• Vandals Scribble Graffiti All Over At Stockton Children’s Park Pixie Woods

    STOCKTON (CBS13) – Vandals defaced a Stockton children’s amusement park over the weekend – but officials say they’ll be ready for the start of the season.
    Pixie Woods is a fairytale-inspired playground for children. It opens once the weather gets warmer and has been enjoyed by Stockton families since 1954.
    However, at some point this past weekend, vandals struck.
    Some of the vandalism at Pixie Woods. (Credit: City of Stockton)
    Locks were cut all and graffiti was scribbled
  • VIDEO: Driver Gets Out Just In Time Before SUV Is Engulfed By Flames

    LOOMIS (CBS13) – Deputies say a man got out of his SUV just in time before the whole thing went up in flames.
    The incident happened Tuesday morning in the parking of the Raley’s grocery store in Loomis.
    According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Department, the man told deputies he was driving down the road when he thought he could smoke. He pulled over to see where the smell was coming from.
    Flames erupted the second he stepped out of his car.
    South Placer Fire District crews re
  • WB I-80 In High Sierra Back Open After Jackknifed Big Rig Blocks Road

    CISCO GROVE (CBS13) – A jackknifed big rig caused major problems for drivers on Interstate 80 in the high country.
    It happened just before 7 a.m. Tuesday on the westbound side of the freeway, near the Cisco Grove off ramp.
    I80 closed WB direction at Cisco Grove due To #JackKnifed BigRig! Driver is ok. ⁦@GoodDaySac⁩ ⁦@CBSSacramento⁩ ⁦@DinaKupfer⁩ ⁦@GoodDayTraffic⁩ ⁦@GDSTracyKetchum⁩ pic.twitter.com/LnKfYPb8x7
    — David Grashoff
  • Jackknifed Big Rig Blocks WB I-80 In High Sierra

    CISCO GROVE (CBS13) – A jackknifed big rig caused major problems for drivers on Interstate 80 in the high country.
    It happened just before 7 a.m. Tuesday on the westbound side of the freeway, near the Cisco Grove off ramp.
    I80 closed WB direction at Cisco Grove due To #JackKnifed BigRig! Driver is ok. ⁦@GoodDaySac⁩ ⁦@CBSSacramento⁩ ⁦@DinaKupfer⁩ ⁦@GoodDayTraffic⁩ ⁦@GDSTracyKetchum⁩ pic.twitter.com/LnKfYPb8x7
    — David Grashoff
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  • Black Caucus Chair: Charter School Bills Overlook Too Many Crucial Questions

    SACRAMENTO (CBM) – Three charter school bills the Assembly Education Committee cleared last week leave too many unanswered questions, says Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego). She is the chair of the Legislative Black Caucus and a member of the Assembly Education Committee.The set of legislation, according to Weber, does not consider the full impact of charter schools in California – particularly in disadvantaged communities – and the bills do not go far enough to detai
  • CHP Officer Helps Deliver Baby On Interstate 5 Near Elk Grove

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A CHP-South Sacramento officer helped deliver a baby on Interstate 5 Monday night.
    California Highway Patrol says – just before 9 p.m. – the parents were on the way to the hospital when they had to pull over near Lambert Road, south of Elk Grove.
    When Officer Dibene found their car, the baby was nearly here.
    The officer went to get the EMT bag from his patrol car, but by the time he got back the baby had been delivered.
    But, the baby wasn’t breathing.
  • Missing Butte County Father, 2 Kids Found Safe By Good Samaritan 

    BUTTE COUNTY (CBS13) – A missing father and his two children are now home safe after being reported missing in Butte County since Sunday.
    The Butte County Sheriff’s Office says, shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday, the wife of Michael Mercado called to say a local citizen found him and his two children and drove them home.
    Deputies immediately went to the home to confirm all three missing people were accounted for.
    No medical attention was needed.
     
  • Missing Butte County Father, 2 Kids Found Safe

    BUTTE COUNTY (CBS13) – A missing father and his two children are now home safe after being reported missing in Butte County since Sunday.
    The Butte County Sheriff’s Office says, shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday, the wife of Michael Mercado called to say a local citizen found him and his two children and drove them home.
    Deputies immediately went to the home to confirm all three missing people were accounted for.
    No medical attention was needed.
     
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  • Bill Aimed at Preventing Police Deadly Force Moves Forward

    SACRAMENTO (CBM) – The  California Act to Save Lives, AB 392, cleared its first hurdle at the State Capitol. The Assembly Public Safety Committee voted 5-2 in favor of the legislation which is now headed to the Rules Committee for review.Authored by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), the legislation aims to restrict the use of deadly force by police officers, which has ended the lives of more African Americans and Latinos in California than any other state in the nation.
  • DEA Warns Of New Drug 100 Times More Potent Than Fentanyl

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The DEA in San Diego County has issued an alert after three people have suffered documented fatal overdosed from a new form of the drug Fentanyl know as carfentanil.
    It would only take 2 mg of the drug to cause a deadly overdose meanwhile it would only take .02 mg of carfentanil to have the same fatal results.
    Langdon Fielding is an emergency veterinarian at Loomis Basin Equine. He said he uses Fentanyl on horses for pain relief.
    “Basically it’s super
  • 13-Year-Old Rapper ‘Bud Bud Awesome’ Tackles Tough Subjects And Promotes Positivity

    STOCKTON (CBS13) —“I’m on my way to the top,” said the young rapper, Julius Bennett.
    To the top is where Bennett plans to go with his rap career. The Stockton sensation goes by the M-C Moniker “Bud Bud Awesome,” and is about to drop his second downloadable album.
    And at the tender age of thirteen, he could almost be considered a veteran.
    “I started when I was 5. My dad was a rapper. He had a record deal,” said Bennett.
    READ ALSO: Transitional
  • Local Choir That Performed At Notre Dame Mourns After Cathedral Fire

