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  • Residents Return to Calistoga After Evacuation Orders Are Lifted

    CALISTOGA — Calistoga residents made their way home Sunday after CalFire and Napa County officials lifted the evacuation order for the city. It was a gleeful return for many who were greeted at the city limits with “Welcome Home” signs. “We truly though the town was going to burn down because everything they were saying, we’re so happy to be back, seriously,” said Calistoga resident Hector Arceo. After checking on their homes, many realized it was the little things about […]

  • Cat’s Dismembered Body Found Scattered Around Sacramento Neighborhood

    SACRAMENTO — Georgia Israel has always doted on her pets, which include two dogs, a cat and, until Monday, her 10-year-old cat, Cookie. “The last time that any of us saw her was Monday morning when we are all leaving for work,” Israel said. “I didn’t really think too much of it, she could be in the backyard, she could be hiding somewhere.” On Thursday, Georgia noticed a post on Nextdoor from a neighbor saying she had found cat body […]

  • Battling California’s Wildfires is a ‘Non-Stop Operation,’ Says Cal OES Director

    The task of attacking and controlling Northern California’s 17 large wildfires has been a “non-stop operation,” according to the Director of Cal OES, Mark Ghilarducci. “We’re not out of this emergency, not even close,” Ghilarducci said. Four complexes, or groups of two or more fires, have taken over Northern California. The Central Lake Napa Unit Complex encompasses Sonoma County, including the Tubbs, Pocket and Nuns fires. The Atlas and Patrick fires are in the South LNU Complex of Napa County. […]

  • Napa Family Works to Save Their Home from the Atlas Fire

    NAPA COUNTY — The Atlas fire burning in Napa and Solano counties was just 3 percent contained Thursday morning. From many inhabited areas, the flames were not visible however there were telltale signs of a firefight underway. Crews used helicopters to gather water from the Suisun reservoir and drop it into the foliage in the Green Valley hills scorched. It`s a been a long couple of days for Jessica Tuteur and her family. “Kind of like he went to sleep […]

  • Las Vegas Shooting Partially Blamed for Low Gun Show Turn Out

    SACRAMENTO — One week after the Las Vegas concert massacre, a local gun show went on as scheduled this weekend. But attendance was down. Handguns, long guns, ammunition and accessories, the merchandise was the same but attendance at the bi-annual McClellan Gun Expo was very different in 2017 according to the show’s Producer Guy Meyers. Meyer’s estimates a 50 percent decline between attendance at the two 2016 shows and this weekend’s show.  The reason? Depends on who you ask. “The […]

  • Memorial Held for 3 West Sacramento Children Allegedly Murdered by Their Father

     WEST SACRAMENTO — River Cities Funeral Chapel in West Sacramento is preparing to host as many as 550 people for the funeral three West Sacramento children allegedly murdered by their father on Sept. 13. In a private time of grief the family of Kelvin, Julie and Lucas Hodges made their memorial open to their community, who has embraced their family tragedy as a collective loss. “I never expected such a beautiful display of… caring, it has helped me continue,” said […]

  • California Sues Trump Over Rollback of Birth Control Rules

    SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s attorney general sued the Trump administration Friday over new rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women by claiming moral or religious objections, joining a flurry of lawsuits by other states and birth control advocacy groups. Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued in federal court in San Francisco the same day the Republican administration announced it is giving employers more discretion as part of a broader rollback of the Affordable […]

  • Birth Control: Trump Expands Opt-Out for Workplace Insurance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women by claiming religious or moral objections, issuing new rules Friday that take another step in rolling back the Obama health care law. Employers with religious or moral qualms will also be able to cover some birth control methods, and not others. Experts said that could interfere with efforts to promote modern long-acting implantable contraceptives, such as IUDs, which are more […]

  • Amtrak Operators Consider New Sacramento Stops including Midtown, Natomas

    SACRAMENTO — Central Valley Amtrak operators are proposing running trains through Sacramento, with stops at City College, Midtown and North Sacramento. A fourth Natomas stop would also offer shuttle service to Sacramento International Airport. If approved, the new service would launch in 2020. The San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority, which operates Amtrak in the San Joaquin Valley, plans to apply for $200 million in state funding to expand their service.  They currently only offer two daily round trips between Sacramento and Bakersfield. They […]