Our network

Life

Sacramento soldier gets hero's welcome after IED attack

SACRAMENTO, CA - It's not unusual to see posters, signs and tears when servicemen and women return from combat overseas.

But at the Sacramento International Airport, the unusual sight came from 4-year-old Sidney, who hadn't seen her daddy in nine months.

"Who's coming home?" Sidney's grandma asked. "Daddy!' she screamed.

Daddy is United States Army Corporal Jarus Perez.  He leads a special team unit in Afghanistan and his latest deployment lasted nine months.

Friday's homecoming almost didn't happen though, after his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device on Jan. 3rd.

Shrapnel hit Perez in the arm and hip -- inches from a grenade.

Even more amazing though was Perez' bravery.  During the attack he found an unconscious comrade and pulled him to safety.

Perez was awarded the Purple Heart while still recovering at a unit hospital. 

Discovery Museum Science & Space Center is celebrating its 60th anniversary

The Discovery Museum Science & Space Center is beginning its 60th anniversary with a big bash on Jan. 15, but it doesn't stop there.  It will continue celebrating with a year-long retrospective of great scientific milestones.  

Each weekend in 2011, The Discovery Museum, located at 3615 Auburn Blvd.

Victoria's Secret 2010 Fashion Show

 SLIDESHOW: Victoria's Secret 2010 fashion show

By Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY

NEW YORK - Call it the year of the hot mommy. Behind many of the biggest names on Victoria's Secret's supersized catwalk Wednesday night was a pint-sized tot, waiting at home.

"There are so many girls who have babies," said Alessandra Ambrosio, 29, backstage before the fashion show, not yet changed into the pink silk robe and flip-flops handed to all the models. Her daughter Anja, 2, is starting to recognize Mom's work. "If I show her a Victoria's Secret catalogue or a campaign, she will know which one is me," she said proudly. "And she poses already."

The New Professional: Party tights and forgetting

OK, so I lied. But I didn't do it on purpose. You see, when I wrote this guest post for Classy Career Girl about a month ago, I actually wrote that I cheated three times.  However, when I went back to add links, I could only find two links. I tried and tried but could not for the life of me remember what my third cheat was. Had I counted the two pieces of my skirt suit? Unlikely. So I changed it to "twice" and linked both cheats I could remember. But the third cheat just would not get out of my mind. Had I just imagined it?

Read more

Happy holiday homecoming for local military personnel

SLIDESHOW: Troops return home

SACRAMENTO, CA - It was a happy homecoming as excited families greeted Air Force airmen and Army troops who have just graduated from basic training in Wichita Falls, TX.

They arrived Wednesday just after 9 a.m. at Sacramento International Airport. The group of about 15 had been given a two week vacation, just in time for the holidays, before heading off for first assignments.

Devon Lee surprised his fiancee, Sierra Webster, by proposing after he came into the baggage claim area. She said yes.

Locals treated to total lunar eclipse

Locals treated to total lunar eclipse

 It's a rare event -- a total eclipse of the moon. And even rarer is an eclipse that take place during the winter solstice on December 20. It meant that the moon was glowing high in the sky during the eclipse overnight. 

SLIDESHOW: Your lunar eclipse photos

Are Facebook Promotions Getting an Update?

Looks like new Facebook Promotions guidelines may soon be released.


According to AllFacebook, an email sent out by Facebook sales representatives outlines the new rules.  In contrast to the old guidelines where promotions needed to be explicitly approved, promotions will no longer need prior written approval from Facebook. Basically, in regards to promotions, sweepstakes and contests on Facebook:



  • They no longer require prior written Facebook approval to administer a promotion on Facebook.

  • They no longer require a minimum media spend investment to support the promotion.