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Otis Griffin: From Next Great Champ to title contender

SACRAMENTO - Otis Griffin, the Sacramento resident and former reality TV star will fight Yusaf Mack to become the number one contender for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) light heavyweight title.

Griffin (23-4-2, 9 KO's) was set to fight Mack (28-3-2, 17 KO's) on January 7 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, MN, but the fight was postponed due to severe winter weather.  The fight will now take place on February 4 at the Sheraton Hotel in Bloomington, MN.

The Griffin-Mack title eliminator bout will position the winner to challenge IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud (22-0, 18 KO's).

Griffin, 32 is from Troy, AL, but grew up in Rancho Cordova and was a stand-out safety and running back for Max Miller's Cordova Lancers. 

News10 Investigates: Why was doctor allowed to practice after 4 complaints?

RANCHO CORDOVA - A Rancho Cordova doctor was suspended after at least two of his patients died and two others filed negligence complaints against him.

Dr. Wu-Hsiung Su complaint history spans almost 30 years and across three states.

According to a California state investigation, Ruth Aleman's life was cut short after putting faith in Dr. Su.

"For a doctor to tell you not to worry about it, she was relieved, he's the doctor, he's the professional," said Ruth's daughter Jessica Aleman.

In May of 2004, Ruth Aleman went to her doctor, Wu-Hsiung Su at the We-Care Medical Center in Rancho Cordova. She was worried about a lump on her breast so Dr. Su did an ultrasound.

"He said don't worry about it, it's fatty tissue, it'll be gone," said Jessica.

Ruth was relieved, but a few months after that visit the lump became black, discolored and painful, said Jessica. That's when Ruth realized there was something wrong.

Sacramento high school students recite poetry for prizes

Sacramento high school students recite poetry for prizes

SACRAMENTO - On Thursday, Feb. 3 starting at 12:30 p.m., 18 of Sacramento County's top teenage poetry performers will represent their high schools in a countywide competition. The 6th Annual Poetry Out Loud contest will be held at Rosemont High School located at 9594 Kiefer Boulevard.

The teens will perform in front of a live audience and a panel of judges for a chance to advance to the California Poetry Out Loud competition held March 20 -21 in Sacramento. The state winner will receive $200 and an expenses-paid trip to compete in the national competition in Washington, D.C. later this year.

Participating high schools schools in the contest on Feb. 3 include: Bella Vista, Center, Del Campo, Elinor L. Hickey, Elk Grove, Heritage Peak Charter, Inderkum, John F.

Kids can make pancakes too!

If you follow the right steps, any kid can make pancakes. Students from Cosumnes River Elementary School show you how.

Winter Sanctuary - January 31, 2011

Winter Sanctuary is a community and faith-based effort to help shelter homeless in need in our area during the winter months following budget cuts. Mayor Kevin Johnson asked for help to shelter more than 1200 homeless that also include a growing number of families.

Volunteers of America helps run the effort that 18 local churches have signed on to help. Leo McFarland is the president and CEO of Volunteers of America and Michelle Purcell is a volunteer. They share with Melissa and Guy what being involved has meant to them. Michelle shares how Christmas week was amazing at Capital Christian and they were able to decorate a tree, locate relatives to send cards to and even have a meal together. She says bonds are being formed and walls broken down.

Winter Sanctuary

Assemblemember Huber hosting a series of neighborhood coffees

Assemblemember Huber hosting a series of neighborhood coffees

Assemblymember Alyson Huber will once again be hosting a series of neighborhood coffees as her second term in office gets underway. She invites residents of the 10th Assembly District to come join her for a cup of coffee and discuss state issues. Residents are encouraged to bring their questions, ideas and solutions regarding state legislative issues that affect the community.

When: Tuesday, February 1st from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Starbucks Gold River Town Center, 2095 Gold Center #10, Gold River

Assemblymember Huber will continue to hold office hours in Amador County and El Dorado Hills.

Pig Bowl Guns and Hoses, Hogs beat Dogs in overtime

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - The Hogs Law Enforcement team defeated the Dogs Fire Fighters team 33-27 in front of a crowd of six thousand at Cordova High School Saturday afternoon.

The Guns and Hoses football charity game started nine years ago to help raise money for local charities. Last year, the event raised 48-thousand dollars.

The event first begain in 1974 and was called the Pig Bowl featuring Sacramento City Police versus the Sacramento County Sheriffs department.

Cordova Recreation and Park district wins $100,000 grant

Cordova Recreation and Park district wins $100,000 grant

The Cordova Recreation and Park District announced this week it was recently awarded a $100,000 Footprint Field grant from the U.S.

Formerly homeless 'students' give back with Winter Sanctuary program

Formerly homeless 'students' give back with Winter Sanctuary program

Homeless people will receive more than hot food and a warm place to lay their heads at Capital Christian Center Sunday evening, when more than a half-dozen men and women currently enrolled in the region’s leading job-training and transitional housing program share how they escaped life on the streets, and are now successfully navigating mainstream society.

These men and women – “students” at the Volunteers of America-operated Mather Community Campus – will begin their visit to this week’s Winter Sanctuary host location by joining Capital Christian Center’s volunteers in serving dinner to the more than 100 men and women who have been seeking refuge at the Rancho Cordova church. Following the meal service, Mather Community Campus students will offer their own firsthand experiences in living on the streets, and how they found new hope at “MCC.”

Among the volunteer-speakers will be 42-year-old Lenny Branch.

Mobile mammography unit in Rancho Cordova Jan. 31

Women can conveniently receive a mammography screening at the Safeway store at 10635 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova, on Monday, Jan. 31.

Mammograms are provided by St. Joseph’s Medical Center through an innovative program that brings mammography services to women who may not otherwise have access to these resources.

Low-cost mammograms will be available for only $80.00. Women enrolled in certain medical programs may be eligible for a mammogram at no cost. The screenings are available by appointment to any woman with a physician’s referral.

St. Joseph's Mobile Mammography Unit (MMU) is a full-service, self-contained mammography clinic on wheels featuring state-of-the-art digital mammography technology and service.  It is licensed by the state of California and accredited by the American College of Radiology and the Food and Drug Administration. It meets all requirements for performing screening mammography.