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The Spirit of Sacramento capsized near Bethel Island

The 87-foot paddlewheel boat The Spirit of Sacramento began taking on water late Saturday night and capsized early Sunday morning near Bethel Island in Contra Costa County, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Fires

Locke community thanks firefighters for saving store, and town

Thomas Herzog recounts what he saw and heard as a fire broke out in the small Delta community of Locke on Sunday, July 3, 2016. The fire completely consumed some second-story apartment units, damaged the business below and also a third residence, but due to the exterior sprinkler system and the quick action of the fire department, the fire was contained to just the one structure.

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The Spirit of Sacramento capsized near Bethel Island

The 87-foot paddlewheel boat The Spirit of Sacramento began taking on water late Saturday night and capsized early Sunday morning near Bethel Island in Contra Costa County, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
Manny Crisostomo The Sacramento Bee
The Spirit of Sacramento capsized near Bethel Island 1:47

The Spirit of Sacramento capsized near Bethel Island

Will a plankton bloom help bring Delta smelt back from the brink? 1:13

Will a plankton bloom help bring Delta smelt back from the brink?

Delta tunnels battle heats up 1:24

Delta tunnels battle heats up

Locke community thanks firefighters for saving store, and town 0:44

Locke community thanks firefighters for saving store, and town