• Fairytale Town Getting Half-Acre Expansion

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Some big changes are headed to Fairytale Town after the city of Sacramento approved a half-acre expansion plan.
    (credit: Fairytale Town)
    Officials hope to add more open space for children to play including a story center building for more hands-on activities and an outdoor classroom for field trips and workshops.
    The park plans to add up to five new playsets designed for kids ages eight to 12.
    READ ALSO: Fairytale Town Adds Anansi The Spider Play Structure
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  • Tow Truck Operator Helps Stabbed CHP Officer

    WILLIAMS (CBS13) — He is a tow truck driver being hailed a hero on the highway for helping a CHP officer injured in a knife attack.
    Christian Melendrez is a tow truck operator for Selover’s Tow in Williams. Friday night he was driving near Williams on Interstate 5 when he saw two bodies wrestling off the side of the interstate near a CHP patrol car. He pulled over to see if he could help.
    “So I got out of the tow truck, I started, once I got down, I was like, okay they’re
  • Mother Demanding Answers After Teenage Son Is Shot At School

    RIPON (CBS13) – A Ripon mother is demanding answers after she says her son’s Junior ROTC sergeant shot him with an airsoft gun. On Tuesday, she said her husband got a call from the Ripon High School principal saying the sergeant is back at work.
    “I was dumbfounded that they brought him back,” said Don Hendricks.
    Hendricks and his wife Debra found out about the incident back in December. Their 14-year-old son Daniel is a freshman at Ripon High and a member of the Junior RO
  • Lawmaker Calls Anti-Vaccine Talk An Attack On Nation’s Health

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A California lawmaker made a public plea to make vaccinations a public health priority.
    Democratic Senator Richard Pan is a pediatrician. He wrote a letter to the U.S. Surgeon general to stop what he calls an “attack on our nation’s health” with the spread of vaccine misinformation.
    In the letter, Dr. Richard Pan wrote:
    “As a pediatrician, I counsel my patients about the importance of vaccination and the diseases they prevent, and as a State Sen
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  • ‘I Feel Lucky’ Woman Recounts Terrifying Moments When An Oak Tree Crashed Into Her Car

    LOOMIS (CBS13) —Reliving a nightmare that nearly took her life, a Loomis woman shared how close she came to being smashed by a giant oak tree last week. Five days later, she is banged up but back at work.
    It was a direct hit that nearly cost Chris Hebard-Summers her life.
    “It just came right at me and within I don’t know a second it was right in front of me. I put my foot on the brake, grabbed the steering wheel and closed my eyes because I knew I was gonna hit it,” Hebar
  • Gov. Newsom, President Trump Fight Over High-Speed Rail Funding

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California’s High-Speed Rail system is facing new setbacks Tuesday after the federal government announced it’s pulling funding.
    Voters approved a bond to build the bullet train in 2008 and construction broke ground in 2015. California was depending on federal funding to finish this project, but now that money may be gone.
    This letter was sent to California from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) says it intends to cancel more than $900 million in fed
  • West Sac Neighbors Get Windows Smashed By Rock Vandals

    WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A family was rattled and left to pick up the pieces of shattered glass and they’re not alone after someone hurled a rock through their window.
    “This is the window that was broken and this was the rock that was used to break it,” Josh Harwell said as he stood in his home.
    The massive rock came flying through the kitchen Monday night while his family was out to dinner. Something he’s now calling a blessing.
    “If this would’ve come
  • CHP Pilots Recount Difficult Rescue To Save Stranded Skiers

    SIERRA (CBS13) — Two women are recovering after they were stranded in the deep Sierra snow for two nights with their dog. Their decision to stay put and build a snow cave was the difference between life and death.
    That winter storm Saturday into Sunday made it impossible for rescuers to fly, but experience and a little luck made the difference.
    CHP Pilot Greg Norrgard showed CBS13 the tool tapped to rescue two stranded skiers Monday morning. He said the crews attempted to make it to them s
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  • CHP: 11-Month-Old Missing At-Risk Baby Last Seen With Father

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Police are looking for an 11-month-old baby that is considered at-risk/missing out of Nevada County. CHP issued an Endangered Missing Advisory Tuesday evening.
    The child, Stinson Urrabazo, was last seen on Friday evening around 7 p.m. when he was taken by his father, Brian Urrabazo. Stinson weighs 25 pounds and is 27 inches tall.
    Brian Urrabazo is a 36-year-old white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 200 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a gree
  • Putting The Gas Tax To Work: Caltrans Is Hiring

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Remember the new multi-billion dollar gas tax that went into effect last year? The California Department of Transportation says it’s on a hiring spree to fill positions created by the new infusion of money.
    “Senate Bill 1 brings in an anticipated 5.4 billion per year, that’s more boots on the ground, maintenance workers on a daily basis statewide to fix potholes, culverts, bridges and keep up congestion-reducing technology,” said Cal Trans Spoke
  • 9 Dogs Believed To Be Killed By From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Shed Fire

    RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) — A fire in Rancho Cordova killed nine dogs Tuesday morning. Firefighters were called to the area after reports of smoke but said it took them a while to find the fire.
    Once they got to the blaze, it was too late to save the dogs.
    The front of the home on Aramon Drive shows no obvious sign of trouble. The deadly fire broke out in a backyard shed 10 feet from the home and didn’t spread. When firefighters got there they quickly found the dogs were already dead in
  • Federal Government Plans To Cancel $929 Million For High-Speed Rail Project

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) intends to cancel millions of dollars in federal grant funds designated for the California High-Speed Rail project.
    The FRA intends to cancel $929 million in grant funds that have yet to be paid to the project which was meant to connect between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
    The Department also said they are “actively exploring every legal option” to seek
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  • DOT Plans To Cancel $929 Million For High-Speed Rail Project, Asking For $2.5 Billion Back

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) intends to cancel millions of dollars in federal grant funds designated for the California High-Speed Rail project.
    The FRA intends to cancel $929 million in grant funds that have yet to be paid to the project which was meant to connect between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
    The Department also said they are “actively exploring every legal option” to seek
  • Police: Woman Pistol Whipped, Robbed By Man She Met Up With Through Dating Website

    ELK GROVE (CBS13) – Police are investigating after a woman was attacked after meeting up with someone she had contacted through an online dating site.
    According to the Elk Grove Police Department, the woman and suspect had arranged to meet at a hotel along the 2300 block of Longport Court Sunday morning.
    ALSO: Elk Grove Man Sentenced To Over 12 Years In Prison For Sex Trafficking 14-Year-old Girl
    However, at some point during the meeting, the man pulled out a gun, threatened the woman
  • Skier Missing Since Monday Found Dead A Tahoe Resort

    STATELINE, Nev. (AP) – A search and rescue team has recovered the body of a California man who was skiing at a resort at Lake Tahoe when he was reported missing on Monday.
    Douglas County Undersheriff Paul Howell says ski patrol members using a search dog found 62-year-old Brett Herrick of Seaside, California buried in deep snow Tuesday at the Heavenly ski resort.
    Herrick had last been seen by his girlfriend in the Stagecoach Lodge area at about 11:30 a.m. Monday.
    His body was buried in a w
  • Skier Missing Since Monday At South Lake Tahoe Resort Found Dead

    STATELINE, Nev. (AP) – A search and rescue team has recovered the body of a California man who was skiing at a resort at Lake Tahoe when he was reported missing on Monday.
    Douglas County Undersheriff Paul Howell says ski patrol members using a search dog found 62-year-old Brett Herrick of Seaside, California buried in deep snow Tuesday at the Heavenly ski resort.
    Herrick had last been seen by his girlfriend in the Stagecoach Lodge area at about 11:30 a.m. Monday.
    His body was buried in a w
  • Chase Of Pickup Reported Stolen Ends In Fiery Crash In Placer County

    WEIMAR (CBS13) – A chase ended in a fiery crash in Placer County Tuesday morning.
    The incident started after a vehicle was reported stolen out of Rocklin. The vehicle, a work truck, was then spotted by authorities in the Auburn/Colfax area a little before 8:30 a.m.
    What a wild morning!Our deputies helped assist CHP Gold Run officers on a call involving a stolen white Ford F-350 out of the Rocklin area.The suspect led deputies and on a pursuit along I-80.
    Full story here: https://t.co/gAqQA
  • Search On For Skier Missing Since Monday At South Lake Tahoe Resort

    STATELINE, Nev. (AP) – A naval helicopter has joined sheriff’s deputies in the search for a lost skier at Lake Tahoe.
    Douglas County Undersheriff Paul Howell says 62-year-old Brett Herrick of Seaside, California was reported missing at about 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Heavenly ski resort on the south end of the lake.
    He last was seen by his girlfriend in the Stagecoach Lodge area at about 11:30 a.m.
    A helicopter from Naval Air Station Fallon assisted deputies and the Heavenly ski patrol
  • Mayor Steinberg Highlights Meadowview, Stephon Clark Case In ‘State Of The City’ Address

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Mayor Darrell Steinberg focused on south Sacramento in his annual “State of the City” address on Tuesday.
    The event was held, for the first time in recent memory, outside of Sacramento’s downtown core at the Pannell Meadowview Community Center. It was a venue change Mayor Steinberg highlighted as fitting for the topics he was about to discuss.
    “I love the downtown. But the core of the city is broader than downtown. The core of our city isn&rsquo
  • 9 Dogs Found Dead After Shed Fire At Rancho Cordova Home

    RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) – Firefighters made a tragic discovery while investigating smoke in Rancho Cordova Tuesday morning.
    Metro Fire says their firefighters and deputies from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department were called around 5:30 a.m. to investigate a report of smoke and strange odor coming from the 2600 block of Aramon Drive.
    Deputies saw a column of smoke but couldn’t figure out where it was coming from.
    Just before they were about to leave, firefighters finally
  • Mayor Steinberg To Deliver ‘State Of The City’ Address In Meadowview Neighborhood

