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Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson (Steve Freeman/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Does Sacramento’s Mayor Have Wider Political Ambitions?

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has a new title after being named President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Wednesday, but does it mean he wants to be thrust into the national spotlight?

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Southwest Jets lined up at an airport terminal (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Witnesses: Passenger Tried To Open Hatch On Sacramento-Bound Southwest Flight

A Chicago-to Sacramento Southwest Airlines flight was diverted to Omaha, Neb. on Sunday after witnesses said a passenger tried to open a door.

04/14/2014

A abandoned crocodile was captured at a strip mall in Roseville on April 9, 2014. (CBS)

Abandoned Crocodile Captured At Strip Mall Near Sacramento

Police in the Sacramento suburb of Roseville captured a 4-foot-long crocodile Wednesday near a T.J. Maxx store in a strip mall.

04/09/2014

In this handout photo provided by SeaWorld San Diego, mom and baby killer whale swim together at SeaWorld San Diego's Shamu Stadium February 14, 2013 in San Diego. (Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld San Diego via Getty Images)

California Bill To End Killer Whale Shows At SeaWorld Put On Hold

A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out keeping them in captivity has been put on hold, meaning it’s dead for the year.

04/08/2014

California State Sen. Leland Yee gets into an awaiting car as he leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Yee appeared in federal court today for a second time after being arrested along with 25 others by F.B.I. agents last week on political corruption and firearms trafficking charges. Yee is free on a $500,000 unsecured bond. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Sen. Yee, “Shrimp Boy” Chow Obtain New Lawyers In Corruption, Gun-Trafficking Scandal

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) has chosen a new lawyer to defend him against federal public corruption and gun trafficking charges.

04/02/2014

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Phil Matier: Campaign Contributions Flow As Usual In Sacramento Post Yee Arrest

Even seasoned lawmakers will admit it: campaign finance reform can be a tricky issue for legislators and constituents to tackle, but with the recent indictment of state Sen. Leland Yee, the topic is again circulating in Sacramento and beyond.

04/01/2014

California State senator and candidate for San Francisco mayor Leland Yee reviews his ballot at a polling station inside San Francisco City Hall on November 7, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Legislators Tip FBI To Additional Office Of Leland Yee In Sacramento

FBI agents on Tuesday searched a legislative office belonging to state Sen. Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat who was arrested and charged last week as part of a wider federal investigation into criminal activity in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

04/01/2014

A funnel cloud touched down and became a tornado near Roseville in Sacramento County on March 26, 2014. (CBS)

Tornado Touches Down Near Sacramento, Funnel Cloud Reported In Contra Costa Co.

The National Weather Service reports that a funnel cloud was spotted in eastern Contra Costa County Wednesday afternoon during a thunderstorm that triggered tornado warnings for Sacramento and other central California counties.

03/26/2014

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Caught On Camera: Multiple Cars Collide In Front Of Reporter And CHP Officer During Busy Commute

A news crew getting ready to report from the scene of a crash on westbound Interstate 80 in Sacramento County watched as several vehicles crashed while the cameras were rolling.

03/24/2014

Job seekers look at job postings that are displayed on a bulletin board in San Francisco. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 8 Percent, Continuing Steady Decline

California’s unemployment rate continues its steady decline, reaching 8 percent in February.

03/21/2014

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