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Thunder Valley Casino kicks off their Summer Concert Series

LINCOLN, CA – June 6: Cheap Trick performs at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in in Lincoln, California on June 6, 2015

LINCOLN, CA – Thunder Valley Casino Resort kicked off their 2015 Summer Concert Series in style on Saturday in what is shaping up to be the biggest concert season to date.

Leading off the 2015 Summer Concert Series at Thunder Valley Casino was legendary guitarist Peter Frampton, who was joined by the always entertaining rockers Cheap Trick.

LINCOLN, CA – June 6: Cheap Trick performs at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in in Lincoln, California on June 6, 2015

Cheap Trick

As the crowd gathered into Thunder Valley’s 5,000 seat outdoor amphitheater the skies were dark, as lightening could be seen off in the distance. Many wondered whether or not the show would be canceled due to the looming clouds overhead. Just prior to the show, which was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., there were a few sprinkles, but that was it. The evening was comfortably balmy with a slight breeze.

Cheap Trick

Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick

Thunder Valley reconfigured the amphitheater this season to accommodate larger crowds, eliminating the side bleachers. Because the side bleachers were removed the venue felt roomier, even with a sold out crowd.

Guitarist Frank Hannon, of the rock band Tesla was on-hand to take in Cheap Trick and Peter Frampton’s performance. Shortly after the show Hannon performed on the main stage in the casino.

The crowd was on their feet as the first band of the 2015 Summer Concert Series took the stage. Cheap Trick’s original band members Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar) and Tom Petersson (bass guitar) were joined by Nielsen’s son Daxx Nielsen (drums). Starting off their set with “Hello There” and “Come On, Come On,” they had the crowd on their feet.

LINCOLN, CA – June 6: Peter Frampton performs at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in in Lincoln, California on June 6, 2015

Peter Frampton

The ever quirky Rick Nielsen was decked out in an outfit reminiscence of Huntz Hall of The Bowery Boys, and his constant changing out of guitars, of all shapes and sizes, had the audience captivated. Nielsen brought everyone to their feet when he pulled out the big guns, his 5-neck guitar made by Hamer Guitars, as the band finished their set with “Goodnight.”

Peter Frampton started his performance off with “Somethings Happening” and “Doobie Wah,” as fans cheered him on. The 65-year-old Frampton really got the crowd’s attention as soon as he struck up the first notes to “Show Me the Way,” with the crowd jumping to their feet.

Frampton was unable to perform his complete set, cutting “Off the Hook,” from the set as he performed “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” for his encore.

LINCOLN, CA – June 6: Peter Frampton performs at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in in Lincoln, California on June 6, 2015

Peter Frampton

Thunder Valley Casino’s 2015 Summer Concert Series is shaping up to be the biggest ever, offering a variety of entertainment with comedian Brian Regan in June, country music legend Willie Nelson in July and Thunder Valley’s first annual Thunder Vibes Reggae Festival in September. And let’s not forget the ever popular 80’s Rewind festival featuring the Psychedelic Furs!

Thunder Valley Casino Resort’s 2015 Summer Concert Series lineup:

Jun 6, 2015 – Saturday @ 7pm Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick
Jun 12, 2015 – Friday @ 7pm 311 with Pepper
Jun 13, 2015 – Saturday @ 7pm Tesla with Y&T
Jun 19, 2015 – Friday @ 7pm George Thorogood and The Destroyers / Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot
Jun 20, 2015 – Saturday @ 6pm Summer Jam 2015 w/Bell Biv Devoe, Blackstreet, Naughty by Nature & more
Jun 26, 2015 – Friday @ 8pm Brian Regan
Jul 11, 2015 – Saturday @ 7pm Alejandra Guzman Y Camila
Jul 17, 2015 – Friday @ 7pm Willie Nelson w/Allison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
Jul 24, 2015 – Friday @ 8pm Russell Peters
Jul 25, 2015 – Saturday @ 7pm Alice in Chains
Jul 31, 2015 – Friday @ 7pm Huey Lewis and the New w/Eddie Money
Aug 15, 2015 – Saturday @ 6pm Funk Fest 2015 w/George Clinton, Maze w/Frankie Beverly and Kurtis Blow
Aug 21, 2015 – Friday @ 8pm George Lopez
Aug 22, 2015 – Saturday @ 7pm Boyz II Men and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds
Aug 29, 2015 – Saturday @ 7pm 3 Doors Down
Sep 5, 2015 – Saturday @ 5pm Rewind Fest 2015 w/Psychedelic Furs, The Tubes, A Flock of Seagulls, Dramarama and more
Sep 10, 2015 – Thursday @ 7pm ZZ Top with Blackberry Smoke
Sep 11, 2015 – Friday @ 7pm Paul Rodgers with John Kay and Steppenwolf
Sep 12, 2015 – Saturday @ 6pm Block Party with Kool and the Gang and more
Sep 18, 2015 – Friday @ 7pm Heart with special guest
Sept 19, 2015 – Saturday @ 3pm Thunder Vibes Reggae Festival
Sept 25, 2015 – Friday @ 7pm Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs
Sep 26, 2015 – Saturday @ 7:30pm Chicago’s Heart and Soul Tour

 

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89-year-old husband arrested for murder

Masaharu Ono Sacramento County Sheriff

Masaharu Ono
Sacramento County Sheriff

SACRAMENTO, CA – An 89-year-old man was arrested yesterday for the murder of his 85-year-old wife.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to a call in the 8600 block of Florin Road after Masaharu Ono contacted deputies to inform them that his wife, Hiroko Ono, had died.

After a preliminary investigation by the Sacramento County Coroner, it was determined Hiroko had injuries which contributed to her death and were suspicious in nature.

The Sheriff’s Homicide team responded and through the course of their investigation, they determined that Masaharu was responsible for Hiroko’s death.

Ono was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail where he is currently being held without the possibility of bail.

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run on Marconi identified

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Area of deadly hit and run
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SACRAMENTO, CA – The pedestrian who was struck and killed Wednesday morning on Marconi Avenue has been identified.

According to the Sacramento Coroner’s website, 54-year-old Stephen Vuletich was the victim in Wednesday’s deadly hit-and-run.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the deadly hit-and-run crash occurred just before 7 a.m. Wednesday, on Marconi Avenue near Calderwood Lane.

Apparently a driver struck Vuletich and then fled the scene in what was described as a small red sedan with major damage to the front right fender.

Vuletich died at the scene. So far no arrests have been made in connection to the hit and run.

8 youths arrested in string of vehicle break-ins

Police-lightsROSEVILLE, CA – Eight minors were arrested early Thursday morning after a string of vehicle break-ins.

According to the Roseville Police Department, they received a number of calls Wednesday night into Thursday morning to report a suspicious white van in the Cirby area. According to callers there were a number of people inside the van breaking into cars.

Arriving officers were able to locate the van near Vernon Street and Lyndhurst Avenue after another caller reported seeing the suspicious van in that area.

There were eight minors in the vehicle ranging from elementary school-age to high school-age. When officers approached the van, all eight fled on foot. However, officers were able to apprehend all eight by 4 a.m. Thursday morning. All eight suspects were from North Highlands.

At least one of the suspects may have been armed, ditching what appeared to be a hand gun while officers were in pursuit. There was at least one report that the gun was a replica, but that has not been confirmed.

Man arrested for string of Granite Bay burglaries

Brock Kent Placer County Sheriff

Brock Kent
Placer County Sheriff

GRANITE BAY, CA – A Roseville man was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection to a string of robberies in Granite Bay.

According to Placer County Sheriff Spokeswoman, Dena Irwin, detectives from the Placer County Sheriff’s Department arrested 22-year-old Brock Anthony Kent at his home in Roseville on Tuesday.

Kent is suspected of stealing items from occupied homes, cars, and boats throughout southwestern Placer County over the past month.

On Monday morning, at approximately 4 a.m., a deputy patrolling in Granite Bay saw Kent pull into a driveway and turn off his car. When the deputy approached, Kent said he lived at the home. The deputy checked with the homeowner and it was determined that Kent was not a resident. He was subsequently arrested for possession of heroin, methamphetamine, burglary tools and a probation violation. He was transported to the Placer County Jail and was released a short time later with a promise to appear.

