Black people – especially men – are more likely to be stopped by police for traffic violations than people of any other race in Sacramento, and 5 times as likely to be searched when they are, according to a Bee investigation of traffic data dating back to 2008.
Developer Paul Petrovich says the city of Sacramento denied his proposal to build a gas station because officials don’t like him. Emails included as evidence in his lawsuit against the city show his relationship with a key councilman deteriorated into hostility.
A chemical spill at Sacramento State last year has led to questions about whether the university is putting its lab workers at risk from exposure to hazardous substances. Some lab employees say they work in areas so poorly ventilated that acidic fumes corrode metal and rubber, and two workers claim that exposure to these substances and others may have led to their inability to have children.
Concerns about the Courage Worldwide operation led the Sacramento Region Community Foundation to remove the group from its annual online fundraiser for area nonprofits. The Day of Giving has raised $16 million since 2013, but will not include funds this year for Courage House, which has been closed since June 2016.
A multimillion-dollar resurfacing job on the Highway 50 bridge over the Sacramento River has failed – mysteriously, officials say – and will have to be scrapped and replaced this summer at three times the original cost.
Dave Goudie, a former Goodwill employee who witnessed the death of Abraham Garza, said the young father's death could have been prevented with proper training. Cal-OSHA has hit Sacramento Goodwill with more than $100,000 in fines for safety violations.
Serious and willful safety violations by Goodwill in Sacramento led to the grisly death last year of a 26-year-old loading dock worker at one of its outlet stores, say state regulators who issued six citations and more than $100,000 in fines against the giant nonprofit.