Light parades brighten winter nights in the Sacramento region, and more cities are adding them, including Rancho Cordova for the first time this year. Four parades are set for the Sacramento region Dec. 2 and Dec. 3. 2017.
Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, a Democratic assemblywoman from San Diego, celebrates the signing of her diaper bill at a ceremony with Gov. Jerry Brown in Sacramento on Oct. 11, 2017. The measure provides subsidies to poor mothers to buy diapers.
Everybody was shaking their tail feathers at the Fair Oaks Chicken Festival on September 16, 2017, in Village Park. The annual event, which is free to the public and features food, music and children's activities, celebrates the Village of Fair Oaks' lively chicken population.
Five American flamingo chicks hatched between June 28 and July 18, 2017. Video shows four younger chicks and a month-old chick in his pool learning how to eat solid food, playing with his stick and learning to take a bath. The chicks in the video are between 10 and 30 days old.
A hearing-impaired child visiting Disneyland with the help of Olive Crest, which assists at-risk kids and families, made a strong connection with Minnie and Mickey Mouse, whose use of American Sign Language helped make the child's day even more special.
Herkimer, a desert tortoise who has emerged over the decades as one of the Sacramento Zoo's most popular residents, chomped on a delightful food treat presented by zoo staff in honor of his 90th birthday on Thursday, June 15, 2017. His birthday coincides with the zoo's 90th anniversary, which will be officially celebrated on Saturday.
Dr. Ray Wack, senior veterinarian at the Sacramento Zoo, talks about health care for the animals and how the zoo’s conservation goals aim to sustain education about animal welfare for generations to come.