Vigil for Tire Nichols held at Sacramento Skatepark

Community members and leaders gathered Monday at a vigil for Tire Nichols, whose death after being beaten by Memphis police sparked outrage across the country.Organizers chose to hold the memorial vigil at the Regency Community Skatepark in North Natomas, a place where his childhood friends said they shared many memories with him. “We chose this … Read more

Vigil for Tire Nichols held at Sacramento Skatepark

Community members and leaders gathered Monday at a vigil for Tire Nichols, whose death after being beaten by Memphis police sparked outrage across the country.Organizers chose to hold the memorial vigil at the Regency Community Skatepark in North Natomas, a place where his childhood friends said they shared many memories with him. “We chose this … Read more

Should Highway 99 in Sacramento have been closed earlier during the storm?

The storm that swept through northern California on New Year’s Eve led to dangerous flooding and the death of three people in Sacramento County. Along Route 99 near Dillard Road, where two bodies were found, some wondered why that stretch of road hadn’t been closed sooner. Several people in this area had to be rescued … Read more

Southwest cancellations leave Sacramento travelers stranded

For every piece of luggage left unattended in Sacramento International Airport’s baggage claim area on Monday, for every car seat without a child, and for every duffel bag, suitcase, tote and holdall, there is a weary traveler with a story. Hundreds of canceled flights have left thousands of travelers stranded or separated from their luggage … Read more

Flu, COVID and RSV take their toll ahead of the holidays

Hospitals across the country are reaching capacity as cases of influenza, COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus number in the millions. The spread of COVID-19 has increased by more than 35% in the past two weeks. National flu activity remains high, with 15 million cases, and experts say this flu season is significantly ahead of last … Read more

Sacramento County Approves Downtown Mental Health Jail Annex

The north side of the Sacramento County Main Jail, seen on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, is just blocks from major downtown landmarks. Xavier Mascarenas xmascarenas@sacbee.com The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors has approved a $450 million proposal to build a new drop-in and mental health clinic at the main jail, an “extraordinary expense” intended to … Read more

Woman accuses Sacramento congressman of sexually harassing her

A 21-year-old woman claims she was sexually harassed by a deputy while she was going through a serious mental health crisis, according to a million-dollar lawsuit filed Tuesday against the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. The complaint does not identify the woman, referring to her only as “Jane Doe” to protect her privacy. He identifies the … Read more