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Roseville mobile home fire park deemed arson

ROSEVILLE - Firefighters said a fire that destroyed four mobile homes and severely damaged a fifth home was started by arson.

The fire broke out about 5:20 p.m. Friday in southwest Placer County. It erupted in in an empty field at PFE and Walerga roads and burned 5 acres.

The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Melanie Orantes, was arrested Friday while firefighters fought the flames. Witnesses saw Orantes throw a cigarette into a field and walk away. Detectives were able to track her down and take her into custody. Orantes was booked into Placer County Jail for arson; her bail has been set at $150,000.

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Suspension of VA benefits at Corinthian leaves future uncertain for veterans

ROSEVILLE - Sacramento-area veterans say the educational benefits that have helped them pay for classes at schools owned by the troubled, for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges have been suspended.

That includes Heald College in Roseville.

Nick Morgan was on his way to his last midterm of the session when he learned about the VA's move to suspend the GI Bill Benefit for Corinthian schools. Now, he's not sure what's in store for his future as negotiations continue.

Heald College in Roseville is one of more than 100 campuses across the country owned by the troubled Corinthian Colleges, Inc. California's Attorney General sued Corinthian last year, accusing the company of lying to students about the value of their education. The company faces multiple state and federal investigations.

Ready, Set, Grill

Ready, Set, Grill

Elizabeth Smith

Grilled Paiche Tacos with Pickled Veggies

There are not many things I love more than having friends over for a backyard barbecue. The simplicity of backyard gatherings puts everyone at ease – even me, the host. The menu doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, letting seasonal superstars like berries, tomatoes and stone fruit shine along side a fillet of fish or a steak and green salad is my only requirement... Read More

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No charges for trio in alleged Rocklin school threats

Three students at Whitney High School who were being investigated for alleged threats of gun violence at their school are in the clear.

The Placer County District Attorney's Office will not press charges against 18-year-old Justin Hermann and two 17 year olds who were arrested in late May. The trio were accused of perceived threats against their school. The Rocklin Police Department investigated and determined the alleged threats were not substantiated and sent its findings to the district attorney for review.

Assistant District Attorney Jeff Wilson said Hermann posted a message on social media in April that a friend of his was going to "shoot up the school." Herrmann later admitted to investigators his friend never made such a statement. However, other students saw the posting and shared it.

Rocklin Area Chamber Hosts Evening in the Park Concert Series

Rocklin Area Chamber Hosts Evening in the Park Concert Series

Every year, the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the summer concert series: Evening in the Park located at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin.

This free, fun, family event is open to all residents in the Rocklin and surrounding areas! Businesses are encouraged to take part of the Friday night concerts by either sponsoring the event, or by having a business booth out there. The average attendance of patrons to Evening in the Park is 500-1,000 each night.

Each concert that is hosted has a different theme and style of music. For 2014, the themes for Evening in the Park are:

Bodacious Burgers

Bodacious Burgers

Megan Myers

Perfect Burgers

Nothing says summer more than a burger fresh off the grill. These days, burgers are more than the classic beef-and-cheddar variety. We’ve taken to making burgers out of everything, from chicken to seafood to beans!

When choosing your burger, don’t be afraid to mix things up a little. Try adding international flair through toppings like kimchi or tzatsiki sauce, or mix some pesto right into the meat before cooking. Adding chopped olives, onions or jalapeños can add so much flavor with minimal effort... Read More