Ernesto Garcia Morales



Ernesto Garcia Morales




Despite grass fire, fireworks show goes on

Before fireworks shot into the sky Friday night, flames swept through parched brush behind Cal Expo and threatened to cancel the area’s biggest pyrotechnic display. Thousands of swimsuit-clad visitors abandoned giant water slides under an evacuation order at Raging Waters at Cal Expo. Particulate-choked air near Bonney Field was enough for Sacramento Republic FC to turn away the region’s soccer-crazed fans for one night.
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The graduation selfie? No way, says Elk Grove High School

Ellen DeGeneres popularized it at the Oscars. Oxford Dictionary made it the hottest word of 2013. Now the trendiest pose, the selfie, has conquered graduation ceremonies. But school officials are not so enthusiastic. At Elk Grove High School, administrators temporarily withheld the diplomas of two graduates for taking selfies as they walked across the stage last Tuesday at the school’s graduation ceremony.
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Mexico fans celebrate World Cup opener in midtown Sacramento

Buzzing his vuvuzela horn, Gerardo Flores began energizing the masses as the Himno Nacional, the Mexican national anthem, came to an abrupt end. Chants of “Mexico!”. and the sound of a beating drum brought the throngs of fans – El Tri aficionados – wrapped in green and white to their feet, clapping, whistling and raising their fists in the air as the referee signaled the start of the match.
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Family remembers gregarious Sacramento teen killed Tuesday

Blanca Madrigal misses the noise that came frequently and lasted for hours from a bedroom in her family’s Sacramento home – the sound of her sister dancing and singing at the top of her lungs to songs by Jenni Rivera and Selena. Maricela Baza’s voice was silenced early Tuesday when the Honda Civic she was riding in ran into a parked truck near 21st Street and Florin Road, according to the Sacramento Police Department.
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Nearly a Decade and Two Ordinances Later, a Blighted Building Remains

After years of neglect, progress could finally be coming to the abandoned Victorian house on 18th and Shotwell streets — nearly a decade after a blaze left the building uninhabitable. According to public records, property owners Ping and Nancy Cheuk gained approval from the San Francisco Planning Department on June 6 to move ahead with plans to fix the 111-year-old structure.
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Ernesto Garcia Morales

I'm a Sacramento-based reporter specializing in business and lifestyle, capturing the humanistic side of journalism - the subjects, the environment and everything in-between.

I graduated from San Francisco State University with degrees in journalism and history.

My byline can be seen in the Sacramento Bee, SFGate, KQED Public Radio, the San Francisco Business Times, and others.

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