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March 17, 1995 | GEORGE RAMOS
Those folks up in Sacramento must have flunked California geography in school. The Assembly recently had to correct a bill that said that Yellowstone National Park--which is located mostly in Wyoming--is one of California's major tourist attractions. Actually, the lawmakers were probably thinking of another pristine national park that begins with a Y that is in the Golden State--Yosemite.
September 22, 2003 | Rhashad Pittman, Times Staff Writer
On Saturday afternoons in Davis, Little League baseball games are packed with parents. Joggers run freely along dark streets late at night. The city's downtown has more bookstores than bars. Surrounded by farmland, Davis lies 15 miles west of downtown Sacramento. Residents say it is a great place to raise a family. But that all may change, they fear, if the town's university becomes home to a high-security infectious disease lab paid for by the federal government.
November 26, 1998 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the urban context, where residents religiously equate better-lighted streets with less crime, this mayor's idea would be heresy: Turn down city lights at night so people can see the stars. There is a precedent for the mayor's musings. A few municipalities, including San Diego and Tempe, Ariz., have established laws against light pollution to limit nighttime glare. But those cities have important observatories to protect.
March 5, 2000
Californians will decide on 20 ballot initiatives Tuesday. Prop. A1 Would allow Indian tribes to operate slot machines and card games such as twenty-one on their lands in California. Would also allow tribal-state gaming compacts already approved by the state to go into effect if approved by the federal government. For: Numerous Indian tribes, including the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, Rumsey Indian Rancheria and Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians.
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