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  • Steinberg Discusses Investment in Low-Income Communities at State of the City Address

    SACRAMENTO —  Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg delivered his 2019 State of the City at the Sam and Bonnie Pannell Community Center in Meadowview. The speech wasn’t the typical celebration of the city. Steinberg instead focused on Sacramento’s struggles with race, policing in communities of color and legacy of discrimination. “A great city leaves no one behind,” he said. Steinberg says the Pannell Community Center in Meadowview reflects his belief in neighborhood-based economic development. “The life chances of a third grader […]

  • As Storm Passes, I-80 Finally Digs Out

    COLFAX — Heavy snowfall and blizzard-like conditions forced a shutdown of Interstate 80 between Colfax and the Nevada Stateline, the main thoroughfare from Northern California into Nevada, on Monday. The road slowly began to reopen Tuesday morning, but only to vehicles with snow tires or chains. Some had to spend the night in their vehicles. Daniel Reza and his friend and daughter drove from Lake Tahoe on Monday. They knew the weather would be bad but Reza said his daughter […]

  • Demolition Begins at Elk Grove’s ‘Ghost Mall’

    ELK GROVE — The skeleton of what became known as Elk Grove’s Ghost Mall began to come down Friday to make room for a new resort casino. “We’re starting a new chapter moving closer to a brighter future,” Wilton Rancheria chair Raymond Hitchcock said. The Wilton Rancheria tribe owns 36 acres on the north side of the 99-acre property off Highway 99 and Grant Line Road. For the last 10 years, the site was supposed to have developed into a […]

  • Lodi Dutch Bros. Coffee Raising Funds for Woman Battling Brain Mass

    Buy a cup of coffee … help someone with the fight of their life. The Dutch Bros. Coffee location in Lodi is holding a fundraiser today in support of a woman battling a brain tumor. The coffee shop will donate $1 from each drink sold to assist with the medical needs of Cassidy Sidhu, as she battles a brain mass. Sidhu happens to be the girlfriend of an employee at the location. According to her family, nine years ago, Sidhu beat an […]

  • Camp Fire Victims Take Next Steps as Last Shelter Begins to Close

    CHICO — The American Red Cross has been working with the 50 people who still called the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds home as of Wednesday night. After nearly three months, the Red Cross was looking to close down the last emergency shelter for people who lost their homes to the Camp Fire. “Red Cross does not close the doors and shut everybody out. We do not do that,” said Cindy Huge with the Red Cross. “We’re not in the business of […]

  • ‘Project Lifesaver’ Used to Help Find Missing People

    Police in Folsom are using technology they call “Project Lifesaver” to help find missing people. It’s a transmitter that uses radio frequencies to track participants and is designed for people at risk of wandering away and not being able to find their way back. The program was first introduced to the Folsom Police Department in 2017, and so far 11 people have signed up. For more information, click here.

  • Stockton Schools Issue Challenge to Students after County Literacy Report

    STOCKTON — Stockton Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy pumped up Nightingale Elementary students in an effort to combat a recent literacy report that showed progress but still much room for improvement in San Joaquin County schools. “What I like about reading is there’s a lot of stuff that you can just imagine,” said third-grader Star Hinton. With the help of her siblings, Star reads at a fifth-grade level. However, Star’s success isn’t as widespread throughout the district as teachers […]

  • SCUSD Proposes Shifting Calendar, Shortening Summer Break

    SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento City Unified School District is proposing an earlier start and end to the school year, but that means the summer break would be shortened by two weeks. “The later start date results in students missing out on a number of academic opportunities, a number of enrichment opportunities and job opportunities,” SCUSD spokesman Alex Barrios said. Barrios says the change would also but the district more in line with neighboring school districts.

  • Hundreds Become Naturalized US Citizens in Sacramento Ceremony

    SACRAMENTO — Six hundred people from 70 different countries came together Wednesday to become American citizens. Everyone at the naturalization ceremony has lived in the U.S. legally for at least three years, but even their time in the country has been as diverse as their backgrounds. Originally from Tijuana, Refugio Acosta says in his three decades in this country he didn’t feel compelled to graduate from legal resident to citizen until last year. “Lately, I don’t feel too much freedom, […]

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