Hey, Sacramento! Let’s get this day started. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in town today.
First, today’s weather:
Cool with clouds and sun. High: 72 Low: 48.
Here are the top stories today in Sacramento:
- A pit bull puppy that was abandoned near a debris fire last month has a new forever home. A firefighter has adopted it and named it Loki. With a face like that, who could resist? (The puppy, I mean.) (CBS Sacramento)
- The Sacramento Board of Supervisors voted to table a decision on the tiny home community that would be Sacramento County’s first “Stay Safe” community. Florin community members voiced concerns about the location of the planned community. Parishioners at Vietnamese Martyrs Church, located across the street from the vacant lot where the community will be constructed voiced concerns about a homeless community that close to places where children gather and play. Others had concerns about the legality. They’re not supposed to have any psychiatric centers or social rehabilitation facilities or rehabilitation facilities in our area. It’s prohibited. They’re not supposed to have any chain link fence up. They put chain link fences up. anybody what they’re doing. They just do it,” Florin Historical Society member John Lemieux said. The vote is now scheduled for June 8. (KCRA3)
- Tim McGraw and Sam Hunt are set to headline Sacramento’s new country music festival GoldenSky in October, officials with Visit Sacramento announced Tuesday. The GoldenSky music festival is set to take place in Discovery Park the weekend after Aftershock and is being put on by the same people who bring Aftershock to the Sacramento area each year. The festival will also include a craft beer hall, a farm-to-fork dining experience, a dance hall saloon and mechanical bull rides. (KCRA3)
- A Sacramento County man has been accused of posing online as a prepubescent girl named “Lizzy” and grooming more than 80 children to send him child pornography. On Dec. 1, authorities searched the home of Demetrius Davis, 24, and found “numerous screen recordings” stored on his digital devices showing children engaged in sex acts, Sgt. Rod Grassmann of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said in a video posted to the sheriff’s Facebook page. He asked that parents of children who contacted a girl named “Lizzy” via online messaging apps come forward. (Sacramento Patch)
- Dandrae and Smiley Martin, two of the suspects from the mass shooting that took place in Sacramento on April 6, were in court in Sacramento on Tuesday. Both had gun charges brought against them and both had their cases continued to the end of May. A lawyer for one of the brothers says they can’t move forward until they see the evidence from the state. (CBS San Francisco)
Today in Sacramento:
- It’s National Superhero Day at Fairytale Town! Calling all superheroes! Come dressed in your capes and masks for a day of fun at Fairytale Town. Meet your favorite superheroes and complete a superhero craft activity. (10:00 AM)
- The Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Boas and Bowties Rainbow Gala will take place at the (5:30 PM)
- Tell Them We Were Here Documentary Screening and Artist Discussion at chronicles artists living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area who follow a path that is less careerist and more community driven. (7:00 PM)
From my notebook:
- Calling all business professionals! The Sacramento NAACP is hosting our first Black Business Happy Hour! Bring your business cards, get connected with community resources, and network! Click here to register for this FREE event.
- “Taste of Fair Oaks” is the Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce’s largest fundraiser of the year! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Orangevale/Fair Oaks Food Bank. With over 60 local area and regional restaurants, wineries and microbreweries; in attendance for guests to taste and sample the exhibitors’ food and beverages it’s the place to be on May 20, 2022!
- Nominate and vote for the best businesses, places and more in Carmichael! Head over to the 2022 Best of Carmichael website and make your opinions known!
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Now you’re in the loop and ready to head out the door on this Thursday. See you all tomorrow morning for another update!
— Jeri Karges
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 ax. Jeri also enjoys writing about retirement planning at https://rockinretirement.subst…