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I’ve been dwarfed by the giant redwood trees in Humboldt County, been completely enamored by the colorful desert sunsets in El Paso, but nothing beats the cool Northern California nights and the cuisine. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve craved my parents’ home cooked adobo when I was away from home.
I was born and raised in the Bay Area, where ‘hella’ was a word I used more often than ‘really’ and traveling from the East Bay to the snow-capped mountains was a weekend retreat. I hike, I run and I also like read.
The San Joaquin Valley will be home for me now. I look forward to the adventures, the new friends I’ll make and the people I’ll meet.

I’m known around the newsroom for: being the last one to get an inside joke.
What keeps me going? Pretentious coffee.
I give back to my community by: trying out new restaurants and stores and meeting new people.
Why FOX40 ? Because why would I want to be anywhere else?
My greatest TV moment: this would have been great – I was supposed to do a move with some Virginia Tech cheerleaders on live TV. Suffice it to say, the live shot died but it would have been an epic moment since everyone knows the only dance move I can pull off is the robot.
TV moment I’d like to forget: sometimes we learn what not to wear on TV after the fact. I’ll leave it at that.
If I had free time, I would: definitely read more books and travel.

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    Retired CHP Sergeant Dies while Confronting Robber at Senior Living Center

    STOCKTON — For decades, retired Stockton CHP Sergeant Joe Elsey kept the public safe and although he retired more than 30 years ago, he died trying to protect his friend during a robbery at gated Rio Los Palmas Senior Living Center in Stockton on Friday. The two both lived at the facility. The suspect posed as a maintenance worker and had told the elderly woman that her outside light needed to be fixed, according to Stockton police investigators. The man […]

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    Two Convicted in 2014 Stockton Bank Robbery, Chase Sentenced to Prison

    STOCKTON — Through sobs, Karen Farmer tried to talk about the day she lost her daughter, Misty Holt-Singh. “I can’t do it. I can’t do it,” Farmer eventually said in court. While her emotions eventually overcame her, there were no words, no tears, not even a glance from the two men found responsible for Misty’s death. Misty’s cousin eventually read the letter but still, Jaime Ramos and Pablo Ruvalcaba remained un-phased. On Tuesday, Ramos was sentenced to life in prison […]

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    Don Pedro Spillway Opens for First Time in 20 Years

    TUOLUMNE COUNTY — Many braved fierce winds Monday to take a look at a sight that hasn’t been seen since 1997 — the opening of the Don Pedro reservoir spillway. “We knew that this would be going on, so we wanted to just come by and take a look,” Pete Nunes, who came to the reservoir from Turlock, told FOX40. Due to recent storms and potential damage to the dam, the Turlock Irrigation District decided to perform what they call […]

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    Modesto Trailer Park Residents Prepare to Evacuate as Wind, Rain Hit Stanislaus County

    MODESTO — As the winds and the Tuolumne River moved high and fast on Friday morning, some RV owners at the Terrace Trailer Park in Modesto moved with just as much energy. “Get ready to get pulled out of here and all that stuff,” said evacuee Brent Jones. Jones told FOX40 that Stanislaus County Sheriff’s deputies advised him that he should evacuate. He helped his neighbors move to higher ground with his truck. “Fired up the battery, put a little […]

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    Manteca Restaurants Participate in ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ Protest

    MANTECA — The lights were off, the doors were locked, and in a show of support for the millions of immigrants nationwide, Taquerias La Estrella in Manteca was closed on Thursday. “Us as Taquerias La Estrella, as a family, as employees, we’re all immigrants,” Alex Fonseca, an employee with the restaurant said. Fonseca and his family run businesses throughout the Sacramento region. He said they decided to close all of their restaurants to take part in a nationwide protest called […]

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    Dairy Farmers in Flood-Prone Counties Face ‘Big Inconvenience’ as Storms Approach

    STANISLAUS COUNTY — They’re literal cash cows for dairymen like Rogelio Herrera. His cattle are how he makes a living. “We are extremely concerned not knowing exactly what the flood zone or flood planes are,” Herrera said. The dairy farmer joined dozens of concerned farmers from Merced and Stanislaus Counties about the upcoming storms on Wednesday morning. Their pastures are in flood-prone areas and some may have to move their cattle to drier land. “It would be a big, big […]

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    Empire Neighborhood Devastated by Boy’s Death in Apartment Fire

    EMPIRE — A scorched apartment, boarded up windows, all heartbreaking reminders of the tragedy that took place at an apartment on South Abbie Street in Empire, Sunday afternoon, a loss for friends and neighbors that’s hard to bare. “The only thing I could hear her say was, ‘Please just get my kid. Please grab my kid,’” Jasmine Oliver, a family friend recalled. “He was smart, he was brilliant, and it was sad that that happened,” Gerald Preston, a neighbor who […]

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    Emergency Officials Work to Repair Weakened Levee in Tyler Island

    TYLER ISLAND — It may not be a levee break but a big gaping hole in Sacramento County is dangerously close to it. “This is not a good thing,” Christopher Neudeck a Civil Engineer working on repairs said. Neudeck said a part of the levee gave way on Monday morning. The wall of earth and rock protects homes in Tyler Island and Walnut Grove. “Otherwise this would be catastrophic failure. This is a foundational failure that we have going on […]

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    Two Teens Arrested After Bullying Video Surfaces in Modesto

    MODESTO — We blurred out the faces and bleeped some of what was said, but the disturbing nature of a viral video in Modesto is troubling — a video of a boy being bullied in Modesto. In the video you see a boy pushed to the ground, and when he tries to walk away from a fight, another kid forces him to his knees. Students at the Elliot Alternative Education Center in Modesto recognized some of the teen boys in the […]