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September 12, 2013 | By Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO -- California lawmakers enter the legislative home stretch Thursday, with plenty of work still to be done in the final day before the Legislature adjourns for the year. There was a blizzard of action in the Capitol on Wednesday, with measures to ease prison overcrowding, further restrict firearms and regulate fracking, the controversial oil-extraction method, all clearing the Legislature.  But lawmakers still have a lot left on their plate when the action starts at 10 a.m.  They'll consider a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage to $10 per hour by January 2016.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2013 | By Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO -- California lawmakers enter the legislative home stretch Thursday, with plenty of work still to be done in the final day before the Legislature adjourns for the year. There was a blizzard of action in the Capitol on Wednesday, with measures to ease prison overcrowding, further restrict firearms and regulate fracking, the controversial oil-extraction method, all clearing the Legislature.  But lawmakers still have a lot left on their plate when the action starts at 10 a.m.  They'll consider a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage to $10 per hour by January 2016.
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August 15, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD and CLAY EVANS, Times Staff Writers
Ricky Berry, first-round draft choice of the Sacramento Kings in 1988, apparently committed suicide Monday at his suburban Sacramento home after arguing with his wife Sunday night. A Sacramento County Sheriff's spokesman said Berry's wife, Valerie, who had spent the night away from the couple's newly purchased home, found the 24-year-old player on the floor of the family room with a gunshot wound to his head when she returned Monday morning.
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October 19, 2007 | Ari B. Bloomekatz, Times Staff Writer
Sacramento police announced Thursday that they had searched the home of basketball player Justin Williams, but would not say why the warrant was served. Sgt. Matt Young said that Williams, a 23-year-old forward for the Sacramento Kings, was involved in an ongoing investigation, but that no one had been detained or arrested. Young said the investigation began Oct. 12. Williams' home was searched about 6 p.m. Wednesday.
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January 23, 1997 | GEORGE SKELTON
Show me the money! --Pro football receiver Rod Tidwell in the movie "Jerry Maguire." **** Los Angeles developer Jim Thomas, who five years ago bought the Sacramento Kings pro basketball team, is telling local politicians to show him the money or he's out of here with his millionaire players. Never mind that the last 475 home games have been sold out. The average ticket price for this subaverage NBA team is $32, plus $6 for parking, and the arena holds 17,317.
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May 12, 2001 | TIM BROWN and J.A. ADANDE
Horace Grant will be 36 this summer, and one of these seasons he'll have had enough of Rasheed Wallace and Chris Webber and Tim Duncan, not to mention Phil Jackson. He does not have a contract for next season, and it is possible the Lakers will give Grant's minutes to young forwards Mark Madsen and Slava Medvedenko.
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November 2, 1991 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings shook up the Pacific Division and their futures Friday, trading a proven star for a potential one in a move that even Don Nelson admits is a gamble. Nelson, who as coach and general manager is largely responsible for building the Warriors with one of the highest-scoring threesomes in NBA history, sent part of that group, Mitch Richmond and his 22.7-point average, to the Kings for the rights to rookie Billy Owens.
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June 26, 1990 | From Associated Press
A three-way NBA deal Monday began with the Washington Bullets trading guard Jeff Malone and a draft pick to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for center Pervis Ellison. The Kings then traded Malone and a draft pick to the Utah Jazz for Bobby Hansen, Eric Leckner and two draft picks. The Kings received a second-round pick in 1991 from the Bullets and the two choices from the Jazz are in Wednesday's draft--the 23rd, a first-rounder, and 49th.
SPORTS
May 11, 2001
If you believe everything you hear down here, this series is over. The Kings are done, finished. They have no answer for Shaq, no cure for Kobe, no counter for Rick Fox. They stand around and isolate on offense--very much like the majority of deadly dull NBA clubs--and when forcing the pace, run a frenetic, inefficient fastbreak. They also fail to rotate, rebound in crowds, hustle for loose balls, play with smarts or play the right people. So, what did you expect? A competitive series?
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December 9, 1999 | J.A. ADANDE
It's just like college, when one day you wake up and realize you're a senior. You wonder where the years went, look at the energetic freshmen and remember how it felt to be that young and excited. That's the way it is for the Lakers, who have been transformed into upperclassmen this year, trying to keep pace with those new kids on campus, the Sacramento Kings. In plainest terms, the Kings are what the Lakers were only last year: a talented, youthful team.
