When it comes to preserving peace on the Sacramento County parkway, park rangers are kept busy.

Longtime Catholic Charities official leaving organization for Our Lady of Assumption in Carmichael

Dr. Charlene A. Hauser, 31, who just marked her first year of practice at Sutter Health Group in Grass Valley, was featured in a new TED book titled "The Upstream Doctors."

Prayer, reflection, repairing relationships, atonement, forgiveness, fasting, resolutions and a fresh start followed by eight days of happiness starting with – what else? – plenty of Jewish food. The Jewish High Holy Days cover it all, said Rabbi Nancy Wechsler-Azen of Carmichael's Reform synagogue Beth Shalom.

Kings coach Michael Malone was the first of majority owner Vivek Ranadive's significant hires.

Twin Rivers Unified Superintendent Steven Martinez has been busy since he took the position July 1.

Since stepping in as chief operating officer in 2008, Sheryl Sandberg is credited with corraling the social media giant's young workforce and helping boost its meager advertising revenue to respectable, grown-up levels.

On Aug. 28, tens of thousands of Americans are expected to gather at the Lincoln Memorial for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, when more than 200,000 marched for jobs, freedom and civil rights for all.

Last week President Barack Obama canceled a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the latest symbol of the deteriorating relationship between the two superpowers following Russia's refusal to turn over former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

Recently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended the use of CT scans to screen for lung cancer in heavy smokers. Though it is controversial because it involves exposure to radiation, the recommendation is groundbreaking.

Last week, Dr. Boatamo Mosupyoe gazed at her photos with South African leader Nelson Mandela with a mixture of gratitude and grief. For the past two months, Mandela, the Nobel Peace Prize winner who has come to symbolize the power of forgiveness and nonviolent struggle, has been fighting for his life in a Pretoria hospital.

Susan Maxwell Skinner of Carmichael is a New Zealander who knows much about the doings of England's royal family.

With an established medical practice, devoted patients and a Sutter Roseville Physician of the Year award, the decision to retire, pack up and dedicate a year of service to a developing country would be daunting.

With Sacramento Soccer Day at Raley Field tonight, what better time to find out more about USL Pro, Major League Soccer and the prospects for an MLS team in Sacramento. MLS president and deputy commissioner Mark Abbott, the league's lead executive regarding expansion, answered questions from The Bee via email.

On Dec. 1, Jeffrey Mount quietly retired after 33 years as a geology professor at UC Davis.

Through the years, the California State Fair has been described as Big Fun.

Latinos, who make up 10 percent of the American electorate, played a key role in President Barack Obama's re-election. He received 71 percent of the Hispanic vote.

Nothing seems to overwhelm families of the elderly more than figuring out the issue of senior care: Who needs intervention? What kind? How much? How little? What's available? When is it time to step in to help?

In the first five years since becoming a city in 2000, the wide-open ranching territory of Elk Grove grew at a dizzying pace, adding thousands of homes and families, stretching its boundaries and prompting plans for a regional mall.

A former Sacramento police official and familiar presence in the region's media reports on shopping and security, Steve Reed took time Friday morning to offer advice to potential shoppers.

Thanksgiving is all about the food, but if you're not careful about how you prepare your holiday meal, your time at home with family and friends could be spent instead in an emergency room with a bout of food poisoning.

The death last week of two seniors served mushroom soup made with fungi foraged at a Placer County elder care facility has lots of people asking: "Who gathers food?"

Brothers Lawrence and Brian Tom spoke to an audience at California State University, Sacramento, last week about their book, "Sacramento's Chinatown," as part of the university's fall Author Lecture Series.

Keric Ashley doesn't mind a challenge. The former schoolteacher and principal spent the last eight years at the helm of the Educational Data Management Division at the California Department of Education. He and his staff worked to complete a state data system to track student information known as CalPADS – the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System.

Q&A A health care overhaul is like the rumble that occurs nanoseconds before a powerful earthquake hits. It foretells of seismic shifts to come in the expansive health care delivery landscape.

The growing number of Hindu temples, organizations and meditation centers in the Sacramento region reflects the area's fastest-growing ethnic group: Asian Indians.

Following the Sept. 11 killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three other Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Rashid Ahmad and other Muslim Americans have been asked by their non-Muslim friends why this happened.

As the nation prepares to vote next month, more than 30 states have enacted or are in the process of enacting voter-ID laws. Most require voters to produce photo identification, which could affect millions of prospective voters who lack such government-issued IDs.

Bob Crongeyer is a great teacher, as confirmed by his recent selection as Sacramento County Teacher of the Year.

Jeff Knorr, a professor of English literature at Sacramento City College, was recently selected by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission to be the city's poet laureate for the next two years.

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