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  • Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg rakes mulch with Councilwoman Angelique Ashby, his former mayoral rival

    As part of a day of volunteering, Sacramento Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg and Councilwoman Angelique Ashby concentrated on the task at hand at North Natomas Regional Park: Distributing two giant piles of sweet-smelling bark around bushes and plants lining a walkway to baseball diamonds and a playground.

As part of a day of volunteering, Sacramento Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg and Councilwoman Angelique Ashby concentrated on the task at hand at North Natomas Regional Park: Distributing two giant piles of sweet-smelling bark around bushes and plants lining a walkway to baseball diamonds and a playground. Anita Chabria The Sacramento Bee
As part of a day of volunteering, Sacramento Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg and Councilwoman Angelique Ashby concentrated on the task at hand at North Natomas Regional Park: Distributing two giant piles of sweet-smelling bark around bushes and plants lining a walkway to baseball diamonds and a playground. Anita Chabria The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

Observations on California and its politics

Two large inland cities have new mayors, seek new paths

December 13, 2016 4:30 PM

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