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  • More Than 30 Unclaimed Veterans’ Remains Receive a Proper Burial Ceremony in Dixon

    DIXON — Veterans’ remains that sat on a shelf for decades — unclaimed by family members — got the proper burial they deserve. Behind every name is a story that almost went untold. “Sad because so many of these veterans were forgotten for over six decades some of them,” Paul Reyes, American Legion, Post 637, said. The remains include veterans from World War I, Vietnam and Korea; all of them were killed in the line of duty. “The task that […]

  • Group Says Iranian Grad Students with Valid Visas are Being Kept Out of US

    DAVIS — The National Iranian American Council says it has received over a dozen reports of Iranian students, with valid visas, being denied access to the U.S. for graduate school. At least one of the students was trying to travel to California to attend UC Davis. “They’ve packed their bags, they’ve said goodbye to their families. They’ve probably had a lot of financial strain, especially with the economic situation in Iran right now, to make this possible for themselves,” Assal […]

  • Man Returns Home After Mysterious Vaping-Related Illness Causes Respiratory Failure

    LOOMIS — A 21-year-old man from Loomis returned home after respiratory failure forced him into a medically induced coma. “I really thought I may have not made it,” said Ricky D’Ambrosio. D’Ambrosio’s doctors say vaping is to blame. “These vaping products are causing significant inflammation in the lungs,” Dr. Samjot S. Dhillon with Kaiser Permanente’s Roseville Medical Center, told FOX40. D’Ambrosio started vaping in high school. “I have been vaping off and on since I was 16,” D’Ambrosio said. “It […]

  • California to Spend $20M on Vaping Awareness

    SACRAMENTO — California will spend $20 million on a public awareness campaign about the dangers of vaping nicotine and cannabis products and step up efforts to halt the sale of illicit products amid a rise in vaping-related illnesses. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the actions Monday as part of an executive order. Many of the hundreds of nationwide vaping illnesses appear linked to use of cannabis-based oils, though some people reported vaping nicotine products, according to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

  • Five Injured after Car Falls Over Embankment; Driver Arrested for DUI

    PLACER COUNTY — Crews worked through rough, rugged terrain Saturday to pull several victims up more than 200 feet from an embankment in Placer County. “They exited the roadway here and tumbled, what they described as ‘end over end,’ all the way down to the bottom where the river is,” said Cal Fire Capt. Chris Baldoni. Capt. Baldoni’s crew rushed to Yankee Jims Road near Colfax Saturday afternoon after learning a suspected drunken driver had veered off the roadway and […]

  • Dixon Parents Outraged after City Cancels Basketball League for Middle School Children

    DIXON — Parents are outraged in Dixon after the city announced it won’t host its yearly basketball league for middle schoolers. These parents say they depended on the league to teach their kids sportsmanship since the local charter school does not offer sports and the public middle school has limited space on its teams. A chance to play basketball is a slam dunk for Chris Haskins’ 12-year-old son. “He does suffer from ADHD. This has been a great outlet. He […]

  • Yolo County Used New Software to Wipe Hundreds of Cannabis Convictions

    WOODLAND — Cannabis convictions haunt hundreds of thousands of people across California. “Can prevent them from getting jobs, from getting housing, from getting student loans,” Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig said. “There’s a lot of barriers that those convictions created for people.” Reisig says many of the records should have been cleared back in 2016 when California voted to legalize recreational marijuana. “Many crimes involving marijuana were simply no longer crimes anymore. There were so many people out there […]

  • Bill Offering Banking Solution for Cannabis Businesses Put On Hold

    SACRAMENTO — In California’s cannabis industry, cash is still king. “We are a cash-only business. Every single customer is paying in cash,” Humble Root Director Javier Hernandez said. Most banks won’t accept money from pot businesses since it’s still illegal on a federal level and they don’t want the liability. So businesses like Hernandez’s have issues finding places to store their profits. “There’s a lot of safety concerns when it comes to storing large amounts of cash, which is why […]

  • Newsom Signs Bill Banning School Suspensions for ‘Willful Defiance’

    SACRAMENTO — Students who act out in school will be staying put in their classrooms thanks to a new bill signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom Monday. Senate Bill 419 bans elementary and middle schools from suspending students for “willful defiance.” “Students who are being resistant in a non-violent way, perhaps verbally, talking back to the teacher or not responding to a command,” said Troy Flint, a spokesman for the California School Boards Association. Flint said CSBA backs the […]

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