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 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.

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.

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.

The hugging tree has lost its arm.

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

Three state workers are suing the Board of Equalization, aiming to build a $75 million class action case that the agency violated its duty to provide a safe workplace and for years concealed serious work site health hazards from employees.

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.

The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District is investigating the circumstances surrounding a woman’s death in sheriff’s custody last week after she was medically cleared by Metro Fire personnel.

Local law enforcement became the highlight of a community forum Wednesday night in Sacramento that tried to make sense of the shooting of a teenager and the subsequent clashes that have taken place in Missouri.

A telephone scam has surfaced in Sacramento County in which the caller threatens jail unless payment is made to clear a warrant.

More than 2,000 children and their family members solved puzzles and played at a pop-up play attraction as the Play Together Tour made its Sacramento stop Wednesday in front of the state Capitol.

A Sacramento Superior Court jury returned verdicts in the case of four men who shot it out with each other in the parking lot of a south Sacramento barbershop and killed a young mother as she protected her son from a storm of bullets.

Grantland Johnson, a trailblazing Sacramento politician who rose in rank while staying in touch with his community roots as a city councilman, county supervisor and top health official in state and federal government, died Tuesday at 65.

Add Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson to the list of people who have had buckets of ice water dumped over their heads.

At least one of the three people Mayor Kevin Johnson dared to take the Ice Bucket Challenge has declined. Sort of.

A new West Sacramento ordinance would remap where gun retailers can do business, moving over-the-counter sales of firearms and ammunition out of the central business district to outlying business park and industrial areas.

Fears of an Ebola outbreak in the United States hit home Tuesday as health officials announced that a patient at a Sacramento hospital was being tested for the virus that has killed an estimated 1,200 people in west Africa.

Sacramento Stand Down, a three-day effort to help homeless veterans, needs volunteers.

He was 23 and on leave from the war; she was 19. John and Treva Hurt got married on Aug. 19, 1944 – and today, they’re among a tiny percentage of Americans to reach their 70th wedding anniversary.

Sacramento City Councilman Steve Hansen, not even two years into his first term at City Hall, is about to take on a popular mayor and many of the city’s most powerful interest groups in a closely watched political battle over how the city will be governed.

A group of Sacramento-area buyers has aquired 555 Capitol Mall, including two office towers and a parking garage across L Street from the city’s planned sports and entertainment complex.

A disabled man fell into the Sacramento River over the weekend and clung to dear life until rescuers could arrive.

The name of the young man shot and killed over the weekend in a Del Paso Heights neighborhood has been released by the Sacramento County Coroner’s office.

The old Craftsman bungalow at 3015 H St. is directly across the street from McKinley Montessori, a quaint little nursery school and kindergarten. It’s also about 200 feet from McKinley Park and not even two blocks from Sutter Middle School.

About 200 sign-carrying, chanting activists demonstrated Sunday afternoon in front of Sacramento County Main Jail, calling for justice in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9.

Artist Melissa Uroff’s newest piece is not on a canvas or in a frame – it’s on a utility box on the corner of 16th and J Streets in midtown Sacramento.

After years of financial struggles, Sacramento International Airport officials say they see clearer skies ahead.

One city of Sacramento employee averaged more than three hours a day talking on a city-issued cellphone last year. Nearly half that time was spent on personal calls with the same person.

A 23-year-old man was shot multiple times and killed early Sunday morning at a residence on Lily Street in Sacramento, police said.

What was intended as a public health discussion erupted into emotional mayhem this week as local Liberians struggled to grasp why their loved ones back home are continuing to die.

The Sacramento Poetry Center is hosting a “Hot Poetry in the Park” event from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Fremont Park, 16th and P streets in Sacramento.

Sacramento Regional Transit officials revealed this week they are considering replacing their gas buses with electric ones, but first, they want to do a little experiment. General Manager Mike Wiley said RT expects to buy just 10 electric buses and two charging stations initially, and put them to the test on Stockton Boulevard, the longest and busiest bus route in the city, to see if they hold up to the rigors of day-long route running.

Construction crews are pouring a lot of water on the site of the new Sacramento Kings arena. But not as much as you might think.

Local activists are planning a demonstration today at Sacramento County Main Jail in response to the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9.

A man accused of orchestrating the sexual assault of a child to obtain pornographic photos while he was in prison has been convicted by a Sacramento County jury.

Suddenly, it seems people are excited to be in Oak Park.

Kurt Henke, chief of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, informed the district’s board of directors Thursday that he plans to retire in October after 33 years with the fire service.

Sacramento County supervisors have approved a digital billboard along a Highway 99 commute corridor in the south area, continuing a local government trend of authorizing electronic displays in exchange for large fees.

A new crop of midrise buildings with retail on the ground floor and housing above is rising in Sacramento’s midtown and downtown areas.

The prosecutor on Thursday belittled the self-defense arguments made for the four men accused of murder in the shooting death of a woman outside a south Sacramento barbershop four years ago. Afterward, the jury was sent to begin deliberations in the 2010 killing of Monique Roxanne Nelson.

Twenty abandoned watercraft are targeted for removal from Sacramento County waterways under a grant the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department received from the state Division of Boating and Waterways.

Another business group and another building trades union have endorsed the “strong mayor” measure appearing on the November ballot in the city of Sacramento.

Michelle Rhee, the prominent and controversial education figure who is the wife of Mayor Kevin Johnson, announced on Wednesday that she is stepping down from her post as chief executive of StudentsFirst, the national advocacy organization she founded in 2010.

There’s probably no turning back now. Early Wednesday, chunks of walls began to fall as the first visible sign of the transformation of the mall into a new arena for the Sacramento Kings.

The Sacramento City Council on Tuesday extended the contract of City Manager John Shirey, granting the city’s top executive a 2 percent salary increase.

There's probably no turning back now.

Sacramento County Supervisors approved a plan Tuesday to expand air cargo operations at Mather Airport, despite widespread opposition from neighboring communities.

The man who fired the bullet that killed Monique Nelson during the south Sacramento barbershop shootout was defending himself from gunmen who were shooting at him and should be acquitted of murder charges, his lawyer said in his closing argument Wednesday.

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