Tag Archives: Sacramento

Sacramento zoo seeks yard waste to feed giraffes, other critters

By tfong@sacbee.com (Tillie Fong) Sacramento homeowners struggling to stuff all their yard waste into the city's green bins now have a new place to send it: the Sacramento Zoo.

Goody the giraffe eats tree trimmings raised up on a pole at the Sacramento Zoo. The zoo goes through 30-40 large tree branches a day to ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

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

    

Key figure in Hidden Cash hunt is a Sacramento State alum

By kcameron@sacbee.com (Katrina Cameron) The driving force behind the wildly popular Hidden Cash treasure hunt that’s coming to Sacramento this week is a Sacramento State graduate and millionaire who said he launched the city-by-city cash spree to give back to the community “in a creative way.”

Jason Buzi, the man behind Hidden Cash, tweeted a ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Hometown report: Olympic champion Jim Hines has special memories of ‘Night of Speed’ in Sacramento

By jdavidson@sacbee.com (Joe Davidson) Once the fastest man alive, Jim Hines is now 67, looking fit and always eager to discuss track and field. He holds a special place in sprinting lore, be it for his record exploits in Sacramento on the hard-clay track at Hughes Stadium in 1968 on the famed “Night of ...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

    

It’s better at the top: Upscale home buyers have advantage in today’s tough market

By hsangree@sacbee.com (Hudson Sangree) Sacramento's residential real estate market offers more choices and better deals to buyers who can pay more than $500,000.

This house at 9796 Swan Lake Drive in Granite Bay, was for sale on June 20, 2014 for $629,999 -- less than online real estate tracker Zillow's estimate of $636,000. On a ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Artists with Sacramento roots will make W-X freeway mural grow

By jrose@sacbee.com (Juniper Rose) A pair of muralists say their first memories of growing up in Sacramento involve painting in their backyards and roaming farmers markets.

Sofia Lacin and Hennessy Christophel want to replace the drab underside of the W-X freeway above the Sunday farmers market with a forest mural.

The bottom of the freeway bridge ...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

    

Local 4-H club donates blankets to Sacramento animal shelter

By emorales@sacbee.com (Ernesto Garcia Morales) Members of the Sequoia Valley 4-H Club Sacramento County chapter on Thursday donated 102 blankets to the Front Street Animal Shelter as part of a service learning project about the needs of homeless pets.

Team leader Kaitlin Kozlowski,19, provides a blanket Thursday to Shayna, a mixed-breed pit bull, at the Sacramento ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Sacramento will spend $750,000 defending itself in arena lawsuit

By rlillis@sacbee.com (Ryan Lillis) The city of Sacramento will spend $750,000 on attorney fees defending itself against a lawsuit charging that city officials offered backroom “secret subsidies” to the Kings as part of the $477 million arena deal approved last month, officials said today. ...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

    

Cathie Anderson: Fruit fly deals blow to some Sacramento area olive-oil producers

By canderson@sacbee.com (Cathie Anderson) The tiny olive fruit fly is sabotaging yields for some artisanal olive-oil producers in Placerville and beyond.…The momentum surges for Sacramento-based Webconnex as nonprofits, race organizers and others look for an easy, affordable alternative to giants such as EventBrite and Active.com.…Elizabeth McCleary of Devine Gelateria & Cafe in Sacramento didn't ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Advocacy group: Thousands in Sacramento face the risk of crude oil train spills

By tbizjak@sacbee.com (Tony Bizjak) More than 135,000 Sacramentans live within a half-mile of rail tracks and could find themselves in harm's way should a crude oil train derailment cause a spill, according to a report Wednesday by the National Resources Defense Council in California. ...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

    

Sacramento recalls 1999 synagogue firebombings by white supremacist brothers

By smagagnini@sacbee.com (Stephen Magagnini) Fifteen years after three Sacramento synagogues were firebombed, Sacramento's multi-faith community comes together to continue the healing.

Rabbi Mona Alfi of B'nai Israel recalled how a full-page ad published in The Sacramento Bee figured prominently in the community's response to the firebombings.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Report: Crude oil trains would pass twice daily through Roseville, Sacramento; safety risk called minimal

By tbizjak@sacbee.com (Tony Bizjak and Curtis Tate) A much-anticipated report released Tuesday offered new details and some controversial safety conclusions about a Bay Area oil company’s plan to run crude-oil trains daily through Roseville and Sacramento to Benicia.

A crude oil train operated by BNSF travels just outside the Feather River Canyon in the foothills into the Sacramento ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Cathie Anderson: Demand for gluten-free goodies fuels growth at Pushkin’s Bakery in Sacramento

By canderson@sacbee.com (Cathie Anderson) Owners Danny and Olga Turner plan to open a 4,000-square-foot production facility by July.

