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V103 Rockfest Set for Saturday October 4th at Rio Ramaza Marina

V103 Rockfest Set for Saturday October 4th at Rio Ramaza Marina

Hundreds of rock fans will converge on Rio Ramaza Marina in Sacramento this Saturday for the V103 Rockfest, featuring local, regional and nationally know acts.  Seventeen bands on 2 stages will kick off the event at noon, which will culminate with headliner, Alien Ant Farm. Its an epic day of music planned just for you. This is an event for fans of all ages as a Kids Zone and "Stairway to Stardom" area will be set up and ready to receive even the youngest rockers. No need to go hungry either! With plenty of food/drink vendors and a warm Fall day, rock fans must not miss this early Autumn blast of the best Sacramento has to offer.  Tickets are 20 dollars pre-sale and 25 on the day of the show: http://www.v103rockfest.com/tickets.php    Come party with us on the 4th!

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Sacramento, Placer, Yolo counties now on Citizen Alert emergency notification system


Three Sacramento-area counties are now part of a state-of-the art emergency alert system in order to better inform residents about emergencies.

Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties have coordinated with the California Office of Emergency Services to bring residents the Citizen Alert program. Using a variety of communication means, Citizen Alert brings timely information about emergency events quickly to subscribers.

Residents will only receive alerts that are critical and time-sensitive, including: flooding, levee failures, severe weather, disaster events, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods in specific geographic locations.

Sacramento Int'l Airport considering solar array


ID=16486819It costs a lot of money to keep the lights on at Sacramento International Airport. The airport's electric bill is more than $250,000 per month and nearly $3.5 million each year. Sacramento County officials would like to see that number drop, and they think building a solar array site could help.

Currently, Sacramento County is seeking proposals to develop the site, and that includes looking for a developer or development team to design and operate the system. According to News10's partners at the Sacramento Business Journal, there are two potential sites for the array on the north and east side of the airport property.

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Sacramento mayor discusses Measure L and the city's future at town hall


ID=16471875Students packed a college dining hall Monday night to hear Mayor Kevin Johnson discuss the city's future.

During a town hall at California State University Johnson talked about the downtown arena, the potential for a Major League Soccer team in Sacramento and economic development.

He also spoke about Measure L, a November ballot measure which proposes increasing the mayor's authority. The mayor used the town hall to explain why he wants the power to propose budgets and hire a police chief and city manager.

He says some students didn't know the city manager controlled those responsibilities.

Stepmother blames drugs for dog drowning suspect's behavior


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CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. - The stepmother of a man accused of drowning a 12-year-old border collie by attaching a bowling ball to the dog's collar blames his long history of drug abuse for his behavior.

"He's basically a good kid," Judy Meek said about her estranged stepson. "But the drugs got hold of him."

According to a criminal complaint and supporting police report, 47-year-old William "Billy" Meek told his girlfriend he would take her dog, Zelda, to an animal shelter after a biting incident in early June.

Sacramento Museums Fall for Halloween & Harvest Fun in October

Sacramento Museums Fall for Halloween & Harvest Fun in October

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.  In October, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are offering fun Halloween and harvest-related events and activities sure to get guests in a festive spirit, including:

 

“Going Batty” at the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center -- October 4 & 5