California Local Logo

California Lawmakers Give Nod to $307.9B Budget

California lawmakers have approved a spending plan that includes sending cash to most taxpayers to help offset record-high gas prices. The budget continues a turnaround for the nation’s most populous state, which just two years ago raised taxes and slashed spending.

(June 29, 2022) → Read the full The Californian report
Skinner Band Bids Farewell on July 16

A band central to local community life for more than 40 years will stage a final performance in Carmichael Park as part of the summer concert series.

(June 29, 2022) → Read the full Carmichael Times report
California Senate Gets Second Chance to Pass Prison Slavery Bill

The number of votes cast in favor of the California Abolition Act fell short of the two-thirds vote requirement needed to move the bill to the ballot. The Senate is expected to hold another floor vote on the legislation this week.

(June 29, 2022) → Read the full report
Big Affordable Housing Project Coming To Downtown Sac

Construction is about to begin on a 150-unit apartment building for low-income seniors in the downtown Sacramento Railyards.

(June 27, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Bee report
EG Unified's First Student Board Member Presents Concerns

Jaimee Nguyen represented more than 63,000 students in District in the past school year when she sat at the dais during their district board’s meetings.

(June 27, 2022) → Read the full Elk Grove Citizen report
California Changes ‘Derogatory’ Name of Sacramento Co. Park

The State Park and Recreation Commission voted 7-0 to provisionally change the name of a picturesque stretch of land along Folsom Lake from Negro Bar to Black Miner’s Bar.

(June 27, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Observer report
Elk Grove Passenger Train Station Planned for 2024

Funding from the state and 2017's SB-1 will soon be used to support Elk Grove area transportation improvements, including the local train station.

(June 24, 2022) → Read the full Elk Grove Citizen report
Folsom Pro Rodeo Icon, Cowboy King, Passes Away

With the Folsom Pro Rodeo just over a week away, one of its great legends has tipped his hat for the final time. Rodeo legend Cotton Rosser passed away Wednesday at the age of 93.

(June 22, 2022) → Read the full Auburn Journal report
SMUD’s Shine Program Now Accepting Applications

Shine is a community development program designed to improve and revitalize neighborhoods in the Sacramento region.

(June 21, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Observer report
Del Paso Heights Councilman Was Sworn in at Granite Bay House

Sean Loloee stood in what appears to be his wife’s $1.4 million Granite Bay estate to raise his right hand to be sworn in to represent Del Paso Heights on the Sacramento City Council — not a friend’s house in East Sacramento, as he has said.

(June 21, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Bee report
City Provides Free Pails to Collect Food Waste

Starting July 1, Sacramento residents will be required to separate food scraps and food-soiled paper from other waste.

(June 20, 2022) → Read the full The Natomas Buzz report
Vice President Kamala Harris Talks with Black Press Publishers

Vice President Kamala Harris held an exclusive discussion with publishers from the National Newspaper Publishers Association, which represents the Black Press of America, to discuss various issues from voting rights to Roe v. Wade and racism in the United States.

(June 20, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Observer report
Folsom's Frick is 'Grand' as he Prepares for Folsom Pro Rodeo

Well known for his quick-witted commentary as an emcee and his Uncle Sam outfit, Adam Frick takes on a new role as the 2022 Grand Marshal when the event returns July 1, 2 and 3.

(June 17, 2022) → Read the full Auburn Journal report
Darrell Corti’s Early Whiskeys Hit it Big on the World-Wide Market

Whisky auctioneer proves how badly bourbon collectors want to bring home labels from Sacramento’s Corti Brothers grocery store.

(June 17, 2022) → Read the full Sacramento News & Review report
Manifesting the Legacy of Our Liberation

Activist and CEO of the Black Future Co-op Fund argues that it is a time to envision what is possible outside of systemic oppression.

(June 17, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Observer report
Citrus Heights Restaurant Latest Target of Vandalism

A vandalism incident last week resulted in property damage of around $28,000 for a popular Japanese noodle restaurant near Sunrise Boulevard and Madison Avenue.

(June 16, 2022) → Read the full Citrus Heights Sentinel report
Steinberg Announces $50 Million Sports Complex in South Sac

Sacramento could get a new $50 million youth sports complex in Meadowview, Mayor Darrell Steinberg announced Wednesday morning during his youth-focused State of the City address.

