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Company sells California town planned as a marijuana mecca

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Could plans to turn a California ghost town into a marijuana mecca be going up in smoke?... Read More

Taking a look at top trends in Central Valley tech for 2018

Twenty-seventeen has proven to be yet another exciting year in technology.

We’ve seen Google’s artificial intelligence create its own ‘AI child,’ which outperforms those created by humans, growth of blockchain, rapid advancements in quantum computing, flying cars and expanded use of the precise gene editing technique CRISPR/Cas-9.

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Winnemem Wintu tribe Run4Salmon boats From Pittsburg to Sacramento

Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk and Captain James Netzel of Tight Lines Guide Service. Photo by Dan Bacher. | 

By Dan Bacher | October 14, 2017 | 

The Wiinnemem Wintu Run4Salmon, a “participatory, prayerful journey” to build public support to help protect and restore declining salmon populations, California river systems and indigenous lifeways, took place this year from September 9 to 22. 
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Beyond the Veil: Spiritualism and the Occult

Beyond the Veil: Spiritualism and the Occult

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. - 100 Years before the hippies, we had our own seekers after hidden knowledge, including some well-known city fathers and a congressional candidate! Last year’s sold out success is being reincarnated for one night only. We’ll meet sincere followers of Blavatsky, Crowley, Swedenborg and others, and a few double-jointed con artists preying on the gullible. With special guests, if the spirits are willing…

The tour convenes at the 10th Street gate. Early arrival is recommended. There is free street parking on surrounding streets. The tour costs $10 per person and tickets will be sold online only at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079477. Note that no tickets will be sold at the gate. Ticket sales are limited to the first 50 sold. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

Solar eclipse watch party draws crowd in West Sacramento

More than 300 people gathered at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library to watch as the moon came between the Sun and the Earth to create a solar eclipse. The Library provided the public with free glasses to safely view the cosmic event. City staff also witnessed the eclipse from the roof of City Hall.


Click here to see NASA’s coverage of the eclipse.

For a list of future eclipses, please click here... Read More

German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 being brought home

BERLIN (AP) — A Lufthansa Boeing 737 hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of the leftist Red Army Faction's campaign against West German authorities is coming home to a German museum... Read More

The lost graves of New Helvetia

The lost graves of New Helvetia

New Helvetia, a beautiful Sacramento cemetery, possibly related to where Sutter did burials in the 1840s, was turned into a park (and later the site for Sutter Middle School). The “known” remains were unceremoniously removed to the Old City Cemetery, whereas almost 5,000 others were re-interred at East Lawn as “unknowns.” We’ll share their stories, from the famous to the “infamous” and speculate on what happened to their grave markers. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Call (916) 448-0811 for more info.