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California State Parks honors 150th anniversary, Gold Rush in Coloma

California State Parks honors 150th anniversary, Gold Rush in Coloma

A line of bonneted schoolchildren shuffled past the Coloma Post Office on Friday, kicking up dust with their laced boots as the blacksmith’s hammer clinked next door.


Maddie Cowles, 8, of Placerville looks for a flash in the pan at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park on Friday. Visitors used...

Game to 100
Opinion: In arena-subsidy fight, grass-roots activists provide inspiring example

Jan 27, 2014

It would be easy to turn cynical at this point and remind yourself that fighting city hall is an exercise in futility. When you combine big money, greed, ambitious politicians and a compliant local media, you create a steamroller likely … Continue reading

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Roseville Supplements Water with Groundwater Wells

Jan 27, 2014
Roseville Supplements Water with Groundwater Wells

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Tap water may taste a little different in Roseville starting Monday. Back-up groundwater wells will be turned on this week to help supplement the city’s water needs as Folsom Reservoir dwindles.

Roseville, and other surrounding neighborhoods, have asked for …


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Campus Parking Nearly free for Sac State Students

Jan 27, 2014
Campus Parking Nearly free for Sac State Students

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Sacramento State students and visitors who don’t have semester parking permits can park for just 35 cents Monday and Tuesday.

Those who want the discounted rate have to sign up at http://www.paybyphone.com,  download a free app, enter …


Sacramento Vegan
Mother, eagerly-awaited vegetarian restaurant, opens in Sacramento

Jan 27, 2014
Mother, eagerly-awaited vegetarian restaurant, opens in Sacramento

Mother, Chef Michael Thiemann's eagerly-awaited vegetarian restaurant, opened in Sacramento last week. According to the restaurant's website, "Mother is a vegetarian restaurant built by and for omnivores with the aim of offering great food that just s...

Girls on the Grid
5th Annual Sacramento’s Most Eligible Bachelor and Bachelorette Contest

Jan 26, 2014

By Laura Braden and Patrick Harbison Oh hey y’all – we’re finally getting our act together to organize the 5th Annual Sacramento’s Most Eligible Bachelor and Bachelorette contest! …Or as it’s affectionately known: SMEBB (#WorstAcronymEver). Last year we had over 60 nominations, 15 guys /15 ladies as finalists and six winners (2nd runner-up, 1st...

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Court Battle Looms Following STOP Petition Rejection

Jan 26, 2014

SACRAMENTO–

The effort to force a vote on the City of Sacramento’s plan to fund a new sports and entertainment arena will go in front of a judge.  STOP (Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork) organizer Julian Camacho confirmed for FOX40 …


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Light Rail Shooting Victim Identified

Jan 26, 2014

SACRAMENTO—

The family of 51-year-old Eric McCaster is grasping for answers as to why 32-year-old Lynnsey Braun shot and killed their beloved uncle while riding a light rail train in downtown Sacramento.

“He was such a positive person. That’s why …


Sac History Happenings
Gold prospectors take advantage of drought in Placer County

Gold prospectors take advantage of drought in Placer County

A small gold rush is taking hold in the foothills of Placer County, where prospectors young and old are taking advantage of record-low water levels to search for precious metal.


The quest for gold finds Lee Jones of Sparks, Nev., knee-deep in the drought-shrunken Bear River near Colfax on Sunday.

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Vacaville Pastor Back in Jail

Jan 26, 2014
Vacaville Pastor Back in Jail

VACAVILLE–

Pastor Mark Lewis of Fellowship Baptist Church is back in jail for fraud and perjury charges.

On Jan. 9, Lewis was arrested for his involvement in a firebombing case. Police said while three of his co-conspirators stayed in jail, …


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