Danny Turner marks the display windows at Pushkin's Bakery in Sacramento on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

City Beat: Sacramento Republic brings a startup vibe to soccer

By rlillis@sacbee.com (Ryan Lillis) Erika Bjork had one and a half feet out of Sacramento last fall. There was a high-paying job in the Bay Area calling, and she was about to become another 30-something who had left for bigger things. “I was torn because this is where my heart is,” she said. “So ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Artsy senior project proposed to replace Clarion

By kcameron@sacbee.com (Katrina Cameron) A San Diego company plans to turn Sacramento's vacant, ivy-covered Clarion Hotel into an artsy housing development for seniors.

Pacifica Companies proposed a senior housing project that will take the place of the Clarion Hotel Mansion Inn at 16 and H streets. The four-story building will feature 165 apartments and retail ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Family remembers gregarious Sacramento teen killed Tuesday

By emorales@sacbee.com (Ernesto Garcia Morales) Blanca Madrigal misses the noise that came frequently and lasted for hours from a bedroom in her family's Sacramento home – the sound of her sister dancing and singing at the top of her lungs to songs by Jenni Rivera and Selena.

Maricela Baza

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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

    

Republic FC, Sacramento fans display underdog spirit

By mbreton@sacbee.com (Marcos Breton) Every four years, some Americans are still surprised by the global reach of soccer and the passionate celebration of a World Cup tournament, this year starting today.

Sacramento Republic FC fans, who have dubbed themselves the Tower Bridge Battalion, show off their gear Wednesday while on a bus trip to San ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Slaying suspect says he didn’t do 2011 North Natomas killing

By afurillo@sacbee.com (Andy Furillo) Jake Clark is on trial for murder in the death of Ghulam Ayobi, 53.

Shajia Ayobi is led from the courtroom Friday in Sacramento after she was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison for the murder of her husband. Judge Helena R. Gweon called the couple "well educated, intelligent, ...read more

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

    

Too toasty: Sacramentans take to the river

By wwright@sacbee.com (Will Wright and Matt Weiser) Monday’s high temperature of 106 in downtown Sacramento broke the previous record of 103 degrees for June 9, which was set in 1883. Sunday’s 104-degree heat was followed by a stifling night in which the region’s famed Delta breeze failed to arrive, leaving the nighttime low at a relatively high ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Obituary: John T. Collentine, 93, led public art tours in downtown Sacramento

By bdavila@sacbee.com (Robert D. Dávila) John T. Collentine, a World War II veteran and peace advocate with a love of art who led popular tours of public sculptures and murals on the streets of Sacramento, died May 20 after an illness, his family said. He was 93.

World War II veteran John Collentine displays his opposition ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Too toasty: Sacramentans take to the river

By wwright@sacbee.com (Will Wright and Matt Weiser) Monday's high temperature of 106 in downtown Sacramento broke the previous record of 103 degrees for June 9, which was set in 1883. Sunday's 104-degree heat was followed by a stifling night in which the region's famed Delta breeze failed to arrive, leaving the nighttime low at a relatively high ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

This Week: Sacramento Pride marks 30th anniversary of Stonewall Riots

By mvellinga@sacbee.com (Mary Lynne Vellinga and Bee Metro staff) Thousands of gay-rights supporters are expected to gather Saturday on Capitol Mall for the 30th annual Sacramento Pride parade and festival. Pride parades in Sacramento and around the country commemorate the Stonewall Riots in New York in June 1969, an event that marked the start of the gay-rights movement.

Two-year-old Fletcher ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

This Week: Sacramento Pride marks 30th anniversary of Stonewall Riots

By mvellinga@sacbee.com (Mary Lynne Vellinga and Bee Metro staff) Thousands of gay-rights supporters are expected to gather Saturday on Capitol Mall for the 30th annual Sacramento Pride parade and festival. Pride parades in Sacramento and around the country commemorate the Stonewall Riots in New York in June 1969, an event that marked the start of the gay-rights movement.

Two-year-old Fletcher ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Cathie Anderson: These proprietors bet on Sacramento region’s ability to draw luxury travelers

By canderson@sacbee.com (Cathie Anderson) Hospitality-minded entrepreneurs increasingly are creating luxury retreats and inns that show off the Sacramento region's natural assets. For three prime examples, look no further than Park Winters, and Casa Bella Verde or Enchanted April Inn in Pilot Hill.

Interior designer and real estate investor Briana Alhadeff designed a spectacular oasis in ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Crude oil rail transports to run through Sacramento region

By tbizjak@sacbee.com (Tony Bizjak) As part of a national shift in shipping practices, several oil companies are laying plans to haul hundreds of train cars a day of flammable crude through the region on the way to coastal and Valley refineries, passing through neighborhoods and downtowns, and crossing the region's two major rivers. Saying ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Verge Center opens with vibrant show

In its new space, non-profit center is set to become one of Sacramento's premier art spaces.

Chad Hasegawa's grizzly bear made of scrap wood towers over “Champagne,” the inaugural exhibit at the Verge Center for the Arts' new downtown digs. The exhibit runs through Aug. 24.

