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Grantland Johnson, a trailblazing Sacramento politician who rose in rank while staying in touch with his community roots as a city councilman, county supervisor and top health official in state and federal government, died Tuesday at 65.

Crossroads Diversified Services, a Sacramento-based employment and placement nonprofit, says its CEO is retiring this month; his replacement is Lincoln’s city manager.

A 40-year-old Elk Grove man was struck by a vehicle and killed along Interstate 80 late Saturday night in Davis. California Highway Patrol officials identified the deceased as Larry Vidaurry.

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Elaine Greenberg, who for decades rescued and cared for dogs from her home in rural Davis, died just days after authorities seized her Rottweilers and accused her of neglecting them. Friends are shocked at the turn of events for Greenberg, a former biochemist who dedicated her life to rescuing, caring for and finding homes for animals that otherwise would have been put to death in shelters.

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