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Rancho Cordova neighborhood prays for peace

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - Friends and neighbors gathered Sunday to help their Rancho Cordova neighborhood recover one week after a drive-by shooting that left two teenagers and one young adult dead in the street.

Victory Outreach organized a rally complete with live music at the intersection of La Loma Drive and Malaga Way, just down the block from where the three victims were killed a week earlier.

The rally included an  interfaith prayer service, with neighbors praying they'd see no more violence on their usually peaceful streets. Organizers said they hoped to help people recover from the shock of the killing, acknowledge their grief at the losses, and move forward peacefully.

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Eppie's Great Race - July 23, 2011

Eppie's Great Race - July 23, 2011

The 38th annual Eppie's Great Race, the "world's oldest triathlon", is to take place on the 23rd of July this year.

People interested in signing-up to participate in the race can do so until Friday, July 22nd, but those who do on The Great Race's website before April 30th will save $60 off of their entry fee.

Participants can either sign up solo (as an ironman/ironwoman racer) or as a part of a racing team of up to three people.

The race starts at William Land Park in the Arden area of Sacramento and ventures along the American River to Guy West Bridge near the Sacramento State campus, then heading back up-river to the Sunrise Foot Bridge in Fair Oaks before finally going with the flow ending at River Bend Park in Rancho Cordova.

Eppie's Great Race also has a special "Kids Dualthlon", which includes a 2-mile run and a 5.75-mile bike ride, for those under 18 years old.

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Two arrested for Rancho Cordova triple murder

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento County Sheriff's Department arrested two men in connection to the murder of two teens and a man last Sunday.

Juan Isidoro Aucencio, 24, and Francisco Ignacio Delgado, 20, were arrested at their home in Sacramento County Saturday morning, said Sacramento County Sheriff's Department Spokesman Jason Ramos.

Deputies responded to a shooting in Rancho Cordova on Feb. 13 where three people were shot. Robert Corpos, 20, died at the scene. Richard Ward, 16, and Jamir Miller, 15, were taken to the hospital, where they later died.

Detective also found a 1999 Saturn, which they believe was used in the shooting, said Ramos.

Longtime Rancho Cordova roller rink closing

Longtime Rancho Cordova roller rink closing

King’s Skate Country at 2900 Bradshaw Road in Rancho Cordova will hold its last day of skating Feb 26.

The rink has been in operation for almost 40 years.

Co-owner Dan King says the tough business climate and his age prompted the decision. 

The closure means most of the rink's 25 employees, most of who work part-time, will be out of a job.

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Rebuild the River City Foodbank benefit concert

Rebuild the River City Foodbank benefit concert

Rebuild The River City Food Bank Benefit Concert & BBQ is March 5, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m at Tommy T's Comedy Club in Rancho Cordova.

Scheduled to perform are DJ Mike B. and DJ Mellow; jazz saxophonist Ralph Gordan, who played back-up for Mo Town; vocal and keyboardist Bob Jones, who has played with War and others; hip-hop artist Five Star from the Bay Area and the blues band Crosscut from San Francisco.

Tickets are $15 in advanced (tommyts.com or dimple records locations), or $20 at the door the day of the event.

Net proceeds from the event go to the River City Foodbank.

There will be free barbeque for ticket holders.


Man questioned in Singh murder had active warrant; could have been arrested before

SACRAMENTO, CA - Demetrius Shaffer, the man being questioned in the murder of Rajneet Singh on New Year's Day and charged with a Thanksgiving Day rape, has a much more violent past than previously reported. 

A News10 investigation revealed the long paper trail that begins in Fresno County.

In 2003, an ex-wife of Shaffer said he was convicted of corporal spousal abuse after beating her when she was pregnant.

"We were outside and started hitting me in my head, in my face, in my forehead and he kicked me in my stomach and he kicked the window out of my car," she said.

A few years later, the ex-wife said Shaffer was in trouble again, this time for molesting his then 6-year-old stepdaughter.

Frost sticks in Sacramento

Freezing temperatures brought frost through much of the Sacramento area.


SLIDESHOW: Freezing morning in Sacramento


Rain moving into Sacramento area

SACRAMENTO, CA - Rain is in the forecast for the Sacramento area Tuesday.

News10 weather anchor Melissa Paul said he best chance for rain in the Sacramento Valley is Tuesday afternoon and evening.

The heaviest rain totals are expected in the northern areas, where anywhere from a quarter to half an inch of rain is expected.

Temperatures will range from the high 40s to low 50s, Paul said.

The rain may continue Wednesday morning. Then a different system will move into the region Thursday morning but will only bring slight rain chances.

Paul also said fog could return Wednesday morning and continue through the week.

Brown's budget calls for extended tax increases, no K-12 cuts

IN-DEPTH: California State Budget Coverage

SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing to slash funding for most areas of California state government and maintain a series of tax increases for five years to close a huge budget deficit.

The Democratic governor on Monday released his first budget proposal since winning election last fall. He called for $12.5 billion in spending cuts, including reductions in welfare, social services, health care for the poor and higher education.

Among programs cut: Medi-Cal would lose $1.7 billion and require patient co-payments and limit doctor visits.

The Cal-Works program would be trimmed by $1.5 billion. Lifetime benefits would be reduced from five to four years. 

Detectives seek serial robber in Sacramento-area stick-ups

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento County sheriff's detectives have released store security camera photos of a suspected serial robber they hope someone will come forward and identify.

Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Jason Ramos said the man is believed to have most recently robbed a Union 76 station near Watt Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard on Jan 10. His targets have been gas stations and convenience stores, usually in the early evening.

In each case, Ramos says the robber has picked up merchandise, brought it to the store counter and pulled a black semi-automatic handgun on the clerk or assaulted the clerk when the register is opened. The robber demands cash, gets it and leaves.