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Sacramento is my home. Sure, I grew up in the Bay Area. But after graduating from Sac State with a degree in communications, I knew that I would be happy living and working in this city. That's why, after a few years reporting in Eureka and Reno after college, I jumped at the chance to come home to the Sacramento region where many of my friends and relatives live. I've been a reporter in the Capital City since 2001, and at FOX40 since 2008. I enjoy meeting the great people of this region and visiting so many cities and communities on assignment.

On weekends you can catch me forecasting the weather on FOX40. My love of the outdoors and the science of weather (even those blustery Blue Canyon snowstorms) led to this position.

On my days off, I enjoy keeping up with my extended family and spending time in the company of good friends. I also get along quite well with my DVR and flat screen TV. When the weather is nice, you might see me running or trying to play golf. Trying. During the winter, I gladly trade in the golf clubs for my snowboard.

Recent Articles
  • Forest Service Considering King Fire Restoration Options

    POLLOCK PINES- U.S. Forest Service officials hosted a community meeting in Placerville Wednesday night to discuss King Fire restoration options in the El Dorado National Forest. The King Fire ravaged about 63,000 acres of the El Dorado National Forest last September and October.  Some people say the Forest Service should largely leave the burned area alone to recover naturally.  Others wish to see logging and reforestation. “Our stance is to try to find a balance,” El Dorado County Forest Supervisor […]

  • Marysville Teachers Rally for New Contract

    MARYSVILLE- More than 100 teachers in the Marysville Joint Unified School district attended Tuesday night’s school board meeting, holding signs calling for better pay and increased classroom spending. The teachers, members of the Marysville Unified Teachers Association, will meet with the district for union contract talks this Thursday. The two sides have been negotiating since May of 2014. Teachers addressed the board during the Tuesday night meeting, asking that more money to go toward supporting teachers and students, and less […]

  • End of Natomas Building Moratorium in Sight

    NATOMAS – Sacramento Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby and several city staff-members hosted a open house at Inderkum High School Monday night to answer questions about the status of the Natomas building moratorium. The Federal Emergency Management Agency ordered a halt to construction in Natomas in December 2008, awaiting levee improvements to make that area of Sacramento more flood safe. Ashby confirmed Monday night, the moratorium will be lifted soon. “We think we’ll get the letter from FEMA in the next […]

  • Dennis Shanahan’s Saturday night forecast for Northern California

    Dennis Shanaha’s Saturday night forecast for Northern California.

  • Last Remaining Nut Tree Sign Dismantled, Preserved

    VACAVILLE- The last of the original iconic three-panel Nut Tree signs in Vacaville was dismantled on Wednesday. When the property was bought by a developer in 2003, the new owner agreed to save one panel of the sign to be displayed in the Nut Tree shopping center. City of Vacaville and Solano County leaders reached an additional agreement with the developer between Tuesday and Wednesday to preserve the other two panels. A second panel will be displayed at the Vacaville […]

  • Community Beginning to Rebuild After Devastating Boles Fire

    WEED- Six months after the wind-driven Boles Fire ravaged the small Northern California city of Weed, the community is showing signs of recovery. “This is where our driveway was,” said Sue Tavalero on a recent Tuesday as she and her husband, Scott, looked upon their empty lot on a beautiful bluff in the shadow of Mount Shasta, reflecting on the past six months. The Tavaleros’ home of 20 years was one of 150 that were destroyed in the September 15th […]

  • $5,000 Ring Stolen from Movie Theater Bathroom

    ROCKLIN- Rocklin Police are investigating the theft of a $5,000 white gold engagement ring with three diamonds attached. The victim reported it stolen from the restroom of the Blue Oaks Century Theater last Tuesday night. “Her normal practice was to take the ring off and wash her hands,” explained Rocklin Police Corporal Chris Osborne. “So when she did that, she had it on the counter next to her. She dried her hands. So she turned her back on the ring […]

  • Sierra Gets Some Good Snow

    LAKE TAHOE- Steady snowfall Monday afternoon was the frosting on what turned out to be a sweet weekend on the slopes around Lake Tahoe. “Conditions are amazing,” said Tess Hobbs, marketing manager at Boreal Mountain resort. “We received 22 inches this past weekend.” The weather system that impacted the region over the weekend was colder than the previous couple of winter storms, allowing for a powdery type of snow that many skiers and snowboarders crave. Businesses in downtown Truckee enjoyed […]

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Modesto Police Department

    Modesto Police Find 26 Pounds of Heroin in Box of Diapers

    MODESTO- Modesto law enforcement arrested two suspects after a K-9 discovered 26 pounds of heroin hidden in a box of diapers. The Modesto Narcotics Enforcement Team, MNET, made a traffic stop just after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, in the area of Keyes Road and Highway 99. According to police, during the stop Mark Ulrich of the Modesto Police Department was alerted by his K-9 Stryker of the scent of drugs. Investigators searched the car and found over 26 pounds of […]