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  1. California lawmakers look to free older and younger inmatesSRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Times-Standard

    This file photo, provided by the California Department of Corrections shows Charles Manson. The leader of the murderous Manson “family” is 82 and among the older prisoners whose age would have to be considered as a condition for parole under a bill approved by California lawmakers.


  2. Fishing the North Coast: Freshwater regulation changes coming in 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 20 | Times-Standard

    On Sept. 1, The California Fish and Game Commission released to the public a list of proposed freshwater regulation changes for 2018.


  3. Capitol Tracker: Bills from Wood, McGuire addressing opioid abuses to school lunches head to governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 18 | Times-Standard

    It was busy last week in Sacramento as legislators made final pushes up to the Sept. 15 end of the session.


  4. Scott McCarron eagles 18th to take 2-shot lead in CalgaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 2 | Times-Standard

    Scott McCarron eagled the par-5 18th for a 6-under 64 and a two-stroke lead Saturday in the PGA Tour Champions' Shaw Charity Classic. McCarron also eagled the closing hole Friday at Canyon Meadows in an opening 63. He Saturday, he holed a 30-footer after teeing off with a 3-wood and hitting a 4-iron from 249 yards.


  5. Kevin Sutherland shoots 62 to take lead in CalgaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 1 | Times-Standard

    Kevin Sutherland shot an 8-under 62 on Friday to take one-stroke lead over California childhood rival Scott McCarron in the PGA Tour Champions' Shaw Charity Classic. Winless on the 50-and-over tour, Sutherland finished second behind McCarron two weeks ago in New York in the Dick's Sporting Goods Open, the event where Sutherland shot a tour-record 59 three years ago.


  6. College of the Redwoods presents a Cabina exhibitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 29 | Times-Standard

    The College of the Redwoods Creative Arts Gallery will presents “Cabin,” an exhibition by Sacramento area artist Brad Starkey-Owens, opening Tuesday, Sept. 5. It features an immersive multi-faceted installation that blends perceptions of the outdoor world, interior space and digital media.


  7. Drinking water tax to fix California public systemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 | Times-Standard

    SACRAMENTO >> For the first time Californians would pay a tax on drinking water, 95 cents per month, under legislation aimed at fixing hundreds of public water systems with unsafe tap water. Senate Bill 623, backed by a strange-bedfellows coalition of the agricultural lobby and environmental groups but opposed by water districts, would generate $2 billion over the next 15 years to clean up contaminated groundwater and improve faulty water systems and wells. 8 comments

  8. California drinking water access bill vote delayed to next weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | Times-Standard

    A newly amended bill that would impose a monthly water fee on California water users to fund drinking water quality improvement projects was placed on the suspense file by the California Assembly Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, but is expected to be voted on again next week, according to officials. Senate Bill 623's author Sen. Bill Monning said the fee revenue will fund improvements that will increase Californians' access to safe and affordable drinking water.


  9. California to release 2018 Obamacare insurance rates amid uncertaintyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2017 | Times-Standard

    SACRAMENTO >> California officials plan to release next year's monthly premiums Tuesday for people who buy individual insurance plans under former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The announcement comes at a time of extreme uncertainty about the future of the U.S. health care system.


  10. Capitol tracker: Cities, counties oppose telecom billRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2017 | Times-Standard

    Rex Bohn was in Sacramento last week to tell legislators why rural counties such as Humboldt County oppose SB 649. First District Humboldt County Supervisor Rex Bohn was in Sacramento last week fighting SB 649, a bill he says could have detrimental effects on the county if it becomes law.


  11. California lawmakers pass cap-and-tradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2017 | Times-Standard

    SACRAMENTO >> In a hard-wrought victory for Gov. Jerry Brown and top Democratic lawmakers, the California Legislature late Monday pulled off a political triumph: passing with a supermajority vote a proposal to extend California's signature program for regulating global-warming greenhouse gases through the end of 2030. The deal - hashed out behind closed doors and blasted with opposition when it was unveiled this month - was thought to be in trouble as late as last week, when the vote was delayed until Monday.


