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State officials still not tracking mental health spending
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California officials still haven't taken steps to better track how $2 billion a year in voter-approved funding for mental health is spent, according to a critical report by a state watchdog, despite an audit 19 months ago that raised the same concerns. The Little Hoover Commission ...
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Essential Politics: California's top congressional races to watch, lawmakers back recall of judge in Stanford assault case
Essential Politics: California's top congressional races to watch, lawmakers back recall of judge in Stanford assault case Sept. 7, 2016, 12:25 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. This year's legislative session is over after a very busy...
133 points by Los Angeles Times | California United States Senate Rape Sacramento California United States Orange County California Los Angeles Human sexual behavior
Girls' basketball: Windward celebrates state Division I championship
Vanessa Nygaard, Windward's girls' basketball coach, isn't shy when she's happy. So Nygaard ran onto the court during the presentation of the CIF championship plaque and jumped into the arms of Athletic Director Tyrone Powell. It was the culmination of a joyous moment for Nygaard. Windward won...
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4 found dead in Sacramento; 1 arrested in San Francisco
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police detained a suspect in San Francisco just hours after finding four bodies, including two children, in a home 80 miles away in Sacramento.
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Essential Politics: Gov. Jerry Brown visits Washington, D.C., Schwarzenegger blasts Trump's approval ratings
Essential Politics: Gov. Jerry Brown visits Washington, D.C., Schwarzenegger blasts Trump's approval ratings March 23, 2017, 4:52 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Gov. Jerry Brown is in Washington,...
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4 people, including 2 children, found dead in California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police found four people, including two children, dead Thursday in a California home and a suspect was in custody, officials said.
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2 killed in collision caused by wrong way car in Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a fatal collision that closed all southbound lanes of an interstate in Sacramento Saturday morning was caused by a wrong way driver who was fleeing deputies. California Highway Patrol spokesman Michael Bradley tells the Sacramento Bee (http://bit.ly/2maaa0v) the crash killed two men riding a ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Sacramento California Interstate Highway System Sacramento County California The Sacramento Bee California James McClatchy California Highway Patrol English-language films
California officials rush to drain lake as new storms begin
OROVILLE, Calif. — Officials raced to drain more water from a lake behind battered Oroville Dam as new storms began rolling into Northern California on Wednesday and tested the quick repairs made to damaged spillways that raised flood fears.The three storms were expected to stretch into next week. Forecasters said the first two storms could drop a total of 5 inches of rain.However, the third storm, starting as early as Monday, could be more powerful."There a potential for several inches," National Weather Service forecaster Tom Dang said. "It will be very wet."
-2 points by Boston Herald | Emergency evacuation Butte County California Reservoir California Oroville California Sacramento California Lake Oroville Dam
California officials rush to drain lake before new storms
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Officials scrambled Wednesday to drain more water from a lake behind battered Oroville Dam before new storms hit Northern California and test the quick repairs made after water cascaded down an unpaved spillway and prompted a…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Emergency evacuation Sacramento California Butte County California Sacramento metropolitan area Yuba City California Oroville California California Sacramento River
Trump approves FEMA disaster declaration for 34 California counties hit by storms
The federal government has made money available to help dozens of California counties recover from a series of deadly storms that triggered floods, mudslides and avalanches statewide last month. From Jan. 3 to 12, the state was pounded by a series of storms that buried the Sierra Nevada in snow...
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Mudslides close key California mountain route west of Tahoe
KYBURZ, Calif. (AP) - A key mountain route between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe is closed indefinitely because of a series of mudslides. Caltrans said Monday that crews are clearing three major slides and several smaller ones along a 30 mile stretch of State Route 50. The highway is closed ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | El Dorado County California Sacramento California Sacramento metropolitan area Lake Tahoe California Nevada South Lake Tahoe California Placer County California
Evacuees might not go home until dam spillway is repaired
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 200,000 people who were ordered to leave their homes out of fear that a spillway could collapse may not be able to return until the barrier at the nation's tallest dam is repaired, a sheriff…
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188,000 under evacuation orders near Northern California dam
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — At least 188,000 people remain under evacuation orders after Northern California authorities warned an emergency spillway in the country's tallest dam was in danger of failing Sunday and unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Oroville California Lake Oroville Butte County California California Sacramento California Lake Feather River Oroville Dam
The Latest: Evacuation order stands for 188,000 people
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam (all times local):
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130,000 asked to evacuate near Northern California dam
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — At least 130,000 people were asked to evacuate in Northern California after authorities warned an emergency spillway in the country's tallest dam was in danger of failing Sunday and unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Oroville California Sacramento California Butte County California Lake Oroville California Feather River Water Lake
The Latest: 130,000 evacuated over California dam concerns
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam (all times local):
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130,000 Calif. residents ordered to evacuate below endangered dam spillway
Northern California residents ordered to evacuate as dam spillway expected to fail.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Butte County California Oroville California Emergency evacuation Lake Oroville California State Water Project Sacramento California Feather River Oroville Dam
The Latest: Officials say erosion not as bad as thought
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam (all times local):
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Roads jammed as residents evacuate below endangered dam spillway
Residents of Oroville ordered to evacuate as dam spillway expected to fail.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Oroville California Butte County California California Lake Oroville Sacramento California Feather River California State Water Project Emergency evacuation
Political Road Map: What does the state spend more money on, prisons or schools?
