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  • Ailene Voisin: 49ers’ off-field woes overshadow new stadium, loss

    SacBee -- Latest News
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:50 am
    S You can open the doors on the prettiest new building in the NFL, celebrate the kickoff with 68,500 of your close friends, but when you throw a party and the most important person in the league declines his invitation, well, there is no ignoring the obvious. Andres Mereaz of Riverside County carries his 2-year-old son, Nathan, to the entrance of Levi’s Stadium before the first regular-season NFL game at the $1.3 billion facility in Santa Clara.
  • Party crashed: Kaepernick’s “terrible” night spoils Levi’s debut

    SacBee -- Top Stories
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:44 am
    A 49ers team that seemed ready to run away with a win against the seemingly hapless Chicago Bears in the first half ended up giving away the contest in the second half and spoiling the debut of their new stadium. Colin Kaepernick is sacked by Chicago defensive end Willie Young (97) in the fourth quarter during a game at Levi’s Stadium Sunday September 14, 2014 in Santa Clara, Calif. San Francisco’s Michael Crabtree is unable to hang onto a pass from quarterback Colin Kaepernick on fourth down late in the fourth quarter with the Bears ahead 27-20 in Sunday nights season opener…
  • FoodStock pig roast attracts 900 to West Sacramento

    SacBee -- Our Region
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:26 am
    The scent of sizzling pork and the spirit of community wafted around Raley Field on Sunday afternoon. FoodStock, hosted by Mulvaney’s B&L restaurant and a collective of local chefs, helped usher in two weeks of celebrations of Sacramento as “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital” with a pig roast for 900 people. A 20 pound pig roasts near the entrance of Raley Field on Sunday afternoon.
  • Californians remain staunchly in favor of death penalty, poll finds

    SacBee -- zzzDeath Penalty Initiative
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:57 pm
    As death penalty opponents work to get a ballot measure before California voters next fall to abolish capital punishment, a new Field Poll indicates the initiative would be a tough sell.
  • Endorsement: John Chiang is best choice for state treasurer

    SacBee -- Editorials
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    In an election in which the California Republican Party has provided few good alternatives for voters, Controller John Chiang is the best choice to be the state’s next treasurer. Chiang’s opponent is Republican Greg Conlon, a businessman who headed the California Public Utilities Commission during Gov. Pete Wilson’s tenure. He is running with little support or funding. California State Controller John Chiang attends the inauguration of Attorney General Kamala Harris at the California Museum for History, Women and the Arts on January 3, 2011 in Sacramento.
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  • Ailene Voisin: 49ers’ off-field woes overshadow new stadium, loss

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:50 am
    S You can open the doors on the prettiest new building in the NFL, celebrate the kickoff with 68,500 of your close friends, but when you throw a party and the most important person in the league declines his invitation, well, there is no ignoring the obvious. Andres Mereaz of Riverside County carries his 2-year-old son, Nathan, to the entrance of Levi’s Stadium before the first regular-season NFL game at the $1.3 billion facility in Santa Clara.
  • Party crashed: Kaepernick’s “terrible” night spoils Levi’s debut

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:50 am
    A 49ers team that seemed ready to run away with a win against the seemingly hapless Chicago Bears in the first half ended up giving away the contest in the second half and spoiling the debut of their new stadium. Colin Kaepernick is sacked by Chicago defensive end Willie Young (97) in the fourth quarter during a game at Levi’s Stadium Sunday September 14, 2014 in Santa Clara, Calif. San Francisco’s Michael Crabtree is unable to hang onto a pass from quarterback Colin Kaepernick on fourth down late in the fourth quarter with the Bears ahead 27-20 in Sunday nights season opener…
  • China creates its first no-cellphone sidewalk lane

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:50 am
    Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going. In this photo taken Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, residents walk on a lane painted with instructions to separate those using their phones as they walk from others in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality. The Chinese city took a cue from a U.S. TV program and created a sidewalk with a separate lane for those with heads tucked into smartphones, as a reminder not to tweet while…
  • Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:50 am
    The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family. FILE - In this April 22, 2014, file phot, Nassau County police officers enter a home in Long Beach, N.Y., in search of an armed killer, based on a phone call that turned out to be a hoax. Authorities say the dangerous and costly prank known as “swatting", is becoming increasingly popular among people who play combat games over live video feeds while thousands…
  • Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:50 am
    Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula. Children watch a movie on their laptop as tourists rest inside a shelter at a resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Hurricane Odile is expected to make a close brush with the southern portion of Mexico's Baja California peninsula Sunday evening. Winds blow palm trees on the beach in Los Cabos, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Hurricane Odile turned into a Category 4 hurricane and it's expected…
 
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  • Party crashed: Kaepernick’s “terrible” night spoils Levi’s debut

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:44 am
    A 49ers team that seemed ready to run away with a win against the seemingly hapless Chicago Bears in the first half ended up giving away the contest in the second half and spoiling the debut of their new stadium. Colin Kaepernick is sacked by Chicago defensive end Willie Young (97) in the fourth quarter during a game at Levi’s Stadium Sunday September 14, 2014 in Santa Clara, Calif. San Francisco’s Michael Crabtree is unable to hang onto a pass from quarterback Colin Kaepernick on fourth down late in the fourth quarter with the Bears ahead 27-20 in Sunday nights season opener…
  • Halftime: 49ers defense, Carl Cheffers’ officating crew prominent early on

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:44 am
    Like they did last week in Dallas, the 49ers pounced early in their home opener at Levi's Stadium and they lead 17-7 San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) is pushed out of bounds by Chicago Bears free safety Chris Conte, top, as Shea McClellin helps on defense during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. A U.S. flag is presented on the field at Levi's Stadium as Pat Monahan of the music group Train sings the national anthem before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears in Santa Clara,…
  • FoodStock pig roast attracts 900 to West Sacramento

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:27 am
    The scent of sizzling pork and the spirit of community wafted around Raley Field on Sunday afternoon. FoodStock, hosted by Mulvaney’s B&L restaurant and a collective of local chefs, helped usher in two weeks of celebrations of Sacramento as “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital” with a pig roast for 900 people. A 20 pound pig roasts near the entrance of Raley Field on Sunday afternoon.
  • California poised to restrict groundwater pumping

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:25 am
    California – long considered the “Wild West” where groundwater is concerned – appears poised for major changes. Three laws recently passed by the Legislature give local agencies broad power to restrict groundwater pumping when necessary and even impose criminal penalties and fines equivalent to a misdemeanor. A water pump supported by a concrete pad that once sat directly on the ground is now elevated about four inches due to land subsidence caused by heavy groundwater pumping. Tommy Hutchinson reacts as muddy water gushes out of a water well pipe as he and Angel…
  • This Week: SOCA Home Tour highlights midtown

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:14 am
    Over the years, the venerable Sacramento Old City Association Home Tour has spotlighted some of the capital city’s more noteworthy homes – the family residence of author Joan Didion in 2012, the Governor’s Mansion in 2013 and even, in that same year, the notorious F Street boarding house where Dorothea Puente drugged and murdered her tenants for their Social Security checks. A seldom-seen part of Sutter’s Fort, Sacramento’s oldest building, is part of this year’s Sacramento Old City Association Home Tour, which spotlights midtown.
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    SacBee -- Our Region

  • FoodStock pig roast attracts 900 to West Sacramento

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:26 am
    The scent of sizzling pork and the spirit of community wafted around Raley Field on Sunday afternoon. FoodStock, hosted by Mulvaney’s B&L restaurant and a collective of local chefs, helped usher in two weeks of celebrations of Sacramento as “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital” with a pig roast for 900 people. A 20 pound pig roasts near the entrance of Raley Field on Sunday afternoon.
  • California poised to restrict groundwater pumping

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:25 am
    California – long considered the “Wild West” where groundwater is concerned – appears poised for major changes. Three laws recently passed by the Legislature give local agencies broad power to restrict groundwater pumping when necessary and even impose criminal penalties and fines equivalent to a misdemeanor. A water pump supported by a concrete pad that once sat directly on the ground is now elevated about four inches due to land subsidence caused by heavy groundwater pumping. Tommy Hutchinson reacts as muddy water gushes out of a water well pipe as he and Angel…
  • This Week: SOCA Home Tour highlights midtown

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:14 am
    Over the years, the venerable Sacramento Old City Association Home Tour has spotlighted some of the capital city’s more noteworthy homes – the family residence of author Joan Didion in 2012, the Governor’s Mansion in 2013 and even, in that same year, the notorious F Street boarding house where Dorothea Puente drugged and murdered her tenants for their Social Security checks. A seldom-seen part of Sutter’s Fort, Sacramento’s oldest building, is part of this year’s Sacramento Old City Association Home Tour, which spotlights midtown.
  • Counselors at the Community Against Sexual Harm center help broken women become whole

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:12 am
    In a group support session at the Community Against Sexual Harm’s Oak Park drop-in center, peer counselor Avon Tyra Brown kneels before a room full of prostitutes and tells them they’re more valuable than any amount of money. “Don’t accept being bought and used because you’re above that,” she said. Peer counselor Avon Tyra Brown, 66, right, pleads with a room of “working girls” during a group support session at the Community Against Sexual Harm’s drop-in center in Oak Park. “You’re more valuable than money,” she tells…
  • AM Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Monday

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
 
 
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    SacBee -- Opinion

  • Viewpoints: Campaign against gas tax is foolhardy

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Although any increase in gas prices hurts, the reality is that our gas consumption is hurting even more, and a tax on carbon is the smartest way to address the problem. Climate change will have a far higher cost on our children than a gas tax will have on us. Eric Henry gases up his car in Sacramento in March. A study found that the annual health costs from air pollution average well over $1,000 per person per year. Air pollution costs the state $28 billion annually. Paul F. Steinberg
  • Endorsement: John Chiang is best choice for state treasurer

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    In an election in which the California Republican Party has provided few good alternatives for voters, Controller John Chiang is the best choice to be the state’s next treasurer. Chiang’s opponent is Republican Greg Conlon, a businessman who headed the California Public Utilities Commission during Gov. Pete Wilson’s tenure. He is running with little support or funding. California State Controller John Chiang attends the inauguration of Attorney General Kamala Harris at the California Museum for History, Women and the Arts on January 3, 2011 in Sacramento.
  • Editorial: California has an abundance of democracy, maybe too much

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    State has 2,300 special districts on top of 482 city councils, 1,028 boards of education and 58 boards of county supervisors. Is your head spinning yet? Sacramento Metro Fire firefighters work on a grass fire in Folsom on September 18, 2012.
  • Another View: Focus on teacher tenure distracts from schools’ real problems

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    I have read with some dismay lately Bee writers repeating shibboleths about education, specifically tenure, as if they were documented fact. Steve O’Donoghue
  • Bruce Maiman: High school class reunion also an affirmation

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    I finally attended my high school reunion. Forty years. If they’d had any before, I hadn’t noticed, or cared. I simply moved on after graduation. Members of New York’s High School of Art & Design Class of 1974 celebrate their 40th reunion. Bruce Maiman is in blue shirt at center. From left, classmates Peter Tsatsaronis, Robert Nava, John Katamaris and Domenick Lorenzon, with Bruce Maiman, bottom right. Their art school in Manhattan was attended by kids from all over New York, from every color, economic and social strata. From left, Robert Trombley, Roy Aiuto, Domenick…
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    SacBee -- Back-seat Driver

  • Back-seat Driver: DMV touch screens: It’s like gambling!

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:56 pm
    They’ve thrown away the pencils and paper over at DMV. As of now in California, the old written driver license test is no more. The state Department of Motor Vehicles is now giving the test on touch screens in 120 of its 170 field offices.
  • Back-seat Driver: Caltrans studying I-80 construction zone crashes

    5 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Crash woes at Caltrans’ construction zone on Interstate 80 in north Sacramento continued with eight incidents in eight days through Tuesday, with six minor injuries.
  • Back-seat Driver: Confrontation lands cyclist in court on assault charges

    5 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    A cyclist is charged with felony assault after a confrontation with another rider on the American River parkway recreation trail in July. Sacramento County parkway rangers and cyclists readily say the often-crowded recreation trail along the American River is the scene of occasional shouting matches among cyclists and others. But it is rare when an incident becomes physical, and even rarer when it ends up in court.
  • Back-seat Driver: Regional Transit to discuss downtown plans with Republic FC officials

    15 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
    Sacramento Regional Transit and local soccer officials are discussing potential linkages between light rail lines and a proposed downtown soccer stadium for transit-loving fans. A recent survey by Sacramento’s soccer club, Sacramento Republic FC, found that more than 40 percent of fans would prefer to get to matches by means other than cars, including taking light rail or buses, biking and walking, or taking taxis.
  • Back-seat Driver: Sacramento cabbies say city’s English test is too tough

    8 Aug 2014 | 7:26 am
    The street fight between the city of Sacramento and some taxi drivers has escalated again over the city requirement that cabbies prove they understand English at a basic level. Some cab drivers, immigrants without a U.S. education, have difficulty with a lengthy portion of the new test conducted on computer. Bee file photo, 2013.
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    SacBee -- Bee State News

  • Kern County approves state’s biggest ‘oil train’ project

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:02 pm
    The Kern County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a controversial plan to ship millions of gallons of volatile crude oil daily on trains through California to a refinery in Bakersfield. Opponents immediately said they will consider suing to stop the project. Tracks run alongside the construction of the Plains All American crude oil terminal on South Lake Road just outside of Taft. It will begin operation in the fall. The Kern County Board of Supervisors is expected to approve what should be the state’s largest petroleum rail terminal in September. Together, the two…
  • Crude-oil protesters disrupt Bay Area plant

    4 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    A dozen activists chained themselves to a gate Thursday in Richmond to protest crude-oil shipments on rail into the Kinder Morgan rail terminal. There were no reports of arrests, but demonstrators said they were able to shut the facility down for three hours. The Richmond oil transfer station receives shipments of volatile Bakken crude oil from North Dakota several times a month on 100-car trains that travel through midtown Sacramento.
  • Corvette crashes after hitting deer in Sutter County; driver dies

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:46 am
    A Corvette crashed and caught fire after hitting a deer in rural Sutter County on Thursday. The driver, a man from Meridian in Sutter County, died. The California Highway Patrol said that a 47-year-old Meridian, Sutter County, man was driving westbound on Pass Road, east of Kellogg Road, in rural Sutter County at about 9:15 p.m. Thursday when the 1986 Chevrolet Corvette hit a deer in the roadway.
  • Missing Truckee man found dead

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Skeletal remains found near Donner Lake by hikers last month have been identified as Duane Colin, 60, of Truckee, who was reported missing in March.
  • Lodi-area terror suspect says he would not have acted against his own country

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    In his first public comments on his case, Nicholas Teausant said he is not dangerous but the victim, in part, of his own words and boasts to an informant and an undercover FBI agent. Terror suspect Nicholas Teausant, 20, speaks to Sacramento Bee reporter Sam Stanton at the Sacramento County jail on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Teausant is from Lodi and is accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join ISIS.
 