  12. California men who stopped French train attack will star in Clint Eastwood filmRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2017 | Times-Standard

    In this file photo, French President Francois Hollande bids farewell to Stone as Skarlatos and Sadler look on after Hollande awarded them with the French Legion of Honor at the Elysee Palace in Paris. SACRAMENTO >> The three California men who thwarted a terror attack on a French train in 2015 will make the rare move of playing themselves in a Clint Eastwood-directed film about their heroics, a studio announced Tuesday.


  13. Daylight Saving Time is here to stay in CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | Times-Standard

    SACRAMENTO >> Californians who love their long summer nights need no longer fret about a bill that could have brought an end to the twice-annual changing of the clocks - by landing the state permanently on Standard Time, which we have in the winter. Now, thanks to new amendments by the bill's author, South Bay Assemblyman Kansen Chu, the only possible change to the status quo would be a move to year-round Daylight Saving Time.


  14. OUTspoken: Spare Change youth present community showRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | Times-Standard

    Over the course of the year, Planned Parenthood Northern California works with a select group of teens who learn and share knowledge on a breadth of ideas relating to sexuality and health. “They've gone from volunteers to young professionals,” said Kate Jamison-Alward, a senior health educator for Planned Parenthood Northern California who works directly with the teens.


  15. Fortuna neighborhood association files legal challenge to county marijuana rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2017 | Times-Standard

    A Fortuna neighborhood association has filed a civil lawsuit against Humboldt County challenging a proposed 55,000-square-foot medical cannabis farm and processing business near the Fortuna city limits. The complaint was filed Thursday by the Nelson-Hillside Association, which was created in February by neighbors near the proposed site located on a 17-acre parcel on Nelson Lane.


  16. Humboldt County unemployment rate 4.5% in MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | Times-Standard

    Humboldt County's unemployment rate ticked downward to 4.5 percent in March, according to a preliminary state labor reported released Friday. In February, the county had a revised unemployment rate of 4.7 percent.


  17. Ferndale Old Steeple owl lays six eggsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2017 | Times-Standard

    The star of the Old Steeple owl cam is incubating six eggs she laid over the past three weeks and anyone with internet access can tune in to the live stream that monitors the owls and offers views of Ferndale. The owls have even become a regular segment on the morning show “Good Day Sacramento,” Ferndale Music Company and Old Steeple owner Paul Beatie said.


  18. a A cultural tragedya : Karuk Tribe cuts salmon harvest to 200 fishRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2017 | Times-Standard

    Karuk Tribal Chairman Russell “Buster” Attebery speaks at the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement signing ceremony in April 2016 at the mouth of the Klamath River. Attebery said in a Monday statement that announcing the tribe's first-ever limits on sustenance and cultural ceremony salmon harvesting this year was his “saddest day as chairman.” Orleans >> For the first time in its history, the Karuk Tribe will be limiting ceremonial salmon harvests for tribal members because of the record low forecast for returning Chinook salmon on the Klamath River.


  19. Capitol Tracker: Bill on tax disclosure on path to floor voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2017 | Times-Standard

    North Coast state Sen. Mike McGuire's proposal requiring presidential candidates to release five years of tax returns in order to be listed on a state ballot cleared another hurdle last week, passing out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Transparency is a nonpartisan issue,” McGuire said in a statement.


  20. Arcata mother helps inspire nitrous oxide billRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2017 | Times-Standard

    Arcata mother Mary Anne Rand testified in Sacramento on Tuesday to members of the Senate Public Safety Committee about the dangers of nitrous oxide abuse. Rand's daughter, Camille, died in a car crash along U.S. Highway 101 in 2014 in which the driver was under the influence of “whippits.” Rand spoke in favor of Senate Bill 631, which if passed would ban smoke shops in California from selling nitrous oxide.


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