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Sacramento hot again before temperatures drop: ‘This ain’t Phoenix’

Sep 14, 2014
Sacramento hot again before temperatures drop: ‘This ain’t Phoenix’

Sacramento’s early-September heat spell will continue Sunday, but by Monday temperatures should be back down to seasonal normals. The National Weather Service forecasts a local high of 99 degrees this afternoon, making this potentially the first day since midweek that the high won’t top 100. Saturday’s high downtown was 104 degrees, tying the record...

The Public Eye: Repairs on Sacramento’s historic train depot prove costlier than expected

Sep 11, 2014
The Public Eye: Repairs on Sacramento’s historic train depot prove costlier than expected

When the city of Sacramento bought the historic but dilapidated downtown train depot nearly a decade ago, officials knew they were taking on the biggest fixer-upper in town. “A diamond in the rough,” city architect Hinda Chandler put it. They just didn't know how rough.


Kelly Schertle of San Jose...

Feds to help fund Broadway Bridge planning

Sep 10, 2014
Feds to help fund Broadway Bridge planning

The city of West Sacramento has been awarded a $1.5 million federal transportation grant for planning work for a local traffic bridge it and the city of Sacramento hope to build over the Sacramento River just south of the Highway 50 Pioneer Bridge. ...

Yolo supervisors challenge Benicia on crude oil train plans

Jul 15, 2014
Yolo supervisors challenge Benicia on crude oil train plans

In a letter to be sent this week, Yolo County officials accuse the city of Benicia of failing to adequately review the potential for oil spills and fires resulting from a plan by the Valero Refining Co. to run two daily trains carrying crude oil throug...

Folsom roads, bridges will close for Amgen Tour bike race

Apr 29, 2014

Some main streets in and near downtown Folsom, including the Rainbow Bridge and Folsom Lake Crossing, will be closed for most the day when the Amgen Tour of California comes to that city May 12.

Highway 50 to close completely in El Dorado Hills early Sunday morning for blasting operations

Apr 29, 2014

El Dorado County officials will close a mile of Highway 50 during the next three Sundays while crews blast rock at the Silva Valley Parkway interchange project.

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.

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