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Sacramento-area post offices closing earlier on tax deadline day

Sacramento-area post offices closing earlier on tax deadline day

SACRAMENTO - For all of you tax deadline day procrastinators, the West Sacramento processing and distribution center is the location that will be open the latest of all for Tuesday's tax deadline. It was much different in years past, when post offices would stay open until midnight on tax D-day, but the demand for that need has dropped significantly with more people opting to file electronically online.

Post office officials said over 90 percent of tax returns have been filed electronically. That leaves just 10 percent of the population across the country filing their taxes using the mail-in process, which leaves an even smaller percentage needing additional time.

Most post offices throughout Sacramento will be open until 5 p.m., with the exception of the West Sacramento branch remaining open until 9 p.m., and the Royal Oaks post office at 2000 Royal Oaks Drive, which will be open until 6 p.m.

Local runners prepare for Boston Marathon

Local runners prepare for Boston Marathon

SACRAMENTO - Runners with the Sacramento Running Association are preparing to head to Massachusetts for the Boston Marathon, one year after the deadly bombing.

"I heard the first explosion and it was really really loud," said runner Michelle La Sala.

La Sala finished last year's Boston Marathon an hour before the explosion.

She says she was in her hotel room 21 floors up on the street where the explosion occurred.

"I just saw people running away, running away from Boylston St., and that was one of the scariest things I have ever seen," La Sala remembered.

Despite the horror, La Sala and 40,000 other runners are not allowing fear to prevent them from participating in this year's race.

Mentoring event offers Sacramento businesswomen access to top professionals

By Keba Arnold

SACRAMENTO - In five-minute, one-on-one sessions, more than 40 women sat across a table from other women armed with questions in hopes of gaining insight into what it takes to enjoy a successful career.

It's called "Bizwomen Mentoring Monday,", and I had the opportunity to participate in the Sacramento Business Journal event on April 7, at Sleep Train Arena in Natomas.

Some of the other mentors who participated are top female leaders in our region, including Chancellor Linda Katehi of UC Davis, Sacramento Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby, and Maria Barrs, President and General Manager of News10.

Mentoring Monday was a fantastic and unique opportunity for women in the community to have access to some of the top professional women in our area. Yes, it was all about girl power!

Kings Majority Owner Vivek Ranadivé Nominated for "Sports Executive of the Year"

Kings Majority Owner Vivek Ranadivé Nominated for "Sports Executive of the Year"

Sacramento Kings Majority Owner Vivek Ranadivé has been nominated for Street & Smith's Sports Business Award’s “Sports Executive of the Year.”... Read More

Home Depot to hire 80,000 amid Spring super sales

Home Depot to hire 80,000 amid Spring super sales

SACRAMENTO - Big-box retailers are pinpointing spring as the perfect time for industry specific super sales. Similar to the big discounts available on Black Friday, bargains at stores like Home Depot, Lowe's and even Walmart are predicted to increase shopping, and in time, require additional help.

Home Depot, for example, is hiring 80,000 employees to help with the spring season.

Walmart's specials started on the first day of spring and will continue for nine days. Home Depot and Lowe's do it a little differently. They have deals going on now, but will continue various offers throughout the season.

Visit the store websites for specific details.

Crash leads to suspect in Rio Linda carjacking

It was a bad Monday morning for an alleged carjacker.

The man broke into a locked car on the 7000 block of Elder Street in Rio Linda but was physically confronted by the car's owner, Sgt. Lisa Bowman with the Sacramento County sheriff's Department, said. The man ran to another locked car in another driveway and broke out the window, Bowman said. Again, the owner of the first car tried to stop him and was hurt in the process.

However, the alleged carjacker didn't get far, losing control of the stolen vehicle at Elverta Road and 9th Street. The California Highway Patrol responded to the crash and contacted the sheriff's department. That was at 7:20 a.m.

Bowman said person who tried to stop the man from taking the cars was taken to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Natomas mailbox theft stops mail delivery for 2 weeks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A North Natomas neighborhood will soon be receiving its mail at the neighborhood mailbox.

Mail delivery stopped on Dec. 18 after someone broke into a mailbox on Bill Bean Circle.

"No, no mail!" said Teri Latsko, who lives next to the mailbox.

Latsko reached out to News10 to try to find out why her mail wasn't being delivered. She thought it was funny they weren't receiving any cards the week before Christmas.

Someone broke the door off of the door to where outgoing mail is deposited, causing the US Postal Service to stop delivery to that box since it had been tampered with, USPS spokesperson Cindy Weight said.

"I even changed my bank account to a new one because I didn't know which way the [investigation] was going to go," said Daniel Baltazar, who was mailing checks to pay his bills.

"My son is waiting for his driver's license [in the mail]," added Linda Tuplu.