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  1. Heat is on; NOAA, NASA say 2014 warmest year on recordRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    Federal science officials say that for the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record. Both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA calculated that in 2014 the world had its hottest year in 135 years of record-keeping.


  2. Study: Small screens can harm children's sleepRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 5 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    And that means his son, age 11, can't take his Kindle or other electronic devices upstairs, where their bedrooms are located. "Upstairs are bedrooms only, which I want to remain tranquil and quiet, so our rule is no screens upstairs," says Stephenson, of Maplewood, New Jersey.


  3. Black effigies hanged on Berkeley campus spur debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2014 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    Effigies of black lynching victims found hanging at the University of California, Berkeley have sparked debate over whether the images are powerful protest art or just plain tasteless and racist. The photographic images were found Saturday morning hanging at two prominent spots on campus.


  4. 19 arrested in 4th night of Bay Area protestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    Hundreds of Northern California protesters angered at the killing of unarmed black men by white officers briefly blocked traffic on a highway, hurled objects at police and delayed metro and train services as they protested for a fourth straight night. The crowd on Tuesday temporarily shut down Highway 24, which connects Berkeley to Oakland.


  5. 159 arrested in third night of Bay Area protestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    Hundreds of people marched through Berkeley for a third night a row, blocking a major highway and stopping a train as activists in this ultra-liberal bastion protested grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men on the other side of the country. Protesters blocked traffic on both sides of Interstate 80 in Berkeley, while another group stood and sat on train tracks, temporarily forcing an Amtrak train to stop Monday night.


  6. Demonstrations, violence go on in Bay Area citiesRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2014 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    Protests in New York and Missouri have died down, but angry crowds in one California city famous for activism spent much of the weekend blocking traffic and clashing with police in this ultra-liberal bastion thousands of miles from the where Michael Brown and Eric Garner were killed. Although many activists in other parts of the country have gone home, protests in Berkeley and Oakland are still active, reflecting the area's long history of protest dating back to the 1960s.


  7. Protesters smash windows in BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2014 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    Protests turned violent in Berkeley, California, on Saturday night when some masked demonstrators smashed windows while others hurled rocks at police. "A small portion of protesters have been violent.


  8. SF voters defeat tax on sugary drinksRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    Number 8: Coffee, tea and carbonated beverages over-relax the esophageal sphincter, which keeps stomach acid confined to the stomach. The liquids can also often cause diarrhea and cramping.


  9. Brittany Maynard diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old who said she had terminal brain cancer and would take medication to end her life under Oregon's "Death with Dignity Act," has died, advocacy group Compassion & Choices said in a Facebook post Sunday. "Brittany chose to make a well thought out and informed choice to Die With Dignity in the face of such a terrible, painful, and incurable illness," a post on her website said.


  10. UC Berkeley overturns vote to disinvite MaherRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    The controversy over having TV host Bill Maher speak at the University of California Berkeley has taken another turn. Well, make that two.


  11. How some cities are reinventing Columbus DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2014 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    Columbus Day often brings to mind the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. This Monday, some cities and states would rather you think of the Sioux, the Suquamish and the Chippewa.


  12. Sex on campus: Only 'yes' means 'yes'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2014 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    Thousands of freshmen at the University of California-Berkeley swiped their student cards last week at the doors of Zellerbach Hall and filed into the dark auditorium for one of the few mandatory sessions in their three-week welcome program. Dealing with sexual harassment, alcohol and stress were on the 90-minute "Bear Pact" agenda -- much of what you might expect in a freshman orientation, said 17-year-old Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks, who attended one of three sessions offered.


  13. King Fire update: 82,000+ acres burned; still 10% containedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2014 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    A massive wildfire in El Dorado County has now burned more than 82,000 acres and remains 10 percent contained, Cal Fire officials said Sunday morning. Although record amounts of retardant have been dropped on the fire that's about 60 miles from Sacramento, the blaze spread another eight square miles Friday night and Saturday as forecasters say smoke from it could be seen as far as the Bay Area.


  14. Princeton once again tops list of best schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    U.S. News & World Report released its 30th annual set of college rankings Tuesday, and the Ivies once again dominate the perennial reminder of a school's status for eager parents, students and college administrators. Ivy League schools take up the top four spots and fall no lower than no.


  15. Calif. Senate passes gun restraining orderRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2014 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    Motivated to act after a deadly rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, state lawmakers advanced a bill Wednesday that would allow judges to temporarily take firearms from people who show signs that they could harm themselves or others.


  16. Renewed calls for early-warning system after Napa quakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2014 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    Clean up continues after the powerful Napa earthquake, which caught many people sound asleep.


  17. Michele Roberts named NBPA exec. directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2014 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    NBA commissioner Adam Silver confirmed the move late Monday. Roberts is the first woman to be the union's executive director.


  18. Michele Roberts named NBPA exec. directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2014 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    NBA commissioner Adam Silver confirmed the move late Monday. Roberts is the first woman to be the union's executive director.


  19. Napolitano looks to grow UC role in fighting hungerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2014 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    University of California President Janet Napolitano said Tuesday that she plans to leverage the state's role in agriculture and research to tackle one of the world's most pressing problems: food.


  20. Golden Gate Bridge to get suicide barrierRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2014 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    There is a dark duality about the Golden Gate Bridge. Majestic and macabre, the bridge is an architectural wonder that also happens to be a magnet for suicides.


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