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Man donates 13,000 books to Sacramento library group
A Sacramento man has donated 13,000 books to the Friends of the Arden-Dimick Library, the largest donation the organization has ever received and one that includes works spanning topics from the Civil War to women’s studies.
Kenneth Anderson, of Sacramento, with All Pro Moving, stacks boxes filled with the more 13,000 books from a collection donated by Frank Rose to the Friends of the Arden-Dimick Library, the largest donation of its kind. The library will be selling many of the books. ...
23 Jul 2014 at 10:25pm

UC Davis to work with Chinese on food safety
The agreement brings together UC Davis and China’s Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University. The schools will work together to propose solutions for current problems in food safety in China at every point along its food chain, and will seek to improve tracing of food products.
23 Jul 2014 at 11:45pm

California pharmacies resist push to translate drug labels
Some health advocates want the California State Board of Pharmacy to require pharmacies to provide translated prescription labels for limted-English speakers.
A pharmacist fills prescriptions inside the pharmacy at Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center.
24 Jul 2014 at 12:00am

Family keeps up search for UC Berkeley student six weeks after he went missin...
The missing-person fliers for Vernon “Cody” Matthews hang at trailheads, campgrounds and businesses from Placerville to Tahoe.
Vernon “Cody” Matthews was at a cabin near Pollock Pines, but can’t be located.
23 Jul 2014 at 9:49pm

Dignity Health, Anthem Blue Cross continue talks beyond contract termination ...
San Francisco-based Dignity Health and Anthem Blue Cross have gone into overtime on negotiations for a new contract, but both sides appear confident of an eventual agreement.
23 Jul 2014 at 9:29pm

Utility boxes to get artistic look in downtown Sacramento
An art project that beautifies street-side utility boxes downtown will be unveiled to the public early next month.
Utility box after transformation
Utility box after artistic touch
23 Jul 2014 at 9:48pm

Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to Tower Bridge operator blamed for ve...
Whatever happened to the Tower Bridge operator whose negligence resulted in a car driving off the bridge and killing, I believe, three people?
23 Jul 2014 at 9:18pm

Feds propose phasing out older crude-oil train tank cars
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed a two-year phase-out of older railroad tank cars used to transport crude oil, which have been involved in several serious derailments over the past year. Officials in California and Sacramento applauded the move by the federal transportation agency. But some local leaders say they want the federal government to be do more.
On Sunday, July 20, 2014, more than month after a train derailment in Buhl, Ala., several tank cars that we...
23 Jul 2014 at 9:40pm

NBA player Matt Barnes uses social media to hunt Sacramento aunt’s murder sus...
Sacramento Police said suspect Michael Lee Williams is believed to still be in the south Sacramento area
Los Angeles Clippers small forward Matt Barnes talks with Chris Mullin, adviser to the Kings chairman, before a game at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento in November 2013. Barnes has posted a plea on social media for information about the July 8 stabbing of his aunt, Tanganyika Williams.
Michael Williams
23 Jul 2014 at 9:45pm

Paperwork oversight delays Fair Oaks Boulevard sidewalk project
Sacramento County officials say a paperwork oversight likely will delay sidewalk construction along Fair Oaks Boulevard, near Jesuit High School and the Five Points Shopping Center, until next spring.
23 Jul 2014 at 9:48pm

Ask Emily: Medi-cal renewals: Another backlog on horizon?
Let’s start with some good news (because everything is relative): The backlog of Medi-Cal applications that I called “monumental” last month is now merely “massive.”
Emily Bazar writes for the CHCF Center for Health Reporting, answering questions about the Affordable Care Act. Read all her columns at
17 Jul 2014 at 12:28pm

Ask Emily: Help! Out-of-network emergency woes
Ask Emily is a biweekly column by Emily Bazar of the CHCF Center for Health Reporting, answering questions about the Affordable Care Act. Read all her columns at
Emily Bazar writes for the CHCF Center for Health Reporting, answering questions about the Affordable Care Act. Read all her columns at
1 Jul 2014 at 8:22pm

Ask Emily: How to fight an unexpected bill under Obamacare
Do your homework. That’s the advice that health insurance companies have long given.
Emily Bazar writes for the CHCF Center for Health Reporting, answering questions about the Affordable Care Act. Read all her columns at
17 Jun 2014 at 12:00am

KCRA TV 3 News

Contact lost with Air Algerie plane
An Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board has dropped off radar, prompting a search for the missing plane, the airline's operator said Thursday. Flight 5017 lost radar contact 50 minutes after takeoff from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, early Thursd...
24 Jul 2014 at 4:28am

