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Trained by Davis Arden Hills Racing Team, 10 Swimmers Have Successfully Made the Olympic Trials Cut

Trained by Davis Arden Hills Racing Team, 10 Swimmers Have Successfully Made the Olympic Trials Cut

Known for incredibly fast, exciting and suspense-filled competitions, 10 talented local swim athletes trained by the Davis Arden Hills Racing Team (DART) are scheduled to compete in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials June 26-July 3 in Omaha, Nebraska, in hopes of representing the United States at the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to USA Swimming, the 2016 Olympic Team Trials rank as the biggest swimming competition in the country, the results of which will determine who will represent Team USA.

The community at large is encouraged to keep watch and cheer on the amazingly talented local DART swimmers who have qualified thus far, including:

 

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.

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Honored by Citrus Heights City Council

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Honored by Citrus Heights City Council

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Honored by Citrus Heights City Council

RANCHO CORDOVA – Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) announced today that he is being honored by the city of Citrus Heights for his work on behalf of the City to resolve its dispute with the State of California over redevelopment agency funds. The city’s work on this issue, aided by Assemblyman Cooley, ultimately saved the city and its taxpayers almost $8 million dollars.

In 2008, Citrus Heights made the prudent decision to fund its redevelopment agency via a loan of monies from its general fund, instead of funding through a bond which would have cost Citrus Heights taxpayers nearly $500,000 more in associated costs. In June of 2011, legislation was passed and signed by Governor Brown effectively ending redevelopment agencies and phasing out their activities into other local successor agencies over a period of years.

Police investigate fatal accident involving bicyclist and car in Arden Arcade


Sacramento police confirmed Sunday that a bicyclist was killed after he was hit by a car in Arden Arcade.

The accident happened in the 3200 block of Auburn Boulevard around 7 p.m. The bicyclist, who was described as a man in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene according to police.

Westbound lanes of Auburn Boulevard were shut down between Morse and Watt Avenues for several hours until they were reopened at around 11 p.m.

 


Year Two of Cooley bill to protect young athletes

Year Two of Cooley bill to protect young athletes

In year two of Cooley bill to protect young athletes,

Concussion and U.S. Soccer bring spotlight back to adolescent brain injury       

Rancho Cordova – On July 21, 2014, Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2127 was signed into law to address high school football brain injury concerns, but importantly also strengthened the rules by which concussions experienced by all high school athletes are handled, regardless of sport.

Downed power pole causes traffic at Arden intersection


 

Traffic was backed up Friday night after a power pole was hit by a car and fell into a popular intersection. 

The California Highway Patrol said that two westbound lanes are closed at Arden Way and Fulton Avenue due to the down pole. 

No information has been given as to when the lanes will be reopened, but CHP said it encourages drivers to avoid the area. 


Proposed California budget bolsters reserves, increases education spending

Proposed California budget bolsters reserves, increases education spending

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown warned stakeholders not to get giddy over increased revenues as he released his 2016-17 budget proposal, a plan that calls for shoring up California’s rainy day fund and increasing education spending... Read More