California’s highways are experiencing record traffic as the economy improves and gas prices plummet, reversing the declines of the recession, new state figures show. Drivers traveled about 185 billion miles on state highways between November 2013 and November 2014, up almost 5 billion miles, or 2.6 percent, from the prior year, according to estimates from the California Department of Transportation. That’s the largest traffic jump since 2003.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has asked the city police department to explore broad changes to the way it recruits and trains new officers, examine how cops engage with the community and launch a pilot program to equip officers with body cameras.
The Obama administration’s move Wednesday toward normalized relations with Cuba after five decades of strife may set events in motion that will change business fortunes across the Florida Straits, the Caribbean and the Americas.
St. Louis’ Amazing Pet Expos produced 33 successful events this year, but those weren’t the shows that spurred about 10 exhibitors to contact The Bee. They wanted to discuss three shows the company canceled – in Boise, in Anchorage and Dec. 6 in Sacramento.