• California Doctors Report Increase In Rare STD Complications Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    California Doctors Report Increase In Rare STD Complications Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Health officials say they are seeing an increase in rare and severe complications from untreated gonorrhea in recent months.
    California public health says they’ve received reports of disseminated gonococcal infections being on the rise. The disease is completely preventable, health officials say, and is probably on the rise due to people not getting testing done due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    “STD risk has not gone away,” said Dr. Erica Pan, the sta
  • Folsom Man Accused Of Soliciting Photos From Florida Girl Linked To 40 Other Child Victims

    Folsom Man Accused Of Soliciting Photos From Florida Girl Linked To 40 Other Child Victims
    FOLSOM (CBS13) – A Folsom man who was arrested back in March and accused of trying to solicit nude photos online from a young Florida girl was found to have victimized dozens of children in 20 states and from outside the country, the Folsom Police Department said on Friday.
    Matthew Goyder, 36, was previously booked into the Sacramento County Jail on March 5 on multiple charges relating to sex offenses with a child. He has remained in custody and was indicted on five alleged crimes so far,
  • Ceres Man Accused Of Secretly Recording Airbnb Guest, Cyberstalking

    Ceres Man Accused Of Secretly Recording Airbnb Guest, Cyberstalking
    CERES (CBS13) – A Ceres man accused of secretly recording a woman who stayed at his Airbnb listing and using a false identity to contact her on Facebook was indicted by a federal grand jury for cyberstalking, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott said in a news release on Friday.
    Kevin James Strutz, 49, allegedly made a secret video recording of the woman and captured images of her exiting the shower during her stay back in February.
    The woman ended her stay after discovering a message on a cell
  • Cal NAACP Announces New Leader to Replace Outgoing Pres. Alice Huffman

    (CBM) – Effective Dec. 1, Alice Huffman will no longer be the president of the California-Hawaii State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) due to “health concerns,” she tells California Black Media. 
     Rick Callender, former president of the San Jose-Silicon Valley NAACP and current CEO of the Santa Clara Water District, has been appointed to the position and will assume duties the day Huffman’s term expires.
    
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  • Will Yolo County Sheriff’s Office Enforce CA COVID Curfew?

    Will Yolo County Sheriff’s Office Enforce CA COVID Curfew?
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – After California officials announced Thursday they were issuing a curfew to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Sacramento and El Dorado counties’ sheriff’s offices said they will not be enforcing it.
    California ordered a 10 p.m.-to 5-a.m. curfew starting Saturday, covering 94% of the state’s 40 million residents. The curfew is less strict than the near-total ban on nonessential business and travel that Gov. Gavin Newsom imposed in March and which he
  • Modesto Police Chief Galen Carroll To Retire By End Of Year

    Modesto Police Chief Galen Carroll To Retire By End Of Year
    MODESTO (CBS13) — Modesto Police Chief Galen Carroll has announced that he will be retiring by the end of the year.
    Carroll was appointed as Modesto’s chief of police back in 2012.
    On Thursday, in a videotaped statement posted to the department’s social media pages, Carroll announced he would be retiring on Dec. 25.Please take a moment to view a message from Chief Galen Carroll as he announces his plan to retire from the department on December 25, 2020.https://t.co/Fv1mMsUNu5 p
  • Suspect Shot, Killed By Police After North Sacramento Anti-Gun Boxing Turned Violent Identified

    Suspect Shot, Killed By Police After North Sacramento Anti-Gun Boxing Turned Violent Identified
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The man shot and killed by officers after a boxing event meant to try and stem the violence in a North Sacramento neighborhood has been identified by the coroner’s office.
    Sacramento police said officers were called to the event on Juliesse Avenue on Saturday after reports of cars driving recklessly in the area. The officers then saw a large crowd of people leaving the warehouse area.
    After being told there was someone with a gun, then hearing multiple gunshots,
  • Suspect Shot, Killed By Police After North Sacramento Anti-Gun Boxing Event Turned Violent Identified

