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Activists Say New City Ordinance Will Push Homeless Into Sacramento Neighborhoods

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — If a new Sacramento city ordinance is approved Tuesday, homeless activists say it could open the floodgates and pour countless homeless individuals into neighborhoods. City officials say the ordinance is all about safety, saying those that camp along the American River are causing fire danger to communities. These fires are the result of damage city officials say is caused by the homeless. Officials say the homeless are destroying levees by digging trenches for their tents a...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, City Council, American River, Sacramento News, Frank Tillie


Mamba Mentality: Mural Of Kobe Bryant, Daughter Gianna Put Up In Stockton

STOCKTON (CBS13) — A memorial mural of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna has been put up in Stockton. Bryant and his daughter were among nine killed in January in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas. Now one month later, a pair of graffiti artists are putting their final touches on a tribute to the father and daughter in the heart of downtown Stockton. With each stroke of color and each layer of paint, a brick wall was transformed into a destination for people seeking to honor the fallen NB...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Gigi, Stockton, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Staples Center, Bryant, Kobe, Gianna, Calabasas, American Street, Minor Avenue


1 Injured In Arden Area Garage Fire

ARDEN (CBS13) — A narrow escape happened when a plant growing operation sparked flames that destroyed a garage in the Arden area Saturday morning. The fire happened just after 5 a.m. at a residence on Montclaire Street near Watt Avenue. Firefighters said four people were able to escape the home after their smoke detectors went off, but one person was burned and taken to the hospital. The extent of the injuries is unknown at this time. No further details have been released.
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Arden, Watt Avenue, Arden News, Montclaire Street


Smart Water Technology Used To Protect Beehives

LIVE OAK (CBS13) — Bee farmers are outsmarting their enemies with an invisible technology. Smart Water CSI is a mineral-based liquid that disappears on surfaces. It can only be seen by UV light and each tube has a formula unique to its user — like your own personal DNA. READ: Deputies Say Thieves Stole 36 Beehives In Galt Worth Over $12K If a sheriff’s deputy shines a light on a piece of equipment and it’s marked with Smart Water CSI, they will know it’s stolen. A director with Yuba Sutter Farmi...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, California agriculture, Yuba Sutter Farming Bureau


Sacramento Sheriff Loses Facebook Fight Over First Amendment

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones lost his battle to ban Black Lives Matters leaders from his Facebook page. The social media scuffle ended up in federal court when BLM leader Tanya Faison sued Jones for banning her and Sonia Lewis and deleting her comments. According to court documents, Sheriff Jones argued in part that Black Lives Matter has other outlets to get their message out rather than using his page which could harm his future campaigns. Judge Troy Nunley respon...
Tags: Facebook, News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Sacramento County, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, Scott Jones, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Jones, Faison, Nunley, Black Lives Matter Sacramento, Sonia Lewis


Air Force Veteran Severely Injured In Hit & Run

SOLANO COUNTY (CBS13) — A Dixon man who was hit and severely hurt by a driver who ran a stop sign is sharing his story in hopes it will bring justice. Mark Weesner survived more than two decades in the Air Force but almost lost his life on Monday at the intersection of Lewis and Holdener Road. Now he just wants the driver who did this to come clean. “As I was rolling, or sliding, or whatever I was doing, all I kept thinking was ‘When is this car going to stop?’” Weesner said. There’s not much l...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento County, California Highway Patrol, Solano County, Air Force, Lewis, Dixon, Hit And Run, Weesner, Mark Weesner, Holdener Road Now, Stockton Weesner, Michelle Pokipala


Chef Invites Guests Into His Home For Cutting-Edge Culinary Idea

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Running a restaurant is tough. Just look at the number that closed their doors in Sacramento. But one chef has found a solution right in the comfort of his own East Sacramento home. Chef Josh Bieker calls his fine-dining venture with his wife the “Dinner Series at The Gallery.” Bieker preps for meals with a purpose. He enjoys what he does. “It’s the structure, the precision and the organization of it,” he said. After nearly three decades of long hours working in restaurants,...
Tags: News, California, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, East Sacramento, Nash, Bieker, East Sacramento News, Josh Bieker, Mark Abungin Abungin, Abungin


