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Palo Alto: Police department launches mobile app to share info

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Apr 16, 2014
Palo Alto: Police department launches mobile app to share info

Jason Green, McClatchy News Service Already active on Twitter and Facebook, the Palo Alto Police Department has launched a mobile app to better share information with the public. The app... Read more »

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Smartphone ‘kill switches’ on the way

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Apr 16, 2014
Smartphone ‘kill switches’ on the way

Carolyn Said, McClatchy News Service In an abrupt about-face, the wireless industry said Tuesday that smartphones will offer optional, reversible “kill switches” starting next year as a way to deter... Read more »

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YubaNet.com
‘Condor Watch’ Enlists Citizen Scientists to Help an Endangered Species

Apr 16, 2014

April 15, 2014 - Biologists studying the endangered California condor have launched a new web site to enlist the help of citizen scientists in research aimed at reducing lead poisoning, the primary threat to condors in the wild.

Condor Watch (www.condorwatch.org) asks volunteers to look at photos of condors taken by motion-activated cameras at...

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Game to 100
Owners of Kings aren’t the only ones who could use a city handout

Apr 16, 2014

If I were starting a small business in Sacramento, I sure would welcome a gift of $200,000 a year to help me with advertising. That could cover the cost of renting land alongside a busy freeway so I could put … Continue reading

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Sacramento Sheriff’s Department partners with social network to promote neighborhood safety

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Apr 16, 2014
Sacramento Sheriff’s Department partners with social network to promote neighborhood safety

Cathy Locke, McClatchy News Service The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department announced that it is partnering with Nextdoor, a private social network for neighborhoods, to help create stronger and safer communities.... Read more »

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YubaNet.com
Diverse gene pool critical for tigers’ survival, say Stanford scholars

Apr 16, 2014
Diverse gene pool critical for tigers’ survival, say Stanford scholars

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HealthyCal.org
Depression Can Hit New Fathers as well as New Mothers

Apr 16, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A new study by researchers at Northwestern University finds that new dads should be screened for depression, not just new mothers.

“It’s not just new moms who need to be screened for depression, dads are at risk, too,” says Craig  Garfield, MD, lead author of the study and an associate professor in pediatrics...

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The Sacramento Bee
Calm before the wind in Sacramento: gusts to 21 mph in afternoon

Calm before the wind in Sacramento: gusts to 21 mph in afternoon

Sacramento’s weather on Wednesday is expected to a repeat, except for one thing: lots of wind.


Georgina Glimore stops to take a photograph with her cellphone of a tumbleweed as dozens fly across C Street near the railroad tracks during high wind gusts in the Capital City, Tuesday, February 8,...

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AM Alert: Californians divided geographically over water shortage

Apr 16, 2014
AM Alert: Californians divided geographically over water shortage

AmericanRiver.jpgThough nearly all Californians agree the state is experiencing a serious water shortage, they are divided over the causes of the problem.

A new Field Poll shows that 88 percent of California voters believe the state is facing a serious water shortage, with 60 percent labeling it extremely serious. About...

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Elk Grove Sports Corner
Younger Brother’s Efforts Pushes Tourney To Prominence

Younger Brother’s Efforts Pushes Tourney To Prominence


The name Scott Boras is synonymous with term “sports agent.” The 62-year-old graduate of Elk Grove High School has as impressive a list of clients as any of his colleagues: Matt Holliday, Prince Fielder, Magglio Ordonez, Stephen Strasburg and Barry Zito (plus at one time, Alex Rodriguez).

It was just a few years ago, though,...