Three-year-old twins Ryan Scovis and Evan Scovis, join their brother Nathan Scovis, 5, right, on the edge of a rain garden that was made with recycled materials where a weedy, vacant lot once stood. The lot is now one of the most comprehensive rain gardens in the Sacramento region. The Elk Grove Rain Garden Plaza was officially opened to the public on Tuesday, May, 1, 2012. The Sacramento Bee / Hector Amezcua
Betty Williams, former NAACP chair, hugs Rhoda Hearn as she thanks her for putting one of William's signs on her lawn at her home in South Sacramento on Tuesday, May, 8, 2012. Williams was accompanied by Mayor Kevin Johnson as she campaigned in the Meadowview neighborhood. The Sacramento Bee / Hector Amezcua
Jordan Mori, 6, of Sacramento, Calif. rolls inside an inflatable ball in the Walk On Water attraction at the Sacramento County Fair on May 27, 2012. The Sacramento Bee / Hector Amezcua
"Believe & Achieve" team members, left to right, Jasper Hodgson, Mikey Hahn, Alex Benton, Scotty Benton and Troy Knox view the mountains they will be riding during their 75-mile training ride from the parking lot of Worton's Market in Foresthill, Calif., May 19, 2012.
The Sacramento-area teens will be riding more than 3000 miles in the Race Across America this summer. The Sacramento Bee / Paul Kitagaki Jr.
Cathy Young, strapped to tandem instructor, Greg Foster, of Esparto, Calif. prepares to make a skydive during the third annual "ALS Skydiving Specktacular" at SkyDance SkyDiving in Davis on May 20, 2012. The event, founded by Cathy Speck, of Davis, who lives with ALS, raises awareness and funds for research to cure the disease. "The sense of freedom is really incredible," she said after landing. The Sacramento Bee / Autumn Cruz
"Bodie," the Sacramento Police dog shot by an auto theft suspect on May 18, 2012, is released from VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center in Rancho Cordova, Calf. on May 25. The do received extensive medical treatment for gunshot wounds to one front paw and his mouth and tongue. He is led out by K9 Sgt. Steve Oliveira, and followed by VCA Criticalist, Dr. Christopher Wong, who treated the dog. May 25, 2012. The Sacramento Bee / Autumn Cruz
Dr. Jessica Light, a veterinarian, left, and her husband, geologist Jeff Light, enjoy dinner on the backyard porch with their seven children, ages 13-6 months, at their home in Rancho Marietta, Calif. Women age 40 and older are having more babies than ever. About 12 of every 1,000 women ages 40 to 44 gave birth in the region in 2010, up 6 percent from 2007. About 975 local women in that age group had babies in 2010, very nearly a historical record. Leading the way were women in wealthier zip codes with relatively high numbers of college educated residents, places like East Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville and southern Elk Grove. The Sacramento Bee / Jose Luis Villegas
An Honor Guard carries the remains of Army Spc. Chase Marta, 24, a Yuba City native from a private airplane to a hearse following his arrival at Beale Air Force Base on Wednesday morning, May 16, 2012. Marta was killed in combat on May 7, 2012 by an IED while serving in Afghanistan. The Sacramento Bee / Jose Luis Villegas
Gabrielle Hartzell, 7, waits to do her Tahitian dance on Sunday morning at the Wells Fargo Stage in Old Sacramento at the Pacific Rim Street Fest. This is the 20th anniversary of this celebration of Asian Pacific Islander heritage and culture. The Sacramento Bee / Jose Luis Villegas
Sandra Knott sits at her home in Folsom with her beloved cat, "Tiger" as she fights Stage 4 cancer on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Knott has worked at Folsom Prison for the past 25 years. Earlier this month, after two years of twists and turns, Knott reached a settlement with the state Department of Corrections that awards her back pay and mandates that the agency provide "reasonable accommodations" to people with cancer, just as it has for pregnant women for years. The Sacramento Bee / Lezlie Sterling
Participants begin the timed portion of Sacramento's version of the Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure at Cal Expo, in Sacramento, Calif. on Saturday, May 12, 2012. The Sacramento Bee / Lezlie Sterling
