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Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

SACRAMENTO – Keep Your Home California will receive an additional $383.3 million in funding from the federal government, allowing the mortgage-assistance program to help prevent foreclosure for more homeowners struggling with financial hardships.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the additional funding Wednesday, the second phase of additional funding approved for the Hardest Hit Fund program during the past two months.

The combined $383.3 million will allow the state-managed program to help at least 12,000 more homeowners. Qualifying homeowners can receive up to $100,000 in mortgage payment assistance from Keep Your Home California.

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Honored by Citrus Heights City Council

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Honored by Citrus Heights City Council

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Honored by Citrus Heights City Council

RANCHO CORDOVA – Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) announced today that he is being honored by the city of Citrus Heights for his work on behalf of the City to resolve its dispute with the State of California over redevelopment agency funds. The city’s work on this issue, aided by Assemblyman Cooley, ultimately saved the city and its taxpayers almost $8 million dollars.

In 2008, Citrus Heights made the prudent decision to fund its redevelopment agency via a loan of monies from its general fund, instead of funding through a bond which would have cost Citrus Heights taxpayers nearly $500,000 more in associated costs. In June of 2011, legislation was passed and signed by Governor Brown effectively ending redevelopment agencies and phasing out their activities into other local successor agencies over a period of years.

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.

Suspect dies in Rancho Cordova officer-involved shooting

An officer-involved shooting happened Tuesday night on Folsom Boulevard, according to Sergeant Tony Turnbull with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

Man shot and killed at Rancho Cordova New Year's Eve party

A 23-year-old man was shot and killed at a New Year's Eve party in Rancho Cordova early Friday morning.

Police said a party was breaking up at around 2 a.m. in the 3200 block of Nosler Court when a fight happened outside of the home, and at some point an unknown suspect shot the victim.

Officers tried to save the victim at the scene. The man was transported to the hospital by Sacramento Metro Fire where police said he was pronounced dead.

Homicide detectives ask anyone with any information related to the incident to call the sheriff's department at 916-874-5115 or Crime Alert at 916-443-4357.

Bait package nabs porch robbers in Rancho Cordova

Package thieves were duped into stealing a bait package in Rancho Cordova Wednesday night.

Rancho Cordova Police Department said on their Facebook page that they arrested two women for stealing one of their bait packages that was intentionally placed in an unnamed residence.

The women were booked into the Main Jail for theft as well as warrants according to the Facebook post.

Leaky roof collapses after fire chief deems it unsafe

A leaky roof collapsed Thursday after a fire chief claimed it was unsafe.

Metro Fire responded to a call at 11492 Refinement Road in Rancho Cordova from building occupants who claimed the roof was leaking. When fire officials arrived, the fire chief working the scene said the building was not safe. After fire officials left, the roof collapsed.

No one was injured, but the building has been closed.