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    SacBee -- Courts/Legal News

  • Defense attorney scores a rare not-guilty verdict in Sacramento murder trial

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Mike Wise’s life changed a little bit last week, when a Sacramento Superior Court jury found his client innocent of all charges in a high-profile murder case. Defendant Larry Jones, with his attorney, Michael Wise, during the first day of the barbershop murder trial at the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse in Sacramento, Calif., on Monday, June 19, 2014.
  • California pensions, consumers get $800 million from Bank of America case

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    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 mortgages issued and packaged as investment securities during the housing bubble.
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    SacBee -- Environment

  • Panel examines salmon fishing at Nimbus Hatchery

    13 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
    A panel discussion Tuesday on salmon fishing on the American River concludes the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s speaker series at the Nimbus Hatchery in Rancho Cordova. Scientific Aid Justin Mather corals thousands of chinook salmon smolts into a holding tank at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery in Rancho Cordova in 2013.
  • Local expert: Sacramento region must defend its water interests more aggressively

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    As California’s prolonged drought stretches into another autumn, debates have intensified over how to balance competing water needs: urban vs. rural; people vs. fish; north state vs. south. Against that backdrop, The Sacramento Bee spoke with a trio of local water experts about what the drought means for the Sacramento area and how the region should adapt and respond. This is the second installment in our series. Sacramento’s motto is “City of Trees,” but that urban forest is in danger due to the prolonged drought. Ronald Stork is a senior policy advocate at…
  • Nature Conservancy rents wetlands for birds in Sacramento Valley

    10 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    If you can’t buy conservation land, the next best thing is renting. Emily James of Robbins Rice Company scouts birds in a flooded rice field in Meridian on Friday. After being approached by the conservancy, Sutter County rice farmer John Brennan, co-owner of Robbins Rice, put in a bid for what it would be worth to him to flood a 100-acre plot with groundwater from one of his wells. Long-billed dowitchers forage in Meridian on Friday. Only 15 percent of wetlands normally found in the Central Valley will likely exist this fall, says Sandi Matsumoto, senior project director of a Nature…
  • Q&A: Does Sacramento face a future of water shortages?

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    Preventing future water shortages will require a three-pronged approach that includes investment in infrastructure; improving the balance between north state and south state needs; and addressing the projected effects of climate change. Huntington Lake appears as a river as it flows through the upper section of the lake whose levels have dropped dramatically due to extreme drought conditions Thursday, August 28, 2014. The boat rentals area at the Lakeshore resort is now high above the waterline and without boats as a result of the receding lake water because of the extreme drought.
  • Californians cut water use by 7.5 percent in July

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    California is still a long way from meeting Gov. Jerry Brown’s call for a 20 percent cut in water consumption during the drought, but it is making progress. In July, statewide water use dropped 7.5 percent, according to new data. Lawns at the state Capitol are being allowed to die to show residents the seriousness of the drought and to set an example of thrifty water use.
 
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    SacBee -- Health and Medicine

  • Think Sacramento is all about state workers? Health care sector is surging

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Sacramento has long been known as a state worker town. These days, it’s just as accurate to call it a health worker town. Chelsea Hallford is a newly hired nurse at Sutter Memorial Hospital. The health care job sector in the four-county Sacramento region has grown much faster than other major sectors. Chelsea Hallford, a newly hired nurse at Sutter Memorial, checks in on Britta Sharpe in the cardiac intensive care unit, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. The health care job sector in the four-county Sacramento region has grown much faster than other major sectors.
  • Kids' poisonings linked to anti-addiction medicine

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:15 pm
    An anti-addiction drug used to fight the nation's heroin and painkiller abuse epidemics poses a threat to young children who accidentally swallow relatives' prescriptions, a federal study says. Some children have died. FILE - In this March 11, 2013 file photo, Shavonne Bullock, a recovering heroin addict, holds a demonstration dose of the medication Suboxone during an appointment at the West Division Family Health Center in Chicago. Each dose is incorporated on a dissolvable film, which is placed below the tongue where is dissolves and is absorbed into the bloodstream. Suboxone helps suppress…
  • Sacramento County health report highlights STD’s, infant mortality, chronic disease

    13 Sep 2014 | 10:51 pm
    The county public health office’s 75-page study is an update for residents on their communal mental and physical health standings, based on data compiled between 2002 and 2013.
  • Jordana Steinberg’s story draws families’ attention to new childhood mood disorder

    13 Sep 2014 | 12:05 am
    Rene Clark, 54, a Folsom mother of three, learned of a newly identified severe childhood mental condition – called disruptive mood dysregulation disorder – which affects kids from 6 to 19 years old. Such a diagnosis could explain her daughter Kim’s inability to hold her angry moods in check and, importantly, signal an end to family turmoil. Jordana Steinberg, 20, daughter of state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg, recently shared her story in The Bee of coping with a severe childhood mood disorder.
  • FDA panel backs Novo Nordisk injection for obesity

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Federal health experts say a diabetes drug from Novo Nordisk should be approved for a new use in treating obesity.
 
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    SacBee -- Religion News

  • Sacramento church seeks donations of food, medical supplies for Ebola-stricken West Africa

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    An Ebola donation drive seeks medical supplies, non-perishable food and drinks, as well as cash to help West Africans and aid workers trying to stamp out the deadly virus.
  • Pastor pleads no contest in sex sting

    14 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    A Carmichael pastor caught in a prostitution sting has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor soliciting for prostitution, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. John Oselsky
  • Bible-based recovery center seeks to cure addiction among Sacramento’s Slavic youths

    11 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    Behind a locked gate on E Street in rural North Highlands, about a dozen young men pray to God to deliver them from addiction – part of the God Will Provide treatment regimen. Michael Kumansky, 20, at center, listens as one of the counselors leads Bible study as part of his substance-abuse rehabilitation at the God Will Provide center in North Highlands on March 24. Residents range in age from 18 to 29. They stay for six to nine months, often followed by a mission trip. Michael Kumansky, 20, takes his free time to read the Bible in his room as he continues drug rehabilitation at a God…
  • Congressman spreads gospel on Capitol Hill

    6 Aug 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Republican Rep. Steven Palazzo of Mississippi has found a way to inject new meaning into constituent service – by obliging a request to distribute Bibles to his colleagues in Congress, all 534 of them. Rep. Steve Palazzo of Mississippi
  • Sacramento Congo connection forms lasting roots

    27 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
    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 children through an African orphanage supported by Sacramento-area churches. Mateus Layton relaxes at Scotts Flat Lake. Mateus was adopted by Phil and Jaime Layton three years ago from an orphanage on the outskirts of Lubumbashi,…
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    SacBee -- Transportation

  • Update: Highway 50 downtown lanes reopen as weekend work ends early

    14 Sep 2014 | 3:19 pm
    All lanes on Highway 50 over the Pioneer Bridge downtown reopened as of 3 p.m. Sunday, Caltrans officials report, after nearly two days of major lane closures for freeway and bridge deck rehabilitation work. This aerial photograph shows a stretch of Highway 50, which is undergoing more rehabilitation. The work is causing extensive traffic delays.
  • Rail union members vote down BNSF proposal to cut train crew size

    13 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    A tentative agreement to reduce train crew size on one of the nation’s largest rail carriers has failed, according to the labor union whose members voted on it this week. BNSF crude oil trains meet at Galesburg, Ill., on Aug. 31, 2014. BNSF and other railroads have struggled to keep up with freight shipments, including record grain volumes and a growing amount of crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region. Federal regulators and lawmakers are monitoring the railroads' performance, while the industry is buying new locomotives, laying new track and hiring new employees to meet the…
  • Poor rail service threatens economy, shippers tell lawmakers

    13 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    Rail service backups from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest have the potential to slow the entire economy, several train-reliant industries told lawmakers Wednesday. BNSF crude oil trains meet at Galesburg, Ill., on Aug. 31, 2014. BNSF and other railroads have struggled to keep up with freight shipments, including record grain volumes and a growing amount of crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region. Federal regulators and lawmakers are monitoring the railroads' performance, while the industry is buying new locomotives, laying new track and hiring new employees to meet the increased demand.
  • Major Sacramento freeway lane closures planned

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Caltrans officials are warning drivers to expect traffic slowdowns and perhaps extended backups on Highway 50 in Sacramento and West Sacramento this weekend due to construction-related lane closures. Lanes also will be closed at night this weekend and early next week on Interstate 5 south of Sacramento to allow for removal of an old overpass. A stretch of Highway 50 near Sacramento.
  • Back-seat Driver: DMV touch screens: It’s like gambling!

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:56 pm
    They’ve thrown away the pencils and paper over at DMV. As of now in California, the old written driver license test is no more. The state Department of Motor Vehicles is now giving the test on touch screens in 120 of its 170 field offices.
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    SacBee -- Weather Report

  • Sacramento hot again before temperatures drop: ‘This ain’t Phoenix’

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    Sacramento’s early-September heat spell will continue Sunday, but by Monday temperatures should be back down to seasonal normals. The National Weather Service forecasts a local high of 99 degrees this afternoon, making this potentially the first day since midweek that the high won’t top 100. Saturday’s high downtown was 104 degrees, tying the record for that date. Larado Romo of Anti-Mortem from Oklahoma sings from the barricade over the audience at the Aftershock festival, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Discovery Park. Weather for the festival on Sunday is predicted to be…
  • Downtown Sacramento hits 104 degrees, ties record

    13 Sep 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Sacramento is in the midst of a mini heat wave.
  • Triple-digit temperatures Saturday and Sunday

    13 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Mother Nature apparently wants to remind us that summer doesn’t end for another nine days. Israel “Izzy” Dowd, of Folsom, left, Sophia Heredia, 5, and her parents, Tiffany Phelan Heredia and Darin Heredia, of Gold River, float down the American River.
  • Triple digit heat wave continues today and Saturday

    12 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    The heat wave in Northern California will continue through the weekend, with triple-digit temperatures forecast for the next two days, according to the National Weather Service. A man runs along the American River Parkway trail shared with bikes and walkers in Discovery Park. Jog early today as temperatures will climb to 100 degrees.
  • Sacramento expected to hit 100 degrees today, Friday and Saturday

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Autumn starts in less than two weeks, but it will feel like the middle of summer for the next three days in Northern California as temperatures reach triple digits, according to the National Weather Service.
 
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    SacBee -- California Forum

  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Wondering ‘what if' as US forces head back to the Middle East

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Had we the people not been so morally craven, we might have saved much treasure and blood. Had we had not been so panicked and credulous, America might not have created the vacuum into which this new threat now rushes.
  • Dan Morain: Tom McClintock should have no fear of losing re-election, except this is a weird year.

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Art Moore shouldn’t win, based on money, organization and experience. Then again, this is a weird year. Congressional challenger Art Moore, a Republican taking on Rep. Tom McClintock, speaks at Political Awareness Day at Sierra College in April.
  • Bruce Maiman: High school class reunion also an affirmation

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    I finally attended my high school reunion. Forty years. If they’d had any before, I hadn’t noticed, or cared. I simply moved on after graduation. Members of New York’s High School of Art & Design Class of 1974 celebrate their 40th reunion. Bruce Maiman is in blue shirt at center. From left, classmates Peter Tsatsaronis, Robert Nava, John Katamaris and Domenick Lorenzon, with Bruce Maiman, bottom right. Their art school in Manhattan was attended by kids from all over New York, from every color, economic and social strata. From left, Robert Trombley, Roy Aiuto, Domenick…
  • Vine to chalice

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    While Sacramento brands itself as the center of the farm-to-fork movement, parishioners at the midtown church I attend have similarly reconnected to the agricultural roots of the center of our worship and communal life, the sacramental wine. Pastor Leslie Welton thanks God for the abundance of the vineyard and the generosity of the Kirchhoff family, who own the vineyard. St. John’s Lutheran Church volunteers stomp grapes at a Clarksburg vineyard owned by longtime parishioners Craig and Nancy Kirchhoff. Clayton Kirchhoff helps St. John’s Lutheran Church volunteers harvest grapes…
  • Views on Food: California sets off international skirmish on olive oil standards

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Food historians like to say that if you follow the food, you will discover the history of the world. Indeed, wars have been fought over salt, herring and spices.
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    SacBee -- Letters to the Editor

  • EPA administrator a wise and learned man

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Re "Brown needs to answer EPA on impact of Delta tunnels" (Forum, Sept. 7): EPA regional administrator Jared Blumenfeld in his letter states what I have heard nobody else say, and he is dead-on. He indicates a decreased reliance on the Delta. The EPA also stated that a plan for "greater fresh water flows through the Delta" was needed.
  • Consistently careful approach?

    14 Sep 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Re "A careful approach on personal details" (Forum, Sept. 7): Agreed. The article on Jordana Steinberg and her family was respectful and sensitive, but where was the respect and sensitivity in the article on Debra Bowen six days later? It felt like I could have been reading the National Enquirer.
  • Emission benefits for high-speed rail

    14 Sep 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Re "An environmentalist makes the case for high-speed rail" (Forum, Aug. 31): I agree with the ideas in the article, except the estimate for annual carbon dioxide or CO2 emission benefits when the train is up and running between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Our governor has said that this train is more about connecting people, and I agree.
  • Legislated humanitarian aid?

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    Re "Paid sick leave a humane and sensible right" (Editorial, Aug. 28) and "Tesla lured with giant incentives" (Dan Morain, Sept. 7): The editorial board and progressive politicians easily conclude that California businesses have a moral, humanitarian obligation to provide paid sick leave. This is described as a basic worker's right: the right to be paid, for not working.
  • Discrepancy reporting mental health issues

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    Re "A careful approach on personal details" (Forum, Sept. 7): I notice a significant discrepancy in tone with two recent articles regarding mental health issues. The sensitivity Joyce Terhaar notes in Cynthia Craft's article about Jordana Steinberg's battle with childhood mood disorder was completely lacking in Patrick McGreevy's article about Secretary of State Debra Bowen's struggle with depression.
 
