Traffic slowdowns have not reached the same levels endured by motorists on the first day of the Fix50 lane closures, but officials continue point to alternate routes and changed habits as the best way to ensure minimal disruptions. All that while traffic helicopters have some residents down below unhappy about their noise.

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The disappearance of Danielle Pruden, 29, who was last seen leaving her Demuth Circle home Friday, is not characteristic of her typical behavior, officials said.
Medical Marijuana Politics
Sacramento County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to ban outdoor marijuana crops, joining a growing number of California cities and counties that have prohibited cultivation in response to safety and nuisance complaints.
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The Sacramento City Council provided mostly glowing reviews Tuesday night of the city’s plan to help finance a new downtown sports arena for the Kings.
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To cope with drought, the East Bay Municipal Utility District will begin diverting water from the Sacramento River at Freeport this month for the first time ever.
Johnny E. “Jay” Grivette Jr., the man who went from Paradise to prison, was sentenced Tuesday in Sacramento federal court to 4 1/2 years behind bars for his role as a main player in the biggest financial scam in regional history.
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A state prosecutor today opened the trial of El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting by blasting him as a dishonest figure with “trouble following laws” routinely honored by other public officials.

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