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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

    

Arena deal, mayor, win big in Sacramento City Council races

By rlillis@sacbee.com (Ryan Lillis) Sacramento residents didn't vote on the Kings arena plan Tuesday night, and Mayor Kevin Johnson wasn't up for re-election. But both did pretty well at the polls.

During a post-election party Tuesday night, Jimmy Yee, left, and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, right, greet City Council District 7 candidate Rick Jennings, who ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Sacramento downtown railyard on verge of sale with cleanup deal

By tbizjak@sacbee.com (Tony Bizjak) The current, past and probable future owners of the downtown Sacramento railyard disclosed Wednesday they have reached a tentative three-way agreement on final toxic cleanup of the 240-acre site, clearing the way for a long-anticipated sale this summer to a local group development group.

Aerial view of railyard area in Sacramento ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

New lawsuit charges fraud, document shredding at Sacramento's Casino Royale card room

By sstanton@sacbee.com (Sam Stanton) The legal squabbling over the ownership of Sacramento’s Casino Royale card room has taken a dramatic turn, with one of the owners, William Blanas, suing his partner over allegations of fraud, document shredding and using casino funds for personal use.

The Casino Royale card room moved last year to the Red ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

New lawsuit charges fraud, document shredding at Sacramento’s Casino Royale card room

By sstanton@sacbee.com (Sam Stanton) The legal squabbling over the ownership of Sacramento's Casino Royale card room has taken a dramatic turn, with one of the owners, William Blanas, suing his partner over allegations of fraud, document shredding and using casino funds for personal use. ...read more

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

    

Rancho Cordova’s new city manager is a Sac State grad, hails from Lodi

By tfong@sacbee.com (Tillie Fong) Rancho Cordova's new city manager, Brian Nakamura, is no stranger to the area: he's a graduate of California State University, Sacramento, where he got his bachelor's degree in economics, and he's a native of Lodi. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Photo gallery: A fancy flight on the feather

An American white pelican is reflected, above, in the Feather River north of Worth Road, off Garden Highway north of Sacramento, on Sunday.

An American white pelican is reflected in the Feather River north of Worth Road off Garden Highway on Sunday north of Sacramento. Locals say they group together in ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

The Nosh Pit: Will beer lovers pay to pedal?

By cmacias@sacbee.com (Chris Macias) Sacramento’s turned into a two-bike town. Make that two competing companies with bikes that are fashioned like pedal-powered party buses.

Anna Caselli waves from the Sac Brew Bike as 14 friends pedal down Capitol Street on Sunday May 25, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif. The Sac Brew Bike is an eco-friendly cycle ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Deal in works to salvage Sacramento’s stalled 700 K Street project

By tbizjak@sacbee.com (Tony Bizjak) Sacramento's plans to revitalize the 700 block of K Street, stalled for a year by a dispute between the city and state, may soon have new life. In a deal brokered by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, the state has tentatively agreed to allow the city to take control ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Sacramento’s B Street Theatre wins $8.4 million in state aid for expansion

By dkasler@sacbee.com (Dale Kasler) With scores of season ticket holders and some of its actors applauding from the audience, Sacramento's B Street Theatre won approval today for an $8.4 million state-backed loan that will help the company build its new performance complex in midtown. ...read more

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

    

Sacramento City Council votes for stricter regulations for taxi industry

By rlillis@sacbee.com (Ryan Lillis) Sacramento City Hall has sent a message to the city's cabbies: learn English and put on a nice set of clothes.

Tougher regulations of taxi cabs in Sacramento, such as some of these lined up in front of a downtown hotel in 2012, have caused strong reaction from many drivers, who ...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

    

‘Third-wave’ coffee crests in Sacramento

By brobertson@sacbee.com (Blair Anthony Robertson) Sacramento has a growing reputation for its restaurants and boutique farms. The regional wine industry is flourishing and winning acclaim. And craft beer is big and getting bigger.

Insight Coffee Roasters cafe managers and supervisors participates in a “flavor calibration” – a blind test of six different coffees – earlier this ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Former Crepe Escape building in Land Park draws lots of potential tenants

By canderson@sacbee.com (Cathie Anderson) Landlord Jeffrey Tu has begun showing the fire-damaged interior of the former Crepe Escape, 3445 Freeport Blvd. in Sacramento, to potential tenants....A team of MBA students at Sacramento State devise a business strategy that knocks out 31 competitors in an international competition....LPAS Architecture + Design is embracing a modified tilt-up ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Quiz time: Which Sacramento Coffee Spot Are You?

By cmacias@sacbee.com (Chris Macias) Grab your favorite mug and wake up this Sunday to Feast's all-coffee issue. We'll break down all that's brewing on the local coffee scene, including signature drinks, techniques to try at home and what experts have to say about Sacramento. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Arena full speed ahead, while opponents plan petition drive

By tbizjak@sacbee.com (Tony Bizjak, Dale Kasler and Ryan Lillis) With a city arena deal finally in pocket, the Sacramento Kings team wasted no time Wednesday in giving Sacramento a sense of what is to come downtown by opening an elegantly appointed downtown sales and promotional office called the Experience Center. At the same time, a group of arena opponents ...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

    

Cameron Champ has the name and game to be best golfer ever from Sacramento

By spajak@sacbee.com (Steve Pajak) Sean Foley has stood behind some of the best players in the world for the past 10 years as one of golf's premier instructors. So any hype that arrives ahead of the next supposed hotshot junior makes him want to yawn.

