Investigators say the strong winds that fueled the flames are also to blame for starting the fire. The winds caused a high-voltage power line to arc, sending sparks down to the dry grass below.
Firefighters are at a one-acre fire in the area of Bond and Waterman roads in Elk Grove.
A woman is under arrest, accused of embezzling over $129,000 from her 85-year-old mother’s trust fund.
The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has ruled that Aubrey Andrews, the pregnant woman who was found dead in late 2014 inside her car had killed herself.
Two men are recovering from serious injuries they received during a fight involving a machete-like weapon on Wednesday.
The fire at the Elk Grove United Methodist Church didn’t burn the sanctuary, but it did torch classrooms and there was concern about a strip mall connected to the building.
Authorities say three classrooms at an Elk Grove church were burned in a fire Friday morning.
Brittany West said she found out by word of mouth Wisteria Gardens in Elk Grove was shutting down for not having the right permits. She says five months out from her big day marrying her fiancé Javier, she saw a Facebook post saying Wisteria Gardens was having problems.
Currently, the city spends about $45,000 a year on part-time assistants. The city is weighing everything between $53,000 for one full-time assistant, or five of them at more than $250,000 a year.
Assemblyman Jim Cooper is pushing a proposed state law that would allow Elk Grove to stop paying hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to Regional Transit.
Police say Ricardo Minjares, 42, heard noises coming from his backyard that sounded like burglars. They say that’s when Minjares checked to see what it was. The suspects took off, but not before firing at him through the fence.
Neighbors saw no sign of a marijuana operation here, but police say they bust a few of these types of grows in Elk Grove a month.