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August 8, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Sacramento County is taking to the air to try to slow the West Nile virus. Two planes will spray the northern part of the county with a diluted pesticide three nights in a row starting today, then spray the most heavily populated areas in the southern parts of the county, officials said. Twenty-two county residents have contracted the mosquito-borne virus. But some residents have criticized the spraying plan, saying it would kill bees and spiders.
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April 3, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 48-year-old inmate killed himself at the Sacramento County Jail, renewing pressure on a facility that has seen five suicides since last year. The inmate, whose name was not released, was found hanging from a door Friday when his cellmate returned from the visiting room, a sheriff's sergeant said. The man, who had been in jail since Wednesday on federal robbery charges, gave no indication he was suicidal, officials said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sacramento County supervisors next week will consider giving raises of up to nearly 20% to top managers and other nonunion employees over the next two years. The proposal comes three months after supervisors voted against increasing retirement contributions for sheriff's deputies, and during the county's third straight year of major budget cuts. County staff have recommended that the $4 million in pay hikes be delayed one year because of the county's $45-million general fund shortfall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Sacramento County is taking to the air to try to slow the West Nile virus. Two planes will spray the northern part of the county with a diluted pesticide three nights in a row starting today, then spray the most heavily populated areas in the southern parts of the county, officials said. Twenty-two county residents have contracted the mosquito-borne virus. But some residents have criticized the spraying plan, saying it would kill bees and spiders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Sacramento County and 10 water utilities are suing major gas companies over potential contamination of the area's groundwater. In a lawsuit filed last week, prosecutors and the utilities contend that the companies doubled amounts of the additive MTBE a few years ago to meet clean-air laws without telling the public that it was a threat. The lawsuit takes the unusual step of claiming damages for the threat to drinking-water wells.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sacramento County election officials are moving toward touch-screen voting machines. They plan to request proposals this week for a voting system that would provide at least one touch-screen machine each in more than 800 polling places for the Nov. 7 presidential election. The county has $11 million to buy electronic voting equipment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Sacramento County will pay a teenager $47,000 to settle a lawsuit over two broken wrists inflicted on him by a county probation officer. The county will pay $11,482 to Michael Mendez's attorney and $1,068 for incidentals and medical expenses, and will deposit $34,448 into a trust account for Mendez until he turns 18, on July 12. The officer was reprimanded but is still on the job.
NEWS
August 9, 1989
Authorities are blaming a computer problem for allowing a convicted rock cocaine manufacturer to escape from Sacramento County Jail. Gregory Adams, already sentenced to five years in prison, was to appear in Municipal Court to respond to a Nevada fugitive warrant. But he never showed up because apparent misinformation fed into the jail's computer caused Adams to be released. It happened this way: At his sentencing, the judge learned that Adams needed surgery. To permit it, he delayed until Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A plan to merge the more expensive operations of the Police Department and the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department could save taxpayers a lot of money, city officials said. Sacramento's city manager has proposed merging specialized operations such as boat and air patrols and bomb squads to keep costs down Sheriff Lou Blanas approved the idea, which he said would allow him to shift officers into positions that had been cut because of budget concerns.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 48-year-old inmate killed himself at the Sacramento County Jail, renewing pressure on a facility that has seen five suicides since last year. The inmate, whose name was not released, was found hanging from a door Friday when his cellmate returned from the visiting room, a sheriff's sergeant said. The man, who had been in jail since Wednesday on federal robbery charges, gave no indication he was suicidal, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two deputies were killed and a third was seriously injured Wednesday night when a Sacramento County Sheriff's Department helicopter crashed near Nimbus Dam. The helicopter crashed just after 7 p.m., causing a brush fire along the American River east of Sacramento. Two of the deputies died at the scene and a third was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, officials said. The cause of the crash of the French-made EC-120 American Eurocopter was not immediately known.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sacramento County election officials are moving toward touch-screen voting machines. They plan to request proposals this week for a voting system that would provide at least one touch-screen machine each in more than 800 polling places for the Nov. 7 presidential election. The county has $11 million to buy electronic voting equipment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sacramento County supervisors next week will consider giving raises of up to nearly 20% to top managers and other nonunion employees over the next two years. The proposal comes three months after supervisors voted against increasing retirement contributions for sheriff's deputies, and during the county's third straight year of major budget cuts. County staff have recommended that the $4 million in pay hikes be delayed one year because of the county's $45-million general fund shortfall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A plan to merge the more expensive operations of the Police Department and the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department could save taxpayers a lot of money, city officials said. Sacramento's city manager has proposed merging specialized operations such as boat and air patrols and bomb squads to keep costs down Sheriff Lou Blanas approved the idea, which he said would allow him to shift officers into positions that had been cut because of budget concerns.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Sacramento County and 10 water utilities are suing major gas companies over potential contamination of the area's groundwater. In a lawsuit filed last week, prosecutors and the utilities contend that the companies doubled amounts of the additive MTBE a few years ago to meet clean-air laws without telling the public that it was a threat. The lawsuit takes the unusual step of claiming damages for the threat to drinking-water wells.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Sacramento County will pay a teenager $47,000 to settle a lawsuit over two broken wrists inflicted on him by a county probation officer. The county will pay $11,482 to Michael Mendez's attorney and $1,068 for incidentals and medical expenses, and will deposit $34,448 into a trust account for Mendez until he turns 18, on July 12. The officer was reprimanded but is still on the job.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two deputies were killed and a third was seriously injured Wednesday night when a Sacramento County Sheriff's Department helicopter crashed near Nimbus Dam. The helicopter crashed just after 7 p.m., causing a brush fire along the American River east of Sacramento. Two of the deputies died at the scene and a third was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, officials said. The cause of the crash of the French-made EC-120 American Eurocopter was not immediately known.
NEWS
December 6, 1989 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ken Cory, the former state controller and assemblyman from Southern California who spent 22 often-controversial years in the Capitol, is at the center of a new flap over Sacramento County's tentative decision to buy his riverfront home, which sits two miles from the end of a Metropolitan Airport runway.
NEWS
December 6, 1989 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ken Cory, the former state controller and assemblyman from Southern California who spent 22 often-controversial years in the Capitol, is at the center of a new flap over Sacramento County's tentative decision to buy his riverfront home, which sits two miles from the end of a Metropolitan Airport runway.
NEWS
August 9, 1989
Authorities are blaming a computer problem for allowing a convicted rock cocaine manufacturer to escape from Sacramento County Jail. Gregory Adams, already sentenced to five years in prison, was to appear in Municipal Court to respond to a Nevada fugitive warrant. But he never showed up because apparent misinformation fed into the jail's computer caused Adams to be released. It happened this way: At his sentencing, the judge learned that Adams needed surgery. To permit it, he delayed until Sept.
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