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Car crash on El Camino causes power outages


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SACRAMENTO - A car crashed into a pole on El Camino Avenue between Watt and Eastern avenues Tuesday morning causing an power outage that affected 399 people in the Arden Arcade area.

Electricity has been restored to most customers, according to SMUD. Forty-eight customers were still without power as of early afternoon. The estimated full restoration time is 3 p.m.


2014 Weekly Challenge #30: BAM (Back and Arms)

2014 Weekly Challenge #30:  BAM (Back and Arms)

It is tank top season, and nothing makes a tank top look better than toned arms and a strong back. This week's challenge will help you get both in just 5 minutes a day!

Here's the workout:
Single leg rows (20 each side)... Read More

2nd Annual "Dog Days of Summer" Show July 31 - September 20

 2nd Annual "Dog Days of Summer" Show    July 31 - September 20

A Benefit for Front Street Animal Shelter  

Come celebrate our canine and feline friends at "Dog Days of Summer", and support a great cause! This year's show will be a fundraiser for Front Street Animal Shelter, and will run from July 31st - September 20, 2014. Artwork includes paintings, sculptures, and a collection of original art refrigerator magnets. There's something for every animal lover!

A portion of each art sale will go to assist Front Street Animal Shelter with their mission to provide quality care for more than 11,000 animals that come to the shelter each year. Your support helps to provide emergency and advanced veterinary care for sick or injured animals, and funding for adoption programs that help shelter pets find their "forever" homes.  Your support helps save lives!

Investigators seek 4 more men in deadly Sacramento hookah lounge shooting


Sheriff's detectives are looking for four additional men in connection to the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man outside of a Fulton Avenue hookah lounge July 13.

Tyrell Hall died in the parking lot of the Hookah Lounge Smoke Shop. Four others were injured during the shooting. Tana Dania, 23; and Frank Jackson, 19 were arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. James Wallace, 28 ,was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The continuing investigation of the shooting has led detectives to seek the public's help in identifying the four individuals shown in the accompanying photos.

Man #1 was described as light-skinned black, with his hair worn in long dreadlocks tied back. He has facial hair on his chin. There are tattoos on his chest, the right side of his neck and face and both of his forearms (front and back). He was seen wearing a white tank top and dark pants.

Front Street Shelter's Pet Food Pantry Empty!

Front Street Shelter's Pet Food Pantry Empty!

The Front Street Animal Shelter provides 3,000 - 5,000 pounds of pet food to pet owners in need every week. Since establishing the program three years ago this is the first time the pantry has been empty. The program is 100% donation based and provides pet food to thousands of Sacramento residents. The resources are available to all Sacramento residents with the goal of helping keeping animals in their original homes and out of the shelter.

If you are interested in donating to the pet pantry program the Front Street Shelter is located at 2127 Front Street Sacramento, CA 95818. Hours of operation: Wednesday - Sunday from 9am - 5pm.

Calling All Veggies, Front and Center!

Calling All Veggies, Front and Center!

Jennifer Cheng

Seeing the vibrant summer eggplants, peppers, tomatoes and fresh ears of corn come into our stores sparks some instant kitchen inspiration. When I see something that’s both in season and on sale, I pounce and start brainstorming meals right away.

Some of my favorite vegetable-centric meals are influenced by Yotam Ottolenghi, whose approach toward vegetables has changed the way that I cook. Though I’m no longer a vegetarian, I’ve come to view meat as a treat, not as a necessity to fill out my meal. Ottolenghi’s recipes honor the bright flavors of vegetables, celebrating them and turning them into dishes that are so satisfying that I don’t miss having meat as an entrée.

Here are some ingredients I like to have on hand when I’m throwing together my summer veggie meals:... Read More

I'm Kinda a Big Deal

I'm Kinda a Big Deal

Momservation: Sometimes you have to toot your own horn to strike up the band.

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