Cpl. Colby Jones of the California National Guard takes a moment to look over names in the Court of Honor South Mausoleum at Mount Vernon Memorial Park and Mortuary during the 45th Annual Memorial Day Tribute in Fair Oaks, Calif. on Monday, May 28, 2012. The Sacramento Bee / Lezlie Sterling
Rose Ellis, 14, of Granite Bay, Calif. uses a hula-hoop while taming "Nike" a Mustang yearling on Friday, May 25, 2012. Ellis will gentle the yearling over the summer in preparation to take her to the Mustang Challenge in Texas in September. The Sacramento Bee / Lezlie Sterling
Bridgette Maldonado runs Gypsy, her mobile boutique, while her husband Marvin Maldonado takes their kids Rome and Levi to the park nearby. Maldonado drove and set up on a parking lot at 15th and Q street Wednesday afternoon, May 9, 2012 The Sacramento Bee / Manny Crisostomo
Kate Burns takes her three sons for a bike ride from Fremont Park to Old Sacramento Tuesday afternoon, May 1, 2012, the start of May is Bike Month in Sacramento, Calif. From the handle bars back, Malcom, 2, Kate, Gavin, 3 and Sean 6. May is national bike month.
The Sacramento Bee / Manny Crisostomo
Bassist Harley White Jr. accompanies poet Justin Desmangles during a reading at the UC Davis Arboretum in Davis, Calif. on May 17, 2012 as part of the Poetry in the Garden series hosted by Rebecca Morrison. The Sacramento Bee / Manny Crisostomo
Approximately 50 Sacramento activists participated in one of scores May Day protest across the U.S on May 1, 2012. This group gathered on Crocker Park, and marched and stopped at bank buildings along the Capitol Mall standing in front of the bank doors chanting "strike, strike, strike." The Sacramento Bee / Manny Crisostomo
Jesuit High School sprinter Austin Mitsch, left works out with coach Rod Jett at American River College in Sacramento, Calif. on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. The Jesuit junior ranks No. 11 in California in both the 100 (10.64) and 200 (21.50) meter races and will be the favorite to double in the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet at Elk Grove High School. The Sacramento Bee / Randall Benton
A Zeppelin NT airship returns for a landing at McLellan Park in North Highlands, Calif. on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Scientists spent most of the day in the dirigible searching for evidence of the recent meteor that fell over parts of El Dorado county. The Sacramento Bee / Randall Benton
Elspeth "Beanie" Mar, 6, left, Aniyah Rigmaiden, 7, and Anthony Roy, Jr., 7, pose at the Caroline Wenzel Elementary School in the Pocket area on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Elspeth "Beanie" Mar saved her friend Aniyah Rigmaiden's life on Tuesday by performing the Heimlich maneuver on her while they were eating lunch at the school. Another friend, Anthony Roy, Jr. saw that Aniyah was choking and 'Beanie" jumped up to perform the Heimlich. "Beanie" learned how to do the Heimlich from a Disney show called, "Ant Farm. The Sacramento Bee / Randall Benton
River Cats' left fielder Manny Ramirez (11) speaks to reporters prior to the game between the Sacramento River Cats and the Reno Aces at Raley Field in West Sacramento, Calif. on Friday, May 25, 2012. The Sacramento Bee / Randall Benton
Jacky Thao, 5, third from left, holds up a sign with others demonstrating at the Sacramento City Unified School District Office in Sacramento on Thursday, May 24, 2012. Adult education students protested outside of the Sacramento City Unified School District onThursday to draw attention to the cuts facing their programs. The Sacramento Bee / Randall Benton
A Blackbird seeks shelter from the rain under the fender of a car in Folsom on Saturday, May 26, 2012. The Sacramento Bee / Randall Benton
Members of the Sac State women's team Cheata Guimond, left, Pam Kline, Noelle Giddens, and Hannah Silberberg row back to the dock after their race during the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships held this weekend on Lake Natoma in the Gold River area on Saturday, May 12, 2012. The Sacramento Bee / Randall Benton
