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Sacramento Music Spotlight: Papa Roach - "Last Resort"

Papa Roach is a band that originated from Vacaville, formed in 1993. The band was featured on local music shows on KRXQ and KWOD as it developed a following in the Sacramento area throughout 90s. Led by Jacoby Shaddix, the alternative rock band signed with DreamWorks Records in 1999 then had a massive alternative/rock hit in 2000 with "Last Resort" from the triple-platinum album Infest. Since then Papa Roach has sold several million albums and has gone on national tours. The band is currently on indie label New Noize and is still active.


Preview of UC Davis Expansion

This video produced by UC Davis Health provides a peek into the future of the UC Davis Sacramento Campus with a virtual tour. About $8 billion has been invested in the upgrade of the 144-acre campus. By 2030 the Sacramento campus plans to expand from its current 3.6 million square feet to over 7 million square feet.


Mayor Steinberg Discusses Sacramento Storms

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg was interviewed by Washington Post Live on Tuesday, 01/17/23, about the severe storms that knocked out power for over 200,000 residents New Year's Eve and the following two weekends. In each case, SMUD was able to restore power for most residents within a day of the outage. In this 20-minute interview, Steinberg shares his thoughts on how the city needs to respond to climate change, which creates extreme and unpredictable weather.


Sacramento Tops Forbes' List for Best Place to Live in California

Sacramento has been named California's "Best Place to Live" by Forbes. The factors that put the city on top were size, low crime rate, diversity, available activities and cost of living. CBS Sacramento reports on the story, getting soundbites from several Sacramentans about why they enjoy the city. Other reasons local residents love the area are: people and weather are great, traffic isn't that bad and education is good for kids.


KCRA Investigates Floodwaters in Sacramento County

Sacramento wrapped up its final week of 2022 with flood damage. In this 86-minute video shot by KCRA LiveCopter 3, the TV station's Chief Meteorologist Mark Finan comments on floodwaters in Sacramento County resulting from this past week's storms. Not only was property damaged from the flooding, many people were trapped in their cars. Part of the video footage shows a levee breach. Tree lines in flooded areas indicate where the river is supposed to be, according to this report. Part of Highway 99 has been closed between Grant Line Road and Dillard Road in Elk Grove, as I-5 remains open.


Sacramento Opens 2023 with a Mass Blackout

SacTV.com founder Alex Cosper and many other Sacramentans experienced a power outage New Year's Eve that began around 7:30pm and lasted through about 8:00am New Year's Day. The blackout was due to high winds knocking down power lines, according to SMUD, affecting 200,000 customers in the area. The region experienced a strong storm leading into the blackout. Power outages were common throughout the state.


American River Tour on SacTV

SacTV founder Alex Cosper hosts this video on the American River Parkway in Sacramento. This 13-minute episode was shot at William Pond Park in North Sacramento and River Bend Park in Rancho Cordova on Saturday, November 26, 2022. The two parks are divided by the Harold Richey Bike Bridge. The video also includes footage from December 2022 on the river near Cal Expo, the Fair Oaks Boulevard Bridge, the Sac State Bridge, the Howe Avenue Bridge and the Watt Avenue Bridge. The late autumn footage shows the hiking trails are covered with leaves while there are still plenty of leaves on trees, contributing to year-round scenic beauty.


City Tour By Bicycle

Here's a video from Center for Sacramento History on local movie and drive-in theaters from 1949 through 1981. It includes old scenes of people standing in line at places such as Tower Theatre, The Alhambra, Sacramento 6 Drive-In, Starlight Drive-In, Capitol Theater and The Fox Senator. Clips come from both KCRA-TV and KOVR-TV collections. This compilation includes a 1949 scene with Governor Earl Warren attending opening night at The Crest.


History of Sacramento Movie Theaters

Here's a video from Center for Sacramento History on local movie and drive-in theaters from 1949 through 1981. It includes old scenes of people standing in line at places such as Tower Theatre, The Alhambra, Sacramento 6 Drive-In, Starlight Drive-In, Capitol Theater and The Fox Senator. Clips come from both KCRA-TV and KOVR-TV collections. This compilation includes a 1949 scene with Governor Earl Warren attending opening night at The Crest.




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