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YubaNet.com
Certified California Election Results: 72% Turnout in November, Majority of Ballots Cast by Mail

Dec 17, 2012

SACRAMENTO December 14, 2012 – For the first time in a statewide general election the majority of Californians who voted did so by mail, according to the official results of the November 6 General Election. The Statement of Vote, certified today by S...

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YubaNet.com
Report estimates health plan overbilled Medicare $424M

Dec 17, 2012

Dec. 17, 2012 - Medicare may have overpaid an estimated $424 million to PacifiCare of California's Medicare Advantage plan based on risk assessments that in many cases made patients seem sicker than they were, according to a federal oversight agency. ...

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Appeal Democrat
Gas prices spiraling down

Travelers and locals alike are continuing to experience gas prices that are spiraling down. As of Friday, gas prices in the Yuba-Sutter area are as low as $3.25 a gallon, with the highest price of regular at $3.69 a gallon. READ: Sacrament airport's...

YubaNet.com
Winter Storm Warning for tonight through Monday

Dec 16, 2012
Winter Storm Warning for tonight through Monday

December 16, 2012 at 3:58 PM - The active weather pattern continues across interior Northern California as the next storm moves in overnight through Monday night. The general trend will be rising snow levels across the region tonight and early Monday...

FOX40
Off-Duty CHP Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash Identified

Dec 16, 2012
Off-Duty CHP Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash Identified

FAIRFIELD–

John Fanene, a 15-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol, has been identified as the officer killed in a motorcycle crash Friday evening along State Route 12.

Chris Baker, an officer with the CHP, told FOX40 that a Toyota …


Kings Corner
In-game blog: Kings vs. Nuggets

Dec 16, 2012

HALFTIME Nuggets 64, Kings 46 Denver's Jordan Hamilton and Javale McGee have come off the bench and shredded the Kings for a combined 26 points on 10-for-12 shooting. The Nuggets

Elk Grove News
Former MLPA chair says hydrofracking is ‘safe for California’

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Dec 16, 2012
Former MLPA chair says hydrofracking is ‘safe for California’

By Dan Bacher Catherine Reheis-Boyd, who served as the chair of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force for the South Coast, proclaims the "glories" of hydrofracking in her December 10 letter in ...

California Stem Cell Report
Southern California Newspaper Tackles Stem Cell Agency and UC Irvine Grants

Southern California Newspaper Tackles Stem Cell Agency and UC Irvine Grants

The Orange County Register today zeroed in on the $3 billion California stem cell agency and its relationship to the local University of California campus in the wake of sweeping recommendations for changes at the eight-year-old agency. The article ...

Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Water process needs to be fixed now if the election is to succeed

Dec 16, 2012
Commentary: Water process needs to be fixed now if the election is to succeed

A little over a year ago, on September 6, 2011 the city of Davis thought they had the ability to push through a water project that had not been appropriately vetted - not by community and not be city staff.  They thought they could do so without any s...

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FOX40
Video: Santa delivering some gifts early

Dec 16, 2012
Video: Santa delivering some gifts early

SACRAMENTO–

Santa Claus surprised six Sacramento-area families Saturday, giving some special kids what they asked for on their wish list this year.

Teaming up with the United States Postal Service, the Dear Santa program has been making wishes come true …


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