A bridge over Green Creek in Bridgeport, Calif., was damaged on June 20, 2017, after flood warnings were issued by the National Weather Service in Reno, who said that high temperatures were contributing to rapid snowmelt in high-elevation basins. The nearby Twin Lakes Resort posted footage of the bridge damage to Instagram, commenting: “Green Creek, once that little trickle, is now strong enough to rip apart the bridge.”
Nearly 40 NASCAR stock cars were hauled down Capitol Mall to celebrate Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Sacramento Police closed N, 16th and L streets and escorted the procession, and Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) presented an official state Senate resolution proclaiming Thursday “NASCAR Day in Sacramento.” The race begins at noon Sunday.
Jacob Honsinger, who was diagnosed last August with a rare brain tumor, recently combined his love of animals and “Star Wars” when he was asked to name the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department’s newest K9.
Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., released the Senate Republican health care bill details on Thursday. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, also spoke on the Senate floor stating the bill is not as great as the GOP suggests.
Planned Parenthood and its supporters held a “Pink Out” on Wednesday night, June 21, 2017, to show their opposition to the new Republican health care bill. The rally at Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium, one of the 50 events held in 20 states, was aimed at drawing attention to the federal measure’s impact on Planned Parenthood funding. The bill, released Thursday, would defund Planned Parenthood for one year. The organization's opponents say it is the nation's largest abortion provider.
Richard Malott recently won a settlement of more than $200,000 from the Sacramento and Placer sheriff's departments. He said officers searched his diary and spread untruths about him after he threatened to file a federal lawsuit over his treatment during a traffic stop.
With a momentous total eclipse of the sun coming on Aug. 21, 2017, it's time to review some important guidelines: Never look directly at the sun's rays. When watching a partial eclipse you must wear eclipse glasses at all times or use another indirect method if you want to face the sun. During a total eclipse when the moon completely obscures the sun (in the path of totality), it is safe to look directly at the star -- but it's crucial that you know when to wear and not wear your glasses.
Most golfers know enough of the game's etiquette not to drive their cart onto a green. To do so invites the wrath of fellow golfers and also makes greenskeepers' heads explode. So what does President Trump do, while playing on a course he owns? Drives all over a green in his cart, apparently oblivious to or unconcerned about his gaff. Or what would be a gaff if done by anyone else.
Just weeks from graduating high school, Joseph Burrola was at a house party with friends in Rancho Cordova. A huge fight broke out. Burrola – who wasn’t involved in the fight – was shot in the back and died, leaving his family to grieve their loss.
Australian Greens Senator Larissa Waters breastfed her baby daughter, Alia, while moving a motion in the Senate on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Waters made headlines just weeks earlier for being the first federal lawmaker to breastfeed during Senate proceedings. On Thursday, Waters was breastfeeding when she was called to move a motion about black lung disease. Waters later tweeted: “First time I’ve had to move a Senate motion while breastfeeding! And my partner in crime (Alia) moved her own motion just before mine, bless her”. Breastfeeding in parliament has not been without controversy. In 2003 MP Kirstie Marshall, of Victoria’s state parliament, was kicked out of chambers after she breastfed her 11-day-old daughter.