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Bobcat turns up in East Sacramento neighborhood


SACRAMENTO - An East Sacramento woman looked out to find a bobcat in her backyard Monday afternoon.

"I'm in the bathroom looking through the window, and I see a large, what I think is a cat," said Julie, who lives on 39th Street near H Street in Sacramento.

Julie, who did not want to use her last name, said as she watched the animal, it looked her in the eye, then jumped on top of her fence, then down the other side into her neighbor's backyard.

"It's the way that it jumped. It wasn't like normal. It was very graceful," Julie explained. "Sat up there, looked at me for a minute."

Julie called police, who then called fish and game officials. Officials agreed Julie probably saw a bobcat. Fish and game wardens said there have been other possible sightings about a mile south along Folsom Boulevard.

Hornet Racing Team gears up for Formula SAE

Hornet Racing Team gears up for Formula SAE

Anthony Melanson joined the Hornet Racing Team only last spring, but the Sacramento State junior is all in this year as the squad begins to gear up for its annual competition this summer in Lincoln, Neb... Read More

Local 'child genius' competes in reality TV show

Local 'child genius' competes in reality TV show


Tanishq Abraham, 10, of Sacramento, was one of the youngest people to graduate high school.

His intelligence was ranked in the top 10th of a percent in the nation. Now at 11, the child prodigy was vying for the title of "Child Genius" through America Mensa's TV competition.

The Lifetime reality show featured 20 of the brightest young minds in the country as they competed for a shot at a $100,000 scholarship. "I know it's a very big prize but it's just for fun as well," said Tanishq Abraham, whose goal is to get a PhD by the time he's eligible for his driver's license.

The full time college student, who attends American River College, admitted he was a bit nervous going into the eight-week competition, but took it all in stride.

"I wasn't scared. I was having fun, playing with the other kids," said Tanishq.

Sac State names new University Library dean

Sac State names new University Library dean

Amy Kautzman has been appointed the new dean of Sacramento State’s University Library effective Monday, March 2. Kautzman currently serves as the associate university librarian, Academic Services, at the University of California, Davis... Read More

Central Valley commute patterns signal regional shift

Central Valley commute patterns signal regional shift

STOCKTON — Over the past 35 years, the northern San Joaquin Valley, including San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties, has become increasingly tied to the economy of Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. Nowhere is that more obvious than in the explosive growth in the numbers of Central Valley workers who commute north and west every day... Read More

Strong winds could send outdoor holiday decorations flying


The strong winds expected with the impending storm this week could take down many items, including people's outdoor holiday decorations.

The holiday cheer is in full effect in east Sacramento's "Fabulous Forties." The area is decked out with colorful lights and large decorations. But at least for one resident, things are somewhat on hold.

"Normally, I just put them up early December and leave them. It's just this storm that we're a little concerned about," resident Tim Adams said.

Adams has a few of his displays out but the majority aren't going up until after the storm. Some of his manikins and other fragile adornments may topple over with near hurricane force winds. Wind gusts are expected to reach 65 miles an hour in parts of the valley and the foothills.

ACE train schedule changes for holidays

ACE train schedule changes for holidays

The Altamont Corridor Express is modifying its train schedule for the holidays... Read More