On Tuesday at approximately 3 p.m., detectives were performing a probation search of Kent’s home in Roseville. During the search Kent ran from detectives. A short search ensued, and a Placer County detective located Kent at nearby Maidu Park, where he surrendered as soon as the detective’s K9 exited the car.

According to Irwin, there have been more than 50 similar thefts and burglaries reported in the Granite Bay area in the past month that may be connected to Kent. Property was recovered at his home that was related to thefts and burglaries in Granite Bay, Roseville and Rocklin. Several children’s bikes were also recovered, which are believed stolen from a Roseville apartment complex.

Kent is being held at the Placer County Jail on charges of residential burglary, receiving known stolen property, resisting/delaying arrest, felon in possession of ammunition and probation violation. His bail is set at $95,000.

 

Pedestrian killed by hit and run driver

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Area of deadly hit and run
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SACRAMENTO, CA – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit and run driver Wednesday morning in the area of Marconi Avenue.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the deadly hit-and-run crash occurred just before 7 a.m. on Marconi Avenue near Calderwood Lane.

Marconi has been closed between Fulton and Watt avenues.

Apparently a driver struck the pedestrian and fled the scene in what is being described as a small red sedan with major damage to the front right fender.

The pedestrian died at the scene.

Earlier a bicyclist was struck by a hit and run driver in the same area, but according to the CHP it appears it was a separate driver in that case.

Roseville fire battling two-alarm fire

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Area of fire
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ROSEVILLE, CA – The Roseville Fire Department is battling a two-alarm blaze at a home located on Tilden Drive.

According to reports, the two-alarm fire started at approximately 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning in the Johnson Ranch Subdivision.

Flames could be seen coming from the roof of the home as firefighters battled the inferno in an attempt to keep the fire from spreading to neighboring homes. According to officials the home was a complete loss.

There have been no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

18-year-old arrested in fatal Orangevale shooting

Erik Ozee Facebook

Erik Ozee
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Skyridge Drive
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ORANGEVALE, CA – An 18-year-old teenager has been arrested in the shooting death of a Citrus Heights teen that occurred in front of a home in Orangevale.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, 18-year-old Mario Andreas Contreras was arrested and booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail on a charge of murder. He is currently being held without the possibility of bail.

On Sunday night the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department received numerous calls reporting gunshots in the 5600 block of Skyridge Drive.

Arriving deputies discovered a white male teenager, later identified as 16-year-old Erik Glen Ozee, of Citrus Heights, who had been shot at least one time and was lying in the front yard of a residence. Medical personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.

Detectives believe that this was not a random act of violence. Though the victim did not live at the location where this incident occurred, it is unclear the exact relationship between he and Contreras.

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

Teen shot dead in Orangevale identified

Erik Ozee Facebook

Erik Ozee
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ORANGEVALE, CA – The teenager shot and killed in front of a home in Orangevale Sunday night has been identified as a 16-year-old Citrus Heights resident.

Read: 18-year-old arrested in fatal Orangevale shooting

According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, the victim in yesterday’s shooting was 16-year-old Erik Glen Ozee, of Citrus Heights.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department received numerous calls Sunday night reporting gunshots in the area of the 5600 block of Skyridge Drive in Orangevale.

Arriving deputies discovered a white male teenager, later identified as Ozee, who had been shot at least one time and was lying in the front yard of a residence. Medical personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.

Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting and the suspect’s identity is not known at this time. Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

 

 

 

Teen shot dead in Orangevale

Skyridge Drive Google Maps

Skyridge Drive
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ORANGEVALE, CA – A teenager was shot and killed in front of a home in Orangevale Sunday night.

Read: Teen shot dead in Orangevale identified

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, numerous calls were received Sunday night reporting gunshots in the area of the 5600 block of Skyridge Drive in Orangevale.

Arriving deputies discovered a white male teenager who had been shot at least one time and was lying in the front yard of a residence. Medical personnel pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting and the suspects identity is not known at this time. Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

 

 

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