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State backs off plans for trains through South Land Park

Apr 11, 2014
State backs off plans for trains through South Land Park

State parks officials say they are backing off controversial plans to run tourist trains through South Land Park and on down to Hood, but say they remain very interested in extending the existing Old Sacramento excursion train to the Sacramento Zoo.

The wrecking ball looms: Saving Sacramento’s Downtown Plaza art

Apr 7, 2014
The wrecking ball looms: Saving Sacramento’s Downtown Plaza art

For years, Downtown Plaza shoppers have strolled past works from noted local artists. When the mall gets knocked down for an arena, where will the art go?


This ceramic harlequin is one of a pair of sculptures in Yoshio Taylor’s “Spherical Discourse,” which is at the east entrance of Downtown...

El Dorado County voters may decide latest growth fight

Mar 19, 2014

In El Dorado County, where growth wars have raged for decades, voters may face two or more dueling measures on the November ballot.

March projected to be rainy, but no miracles expected

Mar 3, 2014

Sacramento should get slightly more than an inch of rain this week, with the first set of warmish showers expected to visit sometime today and lasting through Tuesday morning.

Nevada County’s Bridgeport covered bridge awaits repairs

Jan 19, 2014
Nevada County’s Bridgeport covered bridge awaits repairs

In announcing his state budget, Gov. Brown allocated $40 million to the Department of Parks and Recreation to help it whittle away at what parks officials say is a $1 billion-plus list of deferred maintenance projects at its 280 parks and recreation sites. Will some of it be used to save Nevada County’s famous...

Slow-growth ballot measure launched in El Dorado County

Jan 15, 2014
Slow-growth ballot measure launched in El Dorado County

An El Dorado County group launched a drive Tuesday to qualify a November ballot initiative to slow county growth. Traffic backs up on Highway 50 near Latrobe Road in El Dorado Hills, and growing congestion along that key artery is a reason a slow-...

Locomotive excursion trains to launch this month in Folsom

Sep 16, 2013
Locomotive excursion trains to launch this month in Folsom

Sacramento area train aficionados will launch new locomotive excursion rides in eastern Sacramento County.

Sacramento-area bike shops peddle recumbent tricycles to aging pedalers

Jul 13, 2013
Sacramento-area bike shops peddle recumbent tricycles to aging pedalers

Jack Orlove of Lincoln, above, prepares to ride his recumbent tricycle with a group along the American River Parkway trail in Sacramento on a recent Saturday.Tricycles are for tots, right? Fair Oaks businessman Mickey O'Brien is betting that's no...

Conflicts increase on busy parkway

Jun 22, 2013
Conflicts increase on busy parkway

Cyclists, runners, dog walkers and others share the American River Parkway, but the trail's increasing popularity has led to a rise in problems as they compete for space.It's 8 a.m. on a June Saturday, and the American River Parkway is already g...

Going more than 15 mph on the bike trail? You may get a ticket

Jun 6, 2013
Going more than 15 mph on the bike trail? You may get a ticket

Bicyclists cross an intersection on the American River Parkway near Sunrise Boulevard on Thursday. Sacramento County is removing most of the stop signs for cyclists where the bike trail crosses vehicular access roads. Stop signs will be put up fo...



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