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Long-Awaited Homecoming After Pandemic Travel Restrictions Kept Airmen Deployed

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Fourth of July couldn’t come soon enough for Maritza Phillips. “I’m kind of jittery. I can’t sit still,” she said. “I’m so excited that he’s finally coming home.” She wasn’t anxiously awaiting the pomp and circumstance of the holiday. Phillips and her little girls – Maddy, 1, and Elisse, 3, have been anxiously awaiting a special homecoming. “She will wake up in the middle of the night crying that she misses her daddy she’ll go through periods of the day where she’s kind of sad because she missed her daddy,” said Phillips of one of her daughters. The little ones have kept Mom busy and entertained, but this particular deployment has been challenging. “It’s been really hard especially with everything that’s been going on. There’s been times where I just really wished I had somebody to lean on,” said Phillips. Phillips and the girls waited an extra three months for this day. Every time they thought Dad was finally coming home, COVID-19 travel restrictions pushed things back. “I told him it’s just too heartbreaking when you get so close and then…

Elk Grove Lights Up The Night With Fireworks From A Distance

ELK GROVE (CBS13) – With one of the only fireworks shows in the Sacramento area, the City of Elk Grove made it a point to try and make a celebration possible with people watching from home. Families around the community celebrated Independence Day, independently, with a holiday at home. Jonathan Slattery enjoyed the day with family. “Definitely feels different than other years,” Slattery said. “You have to keep your circle closer.” But as cities around the Sacramento region let their booming 4th celebrations fizzle, the City of Elk Grove went a different route. “We got creative – how can we still shoot off fireworks and give our residents something to celebrate?” Jodie Moreno, the city’s events coordinator said. All folks in Elk Grove needed to do was walk outside and look up. The goal of the show was to make fireworks visible around town as they launched from a secret, central location where no large groups could gather. “We couldn’t do it in person and we wanted to find another way for people to make their holiday weekend a little more fun,” Moreno said. Celebrations…

Nope, Every Dog Year Isn’t Equal To 7 Human Years, Researchers Now Say

(CNN) — How do you compare a dog’s age to that of a person? A popular method says you should multiply the dog’s age by 7 to compute how old Fido is in “human years.” But new research published Thursday in the Cell Systems journal debunks that method. And that’s because the scientists behind a new study say dogs and humans don’t age at the same rate. Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new formula that takes into account that variance. Tracking molecular changes in the DNA of Labrador retrievers, and in particular “the changing patterns of methyl groups” in their genome, according to a release, the study shows how dogs age at a much faster rate than humans early in their lives, then slow down after reaching maturity. “This makes sense when you think about it — after all, a nine-month-old dog can have puppies, so we already knew that the 1:7 ratio wasn’t an accurate measure of age,” lead author Trey Ideker is quoted as saying. Based on the study, a one-year-old dog compares to a 30-year-old human,…

Trump Supporters Hold July 4th Boat Parade On Sacramento River

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Supporters of President Donald Trump held a boat parade on the Sacramento River on Saturday. The event was organized by a Facebook group called The Patriot Network. NEW APP: Download the new CBS Sacramento News app for iOS and Android The parade moved up the Sacramento River from the tower bridge to The Virgin Sturgeon restaurant along Garden Highway. It then proceeded back to a gathering on the American River.

Crowds line the streets for Los Molinos 4th of July Parade

LOS MOLINOS — Hundreds of people turned out Saturday morning for the traditional 4th of July Parade in Los Molinos. With 65 entries, the crowds weren’t disappointed. Entries were dominated by antique tractors and classic cars, but a few equestrian and float entries joined in the procession. Trucks from local fire departments and Los Molinos’ own Santa Claus capped off the parade, which started at 10 a.m. sharp and lasted about a half hour. The theme of the parade was Christmas in July. A line of antique tractors entertain the crowd at Saturday’s 4th of July Parade in Los Molinos. (Chip Thompson — Daily News) The Los Molinos Chamber of Commerce hosted the parade, which was shifted off State Route 99E to Sherwood Boulevard. The Play Day in the Park that normally follows the parade was cancelled due to state shutdown orders aimed at preventing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. While there were a few larger groups assembled to watch the parade, most of the smaller groups and families left space between themselves and other groups. There were few masks. Following are the results…

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