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  • Family Celebrates Infant’s Birthday with Medical Team who Saved Her Life

    SACRAMENTO — Abigail Avey seemed to enjoy her first birthday party, even if she didn’t quite know it’s significance. It was held at the Sutter Medical Center with members of its Pediatric Emergency Department in attendance. “It’s very possible Abigail wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the doctors,” said Kyla Avey, Abigail’s mother. The toddler is healthy now, but when she was born she began to turn blue and was gasping for air. She seemed normal when she was […]

  • President Trump Order Dismantles Obama Climate Change Policy

    SACRAMENTO — President Donald Trump’s signature on an executive order putting a priority on the production of domestically produced energy from coal, oil and natural gas drew immediate reaction from those in California engaged in fighting climate change. Governor Jerry Brown in a joint statement with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called the order rescinding President Barack Obama’s executive orders “profoundly misguided and shockingly ignores basic science.” Trump called the new direction an assault on over regulation and job-killing policies. […]

  • Bill Proposes to Lessen Penalties for Exposing Partners to AIDS

    SACRAMENTO — A bill that seeks to modernize criminal statutes against those who knowingly expose partners to the AIDS virus are gearing up for the proposal’s first legislative hearing before the Senate Public Safety Committee. One of the key authors, Senator Scott Wiener of San Francisco, says many laws making it a felony to knowingly expose people to the virus were enacted decades ago when the fear of AIDS was pervasive because there was no cure for the disease that […]

  • Woman Lands in Jail after Accidentally Texting Detective about Drug Deal

    AUBURN — Rachelle Renfroe probably wishes she would have chatted with her potential drug buyer on the phone rather than texting him. She apparently used the wrong number that belonged to a Placer County Sheriff’s detective, investigators say. “The detective kept communications going with this person, not knowing who it was. The suspect thought she had the right number,” Placer County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ryan West said. The 41-year-old Citrus Heights resident was arrested after she was caught up in a sting set […]

  • Over 5,200 Marijuana Plants Confiscated from 9 Homes in Yuba, Sacramento Counties

    LINDA — An investigation that began with five homes in the Edgewater development in Linda spread to Sacramento County and has resulted in a total of nine homes found to have illegal marijuana grows in them. Eight people were arrested by Yuba County Sheriffs deputies. The homes in Linda are less than 2 years old and neighbors were surprised to find that over 3,500 plants were taken from the 5 homes less than two blocks apart. Sheriffs investigators say the […]

  • Sturgeon Rescue Effort Begins Along Sacramento River

    KNIGHTS LANDING — State Fish and Wildlife crews began efforts to rescue sturgeon stranded by the receding waters of the Sacramento River. During recent heavy flows, water flowed over the concrete Fremont Weir into the Yolo Bypass. But now the water level has dipped below the concrete weir, and water is draining out of the bypass. Pools of water along the concrete barrier hold adult and juvenile fish including salmon and the threatened green sturgeon. Sturgeon have been rescued from […]

  • Man Suspected of Killing Daughter-in-Law with Hammer Appears in Court

    FAIRFIELD — The man who confessed to murdering his daughter-in-law with a hammer in her Suisun City home appeared in court on Friday in garb reserved for those on a suicide watch. Sixty-three-year-old Amarjit Singh spoke politely to John Ellis through a Punjabi interpreter, but did not enter a plea. His public defender asked for a continuance to examine whether there was a conflict of interest with his representation. The judge did order a bail amount of $1 million dollars. […]

  • Recreational Cannabis Industry Wary of Trump Enforcement

    SACRAMENTO — There was an air of excitement at the second California Cannabis Industry Association Policy Conference in anticipation of the legalization of recreational marijuana use. Proposition 64 calls for regulations controlling and taxing the sales or recreational pot beginning in 2018, although the start date might be delayed because so many issues have to be resolved. While exhibitors are already creating marketing campaigns, there is still the uncertainty about how the Trump Justice Department will handle current federal laws […]

  • Burglars Steal $20,000 in Property from Olivehurst Christian Center

    OLIVEHURST — The Calvary Christian Center helped seniors evacuate their homes during the flood threat, but now it’s enduring rough times. Two days ago burglars broke in through a back fence and took around $20,000 worth of property including tools from it’s drug rehab training program as well as basketballs and heaters from the gym used by a community basketball league. The recreation room sound system with turntables, microphones, speakers and other gear were also stolen. Worst of all, cooper […]