The Sacramento Bee

The Sacramento Bee Founded in 1857, The Sacramento Bee is the flagship of the 30 daily and almost 50 non-daily newspapers owned by The McClatchy Company. The third-largest newspaper corporation in the country in terms of circulation, McClatchy prints more than 3.2 million papers each day, read by millions more all over the world via a covey of Web sites on the Internet. On February 3, 2007, The McClatchy Company and The Sacramento Bee celebrated their 150th Anniversary. Over the years, McClatchy-owned papers have won hundreds of journalism awards, including 73 Pulitzer Prizes. Of that number, 15 have been coveted Gold Medals for Public Service. The Sacramento Bee is the flagship newspaper of the McClatchy Co . and the largest paper in the region. Its location at 2100 Q St. was once the Buffalo Brewery and its namesake "Scoopy" was designed by Walt Disney. It was awarded its first Pulitzer Prize in 1935 for Public Service. Since that time, The Bee has won numerous awards, including four more Pulitzer Prizes, the most recent for feature photography in 2007. The Bee's circulation area covers the Northern Sacramento Valley and surrounding areas: south to Stockton, north to Redding, east to Reno and west to the San Francisco Bay Area. The Bee is available seven days a week both in print and online (e-edition). Read more:

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Extreme danger prompts 450 Sand fire evacuations

Extreme danger prompts 450 Sand fire evacuations

Cal Fire announced new evacuations involving 450 homes because of extreme fire danger Saturday afternoon at the Sand Fire blazing in Amador and El Dorado counties. A DC-10 Air Tanker makes a drop on the Sand Fire at the middle fork of the Cosumnes...

Live blog: Updates from Sand Fire in El Dorado, Amador counties

Get live updates from people and organizations on the scene of the Sand Fire burning in El Dorado and Amador counties.

Triple-digit temperatures forecast for Sacramento

Temperatures in the Sacramento region are expected to remain in the triple-digits for the next few days.

Golden Cadillacs belt out country tunes at Folsom concert

The country band Golden Cadillacs performs this week in the last of this year’s Thursday Night Concert Series at the Folsom amphitheater at Sutter and Decatur streets.

Auburn man’s bromeliads are out of this world

Auburn man’s bromeliads are out of this world

Collector of rarities loves bromeliads for their rainbow colors; see them this weekend at Sacramento show and sale.

Chet Blackburn with examines a Vriesea hybrid bromeliad. He has an amazing collection at his Auburn home including hundreds that he's preparing for the Sacramento Bromeliad and Carnivorous Plant Show.

Seeds: Lessons of California’s drought from 1976

“What have you done to save water today?”

That leading question could be asked any day this year, but it’s an echo from California’s past.

On a poster hung in schoolrooms and kitchens across the state, that query came from 1976 and a public service announcement printed by...

Pet Connection: Are you into pet trivia? Here are some tidbits to share

“Did you know?” That’s always a great conversation starter, especially when it’s about our pet pals.

SPCA Pet of the Week: Pixie

SPCA Pet of the Week: Pixie

At the Sacramento SPCA, we meet a lot of new faces that deserve second chances. Pixie, an 8-year-old Australian cattle dog mix, is one of those faces.

Placer supervisors ask conservative voters for pay hike

Supervisors in fiscally conservative Placer County took the unusual step this week of asking voters to more than double their salaries and provide access to county health and retirement benefits.

Special election to replace ousted county supervisor Ray Nutting stirs up El Dorado County

Special election to replace ousted county supervisor Ray Nutting stirs up El Dorado County

The bitterness, dysfunction and strangeness of a supervisorial special election roil El Dorado County these days. After a politically charged prosecution, four-term Supervisor Ray Nutting was ousted from office over misdemeanor convictions. His wife, i...

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