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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.

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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.

Yolo County Visitors Bureau Launches “Bak2Sac” Free Train Ride Program

Yolo County Visitors Bureau Launches “Bak2Sac” Free Train Ride Program

The Yolo County Visitors Bureau introduces a new program designed to get bicyclists to ride to Davis, patronize local businesses, and get a free train ticket back to Sacramento on the Capitol Corridor railroad. Called “Bak2Sac,” the program involves several businesses in Davis as co-sponsors who stand to benefit from increased visitation.

“The program is really pretty simple,” says Alan Humason, Executive Director of the YCVB. “Come to Davis on or with your bike, and visit participating businesses to pick up a voucher for a free train ticket back to Sacramento. The voucher is good for any train leaving after 7pm on weekdays and after noon on weekends. Turn in the voucher at the Davis Amtrak station and receive the train ticket, free. Hop on board with your bike and go Bak2Sac!”

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Man pleads guilty in Sacramento sex trafficking case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A 28-year-old Chicago man has pleaded guilty to a sex trafficking offense involving an underage girl in the Sacramento area.

The federal Department of Justice says Marquist Piere Bradford entered his plea Thursday to sex trafficking of children by force.

According to court documents, Bradford recruited a 15-year-old girl to travel from Fresno to Sacramento, where he used her as part of a prostitution operation in early 2012.

Court documents indicate Bradford ran a prostitution business in the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay areas, as well as cities outside California.

At least two of Bradford's victims were younger than 18.

Authorities say Bradford fled from Sacramento to Chicago after law enforcement officers recovered the victim in the case.

He is to be sentenced Oct. 23.

Judge tentatively blocks injunction to halt Sacramento arena

A Sacramento judge has tentatively denied a petitioner' motion for a temporary injunction to halt construction of a sports and entertainment complex in downtown Sacramento.

In issuing the ruling, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Timothy M. Frawley wrote the petitioner did not meet either of two statute requirements for injunctive relief: that the project constitutes an imminent threat to public health and safety or "that [the] arena site contains unforeseen important Native American artifacts or unforeseen important historical, archaeological, or ecological values that would be materially, permanently, and adversely affected by the continued construction or operation of the downtown arena."

Petitioners argued the statute is unconstitutional.

Construction on the project is scheduled to begin this summer.

A court hearing is set for Friday.

New Calistoga Event Brings Community Together with Delectable Harvest Cuisine

New Calistoga Event Brings Community Together with Delectable Harvest Cuisine

The Calistoga Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the first-ever Harvest Table event. Fifteen local restaurants will bring their tables together in the center of downtown Calistoga for a one-of-a-kind experience to celebrate the plentiful harvest season. Visitors and locals alike are invited to dine in the midst of the breathtaking city on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Tickets are limited and prices range between $50 and $150 per person for the best cuisine Calistoga has to offer.