Charles Miles, like many the residents left homeless by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, had little before. The flames chased him from his home, and he was detained trying to return. But the small possessions that filled his life are now ash.
Sacramento native Channing Dungey, the first African American to be president of the entertainment division of a major network, ABC, found herself at the center of a cultural firestorm when she fired Roseanne Barr and canceled her show in May 2018. She is the force behind “black·ish,” which celebrates its 100th episode Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.
The 2018 midterm election is here. Be like former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick and take a stand, take a knee and protest. But don’t be like the ex quarterback and vote, writes columnist Marcos Breton.
Tuesday, an inspiring collection of citizens, some of whom said they’d never spoken at a public meeting before, stood up to Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones while he tried to finagle his way out of an ugly controversy.
Why vote for Measure U? Because voting for the sales tax increase will slash looming budget deficits to far smaller amounts. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg has pushed Measure U, on the ballot Nov. 6, to spur job growth and help with affordable housing, homelessness, youth services, parks and libraries.
Max Muncy’s home run led the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Boston Red Sox in Game 3, but the longest game in World Series history also struck a chord for fans who know sports are a test of skill, determination, winning with grace and losing with honor.
The caravan marching through Mexico has become a gift to Trump and the GOP as a midterm election campaign talking point, blaming limp Democrats for their lax immigration views, but the lies only find welcome acceptance because the rhetoric speaks to a fearful heart of America.
UC Davis graduate Yee Xiong found justice after a winding path through the courts in which she suffered new anguish many women experience after alleging sexual assault. But she won her civil suit against Lang Her in Yolo County Court Oct. 12, requiring him to pay $152,400 in damages for medical expenses she incurred, allowing her to move on with her life.
The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors heard Tuesday Oct. 16 why Sheriff Scott Jones gets away with rejecting independent oversight when he doesn’t want it. They may not like his resistance, but the county charter is vague enough to allow him to go rogue.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra regularly takes on the Trump administration, but that’s politically easy in California. He should right wrongs here, has constitutional authority over Scott Jones, and should use it to ensure the Sacramento County sheriff does not continue to abuse his power, particularly in the investigation of the fatal 2017 shooting of Mikel McIntyre.
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Sacramento native Anthony Kennedy wore in his successor Brett Kavanaugh Monday, and his silence on the allegations against the new justice made him complicit in his former law clerk’s ascension to the country’s highest court.
The proposal to move the Sacramento Zoo from Land Park to a larger space ignores that zoos are barbaric anachronistic animal prisons for profit while perpetuating a myth they are educational rather than abusive.
District Attorneys from Sacramento and Yolo counties object to Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing of Senate Bill 1391, which eliminates adult trials for those 16 and under, regardless of how horrific the crime.
Undocumented Sacramento immigrant Carlos Rueda has filed a claim against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for $750,000, saying ICE agents beat him and threatened to deport him if he didn’t give them names of undocumented criminals. “I came to work,” he said.
Longtime Woodland resident Deborah Bautista Zavala, 33, hits the campaign trail for Woodland school board with her two children Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. She is one of several young women of color running for elective office in Yolo County.