Nearly 40 NASCAR stock cars were hauled down Capitol Mall to celebrate Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Sacramento Police closed N, 16th and L streets and escorted the procession, and Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) presented an official state Senate resolution proclaiming Thursday “NASCAR Day in Sacramento.” The race begins at noon Sunday.
Molly SullivanThe Sacramento Bee
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The victory was the second of the season for Kyle Larson, the Elk Grove product who has driven his way to the top echelon of stock car racing. His Father's Day win on June 18, 2017, came in front of his fiancee and son and was his second of the season and third overall. It was a big boost in his quest to win the NASCAR Cup points championship.
Yosemite National Park attracts about 4 million visitors every year, and those visitors arrive with money to spend. Yosemite is an important economic engine to nearby communities in its "gateway" region within 60 miles of the park. The National Park Service estimates Yosemite generated about $380 million in direct visitor spending at businesses inside and outside the park in 2012, the most recent year for which figures were available (in June 2014).
A crowd of more than 30,000 took to Sacramento streets Saturday to advocate for women’s equality in the workplace, condemn sexual violence and criticize President Trump in a half-day rally that began at Southside Park and ended at the state Capitol.
Sacramento City Councilman Allen Warren will travel to Honduras next week to support an anti-government doctor, Luther Castillo Harry, who hopes to one day be president of the country. Harry is a member of the Garifuna ethnic group.