Elk Grove approves plan for new, 651-home subdivision
The city of Elk Grove is approving a plan for a new subdivision with 651 homes.
23 Jul 2014 at 11:32pm

Cal Expo police arrest major credit card fraud suspect
A 21-year-old man was arrested in Sacramento on Tuesday, accused of creating credit cards in his name with stolen account numbers -- and using that stolen data to spend thousands of dollars on electronics, clothes, shoes and jewelry, police said.
23 Jul 2014 at 10:13pm

NorCal mom accused of leaving kids in car to visit casino
A mother accused of leaving her young children in a car while she gambled at a Livermore casino is facing child endangerment charges.
23 Jul 2014 at 9:21pm

California seeks final ruling on teacher tenure
Gov. Jerry Brown refused to say Wednesday if he plans to appeal a Los Angeles judge's closely watched decision to strike down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers.
23 Jul 2014 at 9:13pm

Transparency, critics, stress: Chief reflects on Stockton spree a week later
An hour-long, high-speed police chase with hostages inside a car, moving targets and virtually no boundaries -- these were challenges Stockton officers had never encountered until one week ago.
23 Jul 2014 at 8:03pm

Brown calls border crossings humanitarian issue
Gov. Jerry Brown is calling the arrival of unaccompanied young migrants to the U.S.-Mexico border a humanitarian issue and says California will do its part.
23 Jul 2014 at 8:02pm

Judge sets bail for Yuba City standoff suspect
A judge set bail Wednesday for a man accused of holding people hostage two years ago inside a Yuba City store.
23 Jul 2014 at 6:29pm

Marysville girl, 1, injured when car backs over her
A 1-year-old child suffered major injuries after being struck by a vehicle that was backing out of a driveway in Marysville.
23 Jul 2014 at 3:43pm

President Obama leaves Bay Area after fundraising trip
President Barack Obama left the Bay Area this afternoon after a quick visit that included fundraising events in San Francisco and the South Bay earlier Wednesday.
23 Jul 2014 at 3:10pm

Red Bluff Daily News

City allows for diagonal parking on 700 block of Washington Street
RED BLUFF >> Parking along the western half of the 700 block of Washington Street between Washington and Pine streets will soon be changing from parallel to diagonal.
22 Jul 2014 at 11:00pm

Naked thieves take burgers from SW Fla eatery
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest.
23 Jul 2014 at 11:00pm

Tehama County Supervisors question benefit of housing assistance grant
RED BLUFF >> The acceptance of grant funding to provide housing assistance for Tehama County's low income population Tuesday received anything but the rubber stamp of approval from the Board of Supervisors.
22 Jul 2014 at 11:00pm

Former Lady Spartans soccer coach gets NCAA D-I job
RED BLUFF >> A former Lady Spartans soccer coach and Red Bluff High School graduate has landed an NCAA Division I coaching job.
21 Jul 2014 at 11:00pm

Jeep broadsides sedan near Dairyville market; no injuries reported
DAIRYVILLE >> A two-vehicle crash Tuesday on State Route 99E near Oklahoma Avenue snarled traffic for about an hour but left no one injured.
22 Jul 2014 at 11:00pm

China's love and dating scene laid out on stage
BEIJING (AP) — For many of today's Chinese youth looking for a partner, love takes second place to parental pressure, moving up the social ladder and a heavy dose of fear drummed into women that they will end up as "leftover.
23 Jul 2014 at 11:00pm

Willie Nelson, Farm Aid coming to N. Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Willie Nelson and the annual Farm Aid concert and food festival are coming to North Carolina.
23 Jul 2014 at 11:00pm

More works found at German collector's apartment
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they have found a few more art works at the apartment of the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt, including a sculpture apparently by Edgar Degas and another that could be by Auguste Rodin.
23 Jul 2014 at 11:00pm

Red Bluff-Tehama County police and fire reports: July 23, 2014
The following information has been compiled from Red Bluff Police Department, Tehama County Sheriff's Department, Corning Police Department and California Highway Patrol logs.
22 Jul 2014 at 11:00pm

Chico Enterprise Record

Homeless could be causing CARD rent loss
CHICO >> A big grassy meadow in the back of Chico Community Center on Vallombrosa Avenue has been used for weddings, retirement gatherings and parties for decades, but Chico's homeless problem is being felt there.
22 Jul 2014 at 11:00pm

Chico man sentenced to more than 25 years state prison for attack, shooting
OROVILLE >> A Chico man was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years, eight months in state prison for a May 2013 stabbing and a shooting last January.
22 Jul 2014 at 11:00pm

