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.
MANTECA — The Manteca City Council has approved a pilot program that would allow food trucks to cook and sell in an outdoor food court-type environment. The kind of atmosphere Modesto’s food truck court has cultivated is what Manteca City Councilman Gary Singh says he envisions for his city. “Just bring that whole family environment to the family city here in Library Park,” Sigh said. Singh’s idea to allow food trucks to park and serve at Library Park got the […]
LODI — Nestled among Lodi’s wine grapes is what some might see as an odd pairing — hops. Hops are a key ingredient in beer, adding a bitter, floral or even fruity flavor. “Why hops? Well, they’ve always been a dream of mine to plant,” Atomic Hops co-owner Art Prudhel said. Prudhel dreamed of growing hops when he lived in the Pacific Northwest, and decided to take on the challenge in the middle of zinfandel country. “Like that’s a pretty […]
STOCKTON — Following three destructive and dangerous fires at pallet yards over the last two years, the city of Stockton shut down six of them Wednesday morning. Fire Marshal Richard Edwards says pallet yard operators must now clear spaces around water sources, fire hydrants and access roads. “They can no longer take in any new pallets, they’re not allowed to repair, they’re not allowed to build new pallets,” Edwards said. “The only operation they can do is actually physically remove […]
STOCKTON — Two people, including a suspect, were injured Tuesday when a police pursuit ended in a major crash in Stockton. Investigators say an officer was patrolling near the Crosstown Freeway and noticed the driver of the Nissan breaking the law. When the officer tried to stop the driver, investigators say the driver took off speeding. The chase went through some city streets and, ultimately, onto Highway 99, where a CHP aircraft was assisting in the pursuit. However, the high-speed […]
STOCKTON — Three people, including a toddler and a baby, were injured Monday morning after investigators say a driver veered off Hammer Lane in Stockton and crashed into an apartment. The woman who lives in the apartment says the truck came within inches of her family. The apartment was deemed unsafe to live in. “I’m more worried about my son and my animals because, you know, they’re my babies,” she said. The woman, who asked to not be identified, says […]
STOCKTON — After nearly one week, Sloan was reunited with her owner Cynthia Niswonger. “We got so many tips but I knew in my heart. The moment that call came in, I knew that was her because it was right there where the car had been found,” Niswonger said. As FOX40 reported earlier, Sloan was stolen when Niswonger, her 12-year-old son, Neeko, who has autism and a family friend had been on their way back home to San Diego Sunday […]
TURLOCK — The Ceres Unified School District admitted to making a mistake after shutting the door on a Stanislaus County teen who needed to enroll in high school. Ryan Coffer smiled widely after enrolling at his new school. Friday will be his first day as a high schooler and his first day in weeks knowing where he belongs. “I think I’ll feel pretty good to be back in school,” Ryan told FOX40. While Ryan’s peers began classes Monday, he said […]
STOCKTON — The fight to save Stockton’s Swenson Golf Course has often taken a heated turn in community rooms, lawns and city council meetings. Now, some community members are cautiously optimistic in light of a newly released proposal to save the 70-year-old facility. “The community up here wants to keep this a golf course, they’re willing to support it, and let’s hope that that’s what happens,” said Blair Hake, president of Friends of Swenson. If passed, Swenson would be privately […]
MODESTO — The city of Modesto is looking to ban masks, clubs, slingshots and anything else city leaders say may be used as weapons during political rallies and protests. A city spokesman said the action is in response to the highly controversial “straight pride” event that is supposed to take place later this month. “In light of the ‘straight pride’ event and other potential events in the future, we need better control over what we allow at these demonstrations,” said […]