Sacramento, Calif.

Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat of Sacramento County. It is at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in the northern portion of California's expansive Central Valley, known as the Sacramento Valley. Its estimated 2018 population of 501,334 makes it the sixth-largest city in California, the fastest-growing big city in the state, and the 35th largest city in the United States.
  • CalPERS wants to turn its 'hole in the ground' into Sacramento's tallest building
    The Sacramento Bee

    CalPERS wants to turn its 'hole in the ground' into Sacramento's tallest building

    CalPERS is ready to put up to $550 million into a long-vacant site on Capitol Mall, aiming to build what would become the tallest office tower in Sacramento. But that doesn't mean a new crane is coming soon to the banks of the Sacramento River to get started on construction. CalPERS and developer CIM Group still need to line up a marquee tenant before they can break ground on a project that would finally fill Sacramento's “hole in the ground” by the Tower Bridge. CalPERS and CIM on Sunday released their latest proposal, outlining a 550-foot-tall tower that would be about 120 feet taller than the nearby Wells Fargo Center. It's a larger structure than the one that CIM planned two years ago, when

  • By all means, let's educate the voters about Proposition 13
    Whittier Daily News

    By all means, let's educate the voters about Proposition 13

    This week, progressive interest groups announced they had sufficient signatures to qualify an initiative for the 2020 ballot that is a direct attack on Proposition 13. Specifically, this so-called “split roll” initiative would raise property taxes on the owners of business properties to the tune of $11 billion every year, according to the backers. Because many small business owners rent their property via “triple net” leases, they too would be subject to radical increases in the cost of doing business. Although there is a statewide election this November, the “split roll” measure will not appear on the ballot until 2020 because the proponents, either intentionally or not, did not submit their

  • New video shows Sacramento police car striking teen
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    New video shows Sacramento police car striking teen

    Police in Sacramento, California, have released new video capturing the moment a police vehicle struck a teenager, an incident that sparked community outcry. It’s unclear whether it was intentional.

  • Sacramento's new way to tax the water you drink
    Whittier Daily News

    Sacramento's new way to tax the water you drink

    Another new tax is headed for your water bill, as if it wasn't high enough already. Gov. Jerry Brown has been trying to push through a statewide tax on drinking water, the first ever in California history, and as you might imagine, it has been a challenge for him. People are fed up with new taxes. That was demonstrated very convincingly in the June recall of state Sen. Josh Newman, D-Fullerton. All the political tricks that were employed to save him — delaying the election, allowing voters to withdraw their signatures on petitions, lifting the cap on campaign contributions from other politicians — failed to prevent voters from firing the politician who cast a critical vote in favor of a huge

  • This Silicon Valley car tech firm is bringing secret weapon to the streets of Sacramento
    The Star

    This Silicon Valley car tech firm is bringing secret weapon to the streets of Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO, California: A Silicon Valley tech company recently posted a video front and centre on its website that may startle some Sacramentans.  It shows a sleek black car driving across the Tower Bridge ... with no one in it.  The company, Phantom Auto, is a key player in the emerging world of autonomous vehicles. But the car cruising across Sacramento's iconic portal wasn't a robot car. A human was in fact driving.  That person just happened to be 100-plus miles away, sitting in Phantom Auto's Mountain View headquarters, with a steering wheel, gas and brake pedals, and a series of computer screens that allowed him to see, via car cameras, 360º around him.  It's called teleoperations, and

  • California lawmakers reject marijuana banking plan and panic buttons for hotel workers in a frenzy of Sacramento action
    Los Angeles Times

    California lawmakers reject marijuana banking plan and panic buttons for hotel workers in a frenzy of Sacramento action

    Lawmakers also rejected two sweeping proposals that would have removed a person's immigration status from the rules governing Medi-Cal, the state's healthcare program for the poor. Currently, only children without legal residency status are eligible for full Medi-Cal services. One of the bills that lawmakers rejected would also have raised the age threshold to obtain Medi-Cal to 26, and the other would have granted expanded access to those 65 and older.

  • Arrest of Sacramento Iraqi Refugee with Isis-Ties Shines Spotlight on Screening Process
    CBS Sacramento

    Arrest of Sacramento Iraqi Refugee with Isis-Ties Shines Spotlight on Screening Process

    Arrest of Sacramento Iraqi Refugee with Isis-Ties Shines Spotlight on Screening Process As federal authorities in Sacramento prepare to extradite Omar Ameen to his hometown of Iraq, many are wondering- how did the suspect get approved for refugee status in the first place?

  • Arrest of Sacramento Iraqi Refugee with Isis-Ties Shines Spotlight on Screening Process
    CBS Sacramento

    Arrest of Sacramento Iraqi Refugee with Isis-Ties Shines Spotlight on Screening Process

    Arrest of Sacramento Iraqi Refugee with Isis-Ties Shines Spotlight on Screening Process As federal authorities in Sacramento prepare to extradite Omar Ameen to his hometown of Iraq, many are wondering- how did the suspect get approved for refugee status in the first place?

  • Want to live in a California city where your salary goes further? Move to Sacramento, study says
    The Sacramento Bee

    Want to live in a California city where your salary goes further? Move to Sacramento, study says

    Not only is Sacramento's cost of living lower than in many other metropolitan areas in California, but its strong job market makes the region a top destination for people looking to move. A new report by analysts at the job posting site Indeed.com ranks the Sacramento region sixth in the nation when taking into account salaries, cost of living, the number of job postings on the website over the past year, unemployment rate and projected job growth. Sacramento is the only California metro area that cracked the Top 10. There's more. Sacramento also compares favorably to other metro areas in California that have similar job markets. For instance, salaries go 20.9 percent further in Sacramento than

  • Video Of Sacramento Students In Blackface Draws Uproar
    CBS Sacramento

    Video Of Sacramento Students In Blackface Draws Uproar

    Video Of Sacramento Students In Blackface Draws Uproar The students are believed to be McClatchy High School students. 

  • Man killed when his SUV gets stuck under big rig on I-5 in south Sacramento
    The Sacramento Bee

    Man killed when his SUV gets stuck under big rig on I-5 in south Sacramento

    An Elk Grove man was killed early Wednesday morning when his Toyota Highlander rear-ended a big rig tractor-trailer on Interstate 5 in south Sacramento County, causing his car to become stuck underneath the trailer, according to the California Highway Patrol. The man, identified by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office as Onyekachi Okolo, 22, was dead by the time emergency responders arrived, CHP spokesman Jim Young said. When the driver of the big rig, Richard Jungert, felt the impact, he pulled over to the right-hand shoulder south of Twin Cities Road, dragging the stuck Highlander with him, Young said. Jungert was “just minding his business” going 60 miles per hour in the second lane, Young

  • 2018-19 NBA Schedule: 5 Takeaways for Sacramento
    Sactown Royalty

    2018-19 NBA Schedule: 5 Takeaways for Sacramento

    Opening tip-off is still two months away, and while Dave Joerger and his staff still have time to get this young core ready for the regular season, one obvious point was reinforced for Sacramento after the NBA released the 2018-19 schedule—being a rebuilding team in today's Western Conference is going to be a brutal challenge. The strength of the conference—which was further blustered this summer when LeBron freaking James decided his East dominance had run its course and joined the Lakers—will be amazing to watch as a basketball fan, and terrifying to watch as a Kings fan. If you need convincing that the west really is going to be that tough on Sacramento, take a look at Las Vegas' over/under win predictions (which lists the Kings at 25.5); Yaya Dubin (@JADubin5) developed an implied strength of schedule (SOS) following these predictions, and found Sacramento at the top of the list.