    Suspect Shot, Killed By Police After North Sacramento Anti-Gun Boxing Event Turned Violent Identified
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The man shot and killed by officers after a boxing event meant to try and stem the violence in a North Sacramento neighborhood has been identified by the coroner’s office.
    Sacramento police said officers were called to the event on Juliesse Avenue on Saturday after reports of cars driving recklessly in the area. The officers then saw a large crowd of people leaving the warehouse area.
    After being told there was someone with a gun, then hearing multiple gunshots,
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  • Man Killed By Sacramento Police After Allegedly Pointing Gun At Crowd Identified As Augustine Bernardo Morales

    Man Killed By Sacramento Police After Allegedly Pointing Gun At Crowd Identified As Augustine Bernardo Morales
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The man shot and killed by officers after a boxing event meant to try and stem the violence in a North Sacramento neighborhood has been identified by the coroner’s office.
    Sacramento police said officers were called to the event on Juliesse Avenue on Saturday after reports of cars driving recklessly in the area. The officers then saw a large crowd of people leaving the warehouse area.
    After being told there was someone with a gun, then hearing multiple gunshots,
  • Man Dies After Being Found Shot In Car Along I-5 In Sacramento

    Man Dies After Being Found Shot In Car Along I-5 In Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Authorities are investigating after a man was found fatally shot in a car along Interstate 5 in Sacramento on Friday morning.
    The scene is along the southbound side of the freeway near J Street.Deadly shooting and crash alongSB direction of I-5. Traffic down to one lane SB thru Downtown Sacramento. ⁦@GoodDaySac⁩ ⁦@CBSSacramento⁩ ⁦@allyaredas⁩ pic.twitter.com/mBs0GyPQSD
    — DG (@CameraGuyDave1) November 20, 2020California Highway
  • Shooting Along I-5 In Sacramento Leaves 1 Person Dead, CHP Says

    Shooting Along I-5 In Sacramento Leaves 1 Person Dead, CHP Says
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Authorities are investigating a shooting that has left one person dead along Interstate 5 in Sacramento early Friday morning.
    The scene is along the southbound side of the freeway near J Street.Deadly shooting and crash alongSB direction of I-5. Traffic down to one lane SB thru Downtown Sacramento. ⁦@GoodDaySac⁩ ⁦@CBSSacramento⁩ ⁦@allyaredas⁩ pic.twitter.com/mBs0GyPQSD
    — DG (@CameraGuyDave1) November 20, 2020Exactly what led up
  • Vang Defeats Simmons In District 8 City Council Seat

    MEADOWVIEW – Les Simmons, the senior pastor of South Sacramento Christian Center has done some extraordinary work in the community and his efforts are well documented.But he won’t, at least for now, serve the community in the political arena. Simmons conceded to opponent Mai Vang for the Sacramento City Council’s District 8 seat last weekend.It was a hard-fought battle put up by both candidates, but there could only be one winner.“It has been an honor to run for City Coun
  • State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19

    Non-essential businesses and personal gatherings are prohibited between 10 PM and 5 AM beginning Saturday, November 21 at 10 PMSACRAMENTO – In light of an unprecedented, rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced a limited Stay at Home Order requiring generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple tier. The order w
  • Sacramento County Coronavirus Summary: November 20, 2020

    In an effort to keep our community informed about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Observer has launched a daily update and information guide to help our audience see the impact the coronavirus is having on Sacramento County. Please note that graphs, maps and stories are updated on a daily basis.
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  • Will The New COVID Curfew Work Without Enforcement?

    Will The New COVID Curfew Work Without Enforcement?
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Since California officials announced they would be issuing a curfew to limit the spread of the coronavirus, local law enforcement agencies have been saying they will not be enforcing it.
    The curfew is meant to keep people inside and away from crowds, but how effective a curfew can be without enforcement?
    “I think it’s necessary, I think it’s time we take it seriously and basically do what we need to do to get back to normal,” said Jorge Cobian.
  • Major Injuries Reported After Multiple Vehicle Crash On I-80 Near Antelope

    Major Injuries Reported After Multiple Vehicle Crash On I-80 Near Antelope
    SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — One person sustained major injuries in a three-vehicle crash on eastbound Interstate 80 Thursday night.
    The crash happened between the Greenback Lane and Antelope Road off-ramps. According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash may have been caused by a speeding driver. The crash is still under investigation.
    One person was transported from the scene.
    Two lanes were blocked by the crash, causing a traffic backup on the freeway.
    No other injuries were report
  • Placerville Small Businesses Join Forces Against Chain Store Eyeing Main Street Location

