Seven of nine siblings in the Grotheer family have reached the milestone of their 50th wedding anniversaries, Nancy Grotheer Holtry and her husband, David, being the latest in the list. While divorce rates are on the rise for people 60 and older in Sacramento and California, some people still believe in staying together.

Neel Kashkari, proud of his speech to the California Republican Party and weary of intraparty friction that distracted from his message for three days, said Sunday he has “set an example” for a party whose acceptance of him remains irresolute.

For the second straight game, the 49ers lost their cool, lost a lead and then lost the contest. This time they took a 14-6 lead and what appeared to be an offense that couldn't be stopped into the locker room at half time only to be ravaged by costly penalties and wide-open opponents in the second half.

Firefighters battling the massive King fire showed signs of progress Sunday night, while smoke forced the cancellation of a popular Lake Tahoe sporting event and worsened air quality over a large swath of foothills.

One by one and every day, some of the most desperate people in this city walk through the car tunnel on 12th Street in their search for food and maybe a little charity.

Now that three men have been sent to prison for a Ponzi scheme that cost investors more than $20 million, a half dozen of their victims are trying to get their money back in a civil suit filed against businesses the plaintiffs say aided the thieves.

Visitors from Japan, Germany, Ireland and Egypt joined hundreds of Northern California residents at Capitol Park on Sunday to lend support to The International Day of Peace.

Frequent fliers Paul Mitchell and Jodi Hicks, a Sacramento couple who do political consulting, were on their way to Los Angeles on Saturday – and then their plane made an emergency landing.

National Democrats are up with their first television ad in Sacramento’s heavyweight battle between Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, and former Republican congressman Doug Ose.

Health care is now a $200-plus billion a year industry and that means political war over how the money is divvied up.

Packed onto 14 acres in William Land Park, the Sacramento Zoo is the smallest accredited zoo among similarly sized cities nationwide. Its newest exhibit, Small Wonders of Africa, reflects the zoo’s determination to make the most of that space by refocusing on smaller creatures rather than large, showcase animals.

Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers accepted free meals totaling thousands of dollars from the private company that operates the county’s red-light intersection cameras, then recommended that the county choose Redflex Traffic Systems over several competitors for a new contract worth up to $11.8 million, a Sacramento Bee review has found.

Less than a month before Aqueline Talamantes was arrested for the murder of her 5-year-old daughter, Tatiana, Sacramento County Child Protective Services received a report questioning her mental health and her ability to take care of Tatiana and her son. The agency did not pursue the report beyond leaving a card on the door of Talamantes’ apartment.

The Eviva Midtown building, featuring ground floor retail and five stories of upscale apartments at the corner of 16th and N streets, broke ground Thursday. It will be made of prefabricated units manufactured at McClellan Park in a former Air Force hangar. The units arrive by truck nearly complete – right down to the toilets, floor coverings and kitchen cabinets – and are hoisted and stacked by crane.

At C.K. McClatchy High School, an ad hoc colectiva is exploring ways to encourage minority students to return to teach – a grow-your-own approach to adding greater diversity to the faculty.

It seemed almost hopeless Saturday night for Republic FC in its USL Pro semifinal playoff match against the rival LA Galaxy II in front of an announced sellout crowd of 8,000 at Bonney Field.

A loosely knit group of local architects, designers and planners has been busy touting one of Sacramento’s least talked about assets – its rooftops.

Republican Rand Paul, the Kentucky senator and probable presidential candidate, urged a fundamental transformation of his party Saturday, challenging California’s GOP leaders to swell their ranks with diverse candidates that embrace a broad range of ideas.

Dunsmuir is steeped in railroad history but also a place to fish and enjoy the Sacramento River.

A Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento, California, had to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles Saturday after its wing flaps malfunctioned.

For a week now, firefighters have been trudging up and down the steep ravines of Eldorado National Forest carrying shovels, hoses and protective gear while they try to do the near-impossible: save every single building threatened by the King fire.

If your offense includes designed runs by the quarterback, you may have to live with an ugly-interception game every now and then. That was the take of NFL Films’ Greg Cosell after he watched Colin Kaepernick’s performance against the Chicago Bears last week.

A 19-year-old man killed late Friday in Citrus Heights was the victim of an apparent drive-by shooting, police said Saturday.

LOS ANGELES-After years of skirmishing over a rock star's proposal to build a secluded compound on a rugged Malibu ridge, the California Coastal Commission staff recommended Friday that the project move forward - with modifications.

The King Fire has damaged a number of power generation systems connected to Sierra reservoirs, but utility officials still don't know how bad it is. Treasured public recreation areas at Stumpy Meadows Reservoir and the Rubicon River canyon also may have been affected.

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