Holidays

Holidays

An explosion of emotions when illegal fireworks drive dog to her death

Family angered by booms that sent their dog over edge

Scores of dogs ran away, ended up at county pound

Casino Entertainment

Fireworks over lake, parade enliven Fourth

“Lights on the Lake” is traditionally the high point of the Independence Day weekend, although there are plenty of fireworks going off elsewhere. Lake Tahoe, however, offers a unique place to watch, its sheen and reflection usually doubling the delight and its night sky freer of ambient light than at lower elevations.

Music News & Reviews

Sacramento Music Festival ends amid Memorial Day heat

The Sacramento Music Festival wound down on a sweltering Monday afternoon, with the sounds of trumpets and blues guitar licks resonating around Old Sacramento. The four-day event featured a jukebox of music styles, including classic rock cover bands, Cajun and the Dixieland jazz on which the festival was first built. But no matter what genre had the crowds tapping their toes, the overall festival could be summed up with the phrase “steady as she goes.”

History

Remembering heroes at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery

Family and friends gathered Monday at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon to honor the those who served in the nation’s military. The Memorial Day ceremony featured the presentation of colors, a flyover by Travis Air Force Base and musical selections from a Navy band. Kimberly Wright, Director of the National Cemetery Administration Office of Field Programs in Washington D.C., served as the event’s main speaker. A wreath presentation and rifle salute and taps rounded out the event.

Videos

Folsom Pro Rodeo continues annual Fourth of July tradition

The annual Folsom Pro Rodeo's opening night included bull riding, music and heavy does of patriotic fireworks. Folsom host the show from July 2 to the 4th of July and this year marks their 56th anniversary.
Erasmo Martinez The Sacramento Bee
Folsom Pro Rodeo continues annual Fourth of July tradition 1:03

Folsom Pro Rodeo continues annual Fourth of July tradition

Our 2016 annual fireworks review: What's worth your time, money 2:29

Our 2016 annual fireworks review: What's worth your time, money

Remembering heroes at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery 1:09

Remembering heroes at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery

A native warriors drum circle to honor Vietnam War veterans 2:27

A native warriors drum circle to honor Vietnam War veterans