News Briefs: Massage-athon; No-see-um gnats; Accused shooter arraigned |

News Briefs: Massage-athon; No-see-um gnats; Accused shooter arraigned

News Briefs

Nevada City

n Council candidate to

hold massage-athon

A Happy Hour Massage-athon fundraiser is scheduled for Friday in Nevada City with the proceeds going to the Reinette Senum for Nevada City Council Campaign. Therapists will offer massages for $1 per minute from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Core Movement Center, 578 Searls Ave., Nevada City. For more information, call 470-0906. Senum is one of four candidates for three City Council seats. David McKay, Robert Bergman and Gene Downing are also running.

Nevada County

n No-see-um gnats enter

‘feeding frenzy’ period

Tiny black gnats known as no-see-ums (Leptoconops torrens) have begun to emerge and are entering a “feeding frenzy,” scientists from the UC Davis Department of Entomology said. Adult female no-see-ums need a blood meal to complete their reproductive cycle, so they bite people, animals and birds. Bites can turn into welts that grow one to two inches in size, last two weeks and are excruciatingly itchy, the scientists said. The insects don’t transmit diseases.

n Man accused of shooting

son arraigned Wednesday

Santos Santiago Delgado, 47, was arraigned Wednesday on felony charges of attempted murder while using a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats and being felon in possession of a firearm. Delgado is accused of hitting his 21-year-old son in the hand with a pellet from one of several rounds he allegedly fired from a shotgun at his North San Juan home May 16. Judge Candace Heidelberger placed a no-bail hold on Delgado, appointed the public defender’s office to represent him and set a continued arraignment for 1 p.m. May 29.

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