Scott Raab reaches into a bin full of candy and grabs a bag of Jelly Belly jelly beans with a message of good will on the package printed in Arabic and Pashto. It’s known as “candy diplomacy” and it reads, “A gift from the American people in hope that your country will one day enjoy the freedom and opportunities that we have in the United States.”

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Loaves & Fishes is floating a plan to relocate and expand Friendship Park, where hundreds of homeless people receive meals and other services each day, on its property north of downtown Sacramento.
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Less than half the students who enrolled in five Sacramento-area community colleges during the depth of the recession had completed their coursework as of last year, new state data show.
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The Grim Reaper has a message for you: The people who peddle vegan hot dogs and flaxseed inside the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op are destroying our city.
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For a decade, Todd Leras rode a wave of stardom at the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. He tried big cases, won most of them, and in 1998 was named its top prosecutor.
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Several hours before the start of Sunday’s game between the A’s and Houston Astros, as a handful of A’s hitters took batting practice at the Coliseum and pitchers stretched and played catch down the left-field line, a slender, solitary figure in a green warmup top leaned against a section of fencing near the A’s dugout, watching.
Fix 50 - teaser
With the closure of the W-X portion of Highway 50 starting Tuesday, readers have many questions about how to avoid the expected gridlock.

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