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
  • Conference on human trafficking says businesses should be more aware

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The message at a conference sponsored by My Sister’s House Friday was that businesses must be aware of the occurrence of human trafficking. My Sister’s House is a domestic violence agency that believes there are common themes between domestic violence and human trafficking, during which the victims are sexually and emotionally abused, exploited, bullied, beaten and psychologically traumatized. Victims are often forced into the sex trade and involved with businesses looking for cheap or slave labor. […]

  • UC Davis to collaborate with world-renowned chef, food activist Alice Waters

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The founder of an iconic Berkeley restaurant that served farm-to-fork dining 40 years before the phrase was coined is collaborating with the University of California, Davis to research sustainable crops and more. Alice Waters’ Institute for Edible Education will be at Aggie Square, which is UC Davis’s research and innovation center located in Sacramento. “If I served really good food, that I could convince people to eat differently,” Waters told FOX40. Waters is the founder of […]

  • School district to decide if it wants to support South Natomas shelter idea

    SOUTH NATOMAS, Calif. (KTXL) — On Wednesday, Letycia Huerta Trejo echoed other parents at Garden Valley Elementary School after 49 tiny home shelters were proposed for a five-acre site on Northgate Boulevard. The site is directly across the street from the South Natomas campus that serves working families whose kids walk to and from school. The area has its share of homeless but Huerta Trejo said a shelter should go “in another place.” Sacramento City Councilman Jeff Harris would be […]

  • Bill would require Caltrans to connect homeless people to services before clearing camps

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — While the city of Sacramento has approved measures to fast track shelters and services for the homeless, there is now a proposal for Caltrans to do the same. The agency already has its hands full in dealing with homeless camps on state highway property. But instead of just clearing out camps that create health and safety issues, lawmakers will now consider a plan that requires the agency to connect homeless people with services to get them […]

  • Sheriff’s office: San Joaquin County correctional sergeant killed in overnight crash

    SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — A San Joaquin County correctional sergeant was killed overnight in a crash, according to San Joaquin County authorities. Around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 32-year-old Sergeant Cesar Fuentes was on his way home from the San Joaquin County Jail when he was involved in a collision with a pickup truck. According to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, Fuentes was riding his motorcycle eastbound on Mathews Road when he approached a pickup that was stopped on […]

  • Gov. Gavin Newsom unveils $329B budget proposal

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom presented a $222 billion budget proposal to state lawmakers on Friday, setting off six months of hearings and negotiations before the Legislature must act by mid-June, in time for the new fiscal year that begins July 1. The state also will have an estimated $107 billion in federal funds to spend in the next budget year. Some of Newsom’s major proposals include: HEALTH CARE Newsom would provide coverage for 27,000 older […]

  • A Sacramento man was ready to say goodbye to his beloved dog. Then he got a text

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Ralph Johnson got the surprise of his life Wednesday after he thought he had found the body of his lost dog, a young border collie mix named Cognac. Johnson said the dog appeared to have been hit by a car and its head had been covered with a cloth. It had Cognac’s black and brown coloring. The same day he took the dog’s body to have it cremated, Johnson said he got a text from Sacramento’s […]

  • Jim-Denny’s just one in string of beloved Sacramento restaurants to call it quits

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Customers descended on Jim-Denny’s on Wednesday, the first day it was open since the iconic burger joint announced its closing after 85 years in business. Many came to see the 10-stool diner off after being a fixture in the downtown area on 12 Street near H Street. “Just to have a last time at this iconic restaurant, a place that all of us have been at some time or another,” said long-time resident Kathleen Jensen. But […]

  • School district offers video training to help Lodi students report shooting threats

    LODI, Calif. (KTXL) — Underlying tensions surrounding school shootings are one of the reasons the Lodi Unified School District will implement the anonymous reporting system known as Say Something. “People make jokes about it but I hear fear behind it a little bit,” said Lodi High School student Megan Silva. The system was created by the Sandy Hook Promise, a nonprofit founded by parents of some of the victims of the school shooting that took the lives of 26 people, […]

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