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Carmichael Times logo LOCAL NEWS
Savannah Banana Ball to Host Three Games

World Famous Baseball Circus will Take Place from May 9-11Original article published at Carmichael Times

Image caption: Sparky and Cheri Clarke, formerly based at Cal Expo, lost everything in the barn fire at Tioga Downs, including six horses.
Cal Expo Horsemen Step Up After Devastating Barn Fire

Local harness trainers and owners donate trailer-full of supplies after Tioga Downs tragedy in upstate New York.

Your Tahoe Guide logo LOCAL NEWS
Locally made skis, boards

Jen Gurecki with Coalition Skis. | Coalition Snow
Is another epic season in store for Tahoe? According to the NOAA Climate Prediction Center, the coming winter has a 75 percent chance of a strong El Niño (read Mark McLaughlin’s story …

Image caption: Run to Feed the Hungry participants raise funds for Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.
Running Around California’s Capital Region

From marathoners to casual joggers, enthusiasts can take advantage of the Sacramento region’s diverse trails, terrain, and competitive events.

Folsom Telegraph logo LOCAL NEWS
Folsom Handcar Derby is rolling fast again

As traffic whizzed by on East Bidwell Street, sisters Kirra and Makayla Putman raced alongside the many vehicles on their quadripede, riding the rails in the 30th annual Folsom Handcar Derby.

Image caption: Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon is one of 82 tribal gaming operations in California.
A Guide to Gambling in the Golden State

In California, you can bet on a horse race, buy a lottery ticket, put money on poker in a card room and play slots at a tribal casino all in the same day.

Image caption: California has produced a stellar field of athletes in many different sports. The hard part is just naming 10.
Golden State All-Stars

Ten of the greatest athletes born or raised in California.

Image caption: Basketball legend Bill Russell (l), and iconic baseball broadcaster Vin Scully (r).
Bill Russell and Vin Scully: Two California Sports Icons

Basketball legend Bill Russell and iconic baseball play-by-play broadcaster Vin Scully will be remembered as two of the most monumental figures in California sports history.

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Will Voters Approve Sports Betting?

Four ballot measures to legalize sports wagering in California were proposed, but now it's down to two and only one might face voters this year.

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: 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

The name change of one of California’s most historic ski resorts is part of a statewide and national trend to reexamine offensive place names.