Vehicle entrance fees go up $3 on Easter Sunday at Sacramento County regional parks.

A homicide victim whose body was discovered at his Nevada City residence Monday night has been identified as Brian Spalding.

A 16-year-old boy will be tried as an adult for the shooting deaths of a man and woman in an Arden Arcade apartment complex parking lot.

A man who passed a car on Highway 160 outside of Courtland died Tuesday night when his vehicle collided with an oncoming car, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Shots were fired at two women sitting in a car near Elk Grove’s Lewis Park early Wednesday morning, according to police.

A Sacramento County deputy district attorney who was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on Dec. 19 has pleaded no contest.

The state’s plan to close several lanes of Highway 50 in May and June has Sacramento International Airport officials and local travelers asking: Will fliers get to the airport on time?

Sacramento’s weather on Wednesday is expected to a repeat, except for one thing: lots of wind.

About 3,100 Sacramento County public school students are autistic, a number that has risen seven-fold since 2000, according to new figures from the California Department of Education.

For a growing number of Protestant churches around the country, programs that encourage congregants to embark on Bible-reading curricula have become a steady trend.

Folsom-based Sierra Vista Bank said Wednesday (April 16) that it plans to open a third full-service banking branch in Fair Oaks. Subject to regulatory approval, the bank expects to open at 10123 Fair Oaks Blvd. in July.

Hacker Lab, the Sacramento nonprofit that helps nurture technology startups, says it needs 21 more sign-ups by 5 p.m. Thursday (April 17) to activate its “HackerCare” health care coverage aimed at businesses and individuals in the technology industry by May 1.

A team of Folsom youths will travel to St. Louis next week to compete in a national competition testing its skill in robotics, engineering and teamwork.

Sacramento County Animal Care officers are monitoring a herd of horses in Rio Linda after the needs of the animals were brought to the attention of animal control officers this month.

They were trying to change their lives and communities by doing something truly brave: Leaving all they had known to go to college far from home. Frankly, their stories put to shame the conventional wisdom that young people today – the millennial generation – are spoiled, lazy and disaffected.

Kevin Johnson on Wednesday will be installed as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, becoming the first Sacramento mayor to lead the organization in its 81-year history.

An auto body shop owner in Ceres, south of Modesto, was arrested Tuesday after a man’s body was found stuffed into a freezer at the business.

A 3-mile run in honor of the upcoming first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings drew about 100 participants on Tuesday in downtown Sacramento.

The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District is looking for people who are willing to drop what they are doing at the sound of a pager and respond to fire, medical and other emergencies in their community.

William “Bill” Behnk, a pioneering computer expert who helped develop and implement information technology systems for the California Legislature, died April 8 with prostate cancer, his family said. He was 87.

Sister Mary Eileen Brannigan, a talented musician who played several instruments, expertly led religious and secular choirs, and taught generations of Northern California schoolchildren, has died at 91.

John A. Jungerman, a pioneering UC Davis physics professor who worked on the top-secret team that developed the atomic bomb in World War II and witnessed the dramatic first test explosion, died March 28. He was 92.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department announced that it is partnering with Nextdoor, a private social network for neighborhoods, to help create stronger and safer communities.

An El Dorado Hills resident and chief executive officer for a software development company was arrested today on suspicion of state income tax evasion.

One week from today, Caltrans launches its major renovation of Highway 50, a $46 million road surfacing project that’s been dubbed Fix50.

Joan Pope Randall is piecing together letters and mementos of Anton, Louise and 4-year-old Louise Kink, Swiss emigrants believed by some Titanic scholars to be the only surviving family among third-class passengers who went down with the ship on April 15, 1912.

The FedEx tractor-trailer driver in Thursday’s fatal collision on Interstate 5 near Orland had a clean driving record with no history of violations, and officials are still investigating what may have caused him to veer into oncoming traffic.

The number of flashing digital billboards along Sacramento freeways could double as the result of a deal nearing completion between the city and the Sacramento Kings. The plan will allow the Kings to erect six changeable-display signs over the next few years. It’s part of a larger agreement being negotiated between the city and the team’s owners to build a $448 million arena in Downtown Plaza.

Don’t wait until midnight to mail state and federal tax returns because there will be nobody at Sacramento post offices to receive the documents this year.

Alan Taylor, a professor of history at UC Davis for two decades, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize – the second of his career – for his account of a little-known episode in the history of slavery in the United States.

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