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  • Sacramento Police Officer Tara O’Sullivan Honored at Memorial Service

    ROSEVILLE — Thousands of loved ones and colleagues filled Bayside Community Church in Roseville to honor fallen Sacramento Police Officer Tara O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan was fatally shot last week as she helped an alleged victim of domestic violence gather belongings from a north Sacramento home. “She wanted to be a police officer ever since she was a young girl,” Gary Rousch, O’Sullivan’s godfather, said. O’Sullivan was remembered as brave, beautiful, and ready and willing to help anyone in need. “We celebrate […]

  • Fur Closer to Being Finished in California

    SACRAMENTO — Tuesday state senators in the Natural Resources Committee voted to advance Assembly Bill 44, legislation that would essentially ban fur production and sales in California. “I believe it’s time for us to take the first step in the country and say as a state, we’re going to go fur-free,” said Assemblywoman Laura Friedman, D-Glendale. AB 44 bans the manufacture and sale of new furs in California, excluding animals that are not typically killed primarily for their fur, like […]

  • 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 […]

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