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  • Two Teens Hospitalized after Hit-and-Run Crash in Meadowview

    MEADOWVIEW — Two teenagers were injured in a hit-and-run crash in Meadowview Wednesday night, according to police. Around 8:30 p.m., Vance Chandler with the Sacramento Police Department reports two female teenagers were hit by a car on John Still Drive in the area of Manorside Drive and Hemford Circle. The driver did not stop. “How can you not stop for my daughter but I bet they would have stopped for a damn dog, you know? It’s sad,” Shana Mays said. […]

  • Man Surrenders after Hours-Long Police Standoff in Del Paso Heights

    SACRAMENTO — Police say a man believed to have shot at a taxi driver surrendered after an hours-long standoff in Sacramento’s Del Paso Heights neighborhood. Sacramento Police Department spokesman Sergeant Vance Chandler says officers responded to the home on Grand Avenue and Branch Street after getting reports of shots fired shortly before midnight. Investigators say 35-year-old Tobit Barajas fired shots at a taxi driver after some sort of dispute before going back inside. Other people from the home, believed to […]

  • New Harrah’s Casino Set to Open in Ione

    IONE — You wouldn’t know it by looking at the outside, but Northern California’s newest casino is just two weeks away from opening its doors. Nestled in the Amador foothills, the new Harrah’s Northern California casino is a partnership between the Buena Vista Rancheria Me-Wuk tribe and Cesar’s entertainment. “Nine hundred fifty slot machines, 20 tables games, we’ll have quick serve restaurants with Mexican, Asian and American food,” Assistant General Manager Lisa Yahrling said. “Louis Oliver’s is our nice dining […]

  • Sacramento Teachers Say They Hope to Send Message to District with One-Day Strike

    SACRAMENTO — Striking teachers used their large numbers to send a message Thursday to the Sacramento City Unified School District. “For the first five years of my teaching career, I got laid off every single year and then I was transferred to different schools around the district,” history teacher Tammy Abdo said. Abdo, who has been teaching at C.K. McClatchy High School for the last seven years, says getting to live her passion as an educator makes the early struggles […]

  • Enforcement Begins for Sacramento City Hall Homeless Camping Ordinance

    SACRAMENTO — Wednesday was the first day of enforcement of a new ordinance that forbids people from sitting or lying on the ground or leaving personal belongings outside City Hall during the day. The ordinance went into effect on March 28 as city and community agencies worked to inform those who camp outside City Hall. The change allows people to spend the night after 9 p.m. but requires them to clear out by 6 a.m. “It’s hard,” Donna Miller, who […]

  • Sacramento Teachers Schedule Strike for April 11

    SACRAMENTO — Sacramento teachers have announced their plan to go on strike. The strike, scheduled for April 11, is in response to what the Sacramento City Teachers Association says were at least 30 violations of an existing collective bargaining agreement between the teachers and the district. The Sacramento City Unified School District also released a statement following Tuesday’s announcement: “This strike is unnecessary and will only hurt students, families and employees by putting the district on the fast track to […]

  • Staff Sergeant Shares Memories of Training Astronaut Christina Koch at Beale Airforce Base

    SACRAMENTO — Friday, Christina Koch was on a mission that was watched across the nation: changing batteries at the International Space Station, hundreds of miles away from Earth. “She was the first astronaut I’ve ever gotten the chance to work with,” Staff Sgt. Reginald Randolph said.  “As well as put into the suit and do all the techniques and show her what it’s like to be able to function in a suit.” Randolph worked with Koch when she was at […]

  • Health Officials Discuss Northern California Measles Cases

    Confirmed measles cases in California have more than doubled in the last week, according to the state health department. Almost all of the new cases were from the greater Sacramento region. “The measles situation this year, so far, is looking like a very bad year,” Sutter Medical Center Infectious Disease Director Dr. Brett Lawrence said. “I mean, we already have over 350 cases so far this year. On average, we have less than 200, if not even less than 50 […]

  • Stockton’s Violence Prevention Office Meets after Deadly Weekend

    STOCKTON — Six people were shot, five fatally, in three separate incidents over the weekend in Stockton, and city officials are trying to make sure it doesn’t happen again. “Today’s meeting was already scheduled but could not be more important,” Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones said. “So today, we are working on solutions.” Stockton’s Office of Violence Prevention held its quarterly meeting Tuesday. The meetings are a gathering of law enforcement, politicians, educators and clergy who come together to listen […]

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