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  • AM Sacramento: What you need to know for Monday July 28, 2014
    Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today: People ride the ferris wheel at the California State Fair on Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Sacramento. […]
  • Lawsuits over Valley fever pile up against California’s prison system July 28, 2014
    The latest suit, filed in federal court in Sacramento on behalf of 58 current and former inmates, accuses the state of knowing for years that its Central Valley prisons were incubators for the incurable sickness, but doing nothing to address the problem. Valley fever rates at the most affected prisons, Avenal (above) and Pleasant Valley, are more than 20 tim […]
  • South Sacramento couple arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse July 28, 2014
    Ashleigh Smith, 27, and Terry Scott, 19, were booked into Sacramento County Jail Thursday night on suspicion of felony child abuse and neglect in connection with the death of their 3-month-old son, according to the Sacramento Police Department. Ashleigh Smith, 27, was booked Thursday night into Sacramento County Jail on charges of felony child abuse and negl […]
  • 2-year-old found in Elk Grove pond identified July 28, 2014
    A 2-year-old found floating in a duck pond at Elk Grove Regional Park Saturday afternoon died after being taken to the hospital in critical condition, according to the Elk Grove Police Department. […]
  • Chance of cooler temperatures, smoke in valley July 28, 2014
    Sacramento residents can expect cooler temperatures to start off the week with a chance of smoky air because of the Sand Fire in El Dorado and Amador counties, according to the National Weather Service. A large cloud of smoke lifts into the air as the San Fire burns on Saturday, July 26, 2014. […]
  • This Week: Cats, kittens on sale at shelter July 28, 2014
    Sacramento County’s animal shelter at 3839 Bradshaw Road will hold its annual Kitty Palooza blowout cat and kitten sale on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. […]
  • City Beat: Fight over midtown Sacramento house appears headed to City Council July 28, 2014
    The battles in Sacramento aren’t always about arenas or condo towers. Sometimes, they’re over something as simple as a house in an alley. Erica and Nathan Cunningham are learning that lesson again as they try to build a home facing an alley behind D Street in midtown. Ryan Lillis […]
  • Applause: Kudos to Sgt. Steve Dutra, Christine Vourakis, Andrew Stephens and Emery Mesich July 28, 2014
    Rancho Cordova Police Sgt. Steve Dutra was the recipient of the “Service Above Self” award from Sacramento Rotary. Dutra, a member of the department’s Problem Oriented Policing detail, oversees the Rancho Cordova Police Athletic League and supervises the school resources officer program. Dutra donated the $1,000 that came with the award to PAL. […]
  • State offers Tower Bridge to Sacramento, West Sacramento July 28, 2014
    Caltrans relinquished the highway on both sides of the bridge to Sacramento and West Sacramento a decade ago, cutting the bridge off from the rest of the state highway system. Its 737-foot span over the Sacramento River is the shortest highway in the state. Caltrans now says it wants to give the vintage 1935 bridge to the two cities. The Sacramento River flo […]
  • Sacramento County to revive team to examine financial elder abuse July 28, 2014
    Sacramento County will reopen a financial fraud unit in January after reports of scams against the elderly have gone up dramatically since Adult Protective Services eliminated the unit several years ago. […]
  • The Public Eye: Voluntary water conservation not effective, data show July 28, 2014
    California water agencies with mandatory water conservation rules in place were far more likely to reduce water conservation, according to data gathered by the state. The numers also show that Northern California cities have done a better job conserving water so far this year than their neighbors in the south. The Public Eye […]
  • Neighbors to Sand Fire evacuees provide clothes, animal shelters July 28, 2014
    With 1,200 El Dorado and Amador county residents leaving their homes this weekend because of the Sand Fire, neighboring communities have stepped in to provide clothing and shelter evacuees and their animals. Community volunteers provided help to the El Dorado County Animal Control by sanitizing and preparing clean pet carriers for rescued animals at the Pond […]
  • Sand fire claims more buildings, but containment grows to 50% July 28, 2014
    Fire crews massed manpower and materiel against a stubborn Sierra Nevada wildfire Sunday as volunteers unleashed a major effort to save stranded animals. A City of Folsom firefighter moves through burned trees and ash not far from the origin of the Sand Fire near the Cosumnes River in Amador County on Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Plymouth, Calif. The 3,800-acre […]
  • Cal Fire: 10 homes, seven outbuildings destroyed by Sand fire July 28, 2014
    The fire that forced more than 1,200 residents to evacuate their homes in El Dorado and Amador counties has destroyed 10 homes and seven outbuildings, according to Cal Fire. The 3,800-acre blaze is 35 percent contained this afternoon from 20 percent on Saturday. Bill Cleek, left, hugs his good friend, Terry Cromwell outside a structure which housed one of 13 […]
  • Exposures: I Care: She keeps doors open for sheriff July 28, 2014
    A young man walks into the newly opened Sheriff Service Center in Carmichael. His car was burglarized. He describes a video taken from his dash cam that shows a man breaking the window. With a concerned look and a reassuring manner, Louise Throne takes down his information and files an incident report. Louise Throne, a volunteer at the new Sheriff Service Ce […]
  • Sacramento Congo connection forms lasting roots July 27, 2014
    As Jamie, 6, and Jordan, 5, made their way down a church camp chow line recently, the choices were abundant – hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, taco salad, potato salad, garden salad, watermelon and cookies for days. Josie and Gabe Wilmarth hold their children during evening service this month at Scotts Flat campground in Nevada County. Area families have adopted […]
  • The Public Eye: Twin Rivers approves more than $277,000 for departing administrator July 27, 2014
    Barely a year into his new contract, Joseph Williams has resigned as Twin Rivers Unified associate superintendent with a severance package worth more than $277,000. The Public Eye […]
  • Elverta residents concerned about proposed housing development July 27, 2014
    Along the rural border between Sacramento and Placer counties, Elverta residents are increasingly concerned about how thousands of new homes may lead to traffic, drainage and water supply problems. […]
  • Shipping containers go from hobo to hip July 27, 2014
    Shipping containers, embraced as restaurants and shops in other cities, are gaining acceptance in Sacramento with the planned opening of the Federalist bar and restaurant in midtown. Marvin Maldonado says the fact that city planners let shipping containers keep their character at his restaurant and bar, the Federalist in midtown, shows Sacramento’s acceptanc […]
  • Two bodies, both likely homeless, draw attention to summer health risks for the homeless July 27, 2014
    One study found that the number of homeless deaths remains consistent throughout the year. The elements continue to take a toll regardless of the season. […]

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