Tag Archives: Bill Lindelof

Winners emerge as @HiddenCash scavenger hunt gets underway in Sacramento

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) The hunt is on with reports indicating that some of @HiddenCash loot is being found at Sacramento State.

Four find the Hidden Cash envelopes at Sacramento State early Tuesday.

Susanna Plascencia and son Angel search in leaves under bushes next to sac stat Administration Building. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Two hot days before Sacramento cools into 80s

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) The first full week of summer 2014 will by hot initially, but a short midweek cooling trend is predicted to bring some relief to the Sacramento area.

Hamed Beytollah, left, Jimi Reid, and Joe Lemas during a rugby match between the USA Men's Eagles and Rugby Canada at Bonney Field in ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Mid-90s to heat Sacramento through weekend

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) As the region transitions into summer, the National Weather Service reports there will be little change in the weather in Sacramento through the weekend.

Crane-operator and construction crews remove an HVAC unit from the roof of Grant Union High School in Sacramento on Thursday. The Twin Rivers district came under fire ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

A bit hotter than earlier forecast in Sacramento

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Instead of a string of low 90-degree days, the National Weather Service is now calling for mid-90s in Sacramento through the weekend.

It was man overboard (OK, 12-year-old overboard), left, as Reed
Caron makes a splash at the Aquatic Center on
Lake Natoma. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Temperatures trending into the 90s in Sacramento

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) A warming trend begins Wednesday with temperatures through Saturday expected to be in the low 90s in Sacramento.

A black Lab named "Star" belonging to Tom Green of Walnut Creek, plays with a ball at Discovery Park as people and their pets congregate to the Sacramento River to cool off, Saturday, ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Carmichael pastor among those arrested in prostitution sting

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof and Cathy Locke) Two dozen adults – including a Carmichael pastor -- and one minor were arrested Wednesday, accused of prostitution-related offenses, during a Sacramento County Sheriff's Department sting in North Highlands.

John Oselsky

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Spring ending without any 100-degree readings in Sacramento

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Friday's high is expected to be 87 degrees in Sacramento as the Delta breeze continues to exert its cooling influence, but the weekend is expected to about five degrees warmer.

Paddlers enjoy Lake Natoma, downstream from Folsom Lake in Folsom, Calif., on Monday, June 9, 2014.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Cooling breezes take the sizzle out of Sacramento

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) After three days of 100-plus weather, the Delta breeze came rushing in overnight to lower temperatures in the Sacramento region.

Kristin Wilcox, 17, of Fair Oaks, Ca. spent the day with her two-year-old Shepard mix Missy at Lake Natoma a recreational lake downstream from Folsom Lake in Folsom, Calif., on Monday, ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Not-so-hot Tuesday after super hot Monday in Sacramento

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) After a smashing of the Sacramento record for the hottest June 9 on Monday, a slight cool down is predicted for Tuesday before the Delta breeze picks up on Wednesday.

Bonnie Lou the basset hound stays cool in the shade as her owner ,Kim Notari, center, takes a dip in the ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Search underway in El Dorado County for missing Berkeley student

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof and Tillie Fong) An all-out search is underway for a missing University of California, Berkeley student who had been staying at his family’s Ice House area cabin.

Vernon “Cody” Mathews

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Viewing, betting events planned around California Chrome’s Triple Crown quest

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) With California Chrome - a colt from the Golden State - trying to win the Belmont Stakes, and with it thoroughbred racing's first Triple Crown since 1978, Northern California venues are gearing up for Saturday's defining event.

California Chrome has generated significant interest in thoroughbred racing this spring with his local ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

California license plates back in black from 60s

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) The state Department of Motor Vehicles is preparing to go retro when it brings back the old black background license plates for motorists.

1960s black background plate

1950s yellow background license plate

1970s blue background license plate

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

One dead in Natomas murder-suicide identified by coroner

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) One of the man who died in a apparent murder-suicide in South Natomas has been identified Thursday by the Sacramento County Coroner.

Two men were found shot to death in a south Natomas apartment.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Three days of triple-digit heat forecast starting Saturday

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Sacramento will be flirting with 100 degree temperatures for the next couple of days.

Angel Foley and her dog Pickle walk alongside a pond in William Land Park on Monday afternoon. The pond is one of three that may receive upgrades sometime next year, after cuts to the parks department's budget ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Free fun run along river set for Wednesday at Guy West Bridge

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) A free 5-mile run along the American River is scheduled for Wednesday evening to mark National Running Day.

The run, a 5-mile loop, begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Guy West Bridge and University Avenue in Sacramento. Runners of all abilities are invited to participate.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Laser pointing at aircraft in Sacramento less after FBI crackdown

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) A pilot project that included the Sacramento region has resulted in a reduction of dangerous laser pointing at aircraft in participating Federal Bureau of Investigation field office regions.

