EAST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Merchant workers in East Sacramento are about to get a break on parking. The Sacramento City Council is set to launch a pilot program offering up special permits for merchant workers allowing them to park in designated areas during peak hours. Local employees told CBS13 they have to get creative daily to find a parking space, sometimes moving their cars several times in a shift. “There has been times I had to park across the street in a gravel lot, so yeah, I have been late”, Kristine Madigan said. City council is considering the one-year pilot program for portions of Elvas, 65th, and 66th streets. Those qualified will have designated areas where they can park during their shifts. Some workers say they can’t wait. “After opening hours, you’re kind of on your own to find a spot,” Calvin Crawford, a local brewery manager, said. This plan could get city council approval on Tuesday. If the program is successful in East … [Read more...] about City Council To Approve East Sacramento Parking Program For Merchant Workers
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SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA) — Two days after the deadly shooting at Saugus High School and the community of Santa Clarita is trying to make sense of it all. The emotional toll is unrelenting for some survivors. “Not being able to sleep, or even be alone in a room that you know you are safe. It’s just scary because you don’t know what could happen,” said Saugus High sophomore Amy Foster. Foster and her friends were in their usual spot on the Saugus High School quad when the gunfire started. “I saw a bullet fly right past my head and I could see someone shot in the shoulder. I freaked out. I was in shock,” Foster recalls. “Every time I close my eyes I can see the gun and I can see the fire.” A makeshift memorial of flowers, candles and names honoring those who were killed or are recovering has been erected in Santa Clarita’s Central Park. At Saugus High, students are worrying about the day their school tries to move forward and open … [Read more...] about Saugus High Students Try To Cope With Tragedy, Classes To Resume December 2
As a renter, Bruce Wolfe knows the struggles many people face driving an electric car when they lack access to a charging outlet at home. He parks on the street outside his Haight-Ashbury flat in San Francisco, which doesn’t have a garage. There aren’t any public charging stations in the neighborhood, so he charges in a parking lot outside the nonprofit where he works in Marin County. Wolfe said he can’t afford to rent an apartment that has a garage, at least not in San Francisco. Twice in the seven years he has driven electric cars, he’s run out of juice on the road and had to be towed to a charging station. “It becomes an economic justice issue and an equity issue,” Wolfe said of renters and their lack of access to car chargers. “People can’t run cables across the sidewalk.” His predicament illustrates gaps in California’s electric-vehicle charging infrastructure that clean-car advocates say could limit the state’s … [Read more...] about Californians are buying up electric cars. But where will they plug in?
Here is a list of theater openings, Critics’ Choices, etc., for Nov. 17-24. Capsule reviews are by Charles McNulty (C.M.), Philip Brandes (P.B.), F. Kathleen Foley (F.K.F.), Margaret Gray (M.G.) and Daryl H. Miller (D.H.M.).Cambodian Rock Band A young woman whose immigrant father survived the brutal reign of the Khmer Rogue in the 1970s seeks the truth about his past in Lauren Yee’s drama featuring songs by local rock band Dengue Fever. La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla. Sun., 7 p.m.; Tue.-Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 and 7 p.m.; ends Dec. 15. $25-$81. (858) 550-1010. LaJollaPlayhouse.org Harlem 100 Variety show featuring the music of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, etc., celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 18000 Park Plaza Drive, Cerritos. Sun., 7 p.m. $50-$70. (562) 916-8500. cerritoscenter.comA Sad Tale’s Best For Winter … [Read more...] about Theater in L.A. this week: ‘Cambodian Rock Band,’ ‘Jitney’ and more
RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick threw passes for about 40 minutes on a high school field, then signed autographs for hundreds of fans who gathered in an end zone to watch his NFL workout that was suddenly moved Saturday, the latest strange twist in the saga of the exiled quarterback. Eight team representatives made it to the new location, including Philadelphia Eagles vice president of football operations Andrew Berry. It appeared the Jets, Redskins and Chiefs also had scouts in attendance. They stood along the sideline, jotting into their notepads as Kaepernick tossed passes to four free-agent receivers. “Our biggest thing with everything today was to make sure we had transparency in what went on,” Kaepernick said afterward. ‘We weren’t getting that elsewhere, so we came out here.” It was a surreal scene — a quarterback who led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl, who should be in the prime of his career at age 32, staging a … [Read more...] about Kaepernick Throws Passes For 40 Minutes At Odd NFL Workout