An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali and "probably crashed," according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso.

This column starts where last week’s left off, with a simple question, the government’s nonresponsive response and what it all says about public transparency.

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed a two-year phase-out of older railroad tank cars used to transport crude oil, which have been involved in several serious derailments over the past year. Officials in California and Sacramento applauded the move by the federal transportation agency. But some local leaders say they want the federal government to be do more.

Some health advocates want the California State Board of Pharmacy to require pharmacies to provide translated prescription labels for limted-English speakers.

Sacramento Police said suspect Michael Lee Williams is believed to still be in the south Sacramento area

A Sacramento man has donated 13,000 books to the Friends of the Arden-Dimick Library, the largest donation the organization has ever received and one that includes works spanning topics from the Civil War to women’s studies.

The missing-person fliers for Vernon “Cody” Matthews hang at trailheads, campgrounds and businesses from Placerville to Tahoe.

Sacramento police spent the night investigating the death of a man who was hit by two cars on Meadowview Road.

Laina Rose stands just over 5 feet tall and carries a 30-pound backpack. Since starting her journey April 1, she has bushwhacked, post-holed and climbed more than 1,200 miles.

Sacramento County officials say a paperwork oversight likely will delay sidewalk construction along Fair Oaks Boulevard, near Jesuit High School and the Five Points Shopping Center, until next spring.

San Francisco-based Dignity Health and Anthem Blue Cross have gone into overtime on negotiations for a new contract, but both sides appear confident of an eventual agreement.

Fitness guru Lorri Ann Code tones up women from the inside out at more than 50 locations around California – and soon in Alaska and Virgina, too.

Vernon Davis’ training camp holdout ended before it began.

Sacramento may still be interested in reacquiring forward Omri Casspi.

See what The Bee's Jason Jones had to say during a live chat focusing on the Kings and what their next move might be after a good summer league showing.

Asked how he’ll deal with a challenge from a phalanx of young and talented running backs this year, Frank Gore today smiled and said, “I’m from Miami, man.”

In his first public comments on the controversial Vergara v. California ruling that struck down teacher tenure laws in June, Governor Jerry Brown said only that attorney general Kamala Harris had on Monday filed a request for additional information from the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

A federal jury has convicted a Sacramento man of possessing cocaine for sale.

The number of specialty bicycle retailers continues to decline, so the owners of Roseville Cyclery were tickled pink to tell me that not only had they survived their first year in business but had doubled their gross revenue.

Brown called the arrival of unaccompanied young migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border “a humanitarian question” rather than a political one.

An art project that beautifies street-side utility boxes downtown will be unveiled to the public early next month.

Californians continue to strongly support their state’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gases – until they find out it involves higher gasoline prices, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

The agreement brings together UC Davis and China’s Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University. The schools will work together to propose solutions for current problems in food safety in China at every point along its food chain, and will seek to improve tracing of food products.

Explaining his nomination of Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar to the California Supreme Court at a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Governor Jerry Brown emphasized Cuéllar’s academic credentials and noted that he was “not unaware” of California’s diversity as he decided whom to appoint.

You want to get something done in Congress, bring a dog.

California immigrants who are newly eligible for government health care are being rebuffed because of inadequate communication between public agencies, Assemblyman Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, and advocates warned on Wednesday.

A Sacramento Superior Court judge refused Tuesday to validate a hotly contested will that a prominent lawyer claimed to be the last wishes of a dying friend. The will would have given all but a small portion of Joseph Herb O’Brien’s estate to a mutual friend.

If Justin Smith wasn’t his usual havoc-causing self last season, there was a good reason.

Omri Casspi arrived in Sacramento with his ego bursting, his prospects for a long-term career with the Kings promising, and his tiny country of Israel riding on his shoulders, along for the ride. Five years later, he barely recognizes his life.

Where have you gone, 2011 49ers? New coach. Plucky attitude. Made-for-Lifetime-Channel story lines. But today, the 49ers report to training camp, and that levity is gone. It’s no longer fun; it’s business.

A Central Valley packing company, which has voluntarily recalled some of its fresh tree fruit from grocery stores nationwide due to possible listeria contamination, said Tuesday that its consumer hotline has been overwhelmed.

Furor over an unscheduled Saturday aerial pesticide spraying for West Nile virus in North Natomas has prompted the local mosquito control district to change its alert process when spraying agricultural fields near residential neighborhoods.

What to do with all those tomatoes? Can, freeze, roast, pickle, dry – and enjoy.

A 21-year-old man is in jail, accused of burglary and using forged credit cards, following an investigation by the Cal Expo Police Department.

Walking with a mall club is especially beneficial for older adults because it establishes social circles wherein friends hold each other accountable for staying active.

State and federal agencies on Tuesday released separate recovery plans for endangered Central Valley salmon and steelhead, aiming to restore habitat and water flows to prevent extinction of the species.

Ms. Iwahashi, who died July 16, ran in more than 160 official marathons and finished more than 60 in under three hours. She was inducted into the inaugural class of the Sacramento Running Association Hall of Fame in 2013.

The corruption trial of Democratic Sen. Ron Calderon will likely be delayed until next May, months after the suspended lawmaker is forced to leave office because of term limits.

A toddler was badly injured in Yuba County.

The competition between Marcus Lattimore and Carlos Hyde, both of whom were big-time running backs in big-time conferences, has captured the imagination of fans and fantasy football pundits alike. I know I've done at least two national radio interviews in the last week where that has been a hot topic.

Capital punishment has burned intensely as a political issue but now may be dead.

Bay Area retailer Sports Basement has revived its interest in opening a downtown Sacramento store just as city officials are attempting to buy a building the company eyed as recently as last year.

Opponents filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to remove from the fall ballot a nonbinding question asking whether Congress should overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United campaign finance decision.

Woodland police announced the arrest of a suspect in a series of robberies that have occurred in the city since July 7.

Rancho Cordova is asking its residents to raise the city’s sales tax by a half a cent to pay for greater police protection, urban redevelopment and other services.

The Sacramento Zoo is offering to help a wildlife rescue group facing financial difficulty raise funds during a Thursday night music and car show at the zoo.

Kaiser Permanante spreads the wealth in the four-county region by giving $1.4 million as part of its community benefits grants

Meg Arnold, who has overseen many key initiatives of the Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance for nearly five years, will step down from the CEO position on Sept. 30, SARTA announced Tuesday.

Two appeals courts on Tuesday reached radically different conclusions about whether millions of consumers in 36 states can use tax credits to help buy health coverage on the federal health insurance marketplace.

Jason Poole received the go-ahead to open Preservation & Co.’s retail shop starting Thursday.

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