Elmhurst residents lose battle to keep real estate office out

The Sacramento City Council voted on Tuesday to allow local real estate agent Rich Cazneaux to convert half of a duplex in the residential area of Elmhurst into his office, angering some neighbors who say it will open the door to more commercial development in an area already impacted by the nearby UC Davis Medical Center.

Are our softer criminal laws a factor in officer’s killing?

The murder of Polly Klaas in 1993 created such revulsion that California adopted a tough “three strikes and you’re out” sentencing law. In recent years, criminal laws have been softened, and some authorities say that is to blame for a spike in crime rates. The slaying of Whittier police Officer Keith Boyer should spark a re-examination of those softer laws.

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Highway 50 suffers more damage as precipitation saturates the Sierra

The shoulder of a portion of westbound Highway 50 fell away on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, as heavy precipitation continued to take a toll on that key east-west route. Traffic controls are in effect.
Randall Benton The Sacramento Bee
Highway 50 suffers more damage as precipitation saturates the Sierra 1:01

Highway 50 suffers more damage as precipitation saturates the Sierra

Kings look to a future without Cousins 2:57

Kings look to a future without Cousins

New Sacramento Kings player Buddy Hield welcomed by fans at Sacramento International Airport 2:30

New Sacramento Kings player Buddy Hield welcomed by fans at Sacramento International Airport

One-way traffic control on Highway 50 near Bridal Veil Falls 2:10

One-way traffic control on Highway 50 near Bridal Veil Falls

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