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December 3, 2013 | By Anthony York
SACRAMENTO -- While much of the rest of the country is ramping up for the holiday season, political forces in Sacramento are girding for political battle. Though the 2014 election is nearly a full year away, a series of de facto deadlines are fast approaching that will shape the makeup of next November's ballot. Initiatives to raise medical malpractice awards, hike tobacco taxes and give local governments the right to scale back public-employee pensions are among the ballot measures being considered.
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December 3, 2013 | By Jason Wells
The second suspected gunman who allegedly opened fire at a Sikh sports event in Sacramento County has been caught in India five years after the fatal shooting, the FBI announced. Amandeep Singh Dhami, 28, went on the run after the August 2008 attack at the Gurmukh Singh Johal Memorial Tournament, according to the FBI. One person -- 26-year-old Parmjit Pamma Singh -- died in the shooting, and several more were injured. Spectators were able to hold down the other shooter -- 28-year-old Gurpreet Singh Gosal -- until Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene, some of them using hockey sticks and cricket bats, the Sacramento Bee reported.
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December 2, 2013 | By Jason Wells
Authorities continue to search for a married couple who went missing on Thanksgiving Day while fishing on the Sacramento delta, their boat found running, slowly making circles in the water. Four days after the Coast Guard found the unoccupied boat, 64-year-old Van Chanpenxi and his wife, Chantra, 51, remain missing.  “Their clothes were inside the boat, outer clothing jackets and what have you. There were fish inside the boat. Obviously they were fishing. We just don't know what happened to them,” Sacramento County Sheriff's Sgt.
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November 29, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
SACRAMENTO -- Clippers All-Star point guard Chris Paul didn't play against the Sacramento Kings on Friday night because of a strained right hamstring. Coach Doc Rivers said he told head athletic trainer Jasen Powell they wanted to be "way more conservative" with Paul's injury "than aggressive on it. " Rivers said Paul would play Sunday against the Indiana Pacers at Staples Center if "he's felling better. " "But if he's not, we're not going to take that chance," Rivers said.
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November 29, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
  SACRAMENTO - It was bad enough the Clippers didn't have All-Star point guard Chris Paul because of a strained right hamstring. But then they lost the rest of their starting backcourt when J.J. Redick suffered a sprained right wrist in the second quarter after a hard fall on the court from a collision with the Sacramento Kings' 270-pound center DeMarcus Cousins. The Clippers then showed some resolve to withstand their injuries and the always tough Kings to pull out a 104-98 overtime victory Friday night at Sleep Train Arena.
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November 28, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
When: 7 p.m. Where: Sleep Train Arena. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1220. Records: Clippers 11-5; Kings 4-9. Record vs. Kings (2013-14): 2-0. Update: The Clippers are just 3-4 on the road. The Kings traded forward Luc Mbah a Moute to Minnesota for forward Derrick Williams. Kings center DeMarcus Cousins leads his team in four categories: scoring (21.3), rebounding (10.5), steals (1.69) and blocks (1.15). He's the only NBA player to lead his team in those four categories.
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November 28, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Chris Paul said "I'll be ready" to play Friday night despite a strained right hamstring the Clippers All-Star guard suffered in the third quarter of Wednesday night's game against the New York Knicks. The Clippers play at Sacramento against the Kings on Friday night. After the game Wednesday night, Paul said his hamstring was a "little tight. " "But I'll be all right," Paul said. "I'll be ready Friday. I promise you. I'm OK. " There was no update on Paul's injury because the Clippers didn't practice Thursday, having been given Thanksgiving Day off before they left that night for Sacramento.
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November 26, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Two men were found dead this week on a houseboat in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, authorities said. Police in Solano County got a call Monday afternoon from Contra Costa authorities who had spotted the houseboat in the deep water channel of the Sacramento River, according to the Sacramento Bee. "They attempted to call the people on the houseboat but got no response," said Daryl Snedecker of the Solano County Sheriff's Office. When authorities boarded the vessel, they found the bodies, he added.
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November 26, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A construction worker died Monday when an excavator he was driving onto a barge slipped off and fell into the Sacramento River, state officials said. The Sacramento Bee identified the man as 49-year-old Richard Wayne Alexander of Pittsburg. Alexander died after 1:30 p.m. when the excavator he was driving fell into about 15 feet of water, said Cal/OSHA spokesman Greg Siggins. The agency, which investigates possible workplace safety violations, will issue the findings of its review into the incident by April, he added.
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November 25, 2013 | By Ralph Vartabedian
In a major legal blow to the California bullet train, a Sacramento judge ruled that state officials cannot pursue their plan to tap billions of dollars in voter-approved bond funding for construction, a decision that could cause indefinite delays in the massive $68-billion project. Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny, ruling Monday in two closely watched cases, found the state officials made key errors and failed to comply with legal requirements as they moved the project toward a long-awaited groundbreaking.
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