Let’s not beat around the bush. There are an awful lot of Californians who don’t know where the state government spends most of their hard-earned tax dollars. It’s a problem that’s been going on for years. For more than a decade, poll takers for the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California...
99 points by Los Angeles Times | Government U.S. state Sacramento California California United States Tax Kindergarten State
22 train cars plunge into river in California derailment
ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) - A California fire department says a freight train that derailed in suburban Sacramento has sent 22 rail cars into the mucky and swollen Cosumnes River. KCRA reports (http://bit.ly/2kYcnPI ) the Cosumnes Fire Department says the Union Pacific train carrying food products was headed from Tracy ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Sacramento California Union Pacific Railroad Rail transport Rail tracks Locomotive Nevada Roseville California United States
Train derails near Sacramento, no one injured
ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) — A freight train derailed in suburban Sacramento, sending more than a dozen train cars into the mucky and swollen Cosumnes River.
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17 freight train cars tumble into flooded Northern California river after derailment
A freight train derailed in the Sacramento Valley Friday, sending 17 cars full of food tumbling into the Cosumnes River, authorities said. The train derailed before 1 p.m. as it passed over an inlet near Highway 99 and Dillard Road south of Elk Grove, said Cosumnes Fire Department Battalion Chief...
517 points by Los Angeles Times | Sacramento California Locomotive Union Pacific Railroad Missouri Pacific Railroad Amtrak Nevada California Sacramento metropolitan area
Isaiah Thomas relishing trip back to where he was unwanted in Sacramento
SACRAMENTO — The Golden 1 Center is the NBA’s newest arena, and a far cry from the incongruous bandbox that Isaiah Thomas played in as a member of the Kings.“I’ve never seen this place. This is a dope arena, nice,” the Celtics point guard said after getting his first look at the arena, and its location in the middle of downtown Sacramento. “It’s cool to be back here and see the old freeway. I haven’t seen too much, but it’s familiar, so it’s good to be back.”
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Celtics Notebook: Injured Avery Bradley remains home while team takes off for four-game road trip
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Avery Bradley, upon further review, will most likely remain back home getting treatment on his strained Achilles tendon instead of traveling with the team on a four-city road trip that begins tonight against the Sacramento Kings.According to coach Brad Stevens, the continued soreness in the guard’s right foot makes it unlikely he’ll play before the upcoming All-Star break, if only because of limited opportunities to work back into game shape.
5 points by Boston Herald | Chicago Bulls Sacramento Kings National Basketball Association Tom Brady Super Bowl Detroit Pistons Sacramento California The Kings
Tree trimmer killed while working on tree identified
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Officials have identified a tree trimmer who died after a limb snapped while he worked in a large tree in a Sacramento neighborhood. The Sacramento County Coroner's Office on Tuesday identified the tree trimmer as 39-year-old Heriberto Rangel-Montoya. The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/2kFIUHB) firefighters found Rangel-Montoya ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Sacramento California The Sacramento Bee James McClatchy The McClatchy Company Suicide Branch Monday Autopsy
5 inmates taken to hospital after California prison fights
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Officials say five inmates have been taken to outside hospitals after two fights involving dozens of inmates at a prison in California's Central Valley. The state corrections department said four inmates began fighting before 11 a.m. Tuesday in a maximum-security exercise yard at Kern Valley State ...
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San Diego venture capitalist John Cox says he's considering a run for California governor
Essential Politics: Protesters ask GOP lawmaker to keep Obamacare, Schwarzenegger takes aim at Trump Feb. 6, 2017, 4:21 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Hundreds of protesters urged Palmdale Rep. Steve...
7 points by Los Angeles Times | Antonio Villaraigosa United States California Bill Clinton United States Senate Barack Obama Sacramento California St. Louis Rams
Police escort congressman after rowdy California town hall
ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Congressman Tom McClintock, a Republican from California, faced a rowdy crowd at a packed town hall meeting in Northern California, and had to be escorted by police as protesters followed him shouting, "Shame on you!"
