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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
  • Roseville Fire Department Faces Budget Cuts

    ROSEVILLE — The city of Roseville has made it clear that it needs to cut $2 million from the city budget because of a revenue shortfall. Because 70 percent of the city’s $135 million budget is dedicated to public safety, $800,000 will be cut from the Roseville Fire Department. The union representing firefighters says response times will suffer and lives will be put at risk. The city says no layoffs are planned and that more resources will be put into […]

  • CHP Officer Says He Was Just Doing His Job When He Pulled Woman from Car Submerged in Canal After Suspected DUI Crash

    YUBA CITY — A CHP officer is being hailed a hero after he pulled a woman from a car that was submerged in a canal following a suspected DUI crash. Yuba-Sutter CHP Officer Steven Klippel said he’s no hero and that pulling the woman, who wasn’t breathing, from a submerged car was just part of the job. Klippel says that other emergency responders on scene deserve the credit. Around 2 a.m. Saturday, a man, identified by the CHP as Travis Stanton, […]

  • Park Rangers Warn of Fast, Dangerous American River

    SACRAMENTO — With temperatures in the upper 90s, Sacramento County Park Rangers are warning people to stay off the lower American River because of high water flows. Despite those warnings, plenty of rafters were on the river Monday, forecasted to be the hottest day of the year so far. “It’s mostly like desperation,” rafter Katheryne Kolze said. “Like, just getting out of the heat, it’s not even like for fun.” Raft rental businesses are still closed amid warnings from park […]

  • ICE Says Surveillance Team Wasn’t Targeting Anyone at Church on Del Paso Boulevard

    SACRAMENTO — It was a festive Mother’s Day sermon a the Vida Church on Del Paso Boulevard until churchgoers spotted three suspicious vehicles in the bank parking lot across the street used by the church on Sundays. “You could see the vests saying police in the back, but the small badge saying ICE in the front,” said Pastor Alex Vaiz. Which is surprising since ICE policy was made clear in Sacramento three weeks ago. “We don’t arrest people on school grounds, […]

  • Repair Work Underway on Levees in Sutter County

    SUTTER COUNTY — Heavy winter flows on the Feather River are prompting urgent levee repairs in Yuba City. The levee near the Fifth Street Bridge is being reinforced with riprap — basketball-sized boulders — to protect the city. The Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency is also putting a slurry wall in for a levee south of Yuba City that saw boils and seepage this winter that required temporary repair.  

  • Stockton Police Department Has More Officers Than Ever Before

    STOCKTON — The Stockton Police Department hired its 443rd officer — that’s the most officers the department has had in the city’s history. The city now has about 100 more officers than it had in 2008 during the Great Recession — when the city was on the verge of bankruptcy, according to the department. Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones said the goal is for officers to cover smaller areas and get to know neighbors to build more trust within the community. […]

  • Park Rangers Warn Rafters of Dangerous Conditions on American River

    COLOMA — Park rangers are warning white water rafters of potentially dangerous conditions on the American River. At one point during the drought, water flows near the south fork of the American in El Dorado County moved at just 250 cubic feet per second. Now, those flows are moving at 6,500 cfs. It’s great news for thrill seekers, but it’s also dangerous for those taking unguided trips. “We have more water in that river than we’ve seen since 1983 on […]

  • Levee Upgrade Breaks Ground in West Sacramento

    WEST SACRAMENTO — An upgrade to a crucial West Sacramento levee broke ground Tuesday. The project stretches six miles, and includes the Southport neighborhood and a wildlife habitat. Levee improvement efforts in the area began after Hurricane Katrina, when voters approved a tax hike for projects like this.

  • Botulism Outbreak Linked to Walnut Grove Convenience Store

    WALNUT GROVE — At least five cases of botulism have the California Department of Public Health investigating a Sacramento convenience store. Multiple people who purchased prepared food from the Valley Oak Food and Fuel gas station in Walnut Grove have reportedly been diagnosed with botulism. Officials are warning customers who may have purchased and eaten food from the store between April 23 and now. One daily customer told FOX40 that no hot food is prepared at the gas station. He said he […]