Top Five Fridays: Our CC’s shine during a crime-ridden week

Another week, another Top Five Fridays. Our community contributors (mostly) gave us a reason to smile during a busy week for both the Sacramento Police Department and reporter Karen Wilkinson. And let’s not forget – the Kings are still leaving.

Before you dive into your weekend, take a look at The Sacramento Press’s most popular articles of the week.

Community Contribution: 

5. How public radio helps indie artists by Alex Cosper
Weekly columnist and owner of SacTV Alex Cosper turned his attentions this week to the role public radio plays in the success of indie artists, as well as our community as a whole.

4. No injuries after RT light rail train and car collide by Kati Garner
Kati Garner snaps round two of the epic Light Rail vs. vehicle match up. No one was injured, though we can’t say the same for the Subaru.

3. Music Circus announces 2013 lineup; season tix on sale Monday by Barry Wisdom
Wisdom, a local theater expert, detailed the upcoming Music Circus lineup as well as his interview with California Musical Theatre Executive Producer Richard Lewis.

2. Sum 41 rocks out Sacramento by Ashley Hassinger, photos by Steven Chea
Sum 41 hit up Ace of Spades, and according to Hassinger, “Strong and creative bands IAMYDYNAMITE and Hunter Valentine were a perfect collective sound to open for the evening’s headliner, Sum 41.”

1. My story: Watch your back, pray and bring Mace by Kathleen Johnson
Johnson shared her personal story of being assaulted while waiting for the bus, providing details and cautioning area residents to be on the lookout.


5. Police cancel perimeter search in South Sac following high-speed chase
Luther Burbank High School was on lockdown following a high speed car chase that police suspected may have been in relation to a shooting in Oak Park.

4. PHOTOS | SWAT team responds to despondent subject
The SWAT team took over 5600 block of Nolder Way in response to a “despondent subject.”

3. DUI woman hits pedestrian in Midtown entertainment district
A DUI accident in Midtown ended with the victim hospitalized and sparked a discussion in the comments section about inadequate traffic lights in the area.

2. Man surrenders in Tahoe park standoff, had warrant for arrest
Antwan Adger’s high-speed car chase resulted in a hostage stand-off in Tahoe Park. Police apprehended Adger that same afternoon, and the hostage was not injured.

1. Maloof family finally announces agreement to sell Kings
Once again, the Kings and their on-again off-again relationship with Sacramento ruled the week, this time with the Maloofs announcing another “end” to this torrid affair.


Top Five Fridays will provide a brief countdown of the most popular content posted in the past week overall, as well as our top-performing community contributors of the past seven days. These weekly lists allow us to give credit where credit is due, as well as keep you clued into some great info you may have missed during the weekly grind.

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