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Parents arrested following Sacramento infant's death

SACRAMENTO – A Sacramento couple were arrested after their 3-month-old son died Saturday.

Sacramento Police Department spokesperson Michelle Gigante said firefighters were dispatched to an apartment on the 2900 block of North Meadows Dr. at 6:11 p.m. Thursday in response to a call for medical aid. Responders took Tyrese Smith to an area hospital with undisclosed injuries, but due to his critical condition, rerouted him to UC Davis Medical Center.

Detectives responded to UC Davis and began an investigation into Tyrese's condition, interviewing his mother, Ashleigh Smith, 27, and father Terry Scott, 19. Both were subsequently booked into Sacramento County Jail on felony child abuse/neglect charges Thursday night, Gigante said.

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An an old abandoned power plant in the River District will soon get new life.

SACRAMENTO, CA - An an old abandoned power plant in the River District will soon get new life.

The historic Pacific Gas and Electric plant is a a decaying reminder of what once powered homes and businesses; but it will get another chance to energize the community, in a whole new way, once it transforms into the Powerhouse Science Center.

It will be a relocation and expansion of the Discovery Museum Science and Space Center, which has been around for 60 years.

Existing features like the planetarium and the Challenger Learning Center will get a major upgrade and several interactive galleries will be added. High tech and hands on, the new facility is meant to be more than just a museum.

Ray Burnell of the Discovery Museum and Science Center said it will be a new paradigm of a science center.

2nd Annual "Dog Days of Summer" Show July 31 - September 20

 2nd Annual "Dog Days of Summer" Show    July 31 - September 20

A Benefit for Front Street Animal Shelter  

Come celebrate our canine and feline friends at "Dog Days of Summer", and support a great cause! This year's show will be a fundraiser for Front Street Animal Shelter, and will run from July 31st - September 20, 2014. Artwork includes paintings, sculptures, and a collection of original art refrigerator magnets. There's something for every animal lover!

A portion of each art sale will go to assist Front Street Animal Shelter with their mission to provide quality care for more than 11,000 animals that come to the shelter each year. Your support helps to provide emergency and advanced veterinary care for sick or injured animals, and funding for adoption programs that help shelter pets find their "forever" homes.  Your support helps save lives!

Dawson's Delights with Wine Pairing Dinners

Dawson's Delights with Wine Pairing Dinners

I bumped into a few familiar faces the other night when I was attending the monthly wine pairing dinner at Dawson's. Turns out that they are regulars at these prix fixe feasts. I knew my friend Kristy, AKA Cavegrrl was a regular with her boyfriend Andy. I also ran into Barbara and her extended family. She used to be a coworker at CalPERS but it turns out we are both retirees, now that I just worked my last day. 
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About 50 evacuated due to punctured gas line in Oak Park area

SACRAMENTO - A ruptured gas line forced the evacuation of about 50 people and the closure of Broadway in Sacramento Friday morning.

Sacramento firefighters at the scene said the two-inch line was punctured during construction work in the area.

PG&E crews responded to the scene and shutdown Broadway between 3rd Avenue and 34th Street as they worked to stop the leak.

The leak was capped and the gas was shut off shortly before 1 p.m. PG&E spokesperson Brandi Ehlers said it took about three hours to repair the leak after gas was shut off.

After a final inspection, residents were able to go back to their homes before the evening.

The Art of Juan Cervantes, Hector Gonzalez and Friends

The Art of Juan Cervantes, Hector Gonzalez and Friends
The Art of Juan Cervantes, Hector Gonzalez and Friends
07-27-2014 - 07-27-2014
Washington Neighborhood Center
Admission: Free
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Front Street Shelter's Pet Food Pantry Empty!

Front Street Shelter's Pet Food Pantry Empty!

The Front Street Animal Shelter provides 3,000 - 5,000 pounds of pet food to pet owners in need every week. Since establishing the program three years ago this is the first time the pantry has been empty. The program is 100% donation based and provides pet food to thousands of Sacramento residents. The resources are available to all Sacramento residents with the goal of helping keeping animals in their original homes and out of the shelter.

If you are interested in donating to the pet pantry program the Front Street Shelter is located at 2127 Front Street Sacramento, CA 95818. Hours of operation: Wednesday - Sunday from 9am - 5pm.