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Closure on R Street Due to Street Construction

Closure on R Street Due to Street Construction

Friday, March 27, 9 a.m. to Wednesday April 1 to 6 a.m. - 16th and R street intersection closed

The intersection of 16th and R streets will be closed to all traffic, 24 hours a day, beginning Friday morning, March 27, through Wednesday morning, April 1 to safely reconstruct the intersection. Motorists will be required to detour around the intersection, which will be clearly identified by the use of message boards and construction signs. The detour will be S Street to 14th Street then onto Q Street, which will take them back to 16th Street around the project. The complete closure will allow the work to take place over one holiday weekend as opposed to closures for consecutive weekends.

Man rescued by emergency crews in American River


A man who allegedly wanted to go for a swim in the American River had to be rescued by emergency crews Friday morning. Around 10:30 a.m. a man was seen in the water near Tiscornia Park, along Jibboom Street.

Sacramento Fire rescue crews went into the water to find him, and pulled him out. Crews performed CPR on the man as he was rushed to a nearby hospital. No word on his condition at this time.

Officials say even though the temperatures are warming up, and a quick swim seems like a safe idea, there are hidden dangers in the cold water.

Beloved Sacramento K9 expecting puppies


A retired Sacramento Police K9 named Bodie turned 7 Friday with news he will now be a father.

Bodie and the mother of the litter, Brixi vom Valkyre, are expecting pups at the end of April, the Sacramento Police Canine Association said in a recent Facebook post.

Born in Bergen, Germany as Ibo an de langen Furt, police renamed the dog Bodie, short for bodacious, when he joined the K9 force. In 2012, Bodie was shot by a suspect while saving his handler's life. He recovered from his wounds, but retired from police work.

Excitement builds for Elk Grove running event all to benefit youth sports scholarships

Excitement builds for Elk Grove running event all to benefit youth sports scholarships

As a mom of two boys, Tamra Rickman felt she needed to do more than just remind her sons to do their chores and finish their homework. She wanted something for them to do as family. She encouraged her sons to take up sports and thought there would be plenty of benefits to them being on a team.

“It gave them a sense of responsibility. It gave us something to talk about. Sports also teach time management, teamwork and being prepared,” said Rickman, whose sons have played soccer and baseball.

The challenge was figuring out how to pay for all the expenses associated with playing a team sport. From the registration fees, to the uniforms and gear, and in some cases, the cost of travelling to games and events, the price to play can be in the hundreds or thousands of dollars.

But that’s where the Elk Grove Youth Sports Foundation(EGYSF) comes in.

Firefighters battles two-alarm fire in downtown Sacramento


ID=70478508Firefighters were busy Thursday morning as they battled a three-alarm fire in downtown Sacramento, according to Sacramento Fire Department spokesperson Robert Padilla.

The fire was discovered in the basement of the vacant Biltmore Hotel. Firefighters shut down J and 10 Streets as they worked to quickly contain the fire.

More than 70 firefighters were called in to battle the fire according to Padilla. There were no reports of any injuries according to Padilla. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Robert S. Nelsen named Sacramento State's new president


Robert S. Nelsen was named the new president of California State University, Sacramento on Wednesday, the California State University Office of the Chancellor said.

Nelsen will be the eighth permanent president of Sacramento State, replacing Alexander Gonzalez at the end of June, according to the chancellor's office.

"Sacramento State has truly become a destination campus where students receive a transformative educational experience that prepares them for success in the future," Nelson said. "The opportunity to work alongside the many dedicated faculty and staff who guide students along that journey and prepare them for achievements beyond the classroom is incredibly exciting."

Nelsen served as president of the University of Texas Pan-America, where he established a new University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley campus.