With a prominent grocery workers’ union back in support, the California Assembly voted on Thursday to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

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As Sabrina Rodriguez walked out of Sacramento Superior Court on Thursday morning, a well-wisher sitting on a courtroom bench reached out to shake her hand and wish her luck.
An effort to help workers recover back wages by allowing them to slap liens on their employers’ property failed Thursday in the California Senate when numerous Democrats withheld their votes.
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Crash woes at Caltrans’ construction zone on Interstate 80 in north Sacramento continued with eight incidents in eight days through Tuesday, with six minor injuries.
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Despite a summer replete with natural disasters – fires, drought, earthquake – Labor Day weekend will bring out the crowds.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has warned that the Delta water tunnel project could violate the Clean Water Act and may increase harm to endangered fish, according to a formal comment letter released by the agency Thursday.

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