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  • Drought, plastic bags prompt new California laws
    published on Sat, 27 Dec 2014 20:41:29 GMT
    In this July 8, 2014, file photo, a sign alerts visitors to water conservation efforts at the state Capitol, in Sacramento, Calif. New laws to deal with California's historic drought, are among the more than 900 bills passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2014, that will take effect Jan. 1, 2015....
  • Kids Helping Kids
    published on Sat, 27 Dec 2014 17:54:34 GMT
    Kids Helping Kids is a an entirely student-run, official 501 nonprofit organization run by the Advanced Placement Economics students at San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, California. They are a group of empowered students making a difference from the classroom to the community....
  • Dick Spotswood: Marin's fortune to have had fine civic leadership
    published on Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:31:37 GMT
    During the past 35 years, I've been immersed in Marin politics, government and journalism. Despite what many perceive about elected officials in this age of cynicism, I've come across some fine people in elected community service....
  • Suisun museum adds Japanese-American internment exhibit
    published on Sat, 27 Dec 2014 05:12:51 GMT
    Henry Maeyama graduated from Armijo High School in 1941 only to become one of 915 Japanese-American Solano County residents told a year later to pack what they could into a few bags for transport to an internment camp. That experience did not stop Maeyama from stepping forward to join the Army to serve in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which fought in Italy and France, before coming back to farm in Suisun Valley....
  • Will C. Wood High School seniors ready for all-star football game
    published on Sat, 27 Dec 2014 04:51:54 GMT
    Carlos Meraz plans to be at Napa's Memorial Stadium tonight for the East-West All-Star Football Classic as a way of saying thank you to four members of his senior class who helped pave the way to success at Will C. Wood High School in 2014. “It will definitely be fun watching them play one more time,” said Meraz, the head coach of the Wildcats....
  • SF Giants championship trophy coming to Vacaville
    published on Sat, 27 Dec 2014 01:23:59 GMT
    Solano County fans of the San Francisco Giants will get the opportunity to see all three of their World Championship trophies when they arrive in mid-January in Vacaville as part of the four-month-long trophy tour, the San Francisco Giants announced. The tour to show off the 2010, 2012 and 2014 trophies starts Jan. 7 at Raley Field in Sacramento and will make Vacaville its sixth stop in a road trip that will include stops throughout this state, Oregon and Nevada before ending April 13 in San Fra...
  • California readies for 900 new laws
    published on Sat, 27 Dec 2014 01:20:40 GMT
    Josefina and Marta Martinez of San Jose are given applications for driver's licenses by Department of Motor Vehicles staffer Jeffrey Russell at the new DMV office in San Jose. Kiara Hawkins, 19, who came in to get an identification card, gets ready for her photograph at the new Department of Motor Vehicles office in San Jose....
  • Union power
    published on Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:09:28 GMT
    From the Victor Valley to Sacramento and even Washington, a drama is playing out that pits the American dream vs. the California nightmare, right vs. wrong and self-determination vs. government interference. The American dream is embodied by Apple Valley's Dr. Prem Reddy, who rose from a village in India to become a cardiologist, entrepreneur and now hugely successful businessman as founder, chairman, president and CEO of Prime Healthcare....
  • UC Davis among nation's friendliest colleges
    published on Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:49:28 GMT
    The University of California Davis is among the top 20 entries on a new list of colleges with the friendliest students. The local school ranks No....
  • Special Guest: WMMA Fighter Jessica Pryor
    published on Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:22:26 GMT
    Fight Fans Lock it into The SnP Show Saturday Dec 27th at 2pm mountain time with Syndee and Poetrynmotion. Talking and debating the latest MMA news....
  • Politicians use 'ghost' campaigns to fight specter of lost funds
    published on Fri, 26 Dec 2014 02:13:54 GMT
    In politics, money matters, and plenty of out-of-work politicians want to hang on to their campaign cash for as long as they can. But state election law requires candidates to close their campaign accounts and disperse the money within two years after losing an election or being termed out of office....
  • Letters for December 25, 2014
    published on Thu, 25 Dec 2014 17:48:05 GMT
    Really? Another anxious article about Midtown's changing character? The opposite of gentrification is slumification. Creating appealing residential opportunities for higher-income people is smart and desirable....
  • Cal Fire highlights the importance of trees in California
    published on Thu, 25 Dec 2014 16:33:38 GMT
    Sacramento >> Trees are an essential part of California's climate and are vital to improving air quality and conserving water. To help educate Californians on the value that trees provide to building successful, healthy cities and neighborhoods, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and California ReLeaf are announcing the annual statewide Arbor Week poster contest for students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades....
  • Best and worst education news of 2014 -- a teachera s list
    published on Thu, 25 Dec 2014 09:18:41 GMT
    Here is veteran teacher Larry Ferlazzo's annual list for the best/worst education news of the year. Ferlazzo teaches English and Social Studies at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California....
  • Ask Joey
    published on Thu, 25 Dec 2014 08:27:50 GMT
    Got a problem? Write, email or leave a message for Joey at News & Review. Give your name, telephone number and question - all correspondence will be kept strictly confidential....
  • California Governor Grants 105 Pardons on Christmas Eve
    published on Thu, 25 Dec 2014 05:15:23 GMT
    Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo. called the shooting of a teenager by a police officer in Berkeley on Tuesday night a "reminder" of the tough job police officers do on... -- The United Nations Mission in Liberia said Wednesday that a staff member has tested positive for Ebola.According to a statement from the mission, the st... The Ethanol Committee of the National Corn Growers Association met in St. Louis recently to review current programs and initiatives related to domestically produced biofuels, ... On...
  • Kelly Ripa Shares Her Family's Christmas Cards From Years Past
    published on Thu, 25 Dec 2014 05:14:44 GMT
    Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo. called the shooting of a teenager by a police officer in Berkeley on Tuesday night a "reminder" of the tough job police officers do on... -- The United Nations Mission in Liberia said Wednesday that a staff member has tested positive for Ebola.According to a statement from the mission, the st... The Ethanol Committee of the National Corn Growers Association met in St. Louis recently to review current programs and initiatives related to domestically produced biofuels, ... On...
  • High school football: 7 Winters players to participate in small-school Optimist All-Star Game
    published on Thu, 25 Dec 2014 03:04:04 GMT
    They are the only non-Sac Joaquin Section team represented. They have the most players on the South All-Stars of any team represented....
  • This week -- Published Dec. 25, 2014
    published on Thu, 25 Dec 2014 01:51:55 GMT
    Home for the holidays, this Franklin High School graduate and some skilled friends assemble for a bit of freewheeling fun. Klooster, now a Pasadena resident, records and tours as a keyboard player and vocalist in San Jose's Smash Mouth....
  • New Year's Eve 'funk fest' to draw bands
    published on Thu, 25 Dec 2014 01:50:15 GMT
    Mark Adam Wood Jr. sings his way into 2015 in a sort of home away from home. At least, it's seemed that way recently....