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Boy, 7, raises more than $1,700 to feed homeless on Thanksgiving

When 7-year-old River Sharp posted a video online a month ago, he and his father Brian had no idea what it would lead to.

"Remember when we were planning it, how much did I say you should raise?" Brian Sharp asked his son River.

"$500!" River responded.

"[River] got over and grabbed the keyboard, and he said 'No! We're doing $1,000!" Brian said.

A thousand dollars by Thanksgiving was the goal, which River's dad felt was a reach to say the least.

"As a parent you kind of worry you don't wanna set the expectation too high. We push them to really be their best," Brian said. "But yeah, he raised almost [$1,000] in 48 hours. Then over the next couple of weeks, we raised over $1,700 dollars."

Denver-bound flight returns to Sacramento after bird strike

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Denver-bound United Airlines jetliner was forced to return to Sacramento after it hit a bird, causing an engine to fail.
Sacramento International Airport Spokeswoman Laurie Slothower says United Airlines flight 2005 departed Sacramento International Airport Wednesday evening and shortly after takeoff struck a bird.
The Airbus A320 was carrying 114 passengers and landed safety at the Sacramento airport about 35 minutes after departure.
No injuries were reported.
Slothower says the passengers had to be booked on other flights.

Sacramento firefighters to run marathon in full gear for good cause


To say the stress level of a firefighter is high would be an understatement. With all of the high intensity situations they’re put in, mentally and physically, they are in great shape to run.

Three Sacramento Fire Department firefighters will be running the California International Marathon (CIM) on December 6th in their full turnouts.

Pants, jackets and even helmets, that's about 20 pounds of gear for 26.2 miles.

“I’ve done the CIM without the turnouts, so this will be the first time with the turnouts,” Sacramento Fire Captain Mike Mora said.

Food vs. Finds: Sacramento gets ready for the holidays


Sacramento is celebrating a tale of two different Thanksgivings.

For most it boils down to food vs. finds.

To get those finds, you’ve got to wait in line for those Black Friday deals.

“I came here with my brother and we wanted to get some TVs,” said Jason Canjura.

Saving options go beyond "Black Friday"



Nowadays, Black Friday may not be all it's cracked up to be.

While there are huge sales on Friday, there are many other options consumers can take advantage of – such as Cyber Monday and even Thanksgiving.

Retailers continue creeping into the Thanksgiving holiday by opening their doors a day early.

"There are more options out there but it seems as though they're trying to impress upon us to spend more," said Francisco Chavez of West Sacramento.

Sacramento’s Urban Core is a Festive & Fun Small Business Saturday Destination

Sacramento’s Urban Core is a Festive & Fun Small Business Saturday Destination

With a high concentration of locally-owned businesses filled with an amazing array of unique and treasured gift ideas, holiday shoppers are encouraged to visit Midtown, Downtown and Old Sacramento merchants during Small Business Saturday on November 28, 2015.   In addition to the assortment of goods that can be found at local retailers, Sacramento’s urban core offers a festive and fun holiday destination to make the shopping experience both magical and memorable.

Listed below is a sampling of suggested holiday shopping stops in Midtown, Downtown and Old Sacramento plus a few uniquely Sacramento experiences to enjoy during Small Business Saturday and/or throughout the holiday season.

Run to Feed the Hungry Race-Day Tips for all Fitness Levels

Run to Feed the Hungry Race-Day Tips for all Fitness Levels

Run to Feed the Hungry, the largest run in Sacramento and the country’s largest Thanksgiving Day race, is quickly approaching! It is a great way to burn off pre-holiday calories and stress while giving back to the community to support a great cause

For Sacramentans starting out Thanksgiving morning participating in Run to Feed the Hungry, California Family Fitness, the Sacramento region’s leading homegrown health and fitness provider, has tips designed for all fitness levels to prepare for race day.



1.       Get adequate rest leading up to race day to ensure that you don’t end up tired morning of Thanksgiving and race day.