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Celebrate Mardi PAWS with Three Sacramento Animal Shelters

Celebrate Mardi PAWS with Three Sacramento Animal Shelters

Three Sacramento animal shelters will kick off a Mardi PAWS cat adoption event on Tuesday, March 8 – “Fat Tuesday.”  Through March 13, the Sacramento SPCA, City of Sacramento Animal Care Services and Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation will offer half-off cat adoption fees in celebration of Mardi Gras.

“Spring is on its way, and with the warmer weather Sacramento animal shelters are beginning to experience an influx of homeless cats and kittens,” said Rick Johnson, Sacramento SPCA Executive Director.  “The Mardi PAWS half-off cat adoption event is a fun way for Sacramento animal shelters to encourage the adoption of cats at the beginning of this especially busy time of year.”

Visit your local animal shelter during the Mardi PAWS cat adoption event and take home a new friend at half the cost (and receive festive Mardi PAWS beads with every adoption)! 

For more information go to:

www.sspca.org<

Sacramento woman gets trapped inside burning home

SACRAMENTO, CA - An elderly woman was taken to the hospital after she was trapped inside her south Sacramento burning home.

Sacramento fire crews responded to the home on the 7200 block of Nomad Way, which was engulfed by flames.

The woman suffered third degree burns over 50 percent of her body. She was taken to UC Davis Medical Center's burn unit.

Firefighters said they were hindered by security bars on the doors and windows which had to be cut before crews could reach the victim.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Sacramento couple arrested for sexual assault, pimping victim

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento Police Department arrested a married couple allegedly involved with a sexual assault victim.

Dante Bowens, 36, was arrested on Jan. 30 for a sexual assault incident that happened on Howe Avenue and Folsom Boulevard, said Sgt. Norm Leong.

Tamaia Faletogo, 32, was arrested Wednesday, at her home on 7200 block of Willow West Court, for pimping and pandering the sexual assault victim, said Leong.

Sacramento police are investigating the assault and believe there may be more victims.

Crisis Nursery- March 2, 2010

Parents who are dealing  with stressful situations such as job loss, illness or relationship issues sometimes forget that those pressures and stress can be felt by the children. Before the issues escalate to a point where the children are at risk, there is a resource available where parents can drop their children off in a safe environment where they will be protected and well taken care of. 

The Sacramento Children's Home Crisis Nursery is a 24 hour day care facility that enables parents of children ages 0-5 years old to drop their children off for a period of up to thirty days. During that time parents can look for work, cope with a family crisis or simply take a "parental time out."  

Access Sacramento celebrates its 25th with "Welcome to Neighborhood News" event

Access Sacramento celebrates its 25th with "Welcome to Neighborhood News" event

Access Sacramento invites you to help celebrate our 25th year of operation on Saturday, March 12 from noon to 4pm at the Coloma Community Center, 4623 T Street Sacramento. Access Sacramento will welcome participation by Sacramento County residents, artists and musicians, major media organizations and nonprofit groups.

Showcased in the Coloma Auditorium will be major media contributors such as The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Press, KCRA Channel 3, KXTV News 10 and many others. City, County, and State agencies will also participate celebrating “Sunshine Week”, encouraging the open and transparent sharing of information by all government agencies. (www.SunshineWeek.org).  Learn how these organizations encourage “community reporting” from you and your neighbors.

Access Sacramento will demonstrate its “green studio” and show how easy it is to create public service announcements other video programs.

Think your pet is cuter than this?

Think your pet is cuter than this?

Local resident Tim Kwong sent in this photo of his daughter's dog "Bailey Hansel."

Think your dog is cuter than this? Send us a photo to writer@news10.net and we'll feature your furry family member!

Allaye Chan Law - February 28, 2011

Dealing with financial issues can be stressful and can impact other areas of life. It can be hard to concentrate at work, when money worries are constant and personal relationships can be impacted as well when the bills keep coming but the money to cover them doesn't.  However, there are options to rescue those who are drowning in debt and that lifeline, can help get those in financial trouble, back on the road to recovery.

Former Sacramento County social worker sentenced after theft plea

SACRAMENTO, CA - A former Sacramento County social worker pleaded no contest to one felony charge of grand theft and an enhancement she stole more than $200,000 in public funds.

Then, Julie Mee Vue, 40, was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay $278,777.52 in restitution, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office.

Vue worked for the county's In Home Supportive Services program from March 2006 to May 2008. Another social worker reported suspicions about Vue's activities just days after she left the agency.

Vue had faced 13 counts of theft-related charges. She was extradited from Arkansas to California to face charges last year.

Goats herded back to safety after getting loose in Sacramento County

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA - Roughly 600 goats made it home to a farm near Galt after they wandered free through a broken fence Saturday night.

About 40 of the animals were killed when they made their way onto Interstate 5, causing several collisions and a massive traffic backup.

"I'm just happy nobody was seriously injured, or worse," livestock owner Terry Adams said. "I'm sad to lose a few goats, but that's small in comparison to what could have happened."

The California Highway Patrol said no drivers were seriously injured in the collisions and they had no plans to charge Adams with anything in connection to the traffic accident.

Adams said he was given a citation by Animal Control for having animals on the loose and at large.

At least 43 goats were killed on the interstate, or had to be put down because of their injuries. Adams said it was fortunate that many more animals did not get on the busy road.

2 men shot Sunday morning in Sacramento, possibly over drugs

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento police think a marijuana deal gone bad resulted in two men being shot Sunday morning.

Sacramento Police Sgt. Michael Lange said officers responded to reports of gunshots at 35th St. and 4th Ave. at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Officers found a 35-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his leg.

Lange said the victim, who owns a mobile home unit parked on the street, informed officers there was another shooting victim somewhere in the area.

Officers attempted to locate the second victim, but did not find him. Lange said he turned up later at the VA Medical Center-Mather, also with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Sgt. Lange said a large amount of marijuana found on scene points towards the shooting being drug related. It appears that one party may have tried to steal the drugs from the other.

Police are still trying to piece together what happened this morning, Lange said, including who the suspects are and who the victims are.