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As Napa Valley residents and business owners clean up and tally damages from last Sunday’s 6.0 earthquake, many are coming to grips with their earthquake insurance coverage – or lack thereof. Nick Patrino surveys the damage after last Sunday’s earthquake knocked his home off its foundation and moved it a few feet on G Street in Napa. The cars are pinned in from the house sliding off the foundation. Scott Whitlock, center, watches as his friend Phil
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Sun, Aug 31, 2014
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A magnitude 3.2 earthquake shook the Napa region early Sunday morning, the latest and largest in a string of aftershocks that followed the 6.0 temblor that rocked the same region on Aug. 24.
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Sun, Aug 31, 2014
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High temperatures and a light breeze are in store for Sacramentans enjoying outdoor activities around town Sunday and Monday’s Labor Day holiday. This NOAA satellite image shows an area of high pressure keeping skies clear over Northern California and much of the rest of the state. The system will help push temperatures higher through Monday before a cooling trend settles in.
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Sun, Aug 31, 2014
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Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
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Sun, Aug 31, 2014
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Sacramento animal agencies are knocking on doors in some of the area’s toughest neighborhoods, offering free or low-cost veterinary services to people in an effort to reduce the number of dogs and cats that end up in shelters.
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Sun, Aug 31, 2014
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The Sacramento Gun Club’s new 40,000-square foot facility is near a school, a park, a senior center and an apartment complex.
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Sun, Aug 31, 2014
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Gov. Jerry Brown has asked all Californians to cut their water use 20 percent during the drought. But residents consume vastly different quantities of water, which means conservation will be easier for some than for others. Experts say water consumption comes down to three main factors: local climate, household size and income level. Dale Creasy of Fair Oaks, has reduced his water use by 40 percent and still manages to produce and donate hundreds of pounds
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Sun, Aug 31, 2014
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269717131 80 80 Brown Grass Is Sexy: Rancho Cordova Family Sends Drought Message On Instagram
RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) — Meet Ryan Lundquist, a dad and proud homeowner in Rancho Cordova. California’s water woes have changed a lot of landscapes as homeowners like him have cut back on watering their lawns. “Normally my lawn looks really, really nice and it’s painful to see it brown but I wanted to creatively explain the way it is right now,” he said. He’s doing his part in conserving water, yet he’s also concerned about what neighbors are
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Sun, Aug 31, 2014
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For most of its 28-year existence, Burning Man brought to mind a “dirty hippie” image of those attending the annual counterculture arts and music festival now playing out in the Nevada desert north of Reno.
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Sun, Aug 31, 2014
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294300974 80 80 Sacramento Shoppers Taking Wait And See Approach With Proposed Plastic Bag Ban
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California is one signature away from saying goodbye to plastic bags now that lawmakers have approved a measure banning them after years of debate. Though there are bans in cities around the country, this one would be the first to ban plastic bags across the state. Sacramento shopper Paul Tibbits doesn’t seem too worried, whistling as he puts his plastic-bagged groceries in his trunk. “I didn’t realize it was coming to a vote, and when
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Sun, Aug 31, 2014
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Days after firing its longtime executive secretary Bill Camp, the Sacramento Central Labor Council board rescinded the termination, according to an internal letter. Bill Camp, executive secretary of the Sacramento Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, shown in 2010.
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Sun, Aug 31, 2014
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Part of Garden Highway was closed in Sacramento because of a vegetation fire, according to the Sacramento City Fire Department.
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Sun, Aug 31, 2014
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A portion of the Garden Highway in South Natomas has reopened after firefighters battled a blaze on the American River Parkway near Northgate Boulevard in Sacramento.
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Sun, Aug 31, 2014
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293390433 80 80 Napa Earthquake Turned Wine Barrels Into Quarter Ton Projectiles
NAPA, Calif. (AP) – Napa Valley’s seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not. In winery after winery, oak wine barrels stacked high and weighing more than a quarter-ton each came cascading down, renewing worries about a lightly regulated threat to safety in fault-riddled wine country. Vintner Richard Ward, in his south Napa Valley winery in the hours
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Sun, Aug 31, 2014
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294061785 80 80 Lawmakers Approve $100 Million Boost For UC, CSU Systems Despite Governors Reservations
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Democratic lawmakers have approved legislation that would give the University of California and California State University systems a financial boost this year despite Gov. Jerry Brown’s opposition. Lawmakers approved AB1476 by Democratic Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner of Berkeley early Saturday. The bill providing an extra $50 million each to the UC and CSU systems now heads to the governor’s desk. The budget Brown signed this summer included the $100 million if the state received
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Sun, Aug 31, 2014
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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Several small grass fires on the American River Parkway near Northgate Boulevard have closed Garden Highway in both directions. Sacramento Fire crews are battling the blaze, and we’ll have more information as it comes out.
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Sun, Aug 31, 2014
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WOODLAND (CBS13) — A new wakeboarding park in Woodland is making waves, gaining international attention for its cutting-edge features. If you drive on Interstate 5 through Woodland, chances are you’ve seen Velocity Island Park. The brand-new park is one of only two in California. The cables use electricity, eliminating the need for a boat, attracting visitors from Canada, France and Germany. The park’s lead maintenance director says the park will also attract Sierra snowboarders during the offseason. Owners say
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Sun, Aug 31, 2014
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294380377 80 80 Bicyclist Riding Into Oncoming Traffic Injured After Colliding With Vehicle
COURTLAND (CBS13) — A bicyclist riding into oncoming traffic suffered a serious head injury after colliding with a vehicle, Sacramento fire officials said on Saturday. The accident happened on Highway 160 at Mangrove Avenue in Courtland, near Elk Grove. There is currently no word on the cyclist’s condition. Related articles Crews Searching For Car In Sacramento River Near Courtland Elk Grove Hopes Land Buy Enough To Sway MLS Officials To Give Them Pro Soccer Team 70-Year-Old Bicyclist Dies In Collision With
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Sun, Aug 31, 2014
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The so-called "yes means yes" sexual consent measure is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.
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Sat, Aug 30, 2014
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The Sacramento Natural Food Co-op is offing a class on the basics of healthy eating from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at its Learning Center, 1914 Alhambra Blvd. in Sacramento.
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Sat, Aug 30, 2014
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