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Aftershock: A Love Story for 19,000 Rock and Metal Fans

Aftershock: A Love Story for 19,000 Rock and Metal Fans

Discovery Park, Sacramento - The heat was stifling and the dust was enough to make any contact-wearer’s eyes flood. Dirt caked the ripped jean vests and sweaty faces of the crowd; regardless of the drought driven conditions, over 19,000 people flocked to Sacramento’s Discovery Park this weekend to thrash, mosh, and headbang to genre and decade-spanning rock.

I made my way to my first show of Saturday: Pepper. It was a classic Sacramento Summer day. The heat accompanying the blend of rock and reggae, with that wonderful ground-shaking bass in full effect and felt full-force from even the very back of the crowd. 

SacWorldFest 2014 Offers Vibrant Multi-Cultural Music & Dance Line-Up!

SacWorldFest 2014 Offers Vibrant Multi-Cultural Music & Dance Line-Up!

A vibrant and culturally diverse entertainment line-up has been announced for the 7th Annual SacWorldFest, a family-friendly celebration proudly presented by Sacramento State and Wells Fargo Bank. Showcasing cultural diversity through lively music and dance, the annual festival has expanded to a week-long celebration -- September 27 through October 5, 2014 -- with many of the key events taking place on the dynamic college campus.  Plus, Sacramento State will offer FREE parking and easy access for any visitors attending SacWorldFest events.    

Kick-Off Gala at Sac State on Saturday, 9/27 from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

Dining News: 102 Things to Do in Sacramento

Dining News: 102 Things to Do in Sacramento

I didn't grow up here, but I've lived in Sac for most of the last 13 years and I thought I knew most of what there was to do around here. I was wrong... Read More

Reduced lanes and ramp closures through Monday morning on Highway 50

Reduced lanes and ramp closures through Monday morning on Highway 50

Crews will be performing work on Highway 50 this weekend between 15th Street in Sacramento and Jefferson Boulevard in West Sacramento. Expect delays while crews are working and take alternate routes when possible.

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Arden Hills presents wellness seminar about carbohydrates

Arden Hills presents wellness seminar about carbohydrates

Carbohydrates -- should we love them or hate them?

Without question, there are a lot of misconceptions about carbohydrates. Find out what types of carbohydrate are the best sources to benefit your general health and athletic performance at the next complimentary Wellness Education Seminar on Wednesday evening, 9/17, at 6 p.m. at Arden Hills.

For more information about this helpful Wellness Education Seminar at Arden Hills, please call 916-482-6111 or visit http://ardenhills.net/home.php?display=fitness

West Nile virus poses special September threat

West Nile virus poses special September threat


SACRAMENTO - The West Nile virus continues to be a problem throughout California with more than twice the number of human cases compared to same time last year.

All month, public health officials have focused on preventive spraying across the region to combat the West Nile virus. One recent target was Oki Park, near Rosemont. That was good news for those gathered at the park Saturday afternoon, especially for Lyn Piegaro who was diagnosed with West Nile virus several years ago.

"It's debilitating. It's very hard, and I'm guessing for the kids and older people it's even worse, which is why I'm very happy that they spray," Piegaro said.

The website FIGHTtheBITE.net shows recently sprayed areas like the section of the American River just north of Oki Park.

Construction on Hwy. 50 caused traffic delays Saturday

Construction on Hwy. 50 caused traffic delays Saturday


For more than three hours, construction on westbound Highway 50 in Sacramento caused a major traffic back up Saturday afternoon.


Caltrans tweeted
Pioneer Bridge was open around 5:30 p.m. It also said road work would resume at 10 p.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday.

At it's peak, traffic was backed up on Hwy. 50 from 39th Street to Westacre Road. Drivers were also seeing a backup on northbound Interstate 5 and Highway 99.

The traffic was due to the "Sac Decked Out" construction project, which started in the spring and is expected to last 17 months.