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Win a pair of tickets worth $100 to Stanford Youth Solutions food/wine event

How would you like to win a night out for two that includes local food and wine, plus live music to work those boogie shoes? Two tickets are up for grabs for the Stanford Youth Solutions “Vintage 2014” event at North Ridge Country Club on May 1, a $100 a head benefiting the organization...

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Democratic super PAC reserves TV airtime in California

Apr 18, 2014
Democratic super PAC reserves TV airtime in California

In politics, it's never too early to plan. A Democratic super PAC announced Friday that it has reserved more than $800,000 in television time for the home stretch of the general election in California. House Majority PAC, which wades into conteste...

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FPPC investigating disclosure compliance by Tim Donnelly’s PAC

Apr 18, 2014
FPPC investigating disclosure compliance by Tim Donnelly’s PAC

The state agency overseeing campaign finance rules in California says Republican Tim Donnelly has failed for more than a year to file campaign finance statements for a political action committee he formed in 2012. The Fair Political Practices Commissi...

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Jerry Brown grants 63 pardons

Apr 18, 2014
Jerry Brown grants 63 pardons

Gov. Jerry Brown announced 63 pardons Friday, with the vast majority of the recipients convicted of long-ago drug crimes. The people pardoned, Brown wrote in the pardon messages, have "lived an honest and upright life, exhibited good moral character...

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UC Berkeley acceptance rate plunges amid new admission process

Apr 18, 2014
UC Berkeley acceptance rate plunges amid new admission process

University of California, Berkeley's freshman acceptance rate for fall 2014 plunged 3.5 percent amid changes to its admission process, including a greater emphasis on admitting out-of-state students. Preliminary University of California admission data...

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AM Alert: Californians support transitional kindergarten proposal

Apr 18, 2014
AM Alert: Californians support transitional kindergarten proposal

In his final year in the Legislature, state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has made it a priority to expand pre-kindergarten to every 4-year-old in California, giving families the option of an extra year of schooling before their children s...

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FPPC delays decision on Berryhill money-laundering case

Apr 17, 2014
FPPC delays decision on Berryhill money-laundering case

The board of California's political ethics watchdog Thursday postponed action on a recommended $40,000 money-laundering penalty against state Sen. Tom Berryhill, his brother and Republican central committees in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties. A...

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Dickinson bill seeks crude oil train emergency preparedness

Apr 17, 2014
Dickinson bill seeks crude oil train emergency preparedness

Pointing to the catastrophic derailment in Quebec of a train transporting oil and similar accidents, Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, has unveiled legislation to get emergency responders more information about crude-carrying trains that rol...

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Bidwell Street Bistro to become Bacchus House

Bidwell Street Bistro to become Bacchus House

Bidwell Street Bistro in Folsom is changing ownership again. The new proprietor is Eric Adams, owner of Bacchus Elegant Events catering and event-planning of Sacramento. Here’s how it’s playing out:


Typical lunch fare at Bidwell Street Bistro is an Angus burger and a grilled portobello sandwich. The menu will change...

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Nearly 1.4 million Californians enroll in health insurance exchange

Apr 17, 2014
Nearly 1.4 million Californians enroll in health insurance exchange

Citing a large influx of customers in the final weeks, California officials announced Thursday that more than 3 million people enrolled in health insurance coverage or Medi-Cal, capping an opening period that saw the state emerge as an example for th...



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