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Sacramento Fire Department uses new live streaming app to keep public informed

Sacramento Fire Department uses new live streaming app to keep public informed


The Sacramento Fire Department has been serving the community since 1872, making it the oldest paid fire department west of the Mississippi, according to the department's spokesman Roberto Padilla. Now, the department is among the first few fire departments in California to utilize a new app to further inform the public in the case of an emergency.

'Periscope' is a new social media app that allows users to broadcast live pictures from their cell phone camera to a potentially global audience. The app runs through Twitter, and users can connect with an audience in real time through their cellphones. It operates similarly to a live chat room with a video stream.

According to Periscope's website, the creators wanted to "build the closest thing to teleportation."

$150,000 grant will aid kids with cerebral palsy

$150,000 grant will aid kids with cerebral palsy

Sacramento State has received a two-year, $150,000 grant from the Thrasher Research Fund to study how intensive, home-based treadmill training could help young children with cerebral palsy learn to walk independently... Read More

Missing Sacramento State student located deceased


A Sacramento State student who had not been seen or been in contact with anyone since April 2 has been found.

Sacramento County sheriff's Sgt. Lisa Bowmas said the body of 30-year-old Robert Ziroyan was found in Solano County on Sunday, April 12.

The Solano County coroner will be conducting an investigation to determine the circumstances, manner and cause of death, Bowman said.

A water-saving wash and style haircut that lasts a week?


SACRAMENTO - With the drought only getting worse in California, Gov. asked Californians to reduce usage by 20 percent.

One Sacramento hair salon has pitched in by encouraging infrequent hair washing.

Studies show you can use two and a half to four gallons of water per minute when you shower. Hair stylists said keeping showers short, or maybe even eliminating a couple a week, can result in some nice water conservation.

My Blow Dry Studio offers a wash and style that stylists said can last up to a week. The owner of the east Sacramento salon, Sandra Bailey, said that in turn, clients can go days between washing.

Bailey said she's passionate about conserving water and helping others do the same.

"You can have a style and not waste all that water," she said. "We're doing our part as far as water conservation goes. Every little bit helps."

One injured in east Sacramento house fire


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A person was critically injured in a fire in east Sacramento on Friday, a fire department representative said.

The blaze was at a duplex in the 5600 block of Moddison Avenue.

Sacramento Fire Department spokesperson Roberto Padilla said there was heavy damage to the residence.

A neighbor reported hearing an explosion and she said a man was badly burned. She thought the fire started in the roof. The other duplex was also damaged.

Padilla said the patient was transported to UC Davis Medical Center.

The origin of the fire is under investigation.


Outstanding faculty, students recognized

Outstanding faculty, students recognized

This month, Sacramento State is honoring numerous faculty members for their commitment to research, teaching, scholarly activity and service, in addition to celebrating the efforts of exemplary student-researchers... Read More

Swastika taken down from east Sacramento home


A controversial display at a River Park home in Sacramento was torn down by a man who told bystanders he was, "an American patriot."

Neighbors in the 3000 block of Moddison Avenue Street said a man pulled up in a white truck at approximately 7 p.m., tore down the display that included American and Israeli flags with swastikas on them along with the figure of a green-clad soldier. A Palestinian flag beside the display was left alone.

The unknown man then put up his own sign that said, in part, "God bless Israel and every soul in it. We are not Europe,' and 'God Bless America."

Cell phone video shot by a bystander showed the man tearing down the display that had been put up about two weeks ago. An eyewitness said several neighbors had clapped as the display was torn to the ground.