• State COVID Lab Struggles Ahead Of Holidays With Delays And Inconclusive Tests

    State COVID Lab Struggles Ahead Of Holidays With Delays And Inconclusive Tests
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — As coronavirus cases are spiking, and more people are getting tested for COVID-19 ahead of the holidays, CBS13 has learned the state’s new billion-dollar PerkinElmer lab is returning a high number of inconclusive test results which may be skewing the testing turnaround times provided by the state.
    Earlier this week, Gov. Gavin Newsom presented some positive testing news ahead of the holiday. “The test turnaround is now 24 to 48 hours, which is much better t
  • Suspected Burglary Tools Found In Car After Traffic Stop In Lincoln, 2 Men Arrested

    Suspected Burglary Tools Found In Car After Traffic Stop In Lincoln, 2 Men Arrested
    LINCOLN (CBS13) — Two Sacramento men are under arrest after suspected burglary tools and drug paraphernalia was found in their car after a traffic stop in Lincoln early Tuesday morning.
    Lincoln police say an officer pulled over a car near Twelve Bridges Drive and E. Joiner Parkway after noticing that it had a paper dealership plate. Further raising suspicion was the car’s front license plate looking like it was just recently removed and the rear Toyota emblem being replaced with a VW
  • Former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick Says He And Eric Reid Are Being ‘Denied Employment’

    Former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick Says He And Eric Reid Are Being ‘Denied Employment’
    (CBS13/CNN) — It was a Monday that threw into sharp focus the issues of diversity and inclusion that face the NFL.
    For the first time in the league’s history, the seven-man crew officiating the Monday Night Football game between the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers were Black.
    However, on the same day the NFL celebrated such a momentous occasion, Colin Kaepernick tweeted out a video of himself training with former San Francisco 49ers teammate Eric Reid, along with the c
  • NYC’s first African American mayor, David Dinkins, has died

    NEW YORK (AP) — David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City’s first African American mayor, but was doomed to a single term by a soaring murder rate, stubborn unemployment and his mishandling of a riot in Brooklyn, has died. He was 93.Dinkins died Monday, the New York City Police Department confirmed. The department said officers were called to the former mayor’s home in the evening. Initial indications were that he died of natural causes.Dinkins’ death came just w
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  • We Need Immediate Assistance For Local Homeless

    OPINION – The Sacramento Services Not Sweeps Coalition (SSNS) [a coalition of over 100 organizations and advocates] is appalled at the decision — communicated to us on November 13, 2020 by Cindy Cavanaugh, Sacramento County Director of Homeless Initiatives — that “no jurisdictions currently have plans to open warming centers” for our unhoused neighbors.The Coalition feels it is inhumane to continue to operate what we feel is an antiquated 2012 cold weather activatio
  • California Northstate University Center And Teaching Hospital Is On Track To Serve Elk Grove Residents

    ELK GROVE – Nothing brings home the importance of a community having adequate hospital facilities than the pandemic nightmare that Americans are experiencing today.Plans are underway for the building of the first hospital in Elk Grove: California Northstate University Medical Center and Teaching Hospital (CNUMC). Leading the development of the massive project are, left to right, Allen Warren, Dr. Alvin Cheung, Charanjeet Tiwana and Joshua Wood. (Photo by Ray Johnson)California has a seriou
  • Sacramento County Coronavirus Summary: November 24, 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.
    CLICK HERE FOR COVID-19 Related Stories*Mobile devices may need to be turned horizontally to fully view infographics & maps.
  • Rocklin Church Holds Packed Indoor Services Despite COVID Restrictions

    Rocklin Church Holds Packed Indoor Services Despite COVID Restrictions
    ROCKLIN (CBS13) – Destiny Church in Rocklin held several indoor services this past weekend as parishioners gathered to hear popular host and author Charlie Kirk speak.
    “A lot of the people watching online on our YouTube channel, they would be stunned to see that there are three services packed out of people here because that’s not the norm across the country,” Charlie Kirk said
    Tanner Di Bella, the marketing and communications director for Destiny Church, said they’
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  • Some Seeking Out UV Lights To Help Fight Germs Amid Pandemic

