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CHP: Driver killed making U-turn across Hwy. 99 in Sacramento


SACRAMENTO – A driver made a fatal decision to try a a u-turn on a Sacramento highway Monday morning, accoeding to California Highway Patrol Officer Chad Hertzell.

Hertzell said the driver of a Toyota sedan was traveling northbound on Highway 99 past Elverta Rd. around 5:30 a.m. when they made a U-turn across the center median, entering the the fast lane of southbound Hwy. 99 at about 5 mph.

An oncoming vehicle managed to avoid the Toyota but a Ford F-250 truck plowed into the rear of the car at highway speed, Hertzell said.

The driver of the Toyota was killed instantly, according to Hertzell. His identity was not released.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

Hertzell said the CHP would continue to investigate why the driver made the U-turn.

Front Street Shelter's 4TH ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY, OCT. 26TH

Front Street Shelter's 4TH ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY, OCT. 26TH

Join us on Sunday, October 26th to celebrate all of the many lives we have been able to save!  We are so proud to be part of the Sacramento community and want to invite you to party at the shelter.  We will have carnival games, vendors, costumes, a haunted house and much more!  Plenty of tasty food will be available for purchase!  This is a free event, so there is no charge for admission.  Game tickets will be $1 each - and lots of prizes will be given out!  If you are interested in sponsoring this event, or participating as a vendor, please click on the picture above.   See you there!

Natomas drive-by shooting injures 10-year-old girl


A 10-year-old girl was injured in a drive-by shooting in north Natomas late Saturday night.

The shooting was on the 4900 block of Alterra Way at 11:11 p.m., according to Sacramento police. One or more individuals shot at an occupied residence and fled. The girl was inside the home when she was struck.

Relatives took the injured girl in their vehicle but were met by an ambulance to take her to an area hospital. Police described the child's injuries as non-life-threatening.

No information was immediately available on the shooter or shooters.


Half Off Any Beverage at Peet's After 12 Noon in October

Half Off Any Beverage at Peet's After 12 Noon in October

Looking to save 50% off your afternoon hit of caffeine? Peet's Coffee & Tea is offering 50% off any beverage made in the store after 12 noon through Oct. 31... Read More

Sactoberfest-ing!

Sactoberfest-ing!

This past weekend, the 3folders–and almost 5,000 of our closest friends–experienced the joy that is Sactoberfest. An abundance of beer (German and local), pretzels, local eats, carnival rides, and the best Bavarian music this side of Munich made for a memorable experience.

But what Sactoberfest truly accomplishes for our community is demonstrate just what a beer connoisseuring (yes, we know that’s not a real word) region we’ve become–and arguably have always been. ... Read More

One Weekend, 500 animals, $20 Adoption Special!

 One Weekend, 500 animals, $20 Adoption Special!

The Bradshaw Animal Shelter again teams up for the Empty Our Shelters Project, October 17-19. For this one weekend, pet adoptions are just $20. A goal of adopting 500 animals to loving homes has been challenged for this intensive effort by Sacramento County, Yolo County, Sacramento SPCA, City of Sacramento and Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary.

Last year, our area shelters found 526 animals permanent homes in three days and were nationally recognized by the ASPCA. The County’s Bradshaw Animal Shelter stood out with the most adoptions – 179! With unending desire to help animals and a good dose of competitive spirit, the Bradshaw Shelter hopes the community will once again come together to be a part of something big by helping to end homelessness for shelter animals.

2014 Weekly Challenge #40: Where's Your MOJO?

2014 Weekly Challenge #40: Where's Your MOJO?
2014 Weekly Challenge #40: Where's Your MOJO?

This week is all about excuses.

We all have them. The reasons we give ourselves, and others, for not doing what we know is best, or what we promised ourselves or others we'd do. But this time we're not just talking about being a couple minutes late to work, or not getting all the laundry done...we're talking about health, fitness, and overall MOJO.

Have you found your MOJO? If not...why not?