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Goats here for spring grazing season

A herd of 400 mastication goats arrived  at the Broderick Boat Ramp this week where they will munch grass for the next several days before moving to other locations in the City. The animals play an important role in vegetation management and fire fuel suppression on city-managed open space.



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Sacramento finishes in bottom half of state capital cities livability survey

February 22, 2018 |

A recent study of state capital cities ranked Sacramento in the bottom half of livability. 
The study conducted by personal financial website WalletHub, found Sacramento ranked 27th overall among 50 rated cities. The top honors went to Austin, Texas while Trenton, New Jersey occupied the bottom spot.
In their rankings, WalletHub compared all 50 capital cities across 51 key indicators including affordability, economic strength, quality of education, health, and overall living standards. Also included was the number of ... Read More

Feds seeks to strip citizenship from man serving 40 years for child sex crimes

February 22, 2018 |  
In a complaint filed today at U.S. District Court in Sacramento, the United States government is seeking to strip a man of his American citizenship claiming he falsified information during his naturalization process.
The defendant in the case, Christian Oribello Eguilos, 41, is currently serving a 40-year sentence after pleading nolo contendere to and was convicted of multiple counts of Forcible Lewd Act Upon a Child. Eguilos is an inmate at the Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, California. 
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California Fish & Game Commission suspends license of charter boat operator for poaching in MPA area

By Dan Bacher | February 21, 2018 | 

The California Fish and Game Commission on February 7 ordered a five-year suspension of the license of Pacific Star Sportfishing, Inc., a recreational sportfishing vessel operator, for fishing in the “marine protected area” network created under the privately-funded Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative and other violations.
They made the decision following oral arguments heard at the Commission meeting in Sacramento.
In an undercover operation and subsequent boarding by officers in 2013, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) wildlife officers observed 18 violations including poaching within California’s marine protected area (MPA) network, exceeding the possession limits of several fish species, using illegal methods to take fish and failing to report accurate counts on logbooks. ... Read More

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Ambitious Global Virome Project could mark end of pandemic era

Rather than wait for viruses like Ebola, SARS and Zika to become outbreaks that force the world to react, a new global initiative seeks to proactively identify, prepare for and stop viral threats before they become pandemics.

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When Every Fish Counts

Genetic tools can be a powerful complement to visual identification of endangered fish, indicates a study from the University of California, Davis.





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Big court victory: 10-year California water transfer program failed analysis and disclosure

By Dan Bacher | February 20, 2018 |

On February 15, Federal District Court Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill in Fresno issued an order supporting many of the claims made by AquAlliance and their co-plaintiff partners in a landmark lawsuit challenging water transfers from rice farmers in the Sacramento Valley to growers in the San Joaquin Valley.
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UC Davis symposium explores future of tea


University of California, Davis, will hold its third annual symposium bringing industry experts, farmers and scholars together to talk about the the growing, distribution and culture of tea throughout the world. Topics including “Yes we CAn! Tea Farming in California,” “From Soil to Cup,” and “Sustaining Societies and Preserving Lost Cultures.” Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world other than water. About four in five of all people worldwide drink tea, according to UC Davis tea scholars.  

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Westmoreland withdraws from congressional race, Bera now faces two republicans

Brad Westmoreland. | February 15, 2018 | 
In an announcement made on social media, Brad Westmoreland has withdrawn from the primary race for California's 7th Congressional District. Westmoreland was challenging fellow Democrat and incumbent Dr. Ami Bera, taking a more progressive stance on a host of issues.
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Sacramento property owner fails to make court-ordered repairs, gets thrown in jail

February 16, 2018 |

A property owner who failed to make court-ordered repairs has been taken into custody on Wednesday, February 14 and is being held at the Sacramento County Jail. 
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