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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
  • ‘Antiques Roadshow’ is Coming to the Crocker Art Museum

    SACRAMENTO — One “Antiques Roadshow” appraiser won’t have far to go when the long-running PBS program makes its way to Sacramento in May. Antiques appraiser and auctioneer Brian Witherell has been a part of the roadshow for years and operates his business in midtown Sacramento, not far from where the show will set up shop at the Crocker Art Museum. Witherell says it takes more than research to be able to set a value to the antiques on the show. […]

  • Nevada County Honors Dr. King by Showing Support for Local Teen

    GRASS VALLEY — Several hundred residents of Nevada County made a statement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, participating in a walk they say is about justice and tolerance, not hate. It was a message that came from a community not usually known for its diversity. It was an extension of the public outrage over an incident that happened to longtime Grass Valley resident Jamal Walker’s son. The Walkers are one of the few black families who live in the […]

  • Fallen Davis Officer Natalie Corona Honored at Memorial Service

    DAVIS — With a police honor guard miles long, fallen Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona was brought to the Pavilion at the UC Davis campus where thousands came to say their goodbyes. “I can’t tell you how many times I heard, ‘This is Davis, nothing like that could ever happen here,'” Davis Police Chief Darren Pytel said. “Well, it did.” Corona, who had only been on the job a few weeks, was shot and killed Jan. 10 as she was […]

  • Investigators Try to Uncover Motive Behind Deadly Shooting Spree in Placer County

    ROSEVILLE — Placer County sheriff’s investigators and Roseville police have continued to try to make sense of Tuesday night’s shooting spree that resulted in the death of an elderly woman and the shooting suspect. A police pursuit through Placer County ended at the Interstate 80, Highway 65 interchange. That’s where the gunman’s pickup truck ended up after colliding with multiple vehicles during the pursuit. He was killed after shots were exchanged with numerous officers. “Multiple officers from multiple jurisdictions were involved in […]

  • Crews Rush to Clean Up Jet Fuel Following Deadly Tanker Crash near Dutch Flat

    DUTCH FLAT — One person was killed Monday morning after a tanker truck went off the road and rolled down a hill along eastbound Interstate 80 near Dutch Flat, according to the CHP. The accident happened shortly before 6 a.m. The stretch of I-80 had the look of a construction site. There were two fire hazmat units on hand because the tanker truck that drove off the roadway was carrying 7,000 to 8,000 gallons of jet fuel that began to […]

  • Davis Community Mourns Death of Rookie Officer Natalie Corona

    DAVIS — The city of Davis is in anguish after one its police officers was shot multiple times after responding to a traffic accident. Twenty-two-year-old Natalie Corona was gunned down reportedly by someone who was not involved with the accident. The suspect was found early Friday morning in a home nearby. He apparently committed suicide Officer Corona was reportedly gunned down on 5th Street, just a couple of blocks from the University of California, Davis campus, as well as City […]

  • Lodi Seeking Volunteers to Help Maintain Parks

    LODI — The city of Lodi is tackling a problem that plagues virtually every community in the region — trying to keep its public parks clean and safe. Parks often suffer when city finances are funneled to services like police and fire services and road maintenance. “We have the same amount of people on staff as we did 51 years ago,” said Jeff Hood, Director of the Lodi Parks and Recreation Department. That’s why his department is creating what it […]

  • Gov. Newsom Pledges Millions in Fire Relief, Preparedness

    COLFAX — Twenty-four hours after he was sworn in, Gov. Gavin Newsom laid out a plan to make California communities safer from wildfires. Fire maps are able to show the history of wildfires that threaten homes in and around Colfax. They’re a reason Gov. Newsom chose the area to present a comprehensive plan to deal with wildfires by investing in new technology like infrared camera sensing gear. The goal is to combine those technologies with more equipment and ground crews, […]

  • Newsom Touts a ‘California for All’ in Inaugural Address

    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom Gavin Newsom was sworn in Monday and immediately drew sharp battle lines with President Donald Trump, pledging to enact “progressive, principled” policies as the antidote to the White House’s “corruption and incompetence.” “People’s lives, freedom, security, the water we drink, the air we breathe — they all hang in the balance,” Newsom, 51, declared to a crowd of hundreds packed into a tent outside the Capitol. Newsom took the helm as California’s 40th governor with […]