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6 hurt in Capital City Freeway crashes

SACRAMENTO, CA - Two crashes sent six people to the hospital Monday afternoon, says a Sacramento Metro Fire District spokesman.

The crashes involved three or four vehicles on eastbound Capital City Freeway west of Fulton Avenue. One of the crashes was a a rollover, said Battalion Chief Walt White. He surmised the second crash was the result of the first one but that was not confirmed.

The condition of the motorists was not known.

The Fulton off-ramp was blocked for about an hour.

The crashes were first reported at 2:09 p.m.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® event

SACRAMENTO, CA - Hundreds gathered at Cal Expo Saturday morning to race for a cure for breast cancer.

The event was the Susan G Kormen Race for the Cure run. Breast cancer suvivors, relatives and supporters wore pink and took part in the fundraising race.

For some it's not just about finding a cure, it's about bringing awareness.

According to the foundation, one in eight women nationwide will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.

Sacramento restaurateur explains 'Avengers' movie mystery

SACRAMENTO, CA - The record-breaking weekend release of "The Avengers" has led to a sharp spike in Google searches for the word "shawarma."

The Iron Man character, played by Robert Downey, Jr., mentions his desire to eat shawarma at a nearby restaurant.

"I don't know what it is and I want to try it," the character says.

Iron Man and his fellow superheroes are later shown eating shawarma in a scene that follows the closing credits.

Like Iron Man, Americans seem largely unfamiliar with the marinated beef, lamb or chicken that is a staple of Middle-Eastern fast food.

"That's too bad. I'm sorry for them," said Abdul-Massih Maalouf, owner of Maalouf's Taste of Lebanon restaurant on Fulton Avenue in Sacramento.

Shawarma is most commonly served wrapped in pita bread.  It is often sliced from a large skewer, but Maalouf said he prefers the freshness of cooking smaller portions to order.

Job fairs target local teens

SACRAMENTO - Job fairs in Sacramento and the surrounding areas on Thursday:

San Joaquin County Worknet Job Fairs

Where:

  • Stockton - 56 South Lincoln St
  • Lodi - 631 East Oak St.
  • Manteca - 302 Northgate Drive
  • Tracy - 543 W. Grantline Rd.

When: Thursday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

National Career Fair

Where: Red Lion Hotel - 1401 Arden Way

When: Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

University of Phoenix Career Workshop

Where: University of Phoenix Fairfield Learning Center - 5253 Business Center Dr.

When: Thursday, May 10, 2012  from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

6 phone apps to simplify Mother's Day shopping

SACRAMENTO -  Mother's Day is right around the corner, and as always, the popular and easy item for mom is a bouquet.  But others will turn to technology to put a smile on mom's face. 

Following are six phone apps to help simplify your shopping and shake things up on Mom's day this year.

1. ProFlowers App - The ProFlowers app allows you to pick out a bouquet, order online and even have your purchase delivered if you don't have time to stop by the flower shop.

2. Bitehunter - Maybe you want to take mom to a nice restaurant for Mother's Day.  Download the Bitehunter app, and just like Groupon or LivingSocial, you can find the best dining deals nearest you. 

3. Tango Video - If your mom lives out of state, the Tango Video app allows you to record a video, and customize it with special animations before sending it off.

Sacramentans bugged by the 'Butt Dialing' blues

SACRAMENTO - "Butt dialing" or accidental calls are an annoying side effect of cell-phone use. Whether you're on the dialing or receiving end of the call, almost everyone has experienced a butt dial.

"Hello? Can you hear me?" That's what you might hear if you pick up a butt dial, but the person on the other end of the line doesn't know they've placed a call so no one answers.

Other names for the accidental call are pocket and purse dial.

Whatever accessory or body part is doing the dialing, it's accidental. And generally, it bugs people more when they're on the receiving end of a call.

Kenny Woerner, mobile manager at the Roseville Best Buy, says his grandmother is responsible for frequent late night calls. "You'll get phone calls at one o'clock in the morning just because she'll get up and bump it off the table or something. She pocket dials all the time, I've probably received 15 or 20 in the last month."

Police, Fire and Legal Lore

Police, Fire and Legal Lore

Come hear the stories of lawmen, lawyers and firemen who sought to establish law and order in the early days of Sacramento.  This free tour is hosted by Eric Bradner.  Parking is located across the street from the 10th Street gate.  Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and go for restoration and preservation of the cemetery artifacts.  For more information call 916.264-7839 or 916.448.0811.

“Police, Fire and Legal Lore”

Historic City Cemetery

1000 Broadway, Sacramento

Saturday, May 5, 2012, 10AM