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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
  • Search Crews Continue to Look for Missing 89-Year-Old Woman

    ELK GROVE — Search and rescue teams and family members of 89-year-old Carol Matsui are continuing the search for the elderly woman who wandered away from her Vintage Park area home near Elk Grove -Florin Road Wednesday. Sacramento County Sheriff personnel are also assisting in the search. “You can walk two blocks in the other direction and it is very rural,” said Sgt. Nick Goncalvez. “A lot of open areas to search and what not, and that is a challenge,” The […]

  • Sacramento’s Controversial Winter Homeless Shelter Accepting First 50 Clients

    SACRAMENTO — Sacramento’s controversial winter homeless shelter is ready to accept the first 50 clients beginning Friday. The converted warehouse off Del Paso Boulevard has bunk beds lined up along with storage boxes and lockers and a kennel has been set up for pets. Dozens of homeless people have been caught across the street anticipating the opening day as night time temperatures dropped to the mid 30s. City Council member Jeff Harris said this will be a different kind of […]

  • Lodi Fire Department Worried Low Staffing Could Cause Problems

    LODI — A woman and her infant daughter are being treated for severe burns after their home in Lodi caught fire. Lodi fire units were able to control the fire quickly, but not with as many firefighters as they wanted. It was a dramatic scene Tuesday morning. “Smoke, black smoke, flames jumping out of the top of the roof,” said witness Steven Fagan. Luckily, a Lodi battalion chief spotted the smoke and fire crews from a station six blocks away […]

  • Mobile Pet Groomer’s Truck Stolen in Stockton

    STOCKTON — Grace Beach didn’t just have her truck stolen — the thieves took her livelihood. She owns Beach Buddies Mobile Pet Grooming, a business that was run solely out of her custom-built pet grooming trailer hitched to the back of her family’s 2003 Ford F-250 diesel pickup truck. That truck was stolen from in front of their Longview Avenue home, along with the trailer. “My whole business is gone,” she said. Inside the trailer is thousands of dollars of […]

  • If You Don’t Act Fast, You Might Not Get a Fresh Christmas Tree This Holiday Season

    ELK GROVE — Lamb’s Christmas tree lot in Elk Grove is typical of many lots in the area. It says it will run out of trees by the end of next weekend. The shortage of trees goes back to 2008 when fewer growers planted trees. Lamb’s, which grows its own trees, cut back on planting, but operator Jeff Wessel said many newcomers in the business went belly-up causing the shortage that is only now being felt. Wessel said they didn’t […]

  • Veteran Runners Return for California International Marathon

    SACRAMENTO — Some of the record 11,000 entrants in the California International Marathon began descending on the Sacramento Convention Center to pick up packets and their numbered bibs Friday. Dozens of sponsor booths with running products were busy as runners got fired up for the race on Wednesday.  Experts offered advice to many first time marathoners.  But the race also features an elite group of a dozen runners who have run every CIM since its inception in 1983. “I never […]

  • Stockton/Lodi Area Forecast to be One of the Hottest Housing Markets in the Country Next Year

    LODI — Things are looking up for the Stockton and Lodi areas, at least according to a major real estate website. Realtor.com predicts that market will be one of the hottest in the nation next year. Realtor.com looks at the top 100 housing markets around the country, and Stockton/Lodi landed in the top 10 for future sales growth. But you don’t need a website forecast to see that things are looking up in Lodi as far as housing activity. Two […]

  • Urgent Care Clinic for Mental Health to Open in Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO — Sacramento County is about to take a big step in addressing a critical need in the area — urgent care for the mentally ill. The county’s new Mental Health Urgent Care clinic will open Wednesday on Stockton Boulevard, across from the UC Davis Medical Center. It will provide treatment and services for thousands of patients who now crowd hospital emergency rooms. While hospitals are staffed to handle the overload, many say hospitals and emergency rooms are not the […]

  • Parking Spots Scarce in Historic Roseville

    ROSEVILLE — The redevelopment of Roseville’s original downtown was completed 10 years ago, but it continues to evolve. It’s less than a block from the rail stop where 10 additional trains are planned by the popular Capitol Corridor to the Bay Area. And two apartment developments, including an 80-unit complex is planned in Old Town. But with the resurgence of business activity comes growing pains. “If nobody can park, it’s going to be difficult to make it a thriving Old […]