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Starfish Story Steers Sacramento Women’s Spirit

Starfish Story Steers Sacramento Women’s Spirit

 One By One KellieJo Lovato Reaches Out To “At-Risk” Kids

“I was absolutely struck the first time I heard the Starfish story (the tale of a girl throwing starfish back into the sea one by one in his own selfless attempt to save their lives)it reminded me how important every single spirit is” explains KellieJo Lovato of Sacramento Ca.

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Sacramento DC Connection Involves Advocates From Coast To Coast

Sacramento DC Connection Involves Advocates From Coast To Coast

Rally At Nation’s Capital Works In Tandem With Hundreds Of Others

The Kross Kountry-4-Kids A Journey-4-Justice team will be joined by hundreds of area advocates at Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Park in Washington DC on Sunday, April 7 from 2-4 p.m. as they celebrate the halfway mark in this two-week Caravan Of Hope devoted to cultivating more caring communities for kids. Being organized by Sandy Ameer DiBacco of Boston,Mass.

Yuba City mom, son held captive 10 days, police say

COLUSA, CA - Authorities say a Yuba City woman and her 3-year-old son were held against their will by her ex-boyfriend for 10 days.

The 33-year-old woman and her son finally escaped Thursday while the suspect, identified as Jermaine Lonell Roberts was asleep, according to a news release from the Colusa Police Department.

The woman was in her car on the 500 block of Clay Street in Colusa with her son asleep in the back seat on New Year's Eve about 11 p.m. when Roberts allegedly forced her to drive to his home on Oak Street outside of the town of Colusa.

Roberts allegedly wouldn't allow his former girlfriend to leave, beating her when she tried to and causing significant injuries, the news release stated.

When the woman was able to successfully get away Thursday, a passerby saw her and her son and took them to the Colusa County Sheriff's Department.

Rallying Support along the Route

Rallying Support along the Route


Caring For Kids From Coast To Coast

Valerie A. Weir of Pheonix, Az. Says she is counting the days until she comes to Sacramento to ride with Kross Kountry-4-Kids a Journey-4-Justice, “This ride is a commitment to our kids and an amazing opportunity to gather support for children from coast to coast” Weir explans.Going on to share her excitement to be serving as the National Events & Outreach Coordinator for the journey, setting up gatherings with the team along the route.

Weir says her goal is to get as many groups as possible to connect with the team while they travel from Sacramento to Washington DC and back in order to enhance outreach and increase awareness.

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Roseville’s AugustineIdeas Announces Mission Foods as Latest Shopper Marketing Client

Roseville’s AugustineIdeas Announces Mission Foods as Latest Shopper Marketing Client

AugustineIdeas, based in Roseville, Calif., is announcing its expanded role with client Gruma Corporation, dba Mission Foods, becoming its shopper marketing agency of record. Mission Foods joins an already robust list of companies for which AugustineIdeas provides shopper marketing and other integrated marketing services.

AugustineIdeas will expand its scope of work for Mission Foods by providing shopper marketing strategy and services. Its role will include elevating shopper marketing programs, handling event marketing and public relations and will build out new marketing programs through its in-house creative services and design department.

Students allege bizarre abuse at Roseville basketball academy

ROSEVILLE, CA - Five students allege bizarre physical abuse and false imprisonment by the coach and president of a Roseville college preparatory basketball academy.

Roseville police arrested Francis Ngissah, 24, and charged him with cruelty to minors and battery of an adult. Detective Sgt. Darin DeFreece said Ngissah had been running the CCSE Prep Academy and housing out of his Woodleaf Circle home since September.

"Two days ago, four students came into our lobby and alleged they suffered physical abuse from their coach/host father and that he was kind of punishing them in unusual ways," DeFreece said.

The students, ages 15 and 17 from France, a 17 year-old from Sacramento and a 20-year-old from Brazil, reported being restrained by zip-ties and forced to stand in a corner for hours. They also allege Ngissah would attach clothes pins to their nipples and would time out the torture for as long as 56 minutes.

Man robs Roseville bank, drives away in stolen car

ROSEVILLE, CA - Police search for three people in connection to a Roseville bank robbery Thursday afternoon.

A man walked into the Chase Bank on the 1800 Douglas Boulevard around 2:28 p.m. and handed a note to the clerk demanding money, Roseville police spokesperson Dee Dee Gunther said.

The man left the bank, climbed into a silver older model Toyota Camry with two other people inside and drove away from the bank.

Gunther said the car was later found abandoned in a nearby neighborhood. The investigation found that the car was stolen from south Sacramento, near Florin Road and Stockton Boulevard.

The man who stole money from the bank is described to have a tan or olive complexion with dark hair; he was last seen wearing a black beret, black rimmed eyeglasses with a beige pea coat and a scarf over a white button shirt and dark slacks.