A suspect directing a laser pointer at a helicopter is arrested by police on the ground.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

The heat is on starting Wednesday in Sacramento

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Unseasonably warm weather is ahead when high temperatures are predicted to take a big jump on Wednesday.

A weakening Delta breeze is still expected to moderate temperatures on Election Day, but a big warm-up is in store for interior Northern California, according to the National Weather Service.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Warming through the weekend in Sacramento

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) The National Weather Service is forecasting a slight warming trend into the weekend for the Sacramento region.

This NOAA satellite image shows a tropical depression 450 miles south of the Baja Peninsula, but a building high-pressure system will increase temperatures and keep skies clear over Northern California and across large parts ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Police arrest 2 seniors in burning of Roseville High School’s grad stage

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof and Richard Chang) The graduation stage was burned to the ground and part of the football field was heavily damaged overnight at Roseville High School.

Workers clean and repair the area where the graduation stage and a portion of the new stadium turf, including the new school logo was burned in an arson fire ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Slowdown on Highway 50 started due to Fix50

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Traffic was slowing again Thursday morning due to the big Fix50 reconstruction project with Caltrans hoping that motorists continue to look for ways to get to work other than westbound Highway 50 between W and X streets.

Street traffic waits for a light-rail train to pass at 16th and R streets ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Latest Fix50 closures are more disruptive

By tbizjak@sacbee.com (Tony Bizjak and Bill Lindelof) Day one of westbound closures on the state's Fix50 freeway project proved to be the most disruptive to date, causing half-hour delays for many, sending some commuters scurrying for alternate routes, and leaving more than a few asking: Is this what it is going to be like for the next ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Dead motorcyclist is missing Sacramento man

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) The Placer County Coroner's Office has released the name of motorcyclist whose body was recovered from a heavily wooded area about 16 miles from Foresthill last week.

Alan Porter was last seen on Wednesday, April 29, 2014, riding away from his Curtis Park home on his motorcycle.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Latest Fix50 closures are more disruptive: ‘It’s like L.A.’

By tbizjak@sacbee.com (Tony Bizjak and Bill Lindelof) Caltrans predicted it, and they were right: The delays caused Tuesday morning by Fix50 project lane closures on westbound Highway 50 downtown turned out to be much more disruptive to commute traffic than the previous closures on the freeway's eastbound side.

Traffic began to pick up the pace slightly later in ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Slowdowns on highways 50, 99 begin with new Fix50 work

By tbizjak@sacbee.com (Tony Bizjak and Bill Lindelof) The squeeze is on this morning on Highway 50 downtown on the first day of freeway lane closures for the state's big Fix50 project. Traffic into downtown was backed up at Stockton Boulevard, and northbound 99 traffic was backing as well. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Memorial Day weekend to be hot in Sacramento

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Sunday is forecast to feature the highest temperatures on a hot Memorial Day weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

This NOAA satellite image shows a ridge of high pressure over the Western half of the United States, that is creating clear skies and driving temperatures higher.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Yuba City planning street party to watch Chrome in Preakness

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Yuba City plans a large downtown viewing party when Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome runs in the Belmont Stakes.

Exercise rider Willie Delgado walks California Chrome around the stables after he jogged around the track at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Wednesday, May 21, 2014. California Chrome arrived in New York ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Hot weekend in store for Sacramento as temps build

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) A warming trend commencing Wednesday won't abate until Monday when temperatures will start heading down again on Memorial Day.

Two cyclists watch an egret in a slough beside the American River Parkway bike trail as they ride near the four-mile mark on June 17, 2013. You don't have to wait until ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Slight chance of sprinkles in Sacramento before heat arrives

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) The threat of a few sprinkles remains in the cooler-than-normal forecast for the Sacramento region on Tuesday -- but warmer and drier conditions are predicted for later this week.

A view the Tower Bridge from West Sacramento as clouds make there way east on Monday afternoon, May 5, 2014. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

CHP needs help in finding driver in hit-and-run fatal

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) The California Highway Patrol wants to speak with anyone who had contact wtih Nathan J. Chambless on or a few days before he was killed while walking along a South Sacramento County road.

Nathan J. Chambless

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Man succumbs to wounds from Auburn Boulevard shooting

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) A young man succumbed to gunshot wounds late Sunday after being dropped off at a hospital by another person earlier in the day.

The man apparently was shot in the vicinity of the 5500 block of Auburn Boulevard, near Madison Avenue and Interstate 80.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Ex-state fire chief Orville Fleming, wanted for south Sacramento killing, in custody

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Former state Fire Battalion Chief Orville “Moe” Fleming, wanted for he killing of his girlfriend at their south Sacramento-area home, has been taken into custody.

