TRex, a small Chihuahua that was lost on New Years Eve 2018 and found three months later with help from NextDoor readers, died on Easter Sunday, according to his owner, Hai Leong of Third Avenue. More than 50 people posted expressions of sorrow on NextDoor.
Bougainvilleas grow in Curtis Park
A Land Park resident recently posted a question about whether bougainvilleas can be grown successfully in our climate. He received about 30 positive replies from people who have grown the plants along south and southwest exposures. Several recommended that the plants be covered during a frost period. Some noted that the leaves fell off during the winter but recovered well in the spring and came back with many colorful blossoms.
Stolen bikes on the rise
The number of bicycles reported stolen continues to rise, even as some other types of theft decline, according to FBI statistics. The Sacramento Police Department offers a free bicycle registration program. If the bike is stolen and recovered by police, it will be returned to the registered owner. See https://rideon.sacpd.org. In addition, the nonprofit group Sacramento Area Bike Owners offers many tips for properly locking your bike and types of bike locks available – https://sacbike.org/resources/protect-your-ride/.