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JMG Tennis Player from Arden Hills Wins Wildcard to Men’s US Open

JMG Tennis Player from Arden Hills Wins Wildcard to Men’s US Open

Never accomplished before by an unseeded player until now, Collin Altamirano, a tennis player at JMG Tennis Academy at Arden Hills, has earned a Wildcard to the Men’s US Open with a win at the USTA National Championship. Led by Academy Director Joseph Morris Gilbert, two top JMG Academy players from Arden Hills, Collin Altamirano and Jenson Brooksby, competed in national tournaments both taking home first place victories this weekend.


In Kalamazoo, Michigan, Collin Altamirano was the one to watch in the Boys 18s Division at the 71st USTA National Championships.

340 Attend Job Fair Hosted by Assemblyman Ken Cooley, Local Employers

340 Attend Job Fair Hosted by Assemblyman Ken Cooley, Local Employers

SACRAMENTO - More than 340 area residents attended a job fair hosted by Assemblyman Ken Cooley last Friday.

Joined with companies like Aerojet Rocketdyne, Kaiser Permanente, PG&E, Thunder Valley Casino and Vision Service Plan, attendees were able to hear about hundreds of  job opportunities available across the region and in various industries.

“Our area is still struggling with high unemployment but many opportunities are available,” said Assemblyman Ken Cooley. “My goal for this job fair was to bring those who are hiring and put them in front of those who are unemployed. Really, just bridging a gap between the two.”

Christina Perez, a representative with the California Department of Human Resources, kicked off the event with a presentation on how job seekers can take exams and apply for jobs with the State.

“The first step job seekers need to take is to search and apply for State exams,” said Perez.

'Put on a fur coat and sit inside the car for two hours'

SACRAMENTO - Arden Fair Mall's security director has been on a crusade for several years trying to stop people from locking their kids and pets in the car in the heat.

After five years of heavy enforcement, "they still do the same mistake," said Steve Reed, Arden Fair's security director.

On Monday security guards responded to two incidents where dogs were left inside hot cars. Both of them happened within an hour of each other during the hottest part of the day.

The first car had two dogs locked inside, and with a laser thermometer, guards found out the temperature inside the car was 127 degrees. Sacramento firefighters and animal control officers were called in to get the dogs out.

Police waited by the car for the dog's owner to come out of the mall to write them a ticket.

While officials dealt with the first two dogs being locked in a car, security guards found another dog locked inside a truck.

My Listen to Your Mother Story

My Listen to Your Mother Story

As many of you know, I co-produced and co-directed the Listen to Your Mother Sacramento show on Mother’s Day. I was also one of the cast members reading my own story aloud in front of 350+ people at the Crest Theatre.

LTYM’s big nationwide video launch was today, including the ones from our show in Sacramento. So, for those of you Nanny Goats fans who couldn’t come to the show, now you can hear my story – yay!... Read More

Drexel Presents Annual Leadership Award To Homeless Advocate Dr. Addie Ellis

Drexel Presents Annual Leadership Award  To Homeless Advocate Dr. Addie Ellis

Addie Ellis was presented with the Carl “Tobey” Oxholm III Leadership Award at Drexel’s University’s recent commencement in Sacramento.

The award was created by the Graduate Student Association to recognize “leadership in the classroom and in the community.”

The Leadership Award is a large silver bowl, mounted on an impressive wooden base that has the names of all the recipients. Tobey Oxholm was the inaugural leader for Drexel University Sacramento.

Ellis, who earned her doctorate degree in the Education Leadership and Management program, was one of the 127 graduates who were awarded master’s level diplomas on June 22 at Sacramento’s historic Crocker Art Museum.

It was the third commencement ceremony for Drexel University Sacramento. There were 104 students who received master’s or post-baccalaureate level degrees, and 23 were awarded doctorate degrees.

Spring storm prompts flood warning

Thunderstorms and drenching downpours triggered a flood warning for parts of the valley Monday evening.

The National Weather Service said the flood warning was for urban areas and small streams in north central Sacramento County including the city of Sacramento, extreme southwestern Placer County and east central Yolo County.

Those out and about were urged to be aware of ponding/standing water on highways, streets and underpasses as well as in low-lying areas and where there is poor drainage.

Drivers had some tough going at times, with many spinouts and several more serious accidents.

Bob Worl was rear-ended at an underpass on Sacramento's Highway 160 when a driver in front of him slammed on the brakes to avoid floodwater.

"The guy in front of me slammed on his brakes and I slammed on mine," Worl said. "Everybody's fine."

Barty Keomanywong of Sacramento suddenly lost control of her car on westbound Highway 50.

Man drowns in American River

SACRAMENTO, CA - A 25 year old Sacramento man drowned in the American River Sunday around 3:30 p.m. during a swim with friends.

The victim, a friend and the friend's 12-year-old daughter swam to an island off the Howe Avenue Boat Launch Facility, near La Riviera Drive, and were swimming back to shore when the man got into trouble. The friend tried to help the man, but wasn't able to according to relatives.

Sacramento City Fire crews responded to the scene to search for the man. Around 4:45 p.m., crews recovered the man's body.

The friend and the 12-year-old girl were not injured during the incident.

The death comes a day a man drowned in Lake Natoma in Folsom. Emergency reponders say 23-year-old Christopher Harris of Rancho Cordova, was not wearing a life jacket either.

Both drownings serve as an important reminder.