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Government prepares to increase water release from Folsom Reservoir into American River


The Bureau of Reclamation is preparing to release more water from Folsom Reservoir into the lower American River on Tuesday.

In a press release published by the bureau, the water release will be increased from 1,750 cubic feet per second to 3,500 cubic feet per second, and will continue until further notice.

The release was necessary to maintain the required space in the reservoir during the rain and snowmelt season. 

Folsom Reservoir's storage is more than 130 percent of the 15-year- average for early February, according to the bureau. Should inflows into the reservoir continue at their current pace, additional increases in releases my be required.

African-American History Tour

African-American History Tour

African-American soldiers returning from the Civil War found more strugles waiting for them in Caifornia. Meet their families buried here, andl learn how their fragile community was strengthened by bonds of church, school, work, family, and activism.

Join us at the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery on Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 a.m. FREE. All ages welcome.

1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA

www.oldcitycemetery.com

Firefighter injured by responding to call


 

Firefighter/paramedic Eric Oviedo is recovering in the hospital after a car hit him on the side of the road on I-5.

He was responding to an accident after a woman hit a tree when Ford Econoline Van rear ended a Honda Civic, according to the Cosumnes Fire Department. The Honda lost control and hit Oviedo throwing him several feet.

Ammonia leak prompts evacuations


 

An ammonia leak in a cold storage plant prompted evacuations at around 7 p.m. Saturday night. 

The Sacramento Fire Department said the leak happened at 3100 52nd avenue. A nearby mobile home park was evacuated for some time.

Firefighters were able to stop the lead and determined air levels were safe. Residents were allowed back into their homes at around 8 p.m.

This is a developing story. Refresh for more details as they come in. 


Guest Instagrammers give Sacramento some photo love on #VisitSacramento


 

There are already plenty of reasons to love Sacramento. Now, some local professional and amateur photographers are giving people reason to "Visit Sacramento." Guest Instagrammers for #VisitSacramento are getting lots of "likes" and highlighting Sacramento in a way like no other.

Sacramento to Celebrate Heart Month with Go Red For Women Event at Arden Fair

Sacramento to Celebrate Heart Month with Go Red For Women Event at Arden Fair

Featuring a Macy’s fashion show, healthy cooking demos, CPR trainings, giveaways and more

WHAT:  The American Heart Association in Sacramento will celebrate American Heart Month with its own Go Red fashion show at Arden Fair on Saturday, February 6. The fashion show will feature local adult and children heart disease survivors, cardiologists and volunteers. The event will also feature healthy cooking demos, free health screenings, CPR trainings and giveaways. Women, men and families of all ages are invited to attend the celebration and to help raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women by wearing red.       

WHO:  The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women is asking everyone to help America Go Red!