take a #GlobalSelfie Earth Day

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