Sacramento

Riley the beagle was rescued from a lab by the Beagle Freedom Project. (CBS)

California Beagle Owners Push For Stricter Rules On Animal Testing

Beagles and their owners have been regular visitors to the state capitol in Sacramento to support AB147, a bill that would require publicly funded labs using dogs and cats for research to put healthy ones like Riley up for adoption rather than put them to sleep once the research is over.

05/11/2015

Gov. Brown

Jerry Brown Tells Water Plan Critics: ‘Shut Up, Because You Don’t Know What The Hell You’re Talking About’

Gov. Jerry Brown is taking a blunt approach with critics of his $15 million plan to build twin tunnels to send water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

05/06/2015

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California Democrats Push Gov. Brown To Demand Water Conservation From Farmers During Drought

California’s Democratic state senators are pushing Gov. Jerry Brown to speed up water spending in the face of a relentless drought.

04/30/2015

Diesel smoke spews from a truck as morning commuters travel the 210 freeway between Los Angeles and cities to the east.   (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Governor Brown Calls For Reducing Emissions 40 Percent Below 1990 Levels By 2030

The executive order is the most aggressive benchmark in North America and is line with those of leading international governments, including the European Union.

04/29/2015

Fingerling Chinook salmon are dumped into a holding pen as they are transfered from a truck into the Sacramento River on March 25, 2014 in Rio Vista, California. Low water levels on the Sacramento River forced wildlife officials to truck more than 400,000 fingerling Chinook salmon from the Coleman National Fish Hatchery in Anderson to the Sacramento River in Rio Vista, a nearly 300 mile journey. The fish usually make the trip on their own but would risk be targets of predator fish.

Stretch Of Sacramento River Closed To Fishing After Drought Conditions Threaten Chinook Population

Late rains and high temperatures during California’s drought led to the destruction of millions of Chinook eggs and the loss of an entire class of winter-run Chinook salmon.

04/28/2015

Tippi Hedren visits with refugees at the Hope Village near Sacramento. (CBS)

A Manicurist’s Tale: How A Hollywood Legend Helped Shape The Vietnamese Nail Industry

Kimberly runs a thriving nail salon. Her family is among the thousands of Vietnamese-Americans who make up the estimated 80% of nail technicians in California.

04/27/2015

Vaccination

Contentious Vaccination Bill Passes Senate Education Committee

The bill still has to move through two Senate committees and the Assembly before it can even reach Governor Jerry Brown’s desk.

04/22/2015

(Photo via "Stop punishing California Residents"/Elias C.)

Change.org Petition Aims To Shame California Lawmakers Into Finding New Water Sources

There’s nothing subtle about the latest petition demanding that California politicians solve the state’s water crisis.

04/21/2015

A broken fire hydrant shot water out for more than two hours early Thursday morning. (CBS Sacramento)

Broken Hydrant Floods Sacramento Suburb With 120,000 Gallons Of Water

A broken fire hydrant shot over 120,000 gallons of water into the sky for more than two hours early Thursday morning.

04/16/2015

A nurse loads a syringe with a vaccine against hepatitis at a free immunization clinic for students before the start of the school year, in Lynwood, California August, 27, 2013. 
(Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Angry Parents Opposed To Controversial Childhood Vaccination Bill Threaten To Homeschool Kids

The bill’s co-author, state Senator Richard Pan, agreed to amend SB277 to exempt home-schooled children from the vaccination requirements.

04/15/2015

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