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Urban Farming Advocates Take Cause To Sacramento City Council

Charles Mason of the Ubuntu Green nonprofit organization is on a mission to spring up more of backyard urban farms.

03/24/2015

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Natomas Residents May Get Share Of $1.7 Million Tree Refund

If approved by the Sacramento city Council at Tuesday’s meeting, many north Natomas homeowners will be getting cash back—$200 for corner lots, $100 for the others.

03/19/2015

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Controversial $8M Jeff Koons Sculpture Unanimously Approved By Sacramento City Council

The unanimous vote to approve New York artist Jeff Koons’ piece drew a full crowd at the meeting. Supporters of local artists were furious so much was being spent on one piece by someone outside the area.

03/10/2015

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Future Of Sleep Train Arena Will Be Discussed At City Council Meeting

As part of the city’s agreement with the Kings, the old arena cannot be used for another sports or entertainment venue. Project manager Desmond Parrington says either way, Sleep Train Arena will either have to be rezoned or torn down.

02/23/2015

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Contentious Raises For Sacramento Firefighters Approved By City Council

The Sacramento City Council approved a contract giving most firefighters a 12 percent raise over the next two years, with firefighters paying more toward retirement and health care costs.

01/13/2015

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Auditor Questions Sacramento Fire Department Narcotics Tracking System

City auditor Jorge Oseguera called the department’s tracking system into question after a discrepancy where the department’s inventory of morphine was off by 100 vials after someone entered a wrong number.

08/08/2014

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Sacramento Taxi Drivers Say English Test Requirement Is Setting Them Up For Failure

Part of a newly passed ordinance that recently went into effect requires drivers to know a certain level of English. The city says the requirement came from passenger complaints.

08/08/2014

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Gold Rush Days Changed To Americana In Old Sacramento For Labor Day Weekend

There won’t be dirt on the streets, or bad guys and shootouts, but an event called Americana in Old Sacramento is planned for early September.

08/07/2014

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Medical-Marijuana Dispensary May Be Forced To Shut Down Despite Support From School Staff

Some say A Therapeutic Alternative doesn’t belong in the neighborhood right across from a daycare with a middle school around the corner and just steps away from McKinley Park.

07/23/2014

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Sacramento City Council Taking Final Vote Tonight On Downtown Arena

The Sacramento City Council is scheduled to take its final vote on a $477 million downtown arena for the Kings NBA franchise.

05/20/2014

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Does Sacramento Have Enough Qualified Workers For Downtown Arena Project?

Construction on the arena is supposed to create thousands of jobs, with more than half of those new jobs expected to go to people living in Sacramento.

05/19/2014

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Sacramento City Council Floating Restaurant Patio Smoking Ban

The Sacramento City Council is floating another smoking ban, this one expanding current bar and restaurant restriction to patios.

02/17/2014

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