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First, today’s weather:
Clear throughout the day. High: 94 Low: 58.
Here are the top stories today in Sacramento:
- Hey, Elk Grove! You may get to wake up to the sounds of lions and tigers and bears, soon! Negotiations are underway to relocate the Sacramento Zoo to Elk Grove. The Sacramento Zoological Society and the city of Elk Grove have entered into an exclusive negotiating agreement. In a joint press release they said that the zoo’s current location, in the Land Park area, is 94 years old with “only 14.7 acres and extremely limited parking for guests.” Further, the zoo’s accreditation “is increasingly at risk” and the zoo must find a new home “as soon as possible.” Hakuna Matata! Looks like the meerkats will have a new home, soon! (KCRA3)
- Authorities believe the biological mother of missing children Aaron Safrans and Cheriyah Dizon may be to blame for their disappearance. Arminda Yadao, the adoptive mother, reported the children missing on August 24th. She says Cheriyah was allegedly seen talking to her biological mother, 34-year-old Reychel Dizon, in front of their apartment complex before she and her brother went missing. This isn’t the first time Reychel Dizon is suspected of taking her biological children. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said Dizon took the children from their elementary school near Elk Grove in August 2019. The current case is being investigated by the DAs office and no further details are available, as it is an active investigation. (ABC10)
- A downed paraglider was reported to police in West Sacramento on Tuesday night. They sent out manned and unmanned aircraft, but no paraglider was found. Investigators now believe that what the witness saw was actually a drone. California Highway Patrol Valley Division Officer Kevin Vinatieri, a pilot with the division’s Air Operations, said those types of calls are a rare occurrence for the Sacramento region. They are becoming more common in Southern California (gaining nationwide attention with “the jet pack man”). At this point, though, around here, they are more a novelty than a strain on resources. (CBS Sacramento)
- According to the San Juan Unified School District about 40 Sacramento students from their district are still in Afghanistan. San Juan Unified serves about 1,400 Afghan students, and the Sacramento metro area has one of the largest Afghan communities in the United States. The school district said they are in contact with the families and are offering assistance where they can. Originally, the district said there were 27 students who had not left Afghanistan, but that number was adjusted up as more families came forward and identified themselves to school district authorities. The Sacramento City Unified School District is also reporting that at least eight of its students remain in Afghanistan. (KCRA3)
- Thursday morning, a bike ride to honor EMS professionals made its way through Sacramento. The ride honored nine California emergency responders who lost their lives in the line of duty, including six from Northern California. The ride was originally scheduled to go from Reno to San Francisco, but due to the Caldor fire, it was rerouted. The ride started in Rancho Cordova and ended at the Capitol Building. Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District Captain Parker Wilbourn said local first responder Kyle Rutherford, passed away earlier this year so the ride is “very important” to the local community in honoring its own. (FOX40)
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Today in Sacramento:
- Tips to Quit Smoking – Rio Linda Library (10:00 AM)
- ZANZIBAR LIVE SALE – Tribal Art Gallery (5:00 PM)
- Tahoe Park Food Truck Mania – Tahoe Park Neighborhood Association (5:00 PM)
- Danny Duncan – Ace of Spades (7:00 PM)
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- The Sacramento Food Bank’s Run to Feed the Hungry is a Sacramento Thanksgiving tradition! It’s also the largest Thanksgiving Day run in the country. You don’t want to miss out on all that fun! Have you registered, yet?
- If you love dim sum as much as I love dim sum (and who doesn’t love dim sum??) this will be welcome news. Sacramento’s own Yue Huang received a Michelin Bib Gourmand award and was noted especially for it’s dim sum by the publication. Roseville’s Nixtaco also takes home the designation. What is Bib Gourmand, you ask? It’s a designation for good quality, good value restaurants. The guide notes that you can get two courses plus a glass of wine or dessert for about $40 at Bib Gourmand restaurants. Sounds good to me!
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About me: Jeri Karges has been living in and loving the Sacramento region for over 30 years. Her passion is finding new and unique ways to enjoy the city and surrounding areas. On weekends, you can find her pestering her friends to sample the restaurant that doesn’t have silverware, or try their hand at throwing an axe. Jeri also enjoys writing about retirement planning at https://rockinretirement.subst…
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