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
  • Sutter, Yuba Communities Excited by Jobs Brought In by New Hard Rock Casino

    YUBA COUNTY — The Sutter-Yuba County area traditionally has a high unemployment rate with no mega-employer aside from the regional hospital. “I mean we are committed to drawing as many people as we can from the local region,” Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento President Mark Birtha said. Dozens of prospective Hard Rock employees gathered at Yuba College to hear a pitch from the global entertainment company on Monday. The Hard Rock says it wants energetic enthusiastic employees who want […]

  • Police: Fairfield Lieutenant Caused Head-On Collision After Drifting Into Wrong Lane in Vacaville Crash

    VACAVILLE — A Fairfield Police lieutenant and a woman are in critical condition after a head-on collision in Vacaville. Witnesses say, on Thursday afternoon, a pet grooming van stopped at the intersection of Ulatis Drive and Christine Drive and pulled out into the west bound lane. The woman driving the van was then struck by a Jeep Wrangler driven by the Fairfield lieutenant after he crossed into her lane. Multiple witnesses called 911 after the pet grooming van overturned. Several […]

  • ‘Fight Poverty Not the Poor:’ Poor People’s Campaign Marches Through Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO — Their numbers were small but their issues large. The Poor People’s Campaign, a coalition highlighting issues that affect the poor, like housing, systemic racism, health care, a living wage and spending on underfunded social programs, held a march and rally Thursday. “California could provide all of the social services if their budget were focused on real community issues,” said Kenia Alcocer, co-chair of the California Poor People’s Campaign. The march went to areas where the homeless are forced […]

  • Driverless Shuttles Coming to West Village Housing Complex near UC Davis

    DAVIS — Engineers are putting the final programming touches on a five-passenger driverless electric shuttle before it’s placed into service in the West Village student housing complex near UC Davis. The effort headed by the UCD Institute of Transportation Studies. The trial not only will test the capabilities of the driverless vehicle produced by the San Jose-based Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corporation, but it will also delve into the expectations and reservations of potential and actual users. There were mixed reactions […]

  • Sierra Snowpack Well Above Normal

    ECHO SUMMIT — Snow was falling Tuesday near Echo Summit as state snow surveyors began their monthly task in a mountain meadow. With so many storms in March, the numbers weren’t a huge surprise. The snow at the survey site is at 200 percent of normal for this time of year. When weight out, the nearly 9 feet of snow had 51 inches of water content. “If all the snow in the field we’re standing in right now melted, we’d […]

  • Memorial Service Held for Bishop Francis Quinn

    SACRAMENTO — Funeral services were held Monday for Bishop Francis Quinn, who led the Sacramento Catholic Diocese from 1980 to 1994. Quinn died at the age of 97. He was the oldest Catholic bishop in the United States at the time of his death. Hundreds of Catholic priests, as well as family and members if the diocese were in attendance. Quinn is remembered for his devotion to the principals of peace and charity. He interacted with and advocated on behalf […]

  • New Concept, Design Released for Sacramento’s 108-Year-Old I Street Bridge

    SACRAMENTO — Concept renderings of the replacement for the 108-year-old I Street bridge in Sacramento have been released by the firm that won a design competition for the planned structure. The outdated bridge is dangerously narrow for modern vehicles and leaves little room for pedestrians and bicycles to pass each other on the narrow sidewalk. While the replacement bridge, a few hundred yards upstream of the current bridge, will have 12-foot-wide sidewalks and 8-foot-wide bike lanes, a priority will also […]

  • Grass Valley Residents Say State Park Needs to Pull Its Own Weight Ahead of Fire Season

    GRASS VALLEY — With fire season just around the corner, Grass Valley residents who live next to the historic Empire Mine are saying the state park needs to do more to remove fire hazards that threaten their homes. Jeanne Pincha-Tulley’s Grass Valley home borders the 800-acre state park, a popular national historic site that is 100 years old. While many homeowners have created defensible space to stop fires, park property across the fence is crowded with volatile fuels. “It doesn’t […]

  • Assemblyman Hopes Proposed Legislation Will Help Stop SAT, ACT Cheating

    SACRAMENTO — A former high school teacher is making a second attempt to enact a bill that makes it easier for school districts to provide free SAT and ACT testing for students seeking college admission. Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach, said the recent college admission scandals make the case for Assembly Bill 751. The schemes involved wealthy parents who sometimes paid to have tests taken by imposters. O’Donnell’s bill would allow students to take admissions tests for free during school […]

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