    Some Seeking Out UV Lights To Help Fight Germs Amid Pandemic
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Nearly eight months into this pandemic, people are searching for new ways to stay safe that go beyond wearing a mask and social distancing.
    There’s been a surge of interest in germ-killing light bulbs. It’s a technology that’s been used for decades, but can it help protect against COVID-19?
    “If this year so far is any indication of where it’s going, it’s almost going to become standard,” said Oscar Poort, General Manager at Bon
  • Sacramento Sees Surge In Demand For COVID-19 Tests Ahead Of Thanksgiving

    Sacramento Sees Surge In Demand For COVID-19 Tests Ahead Of Thanksgiving
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Coronavirus testing sites are seeing a surge in demand ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
    Many people can’t find appointments or they’re waiting in line for hours at urgent care centers just to get tested. Not surprisingly, Sacramento County Health officials said the influx is because people are looking to get tested before family gatherings and travel.
    “Hopefully I can get seen today. That’s my only big worry about it,” said Celenne Hamm,
  • Haggin Oaks Golf Course Badly Damaged After Man Drives Car Onto Greens, Does Donuts

    Haggin Oaks Golf Course Badly Damaged After Man Drives Car Onto Greens, Does Donuts
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento police arrested a former Haggin Oaks Golf Course employee for felony vandalism after he allegedly drove a sedan onto the course and did donuts on 22 greens.
    The damage is expected to cost tens of thousands of dollars to repair.
    Damage done to the green at the Arcade Creek Golf Course.
    “It’s terrible,” Haggin Oaks golfer George John said.
    “Who does this,” Doug Chew said.
    At a place that’s supposed to offer peace and serenit
  • Woman Killed In Hit-And-Run In Sacramento

    Woman Killed In Hit-And-Run In Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A woman is dead after a hit and run along Folsom Boulevard in Sacramento on Monday, authorities said.
    According to the Sacramento Police Department, a vehicle struck a pedestrian at around 7:15 p.m. near the intersection of Folsom Boulevard and Julliard Drive, just north of Cristo Rey High School.
    The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity has not yet been released.
    Information regarding a suspect or vehicle was not available.
    Anyone who may have been a
  • Walmart Sets Free December ‘Holiday Light Drone Show’ In Sacramento

    Walmart Sets Free December ‘Holiday Light Drone Show’ In Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento is one of just eight communities nationwide set to be visited by Walmart’s free and socially distanced Holiday Drone Light Show.
    Walmart said the experience is brought to life by nearly 1,000 drones launched into the night sky to create three-dimensional seasonal shapes and characters. The show will be choreographed to a soundtrack of classic and modern holiday favorites, like “Frosty the Snowman” by Bing Crosby to “Run Run Rudolph&rd
  • Learning Curve: Schools, Parents Work To Measure Learning Loss As Distance Learning Continues

    Learning Curve: Schools, Parents Work To Measure Learning Loss As Distance Learning Continues
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — As the first half of the school year wraps up, it’s still unclear how much students may be impacted by distance learning.
    Halfway through the school year, Christine Shelby’s kids still sit at their desks, studying from home.
    “How do we know they’re doing the same kinds of things they’d be doing if they were in the class?” Shelby said.
    But weeks have passed since Shelby took the first day of school pictures of her boys, and measuring
  • Local Schools Won’t Require Quarantine After Holiday Travel

    Local Schools Won’t Require Quarantine After Holiday Travel
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — According to the airlines, millions of Americans are traveling this week, which has many wondering what that means for schools when kids head back after the holiday.
    CBS13 has learned that area schools with in-person classes do not plan to enforce the 14-day quarantine outlined in the state travel advisory.
    Gov. Gavin Newsom and State Health Secretary Dr. Ghaly reiterated Monday, that people should stay close to home this Thanksgiving. ”
    “We’re asking
  • Customers Embrace Christmas Spirit As Tree Farms Open Early In Placerville Amid Pandemic

