The City of Sacramento took down the signs restricting public access to tot lot playgrounds Tuesday, only a day after they were installed. After continuous calls from outraged parents, the city ultimately removed the signs and put original signs back in place.
The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is investigating whether the fatal stabbing of a woman at the Bell Oaks Apartments on Bell Street is connected to the death of a man identified as her nephew, whose body was found early Tuesday in the 2300 block of Fair Oaks Boulevard.
Rangers in the Santa Monica Mountains on Monday, April 24, 2017, recently captured two young adult male mountain lions who researchers as part of their study on the species’ ability to survive in an urban area. The two cats are now known as P-55 and P-56. They will face the same threats as previous younger males in the mountains: a habitat fragmented by freeways and development (along with rat poison moving up the food chain) and the dominant male lions who already have staked a claim to the area, according to National Park Service spokesman Zack Behrens.
Candles remain lit after a vigil for two young adults killed in a shooting early Sunday outside a suspected marijuana growing house in south Sacramento. Sacramento police said the shooting occurred around 4 a.m. on the 5900 block of 68th Street.
The Turlock Fire Department responded to a fully-involved vehicle fire on the southbound Highway 99 off-ramp at Lander Avenue on Monday around 3 p.m. Firefighters extinguished the vehicle fire and prevented it from spreading into the surrounding vegetation. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Earlier this week, South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue officers were called to scare off bears that entered a garage. The agency is urging homeowners to close up structures and secure garbage cans as they begin to come out in the warmer weather. Also, California Highway Patrol Fort Tejon (Grapevine) officers responded to call about bear cubs breaking into a Pine Mountain Club home. The officers got the cubs outside and reunited with their mother.
A Sacramento city ordinance under consideration would ban pet stores from selling bred puppies and kittens but allow the shops to feature adoptable shelter animals. The change would bring the city in line with many other jurisdictions in California. A similar proposal is pending in the state Assembly.
This animation from the National Weather Service office in Sacramento provides the NWS prediction for precipitation in the northern part of the state through Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Are we turning the corner into warm, dry weather?
The Charger locomotive, built in Sacramento by Siemens, has speed that exceeds original requirements along with a greener environmental profile. Many of the engines soon will be pulling trains along Amtrak routes in the Pacific Northwest.
Sacramento Police Department spokeswoman Linda Matthew describes the details of the shooting on the 5900 block of 68th Street Sunday. Two people are dead after an attempted home invasion on an illegal marijuana grow, Matthew said.
Nandi Cain Jr. speaks about the April 10, 2017 incident where he was approached by a police officer for allegedly jaywalking in Del Paso Heights. After refusing to stop the unnamed officer dropped him to the ground and punched him in the face 18 times. Pedestrian advocates analysis of the dash cam video shows that Cain crossed the intersection legally.
Roughly 200 people gathered Saturday morning, April 22, 2017, at Southside Park for the local March for Science, part of a series of rallies held globally in support of the sciences. Singer Lauren Wakefield kicked off the event with a performance. Later Rep. Doris Matsui spoke to the crowd. Sister marches were held in locations including Washington D.C., London and Tokyo.
"What a difference 2 years makes!" writes Jimmy Griffin, the resident who produced this impressive video, on his Facebook page. The video shows the dramatic increase of water on the Truckee River during the 2017 winter in Lake Tahoe, California, compared to 2015. It was a record-breaking year with over 700 inches of snow and 89.7 inches of rain in the Sacramento Valley.
A multimillion-dollar resurfacing job on the Highway 50 bridge over the Sacramento River has failed – mysteriously, officials say – and will have to be scrapped and replaced this summer at three times the original cost.