A tricolored blackbird. (Credit: Robert Meese/UC Davis)

Central California Farmer Halts Harvest To Save Baby Tricolored Blackbirds

A central California farmer is holding off on harvesting his fields until thousands of imperiled tricolored baby blackbirds can fly from their nests.


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Protesters Block Entrance To Monsanto’s Woodland Facility

Environmental advocates are risking arrest by blocking the entrance to Monsanto’s Woodland facility Thursday morning.


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Stockton Police K9 In Training Gets Loose, Bites 62-Year-Old Woman

Police have pulled a K9 off the street after the dog got loose and accidentally bit a woman.


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The Kidnapping Of Candi Talarico: How A Sacramento Girl Was Found Six Weeks After She Disappeared

For Jack Manzer, winding his way to the present means recalling a big part of his past he keeps neatly chronicled in a book that tells the story of a little girl lost. Candi Talarico, 4, was kidnapped from an alley near her Q Street apartment in Sacramento on June 4, 1988.



The Kidnapping Of Candi Talarico: 27 Years Later, Once-Missing Girl Now A Mom

It’s been 27 years since the horrific ordeal. Candi Talarico admits seeing the images from that June day in 1988 stirs the emotions. “I try not to think about that part of my life,” she said. “It was so long ago, but I’ve moved on and I think I’ve coped with it pretty well.”


Website Offers Support For Victims Of Cyberbullying

Heartmob turns the table on aggressors with a click of the mouse. If you receive a hateful message, you can log on and get three options: Develop a safety plan, document harassment and receive support.



Call Kurtis: The Travel Vouchers We Got for Being Bumped Won’t Work

Joan says she was told she had to contact American Airlines for help considering it and U.S. Airways merged but she says American never responded.


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Grocery Outlet Pulls Ground Beef From Stores After Reports Of Glass Inside Meat

Mike Pouard says he bought Harris Ranch 5-pound pre-packaged ground beef last week from a Grocery Outlet store in Oakley. When his wife was making a meatloaf dinner, he says she found glass while she was mixing the meat with seasoning and eggs. a piece of the glass actually cut his hand.


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Grass Valley Firefighter Training Facility Could Run Out Of Water

Every time it rains, the two 18,000-gallon storage tanks fill up. But the drought has dwindled their supply to about half. With a dry summer projected, the facility runs the risk of running out.


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El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputy Accused Of Dealing Meth In Nevada

It’s an arrest that seemed unlikely for so many reasons. Mark Zlendick wasn’t just a long-time sheriff’s deputy, but he was also assigned to Slednet—a multi-agency task force dedicated to taking drugs off the streets.


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Punjabi Newspaper Publisher Brutally Beaten Inside His Home By Group Of Men

His face bruised, his hand broken and legs beaten, Punjabi newspaper publisher Boota Basi spoke from bed, still wearing hospital clothes, after surviving the vicious attack inside his home.


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State Cuts Off San Joaquin River Water To Senior Water Rights Holders

Delta farmers have had senior water rights, priority access to water, because their land sits on the river. But farmers are learning they have to stop pumping water from the San Joaquin River.


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PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Defensive lineman Arik Armstead #9 of the Oregon Ducks pressures quarterback Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles during the first quarter of the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Elk Grove’s Arik Armstead Drafted By San Francisco 49ers

Elk Grove’s Arik Armstead was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers with the 17th pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday.


Top 10 Happiest U.S. Cities To Work In

See where Sacramento ranked on the list of happy places to work.

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Eye On The Storm: Lake Tahoe

These photos were taken near the Placer County Sheriff’s Office North Lake Tahoe Station. Surfers unafraid of the wind took advantage of the large waves.

Annual Heavyweight Pumpkin Contest Held In Half Moon Bay

Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off

A gourd weighing 2,058 pounds took first prize and set a new tournament record Monday at an annual pumpkin-weighing contest in Northern California.

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Applegate Fire

The Applegate fire started on Wednesday afternoon along I-80 in Placer County. As of Thursday morning, it had already destroyed five homes.

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