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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. 

Body reported in McKinley Park duck pond


A body was reportedly in the duck pond of McKinley Park, according to the Sacramento Fire Department.

McKinley Park is in East Sacramento, at the corner of Alhambra Boulevard and H street. 

According to the Sacramento Police Department, the body is that of a male in his 40s. Investigators believe no foul play was involved. 

Fire department spokesperson Chris Harvey said crews are working on a recovery. 

This story is developing. Return to this page for the latest information. 


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."

Vincent DiLeo will receive “The Award Of Excellence” from the State Fair Fine Art Competition

 Vincent DiLeo will receive “The Award Of Excellence” from the State Fair Fine Art Competition

This year there were 1,200 entries entered into the California State Fair Fine Art

Competition. Of those, only 180 artists were selected to showcase their art.

Vincent DiLeos’ photomontage, titled “Ghost Ship”, has been selected for this

award. This photomontage was created from four photographs by blending the

images together to look like one. The photograph looks like a pirate ship drifting

4th of July Parade in East Sac's Fab 40's


East Sacramento's neighborhood, widely known as the 'Fab 40s,' welcomed its annual Fourth of July Parade Saturday morning.

The parade started at 41st Street between J and M Streets sometime around 11:00 a.m. The mob of mostly neighbors marched the block to J Street down 42nd Street to Folsom, and then back up 41st Street.

The 'Fab 40s' is the nickname locals have for lots bordered by J Street and Folsom Boulevard and between 38th and 46th Streets in East Sacramento. The homes are among the largest in East Sacramento.


Sacramento is a top 10 destination city

Sacramento is a top 10 destination city


Sacramento is a destination city? It seems so, according to U-Haul.

Sacramento made this year's cut – rising three spots from last year to be named the 10th U.S. destination city.

The rankings reflect the top 10 destinations of U-Haul one-way rentals for the previous year. There are several reasons for the growth.

The survey credits the area's "green living" initiatives, as well as affordable regional home prices compared to coastal cities.

Another reason, Sacramento's growing entertainment hub with the new downtown arena well on its way.

"We're really stoked," said new Sacramento resident Whitney Dufresne, who moved to an east Sacramento home on Thursday. "Living near a great park within walking distance to a lot of neat restaurants and things to do is exciting for sure."