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Sacramento County

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  • Fox Cancels America's Most Wanted

    Fox Cancels America's Most Wanted
    Say "so long" to America's Most Wanted on Saturday nights. Fox’s Fugitive hunt is getting the axe. Not to put too fine a point on it, but Fox says AMW is going away because it's not paying the bills. Fox hasn't been making any money on the show for...
  • Missteps delayed recall of deadly cribs

    Photographs taken of Liam Johns' crib by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office clearly show where it came apart. The drop rail had detached from its plastic track, creating a gap through which the 9-month-old boy slipped feet-first. Instead of falling...
  • 100-plus swine flu cases confirmed outside Mexico

    100-plus swine flu cases confirmed outside Mexico
    In an age of widespread air travel, it is difficult, if not impossible, to contain a newly emerged infectious agent, and that is proving to be the case with swine flu, as isolated outbreaks continue to be confirmed around the world, with new cases...
  • Teens and Sex: Can We Talk?

    Teens and Sex: Can We Talk?
    Do you think your teen is having sex? Many parents would say no. The harsh reality is that only about half of them would be right. Children are engaging in sex at younger ages than in the past, experts say. Combine that with a steady increase in...
  • Auburn Dam may really be dead this time

    Auburn Dam may really be dead this time
    Use it or lose it is the rule of California water rights, and after 43 years, the would-be Auburn Dam -- subject of one of the state's bitterest water feuds -- is about to lose it. The proposed plug on the gold-sprinkled American River northeast of...
  • Psychiatric care's peril and profits

    Psychiatric Solutions Inc. was on its way to becoming the nation's leading provider of private psychiatric care when it snapped up Sierra Vista Hospital in Sacramento in mid-2005. The company put its well-honed business formula into action: Staffing...
  • Budget patch job is better than IOUs

    Budget patch job is better than IOUs
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature are down to two options: Compromise or watch in embarrassment as the great state of California issues IOUs. Also known as scrip. Not every Capitol politician would be embarrassed, of course. And that's one...
  • Give Prop. 36 a chance

    The L.A. Times recently ran a front page story on California's treatment-instead-of-incarceration law, Proposition 36, calling into question whether that program has been successful enough. It is certainly a success: Data show that Prop. 36 has...
  • King-Harbor -- CPR from UC?

    The future of what was once called Martin Luther King Jr.-Drew Medical Center is again under debate. What cannot be denied is the failure of its most recent iteration, known as King-Harbor Hospital, nor the vacuum its closure has created in the...
  • More California school districts on the financial brink

     
    An increasing number of California school districts are edging closer to financial insolvency, state officials reported Tuesday. One immediate effect has been the layoff of teachers — probably in the thousands, although neither state officials nor the...
  • Fish and Game Q&A: How can catch-and-release fishing be legal in no-take waters?

     
    In support of the California Department of Fish and Game and its efforts to keep hunters and anglers informed, Outposts, on Thursday or Friday, posts marine biologist Carrie Wilson's weekly Q&A column: Question: To allow catch-and-release fishing in no-...