Faisal Razmal routinely navigated potentially deadly situations working as an interpreter for U.S. forces in Afghanistan. But he didn’t suffer physical harm until he moved to an apartment building in Sacramento’s Arden Arcade neighborhood. There, police say, a neighborhood teenager looking to rob him of cash or his cellphone shot him in the eye with a flare gun, severing his optic nerve.
Michel Milinkovitch only bought the naked bearded dragon because he was curious. What he and his grad student learned was that the mutated gene that robbed the bearded dragon of its scales is the same gene that controls feather development in birds and fur in mammals.
In the newest event in Cool Desert Nights, teams competed in an outhouse race, sponsored by Jeff's Lawn Care & Landscaping. Teams pushed, or peddled, their outhouse down the street, then had a series of "dirty bathroom" obstacles before the finish line.
Sarah GordonTri-City Herald
Outhouses race down George Washington Way in new Cool Desert Nights event