November 24, 1988 |
City officials have asked a state panel to investigate the Sacramento Police Department's operation and policies, including those related to the handling of mass-murder suspect Dorothea Montalvo Puente. "We know some things went wrong last week that shouldn't have gone wrong," Mayor Anne Rudin said Tuesday. "We want to assure the public that whatever it is will not be repeated."
January 20, 1985 |
Pat Ryan, general manager of the Class A California League's Bakersfield Dodgers, has approached Sacramento leaders about the prospects of bringing a Class AAA baseball team to the capital. Ryan said he is doing "legwork" for Southern California investors who are interested in purchasing a Class AAA team. "Our interest is to come in there, bring professional baseball to Sacramento, and build a facility," he said.
August 7, 1989 |
With the clang of a bell and the rush of 1,000 doves overhead, Hiroshima came to a standstill Sunday for a moment of silence to recall the world's first nuclear attack 44 years ago. About 50,000 people gathered in Peace Memorial Park to mark the anniversary of the city's destruction by a U.S. atomic bomb. Prime Minister Sosuke Uno said the memorial should "sound an alarm" for the future, and he said Japan should carry out more aggressive diplomacy to work for peace. At 8:15 a.m.
October 27, 1989 |
City Council members early today unanimously approved a funding plan to lure the Raiders to Sacramento, including a bond-driven $50-million franchise fee and increases in ticket and hotel taxes. "This package gives me the assurance that I asked for back in September that if there is a shortfall, or if games aren't played, that somebody besides the city will pay off the bonds," Mayor Anne Rudin said.
March 31, 1988 |
The long-delayed restart of the Rancho Seco nuclear power plant began Wednesday, and plant officials predicted that the facility will be producing electricity within two weeks. Officials hope the restart, which was delayed three times in the last week because of equipment malfunctions, signals a new era for the plant that was closed 27 months ago following a severe over-cooling accident.
February 28, 1990 |
The City Council late Tuesday night voted to kill the city's offer to pay a $50 million "franchise fee" to attract the Los Angeles Raiders to the capital, effective midnight tonight. The vote came as part of a motion that also directed that a 5% admission tax to repay bonds sold to raise the fee be deferred until July 1, 1991, and that a 1.5% increase in the city's hotel bed tax be deferred for 30 days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1989
Every time Southern California talks about importing more water from the north, irate northerners start grousing about how Southlanders just want more water to fill more swimming pools and to irrigate their golf courses. But some of the state's biggest residential water wasters are in Central and Northern California, drawing unlimited amounts of water at a cheap flat charge without the inconvenience of a water meter.
November 4, 1989 |
Negotiations between Al Davis and Sacramento officials made substantial progress last week toward moving the NFL team to the state capital, say some of the city's biggest financiers. Some of the best indications came when Sacramento City Council passed a $93-million bond issue that included $50 million for Davis to relocate and the city's finance officer was dispatched to New York to get a rating on the bonds.
February 28, 1990 |
The Sacramento City Council began dismantling its $50-million offer to bring the Raiders to California's capital late Tuesday. The City Council voted to yank its bid off the table if Raiders managing general partner Al Davis has not agreed by midnight tonight to move his team to Sacramento. Davis called Mayor Anne Rudin earlier this week to say he probably would not make up his mind by the city's deadline. "We gave him ample opportunity.