The Ferguson Fire has reached 4,000 acres with just 2 percent containment and caused one fatality as it forced more than 50 people from their homes near El Portal, according to Cal Fire and the National Forest Service.
The body of a man who disappeared off of a houseboat on Lake Oroville early Saturday morning has been found, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Officers pronounced Roseville resident John Tobias, 41, dead on scene.
Faced with mounting pressure to house a growing number of homeless people, the city of Sacramento is poised to declare an “emergency shelter crisis” that will open up millions of dollars in state aid, but might also prompt a challenge to its illegal camping ordinance.
The California Chamber of Commerce and other business groups are crucial to the campaign to defeat Proposition 6. They argue the gas tax increase and new vehicle registration fees pay for necessary road improvements that keep the economy running.
Sacramento Congresswoman Doris Matsui plans to convene meetings this year to talk about ways of kick starting transit to and from Sacramento International Airport, including electric buses running on new freeway lanes.
Sacramento’s home sales marketed has slowed, offering a touch of good news this summer for buyers. With few homes on the market, sellers still have the upper hand, but the tide is turning, new data suggest. The median price of existing home sales in June leveled off at $375,000, the same as it was in May.
The controversial fishing practice of catching large sharks from shore could be banned from many of Florida's public beaches, restricted to nighttime hours or subjected to other limits, under options being considered to protect both swimmers and the sharks.
Melanie immigrated with her two children from Guatemala to escape gang violence. Now she seeks asylum for her family. (McClatchy is not identifying Melanie and her son by their real names because she fears it could affect their legal case.)
Northern California fashion designers put on a unique runway show at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel in downtown Sacramento on Saturday night, turning commercial interior products like carpets and wall coverings into wearable clothes.