The moon rises one the Sacramento skyline at approximately 8:00 pm on Saturday, May 5, 2012. The full moon was labeled a "super moon" because of its close proximity to the Earth, it appeared larger, and a bit brighter than usual. To the naked eye the difference was negligible at best, but technically the moon's appearance was fractionally larger than usual. The Sacramento Bee / Randall Benton
Crew members line up around a makeshift water tank during a training exercise at the California Conservation Corps facilities in Auburn, Calif. on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. More than 50 military veterans between the ages of 19 and 27 - members of four veterans California Conservation Corps crews - were participating in several days of fire and forestry training, both classroom instruction and hands-on field experience. The Sacramento Bee / Randall Benton
Colin Gilreath, 17, walks across the pool at Pat Granucci Aquatic Center in Dixon, Calif. on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Dixon High School held its 10th Annual Walk on Water event, a competition where physics students (juniors and seniors) in 26 groups attempted to successfully walk across the Dixon City Pool by utilizing mechanical projects that they have designed and constructed from scratch. The Sacramento Bee / Randall Benton
Don Hatfield, changes his grandson Alex's diaper on May 03, 2012 in Napa, Calif. The grandfather has become more comfortable with his routine of caring for his three grandchildren. His two granddaughters are now enrolled in preschool, ballet, and attend a children's ministry at Grace Church in St. Helena every Sunday. The noted impressionist painter has several babysitters who relieve him while he is painting and running errands. The Sacramento Bee / Renee C. Byer
Eva Pogue, 6, center, is released from Crocker-Riverside Elementary school in Sacramento, Calif. on May 18, 2012. The school was put on lockdown after a Sacramento police officer got in a shoot out with an auto theft suspect. The Sacramento Bee / Renee C. Byer
Iron worker Alan Torrance helps ready a column that will be erected to support a light rail bridge across the Cosumnes River Blvd. near Bruceville Rd. in Elk Grove, Calif. on May 25, 2012. At right, across the boulevard, are two columns that were installed the previous day. The Sacramento Bee / Renee C. Byer
A businessman carries his dress shirts while he rides his bike through the intersection at 10th and J Streets in Sacramento, Calif. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The Sacramento Bee / Randy Pench
City worker Humberto Covarrubias guides the recently refurbished Fred Mayes Diamonds clock onto its pedestal in downtown Sacramento, Calif. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The Sacramento Bee / Randy Pench
A crop duster crashed in a slightly-flooded rice field near Highway 70 in Nicolaus, Calif. on Monday, May 21, 2012. Authorities were unsure what caused the plane to nose-dive into the field around 6:30a.m., killing the pilot.
The Sacramento Bee / Randy Pench
Beverley Henwood, left, mother of San Diego police officer Jeremy Henwood, who was killed in the line of duty August 7, 2011, is escorted from the Capitol to the enrollment ceremony by a San Diego police officer. Friends and family members paid tribute to their loved ones during a ceremony at the California Peace Officers' Memorial on Monday, May 7, 2012 in Sacramento, Calif. The Sacramento Bee / Randy Pench
Dragonfly owner Julia Moore uses a wagon to transport Peonies for customers Sharon and Jerry Willis of Jackson on Thursday, May 17, 2012 in Wilseyville, Calif. Peonies - those big, frilly, romantic flowers that put on a show in late spring - are having a renaissance. More gardeners are incorporating them into their landscapes. The Sacramento Bee / Randy Pench
Elizabeth Hawkins, mother of Scott Hawkins, hugs Kurt Kilgore of San Francisco outside a Sacramento Superior courtroom on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Kilgore is the legal guardian of Quran Jones. Jones was sentenced to more than 18 years for the 2009 murder of Sac State student Scott Hawkins in a dorm room the two students shared.
The Sacramento Bee / Randy Pench
The annular eclipse is seen through binoculars which cast two images of the rarely seen ring of fire on Sunday, May 20, 2012. The Sacramento Bee / Randy Pench