The most prolific passer in the history of professional football, over 19 dizzying seasons in the point-a-minute Arena Football League, Garcia will soon be named the coach for an expansion team in Las Vegas.

The weekend fire east of Pollock Pines at first didn’t seem to be much more than a curiosity. Many residents thought fire crews would quickly handle it.

Hilary Abramson is one of the most talented and prolific journalists ever to practice the craft in Sacramento. She’s also a personal friend for the past four decades, and thus it was horrifying to learn that she had been clobbered by a young bicyclist who was riding illegally on the sidewalk near her downtown apartment, causing very serious and permanent injuries.

The United States bombed an Islamic State position southwest of Baghdad on Monday in what the U.S. Central Command said was the first airstrike undertaken under expanded rules of engagement President Barack Obama outlined in a speech last week.

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh declines to comment when asked if he thinks defensive end Ray McDonald will be cleared of wrongdoing.

A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said.

Part cinematic Lake Tahoe travelogue, part dysfunctional-family drama, the new film “Last Weekend” (available on video on demand) carried other distinctions as well when shooting began in fall 2012.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has identified a man found dead on a Valley Hi sidewalk Sunday night as Joseph Lee Stanley, 20, of Sacramento.

A San Francisco appellate court has upheld a trial judge’s decision that Gov. Jerry Brown wrongly furloughed thousands of state-government scientists and engineers three years ago.

A lawsuit challenging Sacramento’s subsidy for the new Kings arena has cleared a legal hurdle, keeping the suit alive.

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation repealing from state law unenforceable provisions of Proposition 187, the 1994 initiative later overturned by the courts, to restrict public services to undocumented immigrants.

The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday awarded $10.2 million to nearly two dozen states to beef up enforcement of a labor scheme that companies employ to evade their tax obligations.

Sacramento’s minor-league baseball franchise – which has been the A’s Triple-A affiliate since the team was purchased by Art Savage in 2000 – has filed the paperwork needed for it to seek a new major league partner, the team confirmed Monday.

Linebacker Shayne Skov, who gambled on joining the 49ers as a free agent in May despite an abundance of inside linebackers, was waived from the practice squad today. Also waived was cornerback Chance Casey.

Democratic state Sen. Rod Wright, sentenced to jail Friday for being convicted of perjury and voting fraud, resigned from the California Senate on Monday but plans to stay on the payroll for one more week.

Charles P. “Chuck” Valdes was one of the most powerful figures at America’s largest public pension fund. But he led a troubled private life, dogged by bankruptcies and assorted ethical problems, and he’d been linked to a massive bribery scandal when he retired from public service four years ago.

California – long considered the “Wild West” where groundwater is concerned – appears poised for major changes. Three laws recently passed by the Legislature give local agencies broad power to restrict groundwater pumping when necessary and even impose criminal penalties and fines equivalent to a misdemeanor.

Firefighters were working to stop the King fire near Pollock Pines and also protect homes as the wildland blaze grew nearly 1,000 acres overnight in El Dorado County.

Mayor Kevin Johnson is reassembling the team of strategists that helped him keep the Kings in Sacramento, but this time their job will be to get the city a franchise in Major League Soccer.

Coach Jim Harbaugh of the 49ers is seeking more information on the “inappropriate language” penalty given to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick following one of his fourth-quarter interceptions in Sunday’s loss to the Bears.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested and a 21-year-old man is sought in connection with the July robbery of a Bank of the West branch in Stockton that left three people dead, including a mother of two who was used as a human shield by the suspects.

Wednesday’s “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” concert at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Wheatland has been canceled, with organizers citing “scheduling conflicts.”

There are many, many observations and notes after re-watching last night's 28-20 win by Chicago, the first by the Bears on the road against San Francisco since Walter Payton, Mike Singletary, Jim McMahon and William “Refrigerator Perry” were in Bears uniforms together.

Sacramento has long been known as a state worker town. These days, it’s just as accurate to call it a health worker town.

Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion.

A 49ers team that seemed ready to run away with a win against the seemingly hapless Chicago Bears in the first half ended up giving away the contest in the second half and spoiling the debut of their new stadium.

A Christian Brothers High School volleyball coach in Sacramento, missing since Wednesday, has been found in Klamath Falls, Oregon, Sacramento police reported Sunday night.

California police agencies used a federal program to acquire about 420,000 military items worth a total of $150 million from the Pentagon, according to new federal data released by the Governor's Office of Emergency Services.

There are sections of the American River Parkway that look like another planet.

A staple of Mexican food in south Sacramento has lost its patriarch, Miguel Unzueta, the owner and founder of Caballo Blanco restaurant. He died Friday at age 88.

The scent of sizzling pork and the spirit of community wafted around Raley Field on Sunday afternoon. FoodStock, hosted by Mulvaney’s B&L restaurant and a collective of local chefs, helped usher in two weeks of celebrations of Sacramento as “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital” with a pig roast for 900 people.

Here’s the transcript from Jim Harbaugh’s press conference following the team’s 28-20 loss:

The demise of Frank Gore’s starting role may have been greatly exaggerated.

Citrus Heights’ officials say an offer of property near the city’s civic center as the site for a new city hall may lessen opposition to a plan that would allow Dignity Health to build a medical office building on the current city hall site at Greenback Lane and Fountain Square Drive.

S You can open the doors on the prettiest new building in the NFL, celebrate the kickoff with 68,500 of your close friends, but when you throw a party and the most important person in the league declines his invitation, well, there is no ignoring the obvious.

Over the years, the venerable Sacramento Old City Association Home Tour has spotlighted some of the capital city’s more noteworthy homes – the family residence of author Joan Didion in 2012, the Governor’s Mansion in 2013 and even, in that same year, the notorious F Street boarding house where Dorothea Puente drugged and murdered her tenants for their Social Security checks.

Somewhere inside Hook & Ladder, among the rustic wood paneling and industrial aluminum trim, Whitney Johnson has hidden a small dinosaur. The prehistoric beast could be embedded in a custom painting or serve as a magnet behind the bar.

Sacramento already has beaten the likes of Seattle and Anaheim in the struggle to keep its pro basketball team. Can the region score a repeat in professional soccer?

The Sacramento region is in the midst of celebrating its self-designation as “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital” with a variety of food-related festivities running through Sept. 28.

The Raiders dropped to 0-2 with a lackluster showing in their home opener, a 30-14 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday at O.co Coliseum. The offense had four turnovers and the defense offered little resistance as the Raiders looked every bit the worst team in the NFL as some predicted they would be.

A macabre murder trial opens this week on the second floor of the white marble courthouse in Placerville. On its face, it involves a pair of scissors, a wrenching struggle and a mother of three young children getting stabbed to death.

Three Ponzi schemers who robbed and pillaged the savings and lives of dozens of Sacramento-area families were sent away Friday for long stretches in prison.

In less than two years, the Sacramento region’s Farm-to-Fork event and related activities have grown rapidly, surprising even those who helped get it started.

The Fish Camp-based rail excursion might even persuade you to let down your guard and have some fun.

Perrish Cox enters Sunday’s game as one of the 49ers’ starting cornerbacks, the top backup at nickel cornerback and the No. 2 punt returner. That’s a lot of responsibility for someone who was a three-time castoff in 2013.

The city of Walnut Creek continues to celebrate its centennial with the 77th annual Walnut Festival.

The food runner at Aji Japanese Bistro in El Dorado Hills recently got a nasty earful from a customer. How dare this restaurant charge $20 for bringing in a bottle of wine from home?

Visting the south end of Yosemite provides two vastly different lodging options. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

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