Traffic crashes have tripled on Interstate 80 in North Sacramento since Caltrans made lane changes last month for major construction, according to California Highway Patrol data reviewed by The Sacramento Bee.

With a swipe of his pen, Gov. Jerry Brown has ensured Sutter can tag along to some bars and restaurants.

With remarkable speed, the eastern half of Downtown Plaza is being reduced to a pile of rubble and recycling materials.

Sacramento residents can breathe easier knowing that the nation’s top public health experts have ruled out an Ebola viral infection in a patient quarantined this week at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center.

After more than two years of legal battles, The Sacramento Bee has prevailed in a court fight to force the release of the names of police officers involved in the November 2011 pepper spray incident on the University of California, Davis, campus.

Two more groups with ties to organized labor have endorsed Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s November ballot measure seeking to increase the powers of his office.

When consumer advocates were preparing a fall ballot initiative to raise the sum victims can recover in medical malpractice lawsuits, they considered tacking on an inducement that would resonate with voters across California.

By approving pension fatteners, CalPERS reveals some very odd extra pay practices.

‘Golden State of Mind’ sheds some light on the late TV host, who was outgoing and effusive on camera but private off it.

Sacramento State will spend $3.5 million to upgrade its athletic facilities.

In addition to the names of officers involved in the November 2011 pepper spray incident at UC Davis, The Sacramento Bee has obtained confidential interviews of the officers conducted as part of the internal affairs report that led to the dismissal of Lt. John Pike, the officer seen on video spraying the students.

The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office on Thursday released the names of the couple found dead earlier this week in a Placerville area home.

Police found evidence of methamphetamine sales and stolen identity information belonging to roughly 100 victims

The festival has laid off its last paid employee, and its future remains in doubt as its parent organization scrambles to raise at least $80,000 by the end of the year.

Larry Dean Jones Jr., the defendant in the barbershop murder trial who was found innocent of all charges, has bailed out of the downtown jail.

Members of the state health insurance exchange on Thursday came out strongly against a fall ballot initiative to give rate-regulation authority to the elected insurance commissioner, with some requesting the board issue formal opposition.

The city of Sacramento has reached a deal to buy a vacant building at 730 I St. for $5.4 million and then immediately sell the property to Bay Area-based retailer Sports Basement for the same price, officials announced Thursday. The City Council is expected to approve the deal on Tuesday.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Thursday she will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that the state’s death penalty is unconstitutional.

The refurbished space offers plenty of sports memorabilia to peruse over your beer or cocktail.

Young immigrants poised to flood California’s courts could get extra legal help under a bill offering $3 million to bolster legal services.

The annual grape crush at UC Davis’ campus winery kicked off early Thursday, weeks before most winemaking students will return for classes, because this summer’s drought moved up the harvest season.

The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District is investigating the circumstances surrounding a woman’s death in sheriff’s custody last week after she was medically cleared by Metro Fire personnel.

California will get an $800 million share of the record-breaking $16.65 billion Bank of America Corp. is paying to settle claims over the packaging and sale of toxic mortgage securities.

With the West African outbreak of Ebola escalating, state public health officials said Wednesday they were not surprised that the deadly virus may have reached Sacramento in the case of a patient who recently returned from a trip to one of the stricken nations.

See what The Bee's Matt Barrows - and hundreds of participants - had to say abut the 49ers as they head into the latter parts of a preseason that so far has been a little problematic.

Davis police have acquired a hulking tank-like vehicle from the military, the same type of surplus equipment that has drawn criticism from civil libertarians and others for possibly increasing tensions between officers and citizens.

Three state workers are suing the Board of Equalization, aiming to build a $75 million class action case that the agency violated its duty to provide a safe workplace and for years concealed serious work site health hazards from employees.

A Sacramento Superior Court jury returned verdicts in the case of four men who shot it out with each other in the parking lot of a south Sacramento barbershop and killed a young mother as she protected her son from a storm of bullets.

Attorneys agreed Wednesday to delay proceedings for Twin Rivers Unified trustee Cortez Quinn, who faces felony charges for allegedly falsifying his paternity test and accepting illegal gifts from a school district employee.

Closed two years, iconic restaurant will stay at same Fulton Avenue location.

While it's not unusual for driving ranges to operate after dark, staying open around the clock is more of a rarity.

It’s test time for California’s 3,000 state government scientists.

Remains determined to be those of a “prehistoric Native American,” according to the Yolo County Coroner.

Local law enforcement became the highlight of a community forum Wednesday night in Sacramento that tried to make sense of the shooting of a teenager and the subsequent clashes that have taken place in Missouri.

A divided CalPERS board approved a regulation Wednesday that will allow nearly 100 different types of supplemental pay to count toward pension calculations for state and local government employees.

At least one of the three people Mayor Kevin Johnson dared to take the Ice Bucket Challenge has declined. Sort of.

The hugging tree has lost its arm.

The Brown administration issued orders on Wednesday to give a total $56.4 million in raises to some 4,100 state managers and supervisors to comply with a lawsuit the state lost over pay parity for those employees.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the woman who earlier this month died after becoming unresponsive in the back of a sheriff’s department patrol car.

Mickey Daly learned a lot last season playing his first professional soccer gig for the Wilmington Hammerheads on the other side of the United States.

More than 2,000 children and their family members solved puzzles and played at a pop-up play attraction as the Play Together Tour made its Sacramento stop Wednesday in front of the state Capitol.

Sacramento personalities were not left out of the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Larry Masuoka, the San Juan Unified School District trustee censured for mishandling complaints about bullying by the previous superintendent, has chosen not to run for a third term in November.

Thirty-five members of California’s congressional delegation are pressing Gov. Jerry Brown to support an expanded film tax credit significant to California’s TV and movie industry, while actors and crew members rallied in support of the measure at the Capitol on Wednesday.

Nisha Grayson didn’t travel to Goa, India, to vacation. She wanted to understand how her life began, and what it might have been like if she had not been given up for adoption.

The Assembly on Wednesday deferred for two years the public’s vote on a constitutional amendment empowering lawmakers to strip wayward colleagues of their salaries.

Even as voting by mail becomes increasingly common in California elections, more mail ballots are not being counted, according to a study of mail voting in three counties, including Sacramento.

SANTA CLARA -- Three weeks ago when he was asked about a possible contract extension for receiver Michael Crabtree, the best face Trent Baalke could put on the matter was that the 49ers were “going to try.”

Gov. Jerry Brown’s agricilture secretary trying to rewrite state milk regulation late in session.

Advancing an effort to ensure public access to a contested California beach, the Assembly on Wednesday narrowly passed and legislation compelling the state to step into a dispute over Martins Beach.

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