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Sampino’s buys Joe Marty’s with plans to upgrade food at local landmark

Known to old-timers and sports buffs and with roots going back to the 1930s, the iconic bar had been closed for a decade until it reopened in late 2015.

Business & Real Estate

TV ad rips Elk Grove casino project. Who’s behind it?

The fight over a proposed Indian casino in Elk Grove is intensifying, with an obscure nonprofit group airing a blistering TV commercial saying the casino would inundate the suburb with drugs, prostitution, bankruptcies and other woes. The 30-second spot, which aired last weekend on KXTV-ABC 10, was sponsored by a Sacramento group called the Council on Prosperity and Accountability. The organization appears to have connections to the card club operator that is spearheading the pending voter referendum on the casino.

Politics & Government

Trump’s EPA pick won’t guarantee California’s right to tougher auto emission rules

Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general tapped by Donald Trump to head the EPA, has long advocated giving states greater control over environmental decisions. But under questioning from senators, including Kamala Harris of California, Pruitt on Wednesday declined to say whether he’d continue to grant California waivers to enact automobile emissions standards stronger than those of the federal government.

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New owner of Sacramento's Rumpelstiltskin introduces new products, knit-along

Ciara Zanze, the new owner of Sacramento's Rumpelstiltskin yarn shop, has added merchandise and used social media to grow sales at her R Street store. A longtime employee, she bought the store after its owner retired in June 2016.
Cathie Anderson canderson@sacbee.com
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New owner of Sacramento's Rumpelstiltskin introduces new products, knit-along

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Planned Parenthood rallies on California Capitol steps to oppose federal funding cuts

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