Day in PicturesLoading
  • RB_Spotty Duck
    Althena Gold, of Carmichael, with her duck Spotty, at McKinley Park in Sacramento, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Gold said she bought the duck at a flea market 12 years ago and he's been her pet ever since. She regularly takes Spotty to the park for a walk and - as Gold put it, "...to be with his fellow ducks."
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
  • RB_Spotty Duck
    Althena Gold of Carmichael with her duck, 'Spotty' at McKinley Park in Sacramento on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Gold said she bought the duck at a flea market twelve years ago and has kept him as a pet ever since. She regularly takes 'Spotty' to the park for a walk and - as Gold put it, "...to be with his fellow ducks."
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
  • Activists representing the California Campaign to End Police terror gathered at Main and East Streets in Woodland, Calif. to protest the killing of a man in an officer-involved shooting that occurred Monday morning on Aug. 8, 2014.
    Andrew Seng | aseng@sacbee.com
  • India Pakistan
    A Kashmiri fisherman rows his Shikara, or traditional boat, during sunset at the Dal Lake in Srinagar, India, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Both India and Pakistan control parts of Kashmir and claim it in its entirety. In a blow to efforts to improve often-hostile ties, India on Monday called off talks with Pakistan over a meeting between its ambassador and Kashmiri separatists.
    Dar Yasin | AP
  • uberX riders and supporters cross L Street while on their way to the State Capitol to deliver over 17 thousand petition signatures to Assembly member Susan Bonilla's office opposing AB 2293 and supporting ride sharing. The bill would require ride sharing companies to carry more insurance than they find necessary.
    Randy Pench | rpench@sacbee.com
  • Happy 70th Anniversary to John Hurt, 93, and his wife Treva, 89, as they pose for a portrait with paintings of the couple dating back to when John turned 50 hang over their mantle and a newly created invitation to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary, left, showcases their wedding day in 1944 in their home on Thursday Aug. 14, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renee C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Daniel Vaden a Sacramento High School football runs a drill with teammates during practice on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. A new law limiting full contact football practices in California speaks to a broader debate about the safety, and the long-term viability, of the beloved American sport.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Soccer field to be named after Grantland Johnson
    In this photograph taken March 18, 2011, former Sacramento City Councilman, Grantland Johnson, speaks in an interview in his Sacramento home. He is the county's first African American elected to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisord. Johnson died today at the age of 65.
    Autumn Payne | apayne@sacbee.com
  • The Folsom Point boat ramp sits dry and unused on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in Folsom Calif. The levels of Folsom Lake have dropped dramatically due to the severe drought California is experiencing.
    Brian Nguyen | bnguyen@sacbee.com
  • The view from behind speakers shows Lake Tahoe during the 18th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit in South Lake Tahoe on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.
    Randy Pench
  • APTOPIX India Pakistan
    Indian policemen guard outside the Pakistan High Commission as Kashmiri separatist leaders arrive for talks with the Pakistani high commissioner in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. In a blow to efforts to improve often-hostile ties, India on Monday called off talks with Pakistan over a meeting between its ambassador and Kashmiri separatists.
    Tsering Topgyal | AP
  • School Security Training
    Ted Sanchez, a Corpus Christi Independent School District police officer at Grant Middle School, shines a light into a dark room as he searches for a possible threat during an active shooter training exercise Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at the old Lamar Elementary in Corpus Christi, Texas, Officer's with the district's police department go through active shooter simulations before each school year.
    Michael Zamora | AP
  • Denmark Soccer Champions League
    Bayer 04 Leverkusen's Simon Rolfes, left, and FC Copenhagen's Bashkim Kadrii, right, during their Champions League play-offs first leg soccer match at Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark, Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014.
    Jens Dresling | ap
  • APTOPIX Spain Soccer Suarez
    FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez, from Uruguay, smiles during a press conference at his presentation at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.
    Manu Fernandez | AP
  • APTOPIX Phoenix Flooding
    A city of Phoenix official blocks a closed section of road as flash flood waters overrun Skunk Creek through the Sonoran Desert, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in northwestern Phoenix. Flooding from heavy rain in the Phoenix area has forced authorities to close several major roads, including a portion of Interstate 17 about 25 miles north of the city.
    Matt York | AP
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