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As Memories Fade: A wife’s devotion endures against the slow march of Alzheimer’s

Grandison Turner, known as Junior, is a retired North Sacramento laborer who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease a decade ago. At 80, he’s fading quickly – he can’t stand up or roll over in bed without help and barely speaks. But his wife, Juanita, is determined to keep him at home. “According to the vows I made before God, I’d honor him in sickness and in health,” she said. “This is part of the vows I made.”

Kings Blog

McLemore comes up big with second-half effort

Kings coach Michael Malone believed this was the scariest game of this four-game trip, because the Minnesota Timberwolves were without four starters. Malone worried his team might not come out with the right focus, and for 24 minutes, he was right.

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Small Placer dam is a big barrier to salmon

A small dam in Auburn Ravine in Lincoln is proving to be a significant barrier to salmon. The Nevada Irrigation District, which owns Hemphill Dam, plans to modify it for salmon but has been criticized by environmental groups for dragging its feet. The Placer County District Attorney’s Office is also investigating the dam.

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Ailene Voisin

Opinion: Safron grasps win that was always out of reach

Garrett Safron, the one-time walk-on from Santa Monica High earned a scholarship to Sacramento State, beat out the competition for starting quarterback, rewrote the Hornets’ record book, and finally on Saturday, in his last gasp at defeating UC Davis, he grabbed a chunk of the Causeway and held it aloft with his teammates.

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