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Sacramento Bee

McClatchy High wants students back to teach, bolster minority faculty
At C.K. McClatchy High School, an ad hoc colectiva is exploring ways to encourage minority students to return to teach – a grow-your-own approach to adding greater diversity to the faculty.
Sacramento State junior Luis Guerrero takes notes during his electrical engineering course Wednesday. Guerrero graduated from C.K. McClatchy High School in 2009 and hopes to come back to teach math and science. He hopes his engineering background will help him engage the students and usher them into S...
20 Sep 2014 at 10:20pm

Child Protective Services didn’t follow up on report about woman who later dr...
Less than a month before Aqueline Talamantes was arrested for the murder of her 5-year-old daughter, Tatiana, Sacramento County Child Protective Services received a report questioning her mental health and her ability to take care of Tatiana and her son. The agency did not pursue the report beyond leaving a card on the door of Talamantes’ apartment.
Aquelin Talamantes, 29, lost on an insanity plea in her daughter’s murder.
21 Sep 2014 at 12:27am

Landscape architects and designers advocate for more rooftop gardens in city
A loosely knit group of local architects, designers and planners has been busy touting one of Sacramento’s least talked about assets – its rooftops.
At 20th and L streets, Rooftop Alliance’s Ed Chandler describes the types of plants that are ideal for a rooftop garden.
20 Sep 2014 at 10:26pm

Thousands of firefighters battle fatigue to keep King fire at bay
For a week now, firefighters have been trudging up and down the steep ravines of Eldorado National Forest carrying shovels, hoses and protective gear while they try to do the near-impossible: save every single building threatened by the King fire.
Cal Fire strike crews battle the King fire in El Dorado County near Fresh Pond on Wednesday. Firefighters typically work 24 hours straight.

Josh Leslie, left, and Alan Peluffo protect a home east of Fresh Pond on Thursday. After a ...
21 Sep 2014 at 1:23am

Marcos Breton: Will a changing Sacramento be enough for Major League Soccer?
Over a Friday night dinner with a representative for Major League Soccer, my questions about whether Sacramento stood a chance to be an MLS city were stopped cold by a question put to me:
Marcos Breton
20 Sep 2014 at 11:41pm

Red-light camera contractor spent thousands on meals for Sacramento County an...
Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers accepted free meals totaling thousands of dollars from the private company that operates the county’s red-light intersection cameras, then recommended that the county choose Redflex Traffic Systems over several competitors for a new contract worth up to $11.8 million, a Sacramento Bee review has found.
The Public Eye
21 Sep 2014 at 12:00am

Apple Hill ranches feel effects of King fire
Business was slow at Apple Hill’s famed orchards Saturday, as smoke from the King fire in El Dorado County discouraged people from visiting, owners said.
Pie racks are full at Rainbow Orchards. Earlier fire closures of Highway 50 added to visitors’ alarm. Friday was hazy but Saturday was clear.
Smoke from the King fire hovers over Apple Hill in Placerville on Saturday, discouraging tourists from visiting the area’s apple farms.
Bake shop workers help a customer at Rainbow O...
21 Sep 2014 at 1:23am

Personal Finance: Prepaid debit cards may prevent seniors from being scammed
Elderly financial fraud takes many forms but adds up to a sizable hit against seniors: $2.6 billion in losses, according to recent estimates. That doesn’t count one San Francisco entrepreneur who sees a new way to gracefully prevent seniors and elderly parents from siphoning their bank accounts: a locked-down prepaid debit card.
21 Sep 2014 at 12:00am

Cutting-edge building in midtown Sacramento will use prefab units made at McC...
The Eviva Midtown building, featuring ground floor retail and five stories of upscale apartments at the corner of 16th and N streets, broke ground Thursday. It will be made of prefabricated units manufactured at McClellan Park in a former Air Force hangar. The units arrive by truck nearly complete – right down to the toilets, floor coverings and kitchen cabinets – and are hoisted and stacked by crane.
Workers assemble modular apartment units being built by Zeta Communities at McClellan P...
21 Sep 2014 at 12:00am

Thunderstorms could aid King fire fight, but winds are a concern
Thunderstorms developing Saturday in the Sierra Nevada could aid firefighters battling the King fire, which had grown to nearly 82,000 acres by 7 p.m., but fire planners are keeping close watch on the suddenly shifting winds that accompany such weather.
21 Sep 2014 at 1:23am

Ask Emily: Changes ahead for dental coverage under Obamacare
Covered California will be offering optional, stand-alone dental plans for adults and families next year, though they won’t be available when open enrollment begins on Nov. 15. Look for them in early 2015, before open enrollment ends, a spokesman says.
Emily Bazar writes for the CHCF Center for Health Reporting, answering questions about the Affordable Care Act. Read all her columns at
9 Sep 2014 at 6:23pm

Ask Emily: Does Covered California really have you covered?
A worrisome trend is emerging among some Californians who thought they were safe and secure under Covered California: Their plans are being canceled without consent and sometimes without notice.
Emily Bazar writes for the CHCF Center for Health Reporting, answering questions about the Affordable Care Act. Read all her columns at
26 Aug 2014 at 5:26pm

