Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has asked the city police department to explore broad changes to the way it recruits and trains new officers, examine how cops engage with the community and launch a pilot program to equip officers with body cameras.
The Sacramento City Council changed the boundaries of two council districts on Tuesday, reversing a 2011 decision to separate the UC Davis Medical Center campus from the district representing Oak Park.
St. Louis’ Amazing Pet Expos produced 33 successful events this year, but those weren’t the shows that spurred about 10 exhibitors to contact The Bee. They wanted to discuss three shows the company canceled – in Boise, in Anchorage and Dec. 6 in Sacramento.
California’s highways are experiencing record traffic as the economy improves and gas prices plummet, reversing the declines of the recession, new state figures show. Drivers traveled about 185 billion miles on state highways between November 2013 and November 2014, up almost 5 billion miles, or 2.6 percent, from the prior year, according to estimates from the California Department of Transportation. That’s the largest traffic jump since 2003.
Volcano Corp. was founded in Rancho Cordova but has been moving jobs away since relocating headquarters to San Diego. Under pressure from shareholders, it accepts buyout from Dutch conglomerate Philips.
William F. “Bill” Schreck, an educator and World War II veteran who dropped the last bomb on Japan several days after the United States had attacked the enemy with nuclear weapons, died Dec. 15 of congestive heart failure, his family said. He was 90.
The city of Citrus Heights has released a draft environmental analysis of a project that calls for relocating city hall and allowing Dignity Health to construct a medical office building on the current civic center site.
California State University, Sacramento, and Sierra College have agreed to collaborate with developers of Placer Ranch, a 2,200-acre site north of Roseville, to expand higher-education offerings to south Placer County.
A 49ers team that preached “due process” when defensive lineman Ray McDonald was arrested four months ago wasted little time in releasing McDonald Wednesday after he became the focus of a sexual assault investigation earlier this week.