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Rain creeping toward Sacramento this week

The National Weather Service predicts sunny skies in Sacramento will stick around for Monday and Tuesday. Meteorologist Robert Baruffaldi said there’s a chance we’ll need umbrellas on Tuesday, but the showers aren’t expected to be significant.

Business & Real Estate

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.

State

Oakland fire death toll climbs

The Oakland Fire Department and the Alameda County Sheriff's Office announced that 24 victims had been located in the debris of an Oakland warehouse fire that struck Friday, Nov. 2, 2016. Melinda Drayton, battalion chief for Oakland fire department, and Sgt. Ray Kelly, Alameda county sheriff's office, updated the media on Dec. 4, 2016. The toll increased to 33 later in the day.

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Oakland fire death toll climbs

The Oakland Fire Department and the Alameda County Sheriff's Office announced that 24 victims had been located in the debris of an Oakland warehouse fire that struck Friday, Nov. 2, 2016. Melinda Drayton, battalion chief for Oakland fire department, and Sgt. Ray Kelly, Alameda county sheriff's office, updated the media on Dec. 4, 2016. The toll increased to 33 later in the day.
Nashelly Chavez nchavez@sacbee.com
Oakland fire death toll climbs 2:51

Oakland fire death toll climbs

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