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For years, he’s been in and out of jail. Horse training may keep him on the right path.

Chris Culcasi is part of the Wild Horse Training Program at the Sacramento County jail, which pairs inmates with captive wild mustangs for a life-changing experience working with some of the toughest horses around.

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Builders fire back at Elk Grove casino opponents

An alliance of construction contractors is fighting back against casino opponents in Elk Grove, challenging the technicalities behind a ballot referendum designed to thwart the project. Region Business filed paperwork Friday with the Elk Grove city attorney, saying the petitions submitted by casino opponents are “clearly defective” and should be thrown out.

City Beat

No confetti, choirs as Kevin Johnson leaves Sacramento mayor’s post

Former NBA star Kevin Johnson rolled into Sacramento City Hall as a superstar in 2008. A charismatic celebrity, he was the first African American to hold the job. Eight years later, he’s leaving the office on a more low-key note, having been politically damaged by allegations of sexual misconduct and the defeat of his strong-mayor plan for Sacramento.

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She was trying to start a neighborhood watch group – now she’s dead

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified Ariyana Jones, 26, as the woman who was fatally struck in a south Sacramento shooting reported to police at the 6700 block of Tortola Way, north of 53rd Avenue, on Thursday night. A neighbor said Jones had gone door to door months before asking people to join a neighborhood watch group in response to a string of robberies in the area.

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Oakland warehouse fire leaves at least 9 dead, dozens missing

More than 50 people were attending an Oakland concert for Golden Donna’s 100% Silk West Coast Tour when fire broke out on Friday, December 2, 2016. The building, which held artist studios, reportedly had no sprinklers.
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Oakland warehouse fire leaves at least 9 dead, dozens missing 0:50

Oakland warehouse fire leaves at least 9 dead, dozens missing

Community holds welcome-home party for Sherri Papini in Redding 0:50

Community holds welcome-home party for Sherri Papini in Redding

Sheriff's deputy hurt, vehicle smashed in Arden Arcade hit-and-run 1:19

Sheriff's deputy hurt, vehicle smashed in Arden Arcade hit-and-run

Friend of Sherri Papini: Her doubters will be 'judged at the gates' 1:06

Friend of Sherri Papini: Her doubters will be 'judged at the gates'