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Mayor: Sacramento will explore increase in minimum wage

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and other city leaders want to explore raising the minimum wage in the city, setting up what likely will be a defining political discussion in Sacramento in 2015. Johnson plans to convene a task force after the first of the year to look into raising the rate above the current statewide minimum of $9 an hour.

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It’s the time of the season for feasting, and to do that with a dose of panache, carve the bird correctly. This classic Bee video from 2008, featuring former food editor Gwen Schoen and Shawn Menard from Chops restaurant, provides a step-by-step guide for getting that bird most pleasingly on the platter.

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