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White House chef joins Johnson, Waters for farm-to-fork forum

sacbee.com — Sacramento's stature as the farm-to-fork capital continues to grow. Even the White House takes notice. A public forum fortified that connection Wednesday by featuring chef Sam Kass, the White House senior policy adviser for nutrition and executive director of Let's Move, a national initiative targeting childhood obesity by stressing healthful eating.
RT @debarrington: 1 in 3 homes to have veggie garden this summer. Sacbee: White House chef joins Johnson, Waters for farm-to-fork forum sacb.ee/1ihcYyC
1 in 3 homes to have veggie garden this summer. Sacbee: White House chef joins Johnson, Waters for farm-to-fork forum sacb.ee/1ihcYyC
Sacramento: #Farm2Fork Capital. Sacbee - White House chef joins Johnson, Waters for farm-to-fork forum sacb.ee/1ihcYyC #SacFeast

Nevada rancher condemned for racist remarks

sacbee.com — A Nevada rancher who has become a conservative folk hero for resisting the federal government's attempts to round up his cattle faced sharp criticism Thursday for racist comments published in a New York Times article. Politicians from around the country who have rallied to Cliven Bundy's defense in recent weeks denounced the comments and distanced themselves from the rancher.

Music: Mike Cooley’s songwriting takes center stage with Drive-By Truckers

sacbee.com — Lee Atwater begat Karl Rove, which is to say the biggest of the modern political consultants got his game from the guy who re-invented the game. Atwater, who died in 1991, worked in Ronald Reagan's White House and managed George H. W. Bush's 1988 presidential campaign.
Music: Mike Cooley's songwriting takes center stage with Drive-By Truckers sacb.ee/1l4ROJN

First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

sacbee.com — Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees has taken a somber turn.

Tower Bridge Battalion ready for supporting role at Republic FC’s home opener

m.sacbee.com — The group won't have to wait long, as the Republic moves the ball into the opposing team's third. The play is broken up, but the ball ends up bouncing toward the Galaxy II's penalty box. As a defender attempts to clear it, he collides with his own goalkeeper.

Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes

sacbee.com — An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia.
Excuse me, but WTF: A company burned medical waste, including fetal material, to generate electricity. sacb.ee/1jRTsLL
An Oregon company was burning abortion waste to generate electricity? bit.ly/1l8x6sg

FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

sacbee.com — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. While the proposal being issued Thursday won't immediately mean changes for the popular devices, the move is aimed at eventually taming the fast-growing e-cigarette industry.

Thanksgiving gravy: Thoughts on the 49ers' schedule

blogs.sacbee.com — The 49ers schedule is out, and the highlight? It has to be the Thanksgiving nightcap against the Seahawks. A Seahawks-49ers game is big enough. The first one ever in Levi's Stadium makes it huge. But a nationally televised game on the most American of holidays? This is going to be Turkeygeddon.
Thoughts on the #49ers' schedule, which has two distinct rough patches but is overall rather managable.... sacb.ee/1tEsPRw

Jerry Brown appoints Jodi Remke new FPPC chair

blogs.sacbee.com — Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Jodi Remke, presiding judge of the State Bar Court of California, chairwoman of the state's Fair Political Practices Commission, his office announced Wednesday. Remke replaces Ann Ravel, who left the commission for the Federal Election Commission in October.
RT @ccadelago: Brown appoints Remke as new campaign/political ethics watchdog for California sacb.ee/yBB
Brown appoints Remke new as new campaign/political ethics watchdog for California sacb.ee/yBB
Brown appoints Remke as new campaign/political ethics watchdog for California sacb.ee/yBB

Judge releases audio tape of 'Squeaky' Fromme's mental exam after Ford assassination attempt

sacbee.com — The interrogator's voice is measured as he begins questioning one of the more notorious - and quirky - criminal suspects in American history. "What are you charged with, Lynette?" psychiatrist James R. Richmond asks politely. "Attempted assassination of the President of the United States," Lynette Alice "Squeaky" Fromme, replies evenly.
Interesting tale as judge releases audiotape of Squeaky Fromme mental exam sacb.ee/1lGItKV
RT @AnitaCreamer: Judge releases audiotape of Fromme's mental exam after Ford assassination attempt sacb.ee/1lGItKV
“What are you charged with, Lynette?” “Attempted assassination of the President of the United States." sacbee.com/2014/04/23/634…

Record-setting teeter-totter brings smiles - and pays for them

sacbee.com — An 85-foot-long teeter-totter is bringing smiles to the California State University, Sacramento, campus and promises to bring new ones to those needing facial reconstruction around the world. Official confirmation is pending, but the team that built the giant piece of play equipment says it has bested the old Guinness World Record for teeter-totters, which is 79 feet, 2 inches.
Record-setting teeter-totter brings smiles; and pays for them sacb.ee/1f5RURt

McClatchy loss widens in the first quarter

sacbee.com — The McClatchy Co. today reported a wider first quarter loss amid a continuing decline in revenue. Sacramento-based McClatchy, which publishes The Bee and 29 other newspapers, said it lost $5.9 million during the quarter, excluding certain one-time items. That compared with a $700,000 loss a year earlier.

Sacramento area ‘Bachelorette’ contestant dies in paragliding accident

sacbee.com — Eric Hill, a former resident of Citrus Heights and a contestant on an upcoming edition of the television series "The Bachelorette," has died from injuries suffered in a paragliding accident in Utah.
RT @lgonzales: Trending on @sacbee_news: Sacramento area "Bachelorette" contestant dies in paragliding accident sacb.ee/RMfVT7, by @Lindelofnews

Tesla bringing plant to Central Valley, but it’s not the big one

sacbee.com — Tesla Motors Inc. is opening a factory in the San Joaquin Valley, but it's almost certainly not the 6,500-job battery plant that's being coveted by governors and community leaders in California and other states. The maker of luxury electric cars leased a 430,000-square-foot facility in Lathrop, officials from the San Joaquin Partnership announced Tuesday.
RT @dakasler: Sacbee - Tesla Motors bringing plant to Central Valley, but not the big one sacb.ee/1lDqWDi