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Sacramento California California The Sacramento Bee Meetings James McClatchy Northern California Sacramento metropolitan area California Gold Rush
Officers shoot, kill suspected drunken driver in California
TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) - A portion of Highway 89 near Squaw Valley remains closed after officers shot and killed a person suspected of drunken driving. KCRA reports (http://bit.ly/2kAKtIR ) the shooting happened sometime before 4 a.m. Friday on Highway 89 near Squaw Valley Road, according to the Placer County ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Lake Tahoe Placer County California Sacramento metropolitan area Sacramento California English-language films California Highway Patrol California Squaw Valley Ski Resort
California truckers file lawsuit against engine filter rule
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A group of California trucking companies has filed a lawsuit against the California Air Resources Board, alleging diesel particulate filters have caused truck fires. KNTV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2jLazEU ) that a number of trucking businesses are challenging the state's rules requiring the filters, arguing they are ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Diesel engine Diesel particulate filter Sacramento California Soot California Truck Internal combustion engine Air pollution
Couple's trial delayed in California deputies' deaths
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A judge is delaying the trials for a husband and wife accused of killing two Northern California sheriff's deputies during an hours-long rampage in 2014. Sacramento County Superior Court judge Steve White on Friday set a trial date in October 2017 for Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamontes ...
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Democrat Ami Bera re-elected to Congress, defeats Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Democrat Ami Bera re-elected to Congress, defeats Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones.
-2 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. United States Sacramento County California Sacramento California Coroner California Rancho Cordova California Sacramento River
California Supreme Court approves attorney dues
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California attorneys will pay just under $300 in dues to the state bar next year under a funding plan approved by the state Supreme Court. The court approved the dues on Thursday. The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/2g62zyr ) that they will cover the state bar's basic ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Lawyer Sacramento California United States Bar association Supreme Court of the United States State supreme court Law Barrister
Kevin Johnson beats man after taking pie to the face: witnesses
The former NBA All-Star, now Sacramento's mayor, was assaulted by a pie-throwing man Wednesday evening.
1998 points by Daily News | Kevin Johnson Phoenix Suns Sacramento California National Basketball Association Assault Battery Crime Face
Assault arrest for man who hit Sacramento mayor with pie
A man hit Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson in the face with a pie at a charity dinner Wednesday night, and an official says the former NBA star went on the defensive ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Kevin Johnson National Basketball Association Phoenix Suns Sacramento California Cleveland Cavaliers Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers Shaquille O'Neal
Sacramento police chief: 18 shots fired in fatal shooting
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento police are releasing more details about the fatal police shooting this summer of a homeless man, including police dash-cam videos of the incident.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Civil and political rights Porcupine Tree Rights Sacramento California Richard Barbieri
1 Air Force pilot dead, 1 hurt after ejecting in California
YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — One American pilot was killed and another injured when they ejected from a U-2 spy plane shortly before it crashed in Northern California on Tuesday morning, the U.S. Air Force said.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Lockheed U-2 RQ-4 Global Hawk Aircraft Surveillance aircraft United States Air Force Aviator Sutter Buttes Sacramento California
No debating the silence in California's U.S. Senate race
Essential Politics: Kamala Harris touts higher-ed platform, Gov. Brown signs bill that targets soot pollution Sept. 20, 2016, 2:47 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:In a Tuesday appearance for her U.S. Senate campaign,...
40 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles California United States Bill Clinton Democratic Party Sacramento California Democracy United States Senate
Cal State wants to double its graduation rate in 10 years
California State University leaders have set some big goals for the next decade: to double the percentage of students who graduate in four years and improve graduation at an even higher rate for minorities and low-income students.  By 2025, the university system wants 40% of freshmen to graduate in...
50 points by Los Angeles Times | California State University California University of California Long Beach California Board of directors Sacramento California San Francisco Trustee
What does California State University need to do to move the needle on graduation rates?
California State University officials plan to ask the system’s board of trustees to consider spending about $75 million next year as part of a plan to drastically improve graduation rates by 2025. The trustees will discuss the plan and how campuses can improve graduation rates during meetings Tuesday...
520 points by Los Angeles Times | California State University California University of California Sacramento California San Francisco Long Beach California Governor of California San Jose California
Inmate-trained wild horses up for adoption in California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Mustangs trained by inmates in California are being offered for adoption. The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/2bTDQOH ) that there will be a meet and greet period before the auction of the Bureau Land and Management horses in Elk Grove on Saturday. The BLM California State Officer ...
5 points by The Washington Times | Sacramento California Horse United States Sacramento metropolitan area California Wild horse Sacramento County California Sacramento River
California Today: California Today: Vaccinate Schoolchildren or Keep Them Home
Welcome to California Today, a morning update on the stories that matter to Californians (and anyone else interested in the state).
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California Today: California Today: School Bond Measure? Why You Should Care
Welcome to California Today, a morning update on the stories that matter to Californians (and anyone else interested in the state).
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