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  • Kids Get Firsthand Firefighting Experience at Roseville Camp

    ROSEVILLE — Nearly 50 kids applied to participate in the Roseville Kids Fire Camp this year. Those selected got a week of hands-on firefighting, lifesaving, fitness and teamwork skills led by Roseville firefighters. The activities range from fun to daring to downright intimidating. “Repelling, putting out live fires, climb ladders,” sixth-grader Noah Scott said. “The hardest thing about camp is when you look down you’re like, ‘Oh no, that’s too high up.'” But it gets easier, according to junior counselor […]

  • Police Use of Force Bill Clears Public Safety Committee

    SACRAMENTO — Assembly Bill 392, a once-controversial bill that redefines the circumstances under which law enforcement officers can use deadly force, cleared another hurdle unopposed Tuesday at the State Capitol when it was approved by the Senate Public Safety Committee. The bill requires officers to use deadly force only when there is an imminent threat of death or serious injury. It also calls on law enforcement to attempt to deescalate and use non-lethal approaches to resolve conflicts. “I just think […]

  • Program Offers Free Summer Meals to Kids Who Qualify

    For some low-income students, no school can mean no reliable meals. To make sure kids have access to nutritious meals, sites across the Sacramento region are launching the annual summer food service programs. Sponsored by the USDA, the programs offer meals to people under 18. The target population is young people who normally qualify for free lunch at school. Many summer meal sites are schools, but the Louise Perez Community center on 41st Avenue is offering the program for the […]

  • Sacramento Area Pools Celebrate Summer with $1 Swim Day

    SACRAMENTO — School is out and pools are open in Sacramento. If the weather isn’t enough to get you out, today is $1 swim day. It doesn’t get more inviting than that. The idea is, no matter where you live, there’s a place to cool off take lessons; and swim safely. Normal pool prices are $2 for kids and $4 for adults with swim lessons at $28 for a trio of classes. Click HERE pool locations, schedules and pricing.

  • Heat, Tough Terrain and Ticks Make Fire Fight Difficult for Crews in Yolo County

    YOLO COUNTY — Two days after the Sand Fire broke out near the town of Rumsey, firefighting helicopters were still extinguishing flames until almost sundown. The wildfire has burned paths across 2,220 acres from Colusa County south into Yolo County, threatening communities like Rumsey, Guinda and Esparto. Despite hot, dry, windy conditions, the fire did not spread from Sunday night into Monday morning. By Monday night, it was 50% contained. Cal Fire has really focused on an area south of […]

  • Metro Fire Gears Up for More Rescue Calls From the River

    SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District is gearing up to help the community avoid tragedy on the American River. Wednesday, firefighters conducted refresher training and new certifications for water rescue for 20 students from their Rancho Cordova boat station. “Every single weekend, whenever it’s hot from Friday through Sunday, we get multiple calls for people that are in need of rescue on the American River,” said Metro Fire Capt. Chris Vestal. Vestal estimated Metro Fire is called to around […]

  • Thousands of Muslims Gather at McClellan to Celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the End of Ramadan

    MCCLELLAN PARK — Tuesday, over one billion Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan. Locally, thousands gathered in McClellan Park for the Tarbiya Institute’s Grand Eid celebration as the community welcomes a party after a month of sacrifice. “Eid Mubarak,” or “Have a blessed Eid,” is a greeting that was exchanged many times over. “The message is just celebration and happiness and joy,” attendee Navera Sabir said. “Ramadan is [like] a 30-day boot camp,” explained Irfan Haq with […]

  • Fairfield Police Investigating Deadly Shooting at North Texas Street Gas Station

    Update: The victim who was killed in the shooting has been identified as 30-year-old Lavell James of Fairfield. FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting at a gas station. The incident happened just before midnight Monday at an ARCO gas station on North Texas Street and Alaska Avenue. Officers responded to the area for a call regarding fighting and shooting. When they arrived, they found two gunshot victims. “I’ve been here almost 17 years and I’ve […]

  • Former Google Executive Donates $500,000 to ARC’s New STEM Center

    SACRAMENTO — American River College is well on the way to a 37,000 square foot Science Technology Engineering and Math Innovation Center, made possible in part by a donation from an alumnus. Diane Bryant — tech executive, multiple patent holder and former COO of Google Cloud — said she was once a Fair Oaks teen working three jobs to make ends meet. “Technology is pervasive, it is permeated and penetrated all industries, and there’s a huge shortage of talent,” Bryant […]

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