Cameron Champ, practicing Monday at Morgan Creek, is California's top-ranked ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Festive crowd lines up for Sacramento City Council vote on new Kings arena

By rlillis@sacbee.com (Ryan Lillis, Dale Kasler and Tony Bizjak) A festive crowd gathered outside Sacramento City Hall this afternoon in advance of the City Council's historic vote on a new downtown arena for the Kings.

Fans outside City Hall react after hearing that the Kings will piick eighth in the upcoming NBA draft.

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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

    

El Dorado County, Davis schools excel in Nature Bowl

By efletcher@sacbee.com (Ed Fletcher) Teams from El Dorado County and Davis bested a field of 24 teams from 10 California counties competing Saturday in the 29th annual Nature Bowl at California State University, Sacramento. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Sacramento alley turned into tribute to late Swiss artist

By efletcher@sacbee.com (Ed Fletcher) Three artists, two of them local, have turned a Sacramento alley into a tribute to the late Swiss artist H.R. Giger, who was most known for designs of the sci-fi film classic “Alien.”

Artists have turned an alley on 24th Street in Sacramento into a tribute to the late Swiss artist ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Caltrans to launch yet another downtown Sacramento freeway fix Monday - with lane closures

By tbizjak@sacbee.com (Tony Bizjak) In what’s become a busy summer of freeway fixes and lane closures in Sacramento, state highway officials announced they will launch a third major freeway project on Monday, this one on the elevated section of Interstate 5 that runs between K Street and Richards Boulevard.

This aerial view shows the traffic ...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

    

Police seek witnesses to fatal May 6 hit-and-run in North Sacramento

By clocke@sacbee.com (Cathy Locke) Sacramento police investigators are seeking witnesses to the May 6 hit-and-run collision on Del Paso Boulevard in which a 19-year-old motorcyclist died. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

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

    

Campaign mailer compares Sacramento council candidate to Roman emporer

By rlillis@sacbee.com (Ryan Lillis) A deep-pocketed campaign committee that usually operates at the state level is taking aim at a Sacramento City Council candidate over his pension.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

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

    

Yeagers must pay $43,150

By afurillo@sacbee.com (Andy Furillo) A Sacramento judge has ordered retired Air Force Brigadier General Chuck Yeager and his wife to pay a homeowners association $43,150 in fees. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

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

    

Kings' Ben McLemore returns to Kansas to improve on rookie NBA season

There are many frustrating things about being an NBA rookie, the least of which is the creative hazing. Ben McLemore spent part of his first season in Sacramento with a pink backpack slung around his shoulder - the roundish, cutesy logo on full display.

Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore (16) tries ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

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

    

As attorneys leave, Downey Brand rolling with the changes

By mglover@sacbee.com (Mark Glover) In some circles, Sacramento's Downey Brand LLP is being called the incredible shrinking law firm. While there's ample evidence to support that line, the leaders of the 88-year-old firm say that Downey Brand is well-financed, client-focused and here to stay.

Scott Shapiro

Stan Van Vleck

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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

    

What to know to follow 2014 Amgen Tour of California

By bblomster@sacbee.com (Brian Blomster) After an absence of two years, the Amgen Tour of California is returning to the Sacramento region, with two stages of the bicycle race putting many of the sport's top riders on display. Here is a rundown of what's coming.

Cyclists speed through downtown Sacramento during the 2011 Amgen Tour of ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Sacramento roads to close for Amgen Tour of California race

By tbizjak@sacbee.com (Tony Bizjak) This weekend will be big for Sacramento cycling fans, but tough on drivers. A hundred miles of valley and foothill roads will be closed at times on Sunday and Monday to allow passage for the speeding peloton of 128 professional bicycle riders participating in the Amgen Tour of California race.

Pro ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Fatal hit-and-run driver testifies, “I fell asleep at the wheel.”

By afurillo@sacbee.com (Andy Furillo) Paul William Walden had already defeated the worst of his withdrawal symptoms. Coming into Sacramento after his cross-country drive from Boone, N.C., he listed himself at a very manageable three on a miserly scale of 10. It was way better than the six or seven he registered just a couple ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Leading Off: 49ers had no choice with Aldon Smith

By vcontreras@sacbee.com (Victor Contreras) Not sure about your office, but here at 21st and Q in midtown Sacramento, the human resources department frowns when employees are charged with driving-while-intoxicated offenses and felony gun possession, not to mention making a bomb threat while being questioned at Los Angeles International Airport.

