Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sandra Cantu - Missing Since Friday Mar 27 '09 in Tracy, CA

Eight year old Sandra Cantu has been missing since Friday, March 27 '09 from her home in Tracy, CA.

News articles at the Tracy Press.

Tracy Crime Stoppers and the FBI have offered a $2,000 reward for information that leads to finding Sandra.

Anyone who has information is asked to call the Tracy Police department at (209) 831-4550.

Sandra is 4 feet tall and weighs 45 pounds. She has long, brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a "Hello Kitty" T-shirt and black leggings.

Police say there is no evidence of abduction or foul play, which is why it is still considered a missing persons case — and thus, doesn’t fit the criteria for an Amber Alert.

March 30 '09 UPDATE - Updated photo from National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Update April 1 '09 - Updated news article and photo gallery of Sandra Cantu.

Update April 2 '09
- Twitter site Search for Sandra

Update April 3 '09 - Sacramento's FOX40 station, Search for Sandra site:

A $10,000 reward is being offered by local bounty hunter Leonard Padilla for the safe return of Sandra Cantu. Padilla has extended his offer to Sunday evening (April 4 '09). Padilla can be reached at (916) 558-6915.

A $26,000 reward is being offered by the Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation for the safe return of Sandra Cantu. For donation information, contact the Sund/Carrington Foundation at (916) 567-1059 or Sgt. Tony Sheneman with the Tracy police department at (209) 612-6144.

A citizen search will be organized Saturday morning at the Tracy firehouse located at 7700 Linne Road.

UPDATE - April 6 '09: - Search for Sandra

TRACY - The search for 8-year-old Sandra Cantu has come to a grim end.

Tracy police confirm a black luggage that surfaced during an irrigation canal drain earlier this morning contained the body of the missing Tracy girl. Police said in an evening press conference that the girl was identified "by the type of clothing she was wearing."

Authorities will now turn their attention to finding the person or people responsible for the death of Sandra Cantu.

Sandra had been missing since Friday, March 27th, when she disappeared while returning home from a friend's house at the Orchard Estates Mobile Home Park.

Authorities have not made any arrests in the case, although their investigation has focused on several persons of interest.


My condolences to Sandra Cantu's parents, relatives, friends, and to all the citizens who assisted in the search for Sandra, or offered prayers for her safe return.


Update: April 11 '09 - ABC News -

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

Calif. Sunday School Teacher Booked in Child Death

Calif. police arrest Sunday school teacher in kidnapping, killing of girl found in suitcase

TRACY, Calif. April 11, 2009 (AP)

A California Sunday school teacher was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and killing an 8-year-old girl whose body was stuffed into a suitcase found in an irrigation pond.

Melissa Huckaby, 28, was arrested at 11:55 p.m., about five hours after she drove herself to the station at the request of police, according to Tracy Police Sgt. Tony Sheneman.

"She gave enough information to us during the course of the interview that probable cause was there to arrest her," said Sheneman...

Battlestar Galactica - Video: Eick Blog: Final Thoughts

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Courtesy of SciFi Channel and HULU:

Battlestar Galactica - Eick Blog: Final Thoughts

Behind the Scenes|04:00|

Ron, the cast and crew share some of their final thoughts on the show.

Stargate SG-1 - Merchandise - Quantum Mechanix: NEW Teal'c Maquette

At GateWorld Forums:

(Photos at the link above.)

QMX Andy from Quantum Mechaniz just announced:

Stargate SG-1 Limited Edition Animated Maquettes

Season One – Teal'c

Hero Sized!

Hand-painted resin maquette of Teal'c as we first meet him in Season One, Children of the Gods

Limited to just 1,000, the Teal'c maquette is hero-sized, standing over 9 inches tall, including his staff weapon.

Teal'c is the first in a line of animated maquettes inspired by the heros (and villians) of Stargate.

Star Trek - Video: NEW Extended TV Promo Commercial

Furnace - Video: SciFi Channel 's Scinema Saturday Apr 4 '09

A 2006 made-for-DVD movie, 'Furnace,' starring Michael Paré, Ja Rule, Jenny McShane, Danny Trejo and Tom Sizemore. Airs Saturday, April 4 '09 at 9pm on the SciFi Channel (US).

