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.
STOCKTON — This winter, several homeless people may be turned away from a Stockton shelter. The CEO of the Stockton Shelter for the Homeless said they are in a financial pinch because donations are down by around $250,000. Callie Earp said she and her two young boys have often found themselves on the streets of Stockton. But with the help of the Stockton Shelter for the Homeless, Earp said she now has help, hope and a chance. “This time around, […]
SONORA — A home invader in Tuolumne County wasn’t after jewels, money, or electronics — a Sonora family says it was after a snack. The family says a mountain lion made its way into their home while they were watching television on Sunday night. “We were just watching television and then all of a sudden, we heard a big bang,” homeowner Edward Sudduth said. Edward, 84, and his wife Kathy, 87, believe the animal was on the hunt for their […]
MODESTO — A Stockton man is now in serious condition after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver outside a Modesto bar Saturday night. Friends say Jonah Johnson was at the Tiki Lounge on McHenry Avenue to celebrate Pride. The gathering of friends quickly turned to terror. “It was an accident. It was an accident,” friend Mike Craven said. “Just turn yourself in and get this man some justice.” Craven was not with Johnson when the 27-year-old was severely injured […]
MODESTO — A Modesto rehab clinic has been shut down by the state and employees are fighting to reopen. “It is wickedly painful and I am absolutely stunned by the actions of the department,” New Hope Recovery Center Administrator Gene Radino said. Radino told FOX40 the Department of Health Care Services slapped New Hope with citations due to missed detoxification checks. A department spokeswoman said New Hope was shut down on July 25. Shawna Phillips, a residential case manager at […]
MODESTO — The Modesto Police Department is investigating a rash of tool thefts that have taken place over the last several months. Investigators say the thefts involve at least two suspects in the same black truck that has been seen on surveillance cameras throughout the city. Carl Jones, who owns Cutting Edge Lawn Care and Maintenance, said tools are instrumental in his small business. They’re also very expensive to replace, which he said he has had to do at least […]
ACAMPO — A same-sex Sacramento couple claims a San Joaquin County winery refused to do business with them, citing religious beliefs. Dezanea Reyes and her now fiancée, Alex Biddle, promised to dedicate their lives to one another. They have the ring, their love and they thought they had the venue. Reyes told FOX40 she reached out to Acampo’s Viaggio Estate and Winery last week. In a response email, they were told the owners would not allow their ceremony to be […]
TURLOCK — A rescued horse is in need of help as she recovers from a severe leg wound. Belle is packing on the pounds and on the mend, with animal rescuer Bobbie Carne in her corner. “I’m fighting it just because she’s still got tons of life to live and she deserves it,” Carne said. Carne says the mare’s owner gave her up after he was unable to care for the animal. Belle’s leg is now bandaged, currently recovering from […]
TURLOCK — Before officers searching for a possible shooter learned no shots had been fired, six Turlock Unified School District sites were placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon. Police said they were at Turlock High School for reports of gunfire nearby. We do have a lockdown at THS. Reports of shots being fired nearby. We have been unable to confirm that. There are no known injuries and no evidence of shots being fired located. TPD are clearing the school to ensure […]
STOCKTON — It has been burned, trashed and vandalized but over the weekend, a number of organizations, including veterans, pitched in and cleaned up Stockton’s Mormon Slough. People from varying backgrounds, ideologies and political stances descended into Mormon Slough Saturday. “There’s people that are too far right and too far left. We got to come into the center because we’re all in this together,” said volunteer Patrick Miller. Despite their differences, they all worked toward the same goal. “Our mission […]