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Sacramento pleases large crowd with win

By bpaterson@sacbee.com (Bill Paterson) The players and coaches love playing at Hughes Stadium, where on Saturday night they drew another huge crowd in beating Orange County Blues FC 2-1. An announced crowd of 17,414 filled the historic Sacramento City College stadium one week after the first-year pro soccer franchise set a USL Pro regular-season ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Winds bring cooler temperatures to Sacramento region

By eortiz@sacbee.com (Edward Ortiz) A transition from warmer to cooler temperature is forecast for the Sacramento region by way of a weather pattern that is bringing robust breezes to the area, said Karl Swanberg, forecaster with the National Weather Service. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Sacramento homeless gather this weekend to promote ‘SafeGround,’ civil rights

By chubert@sacbee.com (Cynthia Hubert) Homeless people and their advocates gather in downtown Sacramento to advocate for better services.

Ian Adams, 21, joins other homeless people Friday at their weekend campout in Alkali Flat. The second annual Homeward Stake Down is meant to dramatize their need for more and better services.

Claire White, right, a ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

California Family Fitness takes over two Sacramento athletic clubs

By mglover@sacbee.com (Mark Glover) Orangevale-based California Family Fitness today closed a deal to acquire the Riverside Athletic Club and Alhambra Athletic Club in Sacramento.

Mariam Azarchehr works out at California Family Fitness in Citrus Heights, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

5 picks for Cinco de Mayo in Sacramento

By cmacias@sacbee.com (Chris Macias) Cinco de Mayo doesn't officially land until Monday, but hey, why not stretch those celebrations? This year, Cinco de Mayo is a weekend-long fiesta for many popular Mexican restaurants. That also means you have extra opportunities to enjoy some south of the border fun - and then staying home Monday ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Live blog: Get news, traffic updates as Phase 2 or Fix50 project begins

The second phase of the Fix50 upgrade project on the W-X portion of Highway 50 through Sacramento has begun, and commuters and other motorists can use our live blog to help them navigate the new lane closures, beginning at 6 a.m.

This aerial view shows the traffic during Phase 1 of ...read more

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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

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Report identifies 48 schools near pesticide use in Sacramento, Yolo counties

By eortiz@sacbee.com (Edward Ortiz) Sacramento and Yolo county are among the 15 counties identified as having the highest pesticide use within a quarter mile of schools, according to a new study by the California Department of Public Health.

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Proposed tunnel at Alhambra Boulevard will be continuing issue for McKinley Village

By hsangree@sacbee.com (Hudson Sangree) Now that the Sacramento City Council has approved the controversial McKinley Village housing project in east Sacramento, the city probably will have to help build a car or bike tunnel under the elevated railroad tracks at Alhambra Boulevard.

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Sterling controversy catapults Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson onto national stage

By rlillis@sacbee.com (Ryan Lillis) The episode has been a deeply personal one for Johnson. Not only is he a former NBA star, he is also Sacramento's first African American mayor and a man whose office at City Hall is filled with history books on race relations.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti holds a press conference ...read more

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Editorial: McKinley Village, while imperfect, is good for Sacramento

McKinley Village, the proposal to put 336 homes on 49 acres in east Sacramento, is not perfect. But it is, on balance, the kind of urban infill development that benefits Sacramento and the region. The City Council should approve it Tuesday night, just as its Planning and Design Commission unanimously ...read more

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Traffic backing up this evening near Fix50 highway project in Sacramento

By bbranan@sacbee.com (Brad Branan) Traffic is backing up on eastbound Highway 50 this evening as motorists return from the Bay Area and other weekend trips and run into Sacramento's major construction project dubbed Fix50.

Traffic backs up along the eastbound Highway 50 corridor on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in West Sacramento, Calif. while construction crews ...read more

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Cool weather to give way to early heat wave

By tfong@sacbee.com (Tillie Fong) Remember last Friday's high of only 59 degrees in Sacramento?

A pedestrian gets under his umbrella to keep dry on the campus of UC Davis in in Davis, on Friday, April 25, 2014. Sacramento is expecting at least a quarter of an inch for Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Sacramento police investigating deaths of two adults found in home

By mglover@sacbee.com (Mark Glover) Sacramento police said detectives are en route to a Sacramento home where the bodies of two adults have been found. In the first public report at 10:20 a.m., police said the victims' fate was “possibly stemming from a family dispute.”

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Trains, bikes, carpools: Commuters find their way during Fix50

By tbizjak@sacbee.com (Tony Bizjak) Week One of Sacramento's much-feared Fix50 freeway reconstruction is in the rear-view mirror. Other than some initial confusion and sporadic bouts of congestion, the rehab project on downtown's W-X bridgeway has gone better than expected, Caltrans officials say, thanks to commuters who heeded warnings and changed their commute habits.

