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CapRadio’s reporters and editors picked the moments, people, and events that stood out from 2018. From major news to the characters who stuck with us, take a look back at our most memorable stories from a busy year.

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January 9

New Ride, More Crashes: California Highway Patrol Collisions Increase For Four Straight Years

January 20

Thousands In Sacramento Rally For Equal Rights, Against Trump, At Second Annual Women’s March

January 23

A ‘Floating Fillet’: Rice Farmers Grow Bugs To Help Restore California’s Salmon

January 23

Scientists Create Fish Skin Bandages For Wildlife Injured In Wildfires

January 24

Emerging ‘Hazy IPA’ Style Takes Off In Sacramento

January 25

Jerry Brown's Final State Of The State: A Look Back, A Path Forward And A Warning

January 25

Vegan Fraternities? At UC Davis, Frats Compete For Meat-Free Street Cred

January 30

B Street Theatre's Decades-Long Journey To A New Home Ends This Week At 'The Sofia' In Midtown Sacramento

January 31

Sacramento Rapper Mozzy Leads Campaign Against 'Purple Drank,' Hip-Hop’s Opiate Addiction

February 7

Olympic Curling Takes Sacramento — Complete With Mismatched Shoes And 40 Pounds Of Rock

February 12

Former Students Ask How A Small-Town Teacher Dodged Assault And Sexual Misconduct Allegations For Decades

February 13

Most Sex Trafficking Victims See A Doctor At Some Point. Experts Say Clinics, Hospitals Can Help End The Abuse.

February 16

Benny Goodman - King Of Swing And So Much More

February 22

New Avalanche Tech Helps Mitigate Threat, But Skiers Should Still Beware

March 1

How The Home Of Reagan Turned Into The Trump Resistance

March 2

Sacramento Brothers Make Thousand-Mile Trek From Parkland To D.C. For Mass Shooting Victims

March 5

Sacramento Legend Russ Solomon Changed The Way The World Looked At Music

March 7

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Calls California ‘Open Borders Radicals’; Gov. Jerry Brown Decries His Sacramento Speech As ‘Political Stunt’

March 8

How NASA, Lasers And New Technology Help Measure California’s Snowpack With Exceptional Accuracy

March 13

Sacramento Rapper Hobo Johnson's Tiny Desk Contest Entry Goes Viral

March 14

Students in Sacramento Region Walk Out Of Class To Protest Gun Violence, Remember Parkland Shooting Victims

March 21

‘Gun! Gun! Gun!': Body Camera Video Shows Sacramento Police Officers Shooting Unarmed Stephon Clark

March 23

A Protest In Photos: Demonstrators Take To Streets Of Sacramento To Decry The Police Shooting Of Stephon Clark

March 29

For Many Immigrants From Mexico, Farm Work Is Still The Only Way To The California Dream

April 5

After Stephon Clark’s Death, People Want More Investment In Sacramento’s Neighborhoods Of Color. Here’s How This Year’s Election Could Help.

April 10

Why Stephon Clark's Death Is Having Serious Mental Health Impacts — Especially On His Brother Ste’Vante

April 13

The Not-So-Tiny List Of Our Favorite Tiny Desk Contestants

April 13

Family Farmers Coax Sweet Strawberries From Tiny Plots In Sacramento County

April 13

Jerry Brown says there’s “no massive wave of migrants pouring into California.” Is he right?

April 16

How Cross-Country Skiers Got Tahoe National Forest To Rethink Snowmobile Use; Future Plan Could Cut Access In Half

April 17

Boston Pops Fêtes Former Leader, Legendary Composer John Williams In Davis Concert

April 18

A Timeline Of Key Events In The Shooting Of Stephon Clark

April 25

After Four Decades, Golden State Killer Suspect Arrested In Sacramento

May 3

Ancient Spanish ‘Camino’ Trail Draws California Adventurers Inspired By Social Media

May 5

The Fortnite Craze Might Be Here To Stay

May 9

Keys To The House

May 10

Sacramento Officials Want More Community Policing, But Some Argue Communities Of Color Can’t Trust Law Enforcement

May 10

Sacramento Brewers Guild Calls New Corporate-Owned Midtown Brewery Golden Road ‘Faux Craft Beer’

May 15

Unchecked Anger, ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Can Spur Mass Violence. How Do We Stop It?

