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Ebola fears rise as outbreak reaches major city

Ebola fears rise as outbreak reaches major city

KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s health minister says Ebola has spread to a city, the capital of Equateur province, a worrying shift in the new outbreak in the northwest. Health Minister Oly Ilunga late Wednesday said two suspected cases of hemorrhagic fever were reported in the Wangata health zones, which includes Mbandaka city, about 150 kilometers (93 miles) from Bikoro, the […]

‘Bold and flavorful’ brewery and smokehouse to open near Southside Park on Saturday

‘Bold and flavorful’ brewery and smokehouse to open near Southside Park on Saturday

Two of Sacramento‘s most suds-savvy beer guys are finally ready to show off their 17,000-square-foot brainchild just off Broadway at the corner of 14th and V streets. Urban Roots Brewing and Smokehouse‘s grand opening is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, though co-founders Rob Archie and Peter Hoey have been serving thirsty workers from nearby state offices after 5 p.m. all […]

CalPERS slashed pensions for 200 workers. Their boss is suing to keep his.

CalPERS slashed pensions for 200 workers. Their boss is suing to keep his.

The first retiree to sue CalPERS after it decided to reduce pensions among is a former executive who’s facing criminal charges alleging that he embezzled government funds. Salvador Velasquez, 79, wants to block the California Public Employees’ Retirement System from wiping out his pension and demanding that he repay more than $1 million to the fund. CalPERS, in turn, contends […]

Downtown Sacramento will be seriously congested Saturday. Here‘s what you need to know

Downtown Sacramento will be seriously congested Saturday. Here‘s what you need to know

If you‘re among the tens of thousands of people flocking downtown Saturday for one of several major events, show up early and expect detours and possible delays, city officials warn. The largest event, the final stage of the Amgen Tour of California professional bicycle race, typically draws tens of thousands of fans and requires closing dozens of downtown blocks to […]

Beach campsite murder went unsolved 13 years. Now a killer faces charges, Calif. deputies say

Beach campsite murder went unsolved 13 years. Now a killer faces charges, Calif. deputies say

It was supposed to be a three-day getaway to see the sights of Northern California, including a beautiful, secluded beach. But the young couple never made it back from their trip to Jenner, California. On Aug. 16, 2004, a helicopter that had been happened to spot the couple’s bodies. The helicopter crew realized something was amiss when — despite the […]