Orville “Moe” Fleming

Sarah June Douglas

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Body found in Folsom Lake nearly a week after fatal boat crash

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) A body was recovered from Folsom Lake Friday morning, possibly one of the four boaters killed on May 10 when a speedboat crashed.

Emergency personnel use a Placer County sheriff's boat to search for victims of a boat crash on Saturday, shortly after the wreck that later was found to have ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Traffic backed up as crews put finishing touches on Fix50’s eastbound phase

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof and Tony Bizjak) Traffic was backed up into West Sacramento on Highway 50 Friday morning as Fix50 crews scrambled to finish re-paving work and re-open all eastbound lanes.

This aerial view shows the traffic during Phase 1 of the Fix50 project where Interstate 5 and Highway 50/Business 80 come together in Sacramento. Phase 2 ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Placerville roundabout foes submit signatures calling for November ballot measure

By clocke@sacbee.com (Cathy Locke and Bill Lindelof) A group of Placerville residents opposed to traffic circles, or roundabouts, say they have submitted enough signatures to qualify a measure for the November ballot that would require a public vote on construction of all roundabouts proposed in the city. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Fast-food workers rally in Sacramento to raise minimum wage

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Workers and their supporters protested wages at a fast-food restaurant in Sacramento on Thursday, saying the minimum wage must be increased in order for them to make ends meet.

Fast food workers and supporters protest low wages outside a Krispy Kreme store, Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Atlanta.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Two days of upper 90s temps for Sacramento

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) There's not much chance Sacramento could set a record today for high heat, but Thursday's all-time maximum is in jeopardy.

A group of Banshee skippers looks for wind on the downwind leg of race 5 of the Camellia Cup Regatta at Folsom Lake. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

It is only a drill at Sac International on Wednesday

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Emergency equipment and first-responders will be hurrying about Wednesday at Sacramento International Airport -- but it is only be a drill.

A C-130 cargo plane.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

Category: Tuberculosis, TB, TB Testing and Diagnosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection, Spanish, Español

    

Searchers return to Folsom Lake to find bodies of 4 men

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Searchers returned to Folsom Lake Monday to try to find the bodies of four men who mysteriously died during a weekend boat outing.

A Placer County sheriff's boat patrols Folsom Lake on Saturday in search of three people reported missing after a boat capsized earlier in the day.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

Category: Tuberculosis, TB, TB Testing and Diagnosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection, Spanish, Español

    

Help wanted sign out for Sacramento County precinct workers

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Precinct officers are needed to work polling places on Election Day in Sacramento County. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

Category: Tuberculosis, TB, TB Testing and Diagnosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection, Spanish, Español

    

Inmate walks away from Mule Creek prison in Ione

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) A minimum-security inmate has walked away from Mule Creek State Prison in Ione.

Randy Robert Crommelin

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

Category: Tuberculosis, TB, TB Testing and Diagnosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection, Spanish, Español

    

Big warm-up ahead for Sacramento with temps near 100

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Great weather is forecast for the weekend when the Komen Race for the Cure fun run, the Amgen Tour of California professional bicycle race and all sorts of Mother's day activities are scheduled.

Participants in the timed 5K race start off the race in the 17th annual Susan G. Komen Race ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Fugitive CalFire battalion chief fired by the state

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Fugitive state Battalion Chief Orville Fleming has been fired by the state.

Homicide suspect Orville “Moe” Fleming

Sarah Jane Douglas

Sarah Douglas and Orville Fleming rented this single-story stucco house in a suburban south Sacramento County neighborhood. Douglas was found dead in the home Thursday morning.

Orville Fleming

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Sunny Sacramento skies on Wednesday before weak weather system

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Northern California is between weak spring weather systems as dry and mild weather is forecast in Sacramento on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Sam Krienke of Sacramento takes an opportunity between his classes at City College and his job at Capital Athletic Club to ride around town playing his ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Missing state battalion chief may have had help from escort site ties

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Sacramento County Sheriff's detectives are attempting to determine if suspected murderer state fire battalion chief Orville Fleming has disappeared with the help of an escort he met on a hook-up site.

Sarah Jane Douglas, 26, whose body was found Thursday in the home the couple shared on Fox River Way near ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Roseville officer-involved shooting ends with one shot; another stabbed

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Roseville police are investigating an incident that left one person with knife wounds and another shot by an officer.

Windermere Avenue is a fairly short residential street. It will be blocked for a time for the investigation.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Partly sunny after varying amounts of rain in Sacramento region

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Depending on location, the little weather disturbance that moved through the Sacramento region dropped anywhere from 0.01 to 0.36 of rainfall in the last 24 hours.