    Customers Embrace Christmas Spirit As Tree Farms Open Early In Placerville Amid Pandemic
    PLACERVILLE (CBS13) – The pungent smell of pine fills your nose despite wearing a mask at Carson Ridge and McGee Christmas tree farms in Placerville. It’s the smell some customers couldn’t wait to get into their homes.
    “Last time, we had a true real tree is when the kids were little and they don’t remember it,” said Jackie Koppel.
    Koppel drove from Folsom with her two children to pick out their Christmas tree for this year’s holiday season.
    “We&rsq
  • After Large Party In Rio Linda, County Public Health Says They Need Help Stopping ‘Super-Spreader Events’

    After Large Party In Rio Linda, County Public Health Says They Need Help Stopping ‘Super-Spreader Events’
    RIO LINDA (CBS13) — Sacramento County officials are pointing to a weekend party in Rio Linda as the latest source of a coronavirus “super-spreader” event.
    More than 400 people were seen partying Saturday night, spilling into the street. The county says the party at a Rio Linda compound came at the worst time as county cases surge. Officials say they can’t hold people responsible for hosting these parties without help from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office.
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  • Plane Makes Emergency Landing At Sacramento International Airport

    Plane Makes Emergency Landing At Sacramento International Airport
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Following reports of smoke in the cockpit, a plane made an emergency landing at Sacramento International Airport (SMF) on Monday afternoon, the airport said.
    SMF said an Alaska Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Seattle was diverted to the area and made a safe landing for passengers to get off.
    After being inspected, the plane was cleared to go to take and prepare for takeoff, officials said.
    No injuries were reported in the incident.
    CBS13 will bring you more updates o
  • Holiday Catering Takes A Hit In Woodland Amid Tighter COVID Restrictions

    Holiday Catering Takes A Hit In Woodland Amid Tighter COVID Restrictions
    WOODLAND (CBS13) – As the holidays arrive, restaurants are hungry for ways to stay afloat in what is their busiest and most profitable time of the year.
    Catering Manager Tito Delatorre showed us his empty banquet room at Morgan’s on Main. He has several indoor spaces to serve guests but Yolo County’s downgrade to the purple tier has him in the red.
    “We can get up to 300 people in here throughout the entire service area,” he said. “That’s huge and right n
  • Stolen Vehicle Suspect Leads Officers On Chase From Placer County To Davis And Back

    Stolen Vehicle Suspect Leads Officers On Chase From Placer County To Davis And Back
    AUBURN (CBS13) — A pursuit suspect who led officers on a chase from Placer County to Yolo County and back was arrested Saturday at his residence.
    The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said the incident started around 11:17 a.m. when deputies spotted a stolen vehicle driving south on Highway 49. When the driver failed to pull over for a traffic stop, deputies pursued him down to westbound Interstate 80 and northbound Highway 65.
    CHP Auburn’s helicopter took over as deputies backed
  • Police Search For 3 Suspects Who Robbed Lodi Store In Early November

    Police Search For 3 Suspects Who Robbed Lodi Store In Early November
    LODI (CBS13) – Authorities are searching for three suspects who robbed a convenience store in early November, the Lodi Police Department said on Monday.
    Three suspects were captured on security cameras during a robbery that happened Nov. 6 at a store in the 300 block of South Central Avenue.
    Law enforcement is asking the community for help in identifying the suspects. All three individuals can be seen in the images below.
    Swipe to see both photos.lodi robbery suspects(credit: Lodi Police D
  • Nearly 5k SMUD Customers Without Power After Crash Along Arden Way

    Nearly 5k SMUD Customers Without Power After Crash Along Arden Way
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Nearly 5,000 SMUD customers are without power after a big rig crashed into a power pole Monday afternoon in North Sacramento.
    The Sacramento Police Department said the collision happened in the area of Arden Way and Evergreen Street. Police said at around 1:15 p.m. that the power pole is down and the intersection is closed.
    SMUD’s estimated time of restoration for the 4,487 affected customers was 1:45 p.m.
    No injuries were reported in the crash.
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  • Nearly 5k SMUD Customers Have Power Restored After Crash Along Arden Way

