After being flooded for months, Discovery Park will open its gates Saturday for Memorial Day weekend, Sacramento County Regional Parks announced Wednesday. The 302-acre park closed in January during winter storms as heavy rains and high releases from Folsom Lake left it underwater. The popular summer destination sits at the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers.
This is one in a series of videos looking back at big stories in Sacramento-area history. This one took place on May 26, 2002, when the Sacramento Kings were looking to go ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers 3-1 in the Western Conference finals. In a fateful final 11.8 seconds, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant missed a runner, then Shaquille O'Neal missed the put-back. Kings center Vlade Divac slapped the ball out of the key to the three-point line. The rest is history as you'll see here.
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr attended to groundbreaking for Valley Children's Hospital's new Pelandale Specialty Care Center. The pediatric healthcare center will open in late 2018. (Marijke Rowlandemail@example.com)
The Sacramento Police Activities League rugby club, the Amazons, won third in the National Championship this weekend 28-0. The team consisting of high school girls traveled to Indiana where they faced competition from all over the United States. Here's a look at some of the action.
Robert Paylor, the 20-year-old Jesuit High graduate who suffered a crushed vertebrae during a national rugby championship match, is helped from a chair to his bed in this video that was posted on his GoFundMe page, which is halfway to its goal of $1 million.
Leaders announced Monday, May 15 that Republic FC will be acquired by Sac Soccer & Entertainment Holdings, the group led by Kings minority owner Kevin Nagle that filed a Major League Soccer expansion application in January. It also means the Republic FC brand and team crest will be part of the MLS bid.