Stabbing in Rosemont leaves man with multiple wounds, woman arrested

ROSEMONT — Sacramento police have opened an investigation after a stabbing in the Rosemont community in Sacramento County.The incident happened in the area of Folsom Boulevard and Watt Avenue, where investigators say a woman stabbed a man several times.When the woman was put in the back of the police vehicle, she began to have a seizure, and medical; personnel attended to her.The man was rushed to the hospital, and the suspect was arrested.

Stolen 51 foot yacht found damaged and rummaged through in Sacramento River

SACRAMENTO — A yacht owner is trying to figure out how much it will cost to repair his stolen and damaged 51-foot yacht.It happened on Aug. 14, right before the sun came up. That is when a neighbor spotted Tom Hopkins’ yacht backing out but didn’t see Tom operating.”Obviously, 51 feet is hard to camouflage. It’s going to stick out somewhere. They’re going to find you in this boat,” he said.Forty-eight hours later, the million dollar 98 Sea Ray 450 was spotted by a friend of Tom’s down the Sacramento River with its anchor dropped and the thieves nowhere in sight.”The only thing I have left is a piece of their dingy with their line that was tied on there,” Tom said as he reflected on finding the yacht.The thieves stole personal items, damaged the prop engine, damaged the paneling, damaged the canopy, and siphoned nearly 100 gallons of diesel fuel.The Sacramento Police Department is now investigating.

Sky River Casino opens a few weeks earlier than expected

ELK GROVE — The Sky River Casino opened a few weeks earlier than the original highly anticipated date.The traffic in Elk Grove might be the one thing that dampened the mood of anyone trying to go to the casino; it was backed up for miles on Highway 99.Locals have a high level of excitement because they watched the casino be built from the ground up.”I got a house here in 2020, and at the same time, the property was being built. So it was kinda cool seeing it being built, and then all of a sudden, in a blink of an eye, it was done,” said Randeep Gill.He continued to speak about the traffic, “I think this is bringing a lot of traffic around, so I don’t know how I feel about that. I saw a lot of people parking in our neighborhood. So I don’t know how that’s going to be.”About 1,700 people are working at the casino, close to the 2,000 people they were looking to hire.While no official head count was given, from the massive amounts of traffic, it could be in

Junis returns to form, Crawford walks off D-backs for SF Giants’ fifth straight win

SAN FRANCISCO — In a positive development for the Giants postseason hopes, Jakob Junis returned to form Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks. A not-so-good development saw the Giants fail to crack their Kryptonite this season that has taken the form of Arizona right-hander Merrill Kelly. The best development, though, waited until the end. After being blanked for eight innings and two outs into the ninth, Brandon Crawford sent a walk-off home run over the center field wall to beat the D-backs, 2-1, and extend their winning streak to five games. The Giants were down to their final strike against Arizona closer Ian Kennedy, but Thairo Estrada extended the game by tripling off the arcade in right field — nearly reprising his role as Sunday’s walk-off hero — to set up Crawford’s walk-off shot. The Giants, who were without a walk-off home run since 2019, have hit three in the past month, including two in the past three days. Crawford’s homer — his first since June 3 — followed Estrada’s walk-off shot to beat the Pirates on Sunday. “There’s always a chance,” Estrada said, smiling, through

End-of-life challenges in modern times

A long time ago I watched a documentary about poet Emily Dickenson’s life and writings. One thing that I never forgot about that film is that she lived at a time when death was regrettably common — and therefore the subject of many of her poems. “How are you doing?” is a polite way of introducing ourselves to each other now. But as I learned in that documentary, this greeting during Dickinson’s times meant, “Are you healthy and well and going to be with us tomorrow?” Until modern times, dying commonly affected all age groups. Women died during child birth. Children died from a variety of maladies. The rich as well as the poor suffered tragedy and loss almost equally. Haider Warraich, the doctor who wrote “Modern Death: How Medicine Has Changed End of Life,” explained in an interview that in the 1800s in Boston or London people died mostly of three things: injuries, infections, or some type of nutritional deficiencies. “Really,” he said, “death was a very binary event — and it was very sudden. “For example, before the advent of medical technology, if

My many brushes with celebrity

A few weeks back, R. Minch foolishly pontificated over the fact that one of his daughters had long ago managed to obtain and present him with a personalized autograph of Mel Brooks or maybe it was Ernest Hemingway. It really doesn’t matter who it was. What matters is he was comparing his single brush with the rich and famous with my meaningful relationship with Tom Hanks who I refer to as Hanx, a term only his closest friends are free to use. Mr. Minch closed his reference (whomever it was) with the challenge “Your move, William Tells.” I assume he was suggesting that a single autograph from his celebrity carried more weight than did my very close relationship with the sometimes-clingy Mr. Hanx. I initially failed to take the bait, as comparing my close friendship with dozens of celebrities to a singular has-been celebrity would seem to be a waste of time. I only return to the subject today because I can think of nothing else to write about. My very first brush with Hollywood royalty occurred in the late ’50s when while I was

Homeowners sue utility PacifiCorp over McKinney fire, worst California wildfire of 2022

SACRAMENTO — Two weeks after the McKinney fire destroyed more than 100 homes in Siskiyou County, five homeowners sued electric utility PacifiCorp on Tuesday, saying the company’s equipment sparked the deadly fire. In a lawsuit filed in Sacramento Superior Court, the homeowners accused PacifiCorp of “negligently, recklessly, and willfully” failing to operate its power equipment safely. The worst wildfire of the season so far in California, McKinney erupted in the Klamath National Forest on July 29 and killed four people in the remote community of Klamath River. Among the dead was a veteran Forest Service fire lookout who perished in her home. Cal Fire said 185 homes and other buildings were destroyed. The U.S. Forest Service hasn’t identified a cause, but PacifiCorp filed a statement Aug. 4 with the Public Utilities Commission saying it has distribution lines in the area. The utility said it hadn’t been granted access to the fire scene and was filing the statement “out of an abundance of caution.” Utilities must notify the Public Utilities Commission if they believe their equipment may have sparked a fire. The lawsuit, filed by the

Hearing aids to be available over the counter this fall

WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans will be able to buy hearing aids without a prescription later this fall, under a long-awaited rule finalized Tuesday. The regulation creates a new class of hearing aids that don’t require a medical exam, a prescription and other specialty evaluations, the Food and Drug Administration said. That’s expected to increased competition and eventually lower costs. The devices will be sold online or over-the-counter at pharmacies and other retail stores. The devices are intended for adults with mild to moderate hearing problems. The FDA estimates that nearly 30 million adults could potentially benefit from a hearing aid, though only about one-fifth of people with hearing problems currently use one. “Today’s action by the FDA represents a significant milestone in making hearing aids more cost-effective and accessible,” Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, told reporters Tuesday. The FDA first proposed the rule last year and it will take effect in mid-October. The move follows years of pressure from medical experts and consumer advocates to make the devices cheaper and easier to get. Cost is a big obstacle now. Americans can pay