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Local Taekwondo School Hosts Board Break-a-Thon Fundraiser

Local Taekwondo School Hosts Board Break-a-Thon Fundraiser

Sacramento, California - Zapata's Martial Arts is pleased to announce it will be hosting the first annual Board Break-A-Thon for Freddy.  The event will be held on May 21st at 10:00 a.m. at 1583 West El Camino, Suite 102 Sacramento, CA 95833.  One hundred participants will break more than 2,000 boards in just one hour.

The Board Break-A-Thon event benefits Freddy Brown

On Saturday, April 2nd, Laura's twenty-two month old son Freddy was rushed to the Emergency room due to a sudden onset of respiratory distress.  By Saturday evening, little Freddy was diagnosed with Wilm's tumor, also known as nephroblastoma, a rare form of kidney cancer.

 Freddy required immediate surgery to remove the large tumor and his left kidney.

Sheriff: Suspicious package under car 'benign'

SACRAMENTO, CA - Authorities are clearing the scene after determining a suspicious package under a car was a package of Christmas lights.

Deputy Jason Ramos said a caller reported an 8 inch by 8 inch glass brick package with wires and plugs under the car parked on the 3600 block of Marconi Avenue. The call was made around 10 a.m.

The sheriff's bomb squad responded. The item was lights wrapped in plastic, according to Ramos.

Man convicted in Arden-Arcade double murder

SACRAMENTO, CA - One of two murder defendants in what sheriff's detectives described as a deadly case of mistaken identity has been found guilty. 

Besides two counts of second degree murder, a Sacramento County Court jury convicted Dominique Amos of attempted murder and use of a firearm.

Amos and co-defendant Ronnie Brown, III, were charged in the fatal shootings of Eleea Langley Jr., 29, and Marcus Thompson, 18, in front of an Arden Arcade apartment complex on Jan. 14, 2010. A third person, an 18 year old, was also shot.

Previously, a sheriff's department spokesman said investigators believed Amos and Brown had gone to the Villa Capri apartments on Trussel Way to retaliate over an earlier fight involving young women in which a gun was pulled. Detectives believed the victims were not involved in the previous confrontation and were mistakenly shot.

Let's find Cosey a home!

Let's find Cosey a home!

Cosey is a big cuddle bug.  She is a five-year-old mix of American Staffordshire Terrier and Catahoula Leopard Dog, making her a very unique mix! Cosey is a staff favorite here at the SPCA as she is an affectionate girl who loves getting and giving kisses. Cosey would do well in a somewhat active home with another dog or cat.  She is eligible for Seniors for Seniors for Adoption Program. Any adopter over the age of sixty can have the adoption fees waived!

*Also, don't forget!

Join us for the DOGGY DASH, Saturday, June 4 at William Land Park

Visit www.sspca.org for more information and to register today!

Man sought in Fair Oaks art gallery robbery, attack

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento County sheriff's investigators were searching for a man in an armed robbery and sexual assault at the Ventana Art Gallery.

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department spokesman Deputy Jason Ramos said a man entered the Ventana Art Gallery in the Pavillions Mall on Fair Oaks Boulevard just before closing at 6 p.m. Monday.

He held a gun to a female employee's head and took her into a secluded area in the back where he sexually assaulted her, Ramos said.

The woman was shaken but chose not to go to a hospital for treatment.

Investigators searched for DNA evidence and dusted for fingerprints.

The robber was described as black, in his 20s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and about 165 pounds.

He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue denim shorts and may have driven away in a black Volkswagen Jetta.

Deputies detain suspect in Sacramento church burglary

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento County sheriff deputies detained a burglary suspect after setting up a perimeter for 15 minutes in the Bell Street and Alta Arden Expressway area around 4 p.m.

The burglar broke into the River Valley Baptist Church on 1820 Bell Street after breaking a window, said Deputy Jason Ramos.

A pastor inside of the church told deputies the suspect rode up on a bike and fled on foot.

The pastor was no injured during the burglary, said Ramos.

Ramos said the pastor positively ID'ed the burglary suspect deputies detained due to the perimeter search.

Sacramento Co. deputies search for robbery, sexual assault suspect

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA - Sacramento County sheriff deputies search for a robbery and sexual assault suspect.

The armed suspect entered a business on Pavilions Lane Monday around 6 p.m. robbed the store then sexually assaulted the female employee, said Deputy Jason Ramos.

Ramos said the suspect left the store and drove away in a black four-door "boxy" vehicle.

The suspect is described as a black man between 21 to 30 years old, with black short hair about 5'6" to 5'9" tall and weighing 150 to 160 pounds. The suspect was wearing baggy blue shorts and a grey sweatshirt with a red flannel shirt over it.

Anyone with information about the crime or the suspect's whereabouts is urged to call the Sheriff's Sex Assault Bureau at (916) 874-5070, Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP, or send a text message tip to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.

Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Congresswoman Matsui Announces Over $500,000 for Sacramento YouthBuild Program

Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento) announced that the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps (SRCC) has been awarded a Department of Labor competitive grant of $542,502 to support their YouthBuild program.  This is in addition to the $1 million in federal funding SRCC received in June 2009 for their YouthBuild program; a three year grant that ends in 2012.

Summer Getaway Without Leaving Town!

Summer Getaway Without Leaving Town!

Looking for a cool summer getaway close to home?     

Just imagine...a wonderful workout followed by a satisfying brunch -- and maybe even a relaxing massage or other soothing body treatment -- then spending a long and luxurious afternoon lounging poolside.   If this sounds like a perfect getaway, consider “Summer Sundays” at Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa!  The popular “Summer Sundays” program is available to the community every Sunday from May 29 through September 4, 2011. 

During “Summer Sundays” at Arden Hills, guests will have full access all day to the three spectacular pools (along with a water slide and play pools for kids), the 50,000-square foot indoor Fitness Pavilion complete with the latest workout equipment, a full gymnasium, multiple fitness studios for group exercise classes, and an outdoor Tennis Center with 12 courts.  And, in the afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m.,   poolside guests will be tre

Sacramento Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall Patnership

Sacramento Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall Patnership

The Sacramento Community is coming together to keep arts alive in schools. The Collaboration between Sacramento Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall partnership culminates in grand performance this coming Thursday, May 19th when over 2,200 students, third to sixth grade, will fill the Capital Christian Center Auditorium for an interactive performance that is the result of a yearlong program with the goal of engaging underserved school children with a meaningful music experience.

This started In March 2010, after years of reaching children through music, Michael Morgan and the Sacramento Philharmonic were one of a select few orchestras throughout the nation contacted by the prestigious organization to expand the "Weil Music Institute at Carnegie Hall- LinkUP for Music Education".