San Jose resident, Orland men sentenced to prison for selling counterfeit CDs...
SACRAMENTO >> A third defendant facing federal charges of selling and trafficking counterfeit goods after a multi-agency investigation involving several counties was sentenced to prison.
22 Jul 2014 at 11:00pm

Residents, neighbors help catch thief
CHICO >> Neighborhood teamwork played into the arrest of two suspects suspected of petty theft Tuesday afternoon.
21 Jul 2014 at 11:00pm

No leads in Chico jewelry store smash and grab
CHICO >> A jewelry store owner is still looking for the four suspects who broke into her Mangrove Avenue showroom and destroyed her shop, but she said there's a lack of progress.
22 Jul 2014 at 11:00pm

Judge clears way for anti-fracking petition to move forward
CHICO >> An initiative drive aimed at banning hydraulic fracturing in Butte County has received judicial sanction to move forward.
22 Jul 2014 at 11:00pm

Hiker dies after being rescued near San Diego
SAN DIEGO (AP) >> San Diego County sheriff's officials say an 18-year-old hiker rescued from a trail in the Cleveland National Forest has died at a hospital.
22 Jul 2014 at 11:00pm

Death notices for July 24
ARELLANO-BIAZ: Isidro Arellano-biaz, 78, of Chico, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Chico. Arrangements are under the direction of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home, 342-9003.
22 Jul 2014 at 11:00pm

Sawmill Peak set to open in early August
CHICO >> Sen. Jim Nielsen said Wednesday afternoon that Sawmill Peak will open in early August after he met with 5th District Supervisor Doug Teeter and local leaders to discuss the issue.
22 Jul 2014 at 11:00pm

Zoologist returns to Oroville for talk on Bigfoot
OROVILLE >> A zoologist who has studied Bigfoot claims for decades will return to Oroville this week as the featured guest of the Summer Speaker series at the Lake Oroville Visitor Center.
20 Jul 2014 at 11:00pm

Sacramento CBSLocal

EXCLUSIVE: Woman Shares Harrowing Experience During Stockton Bank Robbery
Janie Martinez was one of the last people to see Misty Holt-Singh alive before police say she was taken hostage and used as a human shield following a nearly hour-long pursuit.
24 Jul 2014 at 12:15am

Medical-Marijuana Dispensary May Be Forced To Shut Down Despite Support From ...
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.
23 Jul 2014 at 11:53pm

American River Parkway Fires Put Focus On Homeless Camps Amid Dry Brush
No homes burned in the July 4 fire, but smoke from the 160-acre blaze postponed a Sacramento Republic FC match and nearly meant the cancellation of the Cal Expo fireworks show.
23 Jul 2014 at 11:48pm

Woodland Groundwater Hits All-Time Low Amid California Drought
The city?s one and only water source is lower than during the droughts in 1977 and 1992. It?s dropped to 69 feet below sea level.
23 Jul 2014 at 11:45pm

Governor: Border Crossings A Humanitarian Issue
Brown says the arrival of unaccompanied migrant children should not be the subject of political posturing.
23 Jul 2014 at 8:12pm

Sacramento Cruise Ship Passenger Tells Senate About Her High Seas Horror
Woman testifies she was choked and raped on a Royal Caribbean cruise by one of the line's employees.
23 Jul 2014 at 6:53pm

Medieval Brew?s Resurgence Has People Clamoring For A Tankard Of Mead
There are folk songs that date to the medieval times that mention mead, but you don?t have to take a trip back in time to get a glass. Local bars and restaurants are seeing a spike in sales of the honey wine.
23 Jul 2014 at 6:28pm

Drought Forcing Cutbacks For Farm Workers, Increases In Food Assistance Need
California's drought has not dried up the farms in Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys the way it's destroyed farms south of Merced County. The league of California Cities Latino Caucus executive director said if you travel to Fresno and Tulare counties, it's a very different landscape.
23 Jul 2014 at 6:08pm

4 Things That Reveal The NFL Season is Near
By: Morgan Ragan After that final game every season there comes a period of time people around the United States go through a post-Super Bowl hangover. The Pro Bowl just doesn’t cut so we sit […]
23 Jul 2014 at 6:00pm

Thieves Targeting California State Fair Parking Lots For Catalytic Converters
Since the fair opened 12 days ago, 11 cars have had their catalytic converters stolen. Vehicles sitting higher off the ground have been targeted, as it?s easier for thieves to get underneath and out quickly.
23 Jul 2014 at 5:58pm

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