Beyond Sacramento

What do you want to know about the cities near Sacramento? Ask us here, and we’ll find out

What are you curious about in our region that you want Sacramento Bee reporters to explore? We want to know.

Our “Beyond Sacramento” series lets you help decide what stories we should cover, from Elk Grove to Natomas to Folsom and Roseville and beyond.

Here’s how it works. You can send us tips, questions and story ideas in the form below. Then you can vote for other users’ submitted ideas to let us know which ones you think are the best. Next, one of our reporters will take the best story idea and run with it, reporting and writing the story.

Submit your tips, questions and story ideas below.

Catch up on our past stories:

Why are there so many orange trees in Sacramento?

We wanted to know: Why are there so many orange trees in Sacramento? And can you eat them off your neighbors’ trees?

Even if you don’t like oranges, we’ve got you covered: What are other citrus plants that grow well in Sacramento?

We have the answers here.

A postcard from 1910 shows working picking oranges in Fair Oaks. At the time, the community had a thriving economy based on citrus fruit. A record frost in 1932 destroyed most of the crop and the trees that bore them, leaving Fair Oaks to rely more on olives as a cash crop while developing new businesses and methods of promotion. Sacramento County Public Library

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