 
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    SacBee -- Agriculture

  • The front line in the olive oil war has been drawn in California

    8 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    There's a war over your salad dressing, and the front line has been drawn in California.
  • City Beat: Sacramento pursuing plan to allow urban farms

    8 Sep 2014 | 11:43 am
    From Valley View Acres, it all seems so peaceful, even the sprawl. This neighborhood is a thumb-shaped plot of ranches and small farms at the northern reaches of the city. It’s also the only place in this city of nearly a half-million people where you can keep livestock and run a farm. Chickens roam free in a south Sacramento backyard in 2012. City planners are working on a plan to allow urban farms in every corner of town. Ryan Lillis
  • Anderson: Bayer CropScience investing $80 million in West Sacramento campus

    3 Sep 2014 | 9:59 pm
    If you’re wondering whether the world’s crop science companies are listening to consumer demand for sustainable farming, look no farther than West Sacramento, where Bayer CropScience is investing $80 million toward developing products to naturally combat pests and diseases. Fermentation processes are sought to increase biopesticide volume while maintaining potency. A researcher works at the new Bayer CropScience research and development facility in West Sacramento on Wednesday. The global headquarters for the company’s Biologics unit is developing products to naturally…
  • Quake jolts, doesn't stop 2014 Napa harvest

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:21 pm
    The first pinot noir grapes of the season came in to Trefethen Family Vineyards as usual, glistening purple mounds stacked in white bins. In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, the broken glass remains of earthquake damaged library wines are shown in a bin at Saintsbury winery in Napa, Calif. Some losses from the Aug. 24th 6.0 earthquake can’t be fixed or replaced, like the “library wines,” bottles from past vintages, that were shattered. At the Saintsbury winery on the southern end of the Napa Valley, about half its library, or 400 bottles, shattered, which is a loss…
  • CSU Sacramento students teach aquaponics to Luther Burbank students

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:02 am
    Sacramento City Unified School District students are learning how to utilize aquaponics to produce plants, fruit and vegetables in an urban garden at Luther Burbank High School as a component of the Summer of Service program. Cheyene Keniston and Ryan Nowshiravan, Sacramento State seniors majoring in environmental studies, are leading a program at Luther Burbank High School that educates students on aquaponics systems and urban agriculture. Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture, the propagation of aquatic species in a large tank or pond, and hydroponics, the propagation of plants in a…
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    SacBee -- Business

  • Whitney Johnson taps edgy creativity for restaurant design

    14 Sep 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Somewhere inside Hook & Ladder, among the rustic wood paneling and industrial aluminum trim, Whitney Johnson has hidden a small dinosaur. The prehistoric beast could be embedded in a custom painting or serve as a magnet behind the bar. Designer Whitney Johnson puts together floral arraignments for a client. Johnson, 28, has designed interiors for Shady Lady, Pizzeria Urbano, and Bacon and Butter’s original location. The Hook & Ladder on S Street has a rustic flair that ties into California’s early history. Interior designer Whitney Johnson stains bar stools for client Goldfield…
  • Credit cards are back, but in a more sensible way

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    America’s torrid love affair with the credit card appears over. In its place is a less passionate, more stable relationship. Traditional credit card icons. (Todd Sumlin/Charlotte Observer/MCT)
  • Farm-to-Fork’s rapid growth stuns its Sacramento organizers

    14 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    In less than two years, the Sacramento region’s Farm-to-Fork event and related activities have grown rapidly, surprising even those who helped get it started. Prominent local chefs applaud as Mayor Kevin Johnson proclaims Sacramento “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital” at Cesar Chavez Park on Oct. 31, 2012. The second Farm-to-Fork Celebration is now in full swing. Tim Shea carries vegetables and fruit he bought at the Cesar Chavez Plaza farmers market last June. From its inception, Farm-to-Fork has been about those who grow and prepare the food, and organizers tout…
  • Claudia Buck: How college students can protect their stuff

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:05 am
    For students and young adults, living away from home means a lot of independence.
  • Business Calendar: Sacramento-area events for the week of Sept. 14, 2014

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Here are this week’s business events in the Sacramento region.
 
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    SacBee -- Small Business

  • Anderson: Entrepreneur, obstetrician report promising start for Mommy Water

    8 Sep 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Sacramento entrepreneur Evan DeMarco teams up with a local obstetrician, Dr. Victor Chan, to create a prenatal vitamin supplement that comes in packets like Crystal Light rather than the horse pills women have choked down for decades.
  • Anderson: Crest operators hit impasse on lease at historic Sacramento theater

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:37 am
    The operators of the Crest Theatre, including Sid Garcia-Heberger, have reached a negotiations impasse with their landlord and will end their management of K Street Mall landmark on Oct. 31, Garcia-Heberger said Monday. The operators of Sacramento's Crest Theatre said Monday that they have reached a negotiations impasse with their landlord and will end their management of the landmark building at 1013 K St. on Oct. 31.
  • Anderson: 2 designing women market artful linens to hotels, event planners, consumers

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:11 am
    Artist Maren Conrad and merchandising expert Elizabeth Wood are finding success with their “off-the-wall” idea, taking images from Conrad’s paintings and putting them on table linens and pillow covers. Elizabeth Wood and Maren Conrad say they want to add work from other artists, but they’ll keep the same color palette initially. That way, they say, hostesses can mix and match works from different artists and maybe spark some conversation. Elizabeth Wood and Maren Conrad launched Prosper Design Studio as a way to generate additional income and visibility for…
  • Anderson: Flywheel incubator dishing up creative stew for Sacramento

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:34 pm
    In just its second year, the Flywheel, a business incubator for artists, is becoming a force for creative collaboration in the Sacramento region.
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    SacBee -- Technology

  • Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:50 am
    The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family. FILE - In this April 22, 2014, file phot, Nassau County police officers enter a home in Long Beach, N.Y., in search of an armed killer, based on a phone call that turned out to be a hoax. Authorities say the dangerous and costly prank known as “swatting", is becoming increasingly popular among people who play combat games over live video feeds while thousands…
  • Tech giants shell out for game traffic

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Parents like “Minecraft” because it can be a creative outlet for their children. Teachers like the game because it can bring lessons to life. And Microsoft likes the game so much that the tech giant wants to buy the parent company of “Minecraft” for more than $2billion. A gamer plays an enlarged version of the popular “Minecraft." Microsoft is trying to buy the game’s parent firm for $2 billion.
  • Apple unveils smartwatch, bets on wearable devices

    10 Sep 2014 | 11:26 am
    Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch Tuesday, introducing a device that transplants the features of an iPhone onto a smaller screen that's never more than an arm's length away. Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the new Apple Watch and iPhone 6 on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif. Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new Apple Watch on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif. Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the new Apple Watch on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif. Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino,…
  • GE, home appliance pioneer, gives up on consumers

    8 Sep 2014 | 8:51 pm
    General Electric, a household name for more than a century in part for making households easier to run, is leaving the home. FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2012 file photo provided by General Electric, GE CEO and Chairman Jeff Immelt, stands in front of a jet engine during the Mind + Machines 2012 event in San Francisco. The sale of the company's appliance division, announced Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, is the latest in a long string of moves by GE to shift its focus away from consumers and toward the manufacturing of giant, complex industrial machines such as aircraft engines, locomotives, gas-fired…
  • Microsoft revamps MSN to flow across devices

    8 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    Microsoft is giving its MSN news service a crisper look, new lifestyle tools and seamless syncing across devices. This screen shot provided by Microsoft shows its new MSN news portal. Microsoft is giving its MSN news portal a crisper look, new lifestyle tools and seamless syncing across devices. This screen shot provided by Microsoft shows a reverse sliding lunge instructional video on MSN's health and fitness site. Microsoft is giving its MSN news portal a crisper look, new lifestyle tools and seamless syncing across devices. This screen shot provided by Microsoft shows its new MSN news…
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    SacBee -- Views on Food

  • Views on Food: California sets off international skirmish on olive oil standards

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Food historians like to say that if you follow the food, you will discover the history of the world. Indeed, wars have been fought over salt, herring and spices.
  • Views on Food: Dealing with the drought and rising food prices

    3 Aug 2014 | 12:20 am
    Regardless of the cause or whether you’re buying food from California, it’s easy to see that prices are going up. A recent report from the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences predicts relatively small drought-related food price increases. “Certainly there are exceptions. If we have another dry year, which is in the cards, then we’ll see more of an impact,” said Richard Howitt, the report’s author. Buying fresh produce in season is one way to deal with higher food prices. Produce in season is more plentiful and should be reasonably priced.
  • Views on Food: Outsmarting the drought

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Despite no rainfall the first four months of Shahar Caspi’s second season of raising food for his neighbors, water usage dropped 30 percent and yields increased. So, how does he do it? Shahar Caspi and his dog Maggie walk through a cherry orchard in Oregon House last week. To plant the trees, Caspi filled holes with water just once and allowed them to drain. He then added his mulch mix and then the tree. “They won’t need water for many, many months,” the Israeli-born farmer said. Caspi also tends the gardens of about 50 neighbors. Shahar Caspi This greenhouse full…
  • Nicholas D. Kristof: The unhealthy meat market

    13 Mar 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Our industrial food system is unhealthy, and it can be ghastly for the animals and humans it touches. Nicholas D. Kristof
  • Views on Food: Tending the concept of urban agriculture

    9 Mar 2014 | 12:30 am
    Here in the “Farm to Fork” capital, everyone would like to see fewer vacant lots and more urban vegetable gardens. Ron Rutherford started a community garden in January 2013 with his own money on a lot at Sixth Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard in Sacramento. He hopes to make food available to Oak Park residents and teach youths skills to be self-sufficient. Rutherford shows off his snow peas. Ron Rutherford’s community garden includes purple cabbage, foreground, among its 12 varieties of vegetables. Sacramento, the “Farm to Fork” capital, has at least a…
 
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    SacBee -- Ask Emily

  • Ask Emily: Changes ahead for dental coverage under Obamacare

    9 Sep 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Covered California will be offering optional, stand-alone dental plans for adults and families next year, though they won’t be available when open enrollment begins on Nov. 15. Look for them in early 2015, before open enrollment ends, a spokesman says. Emily Bazar writes for the CHCF Center for Health Reporting, answering questions about the Affordable Care Act. Read all her columns at sacbee.com/askemily.
  • Ask Emily: Does Covered California really have you covered?

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:26 pm
    A worrisome trend is emerging among some Californians who thought they were safe and secure under Covered California: Their plans are being canceled without consent and sometimes without notice. Emily Bazar writes for the CHCF Center for Health Reporting, answering questions about the Affordable Care Act. Read all her columns at sacbee.com/askemily.
  • Ask Emily: Change and no change at Covered California health insurance exchange

    12 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    I’m sure you’ve heard that premiums for plans sold through our health insurance exchange, Covered California, will go up an average of 4.2 percent next year. Just remember, “average” means just that. Your premium increase (or decrease in some cases) will depend on a variety of factors. Emily Bazar writes for the CHCF Center for Health Reporting, answering questions about the Affordable Care Act. Read all her columns at sacbee.com/askemily.
  • Ask Emily: Big bills lurk in specialty drug category

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Ask Emily is a biweekly column by Emily Bazar of the CHCF Center for Health Reporting, answering questions about the Affordable Care Act. Read all her columns at sacbee.com/askemily Emily Bazar writes for the CHCF Center for Health Reporting, answering questions about the Affordable Care Act. Read all her columns at sacbee.com/askemily.
  • Ask Emily: Medi-cal renewals: Another backlog on horizon?

    17 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Let’s start with some good news (because everything is relative): The backlog of Medi-Cal applications that I called “monumental” last month is now merely “massive.” Emily Bazar writes for the CHCF Center for Health Reporting, answering questions about the Affordable Care Act. Read all her columns at sacbee.com/askemily.
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    SacBee -- Folsom/El Dorado News

  • Murder case plays on death of ex-wife

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:36 am
    A macabre murder trial opens this week on the second floor of the white marble courthouse in Placerville. On its face, it involves a pair of scissors, a wrenching struggle and a mother of three young children getting stabbed to death. Todd Winkler, right, appears in a Placerville courtroom in October 2012 with his defense attorney, David Weiner. Rachel Winkler holds her daughters Ariel, left, and Eva. Winkler was fatally stabbed in her Cameron Park home in 2012. Don Hatfield, Rachel Winkler’s father, helps his granddaughters Eva, left, and Ariel with learning activities in his home in…
  • Reward offered in theft of church’s equipment from Folsom school

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Folsom police have announced a reward for information in the theft of audio and visual equipment from a storage container on the Folsom Middle School campus.
  • Mountain lion prompts lock down at El Dorado Hills school

    11 Sep 2014 | 7:57 pm
    A mountain lion in an El Dorado Hills business park prompted a brief lock down at a nearby elementary school Thursday morning.
  • UPDATE: Police: Two people missing from Folsom retirement home found

    11 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    Folsom police report that two people with medical problems who were reported missing Thursday morning from a retirement home near Wales Drive and Natoma Street have been found. Harriet Ensrud, 92, reported missing by the Folsom Police Department Steven Gallagher, 63, reported missing by the Folsom Police Department
  • Frentzen wins special El Dorado supervisorial race

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    Shiva Frentzen, a Cameron Park computer services consultant, was cruising to victory Tuesday night in a special election to replace ousted El Dorado County supervisor Ray Nutting. Shiva Frentzen is embraced by daughter Angela, 19, left, while husband Jeff Frentzen refreshes his computer for updated results at Zach Jack’s restaurant Cameron Park in Tuesday’s special election to replace ousted District 2 Supervisor Ray Nutting in El Dorado County. Jennifer Nutting looks at results with 30 percent of the ballots counted with her son Chase Nutting, 11, at Mike’s Grill in…
 
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    SacBee -- State Pensions

  • CalPERS seeks safer path but can’t eliminate investment risk

    23 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    The nation’s largest public pension fund has reduced its holdings in hedge funds in recent months and is examining whether it should pare back its investments in commodities and possibly other asset classes.
  • CalPERS’ pension rules would OK 99 types of extra pay to count toward pensions

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:02 am
    More than a year after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law he said would tamp down pension spiking, the state’s biggest public pension fund is on the verge of adopting rules critics say would undermine its intent. A courtyard at CalPERS’ Sacramento headquarters
  • New charges filed against Villalobos in CalPERS corruption case

    7 Aug 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Former CalPERS board member Alfred Villalobos was indicted Thursday on bribery and other charges as the federal government broadened its case against the businessman at the center of the biggest scandal in memory at the giant pension fund. Alfred Villalobos, above, and former CalPERS CEO Fred Buenrostro, next photo, are the targets of a lawsuit filed by federal securities regulators.
  • CalPERS, CalSTRS report 18 percent profit on investments

    15 Jul 2014 | 12:13 am
    Continuing to claw their way back from the 2008 market crash, California’s two giant public pension funds said Monday they each earned more than 18 percent on their investments in the just-ended fiscal year. Rob Feckner
  • Ex-CalPERS chief admits receiving $200,000 in bribes in paper bag, shoebox