The largest ...read more

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Postal workers in Sacramento join in nationwide protest

By mglover@sacbee.com (Mark Glover) Postal workers in Sacramento on Thursday joined colleagues in 26 other states to protest the opening of postal counters and services staffed by retail employees at Staples stores. Workers contend that the USPS' “sweetheart deal” with Framingham, Mass.-based Staples Inc. is a step toward privatization that displaces good-paying, unionized postal ...read more

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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

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Republic FC takes aim at USL Pro attendance records

Saturday’s game at Hughes Stadium – the expansion team’s first in Sacramento – will break the league’s regular-season mark and could threaten all-time figure, too.

The monorail goes past Sacramento's new soccer stadium taking shape at Cal Expo that will be called Bonney Field, named for a long-established area plumbing contractor. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Capitol Alert: Green Party secretary of state candidate to crash Sacramento debate

By jmiller@sacbee.com (Jim Miller) David Curtis, the Green Party candidate for secretary of state, said he will show up at Wednesday's Sacramento Press Club luncheon debate featuring four of his rivals for the state's top elections post even though he wasn't invited. ...read more

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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

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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

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Caltrans begins closing lanes on Highway 50 in Sacramento

Caltrans said it began closing lanes on Highway 50 around 9 p.m. tonight as workers prepared a key downtown freeway for rehabilitation – and commuters prepared for delays.

Fix 50 - teaser

Crew work on the W-X freeway in Sacramento where, starting Tuesday, ramp and lane closures will delay motorists for all ...read more

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Welcome to Fix50, Sacramento: Live coverage begins at 5:30 a.m.

Caltrans is closing two eastbound lanes on Highway 50 downtown. Officials warn of one-hour delays and urge commuters to find another way to travel.

State and local road officials suggest commuters in the central Sacramento region consider alternative modes of travel through June 25 during the roadwork on the W-X section ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Easter events around the Sacramento region

Egg hunt, pancake breakfast, live music, clowns, fire department, and arts and crafts. Arrive 30 minutes early. 10 a.m. Carmichael Park. 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael. Free. 916-485-5322.

Emberly Hoke, 3, of Sacramento, picks up Easter eggs during the 2013 Spring Eggstravaganza at Fairytale Town.

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Gifts at Easter are latest bridge between Sacramento-area Muslims and Christians

By smagagnini@sacbee.com (Stephen Magagnini) To honor their Christian friends on Easter – a celebration of renewal – Muslim leaders in Sacramento will deliver 300 gifts at noon Saturday to The First Covenant Church in Rancho Cordova.

Irfan Haq, reading from the Quran at the Salam Islamic Center, says that the giving of gifts from ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Sacramento unemployment falls to 8.1 percent; state rate unchanged

By dkasler@sacbee.com (Dale Kasler) Sacramento's unemployment rate fell a tenth of a point last month, to 8.1 percent, as the region enjoyed unusually strong job growth. California's unemployment rate was also 8.1 percent, unchanged from the month before.

The four-county Sacramento region added 9,300 jobs during March, with practically every major sector of the economy ...read more

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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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City votes for task force to study building new Sacramento performing arts venue

By hsangree@sacbee.com (Hudson Sangree) City decides to examine plans for a new performing arts venue to replace the aging Community Center Theater

The Sacramento Ballet's "The Nutcracker" performance at the Community Center Theater in 2011. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Cathie Anderson: California Pizza Kitchen’s new menu makes debut in Sacramento

By canderson@sacbee.com (Cathie Anderson) California Pizza Kitchen chose its restaurant near Sacramento's Arden Fair as the first location to roll out a menu that includes the Sunny Side Up Bacon + Potato Pizza. … The founders of Handybook hope their app will do for home improvement what Uber has done for transportation. … Reader ...read more

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Sacramento would sprout new digital billboards in Kings deal

By tbizjak@sacbee.com (Tony Bizjak and Ryan Lillis) The number of flashing digital billboards along Sacramento freeways could double as the result of a deal nearing completion between the city and the Sacramento Kings. The plan will allow the Kings to erect six changeable-display signs over the next few years. It's part of a larger agreement being negotiated ...read more

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Spring weather in the forecast for Sacramento

By rchang@sacbee.com (Richard Chang) Spring weather is in the forecast for Sacramento this weekend.

This NOAA satellite image shows some high clouds, but mostly no threat to pleasant conditions in Northern California, where high temperatures in the 70s to low 80s will predominate for the next few days.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Sacramento planners approve Kings’ arena design

By tbizjak@sacbee.com (Tony Bizjak) The Sacramento Kings' downtown $448 million arena dream took a step toward reality Thursday with initial City Hall approval of the building design and hundreds of pages of planning and environmental documents, zoning changes and variances.

