The California Department of Transportation released today its long-promised assessment of maintenance issues facing the new $6.5 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge – concluding that apart from ongoing tests of anchor rods, no concerns exist.

The allegations against Julie Gutierrez have surfaced just as elder advocates are asking county supervisors to reinstate an Adult Protective Services financial fraud unit that was cut several years ago along with elder abuse prosecutors and investigators in other county departments. The loss of such personnel has coincided with a rapid rise in financial abuse reports to APS, The Sacramento Bee reported last month.

Elected officials have called for an independent review of corrosion inside the new $6.5 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Some of the most vulnerable and integral cable sections and rods on the new $6.5 billion Bay Bridge are rusting. A Sacramento Bee investigation found corroded cable strands and anchor rods inside supposedly sealed chambers that protect attachments for the main suspension span cable to the bridge deck girders. Experts said if corrosion worsens, it could lead to catastrophic damage well ahead of the planned 150-year service life of the bridge.

The San Joaquin Valley is facing a crisis of geological proportions: Large stretches of the valley floor are sinking, as groundwater stores are depleted, crippling the region’s irrigation and flood control infrastructure. At the root of the crisis is the frontier-style exploitation of the last unregulated resource in California: groundwater.

CPS repeatedly recorded inaccurate information, failed to include domestic-abuse reports against the father and omitted the mother's own history of childhood abuse, The Bee found in a review of William Philyaw's 257-page case file.

Through California’s budget busts and rosier-than-expected revenues, in good times and bad, two things have held steady during Gov. Jerry Brown’s third term: the size and payroll of the state workforce.

Among the nine University of California undergraduate campuses, UC Davis charges the highest student fees, largely to support its emerging Division I athletics program and amenities like a state-of-the-art recreation center and upgraded coffeehouse.

James Flavy Coy Brown, a homeless and mentally ill man allegedly “dumped” by Nevada’s primary psychiatric hospital via Greyhound bus into Sacramento last year, on Friday became the national face of a problem that experts said is widespread and should be curtailed by federal authorities.

The California Highway Patrol has opened an investigation into the handling of the welds on the new San Francisco Bay Bridge.

David Scott Gillian's death has sparked a series of internal investigations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. In the review team report, corrections officials investigating the suicide express "several concerns" about the circumstances.

Sacramento City Unified School District spent $9 million for MacBook Air laptops and other equipment. Other districts bought the cheaper Chromebook.

As California prison officials began looking into the September death of a breathing-impaired inmate who had been pepper-sprayed by a guard, they found themselves facing unusual interference and oversight from above, according to documents from an internal corrections investigation obtained by The Sacramento Bee.

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a civil lawsuit brought on behalf of a patient who was bused to Sacramento from a Nevada state psychiatric hospital in Las Vegas.

Former quality control managers for the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge told a legislative committee Friday that Tony Anziano, head of the $6.4 billion project, pushed to compromise on quality in a rush to complete the long-delayed project.

A federal judge in Sacramento on Wednesday ordered a hearing in the case of a mentally ill inmate who died after being pepper-sprayed inside his cell at the Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, and directed California prison officials to ensure that none of the documents concerning the death are destroyed.

A report released by the California Senate on Wednesday provides new details about construction lapses on the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Confidential corrections documents obtained by The Sacramento Bee, including notes of interviews with prison staffers and an internal review of the case by a psychologist, raise questions about Joseph Damien Duran's treatment and have sparked a demand for an investigation by attorneys representing mentally ill inmates in an ongoing class-action lawsuit.

By now, the story seems old. A young city, thirsty for water, deploys wealth, cunning and power to divert a river from a distant valley, safeguarding its future at the expense of others.

The announcement followed a Sacramento Bee investigative report published Sunday that found numerous patients discharged from Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas to Greyhound buses bound for other states were later arrested at the destination cities for crimes that included murder, assault, theft, vagrancy and sex offenses.

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