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A California man murdered dozens of people, and a new book says he almost got away with it

By Michael Thomas Barry Jose Manuel Martínez was born and raised in California and blended in easily among the farm laborers of California’s San Joaquin Valley where he lived a modest and unassuming life. But in stark contrast to the adoring and dedicated family man he appeared to be, there was an evil flipside that allowed him to pursue a frightening line of work as a hitman and enforcer for a Mexican drug cartel—a wicked profession that he carried out with such precision and technique that he ...
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Incumbent TJ Cox and David Valadao square up for a rematch in California's 21st Congressional District

Rep. David Valadao Rich Pedroncelli/AP Rep. TJ Cox is running in a rematch against Republican David Valadao, who he previously defeated in 2018's midterm elections. California's 21st Congressional District, located in California's San Joaquin Valley, consists of Kings County and pieces of Kern, Tulare, and Fresno counties.The Fresno Bee's editorial board recently endorsed Valado for the seat after Cox had some scandals over his business dealings and unpaid taxes. Each candidate has close to...
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Confessed Golden State Killer Sentenced To Life In Prison For 26 Rapes, Slayings

SACRAMENTO (AP) – A former California police officer who became known as the Golden State Killer told victims Friday he was “truly sorry” before he was sentenced to life imprisonment for a decade-long string of rapes and murders across a wide swath of the state. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Bowman said 74-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo will die in prison for his guilty pleas to 13 murders and 13 rape-related charges between 1975 and 1986. DeAngelo also publicly admitted dozens ...
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Justice or injustice?: Golden State Killer gets LWOP for at least 13 murders and dozens of rapes after deal to avoid death penalty

As reported in this NBC News piece, a "former police officer known as the Golden State Killer for his crime spree across California in the 1970s and '80s was sentenced Friday to consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole."  Here is more about the crimes and punishment: Joseph DeAngelo, 74, who had eluded authorities for decades, pleaded guilty in June to 13 counts of first-degree murder and 13 rape-related charges in a deal that spared him the death penalty.  He also publicly ...
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Family Members Of Murder Victims Assail Golden State Killer Joseph DeAngelo

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tearful family members of people killed by Joseph DeAngelo assailed him Thursday for stealing away their loved ones as he escalated his attacks from burglaries and rapes to a series of horrific murders that terrorized California four decades ago. “Today the devil loses and justice wins,” Debbi Domingo McMullan‏, the daughter of one victim, said during the third day of a sentencing hearing for the 74-year-old man known as the Golden State Killer. She called him a “pathet...
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Wildfire Smoke Triggers Health Caution In San Joaquin County

MANTECA(CBS13) — Hot, humid, and hazy. Fires continue to burn across the region as weather conditions grow more unbearable. The smoke from the fires in Stanislaus County near Patterson is pushing into the San Joaquin Valley. Current conditions also pushed people into cooling centers to catch a break. A health caution went into effect Tuesday as the smoke settled in the region. CBS13 is learning the valley is dealing with a strong high-pressure lid which is keeping the pollution and smoke from th...
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‘May He Rot In Hell’: Golden State Killer Faces His Victims In 1st Day Of Hearings

SACRAMENTO (CBS13/AP) – The Golden State Killer, a former police officer in California who eluded capture for four decades, faces his victims in court Tuesday on the first of four days of hearings before he is sentenced to life in prison. The scope of Joseph James DeAngelo’s crimes “is simply staggering,” prosecutors said in a court summary released Monday: 13 known murders and nearly 50 rapes between 1975 and 1986. Sixteen of his Sacramento County rape victims plan to confront him Tuesday in a ...
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Golden State Killer Faces His Victims In 1st Day Of Hearings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Killer, a former police officer in California who eluded capture for four decades, faces his victims in court Tuesday on the first of four days of hearings before he is sentenced to life in prison. The scope of Joseph James DeAngelo’s crimes “is simply staggering,” prosecutors said in a court summary released Monday: 13 known murders and nearly 50 rapes between 1975 and 1986. Sixteen of his Sacramento County rape victims plan to confront him Tuesday in ...
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Victims Tell Of Trauma, Healing In Golden State Killer Case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jane Carson-Sandler says she has served an effective life sentence in the more than four decades since she was one of the first rape victims of a one-time police officer who eventually became known as the Golden State Killer. Now it’s Joseph James DeAngelo’s turn. Carson-Sandler will be among nearly three dozen victims or survivors who plan to confront DeAngelo this week during an extraordinary four days of court hearings before the 74-year-old is sentenced to life in p...
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The red state-blue state divide comes to a (shower) head

