Ryan Sabalow, MercedSunStar

Ryan Sabalow

MercedSunStar

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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  • The Modesto Bee
  • The Sacramento Bee
  • The Tribune
  • MercedSunStar
  • The Fresno Bee
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  • Idaho Statesman
  • The Olympian
  • The Miami Herald
  • Bradenton Herald
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Past articles by Ryan:

Deadly bat fungus found in California. Why that’s bad news for all of us

White-nose syndrome fungus was found in bats in the Plumas County community of Chester in California. It followed a similar detection last year. The disease has killed millions of American bats. → Read More

Deadly bat fungus found in California. Why that’s bad news for all of us

White-nose syndrome fungus was found in bats in the Plumas County community of Chester in California. It followed a similar detection last year. The disease has killed millions of American bats. → Read More

Deadly bat fungus found in California. Why that’s bad news for all of us

White-nose syndrome fungus was found in bats in the Plumas County community of Chester in California. It followed a similar detection last year. The disease has killed millions of American bats. → Read More

Deadly bat fungus found in California. Why that’s bad news for all of us

White-nose syndrome fungus was found in bats in the Plumas County community of Chester in California. It followed a similar detection last year. The disease has killed millions of American bats. → Read More

Deadly bat fungus found in California. Why that’s bad news for all of us

White-nose syndrome fungus was found in bats in the Plumas County community of Chester in California. It followed a similar detection last year. The disease has killed millions of American bats. → Read More

Sheriff’s officers were paid thousands in overtime working on Netflix reality show ‘Jailbirds’

A county invoice shows production company 44 Blue Productions was billed $42,211 to reimburse the sheriff for 482 hours of overtime during filming. The money was for “guard” work by deputies and sergeants → Read More

‘Damn near staged:’ How Sacramento sheriff stood by while ‘Jailbirds’ amped up the drama

Inmates at the Sacramento County Jail say sheriff deputies watched as producers filmed scenes for the Netflix series Jailbirds, raising questions about safety in the jail, which already faces lawsuits. → Read More

Police departments are younger and less experienced. Why that matters in the field

The killing of two young Sacramento, California-area police officers — Natalie Corona, 22, and Tara O’Sullivan, 26 — has some law enforcement experts questioning whether they were adequately trained. → Read More

“Whoa! Easy there!” Report alleges counselor repeatedly kicked California youth inmate

An employee at N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility in Stockton, CA, repeatedly kicked a young inmate’s leg so a fellow employee urged him to stop, according to a report obtained by The Sacramento Bee. → Read More

Gavin Newsom wants to spend 22 percent more on his staff than Jerry Brown did. Here’s what he’s adding

On top of spending increases in areas from health care to early childhood programs in his $213 billion state budget, California Governor Gavin Newsom also wants a big boost to his own office budget. → Read More

State killed thousands of salmon, anglers report. Now the Trump administration wants answers.

Fishing guides along the Feather River say they found hundreds — if not thousands — of dead baby salmon just released from a nearby hatchery along the river banks following a series of rapid drops in Oroville Dam spillway flows in April. → Read More

Fighting fire with fire: Should California burn its forests to protect against catastrophe?

California should conduct more prescribed burns to reduce major wildfire risks, experts say. Research by McClatchy and Climate Central shows other states conducting more burns. → Read More

UC Davis suspends marching band after Sacramento Bee investigation of raucous culture, hazing

The UC Davis Cal Aggie Marching Band was suspended. The university announcement comes after a Sacramento Bee investigation of allegations of hazing, binge drinking and sexual misconduct in the Band-uh. → Read More

Binge drinking, raucous parties and trauma from sexual encounters shadow UC Davis marching band

A culture of binge drinking, hazing and sexual harassment has led to an investigation of the UC Davis marching band. The California university’s Aggie band has been known for big parties for decades. → Read More

Will PG&E face criminal charges for California’s Camp Fire?

Will the California Attorney General or the Butte County district attorney file criminal charges against Pacific Gas & Electric, now that Cal Fire has concluded PG&E caused the Camp Fire in Paradise? → Read More

Cal Fire: PG&E caused Camp Fire that destroyed Paradise and killed 85

California state fire officials from Cal Fire announced Wednesday they have determined Pacific Gas & Electric power line malfunctions caused the devastating Camp Fire in Butte County, California, last November. → Read More

Paradise, Calif., 6 Months After California’s Worst Wildfire

Almost all of the area’s schools have temporarily moved to Chico and Oroville. The town’s hospital is closed until 2020 at the earliest. The burn zone boasts two open supermarkets and four restaurants. → Read More

‘I expect a zombie to walk out.’ Life in Paradise, six months after the Camp Fire

A few thousand residents of Paradise and other towns have returned home after the Camp Fire, with mixed emotions. Drinking bottled water, they cope with leftover wildfire odors, traffic and emptiness. → Read More

Toxic water in California prisons: Sickening inmates and costing taxpayers millions

An inmate’s death from Legionnaires’ disease in Stockton highlights a history of problems with water supplies in California’s state prisons. → Read More

Gavin Newsom officially kills twin Delta tunnels, eyes downsized CA water project

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration officially halted the twin Delta tunnels project Thursday as it prepares to shrink WaterFix to one tunnel → Read More