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg will be highlighting the city’s accomplishments and laying out goals for the next year at the annual “State of the City” breakfast.
    However, Mayor Steinberg is serving up something different for Tuesday’s speech.
    Tomorrow morning I'll be giving my State of the City address at the Pannell Meadowview Community Center. It's the first time in recent memory that a @TheCityofSac mayor has given this speech outside of
  • Highway 12 Closes In Fairfield Due To Major Crash

    FAIRFIELD (CBS13) – A crash that left at least one person dead had Highway 12 in Fairfield closed early Tuesday morning.
    The incident happened on Highway 12 at Beck Avenue.
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  • Highway 12 Back Open In Fairfield After Major Crash

    FAIRFIELD (CBS13) – A crash that left at least one person dead had Highway 12 in Fairfield closed early Tuesday morning.
    The incident happened on Highway 12 at Beck Avenue.
    Major injury accident Hwy12 and Beck Ave in Fairfield. 3- major injuries ⁦@GoodDaySac⁩ ⁦@CBSSacramento⁩ ⁦@GDSTracyKetchum⁩ ⁦@GoodDayTraffic⁩ ⁦@GoodDayMarianne⁩ ⁦@DinaKupfer⁩ pic.twitter.com/4j9SQLcVTO
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  • Lawmaker Proposes ‘No Speed Limit Lane’ On California Highways

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Holiday weekends in California bring traffic backups everywhere you turn. But Senator John Moorlach (R-Orange County) has a new bill on the table that could alleviate the problem.
    “So why don’t we provide people with vehicles the opportunity just to drive at 100 miles an hour, get to San Francisco in a shorter period of time than the train would?” Moorlach said.
    SB319 would require the Department of Transpiration to build two additional traffic lanes
  • Suspect Arrested In Lodi Shooting, Victim Remains In Critical Condition

    LODI (CBS13) — Police have arrested a suspect in a Feb. 12 Reynolds Ranch shooting.
    On Feb. 12 around 12:24 p.m., officers responded to the 2600 block of Reynolds Ranch Parkway on a report of shots fired in the parking lot. when they arrived the parking lot was empty after two men reportedly got into an argument and one shot the other.
    The victim, a 19-year-old male, was found to have a gunshot wound to the face after he drove himself to the hospital.
    Gerardo Esquivel, 22, was arrested on
  • Race On To Restore Gold-Rush Era Church In Coloma

    COLOMA (CBS13) — The race is on to help save a treasured piece of history in the El Dorado County town of Coloma. Most people know Coloma for being where California gold was first discovered, but now a structure that helped bring the community close is in danger of being destroyed.
    The gold-rush era house of worship, the Emmanuel Church, has lost its luster. Located near Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, the church was built in 1855 and was California’s first Episcopal church.
    Over the
  • Bystanders Rush To Save Man Who Fell Into Frigid Sacramento River

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Rescue crews were dispatched Monday after reports of a man being swept away into the Sacramento River near Old Sacramento and the Tower Bridge.
    The tail end of a dramatic river rescue was even caught on camera.
    “The hostess says there’s a man in the water,” said manager Ross Billingsley at Rio City Café. “When he reached the pier here he actually went under for minute and I heard someone yell, ‘He grabbed the buoy on the boat.'&rdqu
  • Officials Preparing To Relocate Hundreds Of Homeless People

    MODESTO (CBS13) — Officials are getting closer to relocating hundreds of homeless people from a park in Modesto to a new location not too far away. Workers began putting temporary housing underneath the 9th Street Bridge Monday.
    The crews put up about 80 tents in the Tuolumne River Regional Park for about half of the project. More than 400 men, women, and children are currently living at Beard Brook Park.
    The city and county have been working together over the last few weeks to prepare the
  • Families Take President’s Day To Enjoy Snow

    CAMINO (CBS13) — The trip back down the hill could be a long one. It took people hours to get there Friday and Saturday and they are squeezing in an extra day of fun. In the early evening Monday, there were backups along I-80 heading into Sacramento, but Highway 50 was smooth sailing.
    Hundreds of families headed up for the day hoping to avoid the kind of traffic they saw earlier this weekend.
    The Stuhr family waited until Presidents’ Day to take their first trip this y
  • WATCH: Crews Rescue Stranded Skiers And Dog

    EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — In an amazing rescue captured on video, the CHP-Valley Divison crew located skiers who had been missing for two days Monday morning.
    According to a Facebook post from CHP-Valley Division Air Operations, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office requested a CHP Helicopter (H-20) to locate the skiers.
    H-20 found the skiers in the snow-covered mountains, miles away from Highway 88 and Peddler Hill.
    CHP said the skiers had built a snow cave to survive in the sub-fr

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