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Drivers get a gas tax break in time for Independence Day

Drivers get a gas tax break in time for Independence Day

SACRAMENTO — Travelers planning to be on the road during the Fourth of July holiday will have one more reason to celebrate. The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) has announced that the state excise tax on gasoline will drop by 2.2 cents per gallon on July 1... Read More

Foreclosure rates keep sinking across the Central Valley

Foreclosure rates keep sinking across the Central Valley

MODESTO — The housing recovery continues to build momentum across the Central Valley which is resulting in a continual drop in foreclosure rates in the area... Read More

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.

Natomas High student detained for bringing gun on campus

A Natomas High School student showed up on campus Tuesday morning with a gun, Sacramento police said.

A student was being taken from campus in the back of a police car when ABC10 crews arrived around 9 a.m.

Parents were notified through the school's emergency alert system and the campus had been placed on lockdown, according to officials on the scene. The lockdown was lifted just before 10 a.m.

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Natomas residents deal with construction post-moratorium

Natomas is seeing a lot of construction in the area since the building moratorium from 2008 was lifted earlier this summer.

In certain neighborhoods, a lot of construction is going on right next to homes that have been there for many years. Residents of those communities said they had mixed feelings.

Pricey pumpkins? Blame the heat, not the rain

We are in year four of a historic drought, and the lack of rain has caused all sorts of problems for our crops. That of course includes many of our fall favorites. The owner of Bastiao Farms in Natomas said because of the drought, they are only using about 70 percent of the water they would normally consume. That reduction did result in slightly fewer gourds, about five percent.

Owner and farmer Dennis Bastiao said pumpkins are actually fairly drought tolerant so the lack of rain isn’t what hurt, it was the heat last month. He said they were ready to pick pumpkins at the beginning of September. That's about three weeks earlier than normal.

Farmers said even with our recent summer-like days, you can still find plenty of quality pumpkins.

Police investigating shooting death in Natomas

Police are investigating the shooting death of a man in Natomas.

The name of the victim has not been released. His body was found Friday morning in the 1800 block of Club Center Drive.

Police said the victim knew his shooter. Additional details were not immediately available.