Rancho Cordova, CA

Sacramento Man, 21, Identified As Driver Killed In Crash Near Power Inn And Fruitridge Roads

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — One person was killed and two other people were taken to the hospital after a crash involving several cars in Sacramento late Wednesday morning. Sacramento police say the crash happened around 11:30 a.m. near Power Inn and Fruitridge roads. A sedan collided with a tow truck, killing the driver of the sedan, a 21-year-old male, and injuring a passenger who is expected to survive. The driver of the tow truck was taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. A third vehicle was grazed in the incident. The driver of the sedan was headed home when the crash happened. Police said, although there is a high school close by, the driver who died has no connection with the school. On Friday, the Sacramento County Corner’s Office identified the driver killed as 21-year-old TaQuan Larel Randall. No other information has been released.
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Rocklin’s New Trader Joe’s Store Opens With Fanfare

ROCKLIN (CBS13) — The opening of Trader Joe’s newest location in Rocklin was greeted with cheers on Friday morning. The 10,200 square-foot store is located along Rocklin Commons Drive, just off of Interstate 80. It’s the first new Trader Joe’s to open in the Sacramento area in over a decade...
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Mountain Democrat

Business Spotlight: Pure Life Collective

El Dorado County natives Summer Bradley-Chiusano and Kelly Chiusano have been bringing medical cannabis merchandise to the area for more than 10 years; their Diamond Springs dispensary remains in high demand. With 800-plus skus available, Pure Life Collective offers a wide variety of medication — from tablets, tinctures or capsules...
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The history of the mythical Lemurian city at the Sacramento River headwaters at Mount Shasta | Bartell's Backroads

MOUNT SHASTA, Calif. — The mighty Sacramento River is a 447-mile-long waterway, accumulating snow melt and rain runoff from 19 different counties in Northern California. It hydrates thirsty farmlands and provides drinking water to millions of people from San Francisco to Redding. On average, the river is around 70 feet wide but at its headwaters, the Sacramento River is not much more than a trickle of water spewing out of a hole in the side of Mount Shasta.
Sacramento Observer

Superintendent Announces Formation Of Black Student Achievement Task Force

(WORDINBLACK.COM) – California Superintendent Tony Thurmond took a daring step Thursday morning. Thurmond announced the creation of the Black Student Achievement Task Force with a goal of “getting to recommendations that fold into legislation that will help fill the (opportunity) gaps.”. The task force’s leaders are a brigade of the...

Fire-scarred California braces for more storms, flash floods

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Northern California residents are cleaning up Friday and preparing for a massive storm this weekend that could bring flash flooding to vast areas scorched by fire. Residents had been relieved when rain started falling this week for the first time in any measurable way since spring, helping...
Elk Grove Citizen

Family members survive fiery plane crash in Wilton

Four family members injured in a fiery plane crash in Wilton on Oct. 14 are expected to make a good recovery, according to reports from family members and friends. A dog didn’t survive. The crash was reported at 4:18 p.m. near the corner of Alta Mesa and Blake roads. The...

Where to find the COVID-19 vaccine in Auburn

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Auburn: 1. 10045 Combie Rd (530) 268-3753; 2. 388 Elm Ave (530) 823-0825; 3. 420 Grass Valley Hwy 530-885-9381; 4. 2805 Bell Rd 530-823-8125; 5. 2550 Bell Rd 530-401-9979; 6. 12120 New Airport Rd 530-888-9235;

Significant Rain and Snow this Weekend into Early Next Week

Wet weather will continue across the region into early next week. A weather system will move through today followed by a stronger and wetter storm later Saturday and Sunday that will be accompanied by heavy precipitation and strong winds. Heavy snow will be possible in the Sierra Sunday night into early Tuesday. Flood Watch from Saturday evening through Monday afternoon, Flood Watch from Saturday evening through Monday afternoon in effect.
Sacramento Bee

Sacramento County activates motel voucher program for homeless as big storm arrives

Sacramento County has activated its severe weather sheltering program, giving motel vouchers to vulnerable homeless residents as heavy rainstorms are expected to batter Northern California over the next few days. The program was activated by the county Department of Human Assistance, when “homeless outreach partners began actively issuing motel vouchers...
Elk Grove Citizen

The elk run back to Elk Grove

The 10th annual Kaiser Permanente Running of the Elk attracted hundreds of participants on Oct. 17 for its return to in-person races after going online last year. Though the event was somewhat scaled down from 2019 — featuring a 10K, a 5K and a children’s fun run, but no half-marathon — former Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis called the comeback “energizing.”
Daily Democrat

Woodland man graduates from Mental Health Court

A Woodland man recently graduated from the Mental Health Court program in Department 8 of the Yolo County Superior Courts via Zoom. On Thursday, 33-year-old Phillip Collins was congratulated by team members who helped him along his journey during the minimum 18-month program, according to a press release from Yolo County Administrator’s Office.
Elk Grove Citizen

Former EG mayor becomes president of civil rights group

Former Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly is now the president and CEO of the civil rights organization, Asian American Civil Liberties & Anti-Defamation (AACLAD). Ly, who became America’s first Hmong mayor when he was elected as Elk Grove’s mayor in 2016, served in that role until last year. In an...