Community News Picks

Editorial picks featuring items that are primarily of interest to smaller neighborhoods/regions or special groups.
Be Part of the 2014 Wild&Scenic Festival Team

Dec 27, 2013

NEVADA CITY, Calif. December 27, 2013 - We need your help to make this fest the best! We're seeking volunteer help and would like to borrow some items, if you have them to loan.

Volunteer opportunities are still available (fewer than 200/600 positions are left to be filled!). SYRCL's Wild & Scenic Film...

Appeal Democrat
Giving and Receiving: Family reunites, thanks to Salvation Army

Sandy Solansky had already lost two daughters to adoption due to her addiction.

Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Dec 25, 2013
Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

christmas treeSACRAMENTO-

The presents are open, the feast is over, now the clean-up begins. Several locations are accepting Christmas trees for recycling. Please remove all tinsel, ornaments and lights first; most locations only accept carloads of 5 trees.

SMUD Corporation Yard: …

Appeal Democrat
A Christmas tradition glows on

Glowing luminaries outside and church members singing "Silent Night" followed three Christmas Eve services at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.

Sacramento Catholics Celebrate First Christmas with New Pope

Dec 24, 2013


There are two times a year when people who don’t normally go to church find themselves at mass: Easter and Christmas.

With Pope Francis leading the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, people like Stephanie Johnson hope to see more people …

Baby Jesus Stolen from Modesto Nativity Scene

Dec 24, 2013


A children’s doll has taken the place of baby Jesus in a nativity scene after a Dec. 17 theft at Modesto’s St Peter Lutheran Church.

“Jesus was missing and we went looking. We looked in the bushes, we looked …

The Sacramento Bee
Laid off parks director accuses Galt of age discrimination

Galt’s former parks director is seeking more than $1.3 million in damages for the emotional turmoil he says he suffered when the city laid him off toward the end of the economic downturn two years ago.

I Care: Bringing Christmas to families of troops

Dec 24, 2013
I Care: Bringing Christmas to families of troops

Reflections of Christmas lights twinkle in puddles of water that will soon freeze to black ice. Rodney Stanhope warms his hands on the propane heater given to him by his wife as an early Christmas gift. He sits under an Army canopy in a makeshift base, flanked by armored military vehicles in the Market...

Fire at Apartment Complex Displaces 14

Dec 24, 2013
Fire at Apartment Complex Displaces 14


An early morning fire at a Sacramento apartment complex has 14 people looking for a place to stay on Christmas Eve.

The fire was first reported to dispatchers just before 3 a.m. Crews responding to the scene soon found …

Cowtown Eats
Free Coffee or Tea at Peet’s Coffee on Christmas Eve

Dec 23, 2013

Christmas Eve's a long day. Many people are traveling, some stay up late to open up presents or go to church, and others are furiously shopping to the very last moment. Luckily, Peet's Coffee is offering free coffee or tea...

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