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Basketball coaches told indoor high school sports on verge of returning

A new pathway to indoor high school sports in California could come through a settlement with the state, the attorney who filed suit over youth sports in San Diego County told a group of basketball coaches Monday evening. Stephen C. Grebing, the managing partner of Wingert Grebing of San Diego, said on a Zoom call with the  Bay Area Basketball Coaches Alliance that he had received a settlement offer from the state “with almost everything we wanted” in response to an equal-rights case brought by ...
Tags: California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, San Diego County, High School Sports, Gavin Newsom, Knight, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Contra Costa, Frank Knight, Cutaia, Miramonte, High School Basketball, San Francisco San Mateo


Mother And Son Found Safe After Bloody Crime Spree

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Tags: Crime, News, Local, Williams, Stockton, Johnson, Joan, Richmond, Michael, Antioch, Meeks, Pittsburg, Antioch News, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Alameda County, Iliff


Police Search For Mother And Son After Bloody Crime Spree

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Tags: Crime, News, Local, Williams, Stockton, Johnson, Joan, Richmond, Michael, Antioch, Meeks, Pittsburg, Antioch News, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Alameda County, Iliff


Sheriff: Stockton Man Arrested For Antioch First Responders Drive-By, Discovery Bay Murder

ANTIOCH (CBS13) – A Stockton man suspected of a drive-by shooting that injured a firefighter and paramedic in Antioch is now accused of murdering a person in Discovery Bay, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office. The first responders were shot in a drive-by while assisting a person who was suffering a medical emergency on Saturday night, authorities said. Just before 9 p.m., they arrived at the 1900 block of Auto Center Drive to tend to the citizen when the suspect, identified Sun...
Tags: Crime, News, Shooting, California, Local, Sacramento, Williams, Stockton, Richmond, Antioch, Meeks, Pittsburg, Antioch News, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Alameda County, Antioch Police Department


Vacaville Woman, 3 Others Arrested In Maui For Violating Hawaii’s Quarantine Rules

MAUI (CBS13) – Four people, including a woman from Vacaville, were arrested in Maui for breaking Hawaii’s COVID-19 quarantine rules, authorities said. According to Maui police, 21-year-old Vanessa Hamilton, 29-year-old Angelo Catalano, of Santa Barabara County, 27-year-old Ariel Catalano, of Contra Costa County, and 26-year-old Melanie Miles, of Boulder, Colo., all traveled from Oahu to Maui without negative pre-travel tests. The four also did not have approved lodging to complete the state’s ma...
Tags: News, Local, Sacramento, Hawaii, Cbs, Maui, Wailuku, Oahu, Northern Nevada, Vacaville, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Vacaville News, Coronavirus, Coronavirus News, Raymond Michael Weber, Vanessa Hamilton


Firefighter, Medic Shot In Antioch Drive-By While Tending To Citizen Suffering Medical Emergency

ANTIOCH (CBS13) – A firefighter and a paramedic were shot in a drive-by while assisting a person who was suffering a medical emergency in Antioch on Saturday night, authorities said. Just before 9 p.m., First responders arrived at the 1900 block of Auto Center Drive to tend to a citizen when a suspect in an SUV drove by twice and fired several shots at the group, the Antioch Police Department said. The paramedic, a 51-year-old man, and the firefighter, a 38-year-old man, suffered what police sai...
Tags: Crime, News, Shooting, Local, Richmond, Antioch, Pittsburg, Antioch News, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Alameda County, Antioch Police Department, Stockton Anyone


Prosecutors feud over criminal sentencing laws

The starkest aspect to California’s evolution from a relatively conservative state into a blue bastion has been an evolving attitude toward crime and punishment. In the 1980s and 1990s, California became a national leader in increasing penalties for crimes large and small, symbolized by a three-strikes-and-you’re-out law calling for life imprisonment of repeat offenders. Not surprisingly, despite construction of many new prisons, they became horrendously overcrowded with inmates. However, as Cal...
Tags: Amazon, California, Opinion, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Sacramento County, Gavin Newsom, Capitol, George Soros, Joe Mathews, Dan Walters, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Anne Marie Schubert, Michael Reagan


State court limits new LA County DA's new directives limiting use of sentencing enhancements

I have noted in prior posts linked below the various reform efforts of new Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón and the push back these efforts have reeived from other prosecutors.  This week, these issues resuted in a notable state court ruling, and detailed in this Los Angeles Times article headlined "Several of D.A. George Gascón’s reforms blocked by L.A. County judge."  Here are excerpts: Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. George Gascón was barred from implementing a significant p...
Tags: Law, California, La, San Francisco, The Times, Los Angeles Times, County, Los Angeles County, LA County, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, James Chalfant, George Gascon, Gascon, Chalfant, Douglas A Berman, L A County


