A photo of lawmakers partying on a Capitol balcony Thursday night took on added significance Friday as news broke that one of them was arrested hours later on suspicion of drunken driving.

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With California’s finances firmly on the mend, the state’s film industry, historic structure preservationists and others are pushing for hundreds of millions of dollars in new and extended tax breaks during the final days of the legislative session.
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The Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care Center is tending to 10 orphaned bear cubs – the most it has ever had at any one time since it started taking in bears in 2000.
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One of the greatest running backs in area high school history smiles when he talks about coaching offensive linemen for the first time. “It’s pretty fun working with the big guys,” said first-year Sacramento State assistant football coach James Montgomery. “It’s kind of like herding cattle. They’re a lot slower. They’re definitely not flashy or flamboyant like running backs. There isn’t as much ego in the room.”
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Thanks to California’s chronic drought and watering restrictions, there’s no shortage of dry, dusty-brown lawns. And that’s led to a growth in business for a specialty remedy: lawn painting.
Ice Bucket Phenom
The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.
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For all the momentum behind Sacramento’s suddenly promising bid for a Major League Soccer franchise, the city is facing a now-or-never proposition as it competes for one of the league’s two available expansion slots, the leader of the bid said Friday.

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