Weary firefighters and relieved El Dorado County residents expressed elation Thursday at word that an arson suspect had been arrested and charged with starting the massive King fire, which has charred roughly 73,000 acres of forest in El Dorado and Placer counties since Saturday and threatens 12,000 homes.

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Top executives from Major League Soccer got high-level briefings from Sacramento Republic FC owners – and an earful from the team's famously rowdy fans – as they began an on-the-ground evaluation Thursday of the region’s chances for an MLS expansion team.
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Sacramento Regional Transit’s security force coverage on buses and light rail trains is “inadequate,” putting the agency at risk of not being able to respond quickly enough to emergency calls, especially during evenings hours, a review team has concluded.
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Ron Nehring, the former California Republican Party chairman and current candidate for lieutenant governor, was campaigning this week when he posted a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge on Twitter and told his followers he was heading “deeper into opposition-held territory.”
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After 15 seasons as the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A’s, the Sacramento River Cats reached a deal Thursday to change their affiliation to the San Francisco Giants next year, citing the Giants’ popularity among area baseball fans as a key motivation.
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Construction crews will be closing several eastbound lanes this weekend on the Pioneer Bridge, which carries Highway 50 over the Sacramento River between West Sacramento and downtown Sacramento. Expect delays, Caltrans says. Similar work last weekend caused hourlong backups.
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The gathering in the Valley High School library Wednesday to welcome Elk Grove Unified’s new superintendent, Christopher Hoffman, had the feel of a homecoming rally.

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