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ranSACkedmedia.com
Virginia Beach gives up pursuit of Kings

For the second time in two years, the owners of the Sacramento  Kings have put the kibosh on publicly-financed plans to get the team a new arena. This time however, it’s Virginia Beach and not Sacramento that was led along for months with nothi...

YubaNet.com
Researchers find minimal state cost from Medicaid expansion in California

Jan 8, 2013

BERKELEY, Jan. 7, 2013 - As the California Legislature prepares to consider bills relating to implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and expanding Medicaid, the state has the opportunity to significantly increase health insurance coverage at minima...

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Davis Vanguard
Opinion: Should gun and automobile fatalities be compared when discussing gun control?

Jan 8, 2013
Opinion: Should gun and automobile fatalities be compared when discussing gun control?

In the weeks since the Sandy Hook massacre, we have seen a reengagement of the gun debate.  It is an issue area that had been largely ceded since 2000 when Al Gore, running for president, made mistaken inferences from public opinion data and failed to...

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Davis Vanguard
Decrminalizing Homelessness in California

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Jan 8, 2013
Decrminalizing Homelessness in California

By Dan Aiello State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) is following through on his promise to reform California's prisons with the introduction of a homeless rights bill intended to decriminalize homelessness in the Golden State, protecting "so...

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The California Aggie
UC Davis ranked nationally for Writing in the Disciplines program

As the University Writing Program (UWP) continues to gain momentum, U.S. News and World Report recently recognized UC Davis as one of the best colleges for Writing in the Disciplines for the fourth consecutive year. In the past four years, UC Davis has been listed as one of the 23 schools recognized in this...

HealthyCal.org
Lack of interpreters hampers farmworkers’ health

Jan 7, 2013

By Kate Moser California has some of the nation’s toughest laws meant to ensure equal health care services for people who aren’t fluent in English. But many limited English-speaking patients still lack the translators necessary to have meaningfu...

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Appeal Democrat
UPDATE: Beale gate reopens after body found

The Vassar Lake Gate east of the Wheatland Gate has reopened, after Air Force personnel were notified about the discovery of a body. The gate was closed Sunday afternoon after a man's body, that had a gunshot wound, was found. Capt. Brian Wagoner,...

FOX40
FBI Starting New Search for Speed Freak Killer Remains

Jan 7, 2013
FBI Starting New Search for Speed Freak Killer Remains

SACRAMENTO-

Crews are digging at an old well in the Linden area of San Joaquin County, hoping to find more remains of the victims of the Speed Freak Killers, Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced …


FOX40
Sacramento Rail to Extend to Cosumnes River College

Jan 7, 2013
Sacramento Rail to Extend to Cosumnes River College

SACRAMENTO COUNTY-

Commuters to Cosumnes River College will be able to stay on light rail the whole way to campus, thanks to a federal grant.

The U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was in Sacramento Monday to announce the grant. The …


HealthyCal.org
California Focus: 2013 preview

Jan 7, 2013

As the New Year dawns, California politicians find themselves in a strange position. The economy is improving, the public is growing more optimistic, and the Democrats’ control of super-majorities in the Legislature should reduce gridlock --the one t...

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