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Local 'child genius' competes in reality TV show

Local 'child genius' competes in reality TV show


Tanishq Abraham, 10, of Sacramento, was one of the youngest people to graduate high school.

His intelligence was ranked in the top 10th of a percent in the nation. Now at 11, the child prodigy was vying for the title of "Child Genius" through America Mensa's TV competition.

The Lifetime reality show featured 20 of the brightest young minds in the country as they competed for a shot at a $100,000 scholarship. "I know it's a very big prize but it's just for fun as well," said Tanishq Abraham, whose goal is to get a PhD by the time he's eligible for his driver's license.

The full time college student, who attends American River College, admitted he was a bit nervous going into the eight-week competition, but took it all in stride.

"I wasn't scared. I was having fun, playing with the other kids," said Tanishq.

OK or Not OK? Fireplaces and wood stoves, when not to light

OK or Not OK? Fireplaces and wood stoves, when not to light

The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (AQMD) asks residents to check ahead before lighting their fireplaces or wood stoves. ... Read More

Man killed in 7-vehicle crash near West Sacramento


An elderly man died in a seven-vehicle crash on westbound Highway 50 in West Sacramento on Friday night.

The man, in his 80s and from Davis, crashed into the back of a car at 65 mph on Hwy. 50 at the Interstate 80 junction, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Andy Hill said.

The initial crash led to a chain reaction, involving a total of seven vehicles.

Hill said it is unclear whether the man died from a medical situation or from injuries he got in the crash.

No one else had serious injuries due to the crash.

The highway was cleared by 7:10 p.m.


A $2.6 million Powerball ticket sold in West Sacramento is still unclaimed


A winning Powerball ticket valued at more than $2.6 million dollars has yet to be claimed, two months after it had been sold in West Sacramento, according to a California Lottery press release distributed Monday.

The ticket matched the five numbers in the Oct. 29 draw: 48, 28, 59, 25 and 57, missing only the Powerball number of 16.

The ticket was sold at an ARCO AM/PM gas station located at 846 West Harbor Boulevard in West Sacramento.

The winner of the ticket has 180 days since the date of the draw to claim the prize.


City Council Selects Ledesma as Mayor Pro Tem

City Council Selects Ledesma as Mayor Pro Tem

The West Sacramento City Council has selected Chris Ledesma as Mayor Pro Tem. The Mayor Pro Tem serves in the absence of the Mayor when the Mayor is not available for City Council meetings or City events. The Mayor Pro Tem serves a term of one year... Read More

City Honors Managers of the Year

City Honors Managers of the Year

Parks and Grounds Superintendent Sam Cooney was named 2014 Manager of the Year by the City of West Sacramento.

Parks and Grounds Superintendent Sam Cooney was named 2014 Manager of the Year by the City of West Sacramento, Dec. 9. From a field of seventeen candidates nominated by co-workers, Mr. Cooney distinguished himself as the “go to” person when something important needs to be done.  In presenting the award, City Manager Martin Tuttle said Mr. Cooney is “always willing to go the extra mile, with a smile on his face and a desire to improve any situation.” Sam was helpful on the recent North Levee Clean-up project and in restoring the Broderick Boat Ramp to a safe and attractive condition... Read More

Central Valley commute patterns signal regional shift

Central Valley commute patterns signal regional shift

STOCKTON — Over the past 35 years, the northern San Joaquin Valley, including San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties, has become increasingly tied to the economy of Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. Nowhere is that more obvious than in the explosive growth in the numbers of Central Valley workers who commute north and west every day... Read More