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15 most popular Sacramento happy hours of 2014

15 most popular Sacramento happy hours of 2014

These rankings are based on which happy hours Cowtown Eats readers are clicking on... Read More

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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.

Lion cubs - ten weeks old

Lion cubs - ten weeks old

The three African Lion cubs are settling into their exhibit since their public debut two weeks ago... Read More

Man charged in girlfriend's shooting on New Year's


A 24-year-old Sacramento man accused of accidentally shooting his girlfriend on New Year's did not enter a plea at his arraignment Monday.

Steven Michael Lucas was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of 23-year-old Kayley Leavitt.

Lucas is alleged to have fired a .32 caliber handgun just after midnight, Jan. 2, to celebrate the new year at an apartment complex parking in the 5700 block of Callie Lane. A shot struck Leavitt. She was rushed to a hospital but did not survive.

Lucas was released from custody on his own recognizance with conditions, Sacramento County District Attorney's Office spokesperson Shelly Orio said. His next court date was set for Jan. 13.


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32 Sacramento restaurants opening in 2015

32 Sacramento restaurants opening in 2015

With dozens of restaurants opening, 2015 will be a banner year for Sacramento’s dining scene... Read More

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar: "Fitness Challenge Launch"!

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar: "Fitness Challenge Launch"!

Ready, set, launch...it’s time to kick-start your fitness goals for 2015!  Don’t miss the next “Wellness Education Seminar: Learn by Doing -- Fitness Challenge Launch” at Arden Hills on Wednesday evening, January 7 at 6 p.m. 

As part of this special session, a talented team of personal trainers will provide fitness assessments, workout challenges and nutritional assistance...just what you need to get started on the right track for the New Year!

For more information about this helpful Wellness Education Seminar at Arden Hills, please call 916-482-6111 or visit http://ardenhills.net/home.php?display=fitness
 

Sheriff: Man in custody in girlfriend's accidental shooting.


A young woman has died after it's thought she was accidentally shot by her boyfriend, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff's Sgt. Lisa Bowman said the boyfriend, 24-year-old Steven Michael Lucas, was arrested and booked into county jail for negligent discharge of a firearm causing great bodily injury. He now faces an additional charge of involuntary manslaughter.

The shooting was reported in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 5700 block of Callie Lane off Madison Avenue just after 12 a.m. Thursday. The victim was identifed by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office as 23-year-old Kayley Leavitt.