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Hat Collection on Display in Rancho Cordova

Barbara Alfidi first fell in love with hats while searching for the perfect final touch to her Gold Rush costume for an event in the 1980s. Since then, she has amassed such a collection that it’s now on public view in Rancho Cordova.

(Oct. 22, 2021) → Read the full The Grapevine Independent report
People Ask: Should Negro Bar Be Renamed?

Folsom’s Negro Bar is a popular spot for water recreation, but its name has been considered problematic. A petition is now being circulated to change it.

(Oct. 21, 2021) → Read the full Sacramento News & Review report

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Why is California still experiencing offshore oil spills half-a-century after the catastrophic Santa Barbara disaster? The answer is found in the state’s longtime, close relationship with the oil business.

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
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Image caption: Sacramento County’s water management system is a complicated melange of more than two dozen districts.
Sacramento County’s Complex Water System, Explained
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Image caption: The ski resort once called 'Squaw Valley' has changed its name, which resort owners acknowledged was racist and sexist.
Ski Resort Changes ‘Derogatory, Offensive’ Name
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When California adopted the recall law 110 years ago, it was to keep big money out of politics. Now billionaire donors are dominating this year's gubernatorial recall campaign on both sides.

Image caption: Larry Elder, the frontrunner among candidates hoping to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Is California’s Recall Voting Process Undemocratic?

The next governor of California could win election with far fewer votes that the incumbent governor in the state's recall vote Sept. 14. How did the recall process become so undemocratic?

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