Clad in bright yellow-orange with names such as Bram, Dottie, Amanda and Delaney, Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc.’s latest expansion in the Sacramento area has been showing up in Safeway supermarkets and other retail sites.
Investigators from the Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General will visit Yosemite National Park in coming days to probe allegations of harassment and a hostile work atmosphere. The inspector general is also looking into claims of sexual improprieties at Yellowstone National Park.
Driving north through the Napa Valley before sunrise, portable lights like spaceships illuminate workers in the vineyards. The smell of fermentation and grapes fill the air — the annual wine harvest is underway.
Elk Grove City Council members unanimously voted Wednesday to approve a casino agreement with the Wilton Rancheria tribe that would pay the city at least $132 million over 20 years. The vote came after citizens engaged in an often vehement debate over whether the tribe’s proposed casino resort near Highway 99 will be a economic boon for the city or threaten its quality of life.
After a series of ownership changes and closures over the past 10 years, the troubled Sloughhouse Inn will be renamed Meadowlands and become the sister restaurant to Sacramento’s Lucca and Roxy. It could open as soon as early November.
State health officials notified California’s largest nursing home owner Wednesday it was approving the company’s controversial plan to close three facilities in Humboldt County, despite emotional pleas from residents, family members and lawmakers. If the company moves forward, the remote county would lose 60 percent of its skilled nursing beds.
Carissa Carpenter promised to bring a $2.8 billion movie studio to Dixon in 2015. But a Bee investigation of her 20-year track record of failed promises, liens and lawsuits led to her indictment in 2014.