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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
  • Davis Looks into Installing Public Restrooms for Homeless Community

    DAVIS — The Davis City Council is scheduled to tackle several homeless issues affecting its downtown area Tuesday night. Among them is trying to locate a public restroom in problems areas. A tangible problem in the college town is the public health hazard caused by people relieving themselves in storefronts, sidewalks and alleys in downtown Davis. It’s one reason why the city identified key locations where a public restroom can be installed using a police map pinpointing where public urination […]

  • Some Neighbors of Sac Executive Airport Notice Increase in Noise

    SACRAMENTO — Some in Sacramento’s Pocket-Greenhaven area say noise from the nearby Executive Airport has gotten worse in the last few months. Marti Martin says dozens of planes fly over her backyard every day, and suspects the closure of one of three runways at the airport has led to an increase in traffic. Some of Martin’s neighbors have noticed the same uptick in noise while others aren’t bothered. But Martin has charted the planes that can be seen and heard flying […]

  • Family Searches for Marysville Nurse who Disappeared after Leaving Work

    NEVADA COUNTY — The family of a missing Marysville woman are continuing a frantic search in the Sierra Foothills and beyond. Sheryl Donovan is a home care nurse who was working at a client’s home on Tuesday in North San Juan when she went missing. “We’re sort of at a loss for what’s happened to her,” said Donovan’s brother, Paul Adkins. It was Donovan’s first day with her new client. No one has seen her since she left that client’s […]

  • Firefighter Intern Hopeful in Recovering Stolen Gear

    ISLETON — Dalton Garcia still can’t believe what happened early Friday morning. $4,000 worth of equipment was stolen from his pick-up truck during the night at the Cambridge Apartments in Davis. Garcia is an Isleton Fire Department student intern and volunteer. His equipment is the kit that firefighters wear on the job and includes protective clothing, a helmet, oxygen mask, boots and a medical bag. Most of those items are a custom fit. “It just kills me,” said Garcia. “I […]

  • Grocery Store Finally Coming to North Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO — Ground was broken for the first new grocery store in the North Sacramento area in 60 years. The area around Del Paso Boulevard and El Camino Avenue has been described as a food desert because of the lack of stores with fresh meat and produce. Now, a Grocery Outlet is slated to occupy a newly constructed building which will also create jobs and spruce up the street. Community leaders say poor and elderly residents have transportation issues and […]

  • California Assemblyman Aims to Push Back Against Trump’s Border Wall

    SACRAMENTO — President Donald Trump is stepping on hostile ground in California, politically speaking. The governor and the majority of both houses at the State Capitol are Democrats and, predictably, they are putting up resistance to White House politics. On Tuesday, Trump demonstrated his support for a wall along the U.S. and Mexican border. Prototypes of a border wall have already been produced at taxpayers’ expense. But there were initially 375 companies interested in building the wall. Trump has asked […]

  • Lodi Officials Search for Solutions to Alleviate Homeless Issues in Lawrence Park

    LODI — City officials in Lodi are dealing with a homeless problem that has plagued other communities in the region. They are now mulling the idea of completely closing one of its oldest parks because it has become a safety issue. City parks officials admit that tree-shaded Lawrence Park, across from the Lodi Grape Festival fairgrounds, is inviting. But about the only people accepting the invitation these days are a daily population of homeless individuals and groups. “They’re a nuisance,” […]

  • Folsom Lake Water Levels Leave Boating Season in Question

     FOLSOM — The slips at Folsom Lake Marina are practically empty despite having 20 feet of water to spare. Last month, boats were allowed back into their slips but the Bureau of Reclamation says the water level is as high as it’s going to get this year. Last year, after record snowfall, boats weren’t removed from the marina until December. In normal boating conditions, boats would stay in the slips until late summer. “Basically, we’re not going to have our boats in […]

  • Candidates for Governor Discuss Affordable Housing in California

    SACRAMENTO — A half-dozen candidates for governor appeared Thursday at the annual Housing California conference to offer up their solutions to the state’s housing crisis. The issue is coming to a head just prior to the June primaries because of the skyrocketing number of homeless on the streets of California cities. At the same time, skyrocketing rents and home prices are chasing businesses and residents out of the state. Many of the Democratic candidates are supporting a $4 billion housing […]