As many of my eagle-eyed readers noted, I failed to file a column last week, the first time in 83 weeks my pithy, cogent and perspicacious commentaries did not appear. I was shooting to be the Cal Ripkin of opinion columnists but an arthritic knuckle on my left forefinger sidelined me, leading some of you to assume the worst. My inbox was jammed with emails. “Hey McIntyre,” began one. “Did somebody over there finally read your junk?” “At last!” said another disappointed reader. Not so fast, hate...
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She Was Charged With Murder After Her Baby Was Stillborn. Now California’s AG Has Stepped In.

For more than nine months, five of them during a global pandemic, a 26-year-old woman named Chelsea Becker has been sitting in Kings County Jail, under a $2 million bail, for giving birth to a stillborn baby.Becker has been there since November, when police arrested her and prosecutors charged her with murder. The District Attorney argued that Becker’s methamphetamine addiction had caused the stillbirth, citing a 50-year-old law that civil rights advocates say was never supposed to apply to preg...
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Coronavirus: July was California’s worst month of the pandemic

With one day left to go, July has already amounted to California’s worst month of the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of cases and deaths. But, as it comes to a close, there are signs that the spread of the virus had begun to slow. The average number of new cases was at its lowest level in 11 days Thursday, with about 8,852 per day over the past week, while the rolling seven-day average test-positivity rate had fallen to 7% for the first time since July 1. There was a drop off in new cases Thursday, ...
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Wildfires Bring Air Quality, Visibility Warnings To San Joaquin Valley

COALINGA (AP) – Authorities warned of poor air quality in central and northern parts of California on Monday due to wildfires in rural areas. An air quality alert was issued for most of the San Joaquin Valley due to smoke from the Mineral Fire in Fresno County west of Coalinga. The fire has grown to more than 44 square miles (114 square kilometers) and was 49% contained. Seven structures have been destroyed and 60 remained threatened. In the northeastern region of the state, the Hog Fire west of...
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California Inmate Dies After Beating By Other Prisoners

WASCO, Calif. (AP) — A California prisoner has died after he was beaten by other inmates, authorities said Thursday. Jose Mendoza, 33, was attacked Wednesday night by two other inmates at Wasco State Prison. He fell down, hit his head and lost consciousness and died about 40 minutes later despite efforts to revive him, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement. The death is being investigated as a homicide. Mendoza, from Los Angeles County, was sent to the p...
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KFI’s John & Ken: Remembering their early radio days as music DJs

John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou — you know them as John and Ken — are the hugely popular afternoon drive team that helped build KFI (640 AM) into the tale radio juggernaut that it is. They arrived in Los Angeles in 1992, and except for a small stint doing mornings at KABC (790 AM), they have held been KFI’s afternoon stars, maintaining dominance in their time slot for most of their nearly three decades here. They are the guys that can drive you nuts. John is actually much like me, often taking the ...
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‘I Did All That’: Inner Person Drove The Golden State Killer, Prosecutor Says

