I’ve been dwarfed by the giant redwood trees in Humboldt County, been completely enamored by the colorful desert sunsets in El Paso, but nothing beats the cool Northern California nights and the cuisine. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve craved my parents’ home cooked adobo when I was away from home.
I was born and raised in the Bay Area, where ‘hella’ was a word I used more often than ‘really’ and traveling from the East Bay to the snow-capped mountains was a weekend retreat. I hike, I run and I also like read.
The San Joaquin Valley will be home for me now. I look forward to the adventures, the new friends I’ll make and the people I’ll meet.
I’m known around the newsroom for: being the last one to get an inside joke.
What keeps me going? Pretentious coffee.
I give back to my community by: trying out new restaurants and stores and meeting new people.
Why FOX40 ? Because why would I want to be anywhere else?
My greatest TV moment: this would have been great – I was supposed to do a move with some Virginia Tech cheerleaders on live TV. Suffice it to say, the live shot died but it would have been an epic moment since everyone knows the only dance move I can pull off is the robot.
TV moment I’d like to forget: sometimes we learn what not to wear on TV after the fact. I’ll leave it at that.
If I had free time, I would: definitely read more books and travel.
PATTERSON, Calif. (KTXL) — Dozens of families in Stanislaus County are fighting against a proposed dam just west of Patterson. The 800-acre reservoir would mean a portion of Del Puerto Canyon would be underwater. “Quite frankly, this project is all risk and no reward,” said Patterson resident Chuck Marble. Volunteers and organizers with the Patterson Progressive Alliance have been working to save Del Puerto Canyon. “Del Puerto Canyon is a wonderful resource for learning, for education,” Marble told FOX40. On […]
TURLOCK, Calif. (KTXL) – Neighbors living in Turlock’s gated Festival community said an explosion early Thursday morning is just the latest problem stemming from a homeless encampment nearby. “We’re done. We’re all done. We’ve been trying for so many months,” neighbor Adrian Martinez said. “It started off small but if you go on the other side, it has expanded.” Neighbors said the explosion and subsequent fire were just the latest problems in a string of issues ranging from litter to […]
STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) — Harry Black says as a former finance director and city manager, he helped lead Baltimore and Cincinnati to better financial foundations with less red tape and streamlined city services. “Both of those cities are now on a very, very solid, positive path,” Black told FOX40 in a Skype call. Now, Mayor Michael Tubbs hopes he will do the same for the city of Stockton as its newest city manager. “Excited to have Harry Black as our […]
STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) — Artificial intelligence is now being used at the city of Stockton’s animal shelter as part of a pilot program that captures a dog’s best features and shares the photo with their potential new families. No matter how timid, restless or nervous dogs are, Stockton Animal Services supervisor Meghan Ramcyzk said this new technology at the animal shelter will find every pooch’s best angle “Not only can we start showcasing our animals right when they come in, […]
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — A Stockton teen was last seen walking to a friend’s house almost 40 years ago, but his family has never given up hope that one day he will come home. Since 1981, Jose “Che” Dominguez has remained in pictures. Some in black and white, but always with a strong sense of love surrounding his memory. “If he’s gone, I don’t think he missed out on anything, I’m sure he saw it all,” Corina Garcia, Dominguez’s […]
MODESTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A Modesto burglary suspect is recovering after being shot by a homeowner early Thursday morning. Modesto police investigators say Samuel White Jr. broke into an RV on Gordon Avenue, sounding off an alarm and alerting a vigilant homeowner. Modesto Police Department spokeswoman Sharon Bear said after the homeowner found Samuel White Jr. inside his RV, his wife called 911. In the commotion, the homeowner said White charged at him and a gun had been fired. “There […]
LODI, Calif. (KTXL) — A man who was caught on surveillance cameras is suspected of breaking into a Lodi family’s business not just once but twice over four months. “It’s really frustrating, very frustrating, actually,” said Dan Carlin, who co-owns Payless Building Supply. The Carlin family said what adds to the frustration is that it was the second burglary since September. “It’s definitely upsetting to see someone break into your place and take your valuable tools and all that kind […]
MODESTO, Calif. (KTXL) — On the verge of shuttering his business’ doors, a Modesto man is bringing attention to issues he said are caused by the homeless. The trash, graffiti, drug use and human waste around Modesto’s Blue Goose Antiques and Collectibles are all part of what business owners say are part of the daily grind. “We put our life into this place and we try to put everything into the neighborhood, make it a nicer neighborhood too, but it’s […]
MANTECA, Calif. (KTXL) — A suspected DUI driver struck and killed a man on a bicycle Sunday night in Manteca. Investigators with the Manteca Police Department said Robert James was driving on South Main Street and hit Andrew Martinez before driving off. “The driver of the vehicle had struck him and fled the scene prior to our officers arriving,” said Manteca Police Department Sgt. Joseph Ahuna. Ahuna said good samaritans tried their best to save Martinez but it was too […]