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Citrus Heights family hopes to get dog back after burglary

SLIDESHOW: Family looks for their beloved pet

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA - "He was a rescue animal. We've had him for three years and he was like family to us."

James Cravenho is wondering what happened to Hunter, a minature poodle mix that lived with his family in Citrus Heights.

Earlier this week, Cravenho said somebody broke into his home. 

"I came home Tuesday afternoon and noticed the kitchen light was on," Cravenho recalled. "My wife never leaves the light on so I knew something was wrong."

Cravenho said burglars left behind a mess in the bedrooms.

"It looks like they went real quick. They threw everything down from the closets," Cravenho said. "They couldn't find what they were looking for, but they did take my wife's jewelry box."

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Report projects impact of huge storm in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A new report details the projected impact on California if a catastrophic winter storm causes extensive flooding and landslides.

The report released Thursday by the U.S. Geological Survey creates a realistic scenario to raise questions about the ability of authorities to handle such a disaster and is to be used for preparedness.

A team of 117 researchers considered a hypothetical winter storm similar to a 45-day storm that devastated California in 1861 and 1862.

They found that such a storm could cause hundreds of landslides, flooding stretching 300 miles long in the Central Valley and serious damage in the state's major population centers.

In all, researchers estimated the losses and damages could cost on the order of $725 billion.

The New Professional: Party tights and forgetting

OK, so I lied. But I didn't do it on purpose. You see, when I wrote this guest post for Classy Career Girl about a month ago, I actually wrote that I cheated three times.  However, when I went back to add links, I could only find two links. I tried and tried but could not for the life of me remember what my third cheat was. Had I counted the two pieces of my skirt suit? Unlikely. So I changed it to "twice" and linked both cheats I could remember. But the third cheat just would not get out of my mind. Had I just imagined it?

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Citrus Heights man apologizes for shining laser at CHP chopper

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA - A man who says he was just playing around with a laser pointer wants to apologize to a California Highway Patrol helicopter crew following his felony arrest.

Despite some high profile prosecutions, Jim Linstroth, 34, said he was unaware that pilots can be blinded by lasers when he aimed the device at the blinking lights of what he thought was an airplane Monday night.

"I wanted to see how far it could go," Linstroth explained.  A short time later, officers from the Citrus Heights Police Department arrived at his front door to take him away in handcuffs.

Linstroth was booked on a single felony charge of discharging a laser at an aircraft and spent three nights in the Sacramento County Jail before being released early Thursday morning.

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Red Cross assisting residents burned out by Citrus Heights fire

CITRUS HEIGHTS - Residents in Citrus Heights were forced out of their home early Saturday morning because of an electrical fire.

The fire happened at 6804 Birchwood Circle.  An official with the Sacramento Metro Fire Dept. said old wiring in the attic started the fire.  It took crews close to an hour and a half to put the fire out.

In a news release, the American Red Cross said they made the scene and provided emergency lodging and food to the family.

The fire was maintained to the attic, though the rest of the home did receive some smoke damage.

Citrus Heights woman makes gifts of memories

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA - With the gift-giving part of the 2010 winter holidays pretty much over, are you already thinking about unique gifts for next year? Why not give the gift of a warm memory?

That is exactly why Alexandra Diebels, of Citrus Heights, decided to start her own business Sew & Stitch.

Diebels makes quilts out of t-shirts. You give her a dozen (or more) shirts and she'll use her hands and a sewing machine to create a 4-foot by 3-foot quilt that is durable, machine-washable and a memory made of clothing.

On how it began, she said, "I took a basic sewing class and it just kind of stuck and I took it all the way to get my degree from Sacramento State (CSUS) in apparel marketing and design."

Car slams Antelope home, gas meter; homes evacuated

ANTELOPE, CA - Six children in a duplex in Antelope escaped injury when a station wagon crashed into their living room Wednesday morning.

The children's father said no one was in the living room at the time. He said, "God was looking out for my family."

The car also struck the home's gas meter, causing a gas leak. Homes along Andrea Boulevard near Karm Way have been evacuated while a Pacific Gas and Electric crew works to cap the leak, said Sacramento Metro Fire District Capt. Christian Pebbles.

Emergency responders don't know why the 20-something driver crashed into the home. The incident was reported about 11:15 a.m. 

Mother, son arrested in Greenback fatal hit-and-run

SACRAMENTO, CA - A mother and son have been arrested in connection with the hit-and-run death of a 42-year-old man on Greenback Lane in Sacramento Monday evening, says the California Highway Patrol.

Officer Lizz Dutton said Glen Henderson, 26, and his mother, Donna Fraser, 58, of Carmichael, were taken into custody on allegations they struck Yuriy Kokhanyy who was crossing the road outside of a crosswalk on eastbound Greenback near Garfield Avenue about 6:05 that night. The victim sustained fatal injuries when he was hit in the far right lane and thrown to the ground, Dutton said.

CHP investigators determined the car believed to have hit Kokhanyy was registered to Fraser. Dutton said investigators believe Henderson was behind the wheel when Kokhanyy was hit.

Homeowner arrested for New Year's Eve fire

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA -A local woman is under arrest for intentionally lighting her home on fire Friday, according to authorities.

Sacramento Metro firefighters were called to 5513 Cedar Creek Way at about 3:30 p.m. where they found smoke and flames roaring through a Citrus Heights home. Crews were able to quickly get the fire under control, but not before it caused significant damage.

According to Sacramento Metro Fire Captain, Christian Pebbles investigators were able to determine the New Year's blaze had been intentionally set.

Fire investigators were able to pinpoint the origin of the fire and with the help of Citrus Heights Police officers concluded the owner of the home, Amy Gail Silva was responsible for starting the fire, said Pebbles.

Silva was taken into custody and charged with arson.

Damage to the home is estimated at $50,000.

Sacramento library to reopen Saturday after firebomb damages 1,000 books

SACRAMENTO, CA - Library officials expect the Arden-Dimick Library to reopen at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 after a Molotov cocktail device dropped into the building's book return, caused extensive fire and water damage early Monday morning.

The fire caused by the device set off the fire suppression system causing water to soak the carpet, walls and ceiling tiles inside the library, located at 891 Watt Avenue, said Don Burns with the Sacramento Public Library. The fire damaged about 1,000 items in the book return area of the facility.