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CDPH’s California Reducing Disparities Project Request for Proposals

CDPH’s California Reducing Disparities Project Request for Proposals

Aug. 24, 2015 - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced that CDPH is accepting proposals for projects that will help reduce mental health disparities across the state... Read More

New light rail expansion serves South Sac, community colleges and Elk Grove

New light rail expansion serves South Sac, community colleges and Elk Grove


Regional Transit's new light rail extension to Cosumnes River College is now up and running. The project finished early and came in under budget, just in time for the first day of school for many riders.

This expansion on the Blue Line is only four miles long, but it's a big deal for riders on the south side of Sacramento County trying to save time and money.

John Mohammed said riding light rail beat driving in traffic and parking downtown which gets to be very expensive. Mohammed is pretty happy about the light rail expansion. The CalTrans engineer from Elk Grove takes public transportation every day. And Monday, it just got a whole lot easier.

"The new light rail station is one mile from my house," Mohammed said.

Abdul Amjad is checking out the new expanded line today, the one that was designed with community college students in mind.

Family mourns loss of couple killed in high speed crash


 

 

 

A crash, where the CHP say speed was a factor, left a Sacramento couple dead.

Molly Xiong, 26, was heading home on Friday night with her husband, Sai Vang, 31, when a Dodge Challenger struck their pickup.

Xiong and Vang were ejected from the car.

"The pickup truck with the two fatal victims collided with a SMUD power pole on the shoulder and everything caught on fire," CHP officer Mike Bradley said.

The CHP said an 18-year-old driver and a 15-year-old passenger were in the other car. They were both transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officers said the teenager was speeding.

"We've known that this area is an area that there's high speeds, and young drivers out there involved in street racing," Bradley said "We just can't rule it out at this point."

Elk Grove family wants change after son killed at Emerald Pools


An Elk Grove family is saying goodbye to their son, brother and friend 25-year-old Omar Chaar who died after sliding down a waterfall. This happened  Sunday at Emerald Pools in Nevada County.

"No matter what happened, we are proud of him because he was such a wonderful kid -- wonderful young man -- always helpful to everybody at home," his father Ramez Chaar said.

Omar Chaar's family said he was a great student and loved sports, his family and friends. He had planned to start optometry school soon.

Chaar was out hiking and swimming with friends Sunday when he went down the waterfall and disappeared under the water. His body was discovered days later.

Now, his family would like a change to be made. They are hoping a "Danger" sign will be posted to stop another family from losing someone.

Hispanics urged to increase political involvement

Hispanics urged to increase political involvement

With a population of 14.99 million, Hispanics are now the largest ethnic group in California, making up about 38 percent of the population... Read More

State health officer warns about danger of Valley Fever

State health officer warns about danger of Valley Fever

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith is warning Californians to be aware of a potentially fatal infectious disease known as Valley Fever... Read More

Water reductions exceeding state goals amid drought

Water reductions exceeding state goals amid drought

SACRAMENTO – Californians reduced water usage by an estimated 27.3 percent in June, exceeding the 25 percent mandate set by Gov. Jerry Brown as a result of the state’s historic drought... Read More