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  • Federal grand jury indicts Durham residents for interstate marijuana trafficking
    published on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:39:05 GMT
    Sacramento >> A federal grand jury has indicted two Durham residents on charges of conspiring to grow and distribute marijuana throughout the country. Defendants David Wayne Schell, 54, and Teri Janelle Schell, 59, were both charged in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California for manufacture of marijuana and conspiring to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana....
  • a Sacramento region adds 8,000 jobs, mostly in public sector
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:16:14 GMT
    The four-county Sacramento region added 8,000 jobs in October, with gains mostly driven by public education and state government. Sacramento's unemployment rate was 6.6 percent, an amount unchanged from September, reported the state Employment Development Department on Friday....
  • Students barking up the wrong tree
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:18:48 GMT
    As the regents of the University of California considered, and then approved, a plan to increase tuition by 5 percent a year for five years, student protests hit not only the regents' meetings themselves, but UC Davis and other campuses in the largest public university system in the country. ULTIMATELY, while the rage against the immediate decision-makers is understandable, the students - and voters concerned with the future of UC - may be better served by turning their focus away from the local...
  • "Harry Potter" Yule Ball
    published on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:35:20 GMT
    Dress in your finest robes and bring your witch and wizard friends to dance the winter away at Sacramento Public Library's first-ever Yule Ball. Dec. 19, Friday, 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Yule Ball Central Library 828 I St. Free event....
  • California tuition hike fight shifts to Sacramento
    published on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT
    SAN FRANCISCO >> University of California President Janet Napolitano prevailed Thursday in persuading the university's governing board to authorize five years' of tuition increases, a deliberate but politically risky move likely to ignite months of debate to determine if the costs ultimately fall on students or taxpayers. Over the shouts of demonstrators and the opposition of Gov. Jerry Brown, the UC Board of Regents voted 14-7 to approve tuition increases of as much as 5 percent in each of the ...
  • ACTFL Announces 2015 National Language Teacher of the Year
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:48:48 GMT
    San Antonio, TX-The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages is pleased to announce the 2015 National Language Teacher of the Year has been awarded to Nicole Naditz, a French language teacher from Bella Vista High School in Sacramento, California and a member of the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching. The award presentation was held during the Opening General Session of the 2014 ACTFL Convention & World Languages Expo in San Antonio, TX....
  • BioEnergy Bytes
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:26:38 GMT
    In this edition of the Ethanol Report, Robert White with the Renewable Fuels Association president talks about a new E85 price study and photo contest. The Oleofuels 2015 conference will take place June 10-11, 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany....
  • Charter schools that require volunteering are breaking the law
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:14:59 GMT
    Scores of public charter schools throughout California, including the San Carlos Charter Learning Center and Everest Public High School in Redwood City, are violating state law by forcing families to volunteer or pay a fee as a condition of enrollment, according to a report released Thursday. Public Advocates Inc., which has offices in San Francisco and Sacramento, investigated 555 of the state's 1,130 charter schools and found that one-third explicitly require unpaid "service hours."...
  • George Skelton: Gov. Brown's unnecessary fundraising is certainly legal -- but a turnoff
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:10:22 GMT
    It's not that Gov. Jerry Brown did anything illegal. It clearly was within the law....
  • Protesters Convene in Storke Plaza for Rally on Tuition
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:47:48 GMT
    Students and community members protest in Storke Plaza Thursday at a rally against the recently-approved UC tuition plan. Stephen Manga/Daily Nexus Students and faculty rallied at Storke Tower Thursday to protest the recently approved the UC tuition increase plan, which caps potential yearly increases at five percent over the next five years, in an event hosted by Associated Students....
  • Stuart Waldman: California's economy threatened by rise of foreign patent trolls
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT
    California's innovation economy faces constant challenges in striking a balance between fostering economic growth and sensible government oversight. Yet in recent years, a new and very serious threat has arisen not from Sacramento, but from overseas....
  • Increased higher education funding critically needed
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:40:16 GMT
    Last Friday I attended the Public Policy Institute of California meeting on "Higher Education Finance in California," sponsored by The James Irvine Foundation and held at the CSAC Conference Center in Sacramento. The PPIC "is dedicated to informing and improving public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research."...
  • A new home for the Sacramento Ballet and other traditional arts groups is a worthy goal
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:16:17 GMT
    Here's what's going on: Last December, city council approved a lease arrangement for the Sacramento Ballet, plus the opera and philharmonic's new organization, the Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance. The goal was to move these arts powerhouses into the old Fremont School building at N and 24th streets, then rename it the Studios for Performing Arts....
  • Downey Adult School students qualify for California Shorthand Reporters
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:42:28 GMT
    Downey Adult School students Edgar Tsarukyan, Susan Bruzzese, Natalie Parvizi, Amber Pilson, and Rashad Gordon qualified recently to take the California Shorthand Reporters Examination to be held on Friday, Nov. 21, in Sacramento. The examination is given three times a year and is the equivalent to a bar exam....
  • Cypress College mortuary science may offer 4-year degrees
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:50:12 GMT
    The mortuary science program at Cypress College was recently selected by North Orange County Community College District trustees as the district's applicant for a statewide bachelor's degree pilot program. Beginning no later than the 2017-2018 school year, up to 15 community college districts will be allowed to grant four-year degrees at one of its colleges for an academic program not offered at the University of California and California State University systems....
  • 'A really decent guy': Lawyer denies former Branson headmaster was dealing drugs
    published on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT
    Former Branson School headmaster Woody Price made his initial court appearance on drug charges Thursday as his lawyer denied the most serious allegation of drug dealing. "He was not selling drugs," said defense attorney Donald Heller, who said the drugs were possessed for personal use....
  • Fight Over University Of California Tuition Hike Shifts To Sacramento
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:36:31 GMT
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  • Linebacker leads Will C. Wood High School football team into section quarterfinals tonight
    published on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:35:38 GMT
    Will C. Wood linebacker Tanner Nelson zeroes in on the Antioch High School quarterback Harrison Ong during their game in September. Nelson is one of the leaders on the Wildcats' defense....
  • Team KJ wants do-overs
    published on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:08:26 GMT
    Three years ago, Sacramento City Council member Jay Schenirer and Mayor Kevin Johnson were on the bitter losing end of a redistricting fight involving the UC Davis Medical Center. The majority of the city council voted to move the Med Center out of Schenirer's District 5 and into Kevin McCarty's District 6. City council boundaries - just like congressional districts, school board and state legislative districts - have to be redrawn every 10 years, following the decennial census....
  • Regents Approve Tuition Hike For University Of California
    published on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:03:45 GMT
    CBS13 Welcome to CBS13/CW31 on CBSSacramento.com! CBS13 has joined forces with KHTK Sports 1140 in Sacramento to give you the best Sacramento has to offer as CBS Local. CBS13 is part of CBS Television Stations, a [...] KHTK Sports 1140 Contact KHTK Sports 1140: Studio Line: 339-1140 Toll Free: 920-1140 Text Line: 441140 Air Staff: Host: Keith Brooks Host: Carmichael Dave Host: Deuce Host: Jason Ross Host: Grant Napear Producer: Jodi Bacon For [...] BREAKING Update: University of California regen...