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Kevin Oliver


Sacramento, CA, United States

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Past articles by Kevin:

California lawmakers reject 2nd audit of DMV

California lawmakers rejected the latest request to audit the Department of Motor Vehicles, specifically looking at problems with its implementation of the federal requirements of the Real ID and motor voter registration program. → Read More

Sacramento County cuts positions to deal with lawsuits

When Sacramento County supervisors approved the budget this month, county officials had to cut nearly 200 positions. → Read More

Investigators seek old photos of Sacramento plane after deadly crash

While federal investigators sift through the wreckage of the twin-engine plane that crashed during takeoff in Hawaii, killing 11 people, investigators said Monday they are looking for older pictures of the plane. → Read More

5 things to know about wildfire power cutoff plan

California regulators approved allowing utilities to cut off electricity to possibly hundreds of thousands of customers to avoid catastrophic wildfires. → Read More

Holiday festivities in Old Sacramento end before holiday

Waterfront Days was supposed to reboot Jazz Jubilee, Gold Rush Days → Read More

What you really need to know about Real ID

Beginning in October 2020, Californians will need to have their driver's licenses updated to the so-called Real ID in order to use their California driver's license as a means of identification at airports and some other secured federal locations like military bases. The California DMV is offering drivers a chance to get ahead of the federal government's deadline now. However, the acting chief… → Read More

High Speed Rail wants $1B more for California's Central Valley segment

California's High Speed Rail Authority is asking for more money to continue building the controversial project in the Central Valley. → Read More

For-profit colleges, trade schools under microscope in California

Theresa Sweet described to lawmakers the impact her student loan debt is taking on her. "I can't finance a car, much less a home, and it is unlikely that I will ever be able to start a family or get married because I would condemn them to a lifetime of poverty," Sweet told lawmakers. She said between student loans and private financing, she is $500,000 in debt for a bachelor of arts degree in… → Read More

Elk Grove man discovers mechanic took car for joyride

An Elk Grove mechanic was terminated and a tire shop is considering using in-car cameras to monitor workers after a customer caught a worker in dashcam video doing donuts during an inspection. The Bureau of Automotive Repair said what's in the video is a clear violation of industry standards. With more people getting dashcams installed, the agency is finding more evidence of the problem. Michael… → Read More

Sacramento police reported 25 use-of-force cases over 3 years

Sacramento police released a list of the use-of-force cases the department has investigated from 2016 through 2018. → Read More

Sacramento Republic FC releases new stadium renderings

Team management pointed out some key refinements in their plans to build an MLS stadium. → Read More

FCC Chairman visits NorCal Farms, Wineries

Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai was in the Sacramento area Monday to visit with people in the agriculture industry and talk about accessing better communication technology. → Read More

Sacramento City Council to vote on first of 8 new homeless shelters

The Sacramento City Council will consider construction of the first of eight planned homeless shelters in the city and will also consider utilizing large, tent-like structures. → Read More

How rising sea levels could impact Delta, Sacramento Valley

As the sea level rises, it could impact more than the California coastline. The rising water could impact the Sacramento region. → Read More

Hundreds pack Modesto mosque in wake of New Zealand massacre

Hundreds of people gathered at the Islamic Center of Modesto on Monday for an interfaith gathering in the wake of the deadly mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand. → Read More

Stephon Clark remembered by family during weekend events

Clark was killed in an officer-involved shooting last March → Read More

California bill aims to ban selling DMV appointments

Outside the DMV in Sacramento, Tish Bunce was prepared to wait several hours to take her driving test.She considered making an appointment but would have had to wait months."It's hard for people who don't have any options. I'm lucky I have my mother because I don't have my driver's license," Bunce said. Online appointments can be made on the DMV's website; but, the earliest available dates show… → Read More

Stephon Clark's family: Officers should have had blood tests

The family of Stephon Clark, the Sacramento man shot and killed by police last March, raised questions about whether the officers who shot him were investigated as thoroughly as Clark. → Read More

How dangerous doctors are getting good online reviews

KCRA 3 finds some doctors with four-star reviews on Yelp that have suspended licenses → Read More

Engineer: Twin Tunnels project could endanger vital levees

DWR says twin tunnels shouldn't pose threat to levees → Read More