A sport traditionally played in rural Indian villages is heading to arenas in Sacramento and Stockton this month when the World Kabaddi League holds its first U.S. matches.



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Shane Brand, a homeless veteran, knew the late Joseph “Joey” Graven as Googly Eyes. It was a nickname bestowed for Graven’s gentle spirit and good humor, even as he anxiously kept a knife close for protection.

Fire crews battling a 9.5-acre blaze near Mount Aukum in El Dorado County said it was fully contained Monday, but temporarily caused minor evacuations of a few residents.

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Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this garden continues to grow strong with its local support.

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Yolo Superior Court’s former executive officer was paid $275,221 in 2013, more than any of California’s other 20,500 Superior Court employees, according to new data from the state controller’s office.

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