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Capitol Alert
Census Bureau, state agree on California’s population growth

Dec 30, 2013
Census Bureau, state agree on California’s population growth

State demographers and the federal Census Bureau, who once had widely disparate views about California's population growth, appear to be in synch so far in this decade. A couple of weeks ago, the state Department of Finance calculated that Californi...

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Kings Corner
Jason Jones’ Week 5 NBA power rankings

Nov 30, 2013

The Indiana Pacers will be tested over the next five games. They begin a five-game road trip through the Western Conference Sunday at the Los Angeles Clippers with stops in

The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour

Seeds: Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour


The home of David and Deborah Bonuccelli, on 45th Street in Sacramento, is part of Sacred Heart School’s 40th annual Holiday Home tour and was the only home on the first tour in 1973.

Many famous people have walked past Deborah and David Bonuccelli’s front door. They live next...

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The Sacramento Bee
Dry garden becoming the new front yard

Dry garden becoming the new front yard

Like a trickle that builds into a steady stream, the low-water message is seeping through our neighborhoods. Ellen Zagory sees it every day. She notices it throughout Davis and Sacramento. She calls it “The New Front Yard.” ...

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The Sacramento Bee
Maria Kang of Elk Grove ignites Internet firestorm with photo showing off her fitness

Maria Kang of Elk Grove ignites Internet firestorm with photo showing off her fitness

Elk Grove mother and fitness buff Maria Kang has ignited a firestorm in cyberspace with her “what’s your excuse?” Facebook photo, which shows her in a sports bra and short shorts, posing with her three young sons. Sacramento workout...

The Sacramento Bee
Gardener leaves growing legacy in Land Park’s Rock Garden

Gardener leaves growing legacy in Land Park’s Rock Garden

Daisy Mah is retiring this month from tending the WPA Rock Garden in Land Park. On a blustery October morning, Daisy Mah methodically tended the WPA Rock Garden at Land Park, just like she’s done almost every day for 25 years. Ignoring the ...

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Capitol Alert
Jerry Brown signs Tahoe governance bill

Oct 12, 2013
Jerry Brown signs Tahoe governance bill

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Saturday ratifying an agreement with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval on the governance of the basin surrounding Lake Tahoe. In the agreement, reached earlier this year, California and Nevada will continue the two-state p...

The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Unusual summer led to unexpected harvests

Seeds: Unusual summer led to unexpected harvests

Banana peppers grew well in the Hodges garden, situated at 2,300 feet in elevation. Farm to fork? Try backyard to table. Area gardeners are way ahead of Sacramento’s first Farm-to-Fork Week, which kicks off today. These urban farmers h...

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The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Straw bale gardens keep growing

Seeds: Straw bale gardens keep growing

Karen Sellers harvests beets from her Sacramento straw bale garden. The beets grew quickly from seed and didn't bolt during the summer heat. Slouching like a gardener on a hot August afternoon, my straw bales sag under the weight of their growi...

The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Tiny town needs a home; tomatoes need warm night

Seeds: Tiny town needs a home; tomatoes need warm night

Details on Quattro’s tiny works include crushed-rock “soil” and real glass windows. Tony Quattro worries that time is running out for his tiny town. It needs a place to go. “I’m getting desperate,” he sai...

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