The Rev. Rick Cole of the 4,000-member Capital Christian Center in Rosemont plans to spend up to two weeks living like a homeless person in downtown Sacramento to help raise $100,000 for a winter shelter program.

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.
Sacramento Stand Down, a three-day effort to help homeless veterans, needs volunteers.
Unusual gala includes invited guests from the charities it serves.
A fire along the El Dorado Trail has prompted police to increase patrols and crack down on illegal camps along the bike path.

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