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Sacramento is a top 10 destination city

Sacramento is a top 10 destination city


Sacramento is a destination city? It seems so, according to U-Haul.

Sacramento made this year's cut – rising three spots from last year to be named the 10th U.S. destination city.

The rankings reflect the top 10 destinations of U-Haul one-way rentals for the previous year. There are several reasons for the growth.

The survey credits the area's "green living" initiatives, as well as affordable regional home prices compared to coastal cities.

Another reason, Sacramento's growing entertainment hub with the new downtown arena well on its way.

"We're really stoked," said new Sacramento resident Whitney Dufresne, who moved to an east Sacramento home on Thursday. "Living near a great park within walking distance to a lot of neat restaurants and things to do is exciting for sure."

Help identify a Roseville bank robber


A man robbed a bank in a Roseville grocery store, and investigators need help finding him. Just before 3 p.m. Wednesday, the man walked into the U.S. Bank inside the Safeway along Woodcreek Oaks Boulevard.

The man gave the teller a note demanding money, and mentioned a gun. He was given an undisclosed amount of cash, and took off. No one was hurt, and no weapon was seen.

Anyone with information about this man is asked to call Roseville Crime Stoppers at (916) 783-7867, or text a tip to 274637, starting your tip with the word "ROSEVILLE."

Police arrest man suspected of threatening to kill officers


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A man is in custody after police say he made threats to kill officers and blow up a high school and a mall in Roseville, a city about 20 miles northeast of Sacramento.

The Sacramento Bee reports Roseville Police arrested 51-year-old Collin John Box Tuesday night on suspicion of calling officers and making threats. Police say he claimed to have access to explosives that he'd use at Roseville High School and the Westfield Galleria.

Officials say they recently seized a firearm from Box, and police were concerned he had access to other weapons.

Officers took him into custody as he was leaving his auto service business and booked him into Placer County jail. His bail was set at $600,000.

Rocklin man could face death penalty for murder charge


The Placer County District Attorney Office filed charges against Robert Carlo Yandolini, 25, of Rocklin on Monday for the murder of his father, Carlo Alexander Yandolino, on May 14 in Newcastle.

The charges include one count of premeditated murder, including a special circumstance of "Lying in Wait," the district attorney's office said.

The circumstance shows the defendant allegedly waited for a particular moment to attack, killing the victim intentionally with force.

An attempted murder charged was also filed against the defendant who also attacked a second victim.

The district attorney's office said based on the special allegation, Robert could face the death penalty.


Helpful witness helps catch alleged car robbers


Two suspected burglars are in custody thanks to one helpful witness who caught the two stealing a car on Sunday in Roseville.

Police said the witness was parked in his car on North Sunrise Avenue when he heard a car alarm go off. When the alarm didn't stop, he decided to drive around the lot where he saw an SUV with its doors open and two men inside. When the men saw they were being watched, they drove off in the car.

The witness was able to take a picture of the SUV and the two suspects as they drove away, and called police.

Roseville officers made it to the scene and get the pictures from the witness and caught the two alleged robbers in the stolen SUV traveling westbound on Interstate 80.

Roseville special education teacher accused of abusing students


A Roseville special education teacher is accused of abusing special-needs students at Kaseberg Elementary School, according to court documents News10 received from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. Parents then claim the school failed to tell them about it after the allegations came to light.

Those documents show two sets of parents filed a lawsuit, accusing Theresa Vanwagner of routine physical, verbal and emotional abuse on their children. The parents allege Vanwagner slapped, hit, pulled their children by their hair and by their ears, and screamed at them.

The children involved in the complaint were placed in Vanwagner's classroom in September 2013. Both kids were diagnosed with autism and had very limited communication skills, according to the documents.

City of Roseville removing grass from local parks to conserve water


ROSEVILLE- In this fourth year of the drought, we're all looking for ways to cut our water use. And that might mean taking out grass.That's what hundreds of volunteers did Saturday in Roseville at Banquera Park.

By removing 20-thousand square feet of turf from that of one park, the park is saving the city 1 million gallons of water a year.

"We are taking grass out in non-functional areas of the park," said Pam Allen with the Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Roseville. "We are prioritizing. We are making sure we have those green places--that are park fields and for sports and taking out the grass that's more ornamental."

The grass removed will be replaced with drought-tolerant plants.

"Oh, I think it's great, even in my own neighborhood. People are starting to put drought resistant yards in with more bark," said volunteer and Roseville resident Cherrie Mead.