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  • Valley Lawmakers Host Ag Secretary to Discuss Water Management

    MODESTO — Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue stopped in the Central Valley on Tuesday to speak with farmers, along with Republican Congressman Jeff Denham and Democratic Congressman Jim Costa. Perdue expressed support for farmers, who strongly oppose a plan to divert Central Valley water to boost the fish habitat. “There’s enough water if we would commit to storing that water and not letting it flow directly into the ocean unimpeded,” Perdue said. Perdue added that the federal government has no […]

  • Bell Rings Out in Honor of Fallen CHP Officer Kirk Griess

    WEST SACRAMENTO — On Monday at the CHP Academy, the bell chimed in memory of 19-year CHP veteran Kirk Griess. Griess and the Vallejo man he pulled over along Interstate 80 in Fairfield were killed when another driver slammed into them on the shoulder of the freeway.

  • Lawmakers, Critics Blast DMV for Long Lines, Inefficiency

    SACRAMENTO — Six to eight hour waits without an appointment, and even hour-long waits with an appointment, have opened the door for some lawmakers calling on the California State Legislature’s joint audit committee to order an audit of the Department of Motor Vehicles. According to DMV, the long wait times are the result of the Real ID rollout. The new identification cards meet federal security standards. The application process requires people to come in person and present specific documentation proving their […]

  • Local Organizations Team Up to Provide Back-to-School Supplies to Foster Kids

    RANCHO CORDOVA — Going back to school is normally an ordinary routine for many students but for some foster children the experience is anything but familiar. That’s why Ticket to Dream has partnered with Mattress Firm to get 700 backpacks full of school supplies into the hands of kids struggling for a stable family life. Community members can drop off supplies at any Mattress Firm location and they will be donated to kids in need or you can visit the […]

  • Man Killed in Crash near McClellan Park

    SACRAMENTO — A man was killed Tuesday morning in North Sacramento after veering off the road near McClellan Park. Investigators from the California Highway Patrol say the man was heading west down Roseville Road, and left the road for unknown reasons and crashed into a fence by the railroad tracks. CHP Sergeant Troy Rivers says investigators have gotten conflicting reports on what may have caused the crash, but said their best advice is to never let your guard down behind […]

  • Stanislaus County Kids with Good Attendance Treated to School Supply Shopping Spree

    MODESTO — Stocking up for school supplies can get expensive quickly, but 35 kids paid their own way Monday morning in Modesto. The Head Start students from across Stanislaus County had either perfect attendance or, like Uzma Omarhaill, vastly improved attendance over the last year. “She’s learning to speak English,” her mom, Fresada Omarhaill said. Fresada isn’t just a proud mom. She’s relieved. She has also been shopping for her two older kids, so the $40 Walmart gift card Uzma […]

  • New Gym Specializes in Serving Kids with Special Needs

    PLACERVILLE — A new gym in Placerville offers kids a fun place to stay clean, cool and active. “This is a place where you don’t have to say, ‘I’m sorry,'” co-owner Patrick McAtee said. McAtee says he is all too familiar with what it means to be an apologetic parent. He and his wife and business partner have special needs children. “People just don’t understand. Probably the worst part of it is they look at you and say, ‘Why can’t […]

  • ‘It Did Not Fear People’: Family Records Mouse Eating Pizza at John’s Incredible Pizza in Roseville

    ROSEVILLE — Right in the middle of the floor at John’s Incredible Pizza in Roseville, a family spotted a rodent eating a piece of pizza. Marques Castro was literally tracking that mouse’s every move. “It went down on the ground and it came back up,” Castro explained. He was attending a family birthday party at the entertainment center at about 8:30 p.m. when he spotted the mouse. “We lost it the first time we didn’t know where it was at but […]

  • BecuzICare11’s Leah Nelson Hosts Basketball Camp for Kids

    SACRAMENTO — So often in this world of viral sensations, someone gets their 15 minutes of fame and then goes back to life as usual. But for Leah Nelson, who captured hearts internationally in 2016 with her BecuzICare11 bracelet campaign, that’s not the case. Her mission to spread kindness has continued on to this day. Thursday, she celebrated two years of BecuzICare with a “Bigger Than Basketball” camp — which teaches leadership skills through basketball. Joining her, as usual, is DJ […]