Californians agree their state is parched, but they diverge by region on how supplies dried up and what should be done about the drought, according to the latest Field Poll.

The state’s plan to close several lanes of Highway 50 in May and June has Sacramento International Airport officials and local travelers asking: Will fliers get to the airport on time?

They started a couple of weeks into Lent, and they’ll continue into mid-June: Several dozen congregants at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sacramento, under the guidance of associate pastor Leslie Welton, are reading 12 pages of Scripture every day. It’s “The Bible in 90 Days,” timed to the Easter season’s Scriptural emphasis.

A team of Folsom youths will travel to St. Louis next week to compete in a national competition testing its skill in robotics, engineering and teamwork.

It’s safe to say Michael Morse is a hit after his first week of games at AT&T Park. His third-time-around walk-up music has Giants fans reaching for the high notes in A-ha’s 1985 hit “Take On Me.” His .350 batting average and co-team-leading 10 RBIs entering Tuesday’s series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers haven’t hurt, either.

Veteran wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, who spent his first three seasons with the 49ers a decade ago, is back after signing a one-year deal with the team Tuesday.

Sacramento County Animal Care officers are monitoring a herd of horses in Rio Linda after the needs of the animals were brought to the attention of animal control officers this month.

A 3-mile run in honor of the upcoming first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings drew about 100 participants on Tuesday in downtown Sacramento.

Elected officials have called for an independent review of corrosion inside the new $6.5 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. They said their concerns stemmed from a Sacramento Bee investigation published Sunday that identified rust inside a supposedly protected chamber where the new span’s main suspension cable is attached.

GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prevent the crimes in the first place.

Joan Pope Randall is piecing together letters and mementos of Anton, Louise and 4-year-old Louise Kink, Swiss emigrants believed by some Titanic scholars to be the only surviving family among third-class passengers who went down with the ship on April 15, 1912.

Ricardo Lockette made two 911 calls in Miami shortly after midnight April 2 to report a naked woman was on his friend’s bed and refused to leave, according to the Miami Police Department.

The FedEx tractor-trailer driver in Thursday’s fatal collision on Interstate 5 near Orland had a clean driving record with no history of violations, and officials are still investigating what may have caused him to veer into oncoming traffic.

One week from today, Caltrans launches its major renovation of Highway 50, a $46 million road surfacing project that’s been dubbed Fix50.

California Pizza Kitchen chose its restaurant near Sacramento’s Arden Fair as the first location to roll out a menu that includes the Sunny Side Up Bacon and Potato Pizza.

Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

The number of flashing digital billboards along Sacramento freeways could double as the result of a deal nearing completion between the city and the Sacramento Kings. The plan will allow the Kings to erect six changeable-display signs over the next few years. It’s part of a larger agreement being negotiated between the city and the team’s owners to build a $448 million arena in Downtown Plaza.

Investigators are reconstructing a mysterious decade from Megan Huntsman's life as they try to figure out how she concealed seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns.

In the past several years, the 49ers have felt their locker room – led by hardworking players such as Justin Smith and Patrick Willis – could handle talented players with so-called character concerns. That notion, we can now say with certainty, was wishful thinking.

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins must serve his automatic one-game suspension after being called for his 16th technical foul of the season, the NBA announced Monday. Cousins will miss the season finale Wednesday against the Phoenix Suns and will not be allowed inside Sleep Train Arena for the game, per league rules.

Don’t wait until midnight to mail state and federal tax returns because there will be nobody at Sacramento post offices to receive the documents this year.

California voters remain intensely disapproving of the work conducted on their behalf on Capitol Hill, but they continue to offer a more upbeat assessment of the efforts of their own representatives, according to the latest Field Poll.

Eric Berger was looking forward to playing with the River Cats, a chance to pitch in front of family and friends. The Bee’s 2004 Player of the Year from Woodcreek High School, Berger was released by the A’s last Thursday, the eve of the Triple-A River Cats’ homeopener at Raley Field. The 27-year-old left-hander had allowed one run and three hits in 1 1/3 innings for Sacramento.

Alan Taylor, a professor of history at UC Davis for two decades, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize – the second of his career – for his account of a little-known episode in the history of slavery in the United States.

Abandoning a controversial effort to add a gasoline tax to California’s fledgling program to reduce greenhouse gases, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, on Monday shifted his focus to how to spend billions of dollars on affordable housing, mass transit and high-speed rail.

When Yankees closer Mariano Rivera retired at the end of last season, it marked the exit of the final player to wear number 42, which Major League Baseball retired in 1997 in honor of Jackie Robinson.

Sacramento Bee reporters Cynthia Hubert and Phillip Reese were honored Monday as Pulitzer Prize finalists in the investigative reporting category.

This miniature book measures only 2 inches by 2 inches and contains 55-word stories.

Two women were arrested in Auburn on suspicion of shooting heroin in a restaurant restroom.

California state government’s leave cash-out program is up and running at the Department of Social Services, where employees last week received query forms that asked if they wanted to trade up to 20 hours of leave time for money.

One man is dead and another arrested in a fatal stabbing Sunday night in Isleton.

Third-grader Duncan Nakamoto of Elk Grove was surprised Friday morning upon learning he had won $100,000 toward his college fund in the “Big Dreams Start Small” national scholarship contest.

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