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Family of Hwy. 50 hit-and-run victim wants answers


The family of a tow truck driver hit and killed on Highway 50 in West Sacramento want the person responsible for his death to come forward.

Michael Bower, 29, was forced to pull over when his tow truck stopped working around 8 p.m. on Monday. Police believe a passing big rig hit him near the Jefferson Boulevard exit.

"I just didn't think it was real," Bower's wife Jamie Bower said. "He was a hard-working father. He loved his kids and wife."

Bower leaves behind two daughters.

"It's hard to lose someone you've known for so long," Bower's friend and coworker Stephen Kipker said. "A piece of me is gone."

Kipker was friends with Bower for 10 years and worked with him at Octavio's Towing Company out of Dixon.

California Highway Patrol said Bower was putting away highway safety triangles when he was struck by a driver that kept on going.

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March is Museum Membership Month!

March is Museum Membership Month!

On the heels of another successful Sacramento Museum Day, the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) has identified March 2015 as Museum Membership Month!  The benefits of museum membership often extend well beyond a financial savings and include exclusive experiences only available to members.  Plus, there’s something for everyone as the thriving Sacramento museum community offers memberships at virtually every museum and/or destination -- from fine art and culture to native, exotic and endangered wildlife.  

To highlight Museum Membership Month in March, many of the 30 museums are offering special incentives and discounts for enthusiasts who choose to become members of their favorite museums and destinations.  A few limited-time offers include the following:

•   Aerospace Museum of California -- 25 percent off new Family memberships during March;

Calistoga Hosts Mudder of All Weekends Girlfriend Getaway Event

Calistoga Hosts Mudder of All Weekends Girlfriend Getaway Event

The Calistoga Chamber of Commerce today announces a brand new event to the area, “Mudder of All Weekends,” taking place Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29, 2015. The weekend-long experience includes a scavenger hunt, Pretty Muddy 5K fun run, restaurant and bar crawl, lodging and spa specials, yoga and dining offerings. The event is open to women, ages 14 and older.

A variety of lodging and spa properties in Calistoga are getting in on the action by offering Mudder of All Weekends packages featuring special room rates and spa deals, respectively. In addition, throughout the weekend participants will have access to Pretty Muddy menu specials and the chance to judge “dirtiest drink in town”.

The fun kicks off on Friday, March 27 with the “Scavenge Mud City” scavenger hunt. Calistoga businesses are extending their hours as guests hunt through the city, and race to see their name top the real-time leaderboard.

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Special Premiere Film Night for The Sacramento Picture! on 3/25

Special Premiere Film Night for The Sacramento Picture! on 3/25

The Center for Sacramento History (CSH), in association with the Sacramento History Alliance (SHA), will premiere the film The Sacramento Picture! on Wednesday evening, March 25, 2015, at 7 p.m.   Hosted by Matías Bombal, the special event will take place at the Setzer Auditorium (216 O Street) in the Crocker Art Museum.  Advance tickets are $15 each and only available online at www.centerforsacramentohistory.org.  With limited seating available, Premiere Film Night tickets are expected to sell out quickly.  Please note that admission is to the film only, not to the Crocker Art Museum. 

Yolo County Library Hosts Community Safety Forum March 12

Yolo County Library Hosts Community Safety Forum March 12

The Mary L. Stephens Davis branch of the Yolo County Library will host a Community Safety Forum on March 12, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., in the Blanchard Room.  The forum’s topic is, Community Policing, Incarceration and the Judicial System: How are we Ensuring Equitable Law Enforcement Practices in the Community to Promote Mutual Trust and Community Safety?

'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' - and the Winner is?

'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' - and the Winner is?

With 'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' News10 viewers get a chance to decide where News10 Mornings Anchor Dan Elliott will be broadcasting live from 5-7 a.m. this Friday, February 27.

Voting began on-air Friday morning February 20 and ended Tuesday, February 24, at 6 p.m.

The winner was announced Wednesday, February 25, on News10 Mornings.

This week's picks were in Carmichael and they were:

Bella Bru Cafe

Lido Cafe and Bakery

Viewers chimed in and OVER 2100 votes were cast.

We want to thank the viewers, Bella Bru Cafe and Lido Cafe and Bakery for participating in our poll.

And the winner is Lido Cafe and Bakery!