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Father, daughter killed during high speed chase


SACRAMENTO – Two innocent people were killed Wednesday morning during a pursuit of three suspected car thieves.

Jose Luis Barriga-Tovar, 35, and his daughter, identified by the county coroner on Thursday as Anahi Tovar, 14, both from Antelope, were pronounced dead at the scene when the suspects crashed into their car on Antelope North Road, near Interstate 80, California Highway Patrol Officer Liz Dutton said.

Roseville declares mandatory water cutbacks

ROSEVILLE (AP) - With no end in sight to the state drought, a Northern California city will ask residents to reduce water use by 20 percent.


The Sacramento Bee says Roseville will impose the cutbacks on Monday. While the city is calling the reduction "mandatory," the newspaper says water customers will not be hit with a surcharge or penalty if they do not meet that target.

Home Depot to hire 80,000 amid Spring super sales

Home Depot to hire 80,000 amid Spring super sales

SACRAMENTO - Big-box retailers are pinpointing spring as the perfect time for industry specific super sales. Similar to the big discounts available on Black Friday, bargains at stores like Home Depot, Lowe's and even Walmart are predicted to increase shopping, and in time, require additional help.

Home Depot, for example, is hiring 80,000 employees to help with the spring season.

Walmart's specials started on the first day of spring and will continue for nine days. Home Depot and Lowe's do it a little differently. They have deals going on now, but will continue various offers throughout the season.

Visit the store websites for specific details.

Counterfeit money transaction leads to 3 arrests in Roseville

Counterfeit money transaction leads to 3 arrests in Roseville

SACRAMENTO - Hotel guests who tried to pay for their Roseville room with counterfeit money were arrested Tuesday, Roseville police say.

Officers who responded to the hotel on the 100 block of N. Sunrise Avenue also searched the suspects' vehicles and recovered more bogus bills, heroin, drug paraphernalia, suspected stolen property and a loaded handgun, police spokesperson Dee Dee Gunther said. One of the vehicles was a rental truck reported stolen.

Arrested on various charges were Christian Bonardd, 35; Carlos Juan Alvarado, 42 and Lacey Leanne Magnussen, 31. All are from Citrus Heights.

Wynton Marsalis & Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Wynton Marsalis & Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

"The finest big band in the world today." - Daily Telegraph [UK]

"The personnel of the JLCO has been remarkably stable, evident in the group’s easygoing musical interaction and virtuosic soloing. Fast ensemble passages – many filled with tricky, multi-note sections – were delivered with a crisp, driving sense of swing." - Los Angeles Times

"As a composer, Mr. Marsalis has taken up both challenges, of precise tone poetry and of capturing a broader American experience." - The New York Times

Internationally acclaimed Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra returns to Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Grass Valley for another special concert presented by The Center for the Arts on Friday, March 7.

Ben Shadle, M.D., Appointed Medical Director of Bariatric Services

Ben Shadle, M.D., Appointed Medical Director of Bariatric Services

Benjamin Shadle, M.D., FACS, has been appointed Medical Director for Bariatric Services at Sutter Roseville Medical Center.  These services are a component of the Sutter Weight Management Institute (SWMI), which offers both medically supervised weight loss and surgical weight loss programs.

As a bariatric surgeon, Dr. Shadle’s professional interests and areas of research include advanced laparoscopy/bariatric surgery with a special interest in the treatment of diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea. 

Local malls welcome Thanksgiving Day shoppers

SACRAMENTO - Tens of thousands of shoppers packed malls up and down the Valley to take advantage of Black Friday sales.

Malls reported strong showings from bargain hunters. Arden Fair Mall had 61,000 shoppers pass through its doors between 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving and 3 p.m. Friday. Mall representatives expected to welcome enough shoppers in the final seven hours of the day to beat last year's turnout of 80,000 on Black Friday.

"There were 7,000 people in the first hour," Arden Fair Director of Security Steve Reed said.

Westfield Galleria at Roseville officials said there had been a "steady stream" of shoppers after the initial rush on Thanksgiving. They did not expect to be crunching visitor numbers until Sunday evening.

Stockton's Weberstown Mall also reported "thousands" of shoppers into the overnight hours Friday morning, and general manager Tom Cleveland said 32 of his mall's stores opened at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving.