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Satellite Images 1 Year Apart Paint Grim Picture Of Sierra Snowpack

Two photos, one taken on February 1, 2014 and another taken exactly a year later, show just how non-existent the Sierra snowpack is this year.

02/02/2015

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County Jail Populations Declining After Voter-Approved Measure

Inmate populations are falling in once-overcrowded California county jails since voters decided in November that certain drug and property crimes should be treated as misdemeanors instead of felonies.

02/02/2015

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California DMV Wait Times On The Rise As Immigrants Apply For Driver’s Licenses

The DMV blames the long waits on a rush of undocumented workers applying for driver’s licenses after a new California law took effect on Jan. 1

01/30/2015

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Crews Discover Suspected Marijuana Grow While Fighting Fire At Elk Grove Home

A fire ripped through a home in Elk Grove overnight, but it is what crews found after the flames were out that has police now investigating the scene.

01/29/2015

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Driest January In Years Leaves California Wondering If Drought Will Be Worse In 2015

Although this year’s wet season started out great with a strong December, there has been even less rain this January—typically the wettest month—than there was last year.

01/28/2015

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Program Helps California Homeowners Keep Homes If They Lose Jobs, Or Owe More Than It’s Worth

Shannon and Jerry West have been in their home since 2009. But when Shannon lost her job last year, it threw their family for a loop.

01/27/2015

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California Bill Would Ban E-Cigarettes In Bars, Public Buildings

SB140 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, would classify the devices that heat liquid nicotine into vapor as tobacco products similar to cigarettes. That would prohibit Californians from using the devices in restaurants, buses, hospitals and other places they cannot smoke.

01/27/2015

A rendering of the proposed hotel. (Credit: Sonnenblick Development LLC)

5-Story Hotel Approved For Sacramento International Airport

Work will go forward on a hotel at the Sacramento International Airport after Sacramento County supervisors approved the project today.

01/27/2015

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Calif. Lawmaker Pushing For Ban On Smoking E-Cigarettes In Public Places

A state senator is pushing a ban on lighting up electronic cigarettes in public places in California.

01/27/2015

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Colorado Lawmakers Introducing Right-To-Die Legislation

Colorado Democrats are introducing legislation to allow the terminally ill choose when they die, with the help of doctor-prescribed medication.

01/27/2015

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4 Sentenced In SoCal Fake Kidnapping Scheme

Crime ring targeted Spanish-speaking, non-legal immigrants in the San Diego area, who were falsely told their loved ones were in danger unless the victims paid them cash.

01/26/2015

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Turkey Flock At Stanislaus County Facility Quarantined After Avian Flu Find

Federal agriculture officials say they have found avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in central California.

01/24/2015

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