Even as the University of California accepted a record number of freshman for fall 2014, admission rates at its most selective campuses reached new lows. Huge increases in the number of applicants, changing admissions processes and a growing emphasis on out-of-state and international students are driving them down.

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The job market continued to nudge forward in California and Sacramento last month, reducing the region’s unemployment rate slightly while leaving the statewide rate unchanged.
A judge in Sacramento has ruled that elections officials in 30 California counties do not have to turn over records that would help supporters of a failed ballot referendum challenge the invalidation of thousands of voter signatures.
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The water delivery forecast for California’s State Water Project customers increased slightly on Friday, and state officials canceled their plan to temporarily dam three Delta channels to control salinity.
Marijuana Easter
Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the date by lighting up for reasons not quite clear.

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State workers feel impact of Fix 50 project
Tuesday marks the start of the Fix 50 freeway project that will affect commutes for tens of thousands of state employees working in downtown Sacramento and along Interstate 50 from Rancho Cordova to West Sacramento and beyond.
In politics, it's never too early to plan. A Democratic super PAC announced Friday that it has reserved more than $800,000 in television time for the home stretch of ...
 
Tuesday marks the start of the Fix 50 freeway project that will affect commutes for tens of thousands of state employees working in downtown Sacramento and along Interstate 50 from Rancho Cordova to West Sacramento and beyond.

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