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Sacramento dentist has license suspended

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sacramento dentist has had his license to practice suspended after allegedly performing unnecessary procedures and billing insurance companies for the work.

The dentist is David Milton Lewis, DMD, says the Dental Board of California. The board suspended Lewis following its investigation of claims he performed dental work such as root canals and tooth fillings on at least 17 patients whose teeth were healthy, board spokesman Russ Heimerich said.  

Lewis is also accused of charging a dental care insurer for putting in two crowns on non-existent teeth in a patient and paying UPS employees for referrals, Heimerich said.

Lewis has a private practice on Marconi Avenue.

There will be an administrative hearing to consider the alleged violations, Heimerich said. The board is also seeking disciplinary action, including the revocation of Lewis' license.

Sacramento Co. supes vote to ante up for new arena

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday in favor of a resolution to support financial contributions for an entertainment and sports complex through the use of county parking facilities and possessory interest taxes.

As part of the resolution, approximately $500,000 per year would be contributed to the county regional parks system.

"We believe the proposal is a reasonable accommodation to help the city facilitate a downtown project as well as provide needed revenue to the regional park system," said County Executive Bradley Hudson.

The plan would not create any new taxes or take away money from the county's general fund.

Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan voted no.

Calif. medical pot shops lose one in court

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sacramento medical marijuana shop was dealt a blow in court Tuesday when a Sacramento federal judge granted a federal government motion to dismiss the dispensary's request for a permanent injunction.

READ: U.S. District Court ruling

The Sacramento Nonprofit Collective known as El Camino Wellness Center and medical marijuana patient Ryan Landers sought to halt the United States government from enforcing the federal Controlled Substances Act.

Last fall, U.S. attorneys and federal agents began cracking down on medical marijuana dispensaries in California.

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Kings players, coaches buzz about new arena

SACRAMENTO, CA - News that the principals involved in bringing a new arena to Sacramento had agreed to a financing plan reached the Sacramento Kings in the team's practice facility.

As the team regrouped at the team's practice facility for the first time after this past weekend's All-Star break, the arena topic was a hot one among the players.

"I just know that we're staying in Sacramento," said rookie guard Isaiah Thomas, a native of Tacoma, who watched his favorite team the Super Sonics leave Seattle just years ago. "I'm very happy. The community, the fans, the organization's brought me in like a warm feeling - like a family feeling and I'm just happy to be able to be here for years to come."

Interview: Chris Webber articulates support for Kings and arena deal

ORLANDO, FL - Kings legend Chris Webber wanted Kings fans to understand his love and support for his former team and city who continue to fight for a new arena.

"I am just the megaphone for Sacramento," Webber told News10 Sports Bryan May in Orlando at Allstar Weekend. "I am the one telling the NBA the team need to be here (Sacramento), the team needs to be here."

This was Webber's first public comments about the arena issue ever since he and his fellow TNT broadcasters mistakeningly said on national television that Sacramento's bid to build a new arena had all but died. The comments were made during the Kings-Oklahoma City game on February 9th.

The following day, Webber went on a radio tirade after Kings broadcaster Grant Napear questioned the former King about the on-air error.

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Sac supes to vote on county parking revenue for arena

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento County supervisors will consider whether the city of Sacramento can count on using revenue from three downtown county-owned parking lots to help finance the proposed sports and entertainment complex.

The county garages/lot are located at 625 7th Street, 725 7th Street, and between 8th and 9th and F and G streets. There are 1,500 parking spaces in total. Sacramento wants to use the parking facilities for venue event parking and would assume all associated costs and liability.

The arrangement calls for ensuring $500,000 in revenue is committed annually to fund county parks.

The resolution, which goes before supervisors at their Tuesday, Feb. 28 meeting, is also contingent on no new taxes imposed on county residents and no adverse impact on the county general fund.