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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...

Rancho Cordova’s Mike Madden recorded recovery of ancient skeleton in the Yucatán Peninsula

May 19, 2014
Rancho Cordova’s Mike Madden recorded recovery of ancient skeleton in the Yucatán Peninsula

His years of diving and underwater camera work came into play when he was asked to serve as director of photography for an expedition to recover the ancient skeletal remains of a teenage girl from a submerged cave in Mexico. Rancho Cordova residen...

Sacramento nonprofits hoping for donations on Big Day of Giving

May 2, 2014
Sacramento nonprofits hoping for donations on Big Day of Giving

Through email blasts, social media messages and good old-fashioned phone calls, charities in the Sacramento region are in fundraising awareness overdrive for Tuesday’s Big Day of Giving.


Placer SPCA chief executive officer Leilani Fratis walks one of the many dogs available for adoption. The Placer SPCA is one of...

Center for Sacramento History’s display of 275 shoes showcases footwear from 1860s-1980s

Apr 24, 2014
Center for Sacramento History’s display of 275 shoes showcases footwear from 1860s-1980s

If it’s true you can tell a lot about a man by his shoes, then it’s also true that you can learn a lot about a city by its shoe collection.


Visitors browse a display of nearly 275 shoes at the “Inside the Vault Textile Tours: Fabulous Footwear” exhibit...

Granite Bay Little League coach drops suit against player, pays court costs

Apr 18, 2014
Granite Bay Little League coach drops suit against player, pays court costs

The former Granite Bay Little League coach who sued one of his 14-year-old players has dropped the suit, court records filed this week show. Alan Beck

Folsom kids to flex robotics skill in national competition

Apr 15, 2014
Folsom kids to flex robotics skill in national competition

A team of Folsom youths will travel to St. Louis next week to compete in a national competition testing its skill in robotics, engineering and teamwork.


Phoenix Fury LEGO Robotics Team members Akshay Srinivasan (right) and Jeremy Szeto line up their motorized LEGO robot. The team will represent the region...

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