    Placerville Small Businesses Join Forces Against Chain Store Eyeing Main Street Location
    PLACERVILLE (CBS13) — It’s a battle between businesses In Placerville.
    Mom and pop shops are joining forces to try and block a chain store from coming to Main Street, a place where no shop is the same. Even the pharmacy is local.
    “It feels old school but it doesn’t have to be old school in a negative way,” Adrienne Beatty, owner at Panic and Swoon.
    Beatty grew up in Placerville and owns a shop on Main Street.
    “This used to be the cow town that teenagers wanted
  • Much-Needed Donation Could Sit Unused If Marysville School District Isn’t Allowed To Accept It

    Much-Needed Donation Could Sit Unused If Marysville School District Isn’t Allowed To Accept It
    MARYSVILLE (CBS13) — Distance learning has been an expensive undertaking for the Marysville Joint Unified School District, but tens of thousands of dollars in much-needed donation money could sit unused.
    “The need for students being able to access and be successful in distance learning is an ongoing issue,” said Superintendent Gary Cena.
    The school district spent $3.9 million getting the infrastructure up to speed with WiFi and hotspots and getting students and teachers equippe
  • Outgoing Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs Touts Record Of Change

    Outgoing Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs Touts Record Of Change
    STOCKTON (CBS13) — Earlier this week Mayor Michael Tubbs conceded the Stockton mayoral race to challenger Kevin Lincoln, ending his tenure as the city’s top elected official.
    “It was definitely a big shock,” Tubbs said.
    At age 26, he became the city’s youngest mayor with 70% of the vote in 2016. Tubbs was first elected to the Stockton city council in 2012. The Stanford University graduate was only 23 years old when elected to serve on the city council.
    “I am i
  • EDD Did Not Comply With State Audit, Putting Californians At Risk Of ID Theft

    EDD Did Not Comply With State Audit, Putting Californians At Risk Of ID Theft
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) —  A year and a half after a scathing EDD audit that was prompted by a CBS13 investigation, the California State Auditor revealed Thursday that the Employment Development Department (EDD) has not complied with the auditor’s recommendations and has potentially compromised millions of people amid the pandemic.
    CBS13 first exposed that the EDD was violating state law, and putting millions at risk of identity theft by compromising social security numbers (SSNs), f
  • Search On For Suspect After Shooting At Yolo County Motel Leaves 1 In Critical Condition

    Search On For Suspect After Shooting At Yolo County Motel Leaves 1 In Critical Condition
    DUNNIGAN (CBS13) — A person is in critical condition after a shooting at a motel along Highway 5 in Yolo County Thursday morning.
    According to the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received reports of a gunshot victim at the California Motel in Dunnigan around 7:30 a.m. The victim was taken to a hospital before deputies arrived.
    Multiple agencies, including the California Highway Patrol, Woodland Police Department, West Sacramento Police Department, Davis Police Department and S
  • Wild Winds Launch Trampoline Into Sky, NWS Says Downburst Winds Caused Damage In Lincoln

    Wild Winds Launch Trampoline Into Sky, NWS Says Downburst Winds Caused Damage In Lincoln
    LINCOLN (CBS13) — Wild winds launched a trampoline up and over a Lincoln neighborhood Wednesday. Twins Alyssa and Mathew Najarro caught the madness on cell phone video.
    “Dude look, there’s a trampoline, oh my God, it’s gonna land on the freeway,” the twins say in the video.
    The trampoline made its way to Chuck Cameron’s home.
    “Well I just found some damage on my truck too,” said Cameron in a video he shared following the wind event.
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  • New CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray Excited & Honored To Hold Agency’s Top Position

    New CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray Excited  & Honored To Hold Agency’s Top Position
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The first female California Highway Patrol commissioner is getting settled into her new office and role after serving as the deputy commissioner of the nation’s largest state police agency.
    credit: California Highway Patrol
    She hopes her story and career can inspire anyone to do whatever they hope and work to become in life.
    “If we work hard, we can accomplish anything,” Commissioner Amanda Ray said.
    And Commissioner Ray has accomplished quite a lot.
  • 2 Former California Prison Guards Indicted In Inmate’s Death

