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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. 

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

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

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Looking back at a sports season marked by flames


Zach Brazell noticed the smoke over the canyon near his house while driving home one night this fall. He realized there were too many cars on the road and too much traffic coming out of his neighborhood for the late hour.

His foothills community is large - about 1,000 homes - and it sits minutes from a national forest. Everyone seemed to be outside and packing their cars.

"It was 8 or 9 o'clock and we were like 'what's happening? There's so many cars,'" Brazell said.

Brazell, a 16-year-old offensive tackle for the El Dorado High School Cougars, was one of three players evacuated because of the King Fire this fall during the team's 10-0 season.

The King Fire burned 97,717 acres, changing how faculty in all four of El Dorado Union High School District's schools thought of athletics.

Oak Hill homeowner thwarts attempted theft


An Oak Hill homeowner was at the right place at the right time to stop a theft at his own home.

El Dorado County Sheriff said the homeowner was driving home about 3:40 a.m. on Thursday when he spotted two men on his property on Calamity Lane. The homeowner told the sheriff's department he thought the men were stealing from him, and when he tried to talk to them they ran off.

According to the sheriff's office, the homeowner caught up to one of the men and fired a warning shot from inside his vehicle. While trying to get in front of the suspect, the driver accidentally hit the man with his car, said the sheriff's office.

Deputies caught up with the second suspect with the help of the Placerville Police K-9.

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.