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Appeal Democrat
Molestation case to be retried after Sutter jury deadlocked

Sutter County prosecutors said Wednesday they plan to retry Michael Tomas Armistead, a former Yuba City man accused of molesting two relatives nearly a decade ago. "He dodged a bullet," Deputy District Attorney Anu Chopra said. "We're absolutely...

NorCal Tennis Czar
World’s fastest server downplays feat

World’s fastest server downplays feat

Samuel Groth of Australia blasts a serve Tuesday in the $100,000 RelyAid Natomas Challenger in Sacramento. He set the record with a 163.4-mph (263-kph) serve in May. Photo by Paul Bauman   SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Ivo Karlovic might want to work...

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FOX40
Video: Chinese dog treats linked to Roseville dog illnesses

Oct 3, 2012

Roseville Veterinarian James Reynolds says he's found a link between four of his canine patients to chicken dog snacks purchased at Costco.  The gastro-intestinal malady includes vomiting, severe diarrhea and lethargy.

FOX40
Video: Students love to learn at the Virtual Academy

Oct 3, 2012

About 50 students at the El Dorado Unified High School District are learning their lessons on-line rather than a typical classroom. It’s the Virtual Academy at Shenandoah.

FOX40
Video: Dog owner accused of cruelty after amputation

A man is accused of animal cruelty for amputating his dog’s leg at home, which then became infected.

FOX40
Video: Stockton cops’ generous gift to students

Oct 3, 2012

At a time when Stockton officers are leaving to work elsewhere because of cuts to pay and benefits, officers have pooled their money together.

The California Aggie
Ann Prepare Lavni makes summer trip to Haiti

This summer, the student organization Ann Prepare Lavni (APL) embarked on its maiden trip to Anse-á-Pitres, a small border town in Haiti with a population of about 8,000 people. For this first trip, only the president and founder of APL, Carolina Tavárez, was able to go, though a future trip is planned for December...

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The California Aggie
UC Davis students weigh in on usefulness of the iPad

Oct 3, 2012

The average weight of a laptop is approximately 5.5 pounds — not far from the average weight of a college textbook. So, carrying around what may seem like a lightweight piece of technology can actually take a toll on your shoulders and back. However, electronics are such an essential part of the classroom experience...

The California Aggie
City of Davis and ASUCD to host Davis Neighbors’ Night Out

On Sunday, Davis will be seeing more people than usual on the block. Davis Neighbors’ Night Out (DNNO), an event sponsored by the City of Davis and ASUCD, will be in full swing from noon to 7 p.m. According to Stacey Winton, the community coordinator for the City of Davis, DNNO is a program...

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HealthyCal.org
Orange County clinics pilot patient centered care

Oct 2, 2012

By Helen Afrasiabi Orange County has gotten an early start on health care reform with a pilot program testing a new approach to care for the low-income and uninsured in three clinics.

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