A Sacramento climber trying to become the oldest American ever to summit Mount Everest has posted a message on his blog, reassuring family and friends that he is okay after a deadly avalanche swept down a climbing route on the peak.

Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully has promoted one her prosecutors to the position of assistant chief deputy district attorney.

Sacramento’s unemployment rate fell a tenth of a point last month, to 8.1 percent, as the region enjoyed unusually strong job growth. California’s unemployment rate was also 8.1 percent, unchanged from the month before.

A man who complained about another person throwing trash on the ground was shot at when he followed the litterer’s car, Roseville police reported.

A woman and a small boy who died Thursday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash on westbound Interstate 80 near Madison Avenue were from Southern California.

Clear skies and warm temperatures are forecast for Easter Sunday.

In the courtroom, Ray Nutting, a four-term county supervisor, faces prosecution for alleged misconduct related to state grants he took for clearing brush on his family ranch. But it is the spectacle surrounding his case that envelops this county east of Sacramento.

After $46 million worth of work, and two months of disruptive lane closures during its Fix50 project, Caltrans will deliver a bigger, better freeway to get commuters through downtown easier than before, right? Sorry, highway officials say. The big Fix50 project, which kicks into high gear next week, is a bridge rehab project, not a freeway expansion.

A Truckee man was arrested Wednesday after his alleged hash-oil manufacturing attempts went awry, causing his house to explode.

Witnesses and victims of last week’s fiery crash between a FedEx tractor-trailer and a passenger bus struggled to process the tragedy, based on 911 tapes released Thursday by the California Highway Patrol.

For those who don’t want to sit in a pew to attend Easter Sunday services, there are options along the American River, at Folsom Lake and in the parking lot at the Roseville Galleria.

Supporters of Anne Marie Schubert pushed back Thursday against her main rival in the Sacramento County district attorney’s race, saying Maggie Krell is wrongly asserting that Schubert accepted pay raises as a supervisor in the DA’s Office while line prosecutors were being cut.

Folsom Lake Bank, which has branches in Folsom and Roseville, amassed net income of $232,600, or 15 cents a share, in this year’s first quarter, up nearly 52 percent from the first quarter of 2013 and the bank’s 17th consecutive quarter of profitability.

Tom Myers, a Sacramento photographer whose vivid images of animals, places and people in California and the West have appeared in national magazines, books and on greeting cards, died April 7 of cancer, his family said. He was 88.

City decides to examine plans for a new performing arts venue to replace the aging Community Center Theater

A Yolo County jury has convicted a caregiver of second-degree murder in the death of a 66-year-old man who had developmental disabilities.

Nimbus Hatchery on the American River will offer a public presentation May 3 on how salmon are affected by the drought.

Rancho Cordova’s Rivergate Shopping Center, which saw the departure of a 36-year-old Kmart anchor late last year, is ramping up for a new look and identity. Center owner Ethan Conrad, head of Ethan Conrad Properties in Sacramento, said Rivergate, at Sunrise Boulevard and Coloma Road, “is being transformed from an old Kmart center which had very low customer “traffic” into a state of the art, modern, high traffic center, which would be a significant benefit to the city of Rancho Cordova.”

A woman and child died this afternoon and another child was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash on westbound Interstate 80 near Madison Avenue.

Growing up in Uganda prepared Dr. Olivia Kasirye, the county’s public health officer, for her role in keeping Sacramento County healthy. Whether fighting the flu, or rabies, she’s always pushing education.

Home sales in the Sacramento region were stuck in an odd rut in March, traditionally the start of the spring homebuying season. Even though prices rebounded to healthy levels not seen since before last decade’s housing boom and bust, the supply of homes on the market remained anemic.

The tourniquet makes a comeback in Boston doctor’s look back at outcomes after last year’s marathon bombings

Roseville-based solar power company SUNworks has commissioned solar systems projects with a combined total of about 1 megawatt for Quaresma Dairy in Manteca and M&B Alfalfa Farms in Tracy.

San Francisco-based Pacific Gas and Electric Company says it has paid property taxes and franchise fees totaling more than $302 million to the 49 counties and 243 cities in which it operates in California. That included including more than $51 million to 16 counties and 50 cities in the Sacramento Valley and Central Valley.

Sacramentans crammed into Sleep Train Arena on Wednesday night to watch the Kings wrap up their eighth consecutive losing season. Unlike last year’s finale, when a possible move to Seattle was under discussion, the mood was almost purely celebratory.

The Foresthill Bridge has received a face-lift, including a fresh coat of green paint, 220,000 bolts and more than 2.3 million pounds of new steel, part of a seismic retrofit that began in 2011.

Sacramento Regional Transit will launch bulked up train service and added security next week when construction starts on Highway 50 downtown.

Maggy Krell directed a sharp-edged blast at Anne Marie Schubert in the final moments of Wednesday’s Sacramento County district attorney candidates forum when she criticized her opponent for accepting pay raises in recent years while the office was laying off line prosecutors and shutting down its police review unit.

Arguably the most famous line from “Jerry Maguire” – the movie that took super agent Leigh Steinberg from sports-famous to dinner table-famous – is “Show me the money!” But in his meandering one-hour talk to UC Davis law students Wednesday, Steinberg spoke more about finding the “kwan,” a concept from the movie meaning love, respect, community – and dollars.

After a couple of weeks of above normal temperatures and no rain, temperatures are expected to take a nose dive when spring showers are predicted to arrive early next week in Sacramento.

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