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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

Voters have mixed views on state of economy

Voters have mixed views on state of economy

SACRAMENTO – California voters aren’t particularly upbeat about the state’s economy, according to the latest Field Poll. ... Read More

Fingers severed in Elk Grove machete attack

Fingers severed in Elk Grove machete attack

Elk Grove Police have arrested five suspects in connection to Wednesdays gruesome machete attack that left one victim with partially severed fingers.
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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."

One wounded in possible crossfire shooting behind Arden Fair Mall

A young woman was seriously injured when she was shot on Ethan Way behind the Arden Fair Mall Thursday afternoon.

The gunfire was in front of a complex at 1860 Ethan Way just before 4:53 p.m., according to Sgt. Lisa Bowman with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

Responding officers have learned the victim, who is in her early 20s, who shot while walking with a man. Bowman said investigators have heard she was caught in crossfire between the occupants of what was possibly an SUV and a group of people in the apartment complex parking lot.

Bowman said the victim had life-threatening injuries but was expected to survive.

Bowman said deputies and gang detectives who were in the area were on scene.

Detectives make arrest in shooting turned fatal in Arden Arcade

A Carmichael man has been arrested for a fatal shooting at an Arden Arcade bar lounge last Sunday.

Isaac Leo Rivera, 22, was taken into custody in connection to the death of James A. Watkins, Sgt. Lisa Bowman with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said.

Watkins died Wednesday. He was transported to an area hospital after being shot outside of the lounge in the 3400 block of El Camino Avenue.

Bowman said it appeared Rivera and Watkins did not know each other. There was a fight inside of the lounge which was continued outside into the parking lot where Watkins was shot.

Rivera was booked into Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of murder. He is ineligible for bail. Bowman said his first court appearance was scheduled for May 11.

Owner of former Sacramento Inn promises a 'new era'

SACRAMENTO - The owner of the once-proud Sacramento Inn promises a "new era" after taking control of the property that had fallen into disrepair and become a magnet for crime.

Sue Watkins took possession of the 20-acre property last week after the hotel operator agreed to walk away to settle a lawsuit filed by the city of Sacramento last September.

In the lawsuit, the city claimed the hotel had been the source of 179 police calls in two years and that the management had done little or nothing to stop the drug deals, robberies, assaults and prostitution.

In an interview shortly after the suit was filed, managing partner Kumar Sharma said he would take care of the problems.

"Everything's good and we're cooperating," Sharma said at the time.