A view the Tower Bridge from West Sacramento as clouds make there way east on Monday afternoon, May 5, 2014. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Denny’s on Madison Avenue re-opening with 100 free breakfasts

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) The refurbishment and re-opening of a Denny's diner near Madison and Interstate 80 on Tuesday means free meals for early arrivals.

The Denny's at 5120 Interstate Ave. has operated at that location for 45 years. It re-opens Tuesday with a new design and menu.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Caltrans pleased; Fix50 changeover goes smoothly

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof and Tony Bizjak) Caltrans officials said they were pleased Friday morning after crews reopened three newly paved lanes on Highway 50 downtown early Friday morning, and closed several other eastbound lanes without any major problems.

Farrell's Gibson Girl sundae is a chalice of vanilla ice cream, rainbow sherbet, cherry and caramel sauces and toppings. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Video: Smooth running continues during commute through Fix50 closures

By tbizjak@sacbee.com (Tony Bizjak and Bill Lindelof) Traffic is moving well so far on the first day of Phase 2 of the Fix50 project rehabilitating Highway 50, and Caltrans and the contractor running the project are receiving kudos.

Caltrans' Dennis Keaton says several factors have helped push the Fix50 project ahead of schedule. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Woman killed in S. Sacramento County home ID'd; hunt for CalFire chief on

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) As the search goes on for a state fire battalion chief in connection with the killing of a young woman, the Sacramento County Coroner’s Department identified her Friday as 26-year-old Sarah Jane Douglas.

Orville Fleming

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Continued hot in Sacramento but relief on way

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Expect a carbon copy of Wednesday's weather on Thursday in Sacramento.

Savanna Larson, 7, a student with the Waldorf Inspired Sacramento Homeschoolers, (WISH) takes part in a May pole celebration of Spring, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Ancil Hoffman Park. View a photo gallery. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Sacramento mountaineer’s priority to climb Mt. Everest shifts to home, family

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) The expedition to climb Mt. Everest that included Sacramento area resident Jim Geiger was cancelled Wednesday due to conditions resulting from the icefall avalanche that killed 16 people.

Jim Geiger

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Second day of Fix50 begins smoothly in Sacramento

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Traffic was moving through the Fix50 portion of Highway 50 early Wednesday morning.

Back-up traffic is seen in this aerial view looking west above Highway 50 on Tuesday morning.

Construction workers take a break during the first day of lane closures on the Fix50 project along a key stretch of Highway 50 ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Fairly normal commute traffic reported for Sacramento County streets

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Traffic on surface streets in Sacramento County appears surprisingly light on Day One of the Fix50 highway repair.

Traffic flows into Sacramento toward downtown across the Tower Bridge on Tuesday morning.

Construction workers take a break during the first day of lane closures on the Fix50 project along a key stretch of ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Fix50 traffic backups prompt some commuters to change their routines

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof and Darrell Smith) Real slowdowns have developed behind first-day work on the Fix50 project, and some commuters have changed their routines to deal with the backups and congestion.

Joe Small, an employee at Sacramento State, turned to his bicycle instead of a motor vehicle on the first day of lane closures on Highway 50 ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Fix50 update: Backup on Highway 50 reaching into Yolo County

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof and Tony Bizjak) The commute from Yolo County - even before getting to the Fix50 construction zone - is not good.

Traffic flows into Sacramento toward downtown across the Tower Bridge on Tuesday morning.

A view of the traffic conditions at 7 a.m. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Live reports: Fix50 shutdown begins as Sacramento traffic slows

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Day One of the potentially intrusive closure of three eastbound lanes of the W-X portion of Highway 50 through Sacramento is here with major impact expected to be felt by motorists. Get news reports and live updates here throughout the day.

Workers tackle a section of U.S. Highway 50, known as ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Casting a ballot for spunky Sacramento fourth grader is a vote for mobility

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Aaron Negrete’s mother, his teachers, and his mother’s vehicle mechanic are asking people to vote for him so that he can win a new van with a wheelchair lift.

Aaron Negrete, 10, was born with Tetra-Amelia syndrome, leaving him without arms or legs. Juanita Garcia's 20-year-old wheelchair accessible van is prone ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Sacramento DA Scully appoints prosecutor to higher post

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully has promoted one her prosecutors to the position of assistant chief deputy district attorney.

Deputy District Attorney Robin Shakely presents her closing arguments in a trial in 2008.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Sacramento climber safe after Mt. Everest avalanche kills at least 12

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) A Sacramento climber trying to become the oldest American ever to summit Mount Everest has posted a message on his blog, reassuring family and friends that he is okay after a deadly avalanche swept down a climbing route on the peak.

