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Thousands attend newly expanded 'Country in the Park' at Cal Expo

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Country in the Parkis back at Cal Expo this weekend. Around 20,000 people attended on Saturday. The major music event has been a staple in Sacramento County for more than two decades. But this year, organizers have added some extra excitement to the mix – including a second day of festivities, as well as carnival rides and games for kids.
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California Republicans see chance to unseat Democratic AG

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Republicans think they have a chance this year to unseat appointed Democratic Attorney General Rob Bonta. But first they must hash out which challenger has the best chance. Two Republicans are campaigning in the June 7 primary. But so is Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, who gave up her Republican affiliation four years ago and is running as an independent. The GOP hopes a tough-on-crime message will resonate with voters. The state Republican Party endorsed former federal prosecutor Nathan Hochman. Also running as a Republican is Eric Early, who was lead legal counsel for the unsuccessful effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom.
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Application Deadline for City’s Racial Equity Council is May 16

The Sacramento community still can make its voice heard on how the city might end institutional racism and racial disparities. The application deadline to join the Racial Equity Council (RE Council) is 5 p.m. May 16. Council members will be selected June 30 from among community-based racial-equity groups, organizations, and designated leaders who represent the Sacramento Racial Equity Leadership Network (RELN), which created the council’s membership application.

Coalition hopes to seize infrastructure bill opportunity, expand railroads in Nevada

As it stands, only one active Amtrak line runs through Nevada, connecting Sacramento to Reno, which then goes on to connect to Winnemucca, Elko and, eventually, Salt Lake City. Las Vegas has no passenger rail service. But a new group is looking to change rail in the state as a whole, and state leaders are eyeing the possibilities as well.  The post Coalition hopes to seize infrastructure bill opportunity, expand railroads in Nevada appeared first on The Nevada Independent.

‘Community Murals Sacramento’ Program Brings Art And Culture To The City

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Community members came together this weekend to paint a mural on Kiefer Boulevard through the city’s “Community Murals Sacramento” program. The program selected 39 local artists to create ten community-based murals across the city. The Kiefer Boulevard mural is described as being a nod to Sacramento’s past, present, and future. “We have a nod to the agricultural community, largely the Japanese farmers that made Sacramento the strawberry capital. Then we have a woman, Sac State students, and then we have some images brought directly from the community members about going to Sac State.” The mural program is funded by the city’s general fund, which is part of the city’s creative edge plan to bring art and culture to Sacramento communities.

Yolo Dems Endorse: Rodriguez, Frerichs, Yes on H, and Lopez

Davis, CA – The Yolo County Democratic Party this week announced it has endorsed candidates in four local races for the June 7, 2022 primary. The YCDP proudly joins many Democratic organizations in supporting Cynthia Rodriguez for Yolo County District Attorney. “Our current criminal justice system can absolutely safeguard the public, hold bad actors accountable, and support the most vulnerable in our community, simultaneously. With 40 years of legal experience both prosecuting and defending cases, we believe strongly that Cynthia is the right person to lead the Yolo County DA’s office towards equality and justice for all,” a release said.

Sacramento Families Beat The Heat At North Natomas Aquatic Center

NATOMAS (CBS)- The North Natomas Aquatic Center was packed with families Saturday as Sacramento hit 91 degrees. The aquatic center opened in April and Saturday was the first day since it opened that temperatures were in the 90’s. Families who lived in the area said the center was an affordable option for the first summer-like day of the year and was located in a spot that made it easy to visit. “Let’s get out and get in the water,” said Gina Wheeler, who visited the aquatic center with her sister and children. Others pointed out it has been two years since a “normal” summer and were quick to bring their children to the water park on the first day that felt like summer. “Nothing has looked like it has the last couple years, nothings been the same, kids are cooped up inside the house, it’s hard to get them outside of the house to do stuff,” said Michael Gergsby, a parent who brought a group to the aquatic center. What does it cost? Youth (2-17 years old) – $5/admissions. Adults (18+) – $7/admission Youth under 2 – free 50m Pool Rec Swim* Wristband – $1 add-on *Must be able to pass a deep-water swim test

Former President Trump endorses Rocklin's Kevin Kiley for Congress

Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Republican Kevin Kiley for a new California congressional district. Kiley is running in June's Primary Election against fellow Republican Scott Jones, the Sacramento County Sheriff, for the District 3 congressional seat. It's a new district created as a result of redistricting. Other candidates include Democrats Kermit Jones and David Peterson.

Bear sightings reported in California neighborhood

This video is not supported on your platform. If you are using IE 10 or lower please consider using IE 11, Edge, Chrome, or Firefox. Bears have been visiting a neighborhood between Sacramento and San Francisco. People who live there say it's rare for the animals to be around their homes.

Abortion Rights Advocates Board Bus In Sacramento For Statewide Protest

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Protesters held their signs in their hands with a single mission on their minds. Abortion rights activists gathered outside the Capitol ready to board a Planned Parenthood bus in Sacramento and take their message statewide. “People are angry and they’re activated and this is the rally to talk about why we’re keeping California strong,” said Jodi Hicks, CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California. “I cannot believe that this has been allowed to happen. And if I can support all the women and men in this country who believe that everybody deserves the right to choose, I am here to...