Ask Emily: Change and no change at Covered California health insurance exchange
I’m sure you’ve heard that premiums for plans sold through our health insurance exchange, Covered California, will go up an average of 4.2 percent next year. Just remember, “average” means just that. Your premium increase (or decrease in some cases) will depend on a variety of factors.
Emily Bazar writes for the CHCF Center for Health Reporting, answering questions about the Affordable Care Act. Read all her columns at
12 Aug 2014 at 2:44pm

KCRA TV 3 News

Afghan rivals sign power-sharing deal
Afghan presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing agreement Sunday after months of infighting over allegations of voting fraud and manipulation. The lengthy dispute had put off the selection of a successor to inc...
21 Sep 2014 at 3:16am

King Fire update: 81,000+ acres burned; 10% contained
A massive wildfire in El Dorado County has now burned 81,000 acres and remains 10 percent contained, Cal Fire officials said Saturday evening.
20 Sep 2014 at 9:09pm

55 tons of trash pulled from California's waterways
State officials say some 55 tons of trash was removed from the California's drought-stricken waterways during the Great Sierra River Cleanup.
20 Sep 2014 at 9:06pm

Sister: King Fire suspect is a 'really good guy'
The sister of a man accused of deliberately starting a massive wildfire near Pollock Pines that has burned more than 80,000 acres and destroyed at least four homes said her brother would never intentionally hurt anybody.
20 Sep 2014 at 8:41pm

Pollock Pines homeowner: 'My house is completely gone'
A wildfire that has driven some 2,800 people from their homes in the Pollock Pines area destroyed at least four homes, homeowners told KCRA 3 Friday morning.
19 Sep 2014 at 11:54pm

GOP convention kicks off with focus on diversity
California Republicans are looking to put a new face on their party after decades of declining registration in a state that increasingly leans to the left politically.
19 Sep 2014 at 9:13pm

Placerville command center directs King Fire response
Fighting the explosive King Fire in El Dorado County takes a small army of people, who are all centered at a command center at the county fairgrounds in Placerville.
19 Sep 2014 at 6:59pm

SJ County community seeing success with water cuts
Cedric Hathorn is a code enforcement officer for the town of Mountain House in San Joaquin County.
19 Sep 2014 at 6:52pm

California to ban smoking at home day cares
Home day care operators in California must stop smoking in their houses, even after hours when children are gone.
19 Sep 2014 at 5:18pm

Record-setting retardant used on King Fire
The massive wildfire in Pollock Pines is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren't stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts - more than 203,000 gallons in one day alone.
19 Sep 2014 at 3:58pm

Red Bluff Daily News

Red Bluff police plan saturation DUI patrol
RED BLUFF >> Red Bluff Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI Saturation Patrol on Saturday Sept.
19 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm

Red Bluff-Tehama County police and fire reports: Sept. 20, 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.
19 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm

Red Bluff post office helps stamp out breast cancer
RED BLUFF >> Two United States Postal Service trucks decked in pink wheels and ribbons are road-tripping across Northern California to raise breast cancer awareness and research funds, with one stopping in Red Bluff on Friday.
19 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm

Tehama County Most Wanted: DAVID NATHAN SIMMONS
David Nathan Simmons Date of Birth: 02/05/89 Physical Description: 5-10, 185 lbs, brown hair and brown eyes.
17 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm

Corning teens charged with murder to enter pleas
RED BLUFF >> The three Corning teenagers charged with murder stemming from the shooting death of a 24-year-old Red Bluff man are scheduled to appear in court to enter pleas on Tuesday.
19 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm

Corning rides Davila and Nelson for 28-7 win over Red Bluff in Tehama County ...
Red Bluff >> The Corning Cardinals rode their two top guns to a 28-7 victory over rival Red Bluff Friday night in the Tehama County Shootout.
19 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm

Joe Harrop: Corporate images and values
The media have been preoccupied with the behavior of NFL football players, the consequences for misbehavior off of the field, and, more specifically how those players treat the "little woman", to use a term attributed to the NFL.
19 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm

Official releases final damage assessment for Weed fire
WEED (AP) >> Officials released the final results of their damage assessment from a blaze that tore through the community Monday.
18 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm

SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear
CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) — A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.
20 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm

Chico Enterprise Record

San Mateo hands Butte football team worst loss in Jordan era
BUTTE VALLEY >> For the first time in eight years, the Butte College football team has a losing record.
19 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm

Chico creekside cleanup nets nearly 40,000 pounds of trash
CHICO >> Hundreds of volunteers were up to their elbows in trash Saturday, dragging out debris that was recently hidden or in plain view.
19 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm

No leads in Willows missing case; vigil planned for Chico mother of 4
WILLOWS >> It has been a week since 23-year-old Angelica Weems has been seen and despite continuing efforts, authorities have not been able to find the mother of four.
19 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm

Secret Service boosts security outside White House
WASHINGTON (AP) >> The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, the Secret Service said Saturday, as President
19 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm

