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Image caption: WaPo called Sacramento "the capital of Blue State America," and said the city “mirrors how much of the state, as well as many major cities across the coastal West, are feeling about the worsening humanitarian crisis."
'Washington Post' Details Sacramento Homeless Crisis

The 'Washington Post' descends on the "capital of Blue State America" to expose the ongoing homeless crisis in Sacramento.

Image caption: Valero Oil Refinery in Benicia
Information War in Benicia

The LA Times' Mark Z. Barabak tells the tale of Steve Young, mayor of the small North Bay Area city of Benicia, who is in a battle with the Valero Energy Corp.

Image caption: The Sacramento Farmers Market features numerous Black-owned businesses.
New Site Aims to Boost Sacramento’s Black-Owned Businesses

A Sacramento Observer report focuses on a new website,, that aims to promote the city’s Black-owned businesses.

Image caption: Measures taken to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus have been sparking protests since the pandemic began in 2020.
Going to Extremes

Since the pandemic, conspiracy theories and violent rhetoric have also gone viral in California, and McClatchy’s reporters are investigating.

Image caption: Sacramento County’s former director of human assistance, Ann Edwards officially took over as county executive on Sept. 14.
Executive Action

As Sacramento County’s CEO, Ann Edwards looks to do things differently.

Image caption: The pandemic teed up the perfect conditions for a golf resurgence.
Going Greens

Some 6.2 million more golfers hit the links during COVID-19. There hasn’t been such an uptick since Tiger Woods arrived on the scene.

Image caption: Stephen McNallen uses the Icelandic word Asatru, which means “true to the gods.” in the name of his church. Among those deities is the Norse god Odin (above).
Inside a Whites-Only Church

Reporter Ryan Sabalow writes about Asatru Folk Assembly, a church that worships Norse gods and preaches an extreme racial ideology.

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Holding Back the Bud Boom

California’s cannabis business is blossoming, but industry experts tell the Sacramento Bee that the state is leaving money on the table.

Image caption: Drug cartels are using a method called P2P to produce meth that is “cheap, potent and relentless.”
Nightmare After Dreamland

Sam Quinones, whose last book dealt with the opioid epidemic, talks to the LA Times about his new work on the twin perils of fentanyl and meth.

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A Modern-Day Noah’s Ark

LA Times staff writer Louis Sahagun reports from the front lines of the battle to preserve California’s most endangered species.

Image caption: The Sacramento Observer broadcasts the Black community’s cultural heritage with its guide to landmarks.
Landmarks of Black History

Where is Sacramento’s Black Wall Street? Which park was named after LeVar Burton? Find out on

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Mercury Rising

In a series of articles, the Los Angeles Times explores the most literal result of global warming: extreme heat.

Image caption: The schoolhouse was the biggest building in Allensworth, the town founded by Col. Allen Allensworth, which is now a state park.
Civil Rights, Historical Wrongs

Sacramento-based news outlet talks to Jonathan Burgess and L. Dee Slade, both testifying before the Reparations Task Force.

Image caption: Northern pintails and many other species of waterfowl depend on marshland in the Klamath Basin during migration.
Dying for Fresh Water

This year, an estimated 60,000 birds have been poisoned by botulism in one of the oldest waterfowl conservation reserves in the state.

Image caption: Matt Werner’s “Burning Man: The Musical” lampoons how moneyed visitors eschewed the festival’s original grassroots ethos.
The Playa’s the Thing

Palo Alto Weekly interviews Matt Werner, whose play ‘Burning Man: The Musical’ is available on Broadway On Demand and Streaming Musicals.

Image caption: Truckee's 'Moonshine Ink' newspaper offers a unique package of fire coverage.
Moonshine Ink Covers Ongoing Fires From Multiple Angles

Moonshine Ink newspaper in Truckee provides updates on the latest fires in the region, as well as wildfire preparation, firefighting methods and other angles on the fire crisis.

Image caption: A NASA satellite image of the Caldor Fire burning east of Sacramento.
Tahoe Weekly Offers Detailed Fire Evacuation Guide

With the Caldor Fire bearing down on the Tahoe region, the Tahoe Weekly has published a detailed guide to evacuating safely and quickly.

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Mapping California

In an article by Priya Hutner of the Tahoe Weekly, author, poet and naturalist Obi Kaufmann talks about his latest work: a new book and a documentary film that screens online Sept. 9.

Image caption: PG&E now says it plans to place 10,000 miles of power lines underground.
After Dixie Fire, PG&E Announces Plan to Put 10,000 Miles of Wire Underground

After admitting a power line may have started the Dixie Megafire in Butte County, PG&E now says it will place 10,000 miles of power lines underground.

Image caption: Sometimes CHP photo editors have fun.
Nominate This Guy for a Darwin Award

The Sac Bee’s Amelia Davidson apparently resisted the urge to make fun of a man whose car was found burning along a remote stretch of I-80 yesterday.


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