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Dec 5, 2013
Dec 4, 2013
Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 years behind bars as a political prisoner and later went on to become South Africa's first democratically elected president, has died. He was 95.
If your driving in Sacramento, Fair Oaks, Carmichael or Folsom this Sunday morning, you could run into a few roadblocks.
Our review of the week's top economic stories with Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson begins with one of Sacramento's most acclaimed annual sporting events...
Sacramento State University announced that Dr. Frederika Harmsen will be the next provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. Harmsen is currently a dean at Chico State and has more than 28 years of experience in the CSU system.
From court rulings to federal regulators, California’s high-speed rail project has hit quite a few bumps in the track in the last week-and-a-half. But the state’s High-Speed Rail Authority insists construction won’t be derailed.
Fast food workers held a one-day strike against low pay Thursday in 100 cities around the country. Rallies were held in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and several other California cities.
This week's freezing weather could damage citrus orchards in the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys and in the foothills. But the current cold snap is welcome in other orchards with other crops.
What Madiba Meant To The Barbershop Guys
The Barbershop guys share their take on Nelson Mandela: what his life meant to them and how he will be remembered by the world. Writer Jimi Izrael, professor Sean Jacobs, and journalists Corey Dade and Michael Skolnik weigh in.
Canceled In California: People Eye Health Plans Off Exchange
Some Californians are choosing plans that don't comply with the Affordable Care Act to save money. They have only a few weeks left to pick coverage that will last a year. It will eventually be replaced by health insurance that includes a full range of essential benefits, but at a higher cost.
How Two Similar States Ended Up Worlds Apart In Politics
Politics in Minnesota and Wisconsin historically have been pretty similar, but that's no longer the case. Wisconsin is now advancing conservative policies and lending a Midwestern face to the Republican Party, while Minnesota's agenda has been among the most liberal.
Eyes Turn To The Fed As Unemployment Rate Falls To 5-Year Low
The unemployment rate fell to 7 percent and employers added 203,000 jobs to payrolls in November, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The largely positive data could build anticipation that the Federal Reserve might move to taper its stimulus program.
Several States Brace For Massive Ice Storm This Weekend
"A major icing event is forecast through Friday across portions of the southern Great Plains toward the Lower Ohio Valley," the National Weather Service says. Some are saying an ice storm Friday and Saturday will be the nation's worst since 2009.
Mandela's Death Reverberates Across U.S.
American flags are flying at half-staff in honor of Nelson Mandela. The human rights icon died on Thursday following a lengthy illness. In Washington, D.C., there has been heavy traffic around the South African embassy as mourners converge on the area.
Mandela's Powerful Influence On Barack Obama
President Obama offered a remembrance of Nelson Mandela at the White House on Thursday, shortly after news broke of the South African leader's death. Obama talked about Mandela not only as an icon, but as a three-dimensional human being.
Adrift In Frigid Water, Not Caring 'If You Live Or Die'
A ship called the Daniel J. Morrell was making its last haul of the season when it broke apart in a heavy storm on Lake Huron in November 1966. A few crew members struggled to stay afloat in the driving wind and waves, but ultimately, Dennis Hale was the shipwreck's sole survivor.
The Giant Book That Creates And Destroys Entire Industries
The book lists the tax that importers have to pay on approximately every single thing in the universe — and raises a key question about the Planet Money T-shirt.
For Biden, All The World's A Stage For Possible 2016 Run
The Asia trip is generating the kind of video and headlines that could prove useful if the vice president decides to run for president in 2016.
Illinois Governor Signs Pension Rescue Plan
The law aims to plug a $100 billion shortfall in the state's pension system, which is considered the nation's worst-funded.
White House: President Briefly Lived With Kenyan-Born Uncle
After first denying the two ever met, the White House on Thursday says that as a Harvard Law School student at Cambridge, the president briefly lived with his uncle, Onyango Obama.
Obama: World Lost A Profoundly Good Man In Nelson Mandela's Death
President Obama addressed the nation Thursday after news that former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela died, saying the world lost an influential, courageous and "profoundly good" man.
Best when viewed in full-screen modeJazz great, Northern California native and Pacific alum Dave Brubeck died one year ago today, one day short of turning 92. Among his enormous list of achievements, Brubeck was immensely proud of the Brubeck Institute which he and his wife Iola established at University of the Pacific in the early 2000's. Hearing members of the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet perform always brought a smile to Dave's face.
New survey of parents show satisfaction with local schools but a lack of awareness about new funding mechanisms. Keith Lowell Jensen records fourth CD. Gay Men's Chorus teams up with Harley White Jr. Orchestra and Cale Wiggins with new music.
Blind runner competes in annual Folsom-to-downtown-Sacramento marathon which takes place this Sunday. Sacramento Bee columnist on CIM's economic impact on region. Two fundraisers this weekend celebrate local arts.
The holiday season shows are taking over local stages, but audiences still have a two weeks to see a provocative new play, imagining a conversation in the afterlife between two famous figures at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.
A plan to house the Sacramento Ballet and several other arts groups at a shuttered elementary school faces a critical vote tonight.