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Sac Design: Springtime in Winters
If you can manage to make it to just one garden tour this season, don’t miss the guided walks through the lush grounds of PARK WINTERS, located a 15-minute drive from downtown Winters. Rafael Gali...
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From Elk Grove Citizen...
School Board to Vote on Sex Education Curriculum
A proposed sexual health education curriculum will go before the Elk Grove Unified School District board on March 21. Trustees were originally set to vote March 7.
Elk Grove Western Festival Canceled
The 66-year-old Western Festival has been called off for the third year in a row due to a combination of financial, logistical, and security issues.
From The Sacramento Bee...
Bonta Urges Elk Grove to Reverse Denial of Affordable Housing
California’s attorney general has warned Elk Grove officials that they must reverse their rejection of an affordable housing development planned for the city’s Old Town or face legal consequences.
How Much Snow Has Tahoe Gotten This Season?
This year’s winter has dropped astounding amounts of snow across California, and the Tahoe region is seeing one of its snowiest seasons ever.
From Rancho Cordova Independent...
California's Snowpack Grows From Recent Storms
The most recent storms has increased California’s snowpack to 190% of the annual average. This will greatly help the area’s reservoirs.
What Happened to Sacramento’s Once Thriving Chinatown?
Behind the shadow of Sacramento’s downtown is a quiet and mostly vacant square—one that holds a remnant of a once-lively community and hope for renewal.
Republicans Making Gains in Latino-Majority Districts in California
A new report shows Republicans gained votes in some parts of California where Latinos are a majority. The report from Third Way, a self-described “center-left” think tank, shows although those areas lagged in voter turnout last year, Republicans saw marginal gains.
Governor Moves to ‘Transform’ San Quentin as State’s Prison Population Shrinks
San Quentin housed California’s death row for decades. Now Gavin Newsom wants the prison to emphasize rehabilitation and helping inmates re-enter society.
From The Sacramento Observer...
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Visits Oak Park
Rep. Barbara Lee took her campaign for Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat to Fixin’s restaurant and told local Black leaders what she plans to accomplish.
From Rio Linda Messenger...
Apartment Complex Proposed for Dry Creek Road
Looks like work has begun with Sacramento County to convert a 3.5-acre vacant lot at 5919 Dry Creek Road to a complex with 20 one-bedroom units and 58 two-bedroom units. SacDOT says the project will create more than 237 "trips" on associated roads.
From The Galt Herald...
Galt Planning Commission Sends Rezone to Council
The Galt City Council has received a recommendation from the city Planning Commission to rezone 10 acres of Galt for high-density residential.
From Galt Herald...
Galt City Council Hears Chamber’s Tourism Proposal
The Galt District Chamber of Commerce recently presented to the City Council how it would use its tourism grant money.
From Gold Country Media...
Family Fun Coming to Folsom
On March 25, the city of Folsom is hosting a family-friendly event focused on tree care and reduced water use. It will feature activities, demonstrations and exhibits.
Govenor Shifts Oil Profits Penalty Plan to Regulators
The Newsom administration announces it will go through the state Energy Commission instead of the Legislature for a penalty on windfall profits of oil refiners.
From The Natomas Buzz...
Nordstrom Rack to Open This Fall in Natomas
Seattle-based fashion retailer Nordstrom, Inc. confirmed its plans: "We look forward to opening this new Nordstrom Rack location in Natomas, strengthening our network of stores.”
Folsom Approves Tree Designations
The Folsom City Council has designated two trees under its Landmark Tree Program, which had been dormant for 23 years before an application was received in 2022.
Analyzing Identity Politics and Sacramento Schools
As part of a series on Sacramento County’s school boards, an analysis by CapRadio and the Sacramento Observer confirms that school boards in the region have an overrepresentation of white board members respective to their student populations.
From Sacramento News and Review...
Expert Architects Present New Book in Sacramento
In the new book “9 Ways to Make Housing for People,” David Baker Architects demonstrates how the firm has rethought housing for people with low incomes.
State’s Promise to Build More Dorms Hits Setbacks
Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to delay state funds to student housing because of the state’s budget deficit. Lawmakers have different ideas on what kind of compromise might be reached.
Ghostly Tulare Lake Will Be Revived This Year
California was once home to the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River, but Tulare Lake disappeared as water was diverted to irrigate crops. This year, however, the lake will once again re-emerge.