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Coats for Kids Barrel Races - October 23

Come check out the 7th annual News10 Coats for Kids Barrel Races happening in Hilmar this weekend.

9 buckles will be awarded as well as best dressed in News10 blue and many more prizes!

There is a Pee Wee race at 11:45am, followed by novice, youth and senior races.

To qualify for awards, you must bring a new or gently used coat, or make a monetary donation of $20 in lieu of a coat.

Barrel Races
Sunday, October 23
Sign-Ups begin at 8:00am
For contributions and donations, contact Robin Clark: 209-247-0799

Riverbank teen killed in Empire driveby shooting

EMPIRE, CA - A 16-year-old teen was killed and another teen wounded in a driveby shooting Sunday night in Empire in which sheriff's detectives do not have information on the shooter.

Sgt. Anthony Bejaran with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department says Rosendo Robles of Riverbank was found by deputies with a gunshot wound on the 5100 block of Inland Avenue in Empire at approximately 8 p.m. Robles was transported to a Modesto hospital where he died later of his injuries.

According to witnesses, Robles and two 17 year old boys he was with were driving around Empire when someone discharged a gun at their car on Inland Avenue, firing off multiple shots. One of the 17 year olds was also shot. His wound was not considered life-threatening, Bejaran said.

Detectives were looking into what led up to the shooting but did say they believe it was gang-related.

Contributor of the Month: SPCA

Contributor of the Month: SPCA

Baby gates are attached to the doorframes of the different offices at the SPCA.

“We all get to bring our dogs to work, which is really great,” SPCA Director of Public Relations Lesley Kirrene said. “It’s beneficial and it keeps you mellow, kinda keeps you down to earth … It’s a great place to work, it’s really a lot of fun.”

The SPCA is a local non-profit organization that took care of over 13,500 animals in 2010. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to the taking care of the animals, the SPCA holds different programs, organizes a spay and neuter clinic, places animals in homes and hosts multiple fundraising events throughout the year.

PHOTOS: Inside the SPCA

Kirrene’s job is to make sure the public knows about the SPCA’s different programs.

5 things to do this weekend

5 things to do this weekend

: Saturday
12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Fremont Park, 15th & Q Streets, Sacramento
What: Huge local mobile food festival
Tips: Bring cash.