The Steinberg Review July 7 - July 13

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.

The Sacramento Bee: California needs more mental health professionals – and the shortage will get worse, experts say

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

KCRA 3: Sacramento neighbors rescue elderly men from burning home

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.”

ABC 10: Judge denies US claim on 2 of 3 California immigration laws

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.

KCRA 3: Sacramento leaders approve 12-hour restroom for homeless.

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. 

CBS 13: What To Look Forward To (And Eat) At The California State Fair

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.

Sacramento's new youth programs chief 'sees a lot of myself' in city kids

Sacramento's new youth programs chief 'sees a lot of myself' in city kids

700 Block of K Street nearing completion with restored Tower Records mural

700 Block of K Street nearing completion with restored Tower Records mural