Bridgett Rangel-Rexford and Lauren Rangel stepped into La Raza Galeria Posada this afternoon with their hair braided and pinned up, lips painted red and handmade costumes stuffed inside their bags. The sisters were just about ready to compete in the first Frida Kahlo look-alike contest in Sacramento.

This is a story about soccer, but its really about one word – a vulgarity in Spanish that can be a gay slur or a chant at soccer games in Mexico that has infiltrated sellout crowds here in Sacramento.
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Reporter Ryan Lillis, who covers Sacramento city government for The Bee, received an unusual - and anonymous - gift the other day. Now that unsolicited offering sits above a capital city street, providing a place for the town’s birds to kick back and enjoy life. Read about it in Ryan’s City Beat column on Monday.
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Thanks to the Measure U sales tax increase and an improving economy, Sacramento’s aquatic offerings are the most robust they’ve been since 2008, the last summer before budget cuts forced the Department of Parks and Recreation to shutter pools and cut hours.
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is hosting a third presentation on the effects of climate change on salmon and steelhead trout in the American River.
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Sacramento police have arrested a 19-year-old in connection to the death of a 14-month-old girl brought to a local fire station Friday evening.
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Thousands of zombies plan to take over Sacramento’s Roosevelt Park on Saturday, and they won’t stop there.
Marysville expects 30,000 people to come into town Friday and Saturday for its 15th annual Peach Festival.

Folsom’s Frosting Queens nearly quadruple their sales over 12 months
Cathie Anderson Folsom’s Frosting Queens say that sales of their creamy spreads nearly quadrupled in the last year....SMUD must guard its linemen against all raiders as other utilities offer bounties to try to recruit them away.
Mexican soccer chant poses a Sacramento problem
Marcos Breton This is a story about soccer, but its really about one word – a vulgarity in Spanish that can be a gay slur or a chant at soccer games in Mexico that has infiltrated sellout crowds here in Sacramento.
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