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Consumer Watchdog collects millions, but does it lower your insurance rates?

California is the only state in the country that allows outside groups to intervene in the pre-approval process for proposed auto and property insurance rates paid by millions of residents. Critics in the insurance industry say the process does little to reduce rates, while generating millions in fees for a specific intervenor. Supporters, including the Department of Insurance, say the intervenors play an important role.

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Homes near toxic Sacramento gun range will be tested for lead

The yards of nearly two dozen homes near the closed Mangan gun range will be tested in the coming days. The range was closed in 2014 after repeated tests showed it was contaminated with lead dust. Further tests found lead dust on the roof, and a recent wind model raised concerns that the dust might have spread into the surrounding neighborhood.

Crime - Sacto 911

Two police killings two decades apart leave same questions for Sacramento families

The Police Department will meet with city officials on Tuesday to decide whether to pursue an internal affairs investigation into the July shooting death of Joseph Mann. Officer John Tennis, one of two officers who fired shots, may have inflicted the injury that killed another suspect in 1997. The families of those two victims are waiting to see if police accountability has changed in the decades between the deaths.

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Same Sacramento officer involved in suspect deaths two decades apart

Marcus McGee talks about his childhood friend Albert Glenn Thiel who died while in police custody 20 years ago.
Autumn Payne The Sacramento Bee
Same Sacramento officer involved in suspect deaths two decades apart 3:28

Same Sacramento officer involved in suspect deaths two decades apart

UC Davis chancellor sent officials overseas, across country to learn image-boosting techniques 1:18

UC Davis chancellor sent officials overseas, across country to learn image-boosting techniques

Hazardous lead levels found in Mangan Park outside gun range, city fences off building 1:24

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

Gun range in south Sacramento park leaked toxic lead dust 2:02

Gun range in south Sacramento park leaked toxic lead dust