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Family of three escapes injury in South Sacramento blaze

SACRAMENTO -- A pre-dawn fire on Moorefield Way in South Sacramento displaced a family of three Monday.

Bonnie Shui and her husband were sleeping when their son woke them up by yelling that there was a fire outside.

Shiu's son, Jesse Chan, said he heard noises coming from outside the front door around 1 a.m. and noticed flames coming from the porch. That's when he ran to his parents' room and woke them up.

Chan and his father attempted to douse the flames with water from the garden hose but to no avail.

"Me and my dad, we tried to put out the fire with the hose, but it didn't work... the flames were just too big," Chan said.

As the blaze spread to the second story, Shui quickly dialed 911. She was able to grab her purse and their small dog before escaping through the garage. All three managed to get out of the house without injury.

Health officials: Patient tested negative for the Ebola virus

A patient at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center tested negative for the Ebola virus, health officials said Thursday night.

"We are pleased with the negative outcome of the Ebola test and wish the patient a speedy recovery," California Department of Public Health (CDHP) Director and state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman said. "The case in Sacramento County demonstrates that the system is working. This patient was quickly identified, appropriate infection control procedures were implemented, and public health authorities were notified."

Fans head to Levi's Stadium on the train

Fans head to Levi's Stadium on the train

With the San Francisco 49ers' first game at their new Levi's Stadium set for Sunday, some in the Central Valley are seeing the Capitol Corridor Amtrak train as the best way to get there, while saving both time and money.

"I cannot wait. I cannot wait. I mean, the first train - I will probably be on it because I want to go to the 49er game. I do not like the drive," said Carrie Croteau, as she stood in line at the Sacramento Amtrak station ticket window.

Several Sunday trains can get you Levi's Stadium in time for 49ers games for $55.50 round trip, that includes a 25 percent discount Amtrak is providing through April 2015. The trip should take about 2 hours and 40 minutes, according to Amtrak.

The trains drop passengers within a short five minute walk of the stadium, eliminating the need to pay for parking.

Noted California zoo director dies while on a trip

Noted California zoo director dies while on a trip

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Officials say the executive director of a zoo in Northern California has died unexpectedly during a trip overseas.

Mary Healy, the executive director and chief executive officer of the Sacramento Zoo, died Thursday while traveling to the Galapagos Islands.

Zoo spokeswoman Tonja Candelaria said Saturday the 61-year-old Healy had left a port in Ecuador by ship when she suffered a cerebral aneurysm and was declared brain dead.

Candelaria says Healy was headed to the Galapagos Islands on business and vacation to see animals in the wild and their habitats. Healy's husband was traveling with her.

The widely respected Healy, who had been the Sacramento Zoo's director for nearly 15 years, also worked at zoos in Texas and South Carolina and at a Disney animal park in Florida.

Classic cars cruise streets of Sacramento

Classic cars cruise streets of Sacramento

Hundreds of classic cars will be cruising down Sacramento streets Saturday afternoon during this year's California Automobile Museum Car Cruise.

The route starts at Sacramento State University at 4 p.m. as cars drive down Fair Oaks Boulevard and Fulton Avenue.

The event ends with a huge car show between El Camino and Marconi Avenue and will feature a beer garden, food trucks and a music festival.

People can register their classic ride at Sac State starting at 1 p.m. The on-site fee is $50.

You can find all the information about the California Automobile Museum Car Cruise at http://bit.ly/1shkv7P

Demolition of Burned House

Demolition of Burned House

Sacramento -- Demolition started this week on a South Sacramento house destroyed by an early morning fire on July 5 at 6100 Dias Avenue. Neighborhood rumors say an illegal bottle rocket landed on the roof igniting the blaze. All residents were away for the July 4th holiday when fire destroyed their home. Sacramento Firefighters responded at the scene about 3:15 a.m. preventing the inferno from spreading along Dias Avenue and into Travelodge Mobile Home Park containing 222 mobile homes, many with children in residence.

Email chain shows homeowners pressured city staff to block Sacramento River access

Email chain shows homeowners pressured city staff to block Sacramento River access

SACRAMENTO - Homeowners on two riverfront cul-de-sacs pressured city staff to block public access from their neighborhood to the Sacramento River for at least five years before the residents erected fences on their own.

That information is contained in scores of email exchanges dating back a decade provided by the city of Sacramento in response to a Public Records Act request from News10.

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