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UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi on family members' employment status 02:59

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi on family members' employment status

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UC Davis Provost Ralph Hexter will serve as acting chancellor during Katehi investigation

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Sacramento State student stands ground on genocide of Native Americans

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Controversy not an unfamiliar companion for UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi

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UC Davis' Katehi cites personal background, expresses regrets, promises improvement

UC Davis chancellor acknowledges missteps, says she seeks improvement 04:46

UC Davis chancellor acknowledges missteps, says she seeks improvement

Opposing views on Linda Katehi present at UC Davis 01:36

Opposing views on Linda Katehi present at UC Davis

Student protesters end sit-in seeking resignation of UC Davis chancellor Katehi 01:54

Student protesters end sit-in seeking resignation of UC Davis chancellor Katehi

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UC Davis students reject provost’s call to end Katehi protest

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UC Davis spent thousands to scrub pepper-spray references from Internet

UC Davis sought to eliminate negative search results for school and chancellor

Strategic communications budget soared during Katehi’s tenure

Students occupying area outside Katehi’s office call for her resignation

Education

Read UC Davis’ contracts to repair online image

UC Davis contracted with consultants for at least $175,000 to improve the school’s online image as part of an effort to counteract negative publicity after the November 2011 pepper spraying of student protestors. These documents describe the services the firms promised.

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Shuttered gun range in south Sacramento park leaked toxic lead dust

City officials shut down the James G. Mangan Rifle and Pistol Range in south Sacramento more than 15 months ago, and a “temporarily closed” note on the side door is the only notice area residents received. The city closed the range because it was polluted with lead dust after decades of operation. It has never cleaned that toxic dust from the interior of the shuttered range, nor from the roof. Experts say that may pose a hazard for park users and residents.

Nursing Homes

Shifting population in California nursing homes creates ‘dangerous mix’

Once thought of as “rest homes” for the frail and elderly, California nursing homes are changing. Today’s residents are getting younger – 1 in 5 is now under 65. And some come in with unique circumstances: mental illness, drug addiction, homelessness and criminal histories. The mix, say advocates, is volatile and sometimes dangerous. The Sacramento Bee investigates.

Nursing Homes

7 case studies show nursing home lapses

These cases offer a glimpse of the conflicts and lapses that have occurred in mixed nursing home populations. The facts set forth are included in state and federal inspection reports. The owners are identified in the federal government’s Nursing Home Compare database. Federal quality ratings range from 1 star (much below average) to 5 stars (much above average.) The listed ratings reflect the facility’s current status.

Investigations

An Unquiet Death: The last days of Jerome Lackner

Chapter 1: Jerome Lackner, once the maverick leader of California’s Department of Health, lived a big life, daring to challenge powerful institutions and uncompromising in his advocacy for the downtrodden. His death, at age 83, would prove no less controversial. This is the story of his painful demise, and the murder investigation that would divide his family.

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An Unquiet Death, Chapter 2: A family divided

In September 2009, Jerome Lackner signed himself into hospice, saying his wife, Becky, was controlling him and that he feared for his safety. Yolo Hospice took him, but only briefly. He wasn’t ready for end-of-life care. Eventually, he returned home, but tensions between Becky and Jerome’s daughters mounted.

Investigations

An Unquiet Death, Chapter 3: A fateful homecoming

After a lengthy stay with his daughters in Santa Cruz, Jerome Lackner went back to his wife, Becky, determined to give his marriage another chance. He returned to his Davis home on a June morning in 2010. It would be the last time his daughters spoke to him or saw him alive.

The Public Eye

Three-day drama led to UC Davis chancellor’s suspension

Linda Katehi was suspended this week from her job as chancellor of UC Davis after several days of drama. Told to resign, she asked for more time, sources said. She hired a lawyer and fired off an email saying she was committed to remaining chancellor. That same day, she was suspended by UC President Janet Napolitano.

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Hazardous lead levels found in Mangan Park outside gun range, city fences off building

Multiple tests show lead levels above state hazard levels in surface soil and on surfaces near the range.
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Hazardous lead levels found in Mangan Park outside gun range, city fences off building 01:24

Hazardous lead levels found in Mangan Park outside gun range, city fences off building

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Gun range in south Sacramento park leaked toxic lead dust

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Casey Cargill: 'She was basically treating herself'

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Barbara Trigueros: 'I was horrified when I walked in'