Missing Children + American Rescue Plan Proposal + Cooler Temps

August 25, 2021

Welcome to the Sacramento Patch daily newsletter for everything happening Wednesday August 25th, 2021 in The River City.

First, today's weather: Clear throughout the day. High: 88 Low: 56.


Here are the top stories today in Sacramento:

  1. Police need your help in locating two children missing in South Sacramento. Eight-year-old Cheriyah Dizon and 12-year-old Aaron Safrans were last seen playing outside the main entrance of their apartment complex in the 8100 block of Waterman Road around 6:30 p.m. on Monday. Their adoptive parents reported them missing around 10:00 p.m. If you have any information you are asked to call the sheriff's office at 916-874-5115.
  2. A Sacramento man was arrested Monday on suspicion of killing his younger brother in San Diego earlier this month. The 22-year-old victim died of an arrow wound and the arrow was found nearby the body. Police tracked down his older brother and arrested him on suspicion of homicide. No motive has been released. (CBS Sacramento)
  3. One South Sacramento neighborhood may be getting a much needed sidewalk update. Sidewalks near Fern Bacon Middle School end abruptly, forcing pedestrians, including school children, to walk on the shoulder of the road. The County would like to undertake a project to extend those sidewalks, but some of the land they need is owned by two homeowners. They are working on using eminent domain, a process whereby these homeowners would be fairly compensated for the inconvenience of losing some of their front yard. Unfortunately, one of the homeowners is deceased and there is no known heir. Regardless, the county would like to have the sidewalks in place by the fall of 2022. (Good Day Sacramento)
  4. Here's how Mayor Steinberg is proposing to use $112M in federal American Rescue Plan funds: His plan includes $30M to support local small businesses, with an increased focus on the downtown core and neighborhood business corridors, $41M to address homelessness, $11M for youth programming, workforce training and gang prevention services, $10M toward Sacramento's arts and creative economy and about $20M is proposed to go toward supporting city employees and other organizational needs and costs. (KCRA3)
  5. Rejoice for the onshore winds on Monday and Tuesday in Sacramento! They will clear out the smoke and bring milder temperatures for the region. Get your evening strolls, bar-be-ques and pick-up basketball games in now, though. Triple digits are on tap as we send August out with some true hot August nights. (ABC10)

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Wednesday's events in Sacramento

  • Lions and tigers and bears! Oh, my! It's Wizard of Oz day at Fairytale Town. Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City. Enjoy a day of Wizard of Oz themed crafts and music and maybe even meet Oz, himself! (11 am)
  • Wow. Did you know our region ranks 6th worst in the nation for air pollution? But by 2030, SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utilities District) will be carbon free and deliver safe, reliable, affordable energy. It can't reach this goal without you. Join this virtual forum and help them help us with your valuable inputs. (5:30 pm)
  • Here's a unique experience. If you're thinking about trying an Ironman competition, come out and find out if you're crazy! Rancho Endurance Sports is hosting a Q&A with Ironman Race Director Dave Reid. (6 pm)
  • See Todd Morgan at Red Bus Brewing in Folsom. A true virtuoso, Todd will entertain you with his own brand of Pop, Rock, Soul, early Rock 'n' Roll, Blues, Funk, Country, and even Jazz and Swing. (6:30 pm)

Sacramento Patch Notebook

  • SFD has a new fire captain. Join others in congratulating him on his new post. (Facebook)
  • Your kids have been home from school for a long time. For some of the young ones, the transition back may be difficult. SCUSD is recommending this resource to help. (Facebook)

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Jeri Karges

About me: Jeri Karges has been living in and loving the Sacramento region for over 30 years. Her passion is finding new and unique ways to enjoy the city and surrounding areas. On weekends, you can find her pestering her friends to sample the restaurant that doesn't have silverware, or try their hand at throwing an axe. Jeri also enjoys writing about retirement planning at https://rockinretirement.subst...

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