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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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SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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?
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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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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.
SPORTS
May 19, 2004 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
Perhaps Sunday's blow to the head from Anthony Peeler left Kevin Garnett feeling vulnerable. Or, maybe he's just prone to hyperbole. Whatever the case, the NBA's most valuable player promised to come prepared tonight for Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinal series matching his Minnesota Timberwolves and the Sacramento Kings at Minneapolis. "This is it, all the marbles," he said. "I'm sitting in the house loading up the pump.
SPORTS
May 17, 2004 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
The Lakers can wait. The Minnesota Timberwolves and Sacramento Kings aren't finished baiting, bumping, belittling and generally bedeviling one another. The Kings, making good on a vow by Chris Webber, squared their second-round playoff series with a 104-87 victory Sunday in Arco Arena that included a nasty third-quarter altercation between league most valuable player Kevin Garnett of the Timberwolves and reserve Anthony Peeler of the Kings, resulting in Peeler's ejection.
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
May 13, 2004 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
The Sacramento Kings aren't buried yet. After two heartbreaking losses left them in a desperate situation, the Kings picked themselves up Wednesday night and registered a season-saving 87-81 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in front of 17,317 in Arco Arena. Chris Webber scored 28 points and the Kings squared their Western Conference semifinal series at two games apiece, with Game 5 set for Friday night at Minneapolis and Game 6 on Sunday at Sacramento.
SPORTS
May 11, 2004 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
Before Monday, it was debatable which team held the upper hand in the NBA's "other" Western Conference semifinal playoff series. Was it the Sacramento Kings, who had seized home-court advantage from the top-seeded Minnesota Timberwolves by splitting the first two games of the series last week at Minneapolis? Or was it the Timberwolves, whose late rally Saturday night had given them an exhilarating victory while handing the Kings a heartbreaking Game 2 defeat? There's no question now.
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