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Tony Bizjak


Sacramento, CA, United States

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Past articles by Tony:

Sacramento region is California's housing and growth hot spot

Led by El Dorado County, the Sacramento region became one of California's notable housing and growth hot spots in the final months of 2020, new data show. → Read More

Who’s the best mass transit chief in the country? He’s right here in Sacramento

Sacramento Regional Transit chief Henry Li, brought in as a change agent three years ago, has been named the top public transit executive in the country for 2019 from the American Public Transportation Association. → Read More

Sacramento International Airport just got this posh new lounge. It’ll cost you $45.

Starting July 9, Sacramento International Airport will add 2 private lounges, called Escape Lounge, serving food from the chef at the Hawks Provisions + Public House. There is one in Terminal A and B. → Read More

Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton denies sex assault, says he did not grab, grope accuser

Sacramento Kings basketball coach Luke Walton denies an alleged sexual attack, in his first comments since being accused of assaulting former sports TV reporter Kelli Tennant. → Read More

Suspect charged with rape and torture in 1990s serial attacks in Sacramento area

Mark Manteuffel was arraigned Friday in Sacramento on rape and torture charges connected to brutal attacks in 1992 and 1994, days after prosecutors announced DNA evidence had helped track him to Georgia → Read More

‘Holy crap’! Sacramento residents report feeling shock waves from Central Valley quake

Sacramentans are reporting feeling strong reverberations from a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that hit the San Joaquin Valley on Thursday at mid-morning. → Read More

Court gives go-ahead to controversial 15-story condo project on J Street in midtown

The 15-story Yamanee condominium project, which would include 134 residences, won appellate court OK approval for construction at 25th and J streets. A local group had sued, saying it is too tall. → Read More

Suspect in 1990s rape, knife torture cases faces his first court day Friday in Sacramento

Mark Manteuffel, a former Sacramento State lecturer accused of three knife-point rapes in the early 1990s, will be arraigned in two of those cases Friday in Sacramento Superior Court, local prosecutors said. → Read More

Sacramento DA and police officials to announce arrest in violent 1990s crime cases

Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert will hold a news conference this afternoon to announce the arrest of a suspect in several violent crimes that took place in the Sacramento area in 1992 and 1994. → Read More

Is a big announcement about Sacramento’s Major League Soccer hope coming this month?

Sacramento and Major League Soccer officials are in formal negotiations on a stadium plan and other details to bring a franchise to California, to be called Republic FC. The team will play in the downtown railyard. → Read More

Beleaguered DMV to open more field offices earlier – which locations have been added

In the second major addition in a year, California’s beleaguered Department of Motor Vehicles says it will expand field office hours yet again, this time opening dozens of offices around the state an hour earlier on a permanent basis. → Read More

Trump tweets anger over Supreme Court census ruling. Can he delay the count?

Hours after the U.S. Supreme Court the Trump administration plan to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census, the president tweeted his anger, and suggested postponing the census. → Read More

Census citizenship question in limbo, but California isn’t letting guard down. Here’s why

The Trump administration’s plan to add a citizenship question on the 2020 Census was thrown into limbo Thursday by the nation’s highest court. But California officials remain wary of a last-minute revival, saying the Golden State stands to lose both politically and financially if the question resurfaces. → Read More

Supreme Court puts citizenship question on hold, but threat remains to aggravate undercount in 2020 Census

Advocates for immigrants and non-citizens say the question is an attempt to intimidate those populations and keep them from filling out the census, thus improving the chances of creating more political districts that benefit Republicans. The Trump administration has said the federal government needs to know at the block level how many residents are citizens and how many are non-citizens in order… → Read More

Fire-ravaged Paradise water agency faces state ultimatum: Fix your cracked dam spillway

The Paradise Irrigation District, already in financial trouble after the Camp Fire, has been told by California water officials to fix Magalia Dam. The district is working with U.S. emergency officials on a federal funding plan → Read More

Here’s Sacramento’s surprising rank on a new list of best cities for startup companies

Long seen as little more than a government town, Sacramento is rising in the ranks of cities where young entrepreneurs and startup companies want to stake a claim. → Read More

Terminal A at Sacramento airport evacuated Thursday due to suspicious package

Sacramento International Airport temporarily closed Terminal A on Thursday for a more than an hour after a suspicious package was found in the building at about 11 a.m. The terminal was reopened at 12:30 p.m. → Read More

Sacramento Officer Tara O’Sullivan killed on one of most dangerous police calls: Domestic violence

Police officers like Tara O’Sullivan responding to domestic violence calls face danger. A Sacramento man with a history of violence was arrested and charged with shooting O’Sullivan. A look at training and risks in California. → Read More

‘Scooter Wars’ to hit Sacramento: Here’s whose bringing 1,000 e-scooters to town

Jump, the Uber-owned company that made waves here last year with its rentable e-bikes and e-scooters, began this week unloading hundreds more of the red and black devices, with plans to eventually have more than 1,100 on the streets. → Read More

PG&E agrees to $1 billion in settlements with California towns, counties ravaged by wildfire

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has agreed to pay $1 billion to Paradise and counties in California that were damaged by wildfire. The PG&E settlement is part of its bankruptcy proceeding in federal court. → Read More