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  • Major League Soccer official declares Sacramento’s effort to land team ‘tremendous’ September 20, 2014
    Major League Soccer executives completed an intense two-day evaluation of Sacramento as a potential expansion market today and proclaimed they were "incredibly impressed" by the city. Major League Soccer Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott answers questions during a joint press conference with representatives from city of Sacramento, Downtown Railyard […]
  • Suspect arraigned in King fire; at least four houses burn September 20, 2014
    As fire officials began to confirm the first loss of homes and structures Friday in the King fire, the man accused of setting the massive blaze appeared in court for the first time and entered a not-guilty plea. A backyard grill is one of the few recognizable items left Friday at a home that burned on White Meadows Road in Pollock Pines. Residents of the rur […]
  • State Department of Insurance warns of scams targeting wildfire victims September 20, 2014
    In the wake of Northern California wildfires that forced thousands of evacuations and left hundreds of residents homeless, detectives and investigators from the Department of Insurance and Contractors State License Board have spent the week in burn areas warning residents to beware of individuals and businesses that seek to take advantage of disaster victims […]
  • Natomas school district chides board candidate Konatsu for profanity September 20, 2014
    An otherwise quiet school board election in the Natomas Unified School District took a bizarre turn this week when a letter from the district chastising one of the candidates for using obscene language on school campuses became public. […]
  • Gunman gets 21 years in fatal barbershop shooting September 20, 2014
    In the days after his mother’s murder, “the doorbell would ring, and Jayden would run to the door with a big smile, thinking his mom had finally come to get him,” the 2-year-old boy’s grandfather recalled in a letter read to the court. James Carney, sitting with attorney Greg Foster on Friday, says he didn’t see Monique Nelson and never meant to kill her. De […]
  • Smoke from King fire reaches ‘hazardous’ levels September 20, 2014
    Smoke from the King Fire has reached “hazardous” levels in many areas of the Sierra Nevada flanking Lake Tahoe and is likely to remain so through the weekend. Officials are warning all residents and visitors to avoid prolonged outdoor activities. Sunlight streams through smoke within a burned forest near Uncle Tom's Cabin in El Dorado County on Thursday […]
  • Fund established aids residents affected by King fire September 20, 2014
    The Sacramento Region Community Foundation has established the King Fire Fund to support the approximately 3,000 residents affected by the King fire in El Dorado and Placer counties. […]
  • Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was anyone arrested in 2011 slaying of man at North Sacramento apartment? September 20, 2014
    Raymond Marcos Cortez was killed in December 2011 in North Sacramento. Whatever happened with the case? Did they find the person responsible for this? […]
  • Local Muslims condemn ISIS September 20, 2014
    At Friday’s Jumah – the main weekly Muslim service – Imam M.A. Azeez told his 1,000 congregants at the Salam Islamic Center in Sacramento that “everything that ISIS stands for is the antithesis of Islamic teaching.” […]
  • Apple devotees line up at Arden Fair for the iPhone 6 September 20, 2014
    Long lines of several hundred people - and a few protestors - greeted the dawn Friday and the birth of a new cellphone at Arden Fair Mall. Apple employees, in blue shirts, fire up the masses waiting in line for the latest iPhone release at Arden Fair mall on Friday in Sacramento. […]
  • Comstock Mortgage bought by San Diego company September 20, 2014
    Comstock Mortgage announced Friday it has been acquired by San Diego-based Guild Mortgage Co.. […]
  • Solar car unveiled in Davis September 20, 2014
    Stella, described as the world’s first solar-powered family car, made its sleek debut in Davis on Friday. Designed by students at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, the car can drive up to 500 miles on a single charge and is intended to be “energy positive,” producing twice as much energy as it uses. Equipped with rooftop solar panels […]
  • Chico’s to open new store in Folsom’s Palladio at Broadstone September 20, 2014
    Chicos to add new store in Folsom’s Palladio […]
  • Sacramento rail manufacturer scores major contract September 20, 2014
    Sacramento-based Siemens Rail Systems announced on Friday it has won a major contract to build 175 light-rail cars for San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency. At $650 million, the order is the largest the manufacturer has won in the United States, and comes on the heels of a major contract Siemens signed last week to provide high-speed locomotives a […]
  • Highway 50 lane closures through El Dorado Hills to resume Monday for interchange work September 19, 2014
    Lane closures on Highway 50 through El Dorado Hills will resume Monday as work continues on the Silva Valley Parkway interchange. […]
  • Federal charges filed against Nevada County man in shooting of BLM, CHP officers September 19, 2014
    A man reported to be part of the anti-government “sovereign citizens” movement has been charged with federal crimes in the June shooting of a Bureau of Land Management ranger and a California Highway Patrol officer in Nevada County. […]
  • Sacramento County sheriff's detectives seek identity of juveniles suspected in series of home burglaries September 19, 2014
    Sacramento County sheriff’s detectives seek the public’s help in identifying juveniles believed to be breaking down front doors and burglarizing homes in northeast Sacramento County. Surveillalnce video shows suspects kicking a door at the scene of a residential burglary as the suspect vehicle, a dark-colored SUV. […]
  • Obituary: State administrator Lynda Bardis, 71, advocated for people with disabilities September 19, 2014
    Lynda Ruth Bardis, a longtime state administrator and activist who championed civil rights and independence for people with disabilities, died Sept. 14 of sarcoma cancer, her husband said. She was 71. Lynda Bardis, disability rights advocate and former deputy director of the California Department of Rehabilitation. […]
  • Back-seat Driver: Expect backups on Highway 50 all weekend September 19, 2014
    Construction crews will be closing several eastbound lanes this weekend on the Pioneer Bridge, which carries Highway 50 over the Sacramento River between West Sacramento and downtown Sacramento. Expect delays, Caltrans says. Similar work last weekend caused hourlong backups. Construction work on the W-X freeway causes a huge backup along the eastbound Highwa […]
  • Man dies after assault in Rancho Cordova September 19, 2014
    A man died in a hospital Thursday night after suffering injuries in assault, Rancho Cordova police reported. […]

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