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2008-12-03 14:21:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $.09 (nine cents) per share payable January 2, 2009 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 15, 2008. About McClatchy: The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 30 daily newspapers, approximately 50 non-dailies, and direct marketing and direct mail operations. McClatchy...

2008-08-07 06:00:45

By Jennifer K. Morita, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Aug. 7--It wasn't something the volunteers set out to pursue, until divine intervention stirred a generous community. It began with 55 point-and-shoot digital cameras, donated by Hewlett-Packard employees in Roseville. It found a home when a Sacramento artist offered gallery space in the studio she had just opened. But a Sierra College photography instructor made it possible by teaching victims of Cambodia's child prostitution trade...

2008-08-07 06:00:22

By Aurelio Rojas, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Aug. 7--An unlikely coalition of environmentalists, builders and local governments announced agreement Wednesday on landmark legislation that would pull state transportation money from projects that contribute to sprawl. The deal -- brokered by Sen. Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento -- offers local governments regulatory and other incentives to encourage more compact new development and transportation planning. Environmentalists called Senate...

2008-08-07 06:00:22

By Ed Fletcher, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Aug. 7--At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, a valley oak labeled with spray paint as No. "124" fell to the earth with a mighty thud. It wasn't the first tree to fall, nor was it the last. The 60- to 70-year-old oak was one of 148 trees that Sacramento County is under court order to remove from county land alongside the privately owned Rancho Murieta airport. With the trees gone, the airport will be allowed to let night landings resume. As the chain...

2008-08-07 06:00:22

By Cathy Locke, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Aug. 7--El Dorado County became the first jurisdiction to endorse a regional fee program to help fund transportation projects in the Highway 50 corridor. Members of the Board of Supervisors said last week that their support was contingent on the backing of other participants in the Highway 50 Corridor Mobility Partnership and creation of a governing body to oversee the program. The partnership was formed about three years ago to develop a...

2008-08-07 06:00:12

By Cathy Locke, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Aug. 7--El Dorado County officials have decided to make a fresh start in fashioning a plan to manage the county's natural resources. The Board of Supervisors directed staff members to work with a technical committee and stakeholders group to recommend the content of an integrated natural resources management plan. Supervisor Jack Sweeney said that efforts to pare a proposal for a more comprehensive habitat conservation plan had gone too far....

2008-08-06 18:00:16

By Loretta Kalb, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Aug. 6--Residents of the small community of Wilton have collected more than 2,700 signatures in opposition to plans by the neighboring city of Elk Grove to expand southward, residents' spokesman Bill Kutzer said Wednesday night. Members of the Wilton Action Group plan to deliver the signatures tonight during a meeting of the Sacramento Local Agency Formation Commission. The commission this month is seeking feedback from affected jurisdictions...

2008-08-06 18:00:03

By Niesha Lofing and Christine Vovakes, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Aug. 6--Nine people are dead in the crash of a helicopter carrying firefighters, FAA officials reported this afternoon. Four other people on board the Sikorsky S-61 military-style helicopter suffered burns in the crash, which was near the north end of the Buckhorn Fire, about 15 miles northwest of Junction City in Trinity County. The helicopter had picked up a group of firefighters about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Ian...

2008-08-06 06:00:46

By Peter Hecht, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Aug. 6--In the seven years since she was raped by a fellow sailor, Navy veteran Tia Christopher hasn't gone a single night without a sleeping aid. She battles a drinking problem. Her panic attacks are so intense she bears scars from digging her nails into her fingers to try to calm herself. On Tuesday, Christopher came to the Capitol to convince lawmakers that California government and its 58 counties must play a role in addressing post-...

2008-08-06 06:00:24

By Hudson Sangree, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Aug. 6--Yolo County moved forward Tuesday with its effort to acquire a former military site near Davis and transform it into parkland replete with seasonal vernal pools and habitat for burrowing owls. The U.S. Air Force shuttered its Davis Global Communications Site -- an annex of McClellan Air Force Base -- in the late 1990s. The site, southeast of Davis, occupies 314 acres of mainly open, undeveloped grasslands near Putah Creek. It is...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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