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Elk Grove to Celebrate Independence Day With Annual Firework Show

Elk Grove to Celebrate Independence Day With Annual Firework Show

The City of Elk Grove will celebrate Independence Day with the 19th annual Salute to the Red, White and Blue festivities on July 4 at the Elk Grove Regional Park. 

Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with the opening of vendor exhibits followed by the “Let Freedom Ride” Bike and Stroller Parade at 5:30 p.m. and entertainment from the Sacramento Single Squares, beach rock music by Safety Orange, and a glow show by Obsidian Butterfly beginning at 6 p.m.  

Opening ceremonies featuring the presentation of the colors and performance of the national anthem by the winner of the City’s 2nd annual O Say Can You Sing national anthem contest.Fireworks will light up Elk Grove’s southeast skies beginning at 9:30 pm from the Kloss Softball Complex... Read More

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ABC Art and Music

ABC Art and Music
ABC Art and Music
07-08-2015 - 07-08-2015
Sacramento Public Library
Admission: Free
(916) 264-2920
Start Time(s): Wed 3:30pm-4:30pm
Listen to a reading of Jazz A-B-Z by Wynton Marsalis during this Art Beast program 
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Residents: Overgrown, vacant lot caught fire despite complaints to Sacramento

SACRAMENTO - Complaints to the city of Sacramento about a fire-prone field are coming to light Monday after the south Sacramento field caught fire and then spread to two homes.

Sunday afternoon's 2-acre grass fire along Jacinto Avenue has left behind a charred field, blackened fences and burnt and boarded homes. Residents along Sunnyfield Way said no one from the city ever responded to their complaints about the field being a fire hazard.

They called and called because they were concerned about the vacant lot along Jacinto Avenue and Starburst Way.

Grass fire burns two South Sacramento homes

Sacramento firefighters battled a blaze that burned more than two acres and left two homes severely damaged Sunday afternoon in South Sacramento. Fire crews say the high dry weeds coupled with the wind and the heat gave this fire the fuel to move quickly toward nearly a dozen homes on Sunnyfield Way near Starburst Way.

"We are really concerned with sources of ignition," Sacramento Fire spokesperson Chris Harvey said. "Fireworks, barbecues, cigarettes, anything that is going to be a source of ignition near a dry field like this is going to be trouble."

Firefighters managed to contain the fire to two homes. For hours they doused the charred field, trying to put out hot spots. However, another one popped up after they left, near the fence of a home a few doors down. Homeowners took out hoses in an effort to keep the fire from spreading before the fire department returned.

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Cosumnes River College Sculpture and Ceramic Arts Club Exhibit

Cosumnes River College Sculpture and Ceramic Arts Club Exhibit
Cosumnes River College Sculpture and Ceramic Arts Club Exhibit
07-03-2015 - 07-23-2015
Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
Admission: Free
(916) 685-5992
Start Time(s): Wednesdays-Saturdays 11am-4pm 1st Friday (7/3) 4pm-7pm
This exhibit will feature works from the Cosumnes River College Sculpture and Ceramic Arts Club. At the reception, community artists will be showing and selling a variety of original artwork.
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Shots fired in busy South Sac parking lot, 1 killed

A shooting in South Sacramento in the middle of a busy Sunday morning killed one man and left bullet holes in a fast food restaurant. Officers said the shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. along Meadowview Road near Freeport Boulevard.

Latest animal mutilation discovery has surveillance video

A disturbing discovery was mad near the light rail tracks in Sacramento this weekend, when a man found several bags containing the remains of animals.

The man said he was walking along the light rail line near 26th Avenue Saturday evening when he found the bags. Inside, were the beheaded remains of two chickens, a rat and a goat, and a catfish.

"I saw an animal laying on the tracks," said Chris Knepp. "I noticed that it was a small goat, it's head was cut off. It's head was next to body."

Animal control officers responded and took the remains. They said there have been 16 similar cases of discarded animal remains in the Sacramento area over the last few months.