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Natomas lawyer sues Yelp reviewer for libel

A Natomas lawyer is suing a Yelp user for a negative review he claims was fabricated just to hurt his law firm.

However, for the lawsuit to move forward, bankruptcy attorney Anthony Hughes will need to convince Yelp to reveal the identity of the person who wrote the review.

The Yelp reviewer is known only as"Shaan D." In her review, Shaan D. said Hughes was a nightmare bankruptcy attorney and claimed he solicited her to go out with him when she asked for his help. Hughes denies the claims posted on the review.

News10 sent the user a message on Yelp, but did not get a reply.

"I think that this is a review writer for hire from India," Hughes said.

He believes the review was made up to hurt his business.

"The bankruptcy attorney industry is very competitive," Hughes explained. "So I haven't ruled out the fact that it could be a competitor."

Due to Drought Conditions, Traditional Gold Rush Days Activities Cancelled for 2014

Due to Drought Conditions, Traditional Gold Rush Days Activities Cancelled for 2014

Due to California’s drought conditions and the enormous amounts of water needed to put on the annual heritage event, the traditional Gold Rush Days activities in Old Sacramento have been cancelled for 2014.  The decision was made by Steve Hammond, President & CEO of the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with the City of Sacramento and other stakeholders of the event.

Each year, nearly 200 tons of dirt (or decomposed granite) is used to help transform Old Sacramento into a scene out of the 1850s.  In addition to the visual transformation, the dirt also allows for a safe foundation for the horses, wagons and for various skits and performances to take place in the streets. However, it takes up to 3,000 gallons of water per day to keep the dirt dampened and dust down during the event – plus up to 100,000 gallons of water to clean up the dirt at the conclusion of the event.   

Strawberry-Basil Granita Recipe

Strawberry-Basil Granita Recipe

By Brianna Nathan

Summer is officially here! Whether you love or hate the heat, I think it’s fair to say that no one wants to bake in the summer. Why turn on the oven when it’s already 100 outside? That said, my sweet tooth certainly doesn’t go away just because it’s too hot to function. The solution? Ice cold desserts, like this granita, that hits a sweet spot without heating up the house. Once you’re comfortable with the recipe, there are endless variations – including my favorite, adding a couple of tablespoons of booze (be careful not to add too much or it won’t freeze properly).


Strawberry-Basil Granita

3 pints strawberries, hulled

4-5 basil leaves

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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!

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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.

Man hired by Sacramento woman to kill husband sentenced

SACRAMENTO - A judge sentenced Jake Clark to three years plus 25 years to life in prison for the 2011 murder of Ghulam Ayobi Friday, district attorney Jan Scully announced.

In June, a jury convicted Clark of first-degree murder.

The sentence comes two years after Sacramento police officers responded to a call of a male shot on Interstate 80. Upon arrival, officers found Ghulam Ayobi shot in the upper body.

Ayobi was later declared dead after he was transported to the hospital.

Mason jar layered fruit salad with honey Greek yogurt

Mason jar layered fruit salad with honey Greek yogurt

Summer picnics should always include some sort of fruit salad. For ours, we like this Mason jar layered fruit salad with honey Greek yogurt. It's easy to transport and tastes as sweet as summer itself... Read More