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One of the “Lost Boys of Sudan” to Visit Sacramento

One of the “Lost Boys of Sudan” to Visit Sacramento

Deng Jongkuch will Partner with Sacramento-based Non-Profit ImpactAVillage to Educate the Community about South Sudan

Throughout the week of March 17th, Deng Jongkuch will be in Northern California speaking to students about his journey as one of The Lost Boys of Sudan. He will also inform the community about the work of non-profit ImpactAVillage and the recent conflict in South Sudan.

One of the “Lost Boys of Sudan” to Visit Sacramento

One of the “Lost Boys of Sudan” to Visit Sacramento

Deng Jongkuch will Partner with Sacramento-based Non-Profit ImpactAVillage to Educate the Community about South Sudan

Throughout the week of March 17th, Deng Jongkuch will be in Northern California speaking to students about his journey as one of The Lost Boys of Sudan. He will also inform the community about the work of non-profit ImpactAVillage and the recent conflict in South Sudan.

La-Z-Boy Owners Donate Furnishings to Youth Organization in Natomas

La-Z-Boy Owners Donate Furnishings to Youth Organization in Natomas

The owners of the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries recently donated more than $10,000 in home furnishings to the Success Academy -- Juveniles At Risk (JAR) program, a non-profit organization in Sacramento that serves needy youth and young adults. JAR, established nearly 12 years ago as a resource for at-risk youth, recently opened two townhomes in Natomas to provide emancipated young men (ages 18-to-24) with transitional independent living. The recent donation by La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries included a sofa, sleeper sofa, rocker recliner, two occasional table sets, entertainment units, art, rugs, lamps and silk plants.

“We are grateful that our 30 years of success in the Sacramento area allows us to ‘give back’ to the community--especially to those who might need a little extra comfort,” said Liz Reego, co-owner of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries.  “If living in a beautiful environment provides happiness, then it’s worth the effort.”

Roseville Celebrity Chili Cook-Off Coming in March

Roseville Celebrity Chili Cook-Off Coming in March

ROSEVILLE – Local community leaders will put on their chef aprons and go head-to-head in a special chili cook-off to benefit programs for Roseville teenagers.

The 2014 Roseville Celebrity Chili Cook-Off will be held on Friday, March 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Maidu Community Center. 

The chefs will include Roseville Mayor Susan Rohan, William Jessup University President John Jackson, FOX 40 Morning News Anchor Paul Robins, and Sierra College President Willy Duncan, the defending champion from last year’s cook-off. They will be joined by several other local elected officials, education, business, and government leaders. 

Proceeds will benefit after-school programs for teenagers and Point Break, an evidence-based program designed to address social issues such as harassment, prejudice, bullying, and suicide.

Annual Run Rocklin Adds Half-Marathon And New Fund-Raising Opportunities

Annual Run Rocklin Adds Half-Marathon And New Fund-Raising Opportunities

The 11th annual Run Rocklin will be held Sunday, April 6 at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin. This year a half-marathon (13.1 miles) will be included, which is a popular distance for many running enthusiasts.

Unlike other half-marathons in the Sacramento region, Run Rocklin offers more rolling hills and challenging terrain. The race starts and ends at Johnson Springview Park, 5480 5th St., Rocklin, CA 95677

“The half-marathon is a very popular, sought-after distance. It’s what a lot of runners are doing locally,” Race Director Larry Osborne said.  Our half-marathon offers a unique combination of a gentle start, up-and-down terrain, rolling hills and a flat fast finish. People have been asking us to add a half-marathon for years. It’s a good time to expand Run Rocklin.”

5th Planet Games Finds Niche in Social Games Market

5th Planet Games Finds Niche in Social Games Market

Guest post by Kirsten Schneider of Schneider Communications.

Fueled by a passion for multiplayer, social video games, Rob Winkler and three likeminded friends launched 5th Planet Games in 2009 out of their Roseville homes. The company has seen rapid growth since its humble beginnings; developing story-driven, content-rich online social games played more than 100 million times around the world.

With revenue of over $10 million last year, the company has been profitable since soon after it began operations. Other than some early funding from family, 5th Planet Games has not sought investment dollars. Although the games are free, players can pay for virtual goods and upgrades, such as better swords and shields. Winkler estimates between 10-15 percent of players pay for these items... Read More

'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' Winning Dish to be announced this Thursday Feb. 6

'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' Winning Dish to be announced this Thursday Feb. 6

This week's 'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' poll asked News10 viewers to decide what the News10 Good Morning crew will be eating this Friday, Feb. 7 during our 5 and 6 a.m. live newscasts.

Co-anchor Dan Elliott and traffic anchor Melissa Crowley will be enjoying breakfast and meeting local residents at Carol's Restaurant in West Sacramento.