The first two payments were made in paper bags. The last installment came in a shoebox. The handoffs all came at a Sacramento hotel near the Capitol.

Citrus Heights police warn that the official opening of a large casino on Antelope Road could bring traffic congestion Friday night.

Mr. Dunnigan, who died July 9, began selling homes before World War II. He was active in business for almost eight decades and trained many agents who went on to start their own real estate firms in Sacramento.

Last September, Alix Catherine Tichelman called 911 to report that her boyfriend had collapsed and fallen unconscious as she showered in the Georgia home the couple shared.

The Ronald McDonald House on the UC Davis Medical Center campus will add 20 bedrooms for families of children being treated at area hospitals.

Veteran Sacramento designer Michael Sommerfield finally took a bridal collection to New York last year, a trip that sold several posh boutiques on carrying his Miosa Couture.… Ana Manzano launched an Indiegogo campaign to help get her children’s clothing boutique off the ground in Old Sacramento, but she’s not putting all her apples in that cart.… The founders of Bumbums & Baubles, Amanda Kludt and Caitlin Zapf, are all hush-hush about whether Sacramento will see them on the upcoming season of ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

America is awash in propane, a byproduct of booming oil and natural gas production. Yet getting it to markets at home and abroad is proving challenging and controversial.

House of Representatives and Senate committees approved plans Thursday to shore up the foundering highway trust fund through next May, but several business groups told lawmakers they want a longer-term solution by the end of this year.

The operators of a stalled, industrial-scale gold mining operation in Northern California's Mother Lode region have announced a debt restructuring plan that officials hope will prompt a resumption of mining later this year.

Pacific Castle, an Irvine-based owner and operator of retail shopping centers on the West Coast, said it has acquired four retail properties for approximately $40 million in the Sacramento area.

The State Water Resources Control Board has proposed emergency regulations that would limit lawn watering and car washing statewide – with fines of up to $500 per day for residents who break the rules.

Ana Manzano launched an campaign to help get her children’s clothing boutique off the ground in Old Sacramento, but she’s not putting all her apples in that cart.

A two-year slump in personal computer sales ended in the second quarter, helped by improving demand in developed markets like North America and Europe.

Opponents of Indian gambling and local California officials are pushing back against a proposed federal rule that would simplify the recognition of American Indian tribes.

Despite the post-financial crisis focus on revamping Wall Street’s credit rating agencies, federal regulators have failed to fix the problems that contributed hugely to the economic meltdown, according to a paper released July 9th by the progressive-leaning Brookings Institution.

Rancho Cordova-based VSP Global will formally unveil its new innovation lab in midtown Sacramento next week.

The founders of Bumbums & Baubles, Amanda Kludt and Caitlin Zapf, are all hush-hush about whether Sacramento will see them on the upcoming season of ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

Viji Murali, an information technology veteran in higher education, has been named chief information officer at the University of California, Davis. She also has the title of vice provost of Information and Educational Technology. She will start Aug. 18.

Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, says it has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval of a product to combat invasive mussels in lakes, rivers, recreation areas and other open bodies of water.

Track 7 Brewing Co., a Sacramento-based craft beer brewer, has signed a 10-year lease for a 35,000-square-foot facility to increase production and house its marketing and accounting offices. The facility is at 826 Professor Lane off Del Paso Road, just east of Sleep Train Arena. A tasting room also is planned for the site.

Government pensions were once considered untouchable, ironclad, off limits even if the employer went bankrupt.

Californians can start sipping wine at farmers markets.

AAA said Tuesday (July 8) that the average price of unleaded regular gas in Sacramento was $4.04 a gallon, up 3 cents from AAA’s June 10 survey. That was well below the statewide average of $4.14 a gallon, also up 3 cents from June. The Northern California average came in at $4.11.

California small businesses will be allowed to keep health insurance plans that don’t conform to the federal Affordable Care Act through next year.

Sacramento-based Cambria Solutions Inc., an 11-year-old information technology and management consulting firm, has launched a new Ventures Division and restructured top leadership to support the firm’s recent growth.

Seattle-based Best in Class Education Center, a national supplemental education chain that focuses on enahancing the math and English skills of young students, will host grand-opening festivities Thursday (July 10) at its new site in Elk Grove.

West Yost Associates, a consulting civil/environmental engineering firm, has acquired a Sebastopol company that specializes in in supporting capital improvement, water resource and redevelopment projects in Northern California.

Velocity Venture Capital is hosting its fifth annual Entrepreneurs Showcase, pitting Sacramento-region startups against each other in hopes of winning scholarships to VVC’s Accelerator Program.

A few months after opening a commercial laundry in Sacramento, Keith Pooler received a much-needed validation of his decision: His list of customers doubled. Pooler had to knock on a dozen bankers' doors before he could get a loan for the project.

California’s economy has overtaken Russia and Italy, with the state now ranked as the world’s eighth-largest economy.

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