Jim Geiger

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Man dies during passing maneuver on Sacramento river road

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) A man who passed a car on Highway 160 outside of Courtland died Tuesday night when his vehicle collided with an oncoming car, according to the California Highway Patrol.

See more police-related stories at our Sacto 911 crime blog.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Kevin Johnson to be installed as head of national mayoral group

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Kevin Johnson on Wednesday will be installed as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, becoming the first Sacramento mayor to lead the organization in its 81-year history.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher (6) talks with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson before the game against the Sacramento Kings at Sleep ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

County monitoring health of horses on Rio Linda property

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Sacramento County Animal Care officers are monitoring a herd of horses in Rio Linda after needs of the animals were brought to the attention of animal control officers this month.

Horses in Rio Linda were so thin that their ribs could be seen.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Weather replay Thursday: 84 in Sacramento

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Thursday is expected to be a carbon copy of Wednesday as a high pressure system continues to bring generally fair weather to the west.

Cyclists use the bath trail along the location of a proposed flood operations center location near Nimbus Dam in Gold Rive. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Sacramento procrastinators lose late night April 15 drop-off of returns

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Chalk up another tradition ending because of the Internet: late night drop-off of income tax returns on April 15 is no more.

Plastic bins are stacked at the West Sacramento regional distribution center, post office for use to move the daily mail. The post office is looking for millions of dollars ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Firefighters investigating four Thursday fires in Sacramento

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Firefighters are investigating four blazes that all broke out not far from each other within a seven hour span in the east Sacramento and Mansion Flats neighborhoods on Thursday.

People stop to watch as firemen fight the fire at E Street and 14th Street on Thrursday evening, April 4, 2014 in ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Update: Burglars looking for jewelry hit Arden Fair Nordstrom

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) A break-in occurred early Friday morning at the Nordstrom department store in the Arden Fair Mall.

Steve Reed, security chief at the mall shown in a 2006 photo, said that outside security cameras captured images of the illegal entry on the north side of the building between 3 a.m. and 4 ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Possibility of chilly showers on Friday, 80-degrees on Sunday in Sacramento

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) The slight possibility of light showers in the Sacramento Valley on Friday is expected to give way to clear skies temperatures 10 degrees above normal on the weekend.

Patrick Healy and his three-year-old daughter Izabella Healy took advantage of unseasonably warm weather to have a picnic and a stroll at McKinley ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Friends mourn girl killed in double-fatal Antelope crash

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) The young girl killed with her father when a stolen pickup crashed into their car on Wednesday has been identified as 14-year-old Anahi Tovar of Antelope.

Officials investigate a crash that killed two people Wednesday when their car was hit by a stolen pickup. The truck was pursued by Placer County ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Driver dies when SUV hits tree in Elk Grove

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) A man was killed Wednesday night when his speeding SUV left the roadway and struck a tree along Elk Grove Boulevard.

The vehicle burst into flames and was later extinguished by firefighters.

See more police-related stories at our Sacto 911 crime blog.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

FBI conducts mall attack training exercise at Roseville Galleria

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) The convergence of federal and local law enforcement at the Roseville Galleria early Thursday morning was part of a training drill to prepare for the possibility of an attack at the shopping mall, according to the FBI.

The Roseville Galleria is seen in this picture on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. Today, ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

After chance of showers, weekend looks great for outdoor activity

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Except for a slight chance of showers Thursday night and Friday, blue skies in the Sacramento region – especially on the weekend when the high temperature could reach 80 degrees.

The outdoors will be calling this weekend as day get sunny and warm up. Julia Gonzales and Josue Rosas of Clearlake ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Record rainfall Tuesday, but blue skies ahead for Sacramento

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) A soggy Tuesday produced a rainfall record in Sacramento – but Wednesday and Thursday are forecast to be mostly sunny.

A pedestrian rushes across K Street with his coffee as a cold Pacific storm brought snow to the higher foothills and more precipitation to Sacramento, Calif., on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Runner missing since Sunday in snowy Placer County is found alive

By efletcher@sacbee.com (Ed Fletcher and Bill Lindelof) Missing runner Robert Root, who disappeared on a Sierra trail on Sunday, has been found, according the Placer County Sheriff's Department.

Modesto Bee file photo of Robert Root

A horse used to help search for missing Modesto runner Robert Root, 55, rests in its trailer. The search -- focused along the Western ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

March rainstorms continue Monday in Sacramento

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) More rain is on the way to Sacramento as a colder Pacific storm is poised off the coast, expected to move into the valley just before the evening commute.

