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One shot in front of Natomas restaurant

SACRAMENTO, CA - What began as a fight turned into a shooting in front of a Natomas restaurant Thursday afternoon, according to Sacramento police.

One individual sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot to his leg, officials said. No one else was hurt.

The shooting was reported around 1:40 p.m. in front of a Round Table pizza restaurant at 3291 Truxel Road.

Police said they were looking for a white male who left the scene on a bike. 

NBA team owner says moving a franchise not a pleasant situation

SACRAMENTO, CA - As the Maloofs explore options of moving the Kings to Anaheim following the season, another NBA team owner said the process of moving his club from one city to another was one of the hardest things he ever had to do.

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"I think the idea that it's done without some very, very deep soul searching is just not true," Memphis Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley said.

Heisley said he does not know any details of the Maloofs' efforts to relocate the kings, but said it is "not a pleasant situation" for anyone to move an NBA team.

"It's not something that someone would do without a lot of trepidation," Heisley said.

Heisley moved the Grizzlies from Vancouver to Memphis in 2001.

Sacramento Mountain Lions announce open player tryouts

Sacramento Mountain Lions announce open player tryouts

The Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League will hold four open player tryouts in May.

The Mountain Lions, coached by Dennis Green, will hold their first tryout at San Diego High’s Balboa Stadium on May 7. 

The team will then host tryouts in Sacramento on May 14 (at Foothill High) and May 15 (at Natomas High). The fourth and final player tryout will be at San Mateo Community College on May 22.

Registration begins online at www.sacmountainlions.com on March 25. Players can also sign-up in person between 7:30-8:45 a.m. on the day of each tryout.

Each tryout will run from 9 a.m. to noon and the fee is $60. They are for all positions, including kickers and punters. Athletes will be timed in the 40-yard dash and will participate in a series of individual and team drills.

“Our entire coaching staff is excited about the opportunity to have these four tryouts,” Green said.

Photo of the Day: Final Automated People Mover (APM) car installation

Photo of the Day: Final Automated People Mover (APM) car installation

The final Automated People Mover (APM) car installation took place on Thursday morning at the Sacramento International Airport.  The installation required the car to be lifted with a crane and moved into place on the APM track.

N magazine: Celebrate Neighbors

N magazine: Celebrate Neighbors

Women of Note, Health and Wellness, Dining Dudes, and Garden Notes...these are just some of the topics in this month's N magazine!Being new to the area, I love flipping through the pages and discovering shops and restaurants I had no idea were in this great community! If you have your copy, check out page 26... plenty to consider while trying to get your yard Spring ready!

Kings' supporters rally at city hall

SACRAMENTO, CA - Dozens of Kings' supporters marched around Sacramento City Hall before the city council meeting Tuesday evening chanting, "Here we stay."

During the city council meeting's public comment period, nearly all of the speakers described how much the Kings mean to Sacramento.

"I have always been a Sacramento Kings fan here," Ken Horn said. "Arco 1. Arco 2. I hope there's going to be an Arco 3."
Some of them told council they want the city to fight to keep the team.

"Capital investments can be risky, but maybe even a gamble," fan Anthony Powers said. "I think it's important that Sacramento look at itself and decide to gamble on the future."

Mayor Johnson said it's not up to him or the council whether the team stays or goes. He wants the city to focus on new entertainment and sports complex.

Worker crushed to death aboard machinery outside Natomas store

SACRAMENTO, CA - A worker who was operating a cherry picker outside a Staples store in Natomas was crushed to death Wednesday morning.

The Sacramento Police Department sent out a tweet just after 9 a.m. stating, "Police/Fire are out in 3600 block of Truxel Road on a subject who pinned himself while operating an aerial basket resulting in his death."

Sacramento Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Niko King said the worker for Century Lighting & Electric was found pinned between his cherry picker and the front of the Staples store in Natomas Marketplace. 

The man was working by himself outside the Staples store, fixing some electrical lights when he started to reposition the basket, King said. 

Another worker arrived around 7 a.m. and found the man pinned between an overhang in front of the store and the machinery.  The man's hands were still on the controls, according to King.

Last look at Kings in 2011 -- last look ever in Sacramento?

Last look at Kings in 2011 -- last look ever in Sacramento?

With only seven home games remaining in the 2010-2011 season, and the strong possibility looming that the Kings may not be in Sacramento after this year, chances to see the team are running out.

During the March 14 game against Golden State, two fans shared their perspectives on the future of the team in Sacramento, and what effects they think a possible departure to Anaheim would have on Sacramento.

Those interviews can be seen in the accompanying video.

Petfinder.com adopts the Internet on March 15

Petfinder.com adopts the Internet on March 15

Petfinder.com, the largest online database of adoptable pets, celebrates its 15th birthday this year and to kick off the celebration it is proposing to Adopt the Internet on March 15, with the help of animal lovers.  People are asked to support adoptable pets by adding a special badge to their Web sites, by tweeting their contacts , by adding an adoptable Petfinder pet to their Facebook pages or by taking a pledge to spread the word to at least one contact about pet adoption.  For more information on how to help, visit Pet Finder.

Police investigating death of 19-year-old in north Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento Police Department are investigating the death of a 19-year-old boy in North Sacramento.

In a news release, Sacramento police Public Information Officer Norm Leong said the homicide happened around 12:45 Saturday morning in the 3200 block of Northgate Boulevard. When officers arrived they found the boy had been shot. Sacramento fire officials also responded and pronounced the boy dead at the scene.

Leong said homicide investigators believe a large crowd of people were gathered at a parking lot of bar on Northgate when when the victim was shot. Leong added that investigators were still trying to figure out why the victim was shot.

Sacramento police are urging anyone with information about this shooting to call them at 916-443-HELP (4357). Leong said a $1,000 is being offered.