Chinese History Museum At Bok Kai Temple Opens In Marysville

MARYSVILLE (CBS13) — This weekend is the grand opening of the Bok Kai Temple Museum, which showcases Chinese artifacts more than a century old. The Bok Kai Temple in Marysville dates back to the Gold Rush, but hundreds of its historical items were sitting in storage. “It really just broke my heart that all of these artifacts and these pieces of history and people’s stories were just hanging out in boxes and no one would know anything about them,” Heather Young, Bok Kai Museum Project Manager, sa...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, America, Marysville, Young, Temple, Shaun Weiss, Marysville News, Bok Kai Parade, Bok Kai Temple Opens, Bok Kai Temple Museum, Bok Kai Temple, Heather Young Bok Kai Museum Project Manager, San Jose State Anthropology


Suspected Mail Thief Arrested In San Joaquin County

MOUNTAIN HOUSE (CBS13) — Deputies arrested a man accused of taking more than 100 pieces of mail in Mountain House. According to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, deputies pulled over Jeremy Richard early Friday morning and found two large bags containing mail inside. The deputies also located burglary tools and handmade keys that fit into mailboxes in his vehicle. READ: Deputies Investigating ‘Huge’ Increase In Mailbox Thefts In Cameron Park So far, investigators have identified at least ...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, San Joaquin County, Richard, Cameron Park, San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office, Jérémy Richard, Mountain House news


CHP Officer Injured In Suspected DUI Crash Released From Hospital

SUTTER COUNTY (CBS13) — After four months in the hospital, the CHP officer who was hit by an alleged drunk driver in Sutter County is back home. It was never a sure thing this day would come. Officer David Gordon was nearly killed in the crash. On Friday he was full of life and surrounded by love. Gordon was hit while directing traffic after train crossing gates malfunctioned on Highway 99 near Live Oak. It was a scene of broken glass and shattered bones. The 13-year veteran suffered broken arms...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Dave, God, CHP, Sutter County, Gordon, David Gordon, UC Davis Medical Center, Officer David Gordon, Tinna Gordon, Julie Harding


Warning: Pretty Picture in Almond Orchards Could Cost a Pretty Penny

DIXON (CBS13) — With a beautiful weekend of weather ahead many people are likely planning to get outside. That means a busy weekend of taking photos, especially as almond trees begin to bloom. Solano County Sheriff’s deputies are putting out a warning as more people cross the line to get that good Instagram. Out in Dixon, almond trees aren’t hard to find. Tommy Bottoms was raised around them. Like many others in the area, they’re now a part of his daily life. “We have the best jobs in the world ...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Almonds, Solano County, Bottoms, Dixon, Dixon News, Tommy Bottoms, Lisa Altmiller, Altmiller, Farmers Fed


In A Change Of Heart, California To Get Federal Money After Costly Oroville Dam Repairs

OROVILLE (CBS13) — Three years ago this month, sheer panic ran through the community as the concrete began crumbling on the Oroville Dam Spillway. The damage just kept getting worse forcing roughly 188,000 people to evacuate. The emergency spillway in the Oroville Dam was in danger of failing and unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below. Three years and more than a billion dollars in repairs later, California is getting some of that money back. The Department of Water Resources says i...
Tags: News, California, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Fema, Oroville, Federal Emergency Management Agency, DWR, Oroville Dam, Department of Water Resources, Oroville Dam Spillway, Erin Mellon, Oroville News, DWR Public Affairs The


UC Davis Veterinarian Returns From Australia After Treating Burned Wildlife

DAVIS (CBS13) — The fires in Australia are out and after spring rains, the grasses and vegetation are returning. So are the animals, thanks to the work of some dedicated veterinarians, including a couple from UC Davis. A veterinarian who pioneered wound treatment for animals using tilapia skin put her skills to work treating over a hundred burned animals. UCD veterinarian Jamie Peyton, who is the Chief of integrative medicine, knew she wanted to help. She was one of the thousands who came from a...
Tags: News, Australia, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, UC Davis, Johnson, Peyton, Eric Johnson, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Jamie Peyton, UC Davis Opens Goat Creamery On Campus, UC Davis Vets Heal Bobcat, Peyton They, Peyton Her


