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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.

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Honored by Citrus Heights City Council

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Honored by Citrus Heights City Council

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Honored by Citrus Heights City Council

RANCHO CORDOVA – Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) announced today that he is being honored by the city of Citrus Heights for his work on behalf of the City to resolve its dispute with the State of California over redevelopment agency funds. The city’s work on this issue, aided by Assemblyman Cooley, ultimately saved the city and its taxpayers almost $8 million dollars.

In 2008, Citrus Heights made the prudent decision to fund its redevelopment agency via a loan of monies from its general fund, instead of funding through a bond which would have cost Citrus Heights taxpayers nearly $500,000 more in associated costs. In June of 2011, legislation was passed and signed by Governor Brown effectively ending redevelopment agencies and phasing out their activities into other local successor agencies over a period of years.

Woman found dead at Citrus Heights apartment complex


A woman was found dead at a Citrus Heights apartment complex Monday morning. She had gunshot wounds in her torso.

The shooting happened around midnight at the Montage Apartments, located west of Fair Oaks Boulevard and north of Greenback Lane. 

Year Two of Cooley bill to protect young athletes

Year Two of Cooley bill to protect young athletes

In year two of Cooley bill to protect young athletes,

Concussion and U.S. Soccer bring spotlight back to adolescent brain injury       

Rancho Cordova – On July 21, 2014, Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2127 was signed into law to address high school football brain injury concerns, but importantly also strengthened the rules by which concussions experienced by all high school athletes are handled, regardless of sport.

Police respond to Citrus Heights standoff


Police responded to the 7000 block of Cloverleaf Way off of Lichen Drive on Saturday afternoon after they said a man barricaded himself with a gun inside a home. 

Police said they were able to get inside of the home, and found the man unresponsive but alive from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and was taken to a hospital.

The Citrus Heights police, Roseville police and Sacramento sheriff deputies all responded to the scene, as well as two SWAT teams.

Horse dies, 3 men injured in Citrus Heights car crash


A small car collided with a stray horse in Citrus Heights early Wednesday morning, killing the animal, according to the Metro Fire Department. 

The department said four horses in total had escaped from their enclosure and were in the roadway at Auburn Boulevard and Hackney Way.

Shortly before 1 a.m., Metro Fire crews were called to the scene after a car collided with one of the full-sized horses.

The department said the force of the impact threw the horse onto the car's hood, crushing the windshield. The horse continued over the top of the car and did not survive the impact. 

The three other horses in the road were not injured in the accident. 

Three men who were in the car suffered minor to moderate injuries, and one of the men had to be freed from the car by crews on the scene. All three were taken to a nearby hospital. 

Package thief caught thanks to TV viewers


The Citrus Heights Police Department is crediting television viewers with the recent identification and arrest of a woman who allegedly has been stealing packages off porches.

Donna Marie Sieverin, 39 of Sacramento, was arrested on Friday for allegedly stealing from at least five homes in Citrus Heights, Carmichael, Orangevale, Granite Bay and Folsom.

One homeowner caught Sieverin on their home surveillance footage and gave it to police, who then gave it to local media outlets. Once the video aired on TV and was posted on social media, tips began flooding local police departments, which ultimately led to Sieverin's arrest.

The suspect was released on bail on Saturday.