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
  • Plagued by vandalism, Lodi skate park reopens again

    LODI, Calif. (KTXL) — The popular skate park at Lodi’s Kofu Park has reopened after vandals damaged skate park equipment and trashed the restrooms. The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department closed the park indefinitely to perform repairs. In years past, vandalism has incurred tens of thousands of dollars in repairs and clean-up, often closing the skate park for weeks at a time. Despite the shorter shutdown this time around, some skaters felt hurt by the actions of vandals who may […]

  • Caltrans moving ahead with plans to ease traffic on I-80

    DAVIS, Calif. (KTXL) — Caltrans is moving ahead with plans to ease traffic congestion plaguing Interstate 80 from Solano County through Natomas in north Sacramento. Besides making roadway improvements, it hopes to add a commuter lane in each direction on the Yolo Causeway, which is the source of slowdowns during commute hours and on weekends. It will present several ideas for public input at an I-80 improvement open house scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mary […]

  • Sacramento looking at Motel 6 for new temporary homeless shelter

    EAST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Sacramento is currently looking for a replacement temporary homeless shelter for the Capitol Park Hotel shelter downtown. One Sacramento City Council member said a Motel 6 on Alhambra Boulevard should become the city’s next major homeless shelter. The area is currently impacted by a sizable homeless population, and businesses say it’s affecting them. The Motel 6 is apparently available for a possible lease by the city and its nearly 100 rooms are hard to pass […]

  • Elk Grove considers banning fireworks sales

    ELK GROVE — The Elk Grove City Council is looking at options to help its Fireworks Task Force, including entirely banning legal fireworks in the city. The City Council asked city staff to bring them options on how to better deal with the high number of incidents of illegal fireworks used around Independence Day that threaten property and people. Elk Grove police get between 200 and 300 complaints and reports of illegal fireworks use each Fourth of July. During the […]

  • Placer County releases plan to build 13K new homes in land surrounding Thunder Valley

    PLACER COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — Placer County has started mapping out 13 square miles of farmland surrounding Thunder Valley Casino Resort for development, including homes for over 13,000 new residents, changing plans envisioned decades ago. The Sunset Area is a huge chunk of land between Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln, bordered on the east by Highway 65. A key feature is a 2,200-acre residential area called Placer Ranch, which may eventually include 5,600 homes. Since the great recession, homebuilding has been […]

  • Mexican-American veterans honored at State Capitol

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The annual ceremony celebrated at the often overlooked California Mexican American Veterans Memorial was dedicated to several World War II and Korean War veterans who are now in their 80s and 90s. The history of the memorial, which consists primarily of a marble statue of a soldier known as El Soldado, has relevance in the current discussions over immigration. The memorial was created by a group known as the Mexican American War Mothers shortly after World […]

  • Survey asks Elk Grove property owners opinion on park maintenance tax

    ELK GROVE, Calif. (KTXL) — Parks in Elk Grove are maintained by the Consumnes Community Service District, not by the city, which is why parks in the city are not maintained equally. “We are not allowed to move funds from one zone to another,” CSD Management Analyst Josh Branca told FOX40. It’s why 11 parks in zone three, south of Calvin Road, are neglected. Watering and mowing turf, trash collection and repairs have been cut back because base fees haven’t […]

  • Despite local skepticism, Caltrans dedicates new roundabout at Highway 50, Highway 89

    MEYERS, Calif. (KTXL) – Roundabouts have been embraced in other countries for decades but the idea in the Tahoe Basin has been met with resistance. One at Highway 50 and Highway 89 replaces a hazardous T-intersection and Caltrans hopes it changes perceptions. Caltrans dedicated the roundabout on Thursday. Officials say it’s meant to smooth out horrible traffic tie-ups during busy months with a key focus on safety. “It’s anticipated that this roundabout will slash the accident rates by 36% and […]

  • Dogs rescued from kill shelters get second chance with Vacaville inmates

    VACAVILLE, Calif. (KTXL) — Ten dogs rescued from kill shelters got a new lease on life behind bars at the California Medical Facility prison in Vacaville on Wednesday. Paws for Life K9 Rescue got an unexpected welcome from the staff and administration of the facility. Inmates will care for five of the elderly dogs in the Grand-Paws program that will live out their lives in the prison. They may be used as service dogs in the facility’s hospice where sick […]

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