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Foreclosures down, home values expected to climb

Foreclosures down, home values expected to climb

The foreclosure rate in the Central Valley is well below the national average according to data released by CoreLogic, a real estate data collection company... Read More

Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

SACRAMENTO – Keep Your Home California will receive an additional $383.3 million in funding from the federal government, allowing the mortgage-assistance program to help prevent foreclosure for more homeowners struggling with financial hardships.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the additional funding Wednesday, the second phase of additional funding approved for the Hardest Hit Fund program during the past two months.

The combined $383.3 million will allow the state-managed program to help at least 12,000 more homeowners. Qualifying homeowners can receive up to $100,000 in mortgage payment assistance from Keep Your Home California.

City of Elk Grove Green Gauntlet Fitness Challenge

City of Elk Grove Green Gauntlet Fitness Challenge

The City of Elk Grove has thrown down the gauntlet...and it's green!!!  Join the Elk Grove movement toward healthier living at the Green Gauntlet Fitness Challenge scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 5th at the Old Town Plaza in Elk Grove.

This one-day fitness competition is for both novice and advanced teams of 4 consisting of 2 men and 2 women.  The challenge is open to anyone over the age of 18.  And with the event being so close to St. Patrick's Day, green gear is not only welcomed, but encouraged!!

The competition will consist of timed heats that will push athletes to their limits in gymnastics, conditioning,and  strength training movements with equipment that includes tires, stones and weights.

The fun doesn't stop at the wokout mats.  Spectators can cheer on athletes, stroll through vendor lane, grab lunch or a snack from the food trucks, groove to the tunes of DJ Alazzawi, and play in the Repubic Kids Zone. 

Police searching for suspected armed robber of Elk Grove Walmart

An armed robbery suspect who stole cash from a 24-hour Elk Grove Walmart was at large Tuesday morning, according to police. 

There were shoppers and employees in the store at the time of the robbery, which happened at around 2 a.m. 

The man, whose image was capture by surveillance video, was armed with a handgun according to police. He wore a white hooded sweatshirt with black pants, brown shoes and a gray shirt. He stands at 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 225 pounds. 

Police say the man walked into the Walmart located off Elk Grove Boulevard and Laguna Springs Drive and took an undisclosed amount of money from the cash room. 


Elk Grove police locate missing 7-year-old child safe in Sacramento

Earlier: Elk Grove Police are looking for a 7-year-old child who ran away from his foster home located in the 8500 block of Mcphentridge Drive.

Jayden Yadao was described as Hispanic, standing 3 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 50 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a black shirt with red multi-colored squares and blue pants.

According to police, he was last seen around 3 p.m. before he left his foster parents' house. Police said Jayden left because he wanted to see a relative who lived in Sacramento.

This is a developing story, check back for more information.

Firefighter hospitalized while responding to I-5 crash


Cosumnes firefighter Eric Oviedo received major injures on Saturday after being hit by a car while responding to a crash in Interstate 5.

California Highway Patrol said emergency responders were working a car accident on I-5 northbound at Lambert Road at around 1:30 a.m. when  a Ford Van rear ended a Honda Accord, causing the car to slide off the roadway, striking the firefighter and throwing him several feet.

The 38-year-old firefighter was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. CHP said it doesn't believe drugs and alcohol were involved with the accident. 

Civic-Minded Entrepreneur Aims to Tap Growing Market in Elk Grove

Civic-Minded Entrepreneur Aims to Tap Growing Market in Elk Grove

Father, husband and civic-minded are a few terms that can describe Josh Hughes. Another term that combines all those is an enterprising small business owner who hopes to open shop in Elk Grove. 

Hughes, the owner of Emerald Tattoo and Piercing in Lodi and Modesto, hopes to open shop in Elk Grove by this Spring. Hughes has taken a lease out at 9410 Elk Grove-Florin Road and is currently working through the City of Elk Grove's planning process to open what would be the city's first tattoo parlor. 

A tattoo artist for 15 years, Hughes opened his first shop in Lodi nine years ago and followed it up with his Modesto location. At the time, his shop was one of two in Lodi and quickly established a loyal and diverse customer base.       ... Read More