Education

Capitol Alert

Cost triples, delays mount for UC computer system upgrade

UCPath, the University of California’s upgrade to its payroll and personnel computer system, was delayed again twice in the past two months. The project to integrate 195,000 employees from 10 campuses and five medical centers is now expected to finish more than four years behind schedule at more than three times its original budget.

Crime - Sacto 911

After 20-plus years, ex-teacher sentenced in grisly South Land Park murder

A Sacramento Superior Court judge on April 7 sentenced a former McClatchy High School teacher to prison for murdering wife Janice Baker-Castorena 20 years ago last October, abandoning their children and fleeing the country until he was captured weeks later in Mexico. Castorena’s sentencing was the latest – but likely not final – development in a case that horrified Sacramento at the time and garnered international headlines.

Videos

Watch the scurrying rat that startled substitute teacher at John F. Kennedy High

Substitute teacher Veronica Luther, 25, said she was startled when a rat lurking in her empty math classroom at John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento came at her on a dead run Monday, April 17, 2017. Here's the rodent sitting on a seat in the corner of the room, then scurrying across the floor, and finally up the wall.
Video courtesy Veronica Luther
Watch the scurrying rat that startled substitute teacher at John F. Kennedy High 0:31

Watch the scurrying rat that startled substitute teacher at John F. Kennedy High

See Kylie Jenner crash the Rio Americano prom 0:07

See Kylie Jenner crash the Rio Americano prom

Is this the Sacramento region's worst high school track? 0:46

Is this the Sacramento region's worst high school track?

State schools chief Tom Torlakson salutes Sacramento district as 'safe haven' 0:42

State schools chief Tom Torlakson salutes Sacramento district as 'safe haven'