    2 Former California Prison Guards Indicted In Inmate’s Death
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Two former California state prison guards were charged Thursday with trying to cover up an attack by one officer that caused the death of an inmate.
    A federal grand jury in Sacramento indicted 38-year-old Arturo Pacheco, of Mather, for deprivation of rights under color of law and falsifying records in a federal investigation.
    Ashley Marie Aurich, 31, another state correctional officer, also was charged with falsifying records.
    It wasn’t immediately cle
  • ‘It’s Hypocrisy’: Neighbors Call Out Governor’s Night Out, Local Lawmakers’ Trip To Maui Amid COVID Surge

    ‘It’s Hypocrisy’: Neighbors Call Out Governor’s Night Out, Local Lawmakers’ Trip To Maui Amid COVID Surge
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – After a big night out in wine country and a trip to Maui, Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state leaders are being called out for their hypocrisy in adopting the “do as I say, not as I do” philosophy.
    The governor apologized for attending a lavish birthday party at The French Laundry in Napa.
    Several lawmakers have been spotted at a resort in Maui.
    “If you’re going to say something, own it,” said Lee Bias in Sacramento. “The conference is
  • Self-Proclaimed Tutors Offering Help – Do Your Homework Before You Hire

    Self-Proclaimed Tutors Offering Help – Do Your Homework Before You Hire
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) — Self-proclaimed tutors are popping up all over social media, advertising on yard signs and clogging Craigslist.
    The task to find a tutor hasn’t been easy for Bonnie Tam.
    “We get a lot of candidates who say ‘I’ve worked with kids,’ well teaching is very different. Teaching is a very special skill set,” said Tam.
    It’s not that they’re not out there. In fact, it’s the exact opposite right now. David Vallergea owns Grade
  • Ceres Woman, 23, Accused Of Vehicle Theft, Larceny And Resisting Arrest In Turlock

    Ceres Woman, 23, Accused Of Vehicle Theft, Larceny And Resisting Arrest In Turlock
    TURLOCK (CBS13) — A Ceres woman was arrested Thursday in connection to several crimes in the Turlock area.
    Turlock police say 23-year-old Lily Jewison stole a vehicle from a Turlock driveway and took a bench from another house’s front porch on November 8. Jewison, sporting bright blue-green hair at the time, was caught on camera carrying the stolen bench and walking in the area.
    On Thursday, police were called to the area of N. Front Street and N. Broadway after reports of a “s
  • Hayward Man Robbed Fairfield Resident At Gunpoint, Police Say

    Hayward Man Robbed Fairfield Resident At Gunpoint, Police Say
    FAIRFIELD (CBS13) – A Hayward man arrested after a brief chase is accused of robbing a Fairfield resident at gunpoint, authorities said.
    Valentine Sua, 29, was arrested on Tuesday,  Nov. 17 and faces charges of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, being a felon in possession of a firearm, making criminal threats and evading, according to the Fairfield Police Department.
    On Tuesday night, Sua allegedly approached and robbed the 23-year-old victim along Park Lane. The victim was uninj
  • California’s First Diverging Diamond Interchange To Wrap Construction In Manteca Before Thanksgiving

    California’s First Diverging Diamond Interchange To Wrap Construction In Manteca Before Thanksgiving
    MANTECA (CBS13) – The first-ever interchange of its kind in California is set to open in Manteca three months early.
    A diverging diamond interchange has been talked about for decades in Manteca and officially went under construction in June 2019.
    Crews are putting the finishing touches on the project, which is located on Union Road over Highway 120 – right alongside Teri Candelaria’s home.
    “I think everybody’s ready, it’s been crazy,” Candelaria said.
    Th
  • Deputies Won’t Enforce Month-Long California Curfew, Sacramento Sheriff Says

    Deputies Won’t Enforce Month-Long California Curfew, Sacramento Sheriff Says
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said his deputies will not be enforcing compliance with the month-long nighttime curfew Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Thursday amid rising coronavirus cases.
    The limited Stay at Home Order will mean that non-essential work and gatherings will be prohibited from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in counties under the most-restrictive “purple tier” status. The curfew goes into effect as of 10 p.m. on Saturday.
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