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
  • Yuba County Code Enforcement Officer’s Tirade Against Homeless Woman Caught on Camera

    YUBA COUNTY — A Yuba County Code Enforcement officer has been suspended after his profanity-laced tirade aimed at a homeless woman was caught on a cell phone camera and shared on social media. It all started last Thursday when a broken down RV caught the eye of code enforcement officers. “He knocked on my door telling me to get out of here, that he was tired of cleaning up after us dirtbags,” said resident Honna Lee. That’s the clean version […]

  • Man Found Dead after Falling into American River near Confluence

    AUBURN — The Placer County Sheriff’s Office reports rescue teams found the body of a man who fell into the American River Sunday evening near the confluence. The swift water rescue teams had continued their search Monday for 23-year-old Andy Odon Ortega Fonseca, from Sacramento. He was found dead early in the afternoon, according to the sheriff’s office. Investigators believe he was taking photographs with his fiancee along the shore before slipping and falling into the water around 7 p.m. […]

  • Waterloo-Morada Fire District Faces $400K Deficit

    SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY –The tiny Waterloo-Morada Fire District is banking on the passage of a special election measure on May 7th to keep service levels at what is expected by residents. The alternative is a continued decline in personnel and longer response times.  The passage of measure N would mean a $210 annual increase for a 3,000 square foot structure. The district has been typical of small special districts which get a small portion of property tax which are restricted […]

  • 71-Year-Old Man’s Dream of Announcing a NASCAR Race Will Come True

    EL DORADO HILLS — Caregivers for a 71-year-old who suffers from Lou Gehrig’s disease say no one deserves to have their dream come true more than him. That’s why they reached out to the Dream Foundation, which will send Winston Cain and family members to the race in Fontana scheduled for this weekend. Cain is a big NASCAR fan who watches races on TV every Sunday. But Dream Foundation sponsors and caregivers came to his house to give him more […]

  • Pilot Addresses Worries Behind Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes

    EL DORADO HILLS — While it is too early to determine what brought down an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8, killing 157 people, there is still international speculation as to what caused the tragedy. John Gorczyca, vice president of the Retired Airline Pilots Association, says he’s in contact with active and retired airline pilots who care deeply about airline safety. They can’t help but share their own thoughts. “We suspect that it was a runaway stab trim situation,” Gorczyca […]

  • Man Watches as Cameras Capture Robbery at His Sonora Hobby Shop

    SONORA — Two suspects who broke into a Sonora-area business were caught on hidden cameras and the footage quickly aided in their arrest. Richard Babb, the owner of R and J Hobbies, is no stranger to gadgets. His hobby shop specializes in radio-controlled cars, planes and boats. Models at his store can cost north of $1,500. It’s no wonder he responded to a phone alert by his camera security system early Saturday morning. “They told me that there was somebody […]

  • In Effort to Avoid State Takeover, SCUSD Plans Major Cuts

    SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento City Unified School District took a step to avoid a state takeover by approving a plan that makes major cuts in administrative costs. They include a salary freeze for administrators including its superintendent, a spending cap and doing away with cash payouts for vacation time that could save millions of dollars. Up to 160 teacher positions would still have to be eliminated. The Sacramento City Teacher’s Association had insisted on cuts in administrative overhead months ago […]

  • Sacramento Faith Leaders Call for Community to Put Support Behind AB 392

    SACRAMENTO — A gathering at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sacramento had to be moved to a larger room Thursday as the faithful and pastors from throughout the city gathered. Then it was onto the streets, replicating marches held over the past several days. N Street traffic was stopped briefly then marchers headed the wrong way up the one-way street. Their destination was the State Capitol, where they expressed their support for Assembly Bill 392. AB 392 removes criminal protections for […]

  • Historic Elk Grove Bar Will Stay Open

    ELK GROVE — The building housing Bob’s Club seems unremarkable but it is the oldest building in Old Town Elk Grove. It was built in 1876 and once housed the Elk Grove Hotel. The bar is a throwback to neighborhood saloons, a homey place where everyone gets a welcome. Bob’s Club takes on the character of its owner, Allan Veto, who has run it since the early ’90s and is a community booster and supporter. “Simple hospitality,” Veto told FOX40. […]

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