(June 16, 2022) → Read the full CapRadio report
McCaffrey Principal Promotes His Final Class

Ron Rammer has been the principal at McCaffrey since it opened 19 years ago. He has been in the education field for 38 years, 36 of them in Galt.

(June 15, 2022) → Read the full The Galt Herald report
Gala Boosts Carmichael Gem

At the Effie Yeaw Nature Center Spring Gala, supporters enjoying the al-fresco fete also saw deer and wild turkey within yards of their tables—and a Swainson’s hawk named Orion.

(June 15, 2022) → Read the full Carmichael Times report
County Sees Sharp Increase In COVID Cases

Sacramento County Public Health officials once again are encouraging residents to keep their masks on.

(June 14, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Observer report
County Proposes a Second South Sacramento Tiny Home Village For Homeless Residents

Sacramento County on Monday proposed building a 44-unit tiny home community for unhoused residents in South Sacramento, near Florin Road just west of Highway 99.

(June 14, 2022) → Read the full CapRadio report
Rally Against Black Hate Held at State Capitol

Dr. Elysse Versher, the former assistant principal of West Campus High School, announced at the rally a lawsuit she has filed against Sacramento City Unified School District.

(June 13, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Observer report
Sacramento Watering Rules Don’t Apply To Your Trees

The Sacramento Tree Foundation is hosting a free 'Smart Irrigation for Trees' workshop June 25 at the Utilities Dept. HQ for people to learn about watering techniques.

(June 13, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Bee report
PG&E Pleads Not Guilty in Charges Related to Deadly 2020 Wildfire

Pacific Gas & Electric pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges in connection with the Zogg Fire, which killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes in Northern California two years ago. A preliminary hearing was set for January.

(June 10, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Henrietta Lacks’ Family Urges Black Participation In Medical Research

Henrietta Lacks’ cells were taken without her knowledge and have been used in medical and scientific advancements for decades. Nevertheless, her family is encouraging African Americans to participate in clinical research.

(June 9, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Observer report
Here’s What We Know about California Primary Election Results

While there was less excitement for California’s 2022 primary than other recent elections, a number of seats were up for grabs. Here’s what preliminary election results showed Wednesday morning, June 8, as of 6am.

(June 8, 2022) → Read the full CapRadio report
Here’s What Happened in California’s Primary Election While You Were Sleeping

Early voting returns show California Gov. Gavin Newsom coasting to the general election in November, with 56.6% of the vote thus far. Republican candidate Sen. Brian Dahle trails Newsom with 16.7%.

(June 8, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Bee report
It’s Primary Election Day in California: Here’s How to Register, Vote and Follow Results

While many races will pick two candidates for the general election in November, some local races could be decided in the primary. In Sacramento County, that includes a new sheriff and district attorney. You can learn more in our 2022 Sacramento primary voter guide.

(June 7, 2022) → Read the full CapRadio report
Veterans Mental Health Resource Fair June 8

On Wednesday, June 8 from 9:30–11:30am, veteran nonprofit Nation’s Finest will host a Mental Health Resource Fair at Mather Veteran’s Village, located at 10621 Schirra Ave.

(June 6, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Observer report
Folsom Resident Wins Big Bass Tournament

Luke Johns, 22, of Folsom, won the prestigious Wild West Bass Trail Apex Spartan 580 on the Columbia River in Oregon on May 20.

(June 3, 2022) → Read the full Auburn Journal report
Rio Linda Librarian is Moving Onward and Upward

Rio Linda Library Branch Supervisor Sally McGrath is transferring to the South Natomas Library for what she calls “a bit of a promotion.”

(June 3, 2022) → Read the full Rio Linda Messenger report
Vista Nueva Makes Natomas the Next Front in Keeping People Housed

With $29 million in funding from Homekey, a statewide program aimed at helping to develop more housing for California’s unhoused people, the old Staybridge Suites in Natomas now has a new name and purpose.

(June 2, 2022) → Read the full Sacramento News & Review report

Upcoming Civic Events

Event sponsor logo
EGUSD Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday July 5 2022   6:00 PM

Event sponsor logo
Planning Commission
Tuesday July 5 2022   6:30 PM

Event sponsor logo
Historic District Commission Meeting
Wednesday July 6 2022   5:00 PM

Event sponsor logo
Planning Commission Meeting
Thursday July 7 2022   6:00 PM

Event sponsor logo
Sacramento Employment & Training Agency
Thursday July 7 2022   10:00 AM