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Trees felled at former railyard near Curtis Park, Sac City

Neighbors gathered when crews cut down four or five oak trees at the site of a former railyard between Curtis Park and Sacramento City College on Aug. 25, 2016. Some residents in Sacramento’s Curtis Park community have expressed their displeasure with a handful of trees being cut down in the area being developed by Paul Petrovich, the latest in a series of disputes with the developer.

Capitol Alert

California Assembly approves climate change law

A bill extending California’s greenhouse gas emission targets squeaked by in the Assembly on Tuesday, and is almost certain to be approved by the Senate. Gov. Jerry Brown attempted to include an amendment specifically extending cap-and-trade authority but was rebuffed by lawmakers.

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Otters attack boys swimming in Shasta Lake

Two Shasta County teens were attacked by five otters Sunday during a swim on Shasta Lake. While known for being cute, gregarious and playful, wildlife officials say it’s worth remembering otters can grow to 4 feet long and are feisty predators with needle-sharp teeth.

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Young Auburn birder has already encountered over 150 different species

Thirteen-year-old Auburn resident, Fiona Gillogly, is an avid birder. This summer, she attended a five-day birding course to learn bird identification with her mother at San Francisco State University’s Sierra Nevada Field Campus. Gillogly’s training in music and drawing has helped her to see, hear and sketch the birds spotted on early morning walks.

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Trees felled at former railyard near Curtis Park, Sac City

Neighbors gathered when crews cut down four or five oak trees at the site of a former railyard between Curtis Park and Sacramento City College on Aug. 25, 2016. Some residents in Sacramento’s Curtis Park community have expressed their displeasure with a handful of trees being cut down in the area being developed by Paul Petrovich, the latest in a series of disputes with the developer.
Bill Lindelof The Sacramento Bee
Trees felled at former railyard near Curtis Park, Sac City 0:42

Trees felled at former railyard near Curtis Park, Sac City

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Dad describes otter attack at Shasta Lake

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Recycling urine into fertilizer at the 'Pee Hive'

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