SACRAMENTO (AP) – A former police officer who terrorized California as a serial burglar and rapist and went on to kill more than a dozen people while evading capture for decades pleaded guilty Monday to murders attributed to a criminal dubbed the Golden State Killer. Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. had remained almost silent in court since his 2018 arrest until he uttered the word “guilty” in a hushed and raspy voice multiple times in a plea agreement that will spare him the death penalty for a life s...
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Is it a death penalty success or failure when worst-of-the-worst plead guilty to avoid capital trial?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by this AP story out of California headlined "Accused ‘Golden State Killer’ admits murders, will avoid death penalty."  Here are the basics: A former police officer who terrorized California as a serial burglar and rapist and went on to kill more than a dozen people while evading capture for decades pleaded guilty Monday to murders attributed to a criminal dubbed the Golden State Killer. Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. had remained almost silent in c...
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Walker Fire In Calaveras County Grows To 1,100 Acres; 35% Contained

ANGELS CAMP (CBS13/AP) – A wildfire in Calaveras County has grown to nearly two square miles acres, Cal Fire said Wednesday. Hundreds of firefighters responded after the fire erupted Tuesday in the countryside near New Hogan Lake. Cal Fire says 1,100 acres have burned and is now 35% contained. #WalkerFire off of Walker Trail Road and Hogan Dam Road, North of Copperopolis in Calaveras County is 1,100 acres and 35% contained. pic.twitter.com/C4venLBwEX — CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) June 18, 2020 Auth...
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Walker Fire In Calaveras County Grows To 1,100 Acres; 50 Structures Threatened

ANGELS CAMP (CBS13/AP) – A wildfire in Calaveras County has grown to nearly 2 square miles acres, Cal Fire said Wednesday. Hundreds of firefighters responded after the fire erupted Tuesday in countryside near New Hogan Lake, and overnight gained 10% containment. Cal Fire says 1,100 acres have burned. Authorities urged people to stay out of the area in the Sierra Nevada foothills about 50 miles southeast of Sacramento. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for critical fire we...
Tags: National Weather Service, News, Local, Sacramento, Delta, CAL FIRE, Sierra Nevada, San Joaquin Valley, Sacramento Valley, Calaveras County, Fire Watch, California wildfire season, Walker Fire, New Hogan Lake


Is this the end of the line for California’s misbegotten bullet train project?

Is this the end of the line for California’s misbegotten bullet train project? A bipartisan majority of the state Assembly, including Speaker Anthony Rendon, is sponsoring a resolution that directs the High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) to delay final contracts for the initial segment of the bullet train in the San Joaquin Valley until the Legislature appropriates $4.2 billion in state bonds. On its merits, that’s entirely logical. Why would the state commit to billions of dollars for land acquisi...
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New City Of Stockton Website Sells Only Stockton-Made Products

STOCKTON (CBS13) — The city of Stockton is launching a first-of-it’s kind online marketplace to help women-owned businesses sell their products straight to consumers. Prescilla Fajardo is a Stockton artist. Her specialty is creating Japanese-style stuffed animals. “So when you get something like this, even if I were to make another one, it’s always unique,” Fajardo said. Stockton author Chezzere Day will also have her book available to buy on the city-sponsored website. “My book is ‘The Order of...
Tags: News, Small Business, Local, Seen On, Economy, United States, Stockton, San Joaquin Valley, Sacramento City, Fajardo, Coronavirus, Prescilla Fajardo, Anne Crutchfield, Etsy Crutchfield, Stockton Money


Possible Funnel Cloud Spotted Near Ione As Thunderstorms Roll Through NorCal

IONE (CBS13) — A viewer in Ione has reported spotting a funnel cloud as strong thunderstorms roll through the southern Sacramento Valley and northern San Joaquin Valley on Monday. Strong thunderstorms have formed over the southern Sacramento Valley & northern San Joaquin Valley. Be prepared for small hail, heavy rain, and possible ponding of water on roadways. Remember, always seek shelter if you hear thunder or see lightning. #cawx pic.twitter.com/vUkhkLKbUM — NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) M...
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Hurting, Not Helping: San Joaquin Valley Goodwills Urge People To Hold Onto Donations