    11 Jul 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Fred Buenrostro, who ran the nation’s largest public pension fund from 2002 to 2008, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a charge of conspiracy to commit bribery and fraud. He has agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors as they pursue charges against his longtime friend, Nevada businessman Alfred Villalobos, a former CalPERS board member. Fred Buenrostro Al Villalobos
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    SacBee -- Sacramento City News

  • FoodStock pig roast attracts 900 to West Sacramento

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:27 am
    The scent of sizzling pork and the spirit of community wafted around Raley Field on Sunday afternoon. FoodStock, hosted by Mulvaney’s B&L restaurant and a collective of local chefs, helped usher in two weeks of celebrations of Sacramento as “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital” with a pig roast for 900 people. A 20 pound pig roasts near the entrance of Raley Field on Sunday afternoon.
  • Site near Citrus Heights’ civic center offered for new city hall

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Citrus Heights’ officials say an offer of property near the city’s civic center as the site for a new city hall may lessen opposition to a plan that would allow Dignity Health to build a medical office building on the current city hall site at Greenback Lane and Fountain Square Drive.
  • Think Sacramento is all about state workers? Health care sector is surging

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Sacramento has long been known as a state worker town. These days, it’s just as accurate to call it a health worker town. Chelsea Hallford is a newly hired nurse at Sutter Memorial Hospital. The health care job sector in the four-county Sacramento region has grown much faster than other major sectors. Chelsea Hallford, a newly hired nurse at Sutter Memorial, checks in on Britta Sharpe in the cardiac intensive care unit, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. The health care job sector in the four-county Sacramento region has grown much faster than other major sectors.
  • City Beat: Fires plague American River Parkway this summer

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    There are sections of the American River Parkway that look like another planet. Firefighters battle fast-moving flames Saturday on the American River Parkway near Cal Expo. A fire near the fairgrounds on July Fourth burned 40 acres. A nearby blaze on the bike trail July 15 shut the Capital City Freeway for 20 minutes. Firefighters work to protect a structure near a fast-moving grass fire that erupted Aug. 2 on the American River Parkway near Cal Expo. Ryan Lillis
  • Missing Curtis Park woman found in Oregon

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:31 pm
    A Christian Brothers High School volleyball coach in Sacramento, missing since Wednesday, has been found in Klamath Falls, Oregon, Sacramento police reported Sunday night. Florian Tria
 
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    SacBee -- Yolo County News

  • Psychologist details Davis murder suspect’s hateful thoughts

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:49 pm
    In two interviews spanning six hours in August, Daniel Marsh offered a state clinical psychologist a disturbing view into his deeply troubled mind. Daniel Marsh, a defendant in the 2013 slayings of an elderly Davis couple, told of homicidal thoughts, a counselor said.
  • LowBrau owners plan West Sacramento eatery, beer garden

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    The owners of midtown’s LowBrau are eyeing a project that will bring a new set of food and drink options to West Sacramento’s riverfront.
  • Feds to help fund Broadway Bridge planning

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:33 pm
    The city of West Sacramento has been awarded a $1.5 million federal transportation grant for planning work for a local traffic bridge it and the city of Sacramento hope to build over the Sacramento River just south of the Highway 50 Pioneer Bridge. Anglers ply the waters of the Sacramento River near Miller park. A proposed bridge connecting West Sacramento and Sacramento would be constructed near that location, south of the Pioneer Bridge.
  • Counselor: Daniel Marsh said he tried suicide, thought about homicide

    9 Sep 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Daniel Marsh told an emergency nurse in the months before the April 2013 stabbing deaths of an elderly Davis couple that he had tried to end his life on three separate occasions. The Davis teen's growing anger and ever-increasing thoughts of suicide, homicide and torture alarmed a school counselor enough to alert officials of a possible threat to fellow students and call police. Daniel Marsh, 17, awaits the start of his trial on Tuesday in Woodland, where his defense attorney described him as a disturbed boy who fought depression and violent thoughts.
  • Trial starts for teen charged in stabbing deaths of Davis couple

    9 Sep 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Daniel William Marsh described the April night that ended in the violent deaths of an elderly Davis couple to detectives in a voice at times clear, at other times a mumble, but all horrific. Daniel Marsh, 17, awaits the start of his trial on Tuesday in Woodland, where his defense attorney described him as a disturbed boy who fought depression and violent thoughts. Deputy Public Defender Ronald Johnson presents opening statements in the Daniel Marsh double-homicide trial Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 in Yolo Superior Court in Woodland. The 17-year-old from Davis, is being tried as an adult in…
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    SacBee -- State Politics

  • Field Poll: California Democrats leading in all statewide offices

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    California’s nonpartisan race for schools chief, which pits incumbent Tom Torlakson against fellow Democrat and former charter schools executive Marshall Tuck, is shaping up as the marquee matchup of the fall ballot, according to the latest Field Poll. Marshall Tuck holds a slight edge over incumbent Tom Torlakson in the race for state superintendent of public instruction. State schools chief Tom Torlakson meets with parents in Sacramento to talk about Common Core Standards on January 8, 2014.
  • Bowen vows to press on as election nears

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    Secretary of State Debra Bowen was in the office Monday, two days after her struggles with depression became public, making clear that she intends to oversee November balloting and finish out her term as California’s chief elections officer. “For me, I’ve never let depression be the winner,” says Secretary of State Debra Bowen.
  • Complaints of favoritism in California Senate surface in robbery trial

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    While the state Senate has yet to make public the results of an investigation of nepotism complaints, three Senate employees recently testified in Sacramento Superior Court that the son of the Senate’s personnel director routinely received special treatment during the years he worked there. Gerardo Lopez walks back into court to testify on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Joseph Merjil died in a December 2012 gunfight outside the home of Gerardo Lopez. Photograph courtesy Meril family. Gerardo Lopez, former sergeant-at-arms for the California Senate
  • Field Poll: Obama’s popularity dives to record low in California

    3 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    Only 45 percent of California voters hold a favorable view of Obama’s job performance, according to a new Field Poll released today, down 5 percentage points from June and dropping below 50 percent for the first time since late 2011. Disapproval climbed to 43 percent. President Barack Obama makes a statement in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on May 30, 2014.
  • California plastic bag ban stalls in Assembly

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    A proposed statewide ban on single-use plastic bags stalled in the California Assembly on Monday, a crucial stumble for one of the of most heavily lobbied fights of the current legislative session. Margo Rasteiro, of El Dorado Hills, with the Clean Seas Coalition takes a break from educating the public about the waste plastic bags and other products produce on Thursday, May 21, 2009.
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    SacBee -- Elections

  • Field Poll: Views of Congress remain in the doldrums

    13 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    California voters continue to harbor exceedingly negative views of the work conducted by Congress and, in a major development, feelings about their own House representatives have turned sour, according to the latest Field Poll.
  • Poll: Few know California GOP governor candidate

    12 Sep 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Democratic incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown has a strong lead over his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, in a new statewide poll released Friday, but 1 in 4 likely voters could not even identify Kashkari, demonstrating the challenge he faces in selling himself to voters this November. FILE -- In this Sept. 4, 2014 file photo, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, left, shakes hands with Republican challenger Neel Kashkari before a gubernatorial debate in Sacramento, Calif. A new poll on California’s governors race finds that Brown maintains a strong lead over Kashkari and that few voters…
  • Candidates for California elections chief tout experience

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Republican Pete Peterson and Democrat Alex Padilla, the two candidates for California secretary of state, promised Thursday at a Sacramento forum to shake up a post that has been criticized for falling behind the times. Pete Peterson, left, and Sen. Alex Padilla, the two candidates for secretary of state, discuss their ideas for the office Thursday at a Sacramento forum. “There are a lot of comparable ideas and priorities,” Padilla said later. Padilla, center, is a Democrat, and Peterson, right, is a Republican. Both candidates said the secretary of state should remain a…
  • VIDEO: Neel Kashkari scripts scene with Tesla and paper bags to poke Brown

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    Republican Neel Kashkari, seeking to capitalize on the Brown administration’s failure to persuade Tesla Motors Inc. to build a battery factory in California – and also seeking publicity – arrived at the Capitol in a Tesla on Wednesday, berating Gov. Jerry Brown for economic policies he said hurt business.
  • Support plummets for California health initiatives

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:10 am
    Support for a pair of health-related ballot initiatives is eroding, though a large portion of voters remain undecided eight weeks before the Nov. 4 election, according to the latest Field Poll.
 
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    SacBee -- Capitol and California

  • California poised to restrict groundwater pumping

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:25 am
    California – long considered the “Wild West” where groundwater is concerned – appears poised for major changes. Three laws recently passed by the Legislature give local agencies broad power to restrict groundwater pumping when necessary and even impose criminal penalties and fines equivalent to a misdemeanor. A water pump supported by a concrete pad that once sat directly on the ground is now elevated about four inches due to land subsidence caused by heavy groundwater pumping. Tommy Hutchinson reacts as muddy water gushes out of a water well pipe as he and Angel…
  • See what military gear your law enforcement agency has received

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:02 am
    Controversy erupted in Davis this summer over its police department’s recent acquisition of a surplus armored vehicle from the Pentagon. But did you know Citrus Heights and South Lake Tahoe also received high-powered mine-resistant vehicles? The Davis Police Department recently acquired a $689,000 mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle at no cost from the military, part of a federal program that lets the Defense Department dole out excess military equipment to law enforcement agencies.
  • Dan Walters: Brown dons rose-tinted glasses for his look backward

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Jerry Brown recalls a rosy 1950s that doesn’t comport with reality. The decade may have worked well for the pampered son of a prominent political family whose father, Pat Brown, was attorney general and soon to become governor. But for many people, it was a tough time.
  • S&P: California recovers growth with tax increases

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Rising income inequality has led to slowing tax revenue growth in California, but the state has responded by increasing its top marginal tax rate, causing its growth rate to accelerate after 2009, according to a new study released Monday by credit rating agency Standard & Poor's.
  • The Buzz: California state scientists OK short-term contract

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:19 pm
    After rejecting Gov. Jerry Brown’s first contract offer, California’s state scientists have overwhelmingly approved a second deal with the administration. The final tally of votes by members of the California Association of Professional Scientists: 1,171 in favor and 177 opposed. About half the union’s members voted. California’s state scientists have overwhelmingly approved a second contract offer from the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown. The vote was 1,171 in favor and 177 opposed.
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  • The Buzz: California state scientists OK short-term contract

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:19 pm
    After rejecting Gov. Jerry Brown’s first contract offer, California’s state scientists have overwhelmingly approved a second deal with the administration. The final tally of votes by members of the California Association of Professional Scientists: 1,171 in favor and 177 opposed. About half the union’s members voted. California’s state scientists have overwhelmingly approved a second contract offer from the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown. The vote was 1,171 in favor and 177 opposed.
  • The Buzz: Jerry Brown calls for service in a “screwed up” world.

    12 Sep 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Brown lauds 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps Gov. Jerry Brown, seen leaving a San Francisco event Friday, started the state Civilian Conservation Corps in 1976.
  • The Buzz: Battle for Senate rages in GOP-friendly Orange County

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:40 pm
    There may not have been a lot of agreement in a state Senate debate this week between Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen, a Republican, and a former Democratic assemblyman from Santa Ana, Jose Solorio. Jose Solorio, D-Santa Ana, a former assemblyman seen in 2008, debated Republican Janet Nguyen in a race that could make or break a Democratic supermajority.
  • The Buzz: Neel Kashkari scripts scene with Tesla and paper bags to poke Brown

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    Republican Neel Kashkari, seeking to capitalize on the Brown administration’s failure to persuade Tesla Motors Inc. to build a battery factory in California – and also seeking publicity – arrived at the Capitol in a Tesla on Wednesday, berating Gov. Jerry Brown for economic policies he said hurt business.
  • The Buzz: Doug Ose unveils coalition of Democratic supporters

    9 Sep 2014 | 4:52 pm
    As part of an effort to bolster his bipartisan bona fides, Republican Doug Ose on Tuesday announced a coalition of Democrats supporting him instead of freshman Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove.
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    SacBee -- Real Estate

  • Sacramento housing market continues to cool off

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Sacramento’s housing market continued to cool off in August, with fewer properties changing hands and prices holding steady from the month before. The number of homes sold in Sacramento County last month dropped almost 18 percent from the year before, according to figures released Thursday by real estate information service CoreLogic DataQuick.
  • Ringleader of foreclosure scam sentenced to 35 years in prison

    3 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    A former Southern California man, described as the ringleader of one of the largest foreclosure rescue scams in the nation, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Sacramento to 35 years in prison.
  • Lake Tahoe’s viking castle is being restored with support from nonprofit groups

    3 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    Vikingsholm, the 1920s Scandinavian-style “castle” on Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay, is undergoing extensive renovations thanks to two nonprofit foundations. It’s part of a larger movement by private groups to care for state parks the state can’t take care of. Vikingsholm castle, located on Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay, was built by wealthy heiress Lora J. Knight in the late 1920s. Mrs. Knight carefully chose the furnishings of Vikingsholm on journeys to Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. Guests are greeted by "Selma," the clock in the entry hall of Vikingsholm…
  • Napa’s 6.0 rumbler brings up another queasy topic: Earthquake insurance

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    In earthquake-prone California, a surprising number of homeowners and businesses don’t carry any earthquake insurance. In the aftermath of Napa’s 6.0 rumbler, the cost of cleanup, rebuilding and business interruption – with or without insurance – is becoming uncomfortably clear for many. Onlooker take photographs of a collapsed parking structure trapping many cars at the Charter Oaks Apartments after a 6.0 earthquake Sunday August 24, 2014 in Napa. Dave Falk cleans up his mother's, Raye Falk, mobile home after a 6.0 earthquake at the Napa Valley Mobile Home Park,…
  • Sacramento federal court jury acquits 4 in local mortgage fraud case

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:35 am
    In an unprecedented trial, four persons charged with mortgage fraud were acquitted Friday by a jury in Sacramento federal court after defense attorneys argued the real culprits are the so-called “victim lenders.”
 