Official movie site.

Detective Michael Turner investigates mysterious deaths that occur in and around a maximum-security prison. What begins as just another suicide and murder case unfolds into a furious struggle to uncover the unexplainable while escaping death at the hands of a vengeful spirit unleashed within the prison walls.

Legend of the Seeker - Video: 'Bloodline'

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Courtesy of HULU, Legend of the Seeker's 'Bloodline,' starring Bridget Regan, Craig Horner, Jessica Marais, Bruce Spence, David de Lautour, Jay Laga'aia and Craig Parker.

While on a quest to prevent the Third Box of Orden from winding up in the hands of Darken Rahl, Richard learns a startling revelation about his friend, Zedd.

Stargate - GateWorld: Neal Acree Audio Interview

At GateWorld:


GateWorld talks with Neal Acree

Depending on where you live and how the network on which you have watched Atlantis handles the end credits, you may not have been able to catch the "Additional Music by Neal Acree" tile.

Since Season Eight of SG-1 and midway through Season Three of Atlantis Neal has been composing additional music for Stargate alongside the legendary Joel Goldsmith. GateWorld is proud to bring you our first interview with this young composer, who shares not only his insight into how he creates for the franchise, but has graciously shared unreleased samples of his Stargate work in the audio version!

Neal discusses musical selections which originally made him fall in love with the art, his journey to composing for the franchise and, of course, some of his favorite pieces. We also discuss the growing influence of the gaming industry and what the future may have in store for new entertainment mediums.

GateWorld's interview with Neal Acree runs 39 minutes. Listen online at your leisure, download it to your MP3 player, or subscribe now to the iTunes podcast! The full interview is also transcribed [at the link above].

A brief excerpt:

GW: Tell us about the path that led you to Stargate. How'd that ball start to get rolling?
NA: A friend introduced me to Joel back in the day when I was setting up equipment and helping out other composers.

GW: What season of Stargate was this in when you were first introduced to Joel?
NA: I started right before Season Three [of SG-1]. He had just wrapped Season Two. He was moving to a new house and a new studio. I helped him move and get set up in his new studio and stayed on as his assistant, and over the years did everything from mixing to orchestrating to helping manage his sample library. Eventually ended up getting to write on the show which was a great opportunity.

Hugh Laurie - House - Video: 'Here Kitty'

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Courtesy of FOX and HULU, House's 'Here Kitty,' starring Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer, Peter Jacobson, Kal Penn and Olivia Wilde. Guest stars include Charlie Carter, Jennifer Crystal, Whitney Cummings, Judy Greer and Christopher Moynihan.

A woman who believes a cat has predicted her death desperately seeks House’s help.

Family Guy Beams in Star Trek: The Next Generation Sun Mar 29 '09

Family Guy's 'Not All Dogs Go to Heaven' airs at 9pm on FOX.

At SFX Magazine:

Next Gen Stars Reunite For Family Guy

Sunday’s episode of Family Guy features a Next Generation reunion, when Stewie and co go to a Trek convention and meet Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Denise Crosby, Gates McFadden, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn and Wil ("I blog me!") Wheaton.


SFX Magazine also has a two-part interview with Family Guy executive-producer Dave Goodman:

Part One

Family Guy Star Trek Interview Part One

With the approaching Star Trek very much on our mind at the moment - check out next issue of the mag - we revealed on Wednesday that the Family Guy team were planning an episode with The Next Generation crew. We love a bit of Family Guy, so when executive producer David Goodman chatted about it with journalists at a conference earlier this week, we were happy to grab the Q and A highlights to share...

A brief excerpt:

When the Star Trek actors provide their voices, do they come over as themselves or as their familiar on-screen characters?
Goodman: They're playing themselves. All the characters are playing themselves. Although I will say that they were all very game. We had fun playing with who they really are, and that Stewie discovers what it's like to hang out with them. It's a different Family Guy twist on your expectations, so I'm very pleased with the surprises in the episode in terms of the journey that Stewie takes with these people.

