Community News Picks

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

Appeal Democrat
Trucker gets one-year sentence for sending explicit photos to Olivehurst girl

A truck driver from Minnesota who sent a photograph of himself in women's underwear to a 13-year-old Olivehurst girl and must now register a sex offender, a Yuba County judge ruled on Monday. Stephen Edward Kinghorn, 30, was sentenced to serve nearly...

Appeal Democrat
Briefs: Injured Linda man won’t speak to police

A Linda man who was possibly beaten and was found unconscious a week ago refused to speak with investigators on Monday, the Yuba County Sheriff's Department reported. Sheriff's investigators said Larry Dodd, 29, suffered "facial injuries" consistent...

Cowtown Eats
Dining News: Hock Farm ‘Solid but Underwhelming [with] Unexceptional Vision’

Aug 12, 2013

Sac Bee restaurant critic Blair Anthony Robertson initially declared Hock Farm "uneven" back in April. After several more visits, he finds the "eating experience...is often basic, if not underwhelming." Sometimes, we felt like we were punched in the no...

FOX40
STAR Tests will be Phased out in Elk Grove Schools this School Year

Aug 12, 2013

ELK GROVE–

Anxious parents dropped their kindergarten-aged kids off at Elk Grove schools today on the first day of school. None of them will be taking the STAR assessment tests that have been a mainstay of student evaluations for 14 …


FOX40
French Fry Factory Moving into West Sacramento

Aug 12, 2013

WEST SACRAMENTO–

A field of dreams will soon be a field of fries in West Sacramento. Actually, a field that produces fries.

A company called Tomra claims it processes about 70% of the world’s french fries. And, an empty lot …


FOX40
Police: Man Intentionally Drowns Dog at Fairfield Civic Center Pond

Aug 12, 2013
Police: Man Intentionally Drowns Dog at Fairfield Civic Center Pond

FAIRFIELD—

A 21-year-old man has been charged with animal cruelty after people all around Fairfield’s Civic Center complex reported seeing him drown a dog.

The incident happened around 10:15 a.m. Monday, according to a release from Fairfield Police. Dispatchers fielded …


Sac Biz Lunch
My hope for Harv’s

Aug 12, 2013
My hope for Harv’s

There’s a for-lease sign outside Harv’s Metro Car Wash on the corner of L and 19th streets in Midtown.  Not for the car wash but for the retail space inside. That’s got me hoping for a return of the diner that used to occupy what’s now a basically a Hallmark store for people having...

FOX40
Stabbing Reported at Party in Davis

Aug 12, 2013
Stabbing Reported at Party in Davis

DAVIS-

Davis Police say two people were stabbed early Sunday morning at party.

Just before 2 a.m., officers say a fight broke out at an apartment complex along F Street. Some callers reported hearing gunshots, according to police.

At the …


YubaNet.com
Wildfires affecting air quality

Aug 12, 2013

August 12, 2013 - The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District is issuing an air quality health advisory to notify the public of the potential for poor air quality conditions in Plumas, Sierra and especially Nevada County due to smoke from the A...

Game to 100
Maloof secret-funding tale rests on shaky ground

Aug 12, 2013

It would be disappointing to learn that the Maloofs had secretly funneled $80,000 to the two groups trying to give Sacramentans a vote on whether they should fork over $258 million to build a new arena for the Kings. The … Continue reading

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