Blare of bullets: Sac preps ShotSpotter tech for ‘Fruitridge finger’ area

Reacting to a spate of summer deaths, the Sacramento City Council last month expanded its ShotSpotter acoustic gunfire detection system into an unspecified area of Oak Park. ShotSpotter is a collection of audio sensors that activate whenever gunfire erupts. Those recordings get relayed to a company facility in the Bay Area, where the sound is examined to determine if … More Blare of bullets: Sac preps ShotSpotter tech for ‘Fruitridge finger’ area

Colleges without care: Los Rios students left without women-centric health services following clinic closure

President Donald Trump may be continuing his mission to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, but thousands of women across the Los Rios Community College District are already without access to health care services on campus—and they’ll remain so for the foreseeable future. In March, Women’s Health Specialists, a nonprofit clinic that had partnered with Los Rios, shuttered its Sacramento … More Colleges without care: Los Rios students left without women-centric health services following clinic closure

Gina Knepp took over the Front Street Animal Shelter in 2011. She was given three months to close down the books and prepare the transition of the city’s animal control department to a private corporation. Even though Knepp had more than 25 years of law enforcement training and management under her belt, she had no idea what … More

Prelim Reduced to Picnic Day 4 As Defense and Prosecution Clash

The third day of the preliminary hearing for the Picnic Day Five came and went and there is still no conclusion as to whether or not Judge David Rosenberg will allow the multiple felony charges levied against the group to carry forward into an actual trial. The day began with defense attorney Paul Pereira announcing … More Prelim Reduced to Picnic Day 4 As Defense and Prosecution Clash

Vince Sterne, founder of Two Rivers Cider Company

When Vince Sterne first began brewing and selling his cider to Rubicon Brewing Co., almost exactly 21 years ago, he had no idea he would be laying the foundation for the second-oldest cidery in all of California: Two Rivers Cider Company. His longevity in the cider business becomes understandable once you meet him. Sterne is a man of … More Vince Sterne, founder of Two Rivers Cider Company

In defense of the defense: ‘Picnic Day 5’ told detectives they didn’t know they were fighting cops

Immediately following the April 22 melee in which three police officers were injured, a member of the so-called “Picnic Day 5” told Davis police Detective Kimberly Walker that he unknowingly swung at a plainclothes officer after seeing him strike a black man. Walker recalled her interview with defendant Elijah James Williams while testifying during a preliminary … More In defense of the defense: ‘Picnic Day 5’ told detectives they didn’t know they were fighting cops

Davis detour: University’s pivot toward international students chills community college hopefuls

UC Davis is increasingly looking beyond its own backyard for new students. Recent revelations that the university is admitting foreign students at nearly twice the rate as California hopefuls has some local community college students thinking twice about applying. Former Sierra College student and English major Syd Scanlon even removed UC Davis from her watch list after … More Davis detour: University’s pivot toward international students chills community college hopefuls