The program sparked controversy in Davis this week when it was revealed that city police recently obtained a mine-resistant armored vehicle, something that local political leaders sharply questioned.

Thanks to California’s chronic drought and watering restrictions, there’s no shortage of dry, dusty-brown lawns. And that’s led to a growth in business for a specialty remedy: lawn painting.

Longtime Roseville resident Harwinder Bisla, the man who built Bisla’s sports bar near Sacramento State, is investing $3 million to build the upscale ASR Restaurant & Lounge in Roseville.

An Ebola donation drive seeks medical supplies, non-perishable food and drinks, as well as cash to help West Africans and aid workers trying to stamp out the deadly virus.

Burl Waits, a high school dropout who became a decorated Marine, lawyer and civic activist, died Aug. 21 with Alzheimer’s disease and other health complications, his family said. He was 83.

Two restaurant companies - Paragary Restaurant Group and Chando’s Tacos - have encountered delays in remodeling and have delayed their opening dates.

Three fire agencies have contained a wildfire near the intersection of Green Valley Road and Sophia Parkway in Folsom, according to Cal Fire

What sentence did Devonte Fields get for shooting a gun at a Sacramento police officer?

For all the momentum behind Sacramento’s suddenly promising bid for a Major League Soccer franchise, the city is facing a now-or-never proposition as it competes for one of the league’s two available expansion slots, the leader of the bid said Friday.

Yolo County prosecutors preparing for a Davis teenager’s murder trial hurled misconduct accusations Friday against a public defender before a judge admonished lawyers on both sides to avoid personal attacks.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office was served with a federal subpoena earlier this month, a department spokeswoman confirmed Friday.

Police have filed possession of marijuana charges against a woman from Elk Grove and two Pittsburgh Steelers running backs following a traffic stop.

Traffic crashes have tripled on Interstate 80 in North Sacramento since Caltrans made lane changes last month for major construction, according to California Highway Patrol data reviewed by The Sacramento Bee.

With remarkable speed, the eastern half of Downtown Plaza is being reduced to a pile of rubble and recycling materials.

Police found evidence of methamphetamine sales and stolen identity information belonging to roughly 100 victims

Larry Dean Jones Jr., the defendant in the barbershop murder trial who was found innocent of all charges, has bailed out of the downtown jail.

After more than two years of legal battles, The Sacramento Bee has prevailed in a court fight to force the release of the names of police officers involved in the November 2011 pepper spray incident on the University of California, Davis, campus.

Sacramento residents can breathe easier knowing that the nation’s top public health experts have ruled out an Ebola viral infection in a patient quarantined this week at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center.

The festival has laid off its last paid employee, and its future remains in doubt as its parent organization scrambles to raise at least $80,000 by the end of the year.

Two more groups with ties to organized labor have endorsed Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s November ballot measure seeking to increase the powers of his office.

Fresno-based Central Valley Community Bancorp, parent of Central Valley Community Bank, has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 5 cents per share on the company's common stock.

A summer donation drive launched in June by Raley’s Food For Families has raised nearly $176,000 from store customers in less than eight weeks.

The 2014 California International Marathon is 90 percent full.

With steady temperatures around 90 degrees forecast through the weekend, the weather service in Sacramento is taking a quiet weather period to perform some deep cleaning of its Doppler radar tower.

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The annual grape crush at UC Davis’ campus winery kicked off early Thursday, weeks before most winemaking students will return for classes, because this summer’s drought moved up the harvest season.

The city of Sacramento has reached a deal to buy a vacant building at 730 I St. for $5.4 million and then immediately sell the property to Bay Area-based retailer Sports Basement for the same price, officials announced Thursday. The City Council is expected to approve the deal on Tuesday.

CalPERS board member Priya Mathur is likely facing a stiffer penalty than previously expected from the state’s political watchdog agency for failing to file her campaign finance statements on time.

A Sacramento Superior Court judge ruled this week that a new permit granted for Sacramento's regional sewage treatment plant isn't tough enough in three specific areas, mainly dealing with effluent temperature and toxic metals.

California will get an $800 million share of the record-breaking $16.65 billion Bank of America Corp. is paying to settle claims over the packaging and sale of toxic mortgage securities.

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