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Employees pitch in after expensive shoes stolen from teen

Nike's Air Force One sneakers were a must have for Jamal Johnson.

"I've been wanting those shoes for so long," said Jamal, who is going into his freshmen year at Center High School.

But, the trendy pair of kicks don't come cheap.

"They were $100, which is a lot of money when you got four kids to buy back to school clothes for," Jamal's mom Katie Winkler said.

Winkler is a single mother who lives on a tight budget.

"It's kind of a big deal, and he pretty much begged me -- almost to the point of being on his knees -- to get him these shoes," said Winkler, who eventually acquiesced in to her son's wishes.

On Saturday, they came to the Finish Line shoe store at the Westfield Galleria in Roseville – and as quickly as Jamal got his hands on the new sneakers, they disappeared.

State health officer warns about danger of Valley Fever

State health officer warns about danger of Valley Fever

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith is warning Californians to be aware of a potentially fatal infectious disease known as Valley Fever... Read More

Water reductions exceeding state goals amid drought

Water reductions exceeding state goals amid drought

SACRAMENTO – Californians reduced water usage by an estimated 27.3 percent in June, exceeding the 25 percent mandate set by Gov. Jerry Brown as a result of the state’s historic drought... Read More

Gas prices slide for 19 straight days

Gas prices slide for 19 straight days

WASHINGTON — Gas prices continue to fall across the United States as localized refinery issues resolve and the cost of crude remains low, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report... Read More

Sacramento libraries help teens find self-help books quietly

Sacramento libraries help teens find self-help books quietly

The Sacramento Public Library is getting some attention for a great idea that makes it easier for teens to help themselves with problems like depression, abuse and eating disorders.

Justin Azevedo, a librarian at the Arcade branch put together a list with issues teenagers sometimes deal with but are difficult to talk about. Next to each topic is the code that leads you to a self-help book.

"Whether it's something as seemingly mild as acne or whether it's something more serious like being in an abusive relationship," Sacramento Public Library teen librarian Molly Milazzo said. "These are the kinds of topics, especially when you are young, that you want to be able to handle quietly."

Body recovered along trail near Roseville Parkway bridge

A man's body was recovered along a bike trail near the Roseville Parkway bridge Tuesday morning, according to the Roseveille Police Department.

Department spokesperson Dee Dee Gunther said Roseville police and fire officials discovered the body after responding to a bicyclist's report of a man laying alongside the Miner's Ravine Trail at East Roseville Parkway and Rock Ridge Drive at 5:45 a.m.

A preliminary investigation suggests the man, an unidentified adult, fell or traveled from the bridge on Roseville Parkway about 50 to 60 feet down to the trail where his body was resting.

Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators are on the scene continuing an investigation.

Smart water systems protect investments, prevent hazards in Roseville

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Communities all over California are reminding residents to take care of their trees, even in this historic drought.

Leaders from both the City of Roseville and the City of Sacramento said it's all about smart watering to keep these investments alive.

Roseville now has watering trucks that are injecting what they refer to as high valued trees and other city landscapes. They are doing this with recycled water. The goal is to maintain Roseville's healthy tree canopy without dipping into our drinking water supply. Experts said the technology they use ensures every drop goes exactly where it needs to.

The City of Sacramento is also encouraging neighbors to keep their trees healthy. Kelly Conroy with the Sacramento Tree Foundation said it's important to water outside wisely.