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Sacramento Fire Department uses new live streaming app to keep public informed

Sacramento Fire Department uses new live streaming app to keep public informed


The Sacramento Fire Department has been serving the community since 1872, making it the oldest paid fire department west of the Mississippi, according to the department's spokesman Roberto Padilla. Now, the department is among the first few fire departments in California to utilize a new app to further inform the public in the case of an emergency.

'Periscope' is a new social media app that allows users to broadcast live pictures from their cell phone camera to a potentially global audience. The app runs through Twitter, and users can connect with an audience in real time through their cellphones. It operates similarly to a live chat room with a video stream.

According to Periscope's website, the creators wanted to "build the closest thing to teleportation."

Can California force Uber to guard passenger privacy?

Can California force Uber to guard passenger privacy?

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State Indian Museum Presents “Just for Kids” Native American Book Sale – 4/21-25

State Indian Museum Presents “Just for Kids” Native American Book Sale – 4/21-25

In celebration of the Museum’s 75th anniversary happening this year, the State Indian Museum and California State Parks are proud to present a “Just for Kids” Native American Book Sale on Tuesday, April 21 through Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Given the important role books and reading play in shaping the lives of youngsters, this is an important opportunity to provide education about Native American culture -- for now and for the future.  These books help youngsters learn Native stories and legends, and are suitable for storytelling both at home and in the classroom.  With special discounts offered only during the sale, this is a great opportunity for teachers and parents to stock up and save.

Carmichael Park Community Band Festival June 6 & 7 2015

Carmichael Park Community Band Festival   June 6 & 7 2015

Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7   2015

The Sacramento Valley Symphonic Band Association presents the annual Carmichael Park Community Band Festival, Carmichael Park Amphitheater. With 15 concert bands, this is one of the largest community band festivals in California for over 20 years.  There will be music from noon to 7 pm Saturday and  11 am to 7 pm Sunday.  Bring the entire family, a picnic, lawn chairs, sun hat, and enjoy two lovely afternoons of music!

Admission: FREE

Parking: FREE

Location: Carmichael Park: 5750 Grant Ave. Carmichael 95608  (southeast corner of the park; Fair Oaks Blvd. between Grant and North)

http://maps.google.com/?q=carmichael+park+amphitheater+5750+grant

Sacramento Kings Announce First Visit to Mexico to Play in NBA Global Games 2015

Sacramento Kings Announce First Visit to Mexico to Play in NBA Global Games 2015
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I-80 reduced to one lane for weekend commuters


Eastbound Interstate 80 will be reduced to one lane for 55 hours from 10 p.m. Friday, April 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 20 for road maintenance.

The West El Camino off-ramp on northbound Highway 99 will also be closed.

The California Department of Transportation is expecting eastbound traffic is be heavy at the Hwy 50 and I-80 interchange at the West El Camino off-ramp.

Caltrans encourages drivers headed to the Davis area to detour to east Hwy 50, using I-5 northbound to reconnect with I-80 in North Natomas to avoid traffic.

All eastbound I-80 work zones will be limited to a 55 mile-per-hour speed limit from the Sacramento River to Watt Avenue. California Highway Patrol will be onsite for enforcement.


Police: toddler puts SUV in gear, dodge rolls into neighbor's house


A 2-year-old boy and his 6-year-old sibling were transported to a Sacramento hospital to be medically evaluated after the younger child put the family SUV into gear and it slammed into a neighbor's home Friday morning.

According to Sacramento police Officer Doug Morrison, the two children and a 9-year-old sibling were left in the SUV in the garage with the motor running to warm up the vehicle. Morse said the 2 year old was not in a child restraint seat and he put the SUV in gear. It rolled backward into a house across the street.

The 9 year old suffered bumps but was not taken to the hospital.

Morse said the children's mother was nearby at the time.

This was in the 3900 block of Belden Street a little before 8 a.m.