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December 30, 2006 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
Perhaps the Clippers don't need Ron Artest after all. The Sacramento Kings never got back to them after calling last week about a potential Ron Artest-Corey Maggette trade, but the Clippers did just fine Friday night without Artest in ending a 14-game losing streak to Sacramento with a 102-93 victory in front of 18,505 fans at Staples Center.
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November 7, 2006 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
We'll build you a new arena, and we'll spend more than $500 million to do it. You sell all the tickets, hot dogs and T-shirts you can, for basketball games and concerts and everything else, and you keep almost all the money. The Sacramento Kings simply had to say yes, and help persuade voters to say yes too. But the Kings said no, all but sealing defeat of two measures on today's Sacramento ballot designed primarily for their benefit.
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February 23, 2006 | Mark Heisler, Times Staff Writer
In recent NBA history, there were three great teams. Two won titles. This is about the third. It's a new era for the Sacramento Kings, the reign of Ron Artest, however long it lasts. Gone are their old monarchs, Chris Webber, Vlade Divac, Peja Stojakovic, Bobby Jackson and Doug Christie, who averaged 55 wins for five seasons and twice beat the Shaquille O'Neal-Kobe Bryant Lakers in the Pacific Division. Their wizardry is a memory.
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January 26, 2006 | Mark Heisler, Times Staff Writer
After suspending Ron Artest on Dec. 6, using all 19 shopping days before Christmas and 31 more before next Christmas, the Indiana Pacers finally found a new home for their controversial forward, sending him to Sacramento for Peja Stojakovic. "We're gamblers," Sacramento co-owner Gavin Maloof said Wednesday night in New York before the Kings' game against the Knicks, "so we're going to take a chance on him." As usual with anything involving Artest, it wasn't simple.
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August 13, 2005 | From Associated Press
The Sacramento Kings signed Shareef Abdur-Rahim to a multiyear contract Friday, three days after the New Jersey Nets rescinded a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers because of medical concerns about the nine-year veteran's right knee. "The only thing I can tell you is that I'm healthy," Abdur-Rahim said. "I've never missed games or practices because of my knees." The Kings, who bid for the free agent's services earlier in the summer, wasted no time reasserting their interest.
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February 24, 2005 | Mark Heisler, Times Staff Writer
The star-crossed seven-year career of Chris Webber in Sacramento ended in a stunner Wednesday night, when the Kings, who had risen and fallen with him, sent the five-time All-Star forward to the 76ers for three journeymen. Going to the 76ers with Webber were reserve forwards Matt Barnes and Michael Bradley. Coming from the 76ers were forwards Corliss Williamson, Kenny Thomas and Brian Skinner.
SPORTS
April 30, 2001 | J.A. ADANDE
The Sacramento Kings are feeling the flutters, the beating hearts, all the good sensations of spring. It has nothing to do with love, and everything to do with the possibility of advancing to the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time since the franchise was in Kansas City 20 years ago.
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December 19, 2001 | Jerry Crowe
After defenseman Aaron Miller had scored his first two goals for the Kings in Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Mighty Ducks, the second in overtime, it was noted on the telecast that he had started his career as a winger. Not exactly, Miller said with a laugh before Tuesday night's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre.
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November 26, 2004 | Mark Heisler, Times Staff Writer
Whatever remains of the great Lakers-Queens, er, Kings, rivalry, it's back again. Phil and Shaq are history, as are the Lakers as we knew them. The Sacramento Kings have seen better days themselves, but if the rivalry is over, as Kobe Bryant suggested, it's news to the fans here. As far as King fans are concerned, they're still up here and the Lakers are down there in Sodom, Gomorrah, Los Angeles or one of those places.
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May 20, 2004 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
Midway in the fourth quarter, Kevin Garnett cradled the basketball in his hands on the right wing. With a quick first step, he blew past Chris Webber along the baseline, gathered the ball, leaped high into the air and threw down a dunk, igniting another standing ovation from a full-throated, stick-banging crowd at the Target Center.
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