Real major league soccer is coming to U.S.

Liverpool FC claims a worldwide following of 580 million, which gets them on the short list of the most popular sports clubs in the world. Club ambassador Gary McAlister, a Scot who is a legend of English football – runs into fans just about everywhere.

Gavin Newsom lifts latest attack on Trump, fails to credit author

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, keeping up his criticism of Donald Trump late Friday, posted on Twitter and Facebook a Trump-inspired paraphrase of Martin Niemoller’s famous “first they came” statement about Nazism. But the paraphrase was virtually identical to one retired Air Force Col. Tom Moe issued last year.

Punishing the needy hurts us all

The time limit on food stamp benefits treflects our conflicted feelings about public assistance. We want to make sure our neighbors aren’t starving and to help families stay off the streets. But we also don’t want able-bodied – especially single men – to lounge around on the dole.

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In Depth

Rock camp for girls teaches skills that go beyond the stage

Girls Rock Sacramento encourages creativity, camaraderie

Teachers and guest musicians serve as role models and mentors

A fall camp is planned for female musicians ages 21 and up

Videos

Portraits of character from the California State Fair

Sacramento Bee senior photographer Manny Crisostomo found motivation through his new camera - a Leica Monochrome digital rangefinder camera with a black and white sensor - and headed for the California State Fair the day before it opened. Once there, he was inspired by the characters he found who personified the fair. He captured portraits throughout the fair of workers, performers, fair-goers and animals. We think they are pretty special, too. Enjoy!
Manny Crisostomo The Sacramento Bee
Portraits of character from the California State Fair 2:31

Portraits of character from the California State Fair

Republican delegates dance like your dad 1:08

Republican delegates dance like your dad

Veterinarian removes brain parasite from kitten's nose (Graphic Content) 0:52

Veterinarian removes brain parasite from kitten's nose (Graphic Content)

Loretta Sanchez says race is a reason for Obama's endorsement of Kamala Harris 1:49

Loretta Sanchez says race is a reason for Obama's endorsement of Kamala Harris

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