Debbie Meyer counts years, not medals, and she swears she is ready to read a new chapter. Forty-eight years ago. The 1968 Games. She was just a 16-year-old from Carmichael when she swept the 200-, 400- and 800-meter events in Mexico City, becoming the first swimmer to win three individual Olympic gold medals.
Chants of “Lock her up! Lock her up!” were frequent at the Republican National Convention as delegates voiced their contempt of Hillary Clinton, but the anti-Clinton rhetoric mirrors the often distasteful mocking of both candidates by advocates of the other. To be sure, similar disparaging comments of Donald Trump will be heard as Democrats in Philadelphia take aim at Donald Trump.
Sacramento Bee senior photographer Manny Crisostomo found motivation through his new camera - a Leica Monochrome digital rangefinder camera with a black and white sensor - and headed for the California State Fair the day before it opened. Once there, he was inspired by the characters he found who personified the fair. He captured portraits throughout the fair of workers, performers, fair-goers and animals. We think they are pretty special, too. Enjoy!
Manny CrisostomoThe Sacramento Bee
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