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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.

City of Elk Grove Green Gauntlet Fitness Challenge

City of Elk Grove Green Gauntlet Fitness Challenge

The City of Elk Grove has thrown down the gauntlet...and it's green!!!  Join the Elk Grove movement toward healthier living at the Green Gauntlet Fitness Challenge scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 5th at the Old Town Plaza in Elk Grove.

This one-day fitness competition is for both novice and advanced teams of 4 consisting of 2 men and 2 women.  The challenge is open to anyone over the age of 18.  And with the event being so close to St. Patrick's Day, green gear is not only welcomed, but encouraged!!

The competition will consist of timed heats that will push athletes to their limits in gymnastics, conditioning,and  strength training movements with equipment that includes tires, stones and weights.

The fun doesn't stop at the wokout mats.  Spectators can cheer on athletes, stroll through vendor lane, grab lunch or a snack from the food trucks, groove to the tunes of DJ Alazzawi, and play in the Repubic Kids Zone. 

Fire crews return to South Sacramento home for another fire

After extinguishing a South Sacramento house fire Sunday night, fire crews returned to the same home 14 hours later for a second fire Monday afternoon. 

The Sacramento Fire Department reported flames and smoke were coming from the roof of the home on 24th Street, near John Still Drive. According to crews on the scene, the fire smoldered and restarted.

There were no fatalities and three dogs, along with a basket of puppies, were saved rescued.

Suspicious device found in South Sacramento


A suspicious device was found on Saturday in a parking lot in South Sacramento.

Police said the device was reported at around 5:30 near the Bel Air hotel at 1301 Florin Road.

Police are setting up a perimeter to investigate further. 

How the south Sacramento Grinch tried to steal Christmas

It's not uncommon for burglaries to spike around the holiday season.

The Sacramento County Sheriff Office received 12 reports of burglaries in the five days leading up to Christmas in South Sacramento neighborhoods, and that's just in the areas they patrol.

One community is coming together to save a south Sacramento family's Christmas after their home was burglarized.

On Tuesday evening, Kristen Gregory came home to everything ransacked and torn apart.

Gregory says all her doors and windows were locked but thieves got in by popping the screens off the windows.

While most people are spending Christmas opening presents, her family is picking up the pieces of a house that no longer feels like home.

South Sacramento homes evacuated Christmas morning after shots fired

Several homes in south Sacramento were evacuated Friday morning -- Christmas Day -- after an apparent domestic dispute lead to gunfire and a standoff with deputies. 

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office said at 4:30 a.m. they were called about shots being fired inside a home near Nina and Thurman Ways. 

Spencer Louis Sawyer, 35, and his girlfriend were in an argument when Sawyer fired rounds, according to sheriff's department spokesperson Tony Turnbull. 


Turnbull said Sawyer was not shooting at his girlfriend, he was just firing in general. 

Investigators finds new details about a fire that killed two children

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento Fire Department has released some new details about the South Sacramento fire that killed two children December 1st on Babette Way.

The investigation revealed fire crews were no stranger to the address, with two other fires breaking out there in 2012 and 2013.