Frustrated Fans Planning Billboard With Message For Kings Owner, General Manager

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Call it Kings fan frustration: Some Kings fans are now donating money to a ‘Gofundme’ website to pay for a billboard telling Kings owner Vivek Ranadive and GM Vlade Divac’s to step down. The Kings are on track to miss the playoffs for the 14th year in a row. “The playoffs are out of the question at this point,” Kings fan Kencell Nixon said. “The last time the Kings went to the playoffs? Gosh, I had to be about eight years old. That’s generous. Seven or eight years old.” The...
Tags: News, Sports, Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Gm, Kings, Vivek Ranadive, Vogel, Vlade Divac, Dave Joerger, GM Vlade Divac, Ranadive


Paraglider In Peril: Three Accidents In A Week Prompt Questions About Safety Regulations

YUBA COUNTY (CBS13) — A piece of land right next to the Yuba County Airport is where you’ll find people free-flying, launching into the sky. It’s exactly what a paraglider was doing moments before crashing into a power line across the street from where he was trying to land. The community surrounded him in support, anxiously waiting for him to safely get down. “From what I can tell the wind it almost always comes out of this direction right here. He turned around and came in with the wind inste...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Rocklin, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, El Dorado County, Truckee, Yuba County, Yuba, Blue Sky, Paraglider, Dave Jewell, Yuba County Airport, Rebekah Wright


Seven Years Later, Softball Coach In Jail For Sexually Harassing Player

FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — A Natomas softball coach was sentenced Thursday, seven years after he was accused of sending inappropriate messages to a 14-year-old athlete. Selena Sanchez is now 21 and talking about what she says started as a casual conversation online with her softball coach, David Espinoza, 41. “I asked him what he wanted to talk about he’s like, ‘let’s talk about sex,'” Sanchez said. She met her coach through the Natomas Softball League. “I got up to use the restroom and Dad looked ov...
Tags: Usa, News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Fairfield, Roseville, Sánchez, Natomas, Selena, Espinoza, Bobby Sanchez, USA Softball, Natomas News, Folsom Restaurant


CHP Officer Hit By Suspected DUI Driver In Sutter County To Be Released From Hospital On Friday

SUTTER COUNTY (CBS13) — A CHP officer who was hit by a suspected DUI driver in Sutter County is being released from the hospital on Friday after nearly four months. Officer David Gordon suffered broken bones in his arm, leg, pelvis, jaw and shoulder last October. A DUI suspect, 21-year-old Lucas Nelson, was arrested after reportedly hitting Officer Gordon, who was directing traffic on Highway 99 north of Yuba City. Last month, Gordon’s wife shared pictures from his recovery, including when he st...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, CHP, Sutter County, Gordon, David Gordon, Santa Rosa Two, Yreka, Lucas Nelson, Officer David Gordon, Tinna Gordon, CHP Academy, Yuba Sutter Area Gordon, Tinna


Goodbye, Flying Shrimp: Only Sacramento-Area Benihana Set To Close Its Doors On Sunday

CITRUS HEIGHTS (CBS13) — This weekend will be your last chance to see steam rise out of an onion volcano at Benihana in Citrus Heights. You might call it the last supper Sunday — and the Benihana faithful are already making the journey there. On Wednesday night there was a 45-minute wait with a reservation at the restaurant. “It’s super fun,” said Heidi Jones. Jones brought her baby boy for his birthday. He is all grown up now. “That one right there (my son) for his fifth birthday party. He want...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Kim, Yuba City, Jones, Benihana, Concord, Citrus Heights, Polly, Heidi Jones Jones, Sammy Cemo, Wesley Valentine, Valentine He


