The 49ers took a talented-but-injured prospect in Georgia Tech wide receiver DeAndre Smelter. They used a pick on a player, Oklahoma’s Blake Bell, who switched from quarterback to tight end last year. And they took the biggest player in the draft, 6-foot-8 Florida offensive lineman Trent Brown, who recently weighed 387 pounds but is down to 350.
A half-million Sacramento water users nearly lost their main water source last year when Folsom Lake levels dropped near “dead pool” level. Local officials took notice. Now, water managers are pushing a plan to reduce the chances that Folsom Lake water will become inaccessible in future droughts.
The drought is forcing California fish farmers to change their operations. Species such as sturgeon require abundant, cool water. Experts say less water and rising temperatures may mean less sturgeon and trout, more catfish.
Class is in Session IPA is the winning student beer in UC Davis’ recent Iron Brew competition. Twenty kegs of the students’ beer will be produced at Sudwerk Brewing Co. in Davis. UCD brewing classes are among the country’s top college-based programs.
Local celebrity Cary Nosler was an early advocate of health and nutrition. As Captain Carrot, he evangelized about the benefits of exercise and diet. He’s back in town and, as it turns out, he was right all along.
Golden State Warriors fans initially were upset with the trade that sent popular guard Monta Ellis to Milwaukee for center Andrew Bogut. But that deal is now paying off. With Bogut anchoring the league’s best defense, the Warriors are among the favorites to win the NBA championship.
Sacramento has avoided the violence that followed recent deaths of black men at the hands of police in other cities. Police leaders here have held themselves accountable. Still, Mayor Kevin Johnson says city is not immune.