Rob Rothblatt, Design Director for AECOM, makes a presentation to the Sacramento Bee Editorial Board ...read more

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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

    

Regional digest: Sacramento will host rugby match between United States and Canada

Sacramento will host a Pacific Nations Cup 2014 rugby match featuring the United States men's national team – USA Rugby's Men's Eagles – on June 21 at the new sports facility under construction at Cal Expo, the Sacramento Sports Commission announced Wednesday. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Sacramento City Unified to abandon high-profile consortium plan

By lkalb@sacbee.com (Loretta Kalb) The announcement at the Sacramento City Teachers Association office in east Sacramento was a victory for the teachers, who had broadly criticized the district’s participation in a consortium of California districts that agreed to tie student test scores to teacher evaluations. ...read more

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Sacramento’s planned downtown arena looms less large

By tbizjak@sacbee.com (Tony Bizjak) Sacramento's planned downtown sports and entertainment arena just got more compact, shorter, and, according to its architect, better. Responding to requests from city officials to give the arena's front plaza on K Street more breathing room, and to eliminate pedestrian pinch points, designers say they will present plans to the ...read more

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Crocker Art Museum receives national award for exhibition

By clocke@sacbee.com (Cathy Locke) Sacramento's Crocker Art Museum has received a Best Show award for excellence from the International Association of Art Critics-USA for an exhibition that spotlights the interplay of poetry and art in the mid-century Bay Area cultural scene. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

New York insurer says it will acquire Sacramento’s Premier Access

By mglover@sacbee.com (Mark Glover) New York-based Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America, which bills itself as one of the largest dental insurers in the United States, on Wednesday (April 9) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Premier Access Insurance Co. of Sacramento. The agreement is subject to regulatory approval, and ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Sacramento City Council OKs residential project to replace Sutter Memorial Hospital

By rlillis@sacbee.com (Ryan Lillis) A plan to replace Sutter Memorial Hospital in east Sacramento with a development of up to 120 homes was met with glowing reviews Tuesday night by the Sacramento City Council, which unanimously approved the project after just 20 minutes of debate. ...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

    

Ailene Voisin: Richmond a gem worthy of the Hall of Fame

By avoisin@sacbee.com (Ailene Voisin) Sacramento's basketball history is erratic and evolving, and let's be honest, it's still a little on the thin side. If someone wanted to pan for gold near Highway 49, say, maybe toss on a pair of overalls and boots and get down and dirty, he (or she) might glimpse a ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Transportation agencies seek to ease impact of ‘Fix 50’ project in Sacramento

State and local road officials are suggesting commuters in the central Sacramento region consider alternative modes of travel between April 22 and June 25 when a major rehabilitation project will be underway on the W-X section of Highway 50 downtown. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

‘Green’ summit, expo set for April 8-9 in Sacramento

By mglover@sacbee.com (Mark Glover) The eighth annual Green California Summit and Exposition, billed as the state's largest annual event highlighting innovations in green policy, practice and technology, will held be at the Sacramento Convention Center on Tuesday (April 8) and Wednesday (April 9). ...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

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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

    

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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After Yee raid, federal authorities return to Sacramento

By ccadelago@sacbee.com (Christopher Cadelago) Federal authorities returned Tuesday to Sacramento, visiting a fifth-floor office of the Legislative Office Building across N Street from the Capitol.

Senate Sgt. at Arms Tony Beard stands outside room 549 in the Legislative Office Building on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
The FBI confirmed they executed a search warrant ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Data Center: Growing number of Sacramento neighborhoods have few children

By preese@sacbee.com (Phillip Reese) The number of births in Sacramento County fell for the fifth consecutive year in 2012, leaving several local communities without many children, new state health data show.

About 19,600 babies were born to Sacramento County mothers in 2012, down from 22,100 births in 2007 ...read more

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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

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Weekend rain kicks off expected series of storms in Sacramento region

By rchang@sacbee.com (Richard Chang) Rain began falling hard in downtown Sacramento on Saturday morning, and the storm is expected to bring more than an inch of precipitation through early Sunday before tapering off, the National Weather Service predicts.

This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday shows a storm system approaching the Pacific Northwest, with a band ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Jury convicts Sacramento man of felony animal cruelty for torturing and killing dogs

By chubert@sacbee.com (Cynthia Hubert) Authorities had seized Robert Lee Brian’s pit bull terrier from his home after discovering the animal with a fractured skull and snout, a severely damaged right eye and possible chemical burns on his face.

Bubba's former owner faces up to 16 years in state prison after a jury convicted him of ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Caltrans says 1-hour delays possible during W-X freeway project

By tbizjak@sacbee.com (Tony Bizjak) State highways officials say Sacramento commuters could face delays of up to an hour when the planned W-X freeway project closures hit next month, unless drivers alter their commute times, travel routes, or choose an alternative mode, such as transit or carpools.

Officials are hoping to avoid clogged freeways and gridlocked ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Lost in Sacramento: Stranger returns locket containing sister’s ashes

When she lost her sister to the flu virus, a woman started wearing a locket containing her sister's ashes. But she lost that locket at a Sacramento Jamba Juice, and was devastated all over again. A stranger found the keepsake and reached out on social media.

The lost locket.

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Water question: Do city of Sacramento landscape watering rules apply to drip irrigation?

