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Shoppers have mixed feelings about Thanksgiving day shopping

Shoppers have mixed feelings about Thanksgiving day shopping

Consumer have mixed feelings about Thanksgiving day shopping, according to a study by the shopper loyalty company, LoyaltyOne... Read More

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Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?

Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?
Here's a list of other stores that will not be open on Thanksgiving, according to news reports and company statements: Ace Hardware Barnes & Noble Patagonia Dillard's Crate and Barrel Neiman Marcus GameStop Nordstrom Bed Bath & Beyond Burlington Coat Factory REI However, some stores are moving Black Friday up to begin on turkey day. Kmart, for example, will open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and remain open to shoppers for "42 hours straight." And J.C. Penney will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the company tweeted, which is three hours earlier than last year. 

Gas prices continue downward spiral

Gas prices continue downward spiral

Holiday travelers in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties will see something they haven’t been likely to see since 2009: gas prices under $3 per gallon. ... Read More

Soap antimicrobial may damage liver and raise cancer risk, mouse study shows

Soap antimicrobial may damage liver and raise cancer risk, mouse study shows

The study found that triclosan disrupted liver integrity and compromised liver function in mice... Read More

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Expanding California’s water supply: You can’t store what isn’t there

Expanding California’s water supply: You can’t store what isn’t there

California’s approval of a $7.5 billion water bond has bolstered prospects for expanding reservoirs and groundwater storage, but the drought-prone state can effectively use no more than a 15 percent increase in surface water storage capacity because of lack of water to fill it, according to a new analysis released Nov. 20... Read More

Yosemite's hotel housekeeper charged with theft


FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A federal grand jury has charged a housekeeper at a Yosemite National Park hotel with 32 counts of first degree burglary and theft for stealing cash from guests' rooms.

The U.S. Attorney General's Office says Thursday that court documents show Jennifer Crystal Downing stole cash from customers at the Ahwahnee Hotel between March and October. The 39-year-old hotel maid was working on the Ahwahnee's housekeeping staff at the time.

Prosecutors say Downing faces up to seven years in prison and $350,000 in fines.


Obama's immigration plan brings relief to local families

Obama's immigration plan brings relief to local families


President Obama will announce executive action on immigration in a primetime address on Thursday. His remarks are eagerly anticipated by millions across the country, including families here in Sacramento.

Gloria Casillas came to the United States 10 years ago where she met her husband and had a 6-year-old son who is an American citizen. While waiting for immigration reform, her biggest fear was getting deported and separated from her son.

The president's impending executive action brought relief because it meant she would be able to drive and work legally in the country. But she felt for
those who may not qualify for the protection.