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City opens new shared-use trail, providing key connector to South Sacramento
As part of advancements to improve access to active transportation, the City of Sacramento has opened a new shared-use path in Meadowview. The 0.6-mile South Sacramento Parkway Trail West eliminat...
Museum of Science and Curiosity
CPR Instructor, Park Employee Deemed Heroes After Saving Fentanyl Victim
It was just another day of teaching for a CPR instructor from the Rescue Training Institute—until a real-life emergency event occurred.
California Inmates Accuse Prison Commissaries of Price Gouging
Food, toiletries and over-the-counter medicines have been marked up so high that many prisoners are simply priced out.
Meet the Sacramento Zoo’s First Rhino
J Gregory, a 28-year-old southern white rhino, weighs in at just over 4,500 pounds, making him the largest animal housed at the Sacramento Zoo.
The Bay-Delta Ecosystem is Collapsing. Now California Has Dueling Plans to Save It
A long-awaited, controversial report weighs updates to standards that state officials say have failed to protect fish and wildlife. But environmentalists, Native tribes and others already are furious about how long this has taken—and the state is years away from taking action.
Nevada County’s Annual Celtic Festival Returns Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Now in its 25th year of bringing national and international acts to the Sierra foothills, the KVMR Celtic Festival is back.
Gold Country Writers to Honor Short Story Contest Finalists
The first Gold Country Writers Short Story Contest attracted 56 writers from Placer, Sacramento Nevada, El Dorado, Solano, Yolo, San Joaquin and Yuba counties.
Will California Republicans Liberalize Platform on Abortion, Trans Rights? This Weekend May Tell
GOP leaders and activists will hear Friday from Donald Trump and other presidential candidates before deciding whether to change the party platform on abortion and same-sex marriage.
California Cuts Off Financial Aid to 120,000 Students Every Year. Here’s Why
To qualify for financial aid, students must maintain a certain grade-point-average, but many don’t. A bill on Gov. Newsom’s desk would make it easier for students to keep their aid and stay in college.
Sacramento Arts Groups Gather to Discuss Challenges of Filling Venues
Many businesses were affected by the economic downturn spurred by COVID. Especially hard hit were local performing arts organizations.
California’s Surgeon General Wants Schools to Combat Childhood Stress
Black and Latino children are more likely to be hurt by harmful experiences that can lead to lifelong suffering.
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Sacramento State Takes Over CapRadio After Audit Reveals Mismanagement
One month after Capital Public Radio announced layoffs of 12% of its workforce, an audit has found significant financial problems that led Sacramento State President Luke Wood to announce the university is assuming operational control of the NPR member station.
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Attorney Fights To Restore Voting Rights
Local attorney Carmen-Nicole Cox, serving as ACLU California Action’s director of government affairs, is making a case for restored voting rights for incarcerated individuals. She is pushing for legislation that would remove the part of California’s constitution that disqualifies people serving in a state or federal prison from voting.
In this issue of The Newsletter, we ponder incremental progress as reflected in the journey of two newsrooms.
We’ve made it easier to find and track news and other information and connect with your local elected representatives.
Planned Parenthood clinics in Southern California saw a sharp increase in abortions after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade. Now, workers at the clinics are creating a union.
Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara unveils a plan to shore up the California insurance market for homeowners. Insurers would return to wildfire zones, but would have an easier path to rate increases.
About 300,000 Californians have lost Medi-Cal coverage since the state resumed eligibility checks. You have options if you get a notice about your coverage.
Big Social Media is abandoning the field of reliable information-distribution in some big ways. CALocal is helping to fill that hole—with maps.
Social media were once very good at sharing reliable first-hand information about fires, floods, etc. Not any more. Here’s an alternative.
California collects a special tax on high incomes to fund mental health services. Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to change how the money is spent so a share of it can be used to fund housing for homeless people with mental …
Legislators weren’t able to reach a compromise that helps insurers with wildfire risk while also protecting homeowners. Interest groups hope to find one in meetings this fall.
Hate crimes were up 20 percent in California in 2022, with those against transgender, Muslim and Black people increasing especially sharply. But the state is also spending more than any other to combat such crimes, including a hotline, state commission …
Police can’t force homeless people from encampments unless the city in question has “adequate shelter” for those who are displaced, according to courts. Now everyone involved wants to know what “adequate” means.
California will penalize school boards that ban books based on inclusion of certain groups under a bill the governor is expected to sign into law. But some fear unintended consequences.
Take a break from the weighty worries of the modern world. Go on a run, absorb some culture, and yuk it up with California-born comedians.
From marathoners to casual joggers, enthusiasts can take advantage of the Sacramento region’s diverse trails, terrain, and competitive events.
A rainy Labor Day weekend followed by a week of temperatures in the 80s and 90s created perfect breeding conditions for mosquitoes in a season when their population was already exploding. Meanwhile, the record number of insects and birds testing …
A bipartisan bill to prohibit TikTok on state phones is shelved until 2024. It had breezed through the state Legislature, but the authors want to tweak the measure. It's the latest social media regulation to get stalled in California.
Now that electric cars are mainstream, higher-income Californians will no longer qualify for state subsidies. Lower-income buyers could get up to $12,000.
California prisons are badly understaffed when it comes to doctors and psychiatrists. A new contract attempts to boost retention with substantial bonuses.
California Forever, the company backed by billionaire Silicon Valley investors that wants to build a new city in Solano County, has posted a new website in an attempt to start a "conversation" about the massive project.
California cities are struggling to hire police in a tight labor market after the COVID pandemic. Some are raising by double digits and offering eye-catching bonuses.
Traffic alert: Construction for Central City Mobility project planned Oct. 2-6
As construction continues on the Central City Mobility project, residents and commuters should be aware of planned work starting Monday, Oct. 2. Construction crews are scheduled to perform various...
Here’s why your tap water might taste different during this time of year
Have you noticed a different taste or smell in your tap water? If so, you aren’t alone. City Department of Utilities staff say that receive more calls in late summer and early fall about a change ...
Attend these upcoming workshops to learn about ‘Missing Middle’ housing in Sacramento
The City of Sacramento is inviting residents to learn about the City’s preliminary recommendations for implementing Missing Middle Housing (MMH) in Sacramento during upcoming in-person and online ...
Here are the street closures for Urban Cow Half Marathon on Oct. 1
The annual Urban Cow Half Marathon, organized by Capital Race Management, will close various streets in Land Park and downtown Sacramento on the morning of Sunday, Oct. 1. The race, which begins a...
See and touch heavy flood fighting equipment at the Highwater Jamboree on Oct. 21
City of Sacramento staff are inviting people to attend the Oct. 21 “Highwater Jamboree,” which is expected to be the largest flood preparedness event in the region. Attendees will be able to inter...
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