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OPINION
December 13, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
Top Assembly Democrats have revealed what they'd like to do with billions of dollars in extra tax revenue that the state is projected to receive, and their top priorities were reassuring: expanding the reserve fund and paying down the debts that Sacramento accumulated over the last decade. Their budget blueprint also calls for a lot of new spending on education and anti-poverty programs, however. If state government really has entered a sustained period of large surpluses, lawmakers can afford to make more long-term investments in California's infrastructure and its people.
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SPORTS
December 8, 2013 | Wire reports
A person familiar with the deal said the Toronto Raptors reached an agreement to send Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings in a multiplayer trade. The Raptors will receive Greivis Vasquez , Patrick Patterson , John Salmons and Chuck Hayes . The Kings also will acquire Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy . The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday night because the trade was still pending NBA approval, said the deal is expected to become official Monday.
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.
SPORTS
December 6, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
After four days off, the Lakers (9-9) visit the Sacramento Kings (4-12) on Friday night. The Lakers defeated the Kings on Nov. 24, a 100-86 victory at Staples Center. Xavier Henry had a big night with 21 points off the bench. Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill notched double-doubles in the win. Greivis Vasquez led the Kings with 20 points, followed by DeMarcus Cousins with 17. Sacramento has struggled for wins so far this season, but the Kings won't be an easy win for the Lakers on Friday.
SPORTS
December 5, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
Lakers tonight AT SACRAMENTO When: 7 PST. Where: Sleep Train Arena. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 9-9, Kings 4-12. Record vs. Kings: 1-0. Update: The Lakers will use a point-guard-by-committee approach with Jordan Farmar and Steve Nash sidelined by injuries. Starter Steve Blake resumed shooting with his right hand in practice after suffering a hyperextended right elbow and will be backed up by Xavier Henry.
SPORTS
December 5, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
There was a rarity at Lakers practice Thursday: Kobe Bryant played with the second team. No, the arrangement did not involve a demotion. Bryant joined sixth man Nick Young and other reserves so that the starters who will play Friday against the Sacramento Kings would not experience a disruption in their game preparations. "He was fodder today," Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni joked. "Don't tell him I said that. Attribute that to Steve Blake or somebody, would you?" KOBE QUIZ: Do you really know the 'Black Mamba'?
SPORTS
December 4, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
The guessing game took another turn Wednesday when it was revealed that Kobe Bryant would not play against Sacramento on Friday. Bryant practiced for a second consecutive day and Steve Nash also took the court, but Bryant wasn't ready for game action. KOBE QUIZ: Do you really know the 'Black Mamba'? "He absolutely won't play Friday," team spokesman John Black said Wednesday. "He won't be going with the team and will instead stay in L.A. for an individual workout. " There have been no setbacks, Black said.
SPORTS
December 4, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Kobe Bryant is close to a return from his Achilles' tear, but Friday in Sacramento against the Kings may have to wait. Bryant has ruled out playing against the Kings, according to multiple reports, including by ESPNLosAngeles.com and CNN. KOBE QUIZ: Do you really know the 'Black Mamba'? Speaking at a Nike event Wednesday in Los Angeles, Bryant reportedly indicated that playing Sunday at Staples Center against the Toronto Raptors remains a possibility. Bryant was injured April 12 in a win over the Golden State Warriors.
SPORTS
December 4, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers won't know if Kobe Bryant will make his return to the court until Friday, but just the possibility has sent ripples around the NBA. The league announced Wednesday that the Lakers' visit to the Sacramento Kings on Friday will now be televised nationally on NBA TV. KOBE QUIZ: Do you really know the 'Black Mamba'? Bryant is still sidelined after Achilles' tendon surgery on April 12, but has increased his efforts in practice with the Lakers.  If he feels no ill effects of three consecutive days of working with the team, Bryant could suit up in Sacramento.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2013 | By Jason Wells
A man suspected of gunning down eight city officials in Mexico more than 10 years ago has been arrested in Sacramento. Genaro Olaguez, 53, was arrested without incident after he was found living with family along Grove Street in Sacramento, although he initially gave authorities a false identity, Fox 40 reported . Investigators say Olaguez used heavy weaponry to carry out the attack in Sinaloa in May 2000. A city commissioner was among those killed, the Sacramento Bee reported . Four others were injured.
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