2 arrested in Natomas birthday party shooting

2 arrested in Natomas birthday party shooting
News from Sacramento Bee:

Sacramento police have arrested two men in connection with the May shooting that killed one man and injured a 7-year-old girl at a birthday party in Natomas.

Authorities described the shootings as gang-related and said narcotics prompted the violence.

Orlando Rhinehart, 28, was arrested Tuesday near San Juan and Truxel roads in Sacramento. Kelly Thomas, 22, was arrested Friday in New York, police said. Both were from the Sacramento region, though neither man was a resident of the neighborhood where the shooting took place.

Detectives received and followed numerous tips from the community that led to a cross-country search for the suspects, said Sacramento Chief of Police Sam Somers during a news conference on Tuesday.

Somers said at least one other suspect will be arrested.

“We are also confident this was not a random act. We believe that several suspects at this birthday party were the intended targets of this brazen attack,” Somers said.

The shooting occurred around 5 p.m. on May 10, when police said two armed gunman pulled up in a vehicle on the east side of Peregrine Park in the Gateway West neighborhood. The pair ap…………… continues on Sacramento Bee

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This Is What It Was Like to Go to James Joyce’s Birthday Party
News from The New Republic:

It is tea time at the Joyces’. Mrs. Joyce gives us the best tea and the nicest cakes that are to be had in any house in Paris. The children are here, now a young man and a young woman: George, a singer, Lucia, charming and retiring. Mrs. Joyce, with her rich personality, her sincere and steadfast character, is an ideal companion for a man who has to do Joyce’s work. She talks about Galway to me, and the old rain-soaked town comes before me as she talks about the square, the churches, the convent in which were passed many of her years. Some close friends, Irish, English, French, American, are here for tea. It is Joyce’s birthdayhis forty-sevenththe second of February.

This particular day is worth noting in Irish intellectual history. In the first place it is Saint Brighid’s Day, the first day of spring, when, according to Irish-speaking people, the sun “takes a cock’s step forward.” Saint Brighid was the patron of poets. James Stephens’ birthday is on the second of February; Thomas MacDonagh’s also fell on the same date. The fact that James Stephens and he have the same birthday is of enormous interest to Joyce. I do not know that he has any belief in any system of astrology, but I know that he is very much influenced by correspondences whic…………… continues on The New Republic

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