Kitty O'Neal anchors the highly rated and award winning KFBK Afternoon News from 4 to 7 pm, a show she has hosted for over 20 years. She is also KFBK's Lifestyle Editor and provides news updates and feature reports throughout the day. She has had many coveted news assignments including covering a Presidential inauguration, the Grammy Awards, and 20 Academy Award ceremonies.
In her tenure at the station she has served in various capacities including news director for the former KGBY and producer of talk shows on KFBK.
Kitty's television credits include three years on KOVR 13 as entertainment reporter and host of the weekly real estate show Home TV, which ran for ten years. She also appears in many commercials, videos and national programs, including a CBS TV miniseries and the A&E Channel's Biography.
Kitty donates much of her time and talent to community events and charitable organizations. She also has been featured in numerous articles for local newspapers and publications and has appeared three times on the cover of Sacramento Magazine. Since 2001, the readers of that magazine have annually voted Kitty the Best Afternoon Drive Radio Personality in Sacramento.
Before her media work, Kitty sang professionally in a touring musical group and continues to perform today. She graduated with Honors from California State University, Sacramento and has her BA Degree in Communication Studies.
She is married to Kurt Spataro, an Executive Chef and Restaurateur and are partners in several Sacramento area restaurants.
Kitty is passionate about animals, especially felines, and she and Kurt have several cats.
Kitty is an avid traveler, and designs and sews clothing for herself when she has time. She and Kurt have lived in the Curtis Park neighborhood of Sacramento for 25 years.
A little shy at first, Herman is one kind and affectionate little guy! And just like most dogs, he will gladly sit and impress you for a treat, making him eager to please his human friends. Herman is a Chihuahua mix and almost three-years-old. He enjoys other dogs and could probably benefit from some dog training classes to teach him some confidence. He is available for adoption at the Sacramento SPCA!
Twinks is convinced she can be the next "Grumpy Cat!" Her adorable expression will catch your attention right away. She is about five years old and is one of our long-time residents here at the Sacramento SPCA. Twinks is a pretty independent girl who won't be the type of cat that is needing too much of your attention. She is looking for a home without other cats as she isn't a big fan.
For more information on Twinks visit the Sacramento SPCA.
*Adoption Special: All adult cats (over 1 y/o) are just $5 on Fridays
Includes spay/neuter, microchip, license and vaccinations
Hear Lana's movie reviews on KFBK Fridays at 6:40 pm
Recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have been released. KFBK has decided not to air them, although you can listen to them on our website.
This is such a magical time of year for children as they anxiously await their holiday gifts, but if you're a foster child, you may not be waking up in your own home surrounded by presents.
That's where Sleep Train CEO Dale Carlson comes in.
Dale has a big heart for foster children and is organizing a toy drive at Sleep Train Arena at the Kings game on Dec. 6th.
Visit Tharon's website: TruKidz.org
It's an annual Christmas tradition in Sacramento, the Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour in East Sacramento.
Several houses in the Fab 40s are beautifully and professionally decorated for the season and it's all for a good cause!
Kris Quigley, one of the organizers, joined me this evening to talk about it:
For more information: click here to visit the official website.
Meka, a San Francisco-based maker of humanoid robots and robot arms.
Bot & Dolly, a San Francisco-based maker of robotic camera systems that were recently used to create special effects in the movie “Gravity.”
Schaft, a small team of Japanese roboticists who recently left Tokyo University to develop a humanoid robot.
Industrial Perception Inc., a start-up in Palo Alto, Calif., that has developed computer vision systems and robot arms for sorting packages (and sometimes having some fun by throwing them).
This past Cyber Monday is set to be the most successful one ever.
Consumers did a bunch of online shopping even though they had the chance to get a jump on their holiday shopping on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and over the weekend. So far, overall sales were up 17.5% compared to last year, and Walmart is expected to be a big winner.
So what drove the sales? Tech expert and radio host Kim Komando joined me this afternoon to talk about it.
Since September, Instagram user @tipsforjesus has been leaving tips ranging from $500 to $10,000 at restaurants across the country, and documenting their generosity through photos.
Barbara Thompson, photo credit Paul Boris/KFBK
The holidays are here, and unfortunately, that means too many people may indulge too much in alcohol. You don't have to give up good taste for a good drink.
The National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, Sacramento Region Affiliate, will hold their Annual Holiday Mocktails Contest on this Thursday at Hock Farm.
|The purpose is to bring attention to the strategy of providing festive non-alcoholic drinks for guests and bar patrons this time of year when drunk driving is up. You may not know Sacramento has one of the worst records for drunk driving fatalities in the nation.||
Chris Yaroush, photo credit Paul Boris/KFBK
Barbara Thompson and Chris Yaroush joined me in the studio this afternoon to talk about it.
photo credit Paul Boris/KFBK
photo credit Paul Boris/KFBK
10 oz. contemporary glass with ice
Mt. Rose pomegranate blueberry margarita mixer
San Pellegrino (fizzy)
Using lime, sugar rim the glass and fill with ice. Muddle well 1/4 cup blueberries, 2 full springs of mint, 3 dashes of plum bitters.
Pour into the muddle 8 oz. of Mt. Rose Pomegranate blueberry margarita mixer, and 2 oz. of San Pellegrino. Stir Well. Strain and pour over ice. Garnish with speared blueberries and fresh mint sprig.
16 oz. glass tumbler filled with ice
basil Simple Syrup
San Pellegrino (fizzy)
Lime and rim the glass with sugar. In a cocktail shaker, muddle well 5 fresh basil leaves, 3 dashes of cardamom, 3 dashes of plum bitters, 1 1/2 tablespoons of basil simple syrup. Fill shaker with ice, pour in 10 oz. of Q Ginger, 6 oz. of San Pellegrino, stir well. Strain the basil rathbone into the glass. Garnish with a fresh basil, a dash of plum bitters and a splash of basil Symple Syrup.
A postage stamp that was supposed to commemorate the Statue of Liberty mistakenly shows the Las Vegas knock-off version!