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What it's like to ride Sac RT train for the first time

What it's like to ride Sac RT train for the first time


SACRAMENTO - Because of the impact of the FIX 50 project, there is expected to be thousands of first-time riders on Sacramento's light-rail system. But first-timers may have some questions about riding the trains.

Whether you'll be using the green, gold, or blue line, you'll want to get your boarding pass, and make sure you have it on you at all times. Riding the train can be easy and stress-free, and a better alternative to waiting in gridlock.

First-time rider Kachet Jackson-Henderson will be choosing the train, instead of the traffic nightmare.

"I don't really know what to expect," she says. "I've taken public transit in San Francisco, and I feel like if I can do that I can do Sacramento RT."

Assemblyman Cooley Awarded Legislator of the Year by Crime Victims United

Assemblyman Cooley Awarded Legislator of the Year by Crime Victims United

Assemblyman Cooley Awarded

Legislator of the Year by Crime Victims United

 

On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Crime Victims United of California presented Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) with its 2014 Legislator of the Year Award.  Crime Victims United presented Cooley with the award for his support on a variety of bills that strengthen public safety efforts and protects victims’ rights.

 

Couple arrested after baby's death deemed homicide


SACRAMENTO - A Rancho Cordova couple landed behind bars Wednesday after the death of their 16-month-old baby was ruled a homicide. The child died last June, but it was not until Wednesday that police arrested 34-year-old Tianah Maji for child abuse and 31-year-old Jeffrey Snowden for child abuse and murder.

Both Snowden and Maji refused requests for interviews at the Sacramento County Jail, and authorities released very limited information about the case, but people who knew the couple say they never would have thought they were responsible for the death of their child.

Neighbor Michael Bartley thought he knew Snowden and Maji. He considered Snowden a loving father.

"He loved his kids. He takes care of his kids every day. Go out, go to the park, go play. Everything was about his kids. Everything was for his kids," Bartley said.

Man gets 16 to life in murder in front of Rancho Cordova pet store


SACRAMENTO - Tywan Johnson, who was found guilty of torture and second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of a man outside of a Rancho Cordova pet clinic, has been sentenced 16 years to life in prison, the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office says.

The victim was Jeffery Rozenski, 55. He was mortally injured on the 2800 block of La Loma Drive, Nov. 26, 2012.

At the time, Sacramento County sheriff's detectives said the stabbing was precipitated by an argument about money between Johnson and the victim.

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Home Depot to hire 80,000 amid Spring super sales

Home Depot to hire 80,000 amid Spring super sales


SACRAMENTO - Big-box retailers are pinpointing spring as the perfect time for industry specific super sales. Similar to the big discounts available on Black Friday, bargains at stores like Home Depot, Lowe's and even Walmart are predicted to increase shopping, and in time, require additional help.

Home Depot, for example, is hiring 80,000 employees to help with the spring season.

Walmart's specials started on the first day of spring and will continue for nine days. Home Depot and Lowe's do it a little differently. They have deals going on now, but will continue various offers throughout the season.

Visit the store websites for specific details.


Assemblyman Ken Cooley Hosts District Office Open House

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Hosts District Office Open House

On Saturday, April 5, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) will host his second annual open house at his district office in Rancho Cordova. During the open house, constituents will be able to talk with Assemblyman Cooley about a variety of state-related issues, hear about his 2013 and 2014 legislation, or just drop-by to say hello. The event will begin at 9:00 AM and end at 12:00 PM.

 

“In my 10 years as Mayor and Councilmember in Rancho Cordova, and now as a State Assemblyman, it has always been my priority to make myself accessible to my constituents to hear their issues at events throughout the district,” said Cooley. “This open house is an opportunity to meet with the community and explore how my district office can serve them.  In the past year, I have assisted over 400 constituents, local businesses and non-profits resolve their problems with state and local agencies.”

 

Sprint shuttering Rancho Cordova call center, cutting 240 jobs


SACRAMENTO - More than 200 employees at a Sprint customer call center in Rancho Cordova Sacramento were informed of the center's closing Tuesday.

Sprint spokesperson Caroline Semerdjian said the closure is part of company-wide changes Sprints announced in January.

Semerdjian said the approximately 240 call center workers at the Kilgore Road facility were informed they would have a job through Tuesday, March 25 and will be paid through Tuesday, April 1.

Depending on their length of employment with Sprint, Semerdjian said employees may be eligible for additional pay and benefits after their jobs ended.

According to Sprint, the company has had a call center for 31 years in the Sacramento area.