The ads by health nonprofit California Endowment have appeared in the rotunda of the state Capitol, on bus stops across Sacramento and as a 90-by-140-foot mural on a historic Los Angeles hotel. But not in the Sacramento International Airport, where officials deemed them too controversial. One ad shows several people with the statement, “1.4 million undocumented tax-paying Californians lack health coverage.”

The Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging a new Sacramento County panhandling ordinance as unconstitutional.

This much is clear from the court records on file in Judge Christopher E. Krueger’s Sacramento courtroom: Kenneth Pawlowski, a prominent Sacramento-area veterinarian, was having dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House with his friend, attorney Kenneth L. Rosenfeld, and their wives on the evening of March 12, 2011. Pawlowski’s cellphone buzzed, and on the other end was a nurse from the Eskaton Care Center skilled nursing facility in Greenhaven. She told Pawlowski that a third friend of the pair, Joseph Herb O’Brien, 74, appeared to be nearing the end.

It was any golfer’s dream – a hole in one rewarded with a new luxury car prize.

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