The city says new "smart meters" have now been installed around City Hall and Cesar Chavez Plaza. They accept credit cards, quarters, dimes, nickels or combinations of cards and coins.
The city plans to install a total of 4,000 of the new machines downtown, in Midtown and in Old Sacramento in the coming months.
Installation in Old Sacramento starts Wednesday.
The city also plans to include an app in the future that will allow people to get a text when a meter is about to run out, and pay with their cell phone.
The app would also allow people to locate empty parking spots.
Read FAQ sheet about the new parking meters.
The annual Thanksgiving event drew nearly 30,000 people in its 24th year.
This year is the 75th anniversary of Anne Frank’s diary, about living in a secret hiding place during World War II, hoping to elude the Nazis. the Sacramento Theatre Company’s handsome revival of the play is timely.
Hundreds of bicycle advocates from throughout California are converging on Sacramento this week for a statewide conference. Organizers say the push this year is for greater bicycle access in low-income neighborhoods.
A new program at Sacramento’s Mexican Consulate aims to provide mental health check-ups to visitors while they’re waiting for government services.
FINAL: A Sacramento sheriff's deputy was killed and two CHP officers wounded in a shootout yesterday at an Auburn Boulevard motel.