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Recent Articles
  • Sacramento’s Rubicon Brewing Company Closing after 30 Years

    SACRAMENTO — After 30 years, Rubicon Brewing Company in Sacramento is closing. Brewery owner Glynn Phillips posted a statement to Facebook Monday afternoon. “For nearly 30 years, you all have been part of the Rubicon family, an amazing, dedicated group of beer-lovers who made our pub a home away from home,” Phillips’ statement read. Rubicon’s midtown brewpub will be stop serving food on Wednesday, and pour beer until the end of the month (or until it runs out, as Phillips […]

  • Woodland Woman Arrested after Crash with Motorcyclist

    WOODLAND — A woman was booked into jail on felony hit and run charges after she fled the scene of a crash Friday evening, police said. According to Woodland Police, the woman was driving a pickup truck turned in front of a motorcyclist on Court and East Street shortly after 6 p.m. The motorcyclist was injured after running into the side of the truck. Investigators say the woman, later identified as 45-year-old Lucia Camarena, left the scene of the crash. […]

  • Missing Modesto Kindergarten Teacher Found Alive

    MODESTO — A kindergarten teacher missing from Modesto has been found alive, her father confirmed to FOX40. Jamie Tull was found Friday morning by family and friends who went looking for her near where her car was found crashed in Merced County. She had been missing for nearly three weeks. Tull was about half a mile east of the crash site in Le Grand. Her phone was found near a water trough where cattle drink. “We saw her moving,” Tull’s […]

  • His Sign Didn’t Ask for Money, It Asked for a Job. Now His Life is Turning Around

    ORANGEVALE — If you frequently drive through the intersection of Madison and Hazel Avenue in the Fair Oaks area, you may have seen Jimmy Trujillo holding a sign. His sign said, “Hard worker needing job.” Drivers in the busy intersection thought he was a panhandler and tried to give him money — but he refused. One day, a woman pulled over, took a photo of Trujillo and his sign, and posted it to Facebook. Trujillo and his sign were shared […]

  • Sacramento RT Announces Safety Changes at Station Where Deputy was Shot

    SACRAMENTO — Sacramento Regional Transit announced some security changes to the troubled Watt/I-80 Light Rail station Monday. Sac RT says the changes have been in the works for some time, but the announcement comes a month after Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Alex Ladwig was shot in the face after his gun was wrestled away from him during a struggle. Changes to the station include 14 new cameras, which will be monitored around the clock, a PA system for train operators […]

  • Airbnb Host Who Canceled Reservation over Race Fined $5,000

    An Airbnb host who cancelled a reservation and told the guest, “One word says it all. Asian,” has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine and attend a college course in Asian-American studies, officials with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing said Thursday. The guest, Dyne Suh, had booked the home as part of a ski trip with her fiancĂ© and friends in Big Bear in February. When she was close to the house, Suh messaged host Tami Barker […]

  • Strangers Who Kept Hilarious Tinder Exchange for 3 Years to Finally Meet

    Michelle Arendas and Josh Avsec have kept up an epic Tinder conversation for nearly three years—and after it recently went viral, their story scored them a free trip to Hawaii. BuzzFeed details how it all started for the Kent State University students when they matched on the dating app in September 2014. Avsec, now 22, sent Arendas, now 21, a message, but at the time she was often deleting and re-downloading the app, so she didn’t see it right away. […]

  • Woman Sentenced to 10 Years in Lodi Baseball Bat Attack

    LODI — The woman convicted in a 2016 baseball bat attack in Lodi’s Beckman Park was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday. Dulce Rios will receive credit for time served, which is just over a year and a half. Rios attacked 23-year-old Jackie Pickett with a bat on Jan. 4, 2016, in what investigators said was a random attack. The attack left Pickett critically injured, and she has been recovering ever since. Pickett’s mother was in court Friday. She […]

  • Placer County Crews Join Wildfire Containment Effort North of Reno

    SPANISH SPRINGS, Nevada — Firefighters from Roseville and officials from the South Placer Office of Emergency Services were sent to Nevada to help with the effort to contain a large wildfire burning north of Reno. Officials say the fire burning near the town of Spanish Springs has grown to 25,000 acres since it began Monday afternoon. Two hundred homes are threatened and flames got close to about a dozen homes, but crews have been able to beat back the fire. […]