WATCH: Elk Grove Officer Pulls Victim From Fiery Crash

ELK GROVE (CBS13) — An Elk Grove police officer rescued a driver last week from a car fire after a single-vehicle crash. Officer Jarred Houston was just hours into his shift last Tuesday morning when a call came over the radio for a car on fire. The veteran officer arrived at Sheldon Road and Waterman Road to find the driver of the vehicle trapped in the car. Using his baton, Houston smashed open the passenger side window and pulled the man to safety. Despite what it looks like, Houston says he’...
Tags: News, Police, Rescue, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Elk Grove, Houston, Elk Grove News, Jarred Houston, Sheldon Road, Waterman Road


Some Of Sacramento’s Homeless Youth Say Cabins Geared Toward Them Provide Hope And Shelter

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Tiny homes could be a big relief to a specific group of Sacramento’s homeless population. They’re the first of their kind — two dozen cabins that will house young homeless people. Jovante Mimett, Desarae Stout and John Perez appear to be a group of normal young adults just hang out on Wednesday afternoon, but their lives have been anything but that. “Basically, I’ve been homeless for over 10 years,” Mimett said. “I got kicked out when I was 12 and I came from Modesto to up h...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Homelessness, Modesto, Denver, Stout, Perez, Sacramento City Council, John Perez, North Sacramento, Sacramento News, Tuff Shed, Homeless Youth Say Cabins


FBI Investigating Suspicious Death Case Of 11-Year-Old Roman Lopez

PLACERVILLE (CBS13) — It’s been more than five weeks since 11-year-old Roman Lopez was found dead in Placerville. Police call his death suspicious, but won’t release details on what happened to him. Meanwhile, the community is waiting for answers. Placerville police have now confirmed the FBI involved in this investigation. “The investigation is lasting a long time,” said Commander Kim Nida. For the first time in five weeks, police acknowledged the lengthy investigation into Lopez’s death. The i...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Fbi, Roman, Lopez, NIDA, Placerville, Placerville Police Department, Nida Nida, Placerville News, Kim Nida, Roman Lopez, Placerville Community, Sacramento County Coroner s Office She


New Suspect In 1985 El Dorado Hills Murder Case Appears In Juvenile Court

EL DORADO HILLS (CBS13) — The man newly charged in a decades-old murder case made his first court appearance in El Dorado County on Wednesday. Michael Green’s booking photo. (credit: Placer County Sheriff’s Office) Michael Green, 51, was arraigned in juvenile court on Wednesday because he was a minor at the time of the murder. New DNA evidence links Green to the death of Jane Hylton, who was stabbed to death in 1985. That evidence overturned the conviction of Ricky Davis, who spent 15 years b...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Green, Davis, Vern Pierson, El Dorado County, El Dorado, El Dorado Hills, Michael Green, Ricky Davis, Jane Hylton, Placerville Hometown Newspaper Tracks, Placer County Sheriff s Office Michael Green


Mental Health, Homelessness At Forefront of Newsom’s State of the State

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – California’s recent successes took the back seat at Wednesday’s State of the State address as Governor Gavin Newsom dedicated most of his speech to addressing the continued crisis level of homelessness in our state. It’s on nearly every corner: people without an actual home and living in tents, using the streets as their shelter. Midtown resident Jose Reyes sees it every day. “I see a lot of homeless people with mental health issues,” said Reyes, “They’re screaming all up an...
Tags: News, California, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, California News, Sacramento, Homelessness, Homeless, Midtown, Gavin Newsom, Reyes, Newsom, Jose Reyes, State of the State, Mental Health Homelessness At Forefront of Newsom


Coronavirus Causes Spike In Airline Ticket Prices & Drop In Cruise Costs Overseas

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — In the past, threats of other viruses have led to discounts or deals to faraway places, but the coronavirus is actually driving up airline tickets. Many major airlines canceling flights to Beijing and Shanghai and grounding flights returning altogether. The fear is causing cancellations over health concerns and increasing travel costs. As the coronavirus spreads, travelers are taking extra precautions such as wearing masks and wiping down seats. “Cause we don’t know w...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, Florida, News, China, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Beijing, Atlantic, Shanghai, Cambodia, State Department


