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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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    MODESTO — It had been a terrifying discovery, a woman partially clothed was found dead Friday in an alley on Grape Avenue in Modesto. Now with her identity confirmed as 41-year-old Jenny Wu, neighbors are saddened and rattled. “It’s just really nerve-wracking at this point around this neighborhood right now ’cause I was just out here you know,” neighbor Carlos Sandoval said. Heather Graves, a spokeswoman with the Modesto Police Department, said the suspicious death is now a homicide. She said Wu […]

  • Local Asparagus Growers Face Imports, State Regulations and Fears of a Deported Workforce

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  • Stockton Police Encouraged by Dropping Violent Crime Rate

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  • San Joaquin Asparagus Festival Returns Despite Local Farming Setbacks

    STOCKTON — From frozen, to fried the Asparagus Festival is back at the San Joaquin County fairgrounds in Stockton. “It’s the whole community here,” Tony Noceti the executive producer of the festival said. “Three stages going on, carnival, I mean so much to do out here.” The three day event kicked off Friday. One of the first stops for most visitors? Asparagus alley, where people stood in long lines for fried asparagus and asparagus ice cream. “Along with the ice […]

  • ‘Califorina’: CSU Stanislaus Issues Misspelled Graduation Stoles

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  • Silva Appears in Court, Judge Denies Request to Seal Grand Jury Report

    STOCKTON — Former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva had nothing to say, but his body language spoke volumes, after a judge denied his request to seal transcripts of a grand jury report Tuesday. That report led to his indictment and arrest. Investigators claim Silva embezzled money from the Stockton Kids Club during his time in office as mayor. His attorneys fear the release of the grand jury report could taint their search for unbiased jurors. “A grand jury will indict a ham […]

  • Young Woman Rescued After Falling Off Knights Ferry Cliff

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  • Demonstrators from Both Sides Rally Outside Jeff Denham Town Hall in Denair

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  • Viral Video Appears to Show CSU Stanislaus Student Punch Woman in Face at Berkeley Protest

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