Part Two

Ben Browder / Claudia Black - Video trailer: Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars - April 2/3 '09 SciFi Channel

From's schedulebot, Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars has been schedule to air on Thursday, April 2 at 3am (Part 1) and Friday, April 3 at 3am (Part 2). This 2004 made-for-TV miniseries stars Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe, Gigi Edgley, Wayne Pygram, Raelee Hill, Melissa Jaffer, Paul Goddard, Tammy McIntosh, David Franklin, Rebecca Riggs, Francesca Buller and Lani John Tupu.

Photo Gallery at the SciFi Channel.

The Simpsons - Video: 'In The Name Of The Grandfather'

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Courtesy of FOX and HULU, The Simpsons' 'In The Name Of The Grandfather.'

The family travels to Ireland where Homer and Grandpa try to save Grandpa’s favorite pub.

Star Trek: The Next Generation - SciFi Monday Mar 30 '09

From's schedulebot, the Star Trek: The Next Generation line up for SciFi Monday, March 30 '09 on the SciFi Channel (US):

7:00P THE SCHIZOID MAN - Guest stars include William Morgan Sheppard and Suzie Plakson


9:00P A MATTER OF HONOR - Guest stars include Chris Latta, Brian Thompson and John Putch. A superb episode.

10:00P THE MEASURE OF A MAN - Guest stars include Clyde Kusatsu, Whoopi Goldberg and Brian Brophy. An exceptional episode.

Heroes - Video: 'Cold Snap'

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Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Heroes' 'Cold Snap,' starring Jack Coleman, Greg Grunberg, Ali Larter, James Kyson Lee, Masi Oka, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Cristine Rose and Milo Ventimiglia. Guest stars include Noah Gray-Cabey, Brea Grant, David H. Lawrence, Elizabeth Lackey, William Duffy, Zeljko Ivanek and Swoosie Kurtz.

Rebel is finally revealed! Can Tracy overcome her self-serving nature to save Rebel's life? Swoosie Kurtz guest stars.

Stargate SG-1 - 6pm Weekday Rotation Episodes week Mar 30 '09

From's schedulebot, the Stargate SG-1 6pm weekday rotation episodes for the weekof March 30 '09 on the SciFi Channel (US):

3/30/2009 (SEASON 10) MORPHEUS - Guest stars include Robert Picardo, Ben Ratner and Robin Mossley

3/31/2009 (SEASON 10) THE PEGASUS PROJECT - The cross-over episode with Stargate Atlantis! Guest stars include David Hewlett, Joe Flanigan, Torri Higginson, Matthew Glave, Sarah Strange, Gary Jones, David Nykl, Chuck Campbell, Matthew Walker

4/01/2009 (SEASON 10) INSIDERS - Guest stars include Cliff Simon, Peter Flemming, Bill Dow and Gary Jones

No SG1 episode scheduled on Apr. 2nd due to Highlander Marathon

4/03/2009 (SEASON 10) UNINVITED - Guest stars include Keegan Connor Tracy and Erik Breker

Tahmoh Penikett - Dollhouse - Video: Echoes

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Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Dollhouse's 'Echoes,' starring Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz, Tahmoh Penikett, Enver Gjokaj, Dichen Lachman and Olivia Williams. Guest stars include Leo Carpenter, Philip Casnoff, Josh Cooke, Reed Diamond and Miracle Laurie.

Echo heads back to school where pieces of her past come into focus.

Battlestar Galactica - Life Lessons from Col. Saul Tigh

Terminator - The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Video: 'To The Lighthouse'

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Courtesy of FOX and HULU, the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles episode, 'To The Lighthouse,' starring Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Brian Austin Green, Richard T. Jones, Garret Dillahunt, Shirley Manson and Leven Rambin. Guest stars include John DeVito, Shane Edelman, Gina Gallego, Mackenzie Brooke Smith and Dean Winters.

Sarah puts John in a safe house, and Cameron and Derek struggle to work together.