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Marcos Breton

Farmworkers give up day’s pay to see leaders say ‘no se puede’

On Thursday, the California Assembly was supposed to vote on the bill to grant farmworkers overtime pay, but put it off, disappointing those who left the fields for a day to see history made. Instead they witnessed a process that shows their time and money aren’t valued yet. Strong leadership will make it happen. A lack of leadership delayed it.

City Beat

Steinberg set spending record in Sacramento mayoral campaign

For what Darrell Steinberg spent on his victory in the Sacramento mayoral election, he could have purchased all of his supporters a serving of the Sonoma County duck breast at midtown’s Waterboy restaurant. Steinberg spent a record $1.6 million on his campaign – more than Mayor Kevin Johnson and former Mayor Heather Fargo combined to spend in the June 2008 primary.

Arena

Golden 1 Center nears opening as construction hits two-year mark

Construction crews marked the two-year anniversary of work on downtown Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center on Monday. Sacramento Kings officials said the arena will be completed in time for an Oct. 4 Paul McCartney concert. A series of events is being scheduled at the arena for the last week of September.

Marcos Breton

Young woman fights to reclaim ‘my worth and my story’ after assault in Davis

The case of Brock Turner revived long-held doubts about a criminal justice system that seems to go easy on the men who perpetrate sexual assaults of women. Turner, the former Stanford swimmer, was gifted a six-month jail sentence in June by a Santa Clara County judge despite Turner’s conviction on three felony counts, including assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated or unconscious person.

Videos

Transformation of downtown Sacramento will take some time

Some development projects in the urban core are well underway, while others seem years away.
Ryan Lillis The Sacramento Bee
Transformation of downtown Sacramento will take some time 1:39

Transformation of downtown Sacramento will take some time

Ballet dances become business people with Capital Dance Project 1:18

Ballet dances become business people with Capital Dance Project

Darrell Steinberg set new spending record in Sacramento mayoral race 1:00

Darrell Steinberg set new spending record in Sacramento mayoral race

Sacramento mural by Latino artists will honor former Mayor Joe Serna Jr. 0:57

Sacramento mural by Latino artists will honor former Mayor Joe Serna Jr.