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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
  • Pollock Pines Residents Surprised to See Snow

    POLLOCK PINES — A surprise snow flurry caught many El Dorado County residents off guard, piling up snow in parking lots, driveways and roads. El Dorado County road crews were busy most of the day clearing streets. The forecast was snow at 5,000 foot elevations. Pollack Pines is at 4,000 feet and the snow was an unexpected sight for homeowner Brian Matthews. “This is not spring weather, but I like it…it makes it beautiful, you wake up it’s white, it’s […]

  • 11-Year-Old Gathers Signatures to Improve Safety on Highway 49

    NEVADA COUNTY — Students in a Bear River government class gave 11-year-old Jolie Allen a round of applause after she received hundreds of signatures asking for safety revisions on Highway 49 where two students were killed last December. Allen started the petition drive two weeks ago after learning about the deaths of popular students Jude Douden and Joseph Rantz. Bear River students were ready to help collect petitions after a long grieving period. “It’s awesome that someone as young as […]

  • Natomas Doing OK without Sleep Train Arena

    SACRAMENTO — Business leaders in Sacramento’s Natomas neighborhood were told that things are looking up for the area that is home to the abandoned Sleep Train Arena. Members of the Natomas Chamber of Commerce heard reports that schools are performing well, crime is down and construction has seen a big boost since the building moratorium placed on the flood-prone neighborhood was lifted by the federal government. The fate of the old Sleep Train Arena that was home to the Sacramento Kings […]

  • More Water will be Released at Damaged Oroville Dam Spillway

    OROVILLE — The Department of Water Resources says it will open the damaged spillway at Oroville Dam once again to reduce the amount of water in the reservoir behind it. Spring conditions are creating greater inflows that can be released through the dam powerhouse. Spillway structure repairs actually haven’t begun. Instead 1.2 million cubic feet of earth and rocks have been removed from the bottom and sides of the spillway in a massive, around-the-clock operation since the break in winter […]

  • Neighbors Blame Home Damage on Demolition of Old Yolo County General Hospital

    WOODLAND — The buildings that formed the abandoned Yolo County General Hospital are all gone after demolition workers cleared the site for a new low-income and transitional housing complex. Many are glad the eyesore and home to transients and squatters is gone. But neighbors didn’t realize that the demolition work would cause extensive damage to their homes. Howeowner Joni Rubio says the foundation of her house has a crack running across it where the ground has shifted two inches. That […]

  • Activists Applaud Honduran Boy’s Release from Yolo County Detention Center

    WOODLAND — Dozens of members and supporters of a group known as Indivisible Yolo marched to the Yolo County Juvenile Detention Center to express concerns about federal child immigrant detainees that might be housed there. The march and rally was planned as a protest against the incarceration of a 14-year-old Honduran boy two months after he was granted asylum by the federal government. “The rule is that you go to protective custody after that, but for some reason that didn’t […]

  • ‘Inundated by Chihuahuas’: SPCA Rescues 80 Dogs from Solano County Home

    SOLANO COUNTY — It was a monumental task for the small SPCA of Solano County but it isn’t quite finished. The animal shelter which relies on donations and adoption fees took on the task several months ago of finding homes for 80 Chihuahuas that were being raised by an elderly woman in the county. “This new for us because we were inundated by Chihuahuas,” SPCA veterinarian Kelly Palm said. So far, 57 of them have been adopted with 23 left to go. […]

  • Water Tower No Longer Reads ‘Welcome to Sacramento, City of Trees’

    SACRAMENTO — Painters put the finishing touches on a new sign on the 130-foot-high water tower that borders Interstate 5 on Thursday with mixed results. The iconic “Welcome To Sacramento, City of Trees” now reads “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital.” Some people on the adjacent bike trail gave it a thumbs down. One woman bicyclist who didn’t want to identify herself just shook her head. “Sacramento loves its trees, I like ‘City of Trees’…’Farm-to-Fork Capital’ doesn’t make sense to me,” said the woman. […]

  • Women’s World Cup Ski Races Begin Thursday at Squaw Valley

    SQUAW VALLEY — A break in the winter storms couldn’t come at a better time for ski race fans at Squaw Valley where the Women’s World Cup Ski races will begin on Thursday. The site was chosen last June, but organizers had to wait until this winter to find out if the five-year drought would continue. Not only is the Sierra snow pack around 180 percent of average, skiers were sunbathing at the Olympic Village due to warm weather. Skiers […]