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  • Sacramento Exploring New Driverless Vehicle Program

    SACRAMENTO — Phantom Auto and the city of Sacramento are in discussions to start a research and development program to assess the feasibility of a driverless vehicle service in Sacramento. Mountain View-based Phantom Auto specializes in so-called “remote teleoperation” automobile technology, which allows remote human operators to control driverless vehicles. Conversations between the company and the city began shortly after the Sacramento Kings announced their bid in February to host the 2022 or 2023 NBA All-Star Game, according to Louis Stewart, Sacramento’s […]

  • Russ Solomon, Founder of Tower Records, Dies at 92

     SACRAMENTO — Tower Records founder and Sacramento icon Russ Solomon died Sunday. “If you wanted music that’s where you went. And to work there? It was like being a doorman at a hot nightclub in town,” said Jeff Dominguez. As a young man, Dominguez had one of the coolest jobs out there. He worked at Tower Records. “How it broke down was, you walked in and the music’s blaring, right? And it’s like you’re walking into a party,” Dominguez said. The […]

  • City Gives OK to 7 Dispensaries Looking to Sell Recreational Marijuana by Jan. 1; State Approves 2

    SACRAMENTO — Seven Sacramento dispensaries received approval by city officials Friday to sell recreational marijuana by the new year. According to the Sacramento Business Journal, the local businesses make up less than a quarter of the 30 dispensaries that submitted applications to sell pot to adults 21 and over. Dispensaries began submitting applications online for state licenses earlier in the month. As of Friday, the seven dispensaries only had partial clearance as they waited for the state’s authorization to start […]

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    Dunkin’ Donuts Announces Plans for 9 New Sacramento Stores

    SACRAMENTO — Dunkin’ Donuts says two franchisees are planning a combined nine new locations in the Sacramento area. Each franchisee, Shiva Developments and NorCal Grub LLC, will open a new store in 2019. A location was planned at Folsom Boulevard and 59th Street last year, but it never opened. Sacramentans must instead drive to Folsom or Roseville, at least for the time being. The Sacramento Business Journal reports the company is still planning a store at that location. The company […]

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    Roseville’s Westfield Galleria to Undergo ‘Refresh’ in 2018

    ROSEVILLE — The Westfield Galleria in Roseville had applied for some upgrades with the City of Roseville, according to the Sacramento Business Journal. Without listing specific retailers, the application describes a project that apparently includes tenant improvements in common areas and a remodeled dining terrace. Stephanie Ringey, the Galleria’s senior marketing director, told the Business Journal a “refresh of the property” is planned, with more details to come in 2018. She said the refresh will include new retailers, restaurants and amenities. The […]

  • City to Replace Wooden Old Sacramento Boardwalk with Concrete

    SACRAMENTO — The City of Sacramento is moving forward with a plan to replace the wooden boardwalk in Old Sacramento with concrete. The $7.7 million project will be done over summer and fall, with the goal to finish before Thanksgiving. The new concrete will be colored and stamped to look like the wooden planks it’s replacing. An Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit prompted the change to make the walkway more accessible. The wooden boardwalk with installed in 1986. City officials […]

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    Aerojet Announces Plans to ‘Relocate or Eliminate’ 1,100 Jobs in Sacramento

    RANCHO CORDOVA — Aerojet Rocketdyne will move or eliminate 1,100 of the 1,400 positions from its facilities near Rancho Cordova to its Huntsville, Alabama, location by the end of 2019, the company announced Monday. With the move, most of aerospace company’s defense-programs-related work will now be based in Huntsville. Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. (NYSE: AJRD) spokesman Glenn Mahone said around 300 positions will remain in the Sacramento region, and those positions will mainly handle administrative functions such as human resources, […]

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    On Eve of Tower Bridge Dinner, Debate Builds about Sponsors

    SACRAMENTO — This year’s Tower Bridge dinner on Sunday will spotlight the reciprocal relationship between chefs and farmers, as the community celebrates its self-awarded title of “America’s Farm to Fork Capital.” But as Sacramento gears up for the Sept. 25 gala, other denizens of the local food industry have raised concerns about the fundraising efforts by Visit Sacramento, the Farm-to-Fork Festival organizer. The issue is whether global corporations, namely McDonald’s Corp., should be allowed to bankroll the event through sponsorships. “You […]

  • Report: Amazon Planning Warehouse by Sacramento International Airport

    SACRAMENTO — Sacramento County has received an application for an 855,000-square-foot warehouse in Metro Air Park, and a big name is being floated as the tenant. Several sources said Amazon Inc., the Seattle-based online retail giant, is the planned occupant. “It’s not a done deal but everything is moving in the direction that it needs to move,” said a source with first-hand knowledge of the situation. Josh Wood, CEO of local business advocacy group Region Business, said he had heard a […]

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