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February 8, 1990 | SCOTT MILLER
Punter Jason Savorn of Cordova High School (Rancho Cordova) and wide receiver Jeff Speech of Riordan High School (San Francisco) have orally committed to San Diego State. Savorn, 6-feet-2, 195 pounds, is a top prospect to replace Joe Santos, who completed his eligibility after punting for SDSU for the past two seasons. Savorn has enrolled at SDSU for the second semester and will participate in spring drills. He averaged 47 yards per punt last season and also kicked for Cordova.
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April 2, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO - Pacific Gas & Electric Co., indicted by the federal government for criminal behavior stemming from a Bay Area natural gas explosion that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes, still faces more trouble. In the next few months, PG&E will face the likelihood of a fine from the California Public Utilities Commission as high as $2.25 billion for its role in the September 2010 disaster in the city of San Bruno. On Tuesday, the U.S. attorney in San Francisco announced that a grand jury indicted PG&E on 12 alleged violations of the federal Pipeline Safety Act involving poor record keeping and faulty management practices.
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BUSINESS
June 17, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
Aerospace and technology firm GenCorp Inc. of Rancho Cordova, Calif. has closed the acquisition deal of rocket engine maker Rocketdyne and named executives to head the new company. GenCorp also owns Aerojet, the Sacramento aerospace firm founded in 1942. So the $550-million purchase of Rocketdyne to GenCorp marks the combination of two iconic rocket companies -- and longtime competitors. The newly formed company is now Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc. and based in Sacramento. It includes more than 5,300 employees at 16 sites across the U.S. and throughout the world.
BUSINESS
February 12, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Verizon Wireless is closing five of its customer-service call centers in the U.S. and consolidating seven others in a move that will affect about 5,200 workers. "The company is closing a few call centers, and we are relocating those jobs to make best use of these open seats that we have," said Ken Muche, a spokesman for the New Jersey company. It has open seats and desks at many of its call centers, he said. PHOTOS: 10 ways to use the sharing economy In California, Verizon Wireless will close its call center in Irvine in May, a move that will affect 1,075 employees.
SPORTS
May 13, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Fresh off his third consecutive supercross championship, Ryan Villopoto is the rider everyone will be chasing when the motocross season opens Saturday near Sacramento. The 12-race Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series starts with the Red Bull Hangtown Motocross Classic in Rancho Cordova and ends Aug. 24 at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Riverside County. Motocross is off-road motorcycle racing and supercross, whose schedule runs from January to May, is the stadium version of motocross.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2013 | By Tony Perry
An Air Force staff sergeant from a base in Northern California has been killed in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Sunday. Richard A. Dickson, 24, of Rancho Cordova, east of Sacramento, was among four Air Force personnel killed Saturday near Kandahar in the crash of an MC-12 surveillance aircraft. The cause of the crash is under investigation, but initial reporting indicates no enemy activity in the area, the Air Force said. Dickson was assigned to the 306th Intelligence Squadron at Beale Air Force Base.
WORLD
April 29, 2013 | By David Zucchino and Hashmat Baktash
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A civilian cargo plane crashed at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan on Monday afternoon, according to a spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force. There was no immediate word on casualties or the cause of the crash. Zamaray Khan, the local district police chief, said only that the plane crashed on takeoff on an airport runway. Bagram is about an hour's drive north of the capital, Kabul, and is one of the two largest air bases serving coalition forces in Afghanistan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2013 | By Melanie Mason
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. -- Officials at the kickoff of Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, celebrated the "historic" launch of the centerpiece of the Affordable Care Act and said they were undaunted by the federal government shutdown. A bevy of state health officials and lawmakers gathered in the Rancho Cordova service headquarters of Covered California on Tuesday morning to mark the first day of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act. Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, said the federal government shutdown, which began at midnight, would not have an effect on the exchange's operations.
BUSINESS
February 12, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Verizon Wireless is closing five of its customer-service call centers in the U.S. and consolidating seven others in a move that will affect about 5,200 workers. "The company is closing a few call centers, and we are relocating those jobs to make best use of these open seats that we have," said Ken Muche, a spokesman for the New Jersey company. It has open seats and desks at many of its call centers, he said. PHOTOS: 10 ways to use the sharing economy In California, Verizon Wireless will close its call center in Irvine in May, a move that will affect 1,075 employees.