Letter: Lawyers will love Chico's anti-discrimination law
Lawyers will love Chico's anti-discrimination law The Chico City Council just passed the initial reading of an ordinance to prohibit discrimination towards transgender individuals.
19 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm

Butte County's most wanted
Robert Franklin Rawlin The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Robert Franklin Rawlin for a felony warrant charging him with failing to appear, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a smoking device.
17 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm

Roadrunner Notebook: Comprehensive beating has Butte searching for answers
BUTTE VALLEY >> The old saying is that when it rains, it pours, and the Butte College football team was right in the middle of the flood in Saturday's 51-6 loss at the hands of No.
19 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm

Mild weather expected this week
Mild late summer weather will make for a great day to work outdoors. The National Weather Service calls for a high of 87 degrees, with low temperatures overnight at 62.
19 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm

Chico restaurants taking a fancy to al fresco dining
CHICO >> As evenings dip to pleasant temperatures with hints of fall in the air, many Chico diners are taking their meals al fresco, thanks to an increasing number of outdoor restaurant patios.
18 Sep 2014 at 11:00pm

KRCR TV Redding

People in wedding attire march against domestic violence
On Saturday, members from Homes of Hope marched across the Sundial Bridge in Redding to raise awareness against domestic violence. 
21 Sep 2014 at 12:18am

Hundreds dress up for superhero run fundraiser
Hundreds of superheroes ran through One Mile at Bidwell Park Saturday morning in Chico for the second annual Superhero Run.
21 Sep 2014 at 12:13am

Mudslide on Mt. Shasta closes roads
Officials said drought conditions have left Mt. Shasta's glaciers exposed to the sun's heat, possibly causing a mudslide.
20 Sep 2014 at 8:51pm

Men gather in Chico for Fatherhood Conference
Dozens of dads attended a fatherhood conference in Chico Saturday.
20 Sep 2014 at 2:55pm

Woman hit by car while crossing street
A woman was struck by a mini-van in the middle of the road. A woman was struck by a mini-van in the middle of the road in Chico.
20 Sep 2014 at 2:00pm

Commuinty of Paradise returns favor for Boles Fire victims
Many in the town of Paradise are gathering non perishable food and clothing for those that lost their homes this week in Weed from the Boles Fire.
19 Sep 2014 at 7:09pm

Counterfeit $100 bills on the rise
According to the Redding Police Department, there has been a recent surge of counterfeit money in the Redding area.
19 Sep 2014 at 6:52pm

Rebuilding begins following Boles Fire
Evacuations lifted Friday for some of the most devastated neighborhoods in Weed after the Boles Fire.
19 Sep 2014 at 6:48pm

Racers 'suit up' for CASA superhero run
Racers gathered their race packets and brought out their favorite super hero costume to get ready for Saturday’s second annual CASA Superhero Run in Bidwell Park in Chico.
19 Sep 2014 at 6:45pm

Highway 299E reopens to 1-way controlled traffic
Highway 299E was closed for 9 hours after a fatal head-on crash near Round Mountain.
19 Sep 2014 at 10:23am

Sacramento CBSLocal

Massive King Fire No Deterrent For Couple?s Big Day
Even with a 81,994 acre wildfire in their way, Jamie and Roman Rudy were determined to make their wedding work.
20 Sep 2014 at 10:36pm

55 Tons Of Trash Pulled From California Waterways
State officials say some 55 tons of trash was removed from the California's drought-stricken waterways during the Great Sierra River Cleanup.
20 Sep 2014 at 6:28pm

Brown Signs Bill On Car Surcharge For Bike Lanes
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill allowing local governments to impose a vehicle registration surcharge to pay for bike lanes and trails.
20 Sep 2014 at 4:09pm

Man Killed In Shooting Along Citrus Heights Street
Police say that a man is dead after a shooting and car crash along a Citrus Heights street late Friday night.
20 Sep 2014 at 4:04pm

Man Killed In Fiery Crash In Rancho Cordova
Authorities are investigating a crash in Rancho Cordova that took the life of a man early Saturday morning.
20 Sep 2014 at 3:53pm

Teams Assess Damage As King Fire Continues To Burn
Assessment teams hope to get an idea Saturday of just how many structures have been damaged or destroyed by a massive wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in Northern California.
20 Sep 2014 at 3:37pm

Authorities: 5 Inmates Escape From Madera County Jail
Authorities in Central California are on the hunt for five inmates who have escaped a correctional facility.
20 Sep 2014 at 3:08pm

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20 Sep 2014 at 2:41pm

Win tickets to a Q&A with former King Scot Pollard hosted by Grant Napear!
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20 Sep 2014 at 2:33pm

Join KHTK for the MTI College Wellness Fair ? $10 Flu Shots!
  Stop by the KHTK Sports 1140 tent from Noon -2pm for your FREE Sharks pre-season tickets while supplies last!   Event Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014 – 10:00am to 2:00pm   Event Details: Join a community […]
20 Sep 2014 at 2:31pm

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