Isabelle Hatcher, 2, of Woodland jumps in a puddle in downtown Davis on Wednesday. She stopped at every puddle she encountered, said ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Employee of Sacramento Subway booked for sexual attack on co-worker

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) An arrest has been made in a brutal sexual assault on a Subway sandwich shop employee earlier this week on Auburn Boulevard.

Sheriff's deputies investigate the attack of a Subway employee.

Kenneth C. Anderson

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Coroner identifies Elk Grove motorist in train-car collision

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) The Sacramento County Coroner's office has identified Dupri Tang as the motorist who died when the car he was driving was struck by a train in south Sacramento County.

See more police-related stories at our Sacto 911 crime blog.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Calm conditions after Wednesday’s twister but more rain on way to Sacramento

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) The weather is expected to be on the calm side after a damaging twister in Placer County Wednesday.

Larry Crisman watches clouds circle around the sky over the Llano Seco Unit of the Sacramento River Wildlife Refuge as a severe storm brought funnel clouds and a report of a tornado touchdown ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

No ticket? Other ways to view ordination of Sacramento’s auxiliary bishop

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Roman Catholics can view the ordination of auxiliary Bishop-designate Myron J. Cotta Tuesday on television and at select viewing sites.

Monsignor Myron Cotta was named auxiliary bishop of the Sacramento Diocese. He grew up on a farm in Merced County and has served as a priest in the Fresno Diocese for ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Evening commute in Sacramento could be dampened by spring showers

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) The first precipitation in more than two weeks is expected in Sacramento, beginning perhaps Tuesday afternoon in Sacramento.

Curtis Park resident Cres Gilbert gets a little Frisbee in before the storms in Curtis Park on Monday afternoon, March 24, 2014.

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Rainy weather on the way, perhaps a half inch in Sacramento Valley

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Get that gardening and outdoor exercise done Monday because an early spring storm is coming.

Subramaniam Masanan and his wife, Prabavathy Palaniappan, of Tamil Nadu, India, walk with their daughter Mythili Subramaniam as they visit McLaughlin's Daffodil Hill in Volcano in the hills of Amador County on Wednesday, a day before ...read more

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Perfect outdoor weather in Sacramento for next four days

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) With the dogwoods blooming and the temperatures being mild, this weekend is perfect for barbecues on the patio.

Daffodils grow wild along the roadside near Ironstone winery in Murphy's on Thursday, March 21, 2013. No rain is forecast to dampen outdoor activities. The high both Saturday and Sunday in Sacramento is ...read more

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Mid-70s and no rain through the weekend in Sacramento

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Dry weather and light winds are predicted for the next several days.

In this photo take on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, vistors walk past "Jack's Oak," a heritage oak tree on the grounds of Jack London State Park in Glen Ellen, Calif. The coming days offer great conditions for hikes. ...read more

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UC Davis: The trend at Lake Tahoe is toward clarity

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) The latest scientific findings from Lake Tahoe show a trend toward long-term water clarity.

UC Davis research scientist Brant Allen steps off a dive boat as scientist's take part in an experiment to kill an invasive clam that threatens the ecological balance of spectacular Lake Tahoe - including its trademark clarity ...read more

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After morning showers: First 80-degree reading on Sunday in Sacramento?

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) A weak, warm storm that is dampening the commute to work, should clear by mid-morning in Sacramento.

Cloud patterns over the Sacramento downtown skyline early Monday morning in Sacramento, Calif., on Monday, March 10, 2014. A weak, warm storm that is dampening the commute to work, cleared by mid-morning in Sacramento.

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Placerville house fire victim identified

By rchang@sacbee.com (Richard Chang and Bill Lindelof) One of two victims of a fatal house fire near Placerville early Friday has been identified, authorities said.

Firefighters began trying to extinguished the flames with water and entered the home with breathing apparatus in an attempt to find the occupants. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Suspects in alleged Elk Grove drug shooting are arrested

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Three people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and robbery after a confrontation that resulted in a teen being shot in the abdomen in Elk Grove.

Elijah Graham

Avalon Clark

Tiffany Lai

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Sunday storm may prevent rainfall year from being driest ever in Sacramento

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) A small storm predicted for Sunday could prevent this rainfall year from becoming the driest on record.

Sam Krienke of Sacramento takes an opportunity between his classes at City College and his job at Capital Athletic Club to ride around town playing his guitar on Thursday, March 6, 2014. He can ...read more

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Thunderstorms exit after splashing Sacramento overnight

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Thunderstorms parked overnight in the Sacramento region, dropping healthy amounts of rain before giving way to clearing skies.

Visitors to the Kaweah Oaks Preserve near Visalia make their way down the Sycamore Trail under threatening weather. The weather disturbance that brought thunder and lightning to Sacramento about 11 p.m. Wednesday has ...read more

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Warm storm headed to Sacramento Wednesday night

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Another round of precipitation is forecast to track across Northern California Wednesday with most of the rain predicted to fall tonight.