BUSINESS
April 2, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO - Pacific Gas & Electric Co., indicted by the federal government for criminal behavior stemming from a Bay Area natural gas explosion that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes, still faces more trouble. In the next few months, PG&E will face the likelihood of a fine from the California Public Utilities Commission as high as $2.25 billion for its role in the September 2010 disaster in the city of San Bruno. On Tuesday, the U.S. attorney in San Francisco announced that a grand jury indicted PG&E on 12 alleged violations of the federal Pipeline Safety Act involving poor record keeping and faulty management practices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - California lawmakers are set to receive a 5.3% pay raise Monday, but a dozen say they won't accept it in the wake of a tax hike approved last November and while many residents are still struggling to recover from the recent recession. The raises were approved by the citizen panel that determines state officials' compensation. The base salary for most legislators will go from $90,526 to $95,291 - still below the $116,208 that lawmakers received in 2007, before their pay was cut during California's budget crises.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2013 | By Melanie Mason
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. -- Officials at the kickoff of Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, celebrated the "historic" launch of the centerpiece of the Affordable Care Act and said they were undaunted by the federal government shutdown. A bevy of state health officials and lawmakers gathered in the Rancho Cordova service headquarters of Covered California on Tuesday morning to mark the first day of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act. Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, said the federal government shutdown, which began at midnight, would not have an effect on the exchange's operations.
BUSINESS
June 17, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
Aerospace and technology firm GenCorp Inc. of Rancho Cordova, Calif. has closed the acquisition deal of rocket engine maker Rocketdyne and named executives to head the new company. GenCorp also owns Aerojet, the Sacramento aerospace firm founded in 1942. So the $550-million purchase of Rocketdyne to GenCorp marks the combination of two iconic rocket companies -- and longtime competitors. The newly formed company is now Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc. and based in Sacramento. It includes more than 5,300 employees at 16 sites across the U.S. and throughout the world.
SPORTS
May 13, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Fresh off his third consecutive supercross championship, Ryan Villopoto is the rider everyone will be chasing when the motocross season opens Saturday near Sacramento. The 12-race Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series starts with the Red Bull Hangtown Motocross Classic in Rancho Cordova and ends Aug. 24 at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Riverside County. Motocross is off-road motorcycle racing and supercross, whose schedule runs from January to May, is the stadium version of motocross.
WORLD
April 29, 2013 | By David Zucchino and Hashmat Baktash
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Seven civilians were killed aboard a U.S.-contracted cargo plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Bagram air field in Afghanistan on Monday, according to the international military coalition. The cause of the crash has not been determined, Capt. Dan Einert, a spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force, told The Times Tuesday morning. Einert said there was no indication of enemy activity in the area at the time of the crash. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the crash, but the insurgent group often issues false claims.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2013 | By Tony Perry
An Air Force staff sergeant from a base in Northern California has been killed in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Sunday. Richard A. Dickson, 24, of Rancho Cordova, east of Sacramento, was among four Air Force personnel killed Saturday near Kandahar in the crash of an MC-12 surveillance aircraft. The cause of the crash is under investigation, but initial reporting indicates no enemy activity in the area, the Air Force said. Dickson was assigned to the 306th Intelligence Squadron at Beale Air Force Base.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - California lawmakers are set to receive a 5.3% pay raise Monday, but a dozen say they won't accept it in the wake of a tax hike approved last November and while many residents are still struggling to recover from the recent recession. The raises were approved by the citizen panel that determines state officials' compensation. The base salary for most legislators will go from $90,526 to $95,291 - still below the $116,208 that lawmakers received in 2007, before their pay was cut during California's budget crises.
SPORTS
February 8, 1990 | SCOTT MILLER
Punter Jason Savorn of Cordova High School (Rancho Cordova) and wide receiver Jeff Speech of Riordan High School (San Francisco) have orally committed to San Diego State. Savorn, 6-feet-2, 195 pounds, is a top prospect to replace Joe Santos, who completed his eligibility after punting for SDSU for the past two seasons. Savorn has enrolled at SDSU for the second semester and will participate in spring drills. He averaged 47 yards per punt last season and also kicked for Cordova.
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