    Nearly 5k SMUD Customers Have Power Restored After Crash Along Arden Way
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Nearly 5,000 SMUD customers had their power restored after a big rig crashed into a power pole Monday afternoon in North Sacramento.
    The Sacramento Police Department said the collision happened in the area of Arden Way and Evergreen Street. Police said at around 1:15 p.m. that the power pole is down and the intersection is closed.
    SMUD said 4,487 customers were left without power as a result of the crash.
    No injuries were reported.
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  • Vandal Drives Over The Greens At Arcade Creek Golf Course

    Vandal Drives Over The Greens At Arcade Creek Golf Course
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Arcade Creek Golf Course will be closed for the next few days after a vandal drove over and tore up the grass.
    Damage done to the green at the Arcade Creek Golf Course.
    Haggin Oaks Golf Complex says, Sunday night, someone drove over most of the greens.
    It’s unclear what kind of vehicle was used to drive over the greens, a significant amount of grass was torn up in the process.
    The golf course says the person responsible was caught; Sacramento police say a per
  • Roseville Firefighters Rescue DUI Suspect Who Crashed Into Their Fire Station

    Roseville Firefighters Rescue DUI Suspect Who Crashed Into Their Fire Station
    ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — Authorities say a DUI suspect crashed into the front of a Roseville fire station over the weekend.
    The damage left to the front of the station. (Credit: Roseville Fire Department)
    The Roseville Fire Department says, early Saturday morning, the Station 6 crew awoke to a car crashing into their building. Firefighters say the car had caught fire.
    Crews immediately went to work and were able to quickly put out the flames and rescue the driver.
    As they found out later, the d
  • $20K Worth Of Marijuana Plants Stolen From Legal Grow Site In Yolo County

    $20K Worth Of Marijuana Plants Stolen From Legal Grow Site In Yolo County
    RUMSEY (CBS13) — One suspect has been arrested, but several more are still sought, after thousands of dollars worth of marijuana was stolen from a licensed grow site in Yolo County over the weekend. 
    The Yolo County Sheriff’s Office says, early Saturday morning, deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress at the Rumsey-area marijuana grow.
    While on their way to the scene, deputies spotted three cars heading east on Highway 16. Deputies surmised that the trio was lin
  • Stay Home for the Holidays: Gov Tightens COVID-19 Rules

    (CBM) – As COVID-19 case numbers climb, California has imposed tighter restrictions and ordered a ordered a statewide mask mandate, while advising residents to stay home. Out of the 58 California counties, 41 are now at the state’s most restrictive, or purple, tier, including Alameda, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego counties.On Friday, the governor announced a curfew between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. in 41 counties. It will affect more than 90 % of Californians, but he stopped short of
  • Gov. Newsom Says Family Is In Quarantine After Children Exposed To COVID-19

    Gov. Newsom Says Family Is In Quarantine After Children Exposed To COVID-19
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Sunday night that his entire family tested negative for COVID-19 but they will be in quarantine after three of his children were exposed to a California Highway Patrol officer who tested positive.
    Newsom said he and his wife were not in direct contact with the officer but they will quarantine with their kids for 14 days as a precaution.Late Friday evening, @JenSiebelNewsom and I learned that 3 of our children had been exposed to an of
  • Pair Of Alleged Car Burglary Suspects Arrested In Vacaville

    Pair Of Alleged Car Burglary Suspects Arrested In Vacaville
    VACAVILLE (CBS13) — Police are crediting watchful citizens who gave a good description with helping catch a pair of alleged thieves who were targeting cars at a Vacaville apartment complex early Monday morning.
    Vacaville police say, a little before 2 a.m., they got a report about a suspect being seen looking into vehicles. He was also allegedly seen opening the toolbox in the bed of a truck.
    Officers got to the scene in time to catch the suspects as they were leaving the parking lot.
    The s
  • Warren Reflects On His Public Service Following Loss

    NORTH SACRAMENTO – Allen Wayne Warren, the representative of Sacramento City Council District 2, called challenger Sean Loloee on Tuesday, morning, Nov. 17, to congratulate the fellow businessman on his election victory, ending the real estate developer’s eight-year reign in office.As of Nov. 18 and with all 23 precincts reporting, Loloee had 9,896 votes (56%) to Warren’s 7,732 votes (43%). Warren and Loloee were forced into a run-off following the primary election in March.War

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