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    SacBee -- Cycling

  • Parathlete Jamie Whitmore keeps her eye on a prize

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:24 am
    If her eye is on the prize, champion paracyclist Jamie Whitmore will devote her all toward securing it. That’s what the 38-year-old Sacramentan did to earn one of her latest achievements – an ESPY Award as the best female athlete with a disability. Whitmore helps son Ryder down a hill in the Elk Grove Bike Park last month. The longtime athlete overcame a bout with a rare form of cancer, which led to the loss of her being able to use her lower left leg. Jamie Whitmore and her twin sons, Christian, left, and Ryder, ride bikes last month in Elk Grove. Below, she and Ryder say a prayer…
  • West Sacramento embraces cyclocross

    4 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    The West Sacramento Cyclocross Grand Prix will take place on the waterfront. Emily Kachorek, a Sacramento-based pro cyclist shown training here a year ago, helped organize Saturday’s competition. Emily Kachorek and other cyclocross enthusiasts hope the West Sacramento Grand Prix is designated as a UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale, the worldwide governing body for bike racing).
  • New California cycling law goes into effect

    3 Sep 2014 | 9:10 am
    State road safety officials are warning drivers to be on the lookout for children on bikes with the start of the new school year. The California Highway Patrol also points out that the new state law requiring drivers to give cyclists three feet of space when passing goes into effect in two weeks, on Sept. 16. Sac Cycling
  • Jerry Brown gets bill to OK local fees for bicycle facilities

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Californians could vote to tax themselves to build bike paths, bike parking and other bicycle facilities under a bill heading to Gov. Jerry Brown. A bicyclist rides in a bike lane on Wednesday July 09, 2014 in Washington, DC.
  • 116-mile Tahoe-area bike trail wins award

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:18 pm
    A Reno-based group helping to build a 116-mile bike trail in Nevada and California will be honored todaywith a federal Green Transportation Award.
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    SacBee -- Outdoors

  • Fishing Line: Week of Sept. 8, 2014

    8 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    The Delta region continues to be hot in this week’s top picks.
  • Fresh Tracks: Up and away on Mount Tamalpais

    4 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    No need to rush through Muir Woods and Mount Tamalpais. Take time to appreciate the green world. Most visitors to Muir Woods stick to the Main Trail and the short, level outcroppings from it. The place is typically packed. This is the entrance to Muir Woods National Monument, which is the start of the Main Trail loop in Mill Valley. Visitors walk and relax last month among the vertical majesty of 500-year-old redwoods in Cathedral Grove in Muir Woods, the starting point for a 6.5-mile hike on Mount Tamalpais. Visitors, from a bench off the Main Trail, check out the vertical majesty of the big…
  • A top view of changing colors

    3 Sep 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Editor’s note: Here’s one of our favorite fall foliage hikes in Northern California, written by The Bee’s Matt Kawahara in a story first published in September 2010. A visitor, above, is surrounded by color as fall foliage descends on the Hope Valley near Sorensen’s Resort. At right, another visitor pans for gold near Sorensen’s Resort, finding mostly golden leaves in early October 2006. Leaves will turn colors first at higher elevations before trees in the valley. Sorensen’s Resort takes up to 100 calls a day asking when fall foliage is at its peak.
  • The best places to take your rod and reel

    3 Sep 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Trout and salmon anglers come from across the country to the Sacramento area with rods, reels and lures in hand, trying to snag a West Coast trophy of their own. A pair of fisherman head out by boat on Folsom Lake, which holds several varieties of bass, trout, king salmon and other fish.
  • Wild pigs are rough on land but fun to hunt

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Editor’s note: This story was originally published in April 2010. Wild pig overpopulation continues to be a problem in many parts of California, especially the Central Coast. Phillip Loughlin uses his binoculars to check a ridge for wild pigs while Holly Heyser looks for tracks on private land in the Lincoln foothills. They were brought in by property owner John Poswall to hunt and kill wild pigs that have been ravaging Poswall’s land.
 
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    SacBee -- Art

  • Best of Second Saturday: Victoria Dalkey's picks for September

    13 Sep 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Sacramento art critic Victoria Dalkey recommends five exhibits to see on the Second Saturday art walk “Running Away” by Mark Emerson at JayJay Maija Peeples-Bright’s “Beast Given a Big Hand” at b. sakata garo “The Jhanas,” Dixie Laws, Axis Gallery “343 Dresses: The Chromatic Convergence Project” Mary Younakof, Verge Center for the Arts.
  • Northern California art shows fill up the fall

    4 Sep 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Several exciting exhibitions loom on the horizon this fall at regional art museums. “El Tamalito del Hoyo,” an oil painting from 1959 by Roberto Chavez, is among the works in a coming exhibit at the Crocker.
  • Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues dies at 86

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Celebrated Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues, whose "Mole" armchair is among the most iconic pieces of Brazilian mid-century design, has died. He was 86 years old.
  • Alex Bult Gallery showcases sculpture collected by Sacramento artists

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:48 pm
    The Alex Bult Gallery departs from its schedule of one-person shows with an exhibit of sculptures from three collections. “Falstaff’ by Robert Mallary, from the Wayne Thiebaud Foundation collection, is on exhibit at the Alex Bult Gallery. “Untitled” by Mark Di Suvero, circa 2003, is from the collection of the Wayne Thiebaud Foundation. It is part of the sculpture exhibit at the Alex Bult Gallery through Sept. 6.
  • Anderson: Mural project gets closer to goal of brightening underbelly of Sacramento’s W-X freeway

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:10 am
    Tre Borden, Sofia Lacin and Hennessy Christophel are nearly two-thirds of the way toward funding their $150,000 Bright Underbelly project, a mural project that will put a 70,000-square-foot image on the underbelly of the W-X freeway. Sofia Lacin and Hennessy Christophel created this computer image spruce up the drab underside of the W-X freeway.
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    SacBee -- Restaurants

  • Dining review: Old-school Japanese done with integrity at Nagato Sukiyaki

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    When Nagato Sukiyaki opened for business on Dec. 23, 1970, it was a true mom-and-pop operation – plus two young boys, making the restaurant a home away from home. The variety and quality of sushi is impressive. Broiled eel anyone? The unagi don is served over rice and accompanied by pickled daikon. To its credit, Nagato has been showcasing local craft beer, including choices from Auburn Alehouse that pair nicely with much of the menu, including sushi. Light, crisp and flaky and delicious, the tempura is one of the highlights at Nagato Sukiyaki restaurant, which has been around since…
  • Counter culture: Keep your cool at this al fresco trio

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    While you wait for Sacramento temperatures to drop, here are tips of where to dine al fresco. Turkey pot pie is a solid hit at MoMo’s, across from AT&T Park. A Belgian waffle topped with fresh berries is among the menu’s enticements at the Village Corner Bistro in Carmel. Seabass sandwich with slaw is served at at Jake’s on the Lake in Tahoe City.
  • Counter Culture: Tres Hermanas to the rescue

    10 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Family’s restaurant brings Mexico to midtown Sacramento. A mole sauce-covered chicken enchilada and shredded-beef crisp taco share a plate with rice and refried beans. In the background are carnitas, guacamole and salsa.
  • Dining review: Thunder Valley's High Steaks high on quality - and price

    7 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Two of the three best steaks I’ve had in recent memory were at High Steaks, the upscale steakhouse inside the massive Thunder Valley Casino complex in Lincoln. The bone-in rib eye pairs nicely with a peppery glass of cabernet sauvignon. Oysters Rockefeller, a crispy and rich classic done very well. The first impression is a good one: an elegantly displayed serving of delicious bread. The panko and Parmesan crust on the oysters is crispy and tasty, offset by the tender richness of the oysters and spinach beneath.
  • Counter Culture: Tight quarters, overflowing tastes at Rey Azteca in Carmichael

    4 Sep 2014 | 7:09 pm
    This Carmichael restaurant may be small, but its menu is big. Crispy shrimp in citrus sauce with cilantro-lime rice and black beans was enjoyed by The Bee’s Allen Pierleoni and two pals. The stuffed poblano chili comes with refried beans and Spanish rice. Fish-shrimp cerviche is marinated in lime juice and served with crisp tostadas.
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    SacBee -- Appetizers Blog

  • Sacramento’s ‘it girl’ of restaurant design seeking interns

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Sunday’s cover story in Feast focused on Whitney Johnson, who’s described as the current maven of Sacramento restaurant design. Her clients include some of the most buzzed about bars and eateries in town, including Shady Lady, Hook & Ladder, Grange Hotel and its Citizen Restaurant, and a much anticipated barbershop and bar coming to the R Street corridor.
  • Miguel Unzueta, patriarch of Caballo Blanco restaurant, dies at age 88

    14 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    A staple of Mexican food in south Sacramento has lost its patriarch, Miguel Unzueta, the owner and founder of Caballo Blanco restaurant. He died Friday at age 88. Owner and patriarch Miguel Unzueta, shown at the Caballo Blanco restaurant in south Sacramento on March 29, 2011, died Friday.
  • Price slashed for Broderick Roadhouse’s ‘Off the Bridge’ dinner

    12 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    Even at $75, the Broderick Roadhouse “Off the Bridge” dinner scheduled for Sept. 28 was a relative deal. The multi-course meal on the final day of Sacramento’s “Farm-to-Fork Week” celebrations was designed as a more affordable alternative to the $175 Tower Bridge dinner that same day - not to mention some relief from the abundance of pricey farm dinners held regularly throughout the region.
  • LowBrau owners plan West Sacramento eatery, beer garden

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    The owners of midtown’s LowBrau are eyeing a project that will bring a new set of food and drink options to West Sacramento’s riverfront.
  • Free pizza for life? Turn a pizza box into art

    11 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Over the decades, pizza takeout boxes from pizzerias nationwide have been adorned with surprisingly intricate art. Some boxes depict involved scenes showing pizza-makers at work in their kitchens, for instance; others are covered in scenes displaying everyday life in Italian villages. Tony Gemignani’s “The Pizza Bible” goes on sale Oct. 21.
 
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    SacBee -- Movies

  • 'No Good Deed' defeats 'Guardians' at theaters

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:40 am
    It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat "Guardians of the Galaxy" at movie theaters. FILE - This Jan. 4, 2014 file photo shows actor Idris Elba at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs, Calif. The Sony thriller “No Good Deed,” which stars Elba as an escaped convict and Taraji P. Henson as the innocent he terrorizes, opened on top of the box office with $24.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. This photo released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows a scene from the film, "Dolphin Tale 2." The…
  • Noomi Rapace has ‘The Drop’ on tough lives

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Here is Noomi Rapace, the original Swedish “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” analyzing the fictional world of working-class poverty and crime that novelist (“Mystic River,” “Shutter Island,” “Gone Baby Gone”) Dennis Lehane creates. Tom Hardy is Bob and Noomi Rapace is Nadia in “The Drop.”
  • Movie review: 'Dolphin Tale' sequel holds interest for younger viewers

    11 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    You might have thought “Dolphin Tale,” the sleeper hit kids’ film of a few falls back, was a complete, compact and uplifting story that didn’t really need a second act. Winter the dolphin needs the help of her human pals, played by Nathan Gamble and Cozi Zuehlsdorff, in “Dolphin Tale 2.”
  • Mathematical minds multiply at Toronto film fest

    9 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
    In the Stephen Hawking biopic "The Theory of Everything," two college girls rush into a '60s-era Cambridge party before the sight of the attendees stops them in their tracks. Eddie Redmayne, from left, and James Marsh and Felicity Jones attend the premiere for "The Theory of Everything" on day 4 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Toronto.
  • Family Watch: ‘The Identical’ throws no dirt on legend of Elvis

    4 Sep 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Current films are reviewed each week to provide parents a guide to decide what may be appropriate to younger viewers Blake Rayne stars in “The Identical.” Pierce Brosnan, 12 years removed from being the face of the James Bond franchise, is back as a spy in “The November Man.”
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    SacBee -- Night Life

  • Sacramento Comedy Festival unleashes nine nights of laughs

    11 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Brian Crall’s Comedy Spot in the MARRS building at 20th and J streets sits firmly in the heart of midtown, which for some has become the heart of it all. Comics “from all over” will be at the annual comedy festival, says organizer Brian Crall, above. Trenton Davis was last year’s grand prize winner at the festival, and this year will perform as part of the semifinals.
  • Cyclists take to Sacramento streets in Lunar Lunacy ride

    7 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The nighttime fun ride benefits youth programs of the Society for the Blind and other charities. Bicyclists can ride through the moonlit streets of Sacramento on Saturday in the inaugural fundraising event Lunar Lunacy Ride.
  • Goldfield Trading Post postpones opening, citing construction delays

    2 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    Goldfield Trading Post, a new saloon-themed music venue that was scheduled to open Friday night in midtown Sacramento, postponed its debut, citing construction delays.
  • Comedy: Michael Yo finds the funny in stories

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Celebrities expert Michael Yo headlines four shows at Punch Line Sacramento. Michael Yo has a two-night appearance at Sacramento’s Punchline Comedy.
  • Comedian Tig Notaro cancels Sacramento show

    9 May 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Stand-up comic kept going as life piled on the pain Tig Notaro had a really bad summer two years ago, including a cancer diagnosis, but has turned those struggles into a positive.
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    SacBee -- Theater

  • Capital Stage managing director resigns

    12 Sep 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Lucas joined the Sacramento theatrical company in December 2013.
  • Sacramento comedian Jack Gallagher suffers concussion in bike accident

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:52 pm
    The Bee has learned that Sacramento based actor, playwright, and comedian Jack Gallagher suffered a concussion in a bicycle accident on Labor Day. Comedian Jack Gallagher
  • Theater review: Cap Stage’s ‘Tribes’ explores family non-communication

    9 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Nina Raine’s acerbic comedy-drama “Tribes” presents a family that talks an awful lot but often ends up communicating very little. Still, the elusive nature of communication envelops this probing play given an animated Sacramento premiere by Capital Stage. From left, Lol Levy, Jamie Jones and Stephen Drabicki appear in Capital Stage’s production of “Tribes” by Nina Raines. Brittni Barger and Stephen Drabicki appear in the Capital Stage production of Nina Raines’ “Tribes.” Benjamin T. Ismail and Jamie Jones appear in Capital…
  • SARTA announces Youth Elly Awards

    7 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    St. Mary’s High School and Sutter Street Theatre led with six recognitions each.
  • Capital Stage moves into 10th season

    5 Sep 2014 | 12:31 am
    No longer an upstart theater company, the provocative professional theater understands what it is and what it does. Jonathan Williams, a co-founder of Capital Stage who for this 10th anniversary season has assumed the role of artistic director, consults Sunday with Elizabeth Holzman at a rehearsal for the season opener, “Tribes.” “Capital Stage is really becoming a Sacramento institution,” Williams said. “It’s a part of the city fabric.” Jonathan Williams follows the script on his laptop during a rehearsal of “Tribes.” Cap Stage…
 
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  • Counter culture: Keep your cool at this al fresco trio

