The Steinberg Review July 7 - July 13
Every week we highlight important news around the greater Sacramento region.
The Sacramento Bee: Is a planned 40-story tower in downtown Sacramento finally on track?
One of Sacramento’s busiest developers is assuming control of one of downtown’s most troubled properties. Sotiris Kolokotronis will be the lead developer of an ambitious project that would transform a blighted corner at 10th and J streets, where developer John Saca has city entitlements to construct a 40-story condo and hotel tower called The Metropolitan.
California is suffering a shortage of mental health professionals – and it's expected to get worse in the next decade. In 2013, California had a shortage of 336 psychiatrists, according to national projections from the Health Resources and Services Administration, cited by the state Governor’s Office
Two people helped save the lives of elderly neighbors who were inside an assisted living facility when it caught fire. The fire ignited Sunday evening at the facility on Ararat Court in Sacramento's Pocket neighborhood. Smoke from the fire grabbed the attention of Sacramento pastor Hector Gutierrez and his girlfriend Sophia Rivas.
The Sacramento Bee: Crocker Art Museum is expanding with this $40 million plan
To describe Crocker Park in downtown Sacramento as a “park” may be a bit too generous. Instead, city officials and the Crocker Art Museum refer to the 3-acre parcel across the street from the city’s premier art museum as “unimproved land.”
A judge on Monday dismissed the federal government's claim that U.S. law trumps two California laws intended to protect immigrants who are in the country illegally.
The Sacramento City Council approved opening an additional restroom for the homeless. The board moved to allow homeless people to use facilities in a Sacramento County building on North A and 14th streets. The bathroom will have an attendant 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. Attendants will help connect users with housing.
The Sacramento Bee: Mayor Darrell Steinberg says Dixon Vice Mayor Ted Hickman should resign
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg has added his voice to the chorus of people calling for the resignation of Dixon Vice Mayor Ted Hickman.
The 165th California State Fair starts Friday and fair-goers can expect a lot of unique food, plenty of performances and many cool-down stations until July 29.