May 24

Seaweed Could Help Farmers Tame Methane Emissions From Cow Burps

May 30

Burger Battle: Cattle Ranchers Challenge Surging Popularity Of 'Impossible'-Style Vegetarian Patties

June 2

Welcome To The Jungle: Experts Divided Over California’s Top-Two Primary System

June 3

First Ever Jazz Fest In Roseville A Big Hit

June 8

‘He Changed The Industry’: Sacramento Chefs React To Death Of Anthony Bourdain

June 11

CapRadio Reads: Vanessa Hua’s 'A River of Stars'

June 11

A New Approach To Racial Trauma: Black Residents Build Safe Spaces In Wake Of Stephon Clark’s Death

June 13

This Unique Sacramento School Wants To Get More Autistic Adults Into Jobs

June 14

Sacramento Muslims — And Many Others — Flock To This Fried Chicken Spot During Ramadan

June 20

Destined For Jazz, Flutist Ali Ryerson Carves Her Own Path

June 21

California Dream: Exploring The Promise — And Unintended Consequences — of Rent Control

June 25

California Prison’s New Hospice Garden Offers Dying Inmates Rare Chance To Reflect

June 27

How Anthony Kennedy’s U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Transformed California’s Criminal Justice System

June 28

U.S. Homeless Project

June 28

‘No One Will Walk Out With Nothing’: Sacramento’s New Triage Shelter In Photos

June 28

Dispelling myths about California’s homeless

June 29

How One California Voter Conquered The Trillion-Dollar Tech Industry

July 11


July 19

From Dairy Cows To Classic Rock, Here Are CapRadio Staff's Favorite State Fair Attractions

July 23

Why Sacramento Is Finding Jobs For Teens After Stephon Clark’s Death

July 27

Redding Evacuees Describe The ‘Terrifying’ Carr Fire

July 27

Tragedy In Redding As Residents Await News On Carr Fire, Their Homes — And Missing Loved Ones.

July 28

Scenes From The Carr Fire: Deadly Wildfire Rips Through Redding

August 2

California’s New Data Privacy Law Came To Be In About A Week. Here’s What You Need To Know.

August 7

Sourdough Bread Trend Rises In Sacramento (But It’ll Take Dough To Buy A Loaf)

August 9

Brubeck Brothers Honor Their Father's 1958 Eurasian Tour With New CD

August 14

Sacramento Is A Tomato Town — And Some Say This Might Be The Perfect Local Tomato

August 19

Bernstein At 100

August 20

Artist Shepard Fairey’s In-Depth Discussion Of His New ‘Johnny Cash’ Mural In Sacramento

August 21

These Sacramento Kings Get Paid To Play Video Games For A Living In The NBA’s New League

September 10

The ‘S’ Word: How Suicide Is Devastating Amador County And Rural Communities

September 14

At 83, Herb Alpert's Still In Love With The Music

September 17

Linda Ronstadt No Longer Sings — But She Will Talk About It

September 17

Six Months After Police Shooting of Stephon Clark, Sacramento Still Waits For Investigation To Conclude

September 19

California's Farmers Are Struggling To Find Workers. Can Machines Help?

September 26

What The Heck Is A Red Flag Warning? Here's What To Know (And What To Do)

September 26

Small Lot Vintners In The Sacramento Delta Write A New Chapter For Chenin Blanc

October 4

A Bootjack, A Bible, And Zachary Taylor: A Look At The History Behind Sacramento-Area Place Names

October 16

We Said Enough, One Year Later: A Timeline Of Key Events In The Campaign Against Sexual Harassment At California’s Capitol

October 17

When Does Smoke Actually Result In Tainted Wine Grapes? It’s Complicated.

October 22

Taxpayers Revolt: The History Of Prop. 13

October 25

Never Finished That College Degree? New California State University Online Program Might Help.

October 26

Suspicious Package Addressed To Sen. Kamala Harris Found In Sacramento

October 29

Sacramento Rabbi Mona Alfi Discusses Unity, Hate Crimes And How To Heal

October 30

Should The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Watchdog Have More Authority? The Debate Continues.

October 31

Doctors Want To Prescribe Nature To Communities Of Color. Here's How California Might Help.

October 31

Who To Thank (Or Blame) For California’s Version Of Direct Democracy

November 8

Wildfire Destroys Most Of Butte County Town Of Paradise

November 8

California’s Daylight Saving Proposition Passed. Now What?

November 9

Venerable Festival Of New American Music Offers 'A New Kind Of Beauty'

November 16

Now Living Side By Side, Camp Fire Evacuees And Homeless Chico Residents Receive Aid

November 20

Can Short-Term Exposure To Wildfire Smoke Impact Long-Term Health? Experts Are Researching Answers.

November 27

Sacramento Chef Launches Movement To Help Buck Stigma Around Mental Health In Kitchens And Bars

November 29

DNA Technology Helping As Sacramento County Works To Identify Camp Wildfire Victims

December 5

A New Wave Of Kids Is Coming Out As Transgender — And Doctors Are Trying To Keep Up

December 10

What Does It Take To Defend Your Home Against A Mega Wildfire Like The Camp Fire? Here’s How One Couple Survived.

December 13

Some Camp Fire Evacuees Lost Everything — Even Their Teeth. Here’s How Communities Are Stepping Up.

December 18

How To Become A Farmer In California? Get A Mentor

December 20

How Did Sacramento Get So Many Trees?

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