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Free Peet's Javiva with Purchase Thru Monday

Free Peet's Javiva with Purchase Thru Monday

Peet's has introduced Javiva Blended, a new blended iced coffee beverage. The name, which is supposed to invoke "coffee and life" is "the only made-to-order blended iced coffee drinks in the U.S. that is made with fresh brewed coffee," according..... Read More

Garth Brooks performed his first of six shows in Sacramento Friday night. Fans and area businesses are benefiting.


SACRAMENTO - The thunder rolled at Sleep Train Arena Friday night as Garth Brooks opened up a six-show concert series.

"There are five places in the world if you ask Garth Brooks where you want to play. Sacramento is one of the five," the county music legend said before his show Friday.

His fans have been anxious for him to return to California's capital.

"We've been waiting 23 years," fan Kaytee Sanders said.

Area businesses are looking forward to a boost from the back-to-back shows, as well.

The staff at The Original Mel's Diner off Arena Boulevard came in early Friday and they were ready for a rush.

"Everyone is expected to work overtime, if we get busy, which we're hoping," server Gabriel Ahmad said.

Dog'gone Good Fun Day in the Park this Sunday, March 29th, at Rusch Park Citrus Heights

Dog'gone Good Fun Day in the Park this Sunday, March 29th, at Rusch Park Citrus Heights

Every year Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Club (rescue) puts on an annual event called "Dog'gone Good Fun Day at the Park". It's open to the public and we invite all spayed/neutered, mixed bred dogs and purebreds to come and play in the park and have a "dog'gone good fun day in the park".  The event is Sunday, March 29th at Rusch Park in Citrus Heights.  

Obedience, rally and canine good citizenship tests are in the morning with raffles and doggie diva costume contests at lunch around noon.  There are food concessions and raffles...you can even buy your doggies a new collar or costume, if you didn't bring one with you.  Ladies have been busy baking and will offer "feel good food" for sale.

All Aboard…Steam Train Rides Return to the Sacramento Southern Railroad on 4/11!

All Aboard…Steam Train Rides Return to the  Sacramento Southern Railroad on 4/11!

Soon after the opening weekend of the 32nd consecutive season of excursion train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad on Easter weekend (April 4 & 5, 2015), California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are pleased to announce vintage steam locomotive Granite Rock No. 10 will return to service on April 11, 2015.  First introduced in May 1997 by the California State Railroad Museum, Granite Rock No. 10 was taken out of service in 2011 for extensive boiler repairs during which time diesel locomotives pulled the excursion trains. Granite Rock No. 10 is an oil-fired steam engine built by the H.K. Porter Co. for the U.S. Army in 1942.

Kings Sign David Wear to a 10-Day Contract

Kings Sign David Wear to a 10-Day Contract

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento Kings announced today that the team has signed... Read More

South Natomas man guilty of murdering his 9-year-old son with a hatchet


A south Natomas man has been found guilty of murdering his 9-year-old son.

Phillip Raymond Hernandez was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder and the use of a weapon for the death of his son, Matthew Hernandez, in February 2013, the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office announced Monday. The district attorney's office said Phillip Hernandez went into his backyard, got a hatchet, broke through a sliding glass door and attacked his son while he slept on the couch.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. Phillip Hernandez was found walking on the street a short time later and arrested.

He faces a potential maximum sentence of 26 years to life in prison, the district attorney's office said.

New Season of Weekend Train Rides & Underground Tours in Old Sac Starts 4/4!

New Season of Weekend Train Rides & Underground Tours in Old Sac Starts 4/4!

Interested in riding the rails along the picturesque Sacramento River?  Or maybe exploring the alluring underground is more your style.  Either way, Old Sacramento State Historic Park has just the ticket with history-rich weekend excursion train rides and crowd-favorite Old Sacramento Underground Tours resuming on April 4 & 5, 2015, with each program offering fun new twists to experience this season.    

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