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  • 363 arrests for DUI in Sacramento County during crackdown September 2, 2014
    Driving under the influence arrests were down in the Sacramento area during a long summer enforcement period that ended with Labor Day. […]
  • Data Center: Interactive database: See average local wages for nearly every occupation September 2, 2014
    The average wage for full-time workers in the Sacramento region is now $52,448, according to new figures from the state Employment Development Department. That figure has remained essentially stagnant for several consecutive years. Pediatric dentist Dr. Jim Musser, left, performs root canals on all 20 of Julian Flores' baby teeth. Musser specializes in […]
  • Roseville semiconductor maker spins off design firm September 2, 2014
    A Roseville semiconductor manufacturer has spun off its chip-design operation into a separate business. […]
  • Camp’s absence an undercurrent at unions’ Labor Day picnic in Sacramento September 2, 2014
    There were pans of barbecue, live music and union-friendly politicians making the rounds Monday at the Sacramento Central Labor Council’s annual Labor Day picnic, with hundreds of union members and their families showing up with lawn chairs and umbrellas. Eric Sunderland, a delegate with the Sacramento Central Labor Council, hands a flier supporting ousted l […]
  • Pacific Ethanol increases stake in production plants September 2, 2014
    Pacific Ethanol Inc. said Tuesday it’s purchased another 5 percent interest in its production plants, raising the stake to 96 percent. Pacific Ethanol CEO Neil Koehler, standing by fermention tanks and pipes on “fermentation alley” Thursday at the company’s Stockton plant, has seen the market for ethanol rebound. […]
  • Parents’ ability to track student grades, attendance by smartphone has growing app-eal September 2, 2014
    As landlines and paper handouts disappear, local school districts are experimenting with new ways of reaching families. At Folsom Cordova and Natomas unified school districts this year, that means launching an app that allows parents to keep tabs on their children almost anywhere and anytime. Social science teacher Scott Burkhardt greets one of his new stude […]
  • Sort of a cooling trend for Sacramento this week September 2, 2014
    Temperatures will be falling this week, according to the National Weather Service, as Sacramento avoids anymore 100-degree readings in the immediate future. Tamie Dramer, a staff member with the Sacramento Central Labor Council has a laugh while she cooks burgers and hot dogs at the council’s annual Labor Day picnic on Monday at William Land Park in Sacramen […]
  • AM Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Tuesday September 2, 2014
    Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today: Eric Sunderland, a delegate with the Sacramento Central Labor Council, hands a flier supporting ousted leader Bill Camp to Diane Buffington of Curtis Park at the council’s Labor Day picnic Monday at William Land Park in Sacramento. Leno Pedres, president of the Sacramento Central Labor Council, said Bill Camp […]
  • Sacramento woman fatally struck by car after trying to run across Madison Avenue September 2, 2014
    An 18-year-old Sacramento woman died today after she was struck by a vehicle while trying to run across Madison Avenue in heavy traffic, the California Highway Patrol reported. […]
  • Q&A: Does Sacramento face a future of water shortages? September 2, 2014
    Preventing future water shortages will require a three-pronged approach that includes investment in infrastructure; improving the balance between north state and south state needs; and addressing the projected effects of climate change. Huntington Lake appears as a river as it flows through the upper section of the lake whose levels have dropped dramatically […]
  • Sacramento airport adds walking path from parking lot to terminals September 2, 2014
    Responding to patron requests, Sacramento International Airport today will open a new pedestrian walkway from the daily surface parking lot to both air terminals. Officials said the walkway will allow fliers to chose a five-minute walk, rather than wait for a shuttle bus. Travelers walk through the Sacramento International Airport Terminal B in 2012. Booking […]
  • Temps to hit 101 on Labor Day September 2, 2014
    September starts with a sizzle, then simmers below 100 for rest of the week. Sacramento artist Philip Davis works on his artwork during the Chalk It Up event at Fremont Park, Sunday August 31, 2014. […]
  • CSU Sacramento students teach aquaponics to Luther Burbank students September 2, 2014
    Sacramento City Unified School District students are learning how to utilize aquaponics to produce plants, fruit and vegetables in an urban garden at Luther Burbank High School as a component of the Summer of Service program. Cheyene Keniston and Ryan Nowshiravan, Sacramento State seniors majoring in environmental studies, are leading a program at Luther Bur […]
  • Free Yoga Day gives Sacramento residents a test of popular practices September 2, 2014
    The warmly lit classroom of It’s All Yoga was silent Monday morning but for the sounds of deep, contemplative breathing and the light thud of bare feet on foam mats. On the other side of the studio window, curious onlookers crowded a registration table and a free massage stand, seeking to join a healthful Labor Day alternative. Yoga teacher Madeleine Lo […]
  • 7-year-old injured at home-built firing range in Georgetown September 2, 2014
    Detectives are investigating how a 7-year-old Bay Area boy was injured Saturday while shooting at targets on his family’s property in Georgetown. The boy was flown to a Sacramento-area hospital to be treated, El Dorado County Sheriff’s officials said Monday. […]
  • AM Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Monday September 2, 2014
    Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today: […]
  • Car smashes into south Sacramento house, causing fire, at least two injuries September 2, 2014
    At least two people were injured tonight when a car was driven into a house in the 8900 block of Bridalsmith Drive, causing a fire in the south Sacramento residence, a fire spokeswoman said. […]
  • Fire crews contain wine-country blaze in El Dorado County September 2, 2014
    Fire crews battling a 9.5-acre blaze near Mount Aukum in El Dorado County said it was fully contained Monday, but temporarily caused minor evacuations of a few residents. […]
  • String of blazes hits South Sacramento September 1, 2014
    Three minor fires keep Sacramento fire crews busy on Labor Day […]
  • Sacramento light rail headed off to college September 1, 2014
    After nearly a decade of struggles, Sacramento Regional Transit’s Blue Line light rail extension project is now full throttle. It needs to be. The local bus and rail agency is up against a “use it or lose it” $135 million federal deadline. Either it has trains rolling by Sept. 6, 2015, or risk losing its federal financial backing. Sacramento R […]

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