Sacramento planning commissioners reviewed a controversial plan Thursday to tear down 206 garden apartments and replace them with more than 1,000 high-rise units on a leafy, traffic-free “super block” in downtown Sacramento.

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Work crews this weekend will replace leased scaffolding outside the defective Board of Equalization headquarters with scaffolding purchased by the state, prompting board Chairman Jerome Horton to blast the Brown administration for failing to find a new facility for the agency.
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An art project that beautifies street-side utility boxes downtown will be unveiled to the public early next month.
Chief Deputy Milo Fitch, who led the Sacramento County Sheriff Department’s rehabilitation efforts, will retire next month.
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A Sacramento man has donated 13,000 books to the Friends of the Arden-Dimick Library, the largest donation the organization has ever received and one that includes works spanning topics from the Civil War to women’s studies.

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