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    While you wait for Sacramento temperatures to drop, here are tips of where to dine al fresco. Turkey pot pie is a solid hit at MoMo’s, across from AT&T Park. A Belgian waffle topped with fresh berries is among the menu’s enticements at the Village Corner Bistro in Carmel. Seabass sandwich with slaw is served at at Jake’s on the Lake in Tahoe City.
  • Counter Culture: Tres Hermanas to the rescue

    10 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Family’s restaurant brings Mexico to midtown Sacramento. A mole sauce-covered chicken enchilada and shredded-beef crisp taco share a plate with rice and refried beans. In the background are carnitas, guacamole and salsa.
  • Counter Culture: Tight quarters, overflowing tastes at Rey Azteca in Carmichael

    4 Sep 2014 | 7:09 pm
    This Carmichael restaurant may be small, but its menu is big. Crispy shrimp in citrus sauce with cilantro-lime rice and black beans was enjoyed by The Bee’s Allen Pierleoni and two pals. The stuffed poblano chili comes with refried beans and Spanish rice. Fish-shrimp cerviche is marinated in lime juice and served with crisp tostadas.
  • Counter Culture: Field House is a find among sports bars

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:48 pm
    The refurbished space offers plenty of sports memorabilia to peruse over your beer or cocktail. The Baconater Sliders, served with onion rings, are a hit at Field House American Sports Pub. Field House’s chicken-pepperoni-cheese-peppers sandwich is another good choice.
  • First Impressions: Wahoo's Fish Taco in midtown

    15 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wahoo’s Fish Taco draws a crowd in midtown The wall art at Wahoo’s Fish Taco restaurant reflects the surfing/skateboarding vibe. If you try the specialty-of-the-house fish tacos at Wahoo’s Fish Taco restaurant, go for the one with citrus slaw.
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    SacBee -- Chris Macias

  • Whitney Johnson taps edgy creativity for restaurant design

    14 Sep 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Somewhere inside Hook & Ladder, among the rustic wood paneling and industrial aluminum trim, Whitney Johnson has hidden a small dinosaur. The prehistoric beast could be embedded in a custom painting or serve as a magnet behind the bar. Designer Whitney Johnson puts together floral arraignments for a client. Johnson, 28, has designed interiors for Shady Lady, Pizzeria Urbano, and Bacon and Butter’s original location. The Hook & Ladder on S Street has a rustic flair that ties into California’s early history. Interior designer Whitney Johnson stains bar stools for client Goldfield…
  • The Nosh Pit: Corkage fees cause some customers to pop off

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    The food runner at Aji Japanese Bistro in El Dorado Hills recently got a nasty earful from a customer. How dare this restaurant charge $20 for bringing in a bottle of wine from home? Nick Dedier of Aji Japanese Bistro in El Dorado Hills checks the cork on a bottle of wine. Like many restaurants, Aji charges a corkage fee to bring a bottle from home, a notion that sometimes irks customers.
  • Feast Q&A: Darrell Corti talks farm-to-fork and ‘Legends of Wine’ event

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Sacramento region is in the midst of celebrating its self-designation as “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital” with a variety of food-related festivities running through Sept. 28. Darrell Corti at his store in 2008.
  • The Nosh Pit: ‘Farm-to-Fork’ goes pay to play

    7 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Local eateries must pay to participate in the “Restaurant Weeks” portion of the upcoming celebration of Sacramento as “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital.” Flying the official “farm-to-fork” flag during the event, which runs Sept. 12-28, will cost $100 or $200. Local restaurants are being charged $100 or $200 to use the official “Farm-to-Fork Capital of America” logo and participate in the Restaurant Week portion of upcoming farm-to-fork festivities. This requirement has created some grumbling in the local food industry. Chris Jarosz,…
  • The Nosh Pit: Sacramento chefs take it on the chin from Yelpers

    4 Sep 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Sacramento-area chefs have learned to read their Yelp reviews, both good and biting. Andrew Blaskovich of Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen recites a one-star review of his food truck for “Sacramento Chefs Read Their Meanest Yelp Reviews,” a video produced by The Bee featuring prominent local chefs and food personalities. Andrew Blaskovich of Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen. Ravin Patel, executive chef at Ella Dining Room and Bar in Sacramento Patrick Mulvaney, owner and chef at Mulvaney’s B&L
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    SacBee -- Gardening

  • New Front Yard: Pretty seaside heliotrope creates haven for bees, quail

    13 Sep 2014 | 12:36 am
    Little perennial offers plentiful flowers for beneficial insects and berries for birds. Seaside heliotrope (Heliotropium currasavicum) is a pretty native perennial that benefits both bees and birds.
  • New Front Yard: Hummers buzz to Mexican bush sage

    13 Sep 2014 | 12:36 am
    Velvet-like fall flowers and silver foliage make this an attractive addition to water-wise garden. Mexican bush sage ( Salvia leucantha) with its tall purple spikes brings a bright note to flower borders and beds in late summer and fall. It’s drought-tolerant, too.
  • Home & Garden events

    13 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    A show and sale for enthusiasts of all ages, with a sales floor offering dolls, teddy bears, antiques, miniatures, clothes supplies, from antique to modern and the hand-crafted
  • Wildlife needn’t be garden foe

    13 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Competition and conflict have existed between people and animals since the first gardeners began sowing seeds on the ground. The critters just as quickly carried them away. A blacktail doe and fawn are steered away from these backyard gardens by some appealing-to-the-eye fencing (adorned with bottles) in Langley, Wash.
  • East Sacramento garden is a consuming passion

    13 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    During citywide Farm-to-Fork celebration, East Sacramento’s Edible Gardens Tour celebrates urban farming in beautiful style. Can you spot edibles in this landscape? Citrus trees, cucumbers and herbs mix with roses and other cottagelike blooms in Eileen Starns’ East Sacramento garden. Eileen Starns welcomes visitors to her East Sacramento yard during today’s fourth annual Edible Gardens Tour, which also features five other gardens in the neighborhood. Herbs abound in Starns’ garden – and a teacup sculpture. “Every little nook and cranny has something…
 
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    SacBee -- Home Improvement

  • Cover pool, save water

    23 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Evaporation a major drain on pools and spas. Michelle Thomas, left, and her daughter, Kelly, cover their swimming pool in their backyard. Making sure the pool is covered during the day saves money because they don’t have to pay to heat it, and it slows water evaporation, too.
  • Pop art’s zingy retro vibe adds panache to modern homes

    16 Aug 2014 | 12:24 am
    Midcentury modern style is now firmly planted in the home décor landscape. And one of its elements, pop art, is cultivating a 21st century following. Mollaspace makes coasters printed with blank text bubbles, a la comic art. Personalize them with creative thoughts and the use of erasable markers. Trina Turk’s ’70s-style print linen pillow, right, hits the pop art mark and makes a great accent piece. Baugust’s whimsical chairs include a lamb, buffalo, dog and pony. Upholstered in black fabric and perched on curvy legs, they’re at once clever seating and…
  • Make the most of dorm rooms

    9 Aug 2014 | 12:16 am
    Deciding where everything will find its year-long home in an average dorm room’s 10-by-15-foot space can be harder than you expect. This ottoman triples as a seat, foot rest and storage unit. Bed Bath and Beyond’s Studio 3B six-shelf sweater organizer taps into the vertical approach. These bed lifts from Bed Bath and Beyond have power outlets.
  • Funky chandelier inspires bright colors in new home

    19 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Margie Garland had the MacKenzie-Childs Thistle chandelier on her computer wish list for years. Multicolored and funky with glass-beaded fringe on its shades, it would never have worked in the ancient farmhouses she had previously lived in. Margie Garland, of Ligionier, Pa., poses in her dining room with the MacKenzie-Childs chandelier that inspired her to paint the walls of her home to match the colors of the chandelier.
  • Water-wise tip: Stop leaky toilet and save money

    19 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    A small leak can add up to 30 to 50 gallons of wasted water a day.
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    SacBee -- Books and Media

  • Between the Lines: Raise your hand for children’s literacy

    9 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Fostering literacy in young ones is an ongoing concern for parents, educators and librarians. Fairytale Town will do its share for the cause with its 14th annual two-day ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival. The celebration of reading will feature presentations by children’s book authors and illustrators, storytelling performances, hands-on literacy activities, exhibits, a book fair, and booths staffed by arts and literacy groups. Fairytale Town will host the annual ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival, a two-day celebration of early childhood literacy Sept. 27-28.
  • Before the fall: 10 books to read right now

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:56 pm
    The seasonal tsunami of summer-book releases is calming to a light chop as publishers prepare to promote and release their most prestigious titles by their biggest names for the fall season. That’s when half the year’s book sales occur. Which is no surprise, as the coming weeks are the walk-up to the holiday gift-giving season. The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan #GIRLBOSS Hardcover by Sophia Amoruso amazon.com
  • Between the Lines: Uncover the mystery of writing mysteries

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    How do mystery-thriller-paranormal writers do what they do? Find out at two free presentations featuring members of Sisters in Crime, a national organization of women mystery writers. They’ll discuss their craft, answer questions and reveal some of their writing secrets. “Midtown Sacramento” is new from Sacramento historian William Burg. Poet Robert Haas received the Academy of American Poets’ Wallace Stevens Award. Richard Turner took the photos and wrote the text for his book.
  • Book on Sacramento serial killer Dorothea Puente reissued

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    The 20th anniversary re-issue of “The Bone Garden,” a book by former Sacramento County Deputy District Attorney William P. Wood, details what may be the most macabre murders in Sacramento’s history. Willilam P. Wood
  • Anthony Marra's 'A Constellation of Vital Phenomena' focus of Sacramento's Stories on Stage

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Actor Ruby Sketchley will read from the award-winning novel.
 
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    SacBee -- Fishing Line

  • Fishing Line: Week of Sept. 8, 2014

    8 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    The Delta region continues to be hot in this week’s top picks.
  • Fishing Line: Week of Sept. 2, 2014

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    The salmon fall run is underway in this week’s top picks.
  • Fishing Line: Week of August 25, 2014

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Bass fishing is plentiful throughout this week’s top picks.
  • Fishing Line: Week of Aug. 18, 2014

    18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Salmon fishing is plentiful throughout all of this week’s top picks. Robert Chang, 23, of Sacramento, uses two types of rods to fish for trout in the 160-acre lake during the annual trout derby at Rancho Seco Recreational Area Sunday March 30, 2014 in Herald, Calif.
  • Fishing Line: Week of August 11, 2014

    11 Aug 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Striped bass fishing looks to continue its success in the Delta Region. Larry Smith of Pleasant Valley shows off the 8-pound steelhead he caught along the south bank of the American River below Nimbus Dam Thursday, February 9, 2006.
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    SacBee -- History

  • Museum traces fragments of Star-Spangled Banner

    12 Sep 2014 | 10:55 am
    If you happen to find some remnants of woven wool in your attic — in red, white or blue and marked Fort McHenry — the Smithsonian Institution would like to know. This photo taken Sept. 5, 2014 shows Molly Horrocks, Museum Specialist at the Smithsonian, laying out fragments of the flag out of a storage of the flag that inspired the national anthem 'Star-Spangled Banner' which is on exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington. Years ago fragments of the flag were snipped off and handed out as mementos and the Smithsonian has been reacquiring some…
  • The Public Eye: Repairs on Sacramento’s historic train depot prove costlier than expected

    11 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    When the city of Sacramento bought the historic but dilapidated downtown train depot nearly a decade ago, officials knew they were taking on the biggest fixer-upper in town. “A diamond in the rough,” city architect Hinda Chandler put it. They just didn't know how rough. Kelly Schertle of San Jose rides her scooter through the train depot in front of one of the building’s large windows in 2004. The windows of the historic train depot are reflected in the arrival and departure schedule of the building at 5th and I Sts. A mural of the 1863 ground breaking ceremony of the…
  • PBS' 'The Roosevelts' spans a century of history

    11 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    Behold this saga of bygone titans, a trio on an epic scale who share the same name. In this June 12, 1919 photo provided by PBS, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt pose for a portrait with their children in Washington. Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns', "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," premieres on PBS as a seven-night, 14-hour extravaganza airing Sunday through Saturday (Sept. 14-20) at 8 p.m. EDT. FILE - In this July 22, 2014 file photo, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns speaks during the “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History ” panel at the the PBS 2014 Summer TCA in Beverly…
  • 'The Half Has Never Been Told' looks at the economics of slavery

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    "The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism" by Edward E. Baptist; Basic (528 pages, $35)
  • Ken Burns researches his distant relatives

    9 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Ken Burns details the connections between two distantly related American presidents in his new documentary series "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," and in the process found his own personal ties. FILE - In this July 22, 2014 file photo, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns speaks during the “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History ” panel at the the PBS 2014 Summer TCA in Beverly Hills, Calif. Burns details the connections between two distantly related American presidents in his new documentary series. The 14-hour series unfolds over seven days on PBS, starting Sunday. FILE - In…
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    SacBee -- Life

  • FoodStock pig roast attracts 900 to West Sacramento

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:27 am
    The scent of sizzling pork and the spirit of community wafted around Raley Field on Sunday afternoon. FoodStock, hosted by Mulvaney’s B&L restaurant and a collective of local chefs, helped usher in two weeks of celebrations of Sacramento as “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital” with a pig roast for 900 people. A 20 pound pig roasts near the entrance of Raley Field on Sunday afternoon.
  • Sacramento’s ‘it girl’ of restaurant design seeking interns

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Sunday’s cover story in Feast focused on Whitney Johnson, who’s described as the current maven of Sacramento restaurant design. Her clients include some of the most buzzed about bars and eateries in town, including Shady Lady, Hook & Ladder, Grange Hotel and its Citizen Restaurant, and a much anticipated barbershop and bar coming to the R Street corridor.
  • Miguel Unzueta, patriarch of Caballo Blanco restaurant, dies at age 88

    14 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    A staple of Mexican food in south Sacramento has lost its patriarch, Miguel Unzueta, the owner and founder of Caballo Blanco restaurant. He died Friday at age 88. Owner and patriarch Miguel Unzueta, shown at the Caballo Blanco restaurant in south Sacramento on March 29, 2011, died Friday.
  • Whitney Johnson taps edgy creativity for restaurant design

    14 Sep 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Somewhere inside Hook & Ladder, among the rustic wood paneling and industrial aluminum trim, Whitney Johnson has hidden a small dinosaur. The prehistoric beast could be embedded in a custom painting or serve as a magnet behind the bar. Designer Whitney Johnson puts together floral arraignments for a client. Johnson, 28, has designed interiors for Shady Lady, Pizzeria Urbano, and Bacon and Butter’s original location. The Hook & Ladder on S Street has a rustic flair that ties into California’s early history. Interior designer Whitney Johnson stains bar stools for client Goldfield…
  • In Yosemite’s south area, pick your lodging style

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:11 am
    Visting the south end of Yosemite provides two vastly different lodging options. Either way, you can’t go wrong. The lobby of the Tenaya Lodge represents one way in which luxury can be experienced in the mountains just south of Yosemite National Park, when the concept of “roughing it” does not appeal. Ninety-six-year-old Wawona Golf Course, the first regulation course in the Sierra Nevada range, is open to visitors in southern Yosemite National Park. The Tenaya Lodge is a commanding presence a few miles south of Yosemite National Park’s southern entrance –…
 
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    SacBee -- Recipes

  • What’s Cooking: Cookies for everyday

    10 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    Whether or not the weather cooperates, September marks the beginning of fall baking season. It’s also the perfect time to try some recipes for “ordinary” cookies – good enough for a weekday lunch but not tied to any major holiday. Bar cookies, such as these chocolate chunk blondies, are easy to make and are served in the same pan they are baked in. Cronut inventor Dominique Ansel created this chocolate cookie. Oatmeal toffee discs are the perfect cookies for every day, including the school lunchbox.
  • Eat chia and don’t ever feel cheated

    10 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    For so long the chia seed, though a nutritional powerhouse, was relegated to late-night television commercials hawking sprouting cat-shaped clay planters. Chia seeds add nutrition to this strawberry banana breakfast smoothie.
  • Is the harder way to cook a dish worth it?

