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Quiz: Do you know your Sacramento history?

Quiz: Do you know your Sacramento history?

Nearly 175 years ago, on Aug. 12, 1839, John Augustus Sutter arrived to establish his "New Helvetia" colony -- present-day Sacramento. Test your knowledge and discover the history of California's capital. The Tower Bridge and Old Sacramento are in...

Appetizers
See red at Woodland Tomato Festival

See red at Woodland Tomato Festival

Annual celebration of Yolo County tomato crop will be held Saturday on historic Main Street.


Tomato samples await tasting at the annual Woodland Tomato Festival, which will be held Saturday on the town’s historic Main Street.

Sac History Happenings
‘Americana’ to take spotlight during Labor Day festivities in Old Sacramento

‘Americana’ to take spotlight during Labor Day festivities in Old Sacramento

Gold Rush Days has been canceled this year due to the drought, but “Americana” will be celebrated in Old Sacramento in a four-day lineup of activities and entertainment over the Labor Day weekend.


Company F, 2nd Calvary, locally known as the Sacramento Rangers during the 1800's, walk thoer horses on...

The Sacramento Bee
Cyclists take to Sacramento streets in Lunar Lunacy ride

Greg DeWall has cycled all over Sacramento several times, as he enjoys exercising in the open air and feeling the Delta breeze against his skin.

“It’s a beautiful city to bike through, especially with the cool evening temperatures,” DeWall said.

DeWall, 35, is a blind paralympian from...

The Sacramento Bee
Davis and Woodland targeted for West Nile spraying this week

The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District will be spraying the insecticide Trumpet for two consecutive nights this week in Davis and Woodland after an “intense” amount of West Nile virus activity was detected, according to a release Monday from the district.

Sac History Happenings
Former enemies unite for World War I commemoration

Former enemies unite for World War I commemoration

Separated by only a small patch of yellow daisies at the Saint-Symphorien military cemetery lie two former enemies: British Captain Kenneth James Roy and German Gefreiter Reinhold Dietrich. Also between the two are some 9 million dead soldiers over fou...

The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera scrap fall season because of financial problems

For the first time in its 17-year history, the Sacramento Philharmonic will not present any concerts during the fall season, and it remains unclear whether its musicians will return to the stage in the spring of 2015.

The Sacramento Opera has also decided not to stage performances in the fall.

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The Sacramento Bee
Families sue Yuba City nonprofit for allegedly providing untrained dogs as service animals

Families sue Yuba City nonprofit for allegedly providing untrained dogs as service animals

Families of autistic children who paid thousands of dollars each for “service dogs” from a Yuba County nonprofit group are suing the organization, alleging fraud.


Joseph James, with son Sammy, says Bolt, from Pawsitive Service Dog Solutions, doesn’t aid the autistic boy.

Sammy James, 4,...

The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Garden tours show Sacramento’s links to waterways

Seeds: Garden tours show Sacramento’s links to waterways


A “Crimson Queen” Japanese maple, left, graces the Happy Frog Pond in the garden of Pauline and Irv Faria, which will be open to the public April 26. Above, one of the garden’s camellias.

We are a community built on waterways. That sense of place not only inspires major...

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The Sacramento Bee
Pet Connection: Tricks can make medicine easier to take

Are there straitjackets for dogs? That’s what I’ve been wondering lately as we struggle to medicate the ears of Keeper, one of our cavalier King Charles spaniels.

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