Humpty Dumpty sits on a wall above the entrance to Fairytale Town, that beloved children’s play land in Land Park. But if Humpty’s friends aren’t careful, we might one day be asking whether someone pushed him from his stoop.
Sacramento Police Chief Sam Somers Jr. will provide details to the City Council on Tuesday night about what his department is doing to diversify the police force and train officers in community engagement. Somers was asked by Mayor Kevin Johnson in December to issue a report on how the Police Department is addressing concerns raised by some communities in the wake of fatal police incidents around the country.
Seeking to capitalize on Sacramento’s growing profile as a food and agriculture hub, a group advocating for a permanent public market in the city has recommended that the facility be placed inside the historic downtown train depot.
The fight to revive a neighborhood doesn’t always involve new arenas or high-rise condos. Sometimes, the fight has to be fought wall by wall. That’s how they’re doing it down on Mack Road, a commercial artery of south Sacramento plagued for years by crime and a bad reputation.
The entirety of Janice Moore’s small world can be seen from where she sits under a freeway. Yet even in a life without much human interaction, Moore barely remembers the woman who stopped to talk with her a few weeks ago. But something about Moore stuck with that woman and led her to start an unusual charity drive for a face on the street that the rest of us might ignore.
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.
The area around 20th and K streets in midtown is the unmistakable center of gay pride in this city. But in a city where marketing experts place labels on every made-up business district they can carve out, this busy little neighborhood is known only unofficially as Lavender Heights.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will announce Monday a proposal to prohibit single-use plastic bags at stores in the city in the event that opponents of a newly adopted statewide ban are able to force a public vote on that legislation.
Ryan Lillis has covered the city of Sacramento, its 108 neighborhoods and its politicians since 2008. Prior to that, he covered crime at The Sacramento Bee. A native of upstate New York, Lillis has a journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley.