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California drivers: Say goodbye to the Botts Dot, the bump that made your car go thump

The ceramic Botts Dot, created in the 1950s by Caltrans engineer Elbert Botts in Sacramento, may soon no longer be used as a lane marker on California highways and freeways. State Department of Transportation officials say the raised pavement markers break loose too easily and are not suitable for the upcoming autonomous car era.

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Inaugural Day protest at state Capitol in Sacramento

After President Donald Trump was inaugurated in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Black Lives Matter, Health Economics Life Liberty for All, Occupy Sacramento and other groups convened at the state Capitol to rally against the new administration, police brutality, homelessness and gentrification.

Business & Real Estate

Tribe wins major ruling on Elk Grove casino project

In a major boost for a proposed $400 million Indian casino in Elk Grove, the federal government has agreed to let the tribe acquire 36 acres of land in the suburb for the controversial project. The U.S. Department of the Interior, in a ruling made public Friday, said it will take the land “into trust” for the Wilton Rancheria Indian tribe. That decision would pave the way for the tribe to buy the land, at the south end of Elk Grove near Highway 99, from shopping mall developer Howard Hughes Corp.

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Crowds of women arrive for Women's March on Washington

Scenes outside Union Station as crowds of marchers arrive by bus and train to participate in the Women's March on Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.
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Crowds of women arrive for Women's March on Washington

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Inaugural Day protest at state Capitol in Sacramento

Fans of the former president wait for Obama in Palm Springs 0:43

Fans of the former president wait for Obama in Palm Springs

Trump inauguration parade highlights 1:06

Trump inauguration parade highlights