Sacramento has become a major destination for Afghan refugees who translated for U.S. troops or otherwise served in the war effort. But California hasn’t provided the better life they expected. Marked for death by the Taliban at home, they’ve endured poverty and violence in Sacramento.
In San Bernardino, where 14 people were killed in a rampage at a social services center in December, the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla., – and the political fallout – arrived as an echo. Yet if the partisan response to a mass shooting was familiar, the experience of San Bernardino has laid bare a shortcoming of political overtures in an election year.
An informal gathering for Donna Zurfluh was organized by staff at Perko’s, the Antelope restaurant where she ate regularly after her morning walks. Zurfluh was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver during her walk June 18.
Reports of elder financial abuse jumped by 72 percent last year in Sacramento County as the public gained awareness of such crimes, more baby boomers entered retirement age and technology made it easier to perpetrate scams.
The mother of 11-year-old Martin Castillo Jr. held him in her arms one last time Saturday morning after his body was recovered from Modesto Reservoir by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department’s Dive Team.
The Johnsons, led by father Kent Johnson and mother Patricia Johnson, were on a four-day backpacking trip on the Pacific Crest Trail near Paradise Lake on Thursday when Adele, the younger of their two daughters, became extremely nauseous and weak.
Michel Milinkovitch only bought the naked bearded dragon because he was curious. What he and his grad student learned was that the mutated gene that robbed the bearded dragon of its scales is the same gene that controls feather development in birds and fur in mammals.
Some have called baby boomers’ retirement the country’s biggest and most predictable train wreck — it’s 76 million Americans and 70 years in the making. But while there is a lot of gloom about paying for it, some say the fears are overblown.
Sandy Frizzell acquired Grass Valley’s Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters in 2007 when the coffeehouse was only 600 square feet. Despite the recession, she has expanded it to 2,800 square feet. She will continue the growth this summer by adding outdoor seating.
At least five people were stabbed in a riot that broke out at the state Capitol Sunday between more than 150 anarchists and “anti-fascist” protestors and about 25 neo-Nazis who had gotten permission to rally on the west steps, police said.
Erasmo MartinezThe Sacramento Bee
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