    10 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Every now and then, you might want to make a meal that, as Tina Turner said, is nice … and easy. For folks with more time on their hands for cooking, there’s a more involved recipe for chicken Parmesan. A simpler recipe for American goulash uses frozen potatoes O’Brien. A simpler recipe for chicken Parmesan uses just four ingredients. For those with less time on their hands for cooking, there’s a simple recipe for sautéed mushrooms.
  • Mesh strainer is secret to poaching egg for Lyonnaise salad

    10 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Several years ago, Lyonnaise salads were quite the rage in New York’s French bistros. Then the fad faded and I forgot all about them. That is, until this past summer, when I had the happy opportunity to teach some classes in Lyons and reacquainted myself with this regional delight. Lyonnaise-style salad, with a poached egg, is served with smoked salmon. Before poaching the egg, break it into a strainer. The thinner part of the egg white will fall through the strainer.
  • A Rosh Hashana dish with roasted vegetables

    10 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Though tsimmes (a.k.a. tzimmes), a traditional part of the Rosh Hashana meal, generally is considered a sweet stew of carrots and other root vegetables, we decided to take our version in a slightly different direction. The recipe for carrot, parsnip, beet and sweet potato tsimmes, a traditional dish for Rosh Hashana, allows a stew texture, but with roasted veggie flavors and a sweet sauce.
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    SacBee -- Boomers

  • Q&A: Longtime Sacramentan Jeannine English is the AARP’s new national president

    8 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    Q&A with Jeannine English, the longtime Little Hoover Commission executive director and former California AARP president, who began a two-year term as AARP’s national president earlier this summer.
  • River City Food Bank launches senior breakfast program in Sacramento

    6 Sep 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Olga Browne believes in breakfast. When she eats a bowl of oatmeal or some scrambled eggs and juice, she said, she gets an energy boost that carries her throughout the day.
  • Two men plead guilty to June robberies targeting senior citizens

    6 Aug 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Two men have pleaded guilty to robbing two senior citizens in June.
  • Rally over senior care

    5 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Supporters of six-bed residential care facilities for the elderly rally Tuesday at the Capitol to protect the option for seniors to live in the small care settings. Supporters of six-bed residential care facilities for the elderly rally Tuesday at the Capitol to protect the option for seniors to live in the small care settings. Supporters of six-bed residential care facilities for the elderly rally Tuesday at the Capitol to protect the option for seniors to live in the small care settings. Assemblywoman Shannon Grove, R-Bakersfield, speaks in support of the group.
  • Can mom live alone? One family’s struggle with Alzheimer’s

    2 Aug 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Meredith Cuffe is 87, a strong-willed widow with Alzheimer's, and up until June 3, she lived alone on five acres in Placerville. It took planning and patience for her children to get her into the residential care she needs – and it took them shaking off their denial and guilt. Rich Cuffe shows his mother, Meredith Cuffe, 87, how to get to the patio from her room as she transitions to life in a residential care facility. Meredith is a strong-willed widow with Alzheimer’s disease. She had lived alone on 5 acres outside Placerville until June, when it became necessary for her to…
 
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    SacBee -- Beer

  • The Beer Run: Bay Area beers worth a field trip

    11 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Sacramento is a booming craft beer town, with more breweries opening, several breweries expanding and plenty of breweries winning prizes. But sometimes it’s worth checking out the scene elsewhere to see what’s new and exciting and, possibly, what might fit in back here. The selection of draft beer at City Beer Store in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood is displayed in style.
  • 31 places in the region to hoist a glass of brew

    3 Sep 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Editor’s note: Last year at this time we published a list that included 25 regional breweries. This year we’re happy to report there are now 31 breweries in the Sacramento region. That calls for a toast and another beer ... Bike Dog Brewing Co. of West Sacramento celebrated its first lager by serving it in a commemorative glass. Beer flows from one of the taps at Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery in Davis.
  • The Beer Run: She knows food, he knows beer

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    A Sacramento couple teaches the art of beer and food pairings. Darin Michaels and Emily Baime Michaels are quite the team.
  • Beer Run: Finding the sweet in sour

    13 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    For the past several years, there has been something of an IPA arms race within the craft beer industry. Bigger, bolder, more bitter. Double IPAs. Triples. IBUs in some cases well into the 100s. Capitol Beer and Taproom has introduced 5-ounce pours, which are ideal for those who want to try several different beers without over-imbibing.
  • Feast Q&A: Henry de Vere White and Davis Beer Week 2.0

    10 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Henry de Vere White, 35, knows the social power of suds. Henry de Vere White
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    SacBee -- Mike Dunne

  • Dunne on Wine: Fiddlehead Cellars has Hollywood recognition

    9 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Kathy Joseph’s command center is in Davis, but her winery and vineyard are in Santa Barbara County. Kathy Joseph, shown in her winery in Lompoc, has been making wines since 1989. One of her sauvignon blancs had a “cameo” in the viticulture-related film “Sideways.” Kathy Joseph of Fiddlehead Cellars at Fiddlestix Vineyards. Fiddlehead Cellars’ vineyard, Fiddlestix, has 2.8 acres devoted to grüner veltliner and the other 96 acres to pinot noir.
  • Dunne on Wine: The lure of white wine as summer lingers

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:36 pm
    No white after Labor Day? Not when it comes to wine. The wines that are coming from Francis Ford Coppola Winery in northern Sonoma County are garnering praise and awards. Rapaura Springs Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Francis Ford Coppola Winery Director’s Cut 2012 Russian River Valley Chardonnay Mariposa 2013 Edna Valley Albarino
  • Dunne on Wine: Tablas Creek Vineyard

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Winemakers chose the Paso Robles area to show the way for Rhone-Style wines. Tablas Creek Vineyard general manager Jason Haas and founder Robert Haas Tablas Creek Vineyard “Guard donkeys” Fiona, left, and Dottie, shown with Tablas Creek viticulurist Levi Glenn, discourage predators such as mountain lions from disturbing the vineyard’s sheep and alpacas. Tablas Creek Vineyard’s core personnel include, clockwise from left, founder Robert Haas, Neil Collins, Cesar Perrin, Francois Perrin and Jason Haas.
  • Dunne on Wine: Marco Cappelli and angelica, a wine from early California history

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:32 pm
    To the Miraflores winemaker, the most original California wine is angelica. Marco Cappelli pours samples of various vintages of mission wine, including his own completed angelica. At the Rinaldi Vineyard, mission grapes nestle against the wood of a vine is believed to be more than a century old. The label on a bottle of the Cappelli Family Wines Angelica carries what Marco Cappelli calls his “defacto family crest.”
  • Dunne on Wine: Barbera best on its own or blended?

    12 Aug 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Is barbera best on its own or when blended with another variety? The 2014 Barbera Festival was held under the trees at the Cooper Ranch in Shenandoah Valley. Barbera is one of the specialties of Jeff Runquist Wines in the Shenandoah Valley. Margie and Jeff Runquist, above, are outside the tasting room. Dick Cooper’s ranch hosts the annual Barbera Festival, held in June in Amador County. Dawn Martella, winemaker at Karmere, created Primabera from primitivo and barbera.
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    SacBee -- Food & Drink

  • FoodStock pig roast attracts 900 to West Sacramento

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:27 am
    The scent of sizzling pork and the spirit of community wafted around Raley Field on Sunday afternoon. FoodStock, hosted by Mulvaney’s B&L restaurant and a collective of local chefs, helped usher in two weeks of celebrations of Sacramento as “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital” with a pig roast for 900 people. A 20 pound pig roasts near the entrance of Raley Field on Sunday afternoon.
  • Sacramento’s ‘it girl’ of restaurant design seeking interns

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Sunday’s cover story in Feast focused on Whitney Johnson, who’s described as the current maven of Sacramento restaurant design. Her clients include some of the most buzzed about bars and eateries in town, including Shady Lady, Hook & Ladder, Grange Hotel and its Citizen Restaurant, and a much anticipated barbershop and bar coming to the R Street corridor.
  • Miguel Unzueta, patriarch of Caballo Blanco restaurant, dies at age 88

    14 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    A staple of Mexican food in south Sacramento has lost its patriarch, Miguel Unzueta, the owner and founder of Caballo Blanco restaurant. He died Friday at age 88. Owner and patriarch Miguel Unzueta, shown at the Caballo Blanco restaurant in south Sacramento on March 29, 2011, died Friday.
  • Whitney Johnson taps edgy creativity for restaurant design

    14 Sep 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Somewhere inside Hook & Ladder, among the rustic wood paneling and industrial aluminum trim, Whitney Johnson has hidden a small dinosaur. The prehistoric beast could be embedded in a custom painting or serve as a magnet behind the bar. Designer Whitney Johnson puts together floral arraignments for a client. Johnson, 28, has designed interiors for Shady Lady, Pizzeria Urbano, and Bacon and Butter’s original location. The Hook & Ladder on S Street has a rustic flair that ties into California’s early history. Interior designer Whitney Johnson stains bar stools for client Goldfield…
  • The Nosh Pit: Corkage fees cause some customers to pop off

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    The food runner at Aji Japanese Bistro in El Dorado Hills recently got a nasty earful from a customer. How dare this restaurant charge $20 for bringing in a bottle of wine from home? Nick Dedier of Aji Japanese Bistro in El Dorado Hills checks the cork on a bottle of wine. Like many restaurants, Aji charges a corkage fee to bring a bottle from home, a notion that sometimes irks customers.
 
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    SacBee -- Sports

  • 49ers notes: Gore not ready to give up starting role just yet

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:44 am
    The demise of Frank Gore’s starting role may have been greatly exaggerated. San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) is introduced before Sunday nights season opener between the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) breaks tackle by Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman (33) and runs for a touch down that was called back on penally in the second quarter during a game at Levi's Stadium Sunday September 14, 2014 in Santa Clara, Cailf.
  • Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:44 am
    Brandon Marshall walked up to Jay Cutler and planted a congratulatory kiss on his quarterback's head. San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith (94) sacks Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) is tackled by Chicago Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston (99), cornerback Tim Jennings (26) and free safety Ryan Mundy (21) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Chicago Bears tight end…
  • Party crashed: Kaepernick’s “terrible” night spoils Levi’s debut

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:44 am
    A 49ers team that seemed ready to run away with a win against the seemingly hapless Chicago Bears in the first half ended up giving away the contest in the second half and spoiling the debut of their new stadium. Colin Kaepernick is sacked by Chicago defensive end Willie Young (97) in the fourth quarter during a game at Levi’s Stadium Sunday September 14, 2014 in Santa Clara, Calif. San Francisco’s Michael Crabtree is unable to hang onto a pass from quarterback Colin Kaepernick on fourth down late in the fourth quarter with the Bears ahead 27-20 in Sunday nights season opener…
  • Ailene Voisin: 49ers’ off-field woes overshadow new stadium, loss

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:44 am
    S You can open the doors on the prettiest new building in the NFL, celebrate the kickoff with 68,500 of your close friends, but when you throw a party and the most important person in the league declines his invitation, well, there is no ignoring the obvious. Andres Mereaz of Riverside County carries his 2-year-old son, Nathan, to the entrance of Levi’s Stadium before the first regular-season NFL game at the $1.3 billion facility in Santa Clara.
  • Halftime: 49ers defense, Carl Cheffers’ officating crew prominent early on

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:44 am
    Like they did last week in Dallas, the 49ers pounced early in their home opener at Levi's Stadium and they lead 17-7 San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) is pushed out of bounds by Chicago Bears free safety Chris Conte, top, as Shea McClellin helps on defense during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. A U.S. flag is presented on the field at Levi's Stadium as Pat Monahan of the music group Train sings the national anthem before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears in Santa Clara,…
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    SacBee -- College Sports

  • Regional digest: Hornets earn men’s soccer win in shutout

    14 Sep 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Sacramento State scored on its first two shots and limited visiting Cleveland State to two shots on goal in a 2-0 men’s soccer win Sunday, Sac State reported.
  • SEC returns to dominance with seven of top 15 teams

    14 Sep 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's third weekend. South Carolina players and fans celebrate their 38-35 win over Georgia after an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Brant Sanderlin) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT Alabama quarterback Blake Sims (6) celebrates with tight end Brian Vogler (84) after Vogler scored a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Southern Mississippi on…
  • Sac State’s Cornish kicks five field goals to lead Hornets past Weber State

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    Brad Cornish’s career-long field goal before Saturday’s game against Weber State was nothing a kicker would brag about. Hornets running back Jordan Robinson catches the ball, but out of bounds in the fourth quarter against Weber State. Hornets quarterback Garrett Safron runs against the Weber State Wildcats at Hornet Stadium on Saturday. Hornets wide receiver Dominic Coulter runs downfield during the second quarter. He caught 4 passes for 58 yards Saturday.
  • CSU’s big plays upend UC Davis

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Colorado State University scored three touchdowns of 45 yards or longer on the way to a 49-21 home-opening win over the Aggies in front of 21,202 fans at Hughes Stadium in Fort Collins, Colo. Colorado State wide receiver Rashard Higgins tries to elude UC Davis defensive backs Nate Walker, left, and Darryl Graham during Colorado State’s 49-21 win on Saturday.
  • No. 15 Stanford rebounds from loss, tops Army 35-0

