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  • Deputies Investigate Homicide in Sacramento Motel Room

    SACRAMENTO — Deputies are at a Sacramento motel investigating a homicide that occurred Sunday night. A woman found dead in a room in the Surf Motel on the 3200 block of Auburn last night. @sacsheriff investigating. @FOX40 Fox40 pic.twitter.com/ma7f82nGDc — Karma Dickerson (@karmadfox40) March 20, 2017 A gunshot was heard inside of a room in the Surf Motel, located at 3204 Auburn Boulevard, just off of Interstate 80, around 11:45 p.m. Once Sacramento Sheriff’s deputies arrived they searched the area […]

  • Former Stockton Mayor’s Bail Reduced from $1 Million to $350,000

    STOCKTON — It was a win for former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva on Monday — a judge slashed his bail from $1 million to $350,000. “Once we were able to show the judge the other side of the story he lowered it down to a rather reasonable amount,” said defense attorney Mark Reichel. Prosecutor Robert Himmelblau repeated the five counts of financial felonies Silva faces, including grand theft, embezzlement and mis-appropriation of public funds in relation to the former Stockton […]

  • Yuba County Sex Offender Placement on Hold

    MARYSVILLE — The placement of a sexually violent offender in Yuba County is now on hold. According to the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department, the placement of Eldridge Chaney in unincorporated Marysville is on hold pending a hearing Wednesday April 26. The judge reportedly issued the hold due to the evacuation issues in Yuba County last month. The community meeting with the Yuba County Sheriff and the District Attorney is still scheduled for Thursday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the […]

  • Sacramento Schools Create Safe Haven Environment

    SACRAMENTO — Undocumented students are safe in Sacramento schools. That’s the message the Sacramento City Unified School District tried to send Tuesday morning as they kicked off their “Safe Haven” campaign at Luther Burbank High School. The school district will open campuses to legal professionals who can give students and their families guidance, give out pamphlets informing students of their rights during potential run-ins with immigration authorities, and hang up colorful banners and lawn signs that say “Safe Haven: All […]

  • Lawyer Expects Silva to Return to US by Monday

    STOCKTON — Former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva has been indicted on a number of financial crimes including embezzlement, misappropriation of public money, and grand theft.  All of those charges come with white collar crime enhancements. His bail is set at $1 million and there is a warrant for his arrest. However, according to Silva’s attorney Mark Reichel, the former mayor is still out of the country. According to a Facebook post Wednesday that Silva later took down, he was leaving […]

  • Heavy Armor Full Contact Jousting World Champion Visits Elk Grove

    Karma is hanging out in Elk Grove at the Jousting World Championship and she may have found her knight in shining armor! Charlie Andrews, World Champion Heavy Armor Full Contact Jousting and founder of National Geographic Channel’s “Knights of Mayhem” is visiting students of Jesse Baker school for children with special needs and perform a demo Joust. He dedicates his free time to working with children and adults with Developmental Disabilities and is currently working on becoming a PATH certified Equine Therapy […]

  • Top Spellers in California Vie for Chance to Compete in National Spelling Bee

    SACRAMENTO — The excitement was almost as high as the stakes Wednesday as dozens of students took on hundreds of words in a winner-take-all competition for a trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Three-hundred thousand 300,000 students had a shot at Wednesday’s competition but after the written test, only 60 remained. Some competed in the oral portion for the first time, so the day started with a Q & A and advice from last year’s national first runner up. “I didn’t go out with my […]

  • New Book ‘Hairlooms’ Documents the Natural Hair Journey

    SACRAMENTO — We know beauty comes in all forms but we’re also often taught that it must conform to certain standards. Increasingly women are rejecting this notion— and opting to embrace their natural hair instead of straightening it. The hair salon is a beauty sanctuary for many black women and many faithful followers make pilgrimages at least once every two weeks. For decades that was mostly in service of the ritual chemical or heat straightening but that’s changing.  “I placed so […]

  • Sacramento Regional Transit Lays Out Plan for the Future

    SACRAMENTO — In front of a packed room, Regional Transit CEO Henry Li presented a 12 point plan to improve public transit in the Sacramento area Monday. Li says it basically comes down to running the bus and train service like a business. “With a thriving public transportation, the economy thrives,” he said. A major focus will be making the service more customer-centric, expanding the routes and managing the costs in an effort to win back the estimated 10,000 riders who […]