Joan Pope Randall is piecing together letters and mementos of Anton, Louise and 4-year-old Louise Kink, Swiss emigrants believed by some Titanic scholars to be the only surviving family among third-class passengers who went down with the ship on April 15, 1912.

Big Boy Is Back
In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.
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State parks officials say they are backing off controversial plans to run tourist trains through South Land Park and on down to Hood, but say they remain very interested in extending the existing Old Sacramento excursion train to the Sacramento Zoo.
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A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had “lived out the promise” envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality.
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This year marks 100 years of Picnic Days at UC Davis: That’s a lot of udder-pulling, parade floats floated, experiments showcased and off-campus beer and burgers consumed.
Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum has received a Best Show award for excellence from the International Association of Art Critics-USA for an exhibition that spotlights the interplay of poetry and art in the mid-century Bay Area cultural scene.

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