LASD watchdog pushes for coroner’s inquests in all deputy shootings

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO Los Angeles County civilian oversight commissioners Thursday pressed the coroner to set a policy to conduct inquests into all deaths involving deputy shootings, a matter he said would not be decided until sometime after an upcoming hearing. In November, Los Angeles County held its first inquest in more than 30 years involving the death of 18-year-old Andres Guardado, who was fatally shot by a deputy near Gardena. That inquest upheld a previous conclusion by the coroner’s ...
Tags: News, Coc, California, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Police Shooting, Kennedy, Lucas, Cooper, Los Angeles County, San Gabriel, Altadena, Sheriff s Department, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Gardena


Inmate on death row for L.A. killing dies after being found in cell

SACRAMENTO — An inmate who spent nearly three decades on California’s death row has died after being found in his cell, authorities said. Jose Francisco Guerra, 61, was pronounced dead on Monday afternoon after he was found unresponsive alone in his cell at San Quentin State Prison, state prison officials said. The cause of his death will be determined by an autopsy but there were no signs of foul play. Guerra was sent to the nation’s largest death row in 1993 after being convicted of first-degr...
Tags: News, California, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homicide, Illinois, Riverside County, Gavin Newsom, Bernie, Floyd, Pinole, Swartz, San Quentin State Prison


Longtime Condemned California Inmate, Royce Lyn Scott, Dies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — For the second time in three days, a condemned inmate has died after decades on California’s death row, officials said Tuesday. Royce Lyn Scott, 62, had been on death row since 1997 for the Riverside County murder and sexual assault of 78-year-old Della Morris in her home, with the special circumstances of killing her while committing burglary, rape and sodomy. Scott died on Sunday at an outside hospital. An autopsy will determine his cause of death, but foul play...
Tags: News, California, California News, Sacramento, Cbs, Riverside County, Gavin Newsom, Scott, San Quentin State Prison, Sacramento Calif, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Inmate Death, California death row, James Odle, Royce Lyn Scott, Della Morris


California Inmate, James Odle, Dies Naturally After 37 Years On Death Row

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — A California inmate condemned to death nearly four decades ago for killing a police officer died Friday of natural causes at age 71, prison officials said. James Odle died at an outside hospital 37 years after he was sent to the nation’s largest death row at San Quentin State Prison, which has 709 condemned inmates. California hasn’t executed anyone since 2006. Gov. Gavin Newsom has halted executions so long as he is governor. In August 1983, Odle was sentenced to...
Tags: News, California, US, California News, Gavin Newsom, Bernie, Floyd, Pinole, Swartz, San Quentin State Prison, Sacramento Calif, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Aguilar, Odle, Inmate Death, California death row


COVID-19 hospitalizations are rising all over California

As health experts feared, patients being treated for COVID-19 in California’s hospitals have soared in the weeks following an initial spike in transmission of the virus. The total rose to 3,683 in the most recent update from the California Department of Public Health — the state’s most active hospitalizations since Sept. 1. Similarly, the number of new cases also reached its highest point since Aug. 17, an average of about 7,967 per day over the past week, after there were 6,595 reported around ...
Tags: Health, News, California, La, California News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, San Diego, Biden, Riverside County, Bay Area, Southern California, Trump


First California amusement park plans to reopen under state guidelines

California’s oldest amusement park is preparing to become the first amusement park to reopen under the state’s new COVID-19 health and safety guidelines following a seven-month coronavirus closure. The 1907 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk plans to reopen in November after Santa Cruz County moved into the orange/moderate tier 3 risk level under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. “We are making plans, but nothing is set in stone yet,” Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Marq Lipton said. “We don...
Tags: California, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Lausd, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Knott, Lipton, Pittsburg, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY


Stockton Man Accused Of Trying Run Down Law Enforcement Officers In Contra Costa County

DANVILLE (CBS13) — A Stockton man was arrested in Contra Costa County after he allegedly tried to run over law enforcement officers outside of a police substation over the weekend. The incident happened around 2 p.m. at the Blackhawk Police Substation near Danville. According to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, a man entered the station and stared acting erratically after contacting a deputy. He was asked to leave the community. Danville police officers soon showed up to help. However, ...
Tags: News, Local, Sacramento, Stockton, Cbs, Danville, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, North Sacramento, Carrillo, Eduardo Carrillo, Stockton News, Contra Costa County Sheriff 's Office, Martinez Detention Facility, Rancho Cordova Home Depot Kitty Back Home


