Citrus Heights police announced today a major seizure that included more than $2 million in marijuana, seven firearms and hundreds of thousands of dollars, all believed to be part of a large trafficking operation.

Two workers at the Fix50 construction are reported to have been injured this morning when a lumber truck dropped a part of its load at the site, according to initial reports from the scene.

Eric Hill, a former resident of Citrus Heights and a contestant on an upcoming edition of the television series “The Bachelorette,” has died from injuries suffered in a paragliding accident in Utah.

While Sacramento is no stranger to raucously loyal basketball fans, it's just beginning to get a taste of true soccer-enthusiast culture. The Tower Bridge Battalion hopes to play a role in that introduction with its support of the city's new USL Pro League team.

Sacramento Kings officials held a training and outreach session this morning with community and faith-based groups to begin recruiting workers from “high-need backgrounds and neighborhoods” for the construction of the new arena.

The disappearance of Danielle Pruden, 29, who was last seen leaving her Demuth Circle home Friday, is not characteristic of her typical behavior, officials said.

To cope with drought, the East Bay Municipal Utility District will begin diverting water from the Sacramento River at Freeport this month for the first time ever.

Residents near the Fix50 project site are complaining they feel like they are living in a war zone, but it’s not swarming car traffic that’s bothering them. It’s news helicopters.

The expedition to climb Mt. Everest that included Sacramento area resident Jim Geiger was cancelled Wednesday due to conditions resulting from the icefall avalanche that killed 16 people.

The morning commute into Sacramento from Yolo County was light on Wednesday, with no serious back-ups reported, other than a congested area on Highway 50 just before that freeway's downtown lane closures.

Sacramento County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to ban outdoor marijuana crops, joining a growing number of California cities and counties that have prohibited cultivation in response to safety and nuisance complaints.

Tesla Motors Inc. is opening a factory in the San Joaquin Valley, but it’s almost certainly not the 6,500-job battery plant that’s being coveted by governors and community leaders in California and other states.

The Sacramento City Council provided mostly glowing reviews Tuesday night of the city’s plan to help finance a new downtown sports arena for the Kings.

Johnny E. “Jay” Grivette Jr., the man who went from Paradise to prison, was sentenced Tuesday in Sacramento federal court to 4 1/2 years behind bars for his role as a main player in the biggest financial scam in regional history.

Sacramento homicide detectives and CSI personnel were called Tuesday night to investigate the death of a woman who suffered blunt force trauma, possibly at the hands of a friend.

For many, the commute was a breeze on uncongested freeways. Others, though, found themselves squeezed in gridlock that spanned a river and crossed county lines.

The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

A state prosecutor today opened the trial of El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting by blasting him as a dishonest figure with “trouble following laws” routinely honored by other public officials.

Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state's powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives.

Auburn police arrested two women Monday night after a man reported that his credit card company had informed him that his credit card was being used to fraudulently purchase merchandise in Auburn.

It was 1950, and golf in Sacramento was in a strained holding pattern. World War II was five years in the rearview mirror, but Arnold Palmer was five years from winning his first pro tournament and really ramping things up.

The Eatery in West Sacramento went dark Sunday, becoming another unfortunate example of a popular restaurant leveled by a combination of dire financial circumstances, including back taxes and late rent.

Following the A’s 4-3 loss to the Texas Rangers on Monday night, newly clean-shaven starting pitcher Dan Straily was asked how it felt working without a beard.

The former owner of the defunct Sacramento Capitals professional tennis team plans to plead guilty after being charged with fraud in a massive Ponzi scheme, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Foreclosures in the first three months of this year were 36 percent below last year’s levels and well below long-term averages.

A live blog bringing news and traffic updates on the second day of lane closures associated with the Fix50 project will begin at 6 a.m. Follow live posts with information and photos, and share your own using the hashtag #Fix50.

The scandal-ridden state Senate took a step toward cleaning up its image Tuesday, when a key committee approved several bills aimed at purifying the role of money in California politics.

A freeway lane mistakenly closed by Caltrans workers Tuesday morning contributed to a backup that extended into Yolo County, part of a traffic slowdown associated with the Fix50 project.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday accorded voters more leeway to challenge affirmative action, as justices upheld a Michigan measure that bans preferential treatment in college admissions based on race or ethnicity.

On the afternoon of March 4, 2011, Sikh grandfathers Surinder Singh and his friend Gurmej Atwal were taking a break from their daily walk along East Stockton Boulevard when they were shot. Singh, 67, died at the scene, while Atwal, 78, succumbed to his wounds six weeks later.

The price tag for the new Sacramento Kings arena just went up, and the team’s development deal with the city has undergone significant changes.

A pedestrian was killed when hit by a passenger train Tuesday morning in Davis.

Foes and fans of McKinley Village gathered at dueling meetings Monday intended to firm up support for their sides and perhaps sway a few votes on the Sacramento City Council, which is scheduled to vote on the plan next week.

Anonymous tipsters have more credibility under a closely divided Supreme Court decision Tuesday that upheld the tip-incited search of a California man’s truck.

Kevin Sharp’s battle with cancer helped launch his rise to country music stardom and helped him inspire those who heard him speak.

Neel Kashkari, a Republican candidate for governor, will release an education plan Tuesday that would send more money to individual public schools instead of districts, give campuses flexibility like their charter counterparts and provide free college tuition to some students in exchange for a piece of their future earnings.

The fastest way for a young baseball team to gain experience is to be exposed to challenging competition.

American River flows are set to increase Monday night, and for three days thereafter, to help salmon and steelhead migrate.

The staff at the Courtyard Marriott near the UC Davis Medical Center hope to put the finishing touches on a multimillion-dollar renovation of its rooms and public spaces by June. … T-shirt designer Matt Brickley sold hundreds of thousands of garments at various e-tail sites, but they didn’t allow him access to his customer information. He’s taken control with Print Aura. …Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services invites you to learn how to grow your own food and become more self-sufficient at Garden Day.

As a hitter who embraces strikeouts as much as his home runs and pull-hitting approach, Brandon Moss might not seem a likely connoisseur of new statistical analyses in baseball.

Dual marketing disputes have ripened for the California-based makers of Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice, with Supreme Court justices sounding sympathetic Monday to some company claims.

Author Ben Tarnoff links Twain’s greatness to his hobnobbing with the likes of Bret Harte and Ina Coolbrith.

Rob Willson doesn’t have to endure this. He could be working in his garden, working on his tan or working his way through the meat section of the grocery store before grilling and chilling. Instead, the veteran Sierra College baseball coach is back in the grind in the pressure cooker known as the Big 8 Conference.

Caltrans began closing lanes on Highway 50 around 9 p.m. tonight as workers prepared a key downtown freeway for rehabilitation – and commuters prepared for delays.

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