March 18, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO -- The state Assembly is expected to vote swiftly Monday to add $2 million to the secretary of state's budget to speed up the processing of business paperwork. The office relies on a system of paper and not computerized filings for corporate, partnership and other business records that an entrepreneur must submit before hiring workers, opening doors or selling products. The $2-million appropriation, which must be approved also by the state Senate, would allow Secretary of State Debra Bowen to increase the pace of her operations for the rest of the current fiscal year, which ends June 30. The goal is get all documents processed within five days of being received in Sacramento.
May 13, 2005 |
The Sacramento Bee announced Thursday the resignation of an award-winning columnist, the latest in a series of cases across the nation in which journalists had been forced from their jobs because of questions about the veracity of their reporting. In an explanation to readers, Bee Executive Editor Rick Rodriguez wrote that Diana Griego Erwin could not adequately answer questions that first arose last month about whether "people mentioned in several recent columns actually existed."
August 5, 1992 |
Investigators from Cal/EPA searched the press room of the Sacramento Bee, apparently looking for evidence of illegally disposed hazardous wastes. The investigators used a search warrant to enter the building Monday. The newspaper uses ink, cleaning solvents and other chemicals to print its editions. A spokesman said the Bee complies with all federal, state and local regulations that cover the storage and disposal of hazardous substances used at its plant.
April 5, 1990 |
Sacramento Kings' center Ralph Sampson threatened to beat up a newspaper reporter, apparently over a column that called the former All-Star one of basketball's "great disappointments." Sampson interrupted an interview Sacramento Bee reporter R.E. Graswich was holding with Kings' player personnel director Jerry Reynolds before Tuesday's 114-105 loss to the Clippers. "If you ever write something about me without talking to me again, I'll punch you in the nose," the Bee quoted Sampson as saying.
February 9, 1994 |
The Sacramento Bee apologized Tuesday to readers who were offended by its use of a racial epithet in an editorial cartoon last week, but critics pressed for a boycott of the state capital's only daily newspaper. Nate White, president of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People's Sacramento chapter, urged the resignations of editorial cartoonist Dennis Renault and editorial page editor Peter Schrag, while a city councilman pushed for passage of a resolution denouncing the Bee.
November 23, 2000 |
The Sacramento Bee has fired one of its top political reporters after finding out that he invented sources and made up quotes while covering the presidential campaign. In an apology to readers published Wednesday, Executive Editor Rick Rodriguez said the paper fired Dennis Love, 46, on Tuesday--four days after an editor discovered that the veteran reporter had plagiarized material from a magazine.