California authorities and GOP clash again over unofficial ballot drop boxes

Contradictory information is swirling after a state-mandated deadline for the California Republican Party to stop using unofficial ballot boxes passed with little clarity about how the boxes will be used going forward and both sides claiming vindication. In a morning news conference on Friday, Oct. 16, Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the GOP has agreed to stop using mislabeled, unofficial, unstaffed drop boxes, which they have called illegal. But in their...
Tags: California, Fresno, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Republican Party, Orange County, Southern California, State, Los Angeles County, U S Postal Service, Nov, Ryan Carter, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Palmdale, Antelope Valley


Warming Trend Indicates California’s Fire Season Isn’t Over

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Tags: National Weather Service, News, California, Sacramento, San Francisco, CAL FIRE, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Napa County, CBS13 AP, Fire Watch, CBS Sacramento News


Contra Costa County To Spend $250 Million On Jail Health Care

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Contra Costa County will spend $250 million to increase staffing and improve health care at its jails after a lawsuit alleged inmates with physical and mental problems were being neglected, including some who were potentially suicidal. The Bay Area county reached an agreement Thursday calling for spending the money over five years, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday. “These changes will save countless lives, reduce the suffering of people confined in the jails and i...
Tags: California News, San Francisco, Ap, San Francisco Chronicle, Chronicle, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Prison Law Office, Bay area county, Contra Costa County News, Corene Kendrick


Homeownership affordability drops in two-thirds of U.S.

Median prices of single-family homes and condos are now less affordable than historical averages in 63 percent of counties, up from 54 percent one year ago, according to a new report by Attom Data Solutions.
Tags: Data, Analysis, Radio, Orange County, San Diego County, Affordability, Cook County, Los Angeles County, Marin County, Franklin County, Hillsborough County, Harris County, Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, Butte County, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY


Salvation Army Helping Fire Victims, First Responders In Solano County

VACAVILLE (CBS13) — The Salvation Army and CBS13 have teamed up to bring support to families impacted by the LNU Lightning Complex fire, as well as those on the front lines. “These crews are here all night, so we’ve been here for a week,” Major Randy Hartt with the Salvation Army said. At the pop-up incident command center at Mission Church in Vacaville, the Salvation Army has been providing first responders food, water and just a place to unwind during the LNU Lightning Complex Fire. “When thes...
Tags: News, Local, Solano County, Salvation Army, Nash, Vacaville, Waller, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Solano, Mission Church, Hartt, Solano County News, Fire Watch, LNU Lightning Complex Fire, LNU Lightning Complex, English Hills


Golden State Killer Joseph DeAngelo Faces Life In Prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Joseph James DeAngelo Jr., a former police officer, faces a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for 13 rape-related charges and 13 murder counts stemming from crimes in the 1970s and 1980s across six California counties. He pleaded guilty in June and is set to be sentenced on Friday after three days of testimony from his victims and survivors. The 74-year-old is the elusive Golden State Killer, also known as the East Area Rapist and Visalia Rans...
Tags: News, California, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Ap, Rancho Cordova, Santa Barbara County, Orange County, Ventura County, Jane, Goleta, Irvine, Sacramento Calif, YOLO


PG&E: Contra Costa County Customers Won’t Face Rotating Power Outages Tonight

CONTRA COSTA (CBS13) – Good news: PG&E customers in the Contra Costa area can finish their evening routine with the lights on tonight. California Independent System Operator (Cal ISO) announced that, based on current forecasts for electricity supply and demand, PG&E does not need to employ rotating power outages in the early to late evening Sunday, according to a statement from PG&E. All customers in Contra Costa County who were previously notified via automated calls, will not be impacted by ro...
Tags: News, Local, Electricity, PG&E, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Contra Costa, Cal ISO, California Independent System Operator Cal ISO, Emergency Operations Center PG E


PG&E: Contra Costa County Customers Won’t Face Rotating Power Outages Sunday

CONTRA COSTA (CBS13) – Good news: PG&E customers in the Contra Costa area can finish their evening routine with the lights on tonight. California Independent System Operator (Cal ISO) announced that, based on current forecasts for electricity supply and demand, PG&E does not need to employ rotating power outages in the early to late evening Sunday, according to a statement from PG&E. All customers in Contra Costa County who were previously notified via automated calls, will not be impacted by ro...
Tags: News, Local, Electricity, PG&E, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Contra Costa, Cal ISO, California Independent System Operator Cal ISO, Emergency Operations Center PG E