Big surf pounds the pier at Manhattan Beach, Calif., on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in the aftermath of a powerful Pacific storm. ...read more

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Disabled-athlete wheelchairs worth thousands burglarized from Meadowview sheds

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Sacramento police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars in wheelchairs and other equipment meant for disabled athletes.

Wheelchair basketball teams play an exhibition game before the Sacramento Kings hosted a charity exhibition game on a temporary court Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 on Capitol Mall in Sacramento. Police said on ...read more

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Clearing Sacramento skies after overnight showers but more rain ahead

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) A moisture plume extending all the way to Hawaii portends more rain on Wednesday after a bit of precipitation dampened Sacramento overnight.

Children get splashed by a passing car while playing in a puddle in Long Beach, Calif., Sunday, March 2, 2014. The storm, the largest since 2010, kept emergency planners ...read more

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South Lake Tahoe-area Olympians to be feted with parade, celebration

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) South Lake Tahoe residents will have a chance to cheer its three Olympic athletes on March 15 with a procession and ceremony.

Jamie Anderson

Maddie Bowman of the United States celebrates her gold medal in the women's ski halfpipe final.

Hannah Teter

Feb. 9, 2014 - Sochi, Russia - Jamie Anderson, USA, wins the ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Second shot of rain soaking Northern California

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) The second round of winter weather this week has arrived in Northern California, delivering steady rain and snow that should continue through much of the day.

Sandbags protect the front porch of Lorenzo Tatones's home on a street considered especially at risk in Azusa, Calif., as the city makes preparations for ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Groundbreaking of Johnny Cash trail, bridge in Folsom

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Folsom officials will hold a groundbreaking for the Johnny Cash Trail and bike-pedestrian overcrossing Thursday, a ceremony that will be attended by one of the late country singer's children.

Singer Johnny Cash in front of Folsom Prison

Planned Johnny Cash Overcrossing in Folsom

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About a half inch of rain overnight in Sacramento with more on the way

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) With one downpour in the rear view mirror, still another is ready to head inland from the Pacific Ocean as another shot of rain heads to Sacramento oaks, pastures, lawns and birdbaths on Friday.

A man walks with an umbrella down California Street in San Francisco, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. The ...read more

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Showers arrive in Sacramento before Wednesday night’s main weather event

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Scattered showers are gradually spreading across Northern California before the heaviest rainfall arrives later Wednesday in Sacramento.

George and Lana Trovad share an umbrella in downtown Sacramento Wednesday January 29, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif. ...read more

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Mt. Shasta water judged best bottled on planet

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) A Dunsmuir company has won the gold medal for bottled water in an international competition.

This Feb. 20, 2009 file photo, Debbie and Barry Custer, residents of Roanoke, Va., kneel down to examine several water bottles from around the world on display at the 19th Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting ...read more

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Breezy Thursday, warm weekend before possible rain in Sacramento

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Gusty winds Thursday provide a lead in to a beautiful weekend before the big change: the chance of a moderate rain-producer starting next Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Father and daughter Juan and Rosaisela Ortega (12) fly a dragon shaped kite together in Summerfaire park taking advantage of ...read more

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Chance of rain next week could continue wet February

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) February has thankfully been wet after so many months of below normal rainfall: three inches of rain has fallen in Sacramento.

Woodland High School students on spring break, Megan Niehues and Willie Minyard enjoy the sun on the UC Davis campus on March 28, 2011 in Davis This week looks sunny ...read more

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Clouds but no rain in forecast for Sacramento

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) A weather system even weaker than the one that disappointed over the weekend is forecast to move through Sacramento overnight.

Mount Rose, in Nevada northeast of Lake Tahoe, received 4 feet of snow earlier this month and has opened its Slide Bowl.

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Spring conditions in Sacramento before damp weekend

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Spring-like temperatures around 70 degrees forecast for Thursday and Friday in Sacramento are a prelude to a rainy weekend.

Trees show small buds in McKinley park on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif. Spring-like temperatures around 70 degrees forecast for this Thursday and Friday in Sacramento are a prelude to ...read more

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Valentine’s Day expected to be red letter day for marriage in Sacramento County

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Getting married on Valentine's Day makes sense on one level – it's billed as one of the most romantic days of the year.

“Women say they are getting married on Feb. 14 so their husbands will not forget their anniversary,” according to Sacramento County's Chief Deputy Clerk Recorder Donna Allred. “I ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Wet weather forecast for Sacramento’s weekend

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Storms are lining up in the Pacific Ocean, although it is not yet clear exactly how much rain the Sacramento region can expect.

