Legal group files free-speech suit against Loomis schools

A conservative legal group that defends religious freedoms has sued the Loomis Union School District, complaining that campus officials violated a sixth-grader’s free-speech rights by scolding her for sharing religious fliers with two friends during the lunch hour without permission.


Rocklin theater now offers dinner and a movie in style

Hoping to turn the tide of falling box office attendance, movie theaters increasingly are embracing a full-service entertainment concept, serving high-end dinner and drinks as patrons watch the film. Last week, the Studio Movie Grill opened in Rocklin, marking the region's first grand foray into the model.

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West Sacramento says no to ethanol trains

The city of West Sacramento and a Texas-based gasoline company are battling over whether it’s riskier to ship large amounts of ethanol through city streets on trains or on tanker trucks – a dispute that last week spilled into court.


California’s egg laws hatch uncertainty

California voters overwhelmingly backed a 2008 ballot initiative giving more space to egg-laying hens. But weeks away from implementation, the specifics of what the law requires continue to be a matter of dispute and the outlook for enforcement is cloudy.

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Wanted: A vehicle, for shelter

The entirety of Janice Moore’s small world can be seen from where she sits under a freeway. Yet even in a life without much human interaction, Moore barely remembers the woman who stopped to talk with her a few weeks ago. But something about Moore stuck with that woman and led her to start an unusual charity drive for a face on the street that the rest of us might ignore.

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Cathie Anderson

25 regulars acquire Lofty Lou’s knit shop in Placerville

Lou Andersen began telling regular customers earlier this year that she was ready to retire and close down her knitting store, Lofty Lou’s in Placerville, but 25 of the regulars couldn’t imagine life without the place. They acquired it and persuaded Andersen to join their partnership. The group will take over as co-owners Jan. 1.

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Opinion: The greatest Sacramentan you’ve never heard of

Who wrote the Federal Freedom of Information Act? Who first called for Richard Nixon to be impeached? Who took on the Vietnam War when it was still popular? John Moss is a giant of Sacramento too often overlooked in his own hometown. It’s time to fix that as we approach the 100th birthday of a powerful Congressman who once lived in a little house on Land Park Drive.

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