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  • Sacramento County telephone scam threatens arrest if no payment August 21, 2014
    A telephone scam has surfaced in Sacramento County in which the caller threatens jail unless payment is made to clear a warrant. […]
  • Sacramento patient’s Ebola test results to come in three days, health officials say August 21, 2014
    With the West African outbreak of Ebola escalating, state public health officials said Wednesday they were not surprised that the deadly virus may have reached Sacramento in the case of a patient who recently returned from a trip to one of the stricken nations. FILE - This undated photo made available by the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, […]
  • Sports Basement to buy downtown Sacramento building, open store next year August 21, 2014
    The city of Sacramento has reached a deal to buy a key downtown building and then immediately sell the property to Bay Area retailer Sports Basement, finishing a three-year effort to bring the store to the central city. […]
  • Job fair next week at Sacramento Masonic Temple August 21, 2014
    Job Journal, the Sacramento-based employment publication, will host one of its periodic HIREvents Tuesday (Aug. 26) in Sacramento. […]
  • California pensions, consumers get $800 million from Bank of America case August 21, 2014
    California will get an $800 million share of the record-breaking $16.65 billion Bank of America Corp. is paying to settle claims over the packaging and sale of toxic mortgage securities. California homeowners and pension funds will receive $800 million from Bank of America Corp., the state’s share of a record-breaking $16.65 billion settlement over toxic mor […]
  • Identities of couple found dead in Placerville released August 21, 2014
    The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office on Thursday released the names of the couple found dead earlier this week in a Placerville area home. […]
  • Sacramento's Balanced Body moves into new building, expands work force August 21, 2014
    Sacramento’s Balanced Body, a global provider of Pilates equipment and education workshops, has moved into a “green,” 100,000-square-foot-plus building on 88th Street. […]
  • Alfalfa fire smoke from Dixon drifts to Sacramento August 21, 2014
    Smoke apparently coming from a large alfalfa fire outside of Dixon could be smelled Thursday morning in Sacramento. The fire began in green baled alfalfa stored in a covered structure near Midway Road and Sikes Road, shown in this Google Maps image. […]
  • Proceedings delayed for Twin Rivers trustee accused of felonies August 21, 2014
    Attorneys agreed Wednesday to delay proceedings for Twin Rivers Unified trustee Cortez Quinn, who faces felony charges for allegedly falsifying his paternity test and accepting illegal gifts from a school district employee. Cortez Quinn […]
  • Poll: Should Davis police have acquired a military armored vehicle? August 21, 2014
    The acquisition of an armored vehicle by the David Police Department has added to the debate about whether such heavy-duty weaponry is necessary for a municipal law enforcement agency. What do you think? An armored vehicle given to Davis police by the U.S. military. […]
  • Folsom's MyECheck reports profits of nearly $1.4 million in year's first half August 21, 2014
    MyECheck Inc., the Folsom-based developer and licenser of electronic check services, reported a profit of nearly $1.4 million through the first half of this year. […]
  • Davis acquires mine-resistant war vehicle while some complain of militarization of police August 21, 2014
    Davis police have acquired a hulking tank-like vehicle from the military, the same type of surplus equipment that has drawn criticism from civil libertarians and others for possibly increasing tensions between officers and citizens. The Davis Police Department recently acquired a $689,000 Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected vehicle at no cost from the military, […]
  • Mayor, law enforcers discuss Ferguson aftermath in Sacramento forum August 21, 2014
    Local law enforcement became the highlight of a community forum Wednesday night in Sacramento that tried to make sense of the shooting of a teenager and the subsequent clashes that have taken place in Missouri. The Guild Theater filled with police and community members, but there were complaints that few young people were involved Wednesday. Mayor Kevin John […]
  • Jury convicts three of four accused in barbershop killing August 21, 2014
    A Sacramento Superior Court jury returned verdicts in the case of four men who shot it out with each other in the parking lot of a south Sacramento barbershop and killed a young mother as she protected her son from a storm of bullets. Louis Mitchell takes off his shirt after a jury on Wednesday found him and his brother Lonnie Mitchell guilty of first-degree […]
  • Totally 80s for Sacramento weather through weekend August 21, 2014
    Sacramento’s weather is stuck in the 80s, but who’s complaining? Leucanthemum photographed in a meadow. […]
  • Branch removed from iconic Sacramento tree August 21, 2014
    The hugging tree has lost its arm. This 50-foot branch on a giant elm tree in Sacramento's Elmhurst neighborhood was removed on Wednesday. The branch, which resembled a giant arm, led neighborhood residents to call the tree "the hugging tree" and "the elbow tree." […]
  • San Juan trustee Larry Masuoka won’t seek re-election August 21, 2014
    Larry Masuoka, the San Juan Unified School District trustee censured for mishandling complaints about bullying by the previous superintendent, has chosen not to run for a third term in November. […]
  • Families play together as fun tour pops up in Sacramento August 21, 2014
    More than 2,000 children and their family members solved puzzles and played at a pop-up play attraction as the Play Together Tour made its Sacramento stop Wednesday in front of the state Capitol. Two-year-old River Popovic and her mom Shauna Popovic enter the play course of the KaBOOM! Play Together Tour powered by Disney Parks at Capitol Park in Sacramento, […]
  • In ‘You Follow,’ an American adoptee searches for her birth mother in India August 21, 2014
    Nisha Grayson didn’t travel to Goa, India, to vacation. She wanted to understand how her life began, and what it might have been like if she had not been given up for adoption. Nisha Grayson, right, takes a picture of herself and her friend Sharmila Ray in Goa, India, after the festival of Holi, during which participants throw dyed powder at each other. […]
  • Bones along Sacramento River determined to be prehistoric August 21, 2014
    Remains determined to be those of a “prehistoric Native American,” according to the Yolo County Coroner. […]

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