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Roseville woman scammed by man who would pay her debt

A Roseville woman fell victim to a scammer who said he would pay her debt, but instead added more than $20,000 to what she already owed.

Jessie Jeppesen, 89, started getting calls from the man in December 2014. He got to know her and established what she thought was a personal relationship with him.

"He said he was like my grandson. I was like his grandmother," Jeppesen said. "He called me so often he was more interested in what I was doing than my kids."

He started by saying she had won a lottery prize but she would need to pay off her credit card first, and he would help her.

"It seemed that every time he tried to do something like that and pay off something for me, I was deeper in debt," Jeppesen said.

Oakmont Vikings get extra protection from concussions


For the past four years, Oakmont High School has been proactive in preventing high school football concussions.

Starbucks at night; Roseville location now serving alcohol

A Starbucks in Roseville is one of a handful of California locations that will serve alcoholic beverages. Starting at 2 p.m., the Starbucks along Foothills Boulevard will offer a selection of red and white wine and craft beer.

There are also new food options, including a cheese plate, bacon-wrapped dates and flatbreads.

According to a sample menu online, Starbucks locations serving alcohol will have several wines to choose from, available by the glass or by the bottle. 

Other Starbucks locations serving alcohol include one in the Pocket area, another in Dixon and one north of Auburn. Click here to see a complete list



Two homemade explosives found at Roseville middle school

A custodian discovered a homemade explosive Friday morning at a Warren T. Eich Middle School, according to the Roseville Police Department.

Public Information Officer Dee Dee Gunther said the device, found in the school's main Sierra Gardens Drive campus, detonated by the custodian but did not injure him. A second homemade explosive was discovered by officers near the school dumpsters, Gunther said, and was ultimately rendered safe. 

Gunther said both devices were made from common household cleaning products. No other devices or hazards were located by officers after the department conducted a protective search of the campus, during which students were kept off campus. 

Donation provides scholarships for Rocklin community college students


An anonymous donation to Sacramento State University will give students at Sierra College in Rocklin the opportunity to take university classes.

The donor provided $50,000 for tuition scholarships that will allow Placer County residents to take one of five, first-ever classes to be offered at the college through its partnership with Sac State. Three of the classes are part of the university's business school, and the two others are general education courses.

  • Business Communication
  • Data Analysis for Managers
  • Management of Contemporary Organizations
  • Popular Culture
  • Multicultural America

The scholarships are a boost to the partnership between Sierra College and Sac State, College President Willy Duncan said in a news release.

William Jessup University Names Amy Bartlett New Marketing Director

William Jessup University Names Amy Bartlett New Marketing Director

ROCKLIN, CA. – William Jessup University, the Sacramento region’s only residential four-year private university, recently announced the hiring of Amy Bartlett as its new Director of Marketing.

Bartlett has an extensive background in marketing from a Christian perspective and is well versed in the Sacramento area. She grew up in Sacramento and graduated from Center High School in Antelope.

William Jessup is the first and only Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ (WASC) accredited, Christian University to have its main campus located in the greater Sacramento region.

Bartlett is excited about the challenges and opportunities ahead for the growing University. William Jessup expects to increase its enrollment to 1,500 traditional undergraduate students by 2020, up from 1,200 this year.

Foster family looks for new kidney for 10-year-old boy

A 10-year-old foster child in Roseville has a dream, and he's hoping someone out there can help fulfill. He wants to do simple things like eat pizza, spaghetti and lasagna, and play a 'real' game of baseball. In order to make that happen Jayden needs a new kidney.

"He's already been on dialysis for two years," Rhonda Puleo, Jayden's foster mother said. "It's such a restrictive life, nobody should have to live such a restrictive life and I like making spaghetti, I'd love to make some for him," she added.

Jayden was born with Nephrotic Syndrome. His foster parents knew his kidneys were failing when they took him in.

"No child deserves to be in foster care and on dialysis every night, we're solving the first problem, we're adopting him and the second problem, hopefully we can solve together," Jayden's foster father, Sandy Puleo, said.