Union Pacific recently declined to let a half marathon cross its midtown Sacramento tracks. The event was canceled. Sports event organizers say their troubles with the railroad started after a train crashed into a parade in 2012.
Rice farmers say additional water cutbacks this year will cause them to take acres out of production. Fewer flooded rice fields means less habitat for migrating waterfowl. Sacramento Valley farmers already cut planting 23 percent last year.
A federal judge Friday rejected efforts to overturn a $100 million settlement in the Moonlight Fire case. Sierra Pacific Industries asked a court to toss the settlement by claiming federal prosecutors engaged in “fraud upon the court.” The judge ruled the request is “wholly devoid” of substance.
Teachers, staff and administrators at Eureka Union sweat and play together to stay fit. The Granite Bay school district uses an insurance grant to fund its wellness program. Insurance officials hope the program will cut down on absenteeism and medical claims.
Daniel Kniffin is the front-runner to replace record-setting Garrett Safron. Star linebacker Darnell Sankey promises no hits on the signal-caller in the annual Green & Gold game Saturday. Players will battle for jobs in front of Hornet football alumni.
Bay Bridge officials said they repositioned skewed anchor rods that attach the span’s main cable. But a leading expert raised doubts about the solution. Other tests leave questions about rods that secure the tower.
Sacramento’s housing market is picking up steam. Sales of existing houses in Sacramento County rose 12 percent in March from the same month of 2014, from 1,392 to 1,559. The median sales price of existing homes in the county jumped by 9.8 percent – from $245,000 to $269,000 – year over year, CoreLogic reported on Friday.
Sacramento native Jeff Levering became a Major League sportscaster in January at the age of 31. This season, he will sub for the great Bob Uecker at Milwaukee Brewer games. Levering worked his way up through the minor leagues.
Experts say in most cases it’s best to leave found kittens where they are. Before taking kittens home for fostering, check them for fleas. Plan on feeding them every four to six hours, round the clock.