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Inmates learn as they teach wild horses

Oct 2, 2014
Inmates learn as they teach wild horses

Just two weeks into a new program that allows inmates to help train wild mustangs, a chestnut mare is already allowing herself to be hand-fed by a pack of humans.


Joe Misner, ranch manager in charge of the inmate Wild Horse and Burro Training and Adoption Program for offenders at...

Firefighter injured; expected rain could help crews battling King blaze

Sep 24, 2014
Firefighter injured; expected rain could help crews battling King blaze

In advance of an expected shift in weather that could help firefighters get the upper hand on the massive King fire, an inmate firefighter suffered a serious injury Wednesday when a tree limb struck him. Fire burns through tall trees near Uncle To...

Sacramento model rocket club remains grounded

Sep 24, 2014
Sacramento model rocket club remains grounded

For over a year, the Sacramento Area Rocketry Group has searched high and low for a suitable launch site without success. Students from the E.V. Cain STEM Charter Middle School launch a rocket. For over a year, the Sacramento Area Rocketry Group h...

130-square-mile King fire forces cancellation of Ironman Lake Tahoe

Sep 21, 2014
130-square-mile King fire forces cancellation of Ironman Lake Tahoe

As the massive King fire consumed nearly 130 square miles of Sierra terrain, firefighters continued their battle and the blaze worsened air quality over a large swath of the foothills.


James Kirk ride his bike in the smoke from the King fire Sunday September 21, 2014 in Foresthill, Cailf.

Isleton celebrates restoration of Chinese community center

Sep 16, 2014
Isleton celebrates restoration of Chinese community center

A significant piece of Isleton history was on display Tuesday as the community celebrated the first phase of the restoration of the Delta community’s long-shuttered Chinese community center.


Merrill Jung, left, and Paul Chin, who grew up in Isleton, tour its restored Bing Kong Tong building on Tuesday. Below, a...

Paddle boat that ran aground is freed in Lake Tahoe

Aug 5, 2014

A historic Mississippi paddle boat that ran aground in Lake Tahoe was freed Tuesday, leaving officials with rising concerns about the lake’s dropping water levels.

Drought drains Folsom Lake businesses, recreation

Aug 1, 2014
Drought drains Folsom Lake businesses, recreation

As platoons of people descended on Brown’s Ravine in January to see the exposed gold rush town, Ken Christensen figured his 670 dock slots might not float boats at all this summer. The rains came and saved the season – somewhat.


Low levels of water at Folsom Lake due to...

Plastic bag ban blows into region

Jun 27, 2014
Plastic bag ban blows into region

Like an urban tumbleweed caught by a coastal breeze, ordinances banning thin plastic shopping bags have reached the Sacramento region. Safeway clerks Christia Johnson-Williams, left, and Heather Roberts pack groceries into plastic bags at a store...

Hunt for missing hiker in El Dorado County takes to air and water

Jun 13, 2014
Hunt for missing hiker in El Dorado County takes to air and water

The widening search for the missing Berkeley student continued on Friday, with authorities searching by air, land and water.


Vernon “Cody” Mathews

Davis ZIP code claims top giving honor during Big Day of Giving

May 22, 2014
Davis ZIP code claims top giving honor during Big Day of Giving

The folks behind the Big Day of Giving – which brought in $3 million in contributions earlier this month – hoped the event would broaden the region’s donor pool. Data released Thursday seem to suggest they’re on the right track.


Members of ‘City Year Sacramento’ watch the large lighted display...

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