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
  • Woodland Zinnia Patch Wants to Help Others Spread Joy This Summer

    YOLO COUNTY — It’s been a rough year for outdoor flower lovers. A few weeks ago Solano County sheriff’s deputies were warning tourists to refrain from trespassing on sunflower fields to avoid conflicts with growers working in the fields. Daffodil Hill announced that the family-owned free venue was closing because crowds had grown too big and traffic jams were blocking emergency vehicles. But Mark Metzger is reminding flower lovers that they are still welcome at his 2-acre Zinnia Patch a […]

  • Father Meets Cal Fire Dispatcher who Talked Him Through CPR to Save Infant’s Life

    AUBURN — A long-awaited meeting took place at the Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital when John Flynn met the dispatcher who walked him through infant CPR to save the life of his 2-month-old daughter. Wren is not yet 4 months old and doing well after four hours in the emergency room and then 10 days more in intensive care at Sutter Medical’s Children’s Center. Both Flynn and Cal Fire dispatcher Chris Africa got awards from the Heart Association given to those […]

  • Downtown Marysville Enjoys 20th Annual Peach Festival

    MARYSVILLE — Started by a farm family 20 years ago, the annual Peach Festival in downtown Marysville now takes up nine blocks of D Street.

  • Thief Breaks Into Popular Kids Play Center in Folsom

    FOLSOM — Folsom police are trying to identify a man who broke into the popular BusyKidz Play Town and Coffee Shop building early Tuesday morning, stealing a small amount of cash and miscellaneous items. The culprit was caught on security camera crawling through a front window he kicked in. Owner Jessica Thomas said she and police believe that the burglar knew the layout. “They went into a very specific spot in the office and went straight there,” said Thomas. She […]

  • Neighbors Lament Proposed Sacramento Garbage Rate Hike

    SACRAMENTO — The city of Sacramento hasn’t raised garbage rates since 2015, but the proposed increases of around $3 a year for the next three and half years is a stunner for some homeowners. Homeowner Ron Charles says a $12 a month increase for someone on a fixed income is hard to swallow. That’s an extra $144 a year by 2022. “It jumps up on you faster than you think,” Charles said. But city utility officials say they are caught […]

  • Citrus Heights Police Believe Girl was Fatally Electrocuted by Faulty Pool Light

    CITRUS HEIGHTS — Citrus Heights police say a 9-year-old girl died Sunday afternoon after she was apparently electrocuted when a pool light malfunctioned. The accident happened in a neighborhood near Interstate 80 and Antelope Road. The girl died at a local hospital after efforts to revive her by adults and a Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District crew failed. Police say a light fixture in the pool was in the process of being repaired. “The light actually sits inside the water and […]

  • City of Citrus Heights Planning Ahead for Possible Sunrise Mall Redevelopment

    CITRUS HEIGHTS — The city of Citrus Heights says it doesn’t want to be caught off guard if the venerable Sunrise Mall property is re-purposed and it has taken steps to create a plan for the 100-acre property, if owners decide to go in a different direction. The Sunrise Mall is approaching 50 years old and is still in operation. When the mall opened in 1971, indoor malls were the rage as a new concept in centralized shopping took hold […]

  • Activists, Labor Groups Meet at Congresswoman’s Office to Protest Conditions at Migrant Detention Centers

    SACRAMENTO — The gathering of labor organizations, faith-based groups and community activists left a meeting with Rep. Doris Matsui’s office Thursday after letting her staff know that the housing of asylum seekers is out of hand. Recent photographs taken of detention centers showing horrid conditions is striking a nerve among critics of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. They are confirmed by those who have witnessed those concerns in person. “These children aren’t getting soap, they’re not getting water, they’re not […]

  • Employee Fatally Shot in Robbery at Modesto Adult Store; Suspect Arrested

    MODESTO — Modesto police arrested a suspect in the murder of an adult book store clerk after a full-blown manhunt. What might have been a run-of-the-mill armed robbery at the Liberty Books Adult Superstore on Kansas Avenue in Modesto took a different turn when the suspect opened fire on the clerk before taking money from the register. When police arrived on the scene they found 38-year-old Cinnamon Eades on the floor behind the cash register bleeding from at least one […]

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