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Central Valley foreclosure rates continue to drop

Central Valley foreclosure rates continue to drop

MODESTO – The foreclosure rate in Modesto dropped in March from the same time last year across the Central Valley. In Modesto and Merced, .62 percent of outstanding mortgages dropped into foreclosure in March. ... Read More

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California wines sales, popularity continue to grow

California wines sales, popularity continue to grow

SAN FRANCISCO – California domestic wine shipments were up 4.4 percent form last year while retail value of the state’s wine rose 6.7 percent, according to the California wine institute.  ... Read More

Voters have mixed views on state of economy

Voters have mixed views on state of economy

SACRAMENTO – California voters aren’t particularly upbeat about the state’s economy, according to the latest Field Poll. ... Read More

Fingers severed in Elk Grove machete attack

Fingers severed in Elk Grove machete attack

Elk Grove Police have arrested five suspects in connection to Wednesdays gruesome machete attack that left one victim with partially severed fingers.
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Your Kids’ Best Staycation Yet

Your Kids’ Best Staycation Yet

Elizabeth Leader Smith

 

Fruity Soda Pop

I never went to summer camp as a kid. My family didn’t leave for the month of July. We didn’t have a beach house where we could escape the heat. Instead, my siblings and I played with the other homebound neighborhood kids. We rode our bikes, roller skated, built forts, drew hopscotches, ran through sprinklers and played games long after the fireflies came out. Throughout the day, someone’s parent would open their screen door and offer us berries, apple slices, sandwiches, ice cream bars or cold lemonade.

Battling Boredom

This summer, my kids’ summer will likely look similar (minus the sprinkler since we’re in a draught here in Texas). We’re staying home, and if you are too, fear not. There’s plenty of potential for excitement including... Read More

Arden Hills-trained Collin Altamirano plays role in University of Virginia winning NCAA championship

Arden Hills-trained Collin Altamirano plays role in University of Virginia winning NCAA championship

Collin Altamirano, a rising national tennis champion on scholarship at the University of Virginia (UVa) who continues to train at JMG Tennis Academy at Arden Hills in the off season, played a key role in the men’s tennis team winning the NCAA Championship title on May 19, 2015.  Ranked third going into the tournament, the Cavaliers defeated top-seeded Oklahoma in a 4-1 victory in Waco, Texas.  In fact, Virginia defeated Oklahoma in all matches during the highly competitive tournament. And, after playing with heart, intensity and talent, Altamirano made the all-tournament team in singles and the duo of Altamirano and partner J.C. Aragone earned all-tourney recognition in doubles.

Sacramento is a top 10 destination city

Sacramento is a top 10 destination city


Sacramento is a destination city? It seems so, according to U-Haul.

Sacramento made this year's cut – rising three spots from last year to be named the 10th U.S. destination city.

The rankings reflect the top 10 destinations of U-Haul one-way rentals for the previous year. There are several reasons for the growth.

The survey credits the area's "green living" initiatives, as well as affordable regional home prices compared to coastal cities.

Another reason, Sacramento's growing entertainment hub with the new downtown arena well on its way.

"We're really stoked," said new Sacramento resident Whitney Dufresne, who moved to an east Sacramento home on Thursday. "Living near a great park within walking distance to a lot of neat restaurants and things to do is exciting for sure."