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Ferocious Fires Spark Concern Over Major Health Consequences

November 15, 2018

Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitable for vulnerable residents.

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Should California Deliberately Set Its Forests On Fire? Some Experts Say Prescribed Burns Could Prevent Disaster.

November 15, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Every time a wildfire sparks somewhere in California, the same questions come up: Was it preventable and, if so, how? There’s a potential solution already in practice, on the small-scale, in Lake Tahoe.

After Losing Home In Wildfire, High School Runner Gets 2nd Chance At State Championship

November 15, 2018

Gabe Price, a 17-year-old senior at Paradise High School in California, almost missed out on qualifying for the state championships. Then fellow runners at a neighboring high school stepped up to help him.

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Sound Advice: Jazz With Gary Vercelli

November 15, 2018

For this week’s Sound Advice, CapRadio jazz music director Gary Vercelli previews new releases from Benny Green, Harold Mabern, Yellowjackets, Doug Webb, and Miki Yamanaka.

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Vinnie Guidera & The Dead Birds Debut 'Shedding' Live In Studio

November 15, 2018

Sacramento indie rock band Vinnie Guidera & The Dead Birds debut new music from their second album “Shedding.” They’re hosting an album release party at Blue Lamp on Nov. 17 with Shotgun Sawyer and Eugene Ugly.

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Sacramento Mulls Over Lack Of Minority-Owned Pot Storefronts

November 14, 2018 | Steve Milne

Tuesday night the Sacramento City Council discussed the possibility of allowing more storefront cannabis dispensaries in an attempt to make sure people of color have access to the booming marijuana industry.

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California's PG&E Rocked As Wildfire Liability Concerns Rise

November 14, 2018

PG&E's stock lost more than 20 percent of its value Wednesday after the utility said it does not have nearly enough insurance coverage if it is found liable for the Butte County wildfire that has left at least 48 people dead.

Cal Fire Map Shows Status Of Homes In The Camp Fire

November 14, 2018 | Bob Moffitt

More than 8,800 buildings have been destroyed in the Camp Fire, including 7,600 homes. Cal Fire has created an interactive map that allows residents to check the status of their homes and businesses.

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Dr. Garen Wintemute Shares New Research On Gun Violence

November 14, 2018

Dr. Garen Wintemute from the UC Davis Health Violence Prevention Research Program shares new research titled “How to Stop Mass Shootings,” published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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The Best Wines For Your Holiday Gathering

November 14, 2018

Wine expert Rick Kushman gives suggestions for holiday wines.

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Katie Knipp Debuts 'Take It With You'

November 14, 2018

Blues Americana artist Katie Knipp debuts music from her fifth album “Take It With You.”

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