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Aid-in-dying bill gets committee approval

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A legislative committee has advanced aid-in-dying legislation, sending the proposal to a floor vote in the California Assembly this week. The Assembly finance committee passed the right-to-die bill, ABX2-15, on a 5-3 vote Friday with no debate. The legislation is lawmakers’ second attempt this year to make it legal for terminally ill patients to […]

September 06, 2015 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Pro baseball roundup: Cleveland cruises in Oakland

OAKLAND — Carlos Carrasco threw a two-hitter, Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics, 3-1, on Thursday night. Josh Reddick doubled in a first-inning run for the A’s, who have lost six of their last seven. Carrasco (11-8) did not allow a hit after Reddick’s double, facing one […]

July 31, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS grad at center of abortion controversy

A Davis High School graduate and anti-abortion activist is smack-dab in the middle of the controversy over undercover videos aimed at discrediting Planned Parenthood’s procedures for providing fetal tissue to researchers. Planned Parenthood, in a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, depicted the videos as “a campaign of corporate espionage” being orchestrated by […]

July 23, 2015 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Golf roundup: Langer and Maggert are tied for U.S. Senior Open lead

SACRAMENTO — The crammed leaderboard at the U.S. Senior Open has some familiar faces heading into the final round and one notable name nobody expected to challenge for another major. Good luck predicting what will happen Sunday. Bernhard Langer and Jeff Maggert shared the lead at 5-under 205 at Del Paso, where conditions cooled off […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Kings choose Cauley-Stein at No. 6; Hawkins looks ahead to summer league

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Kings drafted Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein with the sixth overall pick Thursday night, adding an elite defender to one of the NBA’s worst defensive teams. Vice President Vlade Divac chose Cauley-Stein in his first major move since taking over the organization this offseason from departed general manager Pete D’Alessandro. Meanwhile, UC Davis […]

June 26, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Golf roundup: Watson dazzles Sacramento spectators

SACRAMENTO — Tom Watson has accomplished more in golf than most players ever will. The 65-year-old nearly pulled off a feat Thursday even he had never done: shoot his age in a major championship. So what if it’s the senior tour? Watson took advantage of cooler morning conditions to shoot a 4-under 66, grabbing a […]

June 26, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney, Woods struggle at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio — Justin Rose made an early surge in the third round at the Memorial, cruising to a three-shot lead on a Saturday that did not go as well for Tiger Woods or Davis High graduate Nick Watney. After playing the first two rounds at 1-under, Watney shot a 5-over on 77 Saturday at Muirfield […]

June 07, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Pro baseball roundup: Chihuahuas come up big to beat Cats

EL PASO, Texas — The Sacramento River Cats fell to the El Paso Chihuahuas, 7-1, on Tuesday night. The first of a four-game series was all El Paso from the start as Chihuahuas’ starting pitcher Robbie Erlin held the River Cats to just one run on five hits and one walk while striking out five […]

April 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Pro baseball roundup: Visiting A’s blank the Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Kendall Graveman pitched into the sixth inning and four relievers completed the shutout to give the Oakland Athletics a 4-0 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Graveman (1-1) yielded four hits in 5 1/3 innings for his first major league win to bounce back from his 2015 debut when […]

April 15, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UConn captures another women’s championship

TAMPA, Fla. — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are a perfect 10. The Hall of Fame coach joined some elite company in UCLA’s John Wooden after tying the Wizard of Westwood with his 10th NCAA Tournament title. “Obviously it’s a very significant number because that’s the number that’s been out there and people want […]

April 08, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Proposed legislation would require vaccinations for all school children

California lawmakers proposed legislation Wednesday that would require parents to vaccinate all schoolchildren unless a child’s health is in danger, joining only two other states with such stringent restrictions. Parents could no longer cite personal beliefs or religious reasons to send unvaccinated children to private and public schools under a proposal introduced after dozens of […]

February 05, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC students leave campuses in protest

University of California students fighting tuition hikes systemwide walked out of classes at Davis and Berkeley on Monday and marched around those two cities in a peaceful protest. UC Davis spokesman Andy Fell estimated that about 200 students rallied on the Quad at noon. From there, they marched into downtown Davis along Third Street — […]

November 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Wire briefs: Aces cruise past Cats at Raley

WEST SACRAMENTO — Reno scored eight runs in the first two innings on Thursday and Sacramento couldn’t erase the entire deficit, losing 9-4 at Raley Field. The Aces victory leaves them tied with the River Cats for first place in the PCL’s Pacific Northern Division with four games left in the season-ending series. Both teams are […]

August 29, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney and McIlroy struggle at start of The Barclays

PARAMUS, N.J. — Bo Van Pelt and Paul Casey picked a good time to produce good scores. With no guarantee of playing beyond this week, Van Pelt opened with three straight birdies Thursday at The Barclays and chipped in for eagle late in his round for a 6-under 65 that gave him a one-shot lead in […]

August 22, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,
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