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I’ve worked for FOX 40 since before there was a FOX TV Network; when our primary programming was old movies and MASH reruns. But we had a fledgling news show that has steadily grown.

I still enjoy covering murders, fires, local government and the occasional man bites snake story.

I spend the bulk of my time outside work raising my daughter and trying to keep my collection of bonsai plants alive, sometimes successfully.

Recent Articles
  • Oak Ridge High School Students Spearhead Effort to Remove Racist Language from Neighborhood Housing Documents

    EL DORADO HILLS — There is now a concerted effort to change racist language in neighborhood housing documents in El Dorado Hills — and it’s being spearheaded by Oak Ridge High School students. “You have got to be kidding me.” Liselotte Foster and her family were shocked at the language she was in “covenants, conditions and restrictions,” so-called CC&Rs, when she bought her Lakeridge neighborhood home. While restricting home ownership to the “white Caucasian race” was outlawed by state laws long […]

  • Amid Labor Dispute, Teachers at Twin Rivers School Stop Assigning Homework

    NORTH HIGHLANDS — Students at Hillsdale Elementary School in North Highlands aren’t getting any homework, for now. The Twin Rivers School District Teachers Union has said its 1,500 members will only perform contracted work during a current labor dispute. This means teachers will not work during their lunch break or after school, including non-paid work like overseeing clubs, band and dances. In the case of Hillsdale Elementary, teachers will no longer assign homework because those assignments are prepared and graded after […]

  • Police Expand Safety Zones for UC Davis Picnic Day

    DAVIS — Davis police are preparing for the 103rd UC Davis Picnic Day this Saturday and will be expanding their safety zones to accommodate the tens of thousands of attendees. Around 50,000 to 75,000 visitors are expected to arrive for Picnic Day 2017. Safety zones will be adjusted as more house parties pop up outside of 2016’s zones. Last year, some parties hosted around 1,000 people each. Police have been working with ardent student groups, including fraternities and sororities, to get the […]

  • North Valley Orchards Hit Hard by Wet Weather

    A quick look at orchards in Sutter, Yuba and Colusa counties show that spring is here. Branches are beginning to leaf out after a heavy, wet winter. But walnut, peach and almond growers are not yet out of the woods. Some experts are worried that trees and crops in the north valley are in danger because of the particularly wet winter. “There’s too much water everywhere, and it’s been here too long,” said Franz Niederholzer, UC tree crop adviser. Last […]

  • Gov. Brown Speaks to League of California Cities, Says Gas Tax is Non-Partisan Issue

    SACRAMENTO — Governor Jerry Brown spoke with representatives of the League of California Cities Wednesday, thanking them for supporting his gas tax. Brown’s plan raises gas taxes about 12 cents per gallon, generating an estimated $5 billion a year to go toward road repairs. At Legislative Action Day Wednesday, Brown said the issue is non-partisan. The governor also pushed back at the notion he paid for “yes” votes on his plan, but did offer up more projects in certain districts for […]

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    Proposed Legislation would Eliminate Bail for Some Crimes

    SACRAMENTO — The California Assembly Public Safety Committee discussed a bill that would eliminate bail for many crimes in the state. Proponents of the Assembly Bill 42 say the bail system doesn’t ensure people won’t commit crimes in the future. They add that having to bail unfairly hurts people of lower economic status — that they could lose their jobs or access to child care, even though they haven’t been convicted. Critics of the bill say arrestees placed under supervision instead […]

  • Underserved Communities Call Out UC Davis for Rejecting Medi-Cal

    SACRAMENTO — UC Davis Health is under fire from local communities who say the academic health centers under its umbrella are refusing to provide primary care to Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The Health Equity Action Team claims that many within the 15 underserved communities directly surrounding the UC Davis Health campus only have access to the centers’ emergency departments. Those in attendance at Monday’s press conference led by community representatives say the university health system should serve the community since it is supported […]

  • Small Businesses Using Diesel-Fueled Vehicles Feel Brown’s Gas Tax is Unfair

     SACRAMENTO — The gasoline tax increase passed by legislature Thursday to fix roads pales in comparison to the diesel fuel price increase also included in the bill. Diesel prices will go up 20 cents a gallon compared to 12 cents for gasoline. The bill also includes a 4 percent increase in sales tax on diesel. The rationale behind the fee hike revolves around a rationale that big rigs have a more substantial impact on roadways and may cause more damage. But diesel pick-up […]

  • State Senate Starts Debating Gov. Brown’s Gas Tax

    SACRAMENTO — The California State Senate began debating Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed 10-year, $52 billion gas tax Thursday. The governor gave the senate by the end of the day to pass the bill. Discussions began with mostly Republicans on the floor. The Democrats, who hold the necessary two-thirds majority to pass the bill were meeting behind closed doors. The bill would raise taxes on gasoline by about 12 cents a gallon and 20 cents a gallon on diesel, along with a […]