Man Who Led Chase From Cache Creek, Hit Deputy With Car In 2001 Agrees To Parole Denial

YOLO COUNTY (CBS13) – A man who hit a deputy with a vehicle and led law enforcement on a chase from Cache Creek Casino Resort through Colusa and Lake counties in 2001 agreed to a three-year denial of parole, deeming himself unsuitable for release, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday. Phillip Arasa, 56, then of Contra Costa County was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer and reckless evading and in 2007, he was sentenced to 29-years-to-life and...
Tags: News, Office, Local, Syndicated Local, Lake, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Colusa, Mule Creek State Prison, Cache Creek, Yolo County News, Cache Creek Casino Resort, Phillip Arasa, Ione Calif Arasa, Arasa, Thomas Sparks


Coronavirus: These 8 killers died on San Quentin’s Death Row

Endlessly conflicted over capital punishment, California hasn’t executed an inmate in more than 14 years, and although suicide, drug overdoses, inmate murders and old age claim a few of the condemned each year, a new killer has come to Death Row. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic early this year, at least eight condemned inmates are believed to have succumbed to the disease that has swept the 168-year-old San Quentin State Prison in Marin County, where Death Row prisoners traditionally ar...
Tags: Politics, News, Colorado, California, California News, Fresno, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Sacramento County, Death Penalty, Orange County, Riverside County, San Diego County, Gavin Newsom, Reed


California Men Charged With $10M Worldwide Fraud Scheme

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three California men were charged with running a phony securities scheme that defrauded investors around the world out of more than $10 million, authorities said Thursday. Christopher Mancuso, John Black, and Joseph Tufo allegedly lured victims by promising to triple or quadruple their investments in a matter of months, but they instead kept the money for themselves, according to a statement from the state attorney general’s office. When the investments came due, “the d...
Tags: Crime, News, California, Sacramento County, Italy, Orange County, Black, Mancuso, Sacramento Calif, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Xavier Becerra, Sacramento News, Tufo, Christopher Mancuso John Black, Joseph Tufo, United States Canada Germany England


2 Deputies Shot, Suspect Dead In Violent End To Hours-Long Knightsen Standoff

KNIGHTSEN (CBS13/AP) — Two sheriff’s deputies were shot and a suspect is dead in a shooting that followed an hourslong standoff in Contra Costa County, according to a sheriff’s office. The shooting happened Thursday at a home in Knightsen, the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The area is an unincorporated community about 50 miles (81 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco. Deputies were called to a home for reported domestic violence just before 10 a.m., the release stated. ...
Tags: California News, San Francisco, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Deputy-involved Shooting, Contra Costa Sheriff s Office, Knightsen


Pair Charged With Hate Crime For Vandalizing Martinez Black Lives Matter Mural

(CNN) — A White man and a White woman who allegedly painted over a California community’s Black Lives Matter mural this weekend are each facing a hate crime charge, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. David Nelson and Nicole Anderson are each charged with three misdemeanor counts, including violation of civil rights, vandalism, and possession of tools to commit vandalism or graffiti, the district attorney’s office said in a statement. The incident happened soon after...
Tags: New York, News, California, California News, Cnn, Hate Crime, Black Lives Matter, Anderson, Trump, Martinez, KPIX, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, David Nelson, Contra Costa County District Attorney s Office, Martinez California, Nicole Anderson


Vandals Deface Martinez ‘Black Lives Matter’ Street Mural

Authorities intensified their search Sunday for a man and woman who defaced the “Black Lives Matter” mural painted on a downtown Martinez street.
Tags: California News, Black Lives Matter, Martinez, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY


Holiday Weekend Fireworks Blazes Stretch Crews Thin

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A night of celebration went up in flames all across the Greater Sacramento area. The Rio Vista Fire Department blamed illegal fireworks for a fire off Church Road near Highway 12 that left behind a charred truck. More illegal fireworks were to blame for a grass fire on Tantura Way in South Sacramento. In fact, even as crews tried to put the flames out, you could see fireworks continuing to go off in the background of video from the scene. It took a team effort to battle a 5-...
Tags: News, Holidays, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, San Francisco, South Sacramento, Northern California, Laing, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Church Road, Sacramento Metro Fire, Bradshaw Road, Fourth of July, Elder Creek Road