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‘Something is missing here now’: Homeless man made Capitol Park a tidier place

Capitol Park is a little less tidy these days because of the death of Randall Koroush, a homeless man who for the past 20 years made it his daily mission to pick up trash, rake leaves and polish the ironwork around California’s statehouse. Koroush, 56, who slept under the I Street Bridge and arrived at the Capitol at dawn every morning, was beloved by the Capitol grounds crews, CHP officers and others who work in the area.

Water & Drought

Living beneath a wall of water: Can Oroville residents trust the dam will hold?

Life isn’t exactly back to normal yet in Oroville. The mandatory evacuations ended last Tuesday, but not everyone has returned home, and folks in town have suitcases packed in case they’re ordered to leave fast. Emergency vehicles, dump trucks and helicopters have become part of the scenery. Some schools remain closed, and with an “atmospheric river” rainstorm poised to roll into the region Monday, people are keeping a wary eye on their cellphones and TV sets, awaiting the next bulletin.

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Randall Koroush is missed at Capitol Park

Capitol Park is a little less tidy these days because of the death of Randall Koroush, a homeless man who for the past 20 years made it his daily mission to pick up trash, rake leaves and polish the ironwork around California’s statehouse. Koroush, 56, who slept under the I Street Bridge and arrived at the Capitol at dawn every morning, was beloved by the Capitol grounds crews, CHP officers and others who work in the area.
Randall Benton The Sacramento Bee
Randall Koroush is missed at Capitol Park 1:40

Randall Koroush is missed at Capitol Park

Get a glimpse of the damage to Oroville Dam's main spillway after several days of running at 100,000 cubic feet per second 1:39

Get a glimpse of the damage to Oroville Dam's main spillway after several days of running at 100,000 cubic feet per second

Shelter aids Maxwell-area residents 1:28

Shelter aids Maxwell-area residents

Flooding on I-5 corridor near Williams 1:01

Flooding on I-5 corridor near Williams