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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.

Recent Articles
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  • Farmers Work Fast to Save Crops as Heat Moves In

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  • Hit-and-Run Suspect Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter After 2 Die Following Crash

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  • Family of Mom, Two Children Killed in Modesto Home Speaks Out

    MODESTO — The house on Bay Meadows Drive in Modesto where Tiffany Espinoza and her two young kids once played, once called home, is now quiet. A deafening silence for neighbors and loved ones. “It’s very hard to process. All of us are still very shaken up. Just not something you expect to encounter in your lifetime,” said Matthew Page, Tiffany’s brother-in-law. “I was thinking this is unreal. You know, ’cause I had no clue that he was that way,” […]

  • Artificial Turf Too Hot for Soccer in Modesto

    MODESTO — The usual cool green grass doesn’t offer much relief from the beating sun with a temperature of 88 degrees. Over on the artificial turf at Modesto’s Mary Grogan Community Park, it’s even hotter at 146 degrees Fahrenheit a little before noon on Wednesday. The turf was even hotter, too dangerous for children to play soccer. “We were worried about heat related illnesses, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, things like that, so we decided we needed to close the park […]

  • Patient Taken from Modesto Mental Health Facility after Air Conditioning Breaks

    MODESTO — A man who identified himself as the owner of the Modesto Residential Living Center approached FOX40 upset and irate after a resident was rushed to the hospital for a serious heat-related illness. Modesto Fire crews responded to the call at the mental health facility on Evergreen Avenue on Tuesday evening. Once there, crews found about 25 people without air conditioning. “Given the heat conditions, they quickly recognized the serious nature of the situation and called in more units […]

  • Turlock Man Drowns in Canal

    TURLOCK — It was supposed to be an escape from the triple-digit heat. Instead, a swim in the North Prairie Road Canal just outside of Turlock turned deadly for 66-year-old David Pombo. The Pombo family was too heartbroken to speak on camera but they told FOX40 that Pombo swam often in the canals. They’re hoping their grief will serve as a warning to others to stay away from these waterways. “Canals are never a safe place to swim, safe place […]

  • Caught on Video: Rodents Scamper Through Produce in Stockton Supermarket

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  • Man Arrested After Climbing Through Drive-Thru Window, Trashing Jack In The Box

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