Week in review: August 14-20Loading

    Bidders sometimes score at Sacramento-area storage unit auctions

    Anne Williams of Roseville holds up a bottle of beer found as she searched a storage unit in Orangevale. She and business partner Bianca Karres paid $1,050 at auction for the unit's contents, mostly sight unseen. Read the story here.
    RENÉE C. BYER | rbyer@sacbee.com

    Villaraigosa presses tax changes

    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa delivers a speech Tuesday in Sacramento in which he called for revisions to property, sales and income taxes. Read the story here.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com

    Low-end market heats up

    Realtor Eric Pine, left, shows a home in Rocklin to Abraham and Sara Khoury on Tuesday. Home sales jumped in the Sacramento region while sales dropped statewide. Read the story here.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com

    Man surrenders after three-hour standoff at apartment complex

    Sacramento Police Department SWAT team members prepare to enter an apartment complex to search for a person who had shot at a police officer in south Sacramento earlier Tuesday afternoon. The officer was not hit. Read the story here.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com

    Tomato tycoon hires a hotshot

    Frederick Scott Salyer, left, leaves the Sacramento County jail last September with attorney Malcolm Segal. Superstar lawyer John Keker will join Segal in defending Salyer against federal charges that he used his SK Foods company as a racketeering enterprise. Read the story here.
    Lezlie Sterling | Bee file, 2010

    Placer County woman rues buying house with no permits

    Monique Margaux has been given an estimate of nearly $91,000 to bring a two-story house near Auburn up to code after it was built without any permits. Read the story here.
    RANDY PENCH | rpench@sacbee.com
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    Hold the mayo? Jar gets nosy fox in a fix

    This female gray fox was spotted roaming around Grass Valley with a mayonnaise jar stuck on its head. Read the story here.
    Richard Shaver

    Card rooms seeking OK to double down in capital

    Tien Tran deals poker at the Silver Fox/Lotus Casino in Sacramento. The city is mulling a change in law that would allow card room operators to hold licenses for a second facility and essentially double the size limit currently placed on their operations. Read the story here.
    RANDALL BENTON | rbenton@sacbee.com
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    Teen riding across U.S. for Safe Parking Program

    Thomas Jessop, left, talks with his father, Jess Jessop, in their family bus parked outside the Capitol on Friday. Read the story here.
    RANDY PENCH | rpench@sacbee.com
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    Swimmer completes 111-mile Sacramento River trek

    Jamie Patrick emerged from the Sacramento River soggy but triumphant Saturday evening after propelling himself on a 31-hour, 111-mile charitable journey. Read the story here.
    RANDALL BENTON | rbenton@sacbee.com
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