For a decade, Todd Leras rode a wave of stardom at the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. He tried big cases, won most of them, and in 1998 was named its top prosecutor.
Less than half the students who enrolled in five Sacramento-area community colleges during the depth of the recession had completed their coursework as of last year, new state data show.
A Democratic super PAC announced Friday that it has reserved more than $800,000 in television time for the home stretch of the November general election in California.
Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, can expect some help in the weeks before the November election.
Several hours before the start of Sunday’s game between the A’s and Houston Astros, as a handful of A’s hitters took batting practice at the Coliseum and pitchers stretched and played catch down the left-field line, a slender, solitary figure in a green warmup top leaned against a section of fencing near the A’s dugout, watching.
Authorities say a driver trying to park before an Easter concert at a packed Florida church inadvertently drove into the building and through a concrete outer wall and several pews, injuring about 20 people.
With no head coaching experience coming into his first season in Sacramento, Michael Malone had a reputation as a sold NBA assistant coach with a penchant for teaching tough defense.
A South Korean prosecutor says four more crewmembers from a sunken ferry have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers.
South Korean rescue team members on a boat sail to rescue missing passengers believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol near the buoys which wer
Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.
With the closure of the W-X portion of Highway 50 starting Tuesday, readers have many questions about how to avoid the expected gridlock.
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The Grim Reaper has a message for you: The people who peddle vegan hot dogs and flaxseed inside the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op are destroying our city.
The Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op has planned a new store along R Street that will be much larger than the current facility.
Loaves & Fishes is floating a plan to relocate and expand Friendship Park, where hundreds of homeless people receive meals and other services each day, on its property north of downtown Sacramento.
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Runners and guests receive containers for their Boston Marathon pre-race dinner at Boston City Hall, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Boston.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored a franchise playoff-record 46 points and Damian Lillard added 31, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, to lift the Portland Trail Blazers to a 122-120 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
The River Cats split a doubleheader with the host Tacoma Rainiers on Sunday, losing the first game 1-0 and winning the second 8-3 to give Steve Scarsone his 500th career managerial victory.
Fourth-liners Mike Brown and Raffi Torres scored second-period goals to spark a San Jose comeback and lead the Sharks to a 7-2 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Kings and a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.
Ask any NFL agent or salary cap guru and he’ll tell you that picking up the fifth-year option on Aldon Smith’s contract is the prudent, no-brainer move for the 49ers.
Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy, died Monday, He was 85.
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Toward the end of last season, those following the A’s started to see Josh Donaldson getting more starts in the No. 2 spot in the order, with Jed Lowrie behind him.
The public is invited to a free forum on drought and water issues at Sierra College in Rocklin on Tuesday, which is also Earth Day.
A team official says a goalkeeper has died after being kicked in the head during a championship tournament match in the West African country of Gabon.
Scott Raab reaches into a bin full of candy and grabs a bag of Jelly Belly jelly beans with a message of good will on the package printed in Arabic and Pashto.
As a young man 40-plus years ago, Gilbert Hyatt invented – and eventually patented after a two-decade-long struggle – a microprocessor chip that earned him many, many millions of dollars in payments from companies that transformed the technology into digital devices that have become indispensable to, or at least ubiquitous in, modern life.
For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square and plan for emergencies that could arise during the race.
A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said.
Rising costs for materials and labor appear to be pressuring businesses, according to a quarterly survey from the National Association of Business Economics.
Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.
Joss Whedon is releasing a film he wrote as a $5 digital download, bypassing the normal channels of independent film distribution.
FILE - This Jan. 21, 2014 file photo shows American film producer and director Joss Whedon at the screening of "Much Ado About Nothing" in Paris.
Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18, and the Washington Wizards rallied from 13 down to beat the Chicago Bulls 102-93 in their playoff opener on Sunday night.
As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.
Josh Donaldson homered and doubled twice to back another solid start by Jesse Chavez, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 4-1 on Sunday to complete a series sweep.