A colorful array of kayaks brightens up a foggy day along Tomales Bay, the site of Nick’s Cove, a cozy new complex that stretches alongside Highway 1 just north of the town of Point Reyes, Calif. Genaro Molina Los Angeles Times It’s nearly midnight as icy water rocks my kayak, […]

West Sacramento residents Keetha Mills and Phil Nanni enjoy some ice cream at the newly opened Devil May Care ice cream shop on Third Street. Ed Andersen Ed Andersen We’re almost a year into quarantining, and now it’s time to celebrate Quarantine Valentine’s Day. It’s usually a night for eating […]

To the dismay of Sacramento County’s health officer, a group pushing back on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 restrictions is hosting a conference in Rancho Murieta this weekend, bringing in sheriffs, elected officials and business lobbyists to make the case that Newsom’s stay-at-home orders have harmed the California economy. Calling itself […]

The Sacramento City Council is expected to take a first step Tuesday toward a citywide homeless siting plan that Mayor Darrell Steinberg says will make opening shelters in the capital city much easier. The idea is for the council to adopt a “master plan” — essentially a map marking public […]

In a stunning display of cruelty and heartlessness, the owner of one Sacramento residential hotel has decided to hand out eviction notices during the holiday season. If the Ezralow Company gets its way, dozens of paying tenants will soon be on the streets in the middle of winter — and […]

Every day, Sam Smith wakes up wondering if today will be the day he becomes homeless. Smith and his girlfriend received a notice telling them to leave a River District hotel by Dec. 15. But they have nowhere to go – not even a vehicle they could sleep in or […]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The greater Sacramento region will be placed under California’s most restrictive coronavirus rules this week because capacity in hospital intensive care units has fallen below 15%. The 13-county region encompassing the state capital has an ICU capacity of 14.3% and will face a regional stay-at-home order at […]

For their swearing-in session on Monday, Assembly leaders moved their house from the state Capitol to the Golden 1 Center to make sure lawmakers were appropriately spaced. COVID-19 safety concerns meant that families and guests were excluded from the event. Just hours later, however, five California state Assembly members dined […]

The COVID-19 clock is ticking in Sacramento toward two major moments this week. Health officials on Monday said they suspect they will have to announce the shutdown of further businesses by the end of this week or early next week – this time restaurants, hair salons and barbers – as […]

A year ago, Sacramento City Councilman Jeff Harris announced a controversial idea – the city should open 49 cabins for homeless women and children at a North Sacramento lot across from Garden Valley Elementary School. The project was on a city-owned vacant dirt lot, where several homeless people were already […]

Last week, a man was found dead near the Loaves & Fishes campus in Sacramento. While the exact cause is uncertain, staff think that the wet blankets he was wrapped in combined with freezing temperatures to cause his death. I am devastated. Another preventable death, another tragedy on our streets. […]

Downtown Sacramento, abandoned in March by thousands of office workers when the the coronavirus pandemic struck, is like a world turned inside out. Work from home orders that emptied office buildings have helped lay bare just how bad Sacramento’s homeless problem is and how little the city, state and social […]