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SPORTS
April 6, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
Time: 7:30 On the air: TV: FS West; Radio 980, 1220. Where: Staples Center. Records: Clippers 33-22. Kings 19-36. Record vs. Kings (2011-12): 2-0. Update : Both of the Clippers' victories over the Kings were by eight points, both in Sacramento. The Clippers had a seven-game home winning streak snapped by the Lakers on Wednesday night and are 20-9 in home games. broderick.turner@latimes.com
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OPINION
May 11, 2012
State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) is right to be offended by "conversion therapy," the pseudo-psychiatric treatment that purports to talk patients out of being gay and into being straight. There's no medical basis for the treatment, and there's some evidence that it causes harm while failing to do any good. As is so often the case, Lieu and his colleagues in the Legislature reacted to a perceived problem by proposing a bill. Lieu's legislation, SB 1172, which would make it illegal for California psychologists to attempt to convert gay minors, has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee and is working its way through the statehouse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2013 | Fox40
A replica of Fred Flintstone's car was stolen from a Sacramento comic shop, and the owners are offering a sweet reward for its safe return. The car, a replica of the vehicle from the vintage "Flintstones" cartoon series, was taken from World's Best Comics and Toys between Dec. 14 and 15, Fox40 in Sacramento reported. Staff members believe the thieves may have picked it up and put it in a getaway vehicle, because there were no drag marks. A six-pack of Flintstone's favorite drink, Cactus Cooler, is being offered as a reward for the safe return of the car. Security footage from a nearby bowling alley was being reviewed, and may reveal some clues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
A funnel cloud was spotted Friday evening near Sacramento, the National Weather Service said. A trained weather spotter saw the funnel cloud crossing Interstate 5 in the suburb of Woodland, about 15 miles northwest of the state capital. The "spotter estimated [the] funnel was approximately 800 feet off the ground," the National Weather Service said.  A tornado warning was issued from 6:24 p.m. to 7:04 p.m. for parts of Sacramento, Sutter and Yolo counties after the funnel cloud's spotting.  The storm was moving north at 25 mph and strengthened by 6:42 p.m., then later weakened, the weather service said.  ALSO: California couple's gold-coin find called greatest in U.S. history Fight over school's American flag t-shirt ban likely to continue Former NFL player Darren Sharper surrenders to police in New Orleans rape case   Twitter: @ronlin | Facebook | Google+ ron.lin@latimes.com
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar
Authorities are searching for a man who shot an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Friday afternoon near Sacramento. The special agent, who was not identified, was shot about 3 p.m. while working with investigators from the Roseville Police Department, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The agent was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition, the agency said. The gunman fled and remained at large Friday afternoon. Roseville is about 18 miles from Sacramento.
SPORTS
December 6, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers are in Sacramento on Friday to play the Kings, but rookie forward Ryan Kelly is off to Bakersfield. Kelly was reassigned by the Lakers to the D-Fenders on Thursday, in time to play the fourth game of the D-League season against the Jam. KOBE QUIZ: Do you really know the 'Black Mamba'? In three appearances, Kelly is averaging 25 points and eight rebounds. The D-Fenders (1-2) play the Jam on Saturday at home in El Segundo. The Lakers want Kelly to get playing experience in the D-League.
NEWS
April 24, 2012 | By Paul Thornton
Occasionally The Times publishes a story that leaves little room for debate, where the reader letters come down so uniformly on one side of the issue that putting a positive spin on the article would seem impossible. Monday's front-page article, " AT&T wields enormous power in Sacramento ," was one such story. None of the roughly two-dozen reader submissions sent to letters@latimes.com (two of which were published on Monday's page ) even attempted to note a remotely apologetic aspect of AT&T's grip on California lawmakers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
The abrupt resignation of state Sen. Michael J. Rubio (D - Shafter)  to accept a government affairs job with Chevron Corp. sparked renewed complaints by some ethics watchdogs about the revolving door between the public and private sector in Sacramento. As chairman of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, Rubio was leading the charge to make California's environmental laws more business-friendly and has introduced bills during his two years in office that affect the oil industry in his Central Valley district.
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