Caught On Camera: Man Targets CHP Pilot Repeatedly With High-Powered Laser

SOLANO COUNTY (CBS13) — A man who used a laser to target a CHP pilot repeatedly mid-flight near Vacaville now faces felony charges. Christopher Larsen (credit: Solano County Sheriff’s Office) Deputies say 33-year-old Christopher Larsen struck the pilot in the eye, causing temporary blindness. The Solano County Sheriff’s Office is investigating other reports of similar laser attacks over the last month, but it’s not clear if they are all connected to Larsen. At the time of the attack, which wa...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Solano County, Napa, CHP, Sears, Vacaville, Larsen, Solano, Solano County Sheriff's Office, CHP - Golden Gate Air Operations, Christopher Larsen, Solano County Sheriff s Office Deputies, Jan Sears


Man Detained After Barricading Himself Inside Foothill Farms Complex

FOOTHILL FARMS (CBS13) — Some residents at a Foothill Farms apartment complex were evacuated due to a SWAT situation Tuesday evening. The Sacrament County Sheriff’s Office said SWAT was called out after a man barricaded himself in a unit on the 4100 block of Palm Avenue. It’s not clear the suspect has barricaded himself. Officials say he violated his Post Release Community Supervision. The suspect was detained just before 9 p.m.
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Foothill Farms, Barricaded Suspect, Foothill Farms News, Sacrament County Sheriff s Office


Capitol Construction Puts Historic Trees At Risk Of Being Cut Down

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento has long been known as the City of Trees, especially around Capitol Park, which houses hundreds of different kinds. As construction around the Capitol picks up, so do talks of losing dozens of nearby trees. “The trees are so beautiful and they’ve been here for so long,” said Danielle Borland, who took in the sights of the Capitol and its surrounding park on Tuesday with her family. They were visiting from Merced. “It’s breathtaking, really,” she said. The park is ...
Tags: News, California, China, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Capitol, Merced, Jacques, Department of General Services, Capitol Park, California Department of Parks and Recreation, Capitol Annex, Downtown Sacramento News, Roman Lopez


Placerville Community Begs For Answers In Roman Lopez’s Suspicious Death Investigation

PLACERVILLE (CBS13) — It started as a bulletin plastered throughout the community calling for help: “Find Roman Lopez.” Roman Lopez, an 11-year-old boy with bright eyes, who family members say had a zest for learning, went missing on Saturday, Jan. 11 and reported he was “located” the next day. Weeks later, community members including Jack Wilcox are filled with emotion, when talking about the case. “Why haven’t they been able to find out anything in over a month and a half?” Wilcox said. They ...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Fbi, Wisconsin, Roman, Lopez, Ortega, Wilcox, Placerville, Placerville Police Department, Placerville News, Roman Lopez, Coloma Street, Placerville Police


Granite Bay Couple Forced Into 14-Day Quarantine In Texas After Getting Off Infected Ship

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, TX (CBS13) — A man from Granite Bay says he and his wife have begun a new quarantine at a Texas Air Force Base after finally getting off the infected cruise ship in Japan. The couple was evacuated on one of two State Department chartered flights to the U.S. with confirmed coronavirus cases onboard. It’s been a long time since Otis Menasco and his wife Carol set foot on U.S. soil. He told CBS13 these seven weeks are the longest the couple’s spent away from home. But they ...
Tags: Japan, Texas, News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, State Department, Carol, Granite Bay, Napa County, Lackland Air Force Base, Travis Air Force Base, LACKLAND, Granite Bay news, Coronavirus, Texas Air Force Base


Fire Crews Busy Early This Year Due To Unseasonably Dry Conditions

SIERRA COUNTY (CBS13) — Unseasonably dry conditions this year are making more work for fire crews. Last February was one of the wettest on record, but this year, Cal Fire crews are looking at June staffing levels now. The Antelope Fire burned approximately 120 acres in Sierraville in the Tahoe National Forest on Monday. Cal Fire crews helped get it under control, in what has already been a busy February. Cal Fire Battalion Chief Steve Mueller says low humidity, windy conditions, and no ra...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento County, CAL FIRE, Sierra, Colfax, Mueller, Ricco, Steve Mueller, Sierraville, California wildfires, Antelope Fire, Tahoe National Forest on Monday Cal Fire, Nevada Yuba Placer