A golfer follows his swing at the Bing Maloney Golf Course in Sacramento as fog covered the greens on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.

This is the Weather Underground forecast ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Sacramento FBI offers reward of $10,000 to deter laser pointing at aircraft

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) The Sacramento region is one of a dozen areas nationwide to participating in an FBI reward program aimed at deterring people from pointing lasers at aircraft.

Los Angeles Police Air Support Division helicopter pilots listen to law enforcement agents, as they announce a 60-day FBI campaign, "Don't Let a Prank Lead ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Foggy Sacramento morning before partly sunny skies

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a dense fog advisory for Tuesday morning.

Julie Madden takes her dogs "Belly" and "Poppy" for a walk on a foggy morning, Tuesday, February 11, 2014, along D Street in East Sacramento.

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Long-awaited soaking quenches parched Folsom Lake

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Sacramento is drying out and Folsom Lake is rising as the first soaking rain since Dec. 2012 exits Northern California.

Liliana Salvador, 5, of Woodland second from left, walks on a stream of rain water as she is followed by her newlywed parents Rafael Salvador and Josefina Mendoza, pushing her three-year-old ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Dry conditions again after weak Sacramento rainstorm

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Dry weather returns Friday and Saturday after the rather disappointing storm of earlier this week.

A pedestrian walks near the underpass that connects Old Sacramento with Downtown Sacramento during the first day of rain in 52 days on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 in Sacramento.

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Rainstorm drops moderate amounts in Sacramento region

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) The first significant rainstorm this year has not been much of a soaker as rainfall totals in the Sacramento region range from a tenth to a quarter of an inch.

A woman shields herself from the rain as she passes by a mural in the window of an office building on ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Shrunken Folsom Lake prompts hydroplane race cancellation

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Chalk up hydroplane races at Folsom Lake as another casualty of the 2014 drought.

H1 Unlimited officials pulled the plug on holding local hydroplane races this year. Pictured is the final race during the Big Wake Weekend at Folsom Lake on June 2, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.

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Long-awaited rain forecast for Sacramento

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) A welcome rain is forecast for tonight in Sacramento.

A sparse amount of snowfall on the Sierra Nevada Mountains surrounds the low levels of water at the Union Valley Reservoir in El Dorado County, Calif Monday January 27, 2014. In the Sierra Nevada, more than a foot of snow is likely ...read more

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Rain headed for Sacramento region Wednesday night

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) The National Weather Service predicts that winter weather will return with rain in the valley beginning, for the most part, Wednesday night.

In the Sierra Nevada, snow could fall over the highway passes early Thursday and into Friday with eight inches of new snow over the peaks.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Chance of rain in Sacramento this week

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Rain is expected to return this week after an absence of precipitation in the Sacramento region since Dec. 7.

Darren Smith enjoys the warm warm weather on January 21, 2014 in Sacramento. Rain is expected to return this week after an absence of precipitation in the Sacramento region since Dec. 7.

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Update: Fatal shooting aboard Sacramento light-rail train is first

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) In what may be a first for Regional Transit, a man was shot and killed onboard a light rail train downtown on Thursday night.

Lynnsey Evakarla Braun

A bullet hole in a window near the RT station at 11 Street and O Street in Sacramento on Friday, January 24, 2014. The damage ...read more

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Khalil, singer with Sacramento roots, arrested with Bieber

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Justin Bieber's DUI arrest has drawn most of the attention, but a less-heralded singer from Sacramento also was involved in the Miami Beach traffic stop that has drawn worldwide interest.

This police booking mug made available by the Miami-Dade County Corrections Department shows R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff, Thursday, Jan. 23, ...read more

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Sacramento heads for record dry spell

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) It looks like Sacramento is headed for an unenviable record: greatest number of consecutive days without rain during what is supposed to be the rainy season.

The water feature level is low and covered with vegetation at the Turkey Creek Golf Course in Lincoln.

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First born at Sacramento Zoo this year are leaping lemurs

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Zookeepers discovered Jan. 5 that a 4.2 ounce Coquerel's Sifaka lemur was born.

Baby Coquerals Sifaka lemur lounges on a warm belly at the Sacramento Zoo.

A baby Coquerel's Sifaka lemur hangs on at the Sacramento Zoo.

A baby Coquerel's Sifaka lemur is the first arrival at the Sacramento Zoo for 2014.

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Temp of 70 predicted Wednesday for Sacramento

By blindelof@sacbee.com (Bill Lindelof) Record warmth and even a 70-degree day forecast for this week

A Great Blue heron along the American River near the Nimbus fish hatchery on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Flows from Folsom Dam to the American River will be reduced this week because of drought like conditions. The American River will ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee