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‘Light It Up!’ is theme of RCHS concert

The RCHS 'Big Band,' one of several musical groups at the school, with director Anthony Marvelli (photo by Laura Valdez, River City High School Journalism Class)

The RCHS ‘Big Band,’ one of several musical groups at the school, with director Anthony Marvelli (photo by Laura Valdez, River City High School Journalism Class)

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 5, 2014 —

River City High School band director Anthony Marvelli led the school’s “Big Band” during a performance on Oct. 22. This music group joined the RCHS choir class, advanced vocal ensemble, Syncopating Sea Monkeys jazz band, and River City Regiment marching band in the school’s fall concert.

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Levee cleanup as homeless move out

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 5, 2014 —

A number of homeless people from the northern West Sacramento levee will relocate to a local motel site as part of the ‘Bridge to Housing’ project. They will move in on Nov. 12. There will be a levee clean-project before the move, on Nov. 8, and you’re invited to join other volunteers and some of the homeless community in the effort. Contact United Christian Centers at 372-0200 ext. 1310 or email rivercleanup@uccenters.org.

For a related News-Ledger article about the pilot project involving the motel and the homeless people, click here.

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West Sac man dies in late-night accident

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 5, 2014 —

A West Sacramento man died in a multi-car crash following a Halloween party.

According to the CHP and local media reports, 24-year old Shane Holland was a passenger in a car involved in a crash about 1:25 a.m. on Saturday morning, at westbound I-80 near Roseville.

He was a passenger in a car that was part of a ride-share service called “Lyft.”

Driver Shanti Adhikari was driving Holland and another passenger in rainy conditions. Adhikari swerved his Camry to avoid a stalled Kia – which had been hit my another car earlier – but lost control  of the Camry, spun out and hit a tree. Holland died immediately; the other two in the car are reported to be recovering from their injuries.

The Kia had apparently been rear-ended by an unknown vehicle, causing it to spin out and stall in the middle lanes. The other car in that incident was not immediately located.

After the Camry crashed, the Kia’s driver tried to push his car off the road, but it was hit again by a pickup truck or SUV, and the driver was knocked to the ground. The pickup’s driver and a truck driver helped get those cars to the side of the road, and the Kia’s driver drove himself to the hospital for treatment for head injuries.

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No-contest plea in last year’s fatal RV hit-and-run

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 5, 2014 —

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

A Rio Linda man has pled “no contest” to the hit and run accident which killed a man in a West Sacramento store parking lot last November.

Joshua Neil Anthon: killed 55-year old West Sacramento man in a hit-and-run accident following an argument in a shopping center

Joshua Neil Anthon: killed 55-year old West Sacramento man in a hit-and-run accident following an argument in a shopping center

Joshua Neil Anthon, 32, faces four years in state prison, a spokesperson from the Yolo District Attorney’s office told the News-Ledger. He will receive his sentence on Dec. 12.

The accident happened in a parking lot on the 900-block of Sacramento Avenue at about 9:40 p.m. on Nov. 5, 2013. Police responded to find that 55-year old Michael Ray Anderson had been hit and killed by a motorhome occupied by an unidentified man and woman. The RV had left the scene.

Investigators said shortly afterward that they believe that Anderson and at least one of the suspects had been involved in an argument before the RV hit Anderson.

Surveillance tapes inside a store at the scene showed images of both the suspects and their RV. The images were widely distributed during a manhunt for the pair in the RV.

Two days after the accident, Anthon and the woman who had been in the RV, 34-year old Pamela Nicole McKee, separately turned themselves in to police.

The Yolo County District Attorney’s office “did not find sufficient evidence to file charges against the female suspect,” the D.A.’s office told the News-Ledger.

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