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — As flames engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, crowds watched as more than 800 years of history burned before their eyes.
    Hearts dropped all over the world, and dozens of talented singers from the Sacramento area who have performed at the cathedral mourned what’s been lost.
    In 2015, 120 members of the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra sang their hearts out in the Notre Dame Cathedral. The sights were amazing and for this group, the sound was eve
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  • City Proposes Rent Increase Negotiations For Landlords And Tenants

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Over the last few years, demand for housing in Sacramento has soared, leading to dramatically-rising rent. Now some city officials think mandatory mediation may help keep rents from skyrocketing further.
    Sacramento’s rising rents are a common complaint a City Hall. In 2017, the city had the highest metropolitan rent increases in the nation, rising on average by more than 8.2%.
    Now city leaders are considering new rules to help keep rates reasonable, by having lan
  • Family Desperate For Answers After 49-Year-Old Father Found Dead In His Home

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A 49-year-old man, Damien Michael, was found dead inside his own home Sunday and investigators say a family member discovered his body.
    “I don’t know what I’m going to do without him. I really don’t,” Michael’s mother, Carol Bernard, said.
    Bernard says she and Michael usually talk all the time, but when he didn’t show up to dinner last week, she knew something was wrong.
    “Then the next day the phone started to go less rin
  • Transitional Housing Shelter For LGBTQ+ Youth To Open In Midtown

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — LGBTQ+ youth in need of housing will soon be able to find temporary housing in Sacramento.
    A transitional housing facility is set to open in two months near 20th and P Streets in Midtown. It’s open to 18-to-24-year-olds who identify as LGBTQ+ and are experiencing homelessness.
    The new facility will have 12 beds as part of the Short-term Transitional Emergency Program. This, along with a 10-bed Host Home Pilot Program, will increase the Sacramento LGBT Community C
  • Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested In Citrus Heights

    CITRUS HEIGHTS (CBS13) — Citrus Heights Police arrested a bank robbery suspect Monday who was on already on parole for bank robbery.
    Police said a report of a robbery at the Bank of the West on Greenback Lane came in from an employee Monday afternoon. The employee said a lone man entered the bank, approached a teller and passed them a note demanding money.
    The note reportedly mentioned a gun, but the suspect did not brandish a weapon or use one during the robbery. The suspect was given an
  • Sacramento Runner With Autism Finishes Boston Marathon In 3:52:03

    BOSTON (CBS13) — The Boston Marathon is over and local runner John Almeda finished in three hours, 52 minutes, and three seconds.
    His half marathon split was one hour and 39 minutes.
    You did great John and we are all so proud of you. #BostonMarathon2019 pic.twitter.com/WjcQqdHE5y
    — Fly Brave Foundation (@Flybrave4autism) April 15, 2019Almeda ran the California International Marathon in 2017 with a broken ankle and still managed to qualify for Boston. This past December he ran the CIM
  • Bizzare Burglary: Thieves Take Off With Emu Eggs And Rabbit From Petting Zoo

    MODESTO (CBS13) — A frustrated Modesto Farmer was left with many questions after a bizarre burglary at his popular petting zoo. Late last week someone stole some emu and goose eggs as well as a rabbit and cage, essentially ruining the educational experience for hundreds of children over the weekend.
    Farmer John Bos said the crime felt like “a like a shot to the heart.” It happened sometime late Thursday night or early Friday morning at a farm he has operated in Modesto for the
  • Family Seeking Justice After Crash Leaves Mother Fighting For Her Life & Premature Baby Dead

    RIO LINDA (CBS13) — It’s been one week since the now fatal crash in Rio Linda that injured a pregnant woman. That woman’s baby died after an emergency C-section late Wednesday night.
    The community is holding a vigil to honor RJ Villegas and support his mom who is still in serious condition.
    The suspected driver Ronnie Ward is still not facing any charges. Now, we’re learning more about Villegas’ fight, and her partner who hasn’t left her side since t
  • Spring Breakers Taking Advantage Of The Sierra Snow

    SODA SPRINGS (CBS13) — Heavy rain and snow are expected in the foothills Monday evening and into Tuesday. This comes as many in Northern California are traveling for spring break.
    The chance to see some snow during a week off brought three Bay Area fourth graders to Boreal Ski Resort in Soda Springs.
    “I’ve never seen snow before a few years ago except at the grocery store, so I just thought it would be a nice experience and low and behold,” said Tia Paczkowski, a 4th-grad
  • Stockton Police Rescue 13 Ducklings From Storm Drain

    STOCKTON (CBS13) — Police officers in Stockton stopped to helps some ducks in distress Monday.
    Around 12:30 p.m., a Stockton Police officer and an animal services officer rescued 13 ducklings that were found inside a six-foot storm drain in the area of Amarillo Way and Waterbury Drive.
    Swipe through to see the photos!(credit: Stockton Police) (credit: Stockton Police) (credit: Stockton Police) (credit: Stockton Police)
    All 13 ducklings were rescued and transported to the animal shelter. Th
  • Update: Police Identify Victim In Deadly Modesto Shooting That Injured 2 Others

    MODESTO (CBS13) — Police have identified the victim in the deadly Lita Court shooting that injured two others Sunday afternoon.
    Officials say 20-year-old Robbie Hull of Modesto was killed in the shooting. An 18-year-old male and an adult woman in her 40s were also shot and sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
    READ ALSO: One Dead, Two Others Shot In Modesto
    According to police, an argument started in the court that escalated and gunfire erupted. On Sunday, police said two vehicles

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