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    Officials Monitor Rising Camanche Reservoir

    SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY — The Camanche Reservoir will not spill over Wednesday, according to engineers with the East Bay Municipal Utility District who maintain the structure. But for the last two days officials warned water might come pouring over this spillway into the Mokelumne River, because Camanche Lake was expected to exceed capacity for the first time in 20 years.   It is located at the juncture of Amador, Calaveras and San Joaquin Counties, but flows into the Mokelumne River (through San […]

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    In Case of Emergency: What To Have in Your ‘Go Bag’

    WEST SACRAMENTO — Mandatory evacuations are lifted but many residents are still under a warning and should be ready to leave on short notice. After people left their homes without much more than the clothes on their backs earlier this week, officials are now recommending residents prepare a “go bag” for future emergencies. Bread and milk are staples many people make a run on when preparing to hunker down in their homes during a disaster, but the recent weather-related threats have […]

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    Cosumnes River Levees Breached; Flooding Rushes into Wilton

    WILTON — Three levees along the Cosumnes River were breached Friday night at Pear Lane, Peach Lane and Green Road. Localized flooding has closed Green Road and others as waters move toward Dillard Road. Several roads are expected to remain closed through the night, according to the Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services. Officials warn that no one should be going into the area and those at home in the area should stay in place. An evacuation center has been set […]

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    Wilton Residents Brace for Possible Flooding

    Evacuation and shelter in place notice lifted for Wilton residents. Water is receding and roads are beginning to open pic.twitter.com/BasHFnvkIf — SacramentoOES (@SacramentoOES) February 11, 2017 WILTON — Eyes are on the river level Thursday night as the Cosumnes near Wilton Road Bridge is expected to reach flood stage by Friday afternoon. That’s déjà vu for Wilton residents who have been living in soggy to flooded conditions for weeks and have adapted to a new normal. According to Caltrans, lane […]

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    Wrong-Way Crash Victim Remembered as Someone Who Loved to Laugh

    WEST SACRAMENTO — The family of one of the two people killed in a wrong-way crash on I-80 Tuesday night is speaking out in his memory and calling on drivers to act responsibly. When Fernando Bravo Maya’s family saw a totaled white Dodge Challenger on the news Tuesday night they began to worry, when he didn’t answer his cell phone they started to panic, and when his brother-in-law went to the crash scene and had to break the news to […]

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    Two Weeks Into Trump Presidency Protests Continue

    SACRAMENTO — Local protesters marked the first two weeks of the Trump administration, with yet another rally against it. Saturday afternoon activists walked the streets of Downtown Sacramento voicing opposition to a variety of issues on which the Trump administration has taken controversial action in the last 15 days. Issues at hand included immigration orders calling for the building of a border wall to restricting immigrants and refugees from seven mostly Muslim countries classified as terrorist concerns, to ordering the […]

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    Demonstrators Protest Trump’s Immigration Order at Sac International

    SACRAMENTO — A growing crowd of demonstrators protested President Donald Trump’s executive order, banning nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, early Sunday afternoon at the Sacramento International Airport. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg spoke with protesters later in the afternoon, after returning from Los Angeles. He vowed to fight Trump’s policies. As a Capitol City we have an ethical obligation 2 stand against those who want to make America hate again! #NoBanNoWall pic.twitter.com/UXaR7YGzNq — Darrell Steinberg (@Mayor_Steinberg) […]

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    Family Pleads for Return of Daughter’s Ashes

    SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento family was robbed of their loved one — literally. Last week burglars broke into a storage shed and stole property, including a young mother’s ashes. Now her family is pleading with the community to get the word out, praying whoever is responsible will return the ashes. Eddie Mendez considered Giana Uratani more of a sister than a best friend. He never imagined he would have to visit her in a cemetery. In May of 2015 the […]

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    Huge Show of Support for Embattled Sacramento Brewery

    SACRAMENTO — The tables may have turned in the 12 Rounds Brewing Company controversy. What was supposed to have been a protest of the East Sacramento business ended up spurring a huge show of support. This after the owner’s controversial comments about the women’s march, gays, illegal immigrants and Muslims came to light. It’s 5:30 p.m. on a Thursday and 12 Rounds has a standing room only crowd, all with beers in their hands, some with T-shirts to go. Not bad […]