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Assemblyman Cooley Honors Local Science Champions at the State Capitol

Assemblyman Cooley Honors Local Science Champions at the State Capitol

RANCHO CORDOVA – Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) honored three teams from two local schools for bringing home national awards at prestigious annual science competitions on Monday June 22nd. Two of the award winning teams are from Mira Loma High School (Arden-Arcade), and the third is from Winston Churchill Middle School (Carmichael).

“What a great honor to recognize the hard work and dedication these students put in to achieve these significant awards,” said Cooley. “Their emergent knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math may lead them to become the professional scientist who resolves some of our most challenging problems, such as a cure for a cancer or an engineering design that can propel us to Mars or beyond,” Cooley continued.  “An extra nod to Mira Loma’s science teacher and coach, James Hill who has lead the high school team to the national competition 17 times, more than any other coach in the United States.”

Firefighters contain Arden grass fire

Sacramento Metro Fire crews were able to quickly contain a 3-acre grass fire Monday evening in the Arden-Arcade area.

The fire department tweeted the main fire and hot spots were knocked down, but heavy fuel inside the fire line at Northrup and Howe avenues still had flames. Crews were mopping up the scene around 6:45 p.m. as a dozer cut lines.

Smoke from the fire could be seen for miles away.

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Named Legislator of the Year

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Named Legislator of the Year

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Named Legislator of the Year by

California Business Properties Association

RANCHO CORDOVA – Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) announced that he has been named the California Business Properties Association’s (CBPA) Legislator of the Year at their association’s annual meeting in Sacramento.

CBPA currently represents over 10,000 members, making it the largest consortium of commercial real estate professionals in California.  Their contributions consist of annual direct spending for development and construction and annual expenditures to operate existing buildings, as well as all the economic activity spurred by salary and wage benefits, retail transactions and commerce, and worker productivity.

2 arrested in Arden high-speed chase, crash


Two men were arrested after a high-speed chase with Sacramento County sheriff's deputies ended in a crash at an Arden-Arcade car dealership Thursday morning.

The sheriff's department said the driver, 34-year-old Jeremy Macarther Hensley, was booked into Sacramento County Jail for felony evading a peace officer, misdemeanor resisting officers and two outstanding misdemeanor warrants -- hours of use at a park and failure to appear in court.

Deputies detonate volatile chemicals discovered in Arden apartment

Residents of a Sacramento apartment complex were able to return to their homes early Friday morning after a suspicious chemical odor prompted an evacuation.

The Sacramento Sheriff's Department investigated the complex, located at 2226 Edison Avenue near Howe Avenue, Thursday afternoon after an employee contacted them about a strange chemical odor.

Authorities initially suspected the chemical odor's source could be a meth lab operating inside an apartment unit. Because its resident was out of town, deputies obtained a search warrant to enter the apartment .

Inside the apartment, deputies found two "volatile chemical compounds" in a container that they say needed to be destroyed. As a precaution, the apartment complex was evacuated and 1,700 nearby residents were notified to remain in their homes.

Deadly hit-and-run closes Marconi Avenue


California Highway Patrol is investigating two separate crashes Wednesday morning on Marconi Avenue in Arden Arcade.

One crash was a fatal hit-and-run involving 54-year-old Stephen Vuletich of Sacramento on Marconi Avenue near Calderwood Lane before 7 a.m. Police believe the suspect was in a red or maroon car.

The pedestrian was declared dead at the scene according to CHP.

Central Valley foreclosure rates continue to drop

Central Valley foreclosure rates continue to drop

MODESTO – The foreclosure rate in Modesto dropped in March from the same time last year across the Central Valley. In Modesto and Merced, .62 percent of outstanding mortgages dropped into foreclosure in March. ... Read More