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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

Macy's at Country Club Plaza is closing


Macy's announced they are closing dozens of stores across the country in the first part of 2016, including the location at Country Club Plaza in Arden Arcade.

"In light of our disappointing 2015 sales and earnings performance we are making adjustments to become more efficient and productive in our operations," Terry J. Lundgren, chairman of chief executive officer of Macy's, Inc. said in a press release posted online.

The Country Club Plaza location near El Camino and Watt avenues had remained open despite other store closures at the mall. It opened in the 1960s and employs more than 100 people.

A few thousand employees nationwide will be let go in the restructuring, the company hopes to rehire about half of them at other Macy's or Bloomingdale locations. More than 150 senior executives are leaving the company in spring 2016.

Police need help catching mail thief caught on camera


The Sacramento Police Department need help finding a suspect who has allegedly been stealing mail on the 3100 block of Callecita Street in the Arden area.

Police said the suspect was filmed on September 24 at 10 p.m. and November 14 at 7:30 p.m. riding a bicycle up to a mail box, taking the mail and riding away with it.

With a recent rise in male theft, police are offering helpful tips to make sure their male is secure.

The White House Drug Policy Office Awards Grant for Arden Arcade Area

The White House Drug Policy Office Awards Grant for Arden Arcade Area

The White House Drug Policy Office recently awarded a five year grant to a coalition, created by the Sheriff’s Community Impact Program (SCIP), to prevent youth substance use in the Arden Arcade area of Sacramento.  The Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Arden Arcade (CSHAA), as one of the national grant recipients, will receive $125,000 yearly in DFC grant funds to involve and engage our community to prevent substance use among youth. 

“We know that evidence-based prevention efforts are the most effective way to reduce youth substance use and to support the roughly 90 percent of American youth who do not use drugs,” said Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy. “By bringing together schools, businesses, law enforcement, parent groups, and other members of the community, DFC-funded community coalitions are helping to protect youth from the devastating consequences of non-medical prescription drug use, heroin and other substance use.”