Community News Picks

Editorial picks featuring items that are primarily of interest to smaller neighborhoods/regions or special groups.

Sac History Happenings
Big guns brought out to mark 1814 ‘Burning of Washington’

Big guns brought out to mark 1814 ‘Burning of Washington’

It was one of the dark hours in U.S. history. Two hundred years ago this summer, British soldiers overwhelmed American battalions, took the nation’s capital and burned the White House.


An engraving of "The Taking of the City of Washington... by the British Forces Under Major General Ross on August...

FOX40
3-year-old Dies in Highway 99 Crash

Apr 18, 2014
3-year-old Dies in Highway 99 Crash

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A three-year-old girl has died in a car crash along southbound lanes of Highway 99 near Stockton.

Around 1 p.m. Friday, a car carrying six people rolled near Hammer Lane.

California Highway Patrol officers say the young girl was …


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

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

FOX40
Infant Girl in Coma, Foster Father Arrested

Apr 18, 2014
Infant Girl in Coma, Foster Father Arrested

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A 37-year-old man is accused of injuring his foster infant daughter so severely, she is in a coma, and may not survive.

The 10-month-old girl was initially taken to a hospital on March 30, but then quickly flown to …


Elk Grove News
Store Employee Sustains Head Injury During Elk Grove Shoplifting Incident

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Apr 18, 2014
Store Employee Sustains Head Injury During Elk Grove Shoplifting Incident

April 18, 2014 |

A retail employee sustained a head injury in Elk Grove last night during a shoplifting incident.

According to Elk Grove Police, three unknown females entered the Bath and Body Works store on East Stockton Boulevard shortly before 8 p.m. and were observed shoplifting merchandise. When the suspects exited the store with the merchandise, they were...

Sac History Happenings
Obituary: Sacramento photographer Tom Myers, 88, captured vivid images of the West

Obituary: Sacramento photographer Tom Myers, 88, captured vivid images of the West

Tom Myers, a Sacramento photographer whose vivid images of animals, places and people in California and the West have appeared in national magazines, books and on greeting cards, died April 7 of cancer, his family said. He was 88. Tom Myers

YubaNet.com
Truckee Police Department and Truckee Fire District Repond to House Explosion Caused by Drug Manufacturing

Apr 18, 2014
Truckee Police Department and Truckee Fire District Repond to House Explosion Caused by Drug Manufacturing

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The Sacramento Bee
Easter weather looks fine for church, egg hunts in Sacramento

Easter weather looks fine for church, egg hunts in Sacramento

Clear skies and warm temperatures are forecast for Easter Sunday. Isabella Keifer looks at an empty easter egg during the Spring Eggstravaganza at Fairytale Town on Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Davis Vanguard
Davis Man Convicted of Second Degree Murder in Elder-Abuse Case

Davis Man Convicted of Second Degree Murder in Elder-Abuse Case

It took a Yolo County jury little time to convict 53 year old James Mattos of second degree murder.  He was also found guilty of elder abuse likely to cause great bodily harm or death , and theft from an elder or dependent adult. The jury deliberated for approximately four hours before returning the...

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FOX40
Investigators: Erratic Driving Led to I-80 Crash

Apr 17, 2014

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A Roseville woman and a young child were killed Thursday afternoon after apparently losing control along Interstate 80.

A second child, a 10-year-old girl, was sent to the hospital with serious injuries.

“In Placer County is where we first …