STOCKTON (CBS13) – Some would call it a donation dump. A local Goodwill wants its message heard: “Please hold onto your donations, for now.” At the Goodwill location on March Lane in Stockton, San Joaquin Valley CEO Denise Ost told CBS13 employees have to come to clean up the donation area several times a day. Some of the items left aren’t even things that can be accepted during normal hours, but people are leaving them anyway. “To roll up on this – it’s a little bit demoralizing,” Ost said. Ost...
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Coronavirus Protesters Take Over Capitol, Call To ‘Open Up California’

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — “Open up California” — that’s the message from hundreds of protesters who took over the capitol to protest the coronavirus shelter-in-place order. “It’s been an emotional roller coaster, it really has,” said Sandy Bergman from Vacaville. She showed up to “Operation Gridlock” Monday, for her son, who is a graduating senior in Vacaville. “Let them walk safely, but let them walk,” she said. As a result of the pandemic, her hours have been cut. Now she and her family will sell t...
Tags: News, Protest, California, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Manteca, Sonora, CHP, Capitol, San Joaquin Valley, Vacaville, Bergman, Newsom, Capitol Protection Unit


California’s water war reignited

The COVID-19 pandemic, we have been told, is transforming how we live, but one aspect of life in California appears immune to change: the state’s perennial war over water. President Donald Trump and California Gov. Gavin Newsom may have set aside their incessant squabbling over most issues to cooperate on the pandemic, but they are poised for showdown over who controls the state’s vital water supply. Last year, Trump’s Bureau of Reclamation, reflecting his 2016 campaign promises to San Joaquin V...
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Threatened local mountain lions win new protections … for now

With threats growing for mountain lion populations in Southern California and beyond, the state Fish and Game Commission on Thursday, April 16, took a key vote that gives the cats temporary protective status in six geographic areas — including the Santa Ana, Santa Monica, San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountains. The vote also launches a year-long study by the Department of Fish and Wildlife to assess the accuracy of claims and scientific data indicating that the animals in these mountain ranges...
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Coronavirus closures bring new challenges to Southern California dairy farmers

Dairy farmers across the country have felt the shock of the novel coronavirus pandemic, forcing some to dump raw milk. As much as 7% of milk products nationwide were dumped in the first week of April, as milk producers could not sell milk to bottlers, with contracts for school lunches and restaurants evaporating due to massive closures and stay-at-home social distancing, the Wall Street Journal reported. Here in the Inland Empire, several smaller dairy farms still exist, mostly in Chino, south O...
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For Students at a Lone School in California, Class Is Still On

FARMERSVILLE, Calif. -- At 7:45 on a recent morning, the strangest of scenes unfolded at Outside Creek Elementary: A school bus pulled up. Students stepped off and sauntered to class. The principal, Derrick Bravo, greeted a parent with a friendly hey-there handshake.It was humdrum normalcy in the most abnormal of times, as if there were no pandemic, no statewide order to shelter in place, no social-distancing directives.Of the 10,521 public schools in California, Outside Creek is the lone holdou...
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Relentless storms continue to soak Golden State with rain, mountain snow

A storm system that brought locally gusty thunderstorms and heavy rain to the Southern California coastline to end the weekend will continue to bring along beneficial moisture early this week. As the week progresses, the next round of moisture to target the state will not be far behind.As the storm system came ashore Sunday evening across Southern California, moderate to heavy rain targeted included places like Los Angeles, Santa Maria, and San Luis Obispo. Moderate to heavy rain tracking acr...
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Storm to bring beneficial moisture to Golden State as 'March Miracle' continues

A storm system that brought locally gusty thunderstorms and heavy rain to the Southern California coastline to end the weekend will continue to bring along beneficial moisture early this week. As the week progresses, the next round of moisture to target the state will not be far behind.As the storm system came ashore Sunday evening across Southern California, moderate to heavy rain targeted included places like Los Angeles, Santa Maria, and San Luis Obispo. Moderate to heavy rain tracking acr...
Tags: Science, California, Las Vegas, West Coast, Lake Tahoe, Accuweather, Pacific Northwest, Southern California, Northern California, San Joaquin Valley, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Sequoia National Forest, DirecTV Frontier, Los Angeles Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo Moderate, Coastal Range of California