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  • Four neighborhood groups vote to oppose Sacramento 'strong mayor'
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:38:12 GMT
    Members of four central city neighborhood associations have voted to oppose Measure L, the November ballot measure seeking to increase the authority of the mayor's office. The Southside Park Neighborhood Association, the Marshall School/New Era Park Neighborhood Association, the Midtown Neighborhood Association and the Newton Booth Neighborhood Association are opposing the measure, according to Stop the Power Grab, the campaign trying to defeat the plan....
  • Cyberbullying panel aims to curb malicious behavior among youth
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:27:07 GMT
    Social Media Club Sacramento will host a panel discussion about how adults can help young people avoid and handle cyberbullying. Some studies already suggest that adults frequently use social-media content "to intimidate and harass subordinates and rivals at work."...
  • AM Alert: Fate of plastic bag ban awaits on final day for bill signings
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:13:17 GMT
    Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated that he will sign a bill making California the first state in the nation to ban single-use plastic bags from grocery stores. Facing a deadline to take action before midnight tonight, Gov. Jerry Brown has been on a tear of bill signings in recent days....
  • Voxox Announces Three Channel Partner Program Promotions
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:59:49 GMT
    VoxoxA , the most comprehensive cloud-based rich communication service for consumers and businesses, today announced that three of its channel partner program members have received promotions. Voxox's Joann Farrar, formerly senior channel manager, assumes the role of VP, agent channel; Joe Schiavone, formerly national channel manager, is now VP, dealer channel; and channel program executive, Tad Nikolich, formerly VP of business sales, is now SVP business sales....
  • California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks in the Rotunda of the State Capitol in Sacramento, Calif.
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:52:37 GMT
    The conversation bout sexual assault on American college campuses has taken on a sense of urgency as it has been elevated to the national level, including through a new White House-sponsored campaign called " It's On Us ." But lawmakers in Washington are slow to enact reforms, and states are stepping in to fill the space....
  • DMTC makes musical theater accessible to everyone
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:51:13 GMT
    The Davis Musical Theatre Company, now in its 30th year, is the longest-running, year-round, non-professional musical theater company in California. Its mission is "to produce quality, affordable, family-oriented theatrical musicals open to all people....
  • Enterprises TV to Air in the Sacramento, California Area in October
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:29:31 GMT
    The Enterprises TV show will be airing in Sacramento, California and vicinity throughout the month of October. As the capital city of the state, Sacramento is the business, agriculture, education and legislative center for the area....
  • Republic FC notes: Preki gets kudos for leading expansion team to USL Pro title
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:24:42 GMT
    Under coach Preki, Republic FC became USL Pro's first West Coast champion. "He has brought out in these players something a lot of mere mortals would not have been able to do," Republic FC technical director Graham Smith said....
  • Organ donations are the focus of photographer's social media campaign
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Freelance photographer David Y. Lee, left, takes a photo of Amy Starr, who has been waiting for a heart transplant for nearly three months on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif....
  • 'Full speed' collision injures P.E. students
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:20:01 GMT
    Two students were injured when they ran into each other during a physical education class at Park Middle School in Antioch Monday, according to school district and fire officials. The two sixth-grade boys were "running at full speed" when they collided during a class around 9:20 a.m., according to Antioch Unified School District Superintendent Donald Gill....
  • Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man accused of drunken driving in fatal 2013 crash?
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:04:12 GMT
    Our son's high school friend, Ryan Hoppe, was awaiting trial for causing the vehicular death of Christine Shimosaka last year. He was intoxicated at the time of the accident....
  • California enacts strict student privacy law
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:43:49 GMT
    Gov. Jerry Brown has approved what supporters say will be the nation's toughest law in protecting students' privacy rights. The bill by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, a Democrat from Sacramento, prohibits companies from using students' personal information for profit....
  • California Enacts Nation's First 'Yes Means Yes' Law
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:37:56 GMT
    California Governor Jerry Brown gestures as he unveils his proposed 2014-15 state budget in Sacramento, California, January 9, 2014. Brown continued his message of fiscal restraint in his state budget plan, which would increase funding for education but not restore many recession-era cuts, including healthcare services for the poor....
  • Students Injured In P.E. Class Collision
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:36:11 GMT
    Two students were injured when they ran into each other during a physical education class at Park Middle School in Antioch this morning, according to school district and fire officials. The two sixth-grade boys were "running at full speed" when they collided during a class around 9:20 a.m., according to Antioch Unified School District Superintendent Donald Gill....
  • On This Day in Aviation History
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:15:14 GMT
    2 Service Flying Training School collide in mid-air and became locked together in flight. A successful emergency landing is made at Brocklesby, New South Wales, and the four crewmen survive....
  • Campus sexual assault: Brown signs 'affirmative consent' bill
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:08:59 GMT
    A new law requires California's public and private colleges receiving state funds to use an "affirmative consent," or "yes-means-yes," standard when investigating sexual assaults. Senate Bill 967, signed into law Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown, states that a person's silence or lack of resistance does not imply a green light, that consent can be withdrawn at any time, and that it's the responsibility of both -- or all -- involved to be sure a sexual act is desired....
  • Sacramento Prefers Education over Fines for Water Wasters
    published on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:53:39 GMT
    Water Year 2014 is drawing to a close tomorrow. Once the calendar turns to October, 2014 will go down as one of the driest years in California history....
  • More...
    published on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:26:58 GMT
    Put Marcel Kenion in front of a keyboard or in a batter's box with a softball bat and there's one thing for sure ... the man can swing. The 24-year-old musician and softball enthusiast recently joined forces with the Sacramento-Lincoln based Anarchy....
  • Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Protect Homeless, Foster Youth
    published on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:20:32 GMT
    Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation to help protect the most vulnerable Californians - homeless children and adults and foster youth. The Governor signed the following bills today: AB 388 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro : Clarifies how juvenile courts may consider a child's dependent minor status when determining whether to place that child in delinquency and requires DSS to make public additional information about licensing and monitoring requirements...
  • Michael Allen Hanks Baxter
    published on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:53:10 GMT
    Michael Allen Hanks Baxter died on Sept. 22, 2014, after a courageous battle with a terminal illness....