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December 24, 1985
Memorial services have been scheduled in both Los Angeles and Sacramento for Nancy Skelton, a Times reporter who died Sunday. Police attributed her death in her Los Angeles home to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was 46 and had been with The Times since 1978 after working as a reporter, political writer and columnist for the Sacramento Bee for 16 years.
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June 6, 2009 | Michael Rothfeld
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Friday that he would like to see "radical" proposals such as a flat income tax from a commission studying an overhaul of California's tax system. The governor told the editorial board of the Sacramento Bee that he hoped the commission would not be afraid to propose something like "a 15% straight tax." "That's the kind of radical, daring proposal that I want to see on the table so we can look at it and say, 'Oh, let's study this. Maybe that is the way to go,' " Schwarzenegger said.
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April 4, 2004 | From Associated Press
A teacher at a Catholic school in this Sacramento suburb said he was fired for offering extra credit to his seventh-grade students for watching the film "The Passion of the Christ." Stephen Hathorn, 50, said he had taught at the St. Lawrence School for five years before being dismissed last week, according to the Sacramento Bee. Considered an unvarnished description of the story of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the R-rated film was produced by actor-director Mel Gibson, a devout Catholic.
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April 2, 2013 | From a Times staff writer
A man whose body was found hanging from a downtown Sacramento building Monday, nine stories up, appears to be a tagger who was attempting the vandalize the property, authorities say. The man had used rope to tie himself in a seated position like a rappeller, authorities said. The rope was tied off with a window washing anchor, and fire officials believe that that anchor could have held his weight. But they don't think he was a window washer. The Sacramento Bee reported that the man had two pieces of rope looped around his body in a style used by rock climbers.
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May 27, 2013 | By Fox 40 and Los Angeles Times Staff
Two people and numerous animals were killed in a house fire in Sacramento on Sunday. Firefighters found flames covering the front of the house when they arrived at the scene. Once they put out the fire, firefighters found an elderly couple inside. The man and woman died, as well as their dogs, cats and birds. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to Fox 40. The Sacramento Bee reported that one of the victims was a longtime member of a local bird society and that many her birds were killed in the blaze.
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December 4, 2013 | By Jason Wells
A man suspected of gunning down eight city officials in Mexico more than 10 years ago has been arrested in Sacramento. Genaro Olaguez, 53, was arrested without incident after he was found living with family along Grove Street in Sacramento, although he initially gave authorities a false identity, Fox 40 reported . Investigators say Olaguez used heavy weaponry to carry out the attack in Sinaloa in May 2000. A city commissioner was among those killed, the Sacramento Bee reported . Four others were injured.
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April 17, 1989 | EDWARD J. BOYER, Times Staff Writer
C.K. McClatchy, chairman of the McClatchy chain of newspapers in California, Washington state and Alaska, died Sunday after collapsing while jogging in Sacramento. A soft-spoken man known for his abiding independence, McClatchy, 62, was jogging in William Land Park, near a school bearing his family's name, when he apparently suffered a heart attack, said McClatchy Newspapers President Erwin Potts. "He was just a great friend and a great boss," said Potts, who knew McClatchy for 13 years.
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April 30, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Two employees have been fired and three others disciplined at a Las Vegas hospital accused of "patient dumping" -- sending mentally ill patients to other states, including California. The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday that 10 of roughly 1,500 patients discharged from Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital had been placed on buses within the last five years without "a support system/family/friends/housing at the destination," the Sacramento Bee reported.
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April 2, 2013 | By Richard Winton
The can of spray paint sat on the ledge of a downtown Sacramento office tower. A tool for etching glass lay below. The body of Craig Fugate was tangled in some ropes about nine stories up the tower. Authorities on Tuesday were trying to piece together the bizarre death. They believe Fugate was somehow killed Monday while trying to vandalize the office building. “They found the spray paint where he climbed down” but no actual tags, said Officer Doug Morse. The Sacramento coroner's office is still trying to determine a cause of death.
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April 22, 2013 | By Lee Romney
SAN FRANCISCO -- The city attorney Monday announced a formal investigation into allegations that Nevada's primary state psychiatric hospital had bused hundreds of indigent mentally ill patients out of state with few or no resources. The allegations of patient-dumping were brought to light by the Sacramento Bee. The paper reported that at least 36 of 1,500 patients discharged by Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas over the last five years had been sent to San Francisco on Greyhound buses.
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