By mweiser@sacbee.com (Matt Weiser) Q: If I remember correctly, past water restrictions (in the city of Sacramento) allowed the watering of new landscaping on “no watering” days and drip systems were also exempt. Was/is that still true? – Raquel Beckett, Sacramento ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Sacramento planning commissioners approve McKinley Village plan

By hsangree@sacbee.com (Hudson Sangree) Sacramento planning commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved a controversial plan for a new subdivision in east Sacramento called McKinley Village, after neighbors expressed concerns about traffic and supporters called the plan the best option for an awkward site.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Darrell Corti is still 'cool'

By apierleoni@sacbee.com (Allen Pierleoni) For the second year in a row, Sacramento gourmand-grocer Darrell Corti of Corti Bros. Market has been included among “The 60 (Plus) Coolest People in Food & Drink” by thedailymeal.com. For the complete listing, click here.

Gourmand grocer Darrell Corti has once again made the list of “The 60 (Plus) Coolest ...read more

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

    

Enotria makes a surprising return to the Sacramento dining scene

By brobertson@sacbee.com (Blair Anthony Robertson) Enotria, the fine-dining restaurant and wine bar that won raves for its modernist cuisine before closing abruptly in January, will reopen Friday with a different business model – as a wine bar and event space, with comfort food provided by a catering company.

The fine-dining restaurant Enotria in north Sacramento, which ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Live blog: Sacramento Kings vs. New York Knicks, 6 p.m. March 26

Follow The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers as they provide live updates and highlights from tonight's game between the Sacramento Kings and New York Knicks from Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena. Coverage on our live blog begins at 6 p.m. Gametime is 7. ...read more

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After residents’ complaints, return to weekly recycling to be studied in Sacramento

By rlillis@sacbee.com (Ryan Lillis) Describing the public outcry as “overwhelming,” some members of the Sacramento City Council on Tuesday expressed interest in returning the city to weekly recycling collection after just nine months of biweekly service.

Yard waste and recycling containers line a street in Sacramento's Land Park neighborhood. Some residents want the city to ...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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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Editorial: Sacramento shouldn’t mess around with garbage collection yet

After all the effort and angst to improve Sacramento's costly and confusing trash collection, it's way too early to consider any major changes.

Yard waste and recycling containers line a street in Sacramento's Land Park neighborhood. Some residents want the city to bring back weekly recycling pickup.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Sunny weather predicted for Sacramento today; rain possible next week

By rchang@sacbee.com (Richard Chang) Warm weather is in the forecast for Sacramento this weekend, but rain could be on the horizon next week.

This NOAA satellite image shows clear to partly cloudy skies dominating from the Pacific Northwest into California and the desert southwest.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Young professionals encouraged to love, impact Sacramento

By efletcher@sacbee.com (Ed Fletcher) After a rousing lunch time address from a young entrepreneur rapidly making his mark by cooking noodles quickly, some 500 Sacramento area young professionals -- armed with “love your city” tote bags -- fanned out over eight blocks of downtown and midtown Friday afternoon for sessions on how to turn ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Live blog: Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs, 6 p.m.

Follow The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers as they provide live updates and highlights from tonight's game between the Sacramento Kings and San Antonio Spurs from Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena. Coverage on our live blog begins at 6 p.m. Gametime is 7. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

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

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Sacramento sheriff seeks to calm tensions between Russian, Ukrainian immigrants

By smagagnini@sacbee.com (Stephen Magagnini) Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones met with seven Slavic community leaders Thursday morning to address growing tensions between local Ukrainian and Russian immigrants over Russia's occupation of Ukraine.

Pro-Russian people celebrate in the central square in Sevastopol, Ukraine, early Monday, March 17, 2014. Russian flags fluttered above jubilant crowds Sunday after ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Obituary: Dr. Franklin J. Chinn Sr., 88, cared for generations of Sacramento families

By bdavila@sacbee.com (Robert D. Dávila) Dr. Franklin J. Chinn Sr., who cared for generations of Sacramento residents while raising an accomplished family of medical and educational professionals, died March 10 after a brief illness, his family said. He was 88.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Report: Sacramento ranks high on transparency

By rlillis@sacbee.com (Ryan Lillis) The city of Sacramento is the second most “open” city in the country, according to a report judging public access to government data.

City business, such as that undertaken by the City Council (pictured) is not a secret to Sacramento citizens, who live in one of the most “open” municipalities in ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

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

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Live blog: Sacramento Kings vs. Washington Wizards, 6 p.m.

Follow The Bee's Jason Jones and other reporters and observers as they provide live updates and highlights from tonight's game between the Sacramento Kings and Washington Wizards from Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena. Coverage on our live blog begins at 6 p.m. Gametime is 7. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

City to taxi drivers: Speak some English, please

By tbizjak@sacbee.com (Tony Bizjak) Taxi drivers in Sacramento will have to clean up their act under new rules city officials are proposing this week: Cabbies will have to wear clean, collared shirts and slacks, drive newer vehicles, accept credit cards, and prove that they can speak at least some English.

Cab drivers line up along ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee