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  • Antioch woman heads Kiwanis' biggest regional unit
    published on Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:42:40 GMT
    Cherice Gilliam's devotion to children and helping them find a way through the rigors of a difficult world fills almost every moment of her life these days, and now it has taken her to a historic leadership post in one of the world's most dedicated child-service groups. In mid-August, she was the first African-American woman ever elected to the governorship of the California - Nevada - Hawaii Kiwanis, the highest post in the club's largest unit....
  • California Assembly approves bill baring Confederate names
    published on Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:41:19 GMT
    A statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis is moved from its location in front of the school's main tower the University of Texas campus, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Austin, Texas. The California State Assembly has passed a bill that would ban Confederate symbolism at schools, specifically requiring schools named after historical confereates to change their names by 2017....
  • Winters Theatre Company celebrating 35 years on stage
    published on Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:45:32 GMT
    The year was 1980 and "Evita" and "Children of a Lesser God" took home the Tony Awards for the best musical and play, respectively. Meanwhile, in the bucolic town of Winters, a talented woman from Massachusetts with an undergraduate degree in drama embarked on a mission to find a local community theater group....
  • Teacher Decorates Classroom In 'Kanye West' Theme To Inspire Students
    published on Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:23:07 GMT
    CBS13/CW31 Television NEWS TIPS: Call 916-374-1301; toll-free: 1-800-374-TV13 or email news@kovr.com. CBS13 is getting answers....
  • States' Common Core Testing Showing Scores Higher Than Expected
    published on Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:56:49 GMT
    CBS13/CW31 Television NEWS TIPS: Call 916-374-1301; toll-free: 1-800-374-TV13 or email news@kovr.com. CBS13 is getting answers....
  • Washington keeps starting QB quiet until opener at Boise St
    published on Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:15:58 GMT
    The Washington coach has no intention of making a public announcement of his starting quarterback before the Huskies take the field Friday night to face the 23rd-ranked Broncos. Petersen acknowledged Sunday the team knows who is going to start at quarterback, but he is keeping it internal for now....
  • Winters, David P.
    published on Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:00:00 GMT
    David P. Winters FREMONT: David P. Winters of Fremont passed away at his home while surrounded by family on Friday, August 28, 2015. He was born on August 16, 1939 in Fremont to Richard and Bea Winters....
  • Clean Energy To Build New CNG Stations For Multiple Transit Agencies And Large School District
    published on Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:11:18 GMT
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. today announced that it will construct new compressed natural gas stations for Arlington Transit in Arlington County, Virginia; Nassau Inter-County Express in Long Island, NY; and North Kansas City School District, which is set to become the largest school district in the U.S. to transition its school bus fleet to CNG. "Despite lower oil prices, Clean Energy continues to add fueling partnerships across all our transportation markets," said Andrew J. Littlefair, president...
  • WJU Gala to Honor Four Esteemed Alumni
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    William Jessup University will honor four esteemed alumni who are excelling in their respective fields of endeavor at its annual Jessup Gala, which takes place Sunday, October 4 at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento. The event, which begins at 5:30 p.m., raises funds for student scholarships....
  • Brian Medeiros and Nic Stover: Extend federal solar investment tax credit
    published on Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:22:46 GMT
    Solar power is a bright spot in California's economy, especially in the Central Valley. Our state has just celebrated a tremendous milestone - 10 gigawatts of solar energy deployed - more solar than the United Kingdom, France or Spain, and enough power for nearly 2.6 million California homes....
  • When The Wells Run Dry: How Central California Is Coping With The Drought
    published on Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:09:33 GMT
    CBS13/CW31 Television NEWS TIPS: Call 916-374-1301; toll-free: 1-800-374-TV13 or email news@kovr.com. CBS13 is getting answers....
  • Pac-12 football: Washington keeps starting QB quiet until opener at Boise St
    published on Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:51:13 GMT
    The Washington coach has no intention of making a public announcement of his starting quarterback before the Huskies take the field Friday night to face the 23rd-ranked Broncos. Petersen acknowledged Sunday the team knows who is going to start at quarterback, but he is keeping it internal for now....
  • SoCal needs NorCal water
    published on Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:12:43 GMT
    If weather forecasters are right , drought-plagued California may at last get a much-needed soaking this winter from El NiA o. And a considerable proportion of the rainfall is likely to hit Southern California....
  • World, heal thyself
    published on Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:46:27 GMT
    "Our main goal is a prescription for a safe and healthy world," said Dr. Catherine Thomasson. The president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Thomasson visited Sacramento last week to give a public presentation on her recent visit to Iran, stressing the need to avoid either threats or sanctions when dealing with the country's nuclear program....
  • Sacramento native to read debut novel in Davis
    published on Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:46:22 GMT
    The Avid Reader will feature Sacramento native Bethany Kohler for a reading, discussion, and signing of her debut novel, “Abigail,” a fantasy inspired by fairy tales, on Saturday, Sept. 5, starting at 7:30 p.m. Waking up in the royal castle was the last thing young peasant Abigail expected---and it was the last thing the evil Duke Von Wargenbergg expected, too....
  • ACCJC Not Budging
    published on Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:41:38 GMT
    Unmoved by fresh evidence, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges affirmed its 2013 decision to revoke City College's accreditation leaving the alternative, untested and possibly more stringent path of "restoration" the sole recourse for retaining accreditation. "While I don't think this news was a surprise, it is deeply disappointing," Interim Chancellor Susan Lamb wrote in an Aug. 5 email....
  • Vallejo High School football team loses close game to Natomas
    published on Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:43:11 GMT
    The Vallejo High School football team lost to host Natomas of Sacramento, 7-0, on Friday in the 2015 season opener for both schools....
  • Language center in Dixon welcomes students to Spain
    published on Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:46:45 GMT
    Students at the Dixon Language Center talks will be able to enroll in a variety of classes for both children and adults. Joel Rosenbaum - The Reporter If you hear the lively strains of flamenco music as you travel through Dixon, don't panic - it just means you're nearing Little Spain....
  • Biz Bits: Chico gets another scuba shop
    published on Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:09:36 GMT
    You think of scuba shops being near the ocean, but there are opportunities for underwater investigation around here, says British-born Rich Astley, who just open Chico's newest dive shop, Scuba Hut at The Esplanade and East Avenue, not far from Hula's Barbecue. Chico's also centrally located to inland diving in local rivers or Lake Tahoe or Whiskeytown, but the ocean really isn't that far away, he notes....
  • W. Scott Lamb: 3 American heroes in Paris motivated by their Christian faith
    published on Sat, 29 Aug 2015 23:25:25 GMT
    "They're all Christians, they're all very religious." Peter Skarlatos, the brother of Alek Skarlato told the Sacramento Bee....