| Apr 10, 2011
John McCracken, an artist whose fusion of painting with geometric sculpture in the mid-1960s came to embody an aesthetic distinctive to postwar Los Angeles, died Friday in New York. He was 76.
McCracken had lived in Santa Fe, N.M., since 1994 and,...
| Aug 21, 2010
Mario Obledo, who grew up on welfare and later ran the California agency that administered it when he became the state's highest-ranking Mexican American official, died Wednesday in Sacramento. He was 78.
The cause was a heart attack, said his wife, Keda...
| Dec 8, 2010
John Steinbock, the Roman Catholic bishop of Fresno who presided over a period of tremendous growth in his Central Valley diocese and was known as a strong administrator, a down-to-earth cleric and a hole-in-one golfer, died Sunday of lung cancer. He...
| Jan 11, 2011
Roman Catholic Bishop John J. Ward of Los Angeles, who had been one of three surviving American bishops who participated in the groundbreaking Second Vatican Council in the early 1960s, died Sunday in Culver City. He was 90.
Ward died of complications...
| Dec 1, 2010
Virginia Knight, a former first lady of California who moved into the governor's mansion in 1954 as the bride of Goodwin Knight and was an early proponent of turning the residence into a museum, has died. She was 92.
FOR THE RECORD:...
| Dec 11, 2010
Marvin Levin, a Sacramento developer who alerted the FBI to corruption in the California Legislature in the 1980s and played a pivotal role in the ensuing sting operation, has died. He was 76.
Levin, who had been in declining health for a decade, died...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 12:42 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Newly-signed Laker Matt Barnes was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Sacramento on felony domestic violence charges.
Sacramento sheriff's deputies responded to an incomplete 911 call around 4:16 p.m. from a residence in the 8100 block of...
| Sep 16, 2010
SACRAMENTO -- The state Board of Education took up the controversial issue of teacher evaluations Wednesday, unanimously voting to create an online database to share information about local, state and national efforts to measure educators' effectiveness....
| Aug 23, 2010
SACRAMENTO -- Grading teachers based on how much their students learn should be a no-brainer.
In fact, state law for more than three decades has required that pupil progress be one of the factors in evaluating teachers.
But, as it turns out, when...
| Oct 22, 2010
Jenny Oropeza, a Democratic state senator whose battle with cancer five years ago drove her to sponsor laws protecting public health and the environment, died Wednesday evening at a hospital in her hometown of Long Beach. She was 53.
Oropeza had been...
| May 2, 2011
| 1:53 PM
The Maloofs have decided to stay in Sacramento for the 2011-12 season.
George Maloof made a point of telling FOX40’s Jim Crandell that this decision to stay will be a one year thing unless the city of Sacramento makes serious plans to build a...