Sacramento

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Report Finds California’s Financial Comeback Mainly Due To Spending Reductions, Not Higher Revenue

The report from Standard & Poor’s found that contrary to popular belief, lower spending has spurred California’s economic recovery, and not higher revenues.

01/28/2015

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California Fails To Track $13 Billion In Mental Health Funds 10 Years After Voters Approved Tax Measure

State and county officials cannot show how billions of dollars collected through a voter-approved tax on millionaires are being spent or whether the related programs have helped people with mental illness as voters intended, a state watchdog commission reported Tuesday.

01/27/2015

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If Drought Persists, California May Dam 3 Sacramento Delta Channels To Protect Drinking Water

State water officials say they may dam parts of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in an emergency measure to protect freshwater used by millions of Californians.

01/26/2015

Sunset over water

San Francisco’s Driest January On Record Likely, No Rain So Far In 2015

Across much of Northern and Central California there has been little if any rain this month, and monthly totals will wind up at or near long-term records.

01/26/2015

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Uber Denies Suspending Drivers For Registering Vehicles As Commercial

Uber has allegedly been under fire for suspending some of its drivers after complying with advice from California officials. But the app-based, commercial ride-booking service says that’s not the case.

01/23/2015

A garbage truck dumping trash at a dump in Woodland. (CBS)

Sacramento-Area Man Escapes Crushing Death While Trapped Inside Garbage Truck

Firefighters are calling it a miracle: A Sacramento-area man became stuck in the back of a garbage truck for hours, while it’s compacting trash, and survives.

01/16/2015

California Attorney General Kamala Harris  (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

It’s Official: Kamala Harris Formally Announces Run For Senate Seat Vacated By Barbara Boxer

State Attorney General Kamala Harris has formally announced plans on Tuesday that she will run for the Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer in 2016.

01/13/2015

A firefighter knocks down flames from the roof of a home in Sacramento, January 12, 2015. (CBS)

Firefighters Suffer Burns, Smoke Inhalation In Sacramento House Fire

A Sacramento Fire Department spokesman said two firefighters suffered burns and one suffered smoke inhalation and heat exhaustion. All three were hospitalized Monday.

01/12/2015

Napa Valley (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Best Martin Luther King Day Weekend Getaways Near The Bay Area

Here’s a look at nearby destinations to visit over the three-day Martin Luther King Day holiday.

01/10/2015

A United Airlines plane comes in for a landing. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Bird Strike Forces Denver-Bound Flight To Return After Leaving Sacramento Airport

A possible bird strike forced the emergency landing of a United flight bound for Denver early Friday morning in Sacramento.

01/09/2015

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