    13 Sep 2014 | 11:05 pm
    The defense might be as good any Stanford has had during its recent run of success. Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan runs against Army during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. Stanford won 35-0. Stanford wide receiver Devon Cajuste (89) celebrates his touchdown reception with teammates during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Army on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. Stanford wide receiver Devon Cajuste (89) makes a touchdown catch in front of Army defensive back Hayden Pierce during the third…
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    SacBee -- Golf

  • Horschel caps amazing run with FedEx Cup

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:40 am
    Just three weeks ago, Billy Horschel had every reason to start looking ahead to next season. Billy Horschel reacts after making a putt to save par on the 17th hole during the final round of play in the Tour Championship golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Atlanta. Horschel won the tournament. Billy Horschel hoists the FedEx Cup trophy after winning the Tour Championship golf tournament by three strokes, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Atlanta. Bill Horschel poses with both trophies after winning the Tour Championship golf tournament and The FedEX Cup, Sunday, Sept 14, 2014, in Atlanta.
  • McIlroy's tee shot lands in spectator's pocket

    13 Sep 2014 | 12:27 am
    This is one shot even the great Rory McIlroy had no chance to hit. Rory Mcilroy, Northern Ireland, watches his tee shot on the third hole during the second round of play in the Tour Championship golf tournament Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Atlanta. Rory Mcilroy, of Northern Ireland, hits from the tee on the third hole during the second round of play in the Tour Championship golf tournament Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Atlanta.
  • FedEx Cup finale gets underway at East Lake

    11 Sep 2014 | 2:49 pm
    In just 86 events on the PGA Tour, Rory McIlroy has collected nearly $23 million in career earnings. Billy Horschell reacts after missing a putt on the 13th hole in the final round of the BMW Championship golf tournament in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Horschell went on to win the tournament. Bubba Watson jokes with fans before teeing off on the first hole in the final round of the BMW Championship golf tournament in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the first hole in the final round of the BMW…
  • McIlroy's last chance for big finish in Atlanta

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:46 am
    Rory McIlroy always thought his big year deserved a big finish. The Tour Championship is his last chance. Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the first hole in the final round of the BMW Championship golf tournament in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, follows his shot off the second tee in the third round of the BMW Championship golf tournament in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.
  • Area golf courses’ fall aerification schedule

    9 Sep 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Eighteen-hole courses only. Dates subject to change. Tine sizes/invasiveness to greens vary. Most courses offer related discounts.
 
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    SacBee -- Kings/NBA

  • US, Serbia to meet for Basketball World Cup gold

    13 Sep 2014 | 11:06 pm
    After a difficult summer, the Basketball World Cup has been pretty easy for the U.S. Serbia's Nenad Krstic drives the ball against France's Rudy Gobert during a basketball World Cup semifinal match between France and Serbia at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. United States' Stephen Curry, right, pushes the ball up to the basket against Lithuania's Adas Juskevicius during their Basketball World Cup semifinal match at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition will take place in…
  • Shareef Abdur-Rahim weighs in on Atlanta Hawks situation

    13 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    Abdur-Rahim addresses racially-charged comments by Hawks’ owner and general manager. Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki (right) battles Sacramento Kings' Shareef Abdur-Rahim (left) for rebound position during the first half at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, Saturday, January 27, 2007.
  • US beats Lithuania to reach basketball world final

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Madrid awaits. Spain doesn't. United States's DeMarcus Cousins, right, and Lithuania's Jonas Valanciunas go for the ball during their Basketball World Cup semifinal match at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition will take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through Sept. 14. United States's Kenneth Faried goes up for a basket during the Basketball World Cup semifinal match against Lithuania at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition will take…
  • An older, wiser Rudy Gay enjoying Spain

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Rudy Gay was a late addition to Team USA, and in fact, he didn’t even join the squad until after the weeklong training camp in Las Vegas in late July. But in a brief telephone chat from Spain, the Kings forward said he welcomed the chance to compete in another FIBA World Cup partly because he enjoyed playing on Mike Krzyzewski’s 2010 national team four years ago. Rudy Gay of the U.S. dunks over Mexico during Basketball World Cup Round of 16 match between United States and Mexico at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup…
  • Coach K: Basketball World Cup is big deal

    10 Sep 2014 | 11:07 pm
    The name was changed to sound more like soccer. The date was changed to get away from soccer. United States coach Mike Krzyzewski, left, shakes hand with player Kenneth Faried during the Group C Basketball World Cup match against Ukraine, in Bilbao northern Spain, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. United States won 95-71. James Harden of the U.S looks up during the Basketball World Cup quarterfinal between Slovenia and United States at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday,…
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    SacBee -- Motor Sports

  • NASCAR Chase primer: How the new Grid works

    6 Sep 2014 | 12:07 am
    NASCAR radically retooled its Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with a win-and-you’re-in format over the first 26 races, culminating tonight in Richmond. Matt Kenseth was docked 50 driver points, two more than he earned for winning the STP 400, in the standings. Matt Kenseth (20) crosses the start-finish line to win the first race of the twin Budweiser Duel, with Kevin Harvick (34) in 2nd and Kasy Kahne (5) in the 3rd at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Fla., on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Matt Kenseth has four victories this season. He led the most laps in three other races…
  • Local motor notes: Lupton wins second K&N Pro Series West race

    4 Sep 2014 | 5:09 pm
    There must be something about those hot August nights.
  • DeJoria wins Funny Car race at US Nationals

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Alexis DeJoria raced past John Force to win the Funny Car division at the NHRA's U.S. Nationals on Monday. In this photo provided Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, by the NHRA, John Force, center, celebrates his Traxxas Nitro Shootout victory at the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Brownsburg, Ind. In this photo provided by NHRA, Alexis DeJoria races her Funny Car to victory Monday, Sespt. 1, 2014, at the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Ind. DeJoria powered her Patron XO Café Toyota Camry to a winning run of 4.038 seconds at…
  • NASCAR moves Sonoma race from Father's Day to last Sunday in June

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:10 pm
    NASCAR’s annual visit to Northern California is being pushed back one week next year. Instead of running the third weekend of June, Sonoma Raceway’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 will be held June 28.
  • Local motor sports notes: Budding pro driver Alex Keyes drops back in school

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Many young race car drivers working to become professionals have opted for home school or online courses to earn a high school diploma. The academic freedom allows them to be on the track rather than in the classroom.
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    SacBee -- Sacramento River Cats

  • Regional digest: River Cats promote Savage, Maxson

    13 Sep 2014 | 12:13 am
    The River Cats have promoted Jeff Savage from general manager to team president and Chip Maxson from senior vice president of business operations to general manager, the team announced Friday.
  • Marcos Breton: Potential move to the Giants has River Cats taking a beating

    7 Sep 2014 | 12:08 am
    Perhaps the most family friendly business in Sacramento, the River Cats, has been getting pounded on social media all week. Susan Savage stands with Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, on June 19 as the River Cats were honored as the 7th Assembly District’s Small Business of the Year.
  • Area Baseball Beat: National pastime has deep roots in Sacramento

    6 Sep 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Professional baseball has a long, storied and checkered history in Sacramento.
  • River Cats miss playoffs after losing to Reno in 10 innings

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Just as 143 games had not been enough to separate the River Cats and Reno Aces in their Pacific Coast League division race, neither were the first nine innings of Monday’s do-or-die affair at Raley Field. The Reno Aces celebrate after beating the Sacramento River Cats 2-1 to win the North Division title and advance to the playoffs on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. River Cats centerfielder Shane Peterson slides safely into third base at the bottom of the seventh inning during Monday’s loss to the Reno Aces. River Cats pitcher Arnold Leon (24) embraces manager Steve Scarsone at the top of…
  • River Cats manager Scarsone takes calm approach

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
    With the River Cats needing a victory Monday against Reno in the final game of the regular season to advance to the Pacific Coast League playoffs against the Las Vegas 51s after losing to the Aces 7-3 Sunday at Raley Field, Scarsone approaches his occupation with a similar minimalist efficiency. River Cats manager Steve Scarsone’s supportive approach stems in part from playing as a reserve in his eight-year major league career.
 
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    SacBee -- 49ers

  • Party crashed: Kaepernick’s “terrible” night spoils Levi’s debut

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:44 am
    A 49ers team that seemed ready to run away with a win against the seemingly hapless Chicago Bears in the first half ended up giving away the contest in the second half and spoiling the debut of their new stadium. Colin Kaepernick is sacked by Chicago defensive end Willie Young (97) in the fourth quarter during a game at Levi’s Stadium Sunday September 14, 2014 in Santa Clara, Calif. San Francisco’s Michael Crabtree is unable to hang onto a pass from quarterback Colin Kaepernick on fourth down late in the fourth quarter with the Bears ahead 27-20 in Sunday nights season opener…
  • 49ers notes: Gore not ready to give up starting role just yet

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:44 am
    The demise of Frank Gore’s starting role may have been greatly exaggerated. San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) is introduced before Sunday nights season opener between the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) breaks tackle by Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman (33) and runs for a touch down that was called back on penally in the second quarter during a game at Levi's Stadium Sunday September 14, 2014 in Santa Clara, Cailf.
  • Halftime: 49ers defense, Carl Cheffers’ officating crew prominent early on

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:44 am
    Like they did last week in Dallas, the 49ers pounced early in their home opener at Levi's Stadium and they lead 17-7 San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) is pushed out of bounds by Chicago Bears free safety Chris Conte, top, as Shea McClellin helps on defense during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. A U.S. flag is presented on the field at Levi's Stadium as Pat Monahan of the music group Train sings the national anthem before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears in Santa Clara,…
  • Harbaugh on penalties: Not allowed to talk about that

    14 Sep 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Here’s the transcript from Jim Harbaugh’s press conference following the team’s 28-20 loss: The 49ers were penalized 16 times for 118 yards on Sunday. Jim Harbaugh didn’t want to talk about it.
  • 49ers-Bears pregame: Chicago wideouts to play; Tramaine Brock will not

    14 Sep 2014 | 5:16 pm
    As expected, Chris Culliver will start at cornerback for the 49ers but Tramaine Brock will not. Brock suffered a turf-toe injury in the first quarter last week. He did not practice in the run-up to the game. Culliver, meanwhile, suffered a concussion and shoulder stinger but passed the league-mandated protocol and practiced throughout the week. Chris Culliver is slated to start at cornerback for the 49ers but fellow starter Tramaine Brock won’t play against the Bears
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    SacBee -- City Beat

  • City Beat: Fires plague American River Parkway this summer

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    There are sections of the American River Parkway that look like another planet. Firefighters battle fast-moving flames Saturday on the American River Parkway near Cal Expo. A fire near the fairgrounds on July Fourth burned 40 acres. A nearby blaze on the bike trail July 15 shut the Capital City Freeway for 20 minutes. Firefighters work to protect a structure near a fast-moving grass fire that erupted Aug. 2 on the American River Parkway near Cal Expo. Ryan Lillis
  • Firefighters, black business group support Sacramento strong mayor plan

    11 Sep 2014 | 11:33 pm
    The city’s firefighters union has endorsed a November ballot measure seeking to increase the authorities of the mayor’s office. Members of the community were invited to join a forum on Ferguson hosted by Mayor Kevin Johnson, the NAACP, and the Sacramento Police Department on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 at the Guild Theater in Sacramento, Calif.
  • Audit: Sacramento Fire Department needs to keep better count of narcotics

    9 Sep 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Eight years after a scandal over stolen morphine vials rocked the Sacramento Fire Department, a city audit has found that the agency could do more to keep an accurate count of the potent narcotics it uses to administer medical care. Sacramento Fire Station No. 17
  • City Beat: Sacramento pursuing plan to allow urban farms

    8 Sep 2014 | 11:43 am
    From Valley View Acres, it all seems so peaceful, even the sprawl. This neighborhood is a thumb-shaped plot of ranches and small farms at the northern reaches of the city. It’s also the only place in this city of nearly a half-million people where you can keep livestock and run a farm. Chickens roam free in a south Sacramento backyard in 2012. City planners are working on a plan to allow urban farms in every corner of town. Ryan Lillis
  • Strong-mayor campaign gets labor support, $100,000 donation from Tsakopoulos

    3 Sep 2014 | 9:32 pm
    An old friend and an old foe have thrown their support behind Kevin Johnson’s strong-mayor effort. Mayor Kevin Johnson noted the lack ofdiversity in law enforcement leadership. Steve Hansen Kevin Johnson
 
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    SacBee -- Giants/A's

  • Errors, Kershaw too much for Giants to overcome

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:04 pm
    It is rare enough for the Giants to score a run off Clayton Kershaw at AT&T Park, much less mount a rally, but the latter occurred twice Sunday. They laced together two hits and a walk in the third inning and three singles in the seventh, with each resulting in a run and feeling like a victory unto itself against the Dodgers left-hander, who in his first 10 career starts in San Francisco had allowed a total of six earned runs. Matt Kemp rounds second base Sunday after hitting a two-run home run off Giants’ starter Yusmeiro Petit in the sixth inning that proved to be the Giants margin…
  • Giants make Kershaw work, but result is the same in 4-2 loss

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Though the result was familiar, a 4-2 Dodgers win over the Giants at AT&T Park, this one didn’t feel like your typical Clayton Kershaw dominance. Rather, the Giants had chances. They scratched out seven hits off Kershaw. They pieced together rallies in two innings. They made him work. Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in San Francisco. San Francisco Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit throws to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 14,…
  • Giants’ Bochy weighs in on Mattingly’s late challenge in blowout

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    There was an unusual moment in the Giants’ 17-0 loss to the Dodgers last night when Carl Crawford hit a slow grounder with the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth inning, hustled down the line and was called out at first base on a bang-bang play. San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy watches during his team’s lopsided loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. Bochy says Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was put in a tough spot late in the game.
  • Giants’ 17-0 loss to Dodgers includes ‘surreal’ moment for Bruce, Brett Bochy

    13 Sep 2014 | 11:28 pm
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Who knows how many times Giants manager Bruce Bochy had pictured what it would be like to summon his son, Brett, from the bullpen into a major-league game, what he might say or what the situation might be, and when it finally came in a historic moment Saturday night, Bruce handed the ball to Brett with these words:
  • A horrid night for Giants, Hudson

    13 Sep 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Yasiel Puig lined Tim Hudson’s first pitch softly into center field and, as he rounded first base, did not stop running. Rather, Puig put his head down and sprinted for second, diving headfirst into the bag just ahead of the throw from a surprised Angel Pagan, and as he got to his feet clapped emphatically toward the Dodgers’ dugout. Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson is taken out of the game in the second inning by manager Bruce Bochy on Saturday. Dodgers’ pitcher Zack Greinke adds insult to injury as he rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home against the Giants…
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