• Weekly Capitol Mall Farmers Market Set To Return On June 16

    Weekly Capitol Mall Farmers Market Set To Return On June 16
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Downtown Sacramento’s farmers market is coming back.
    Organizers say the market is scheduled for Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. starting June 16 at 6th Street and Capitol Mall.
    More than 25 vendors are expected to be out at the market, and organizers hope for more.
    A new program is also being offered at the market which will offer local chefs priority pick-up.
    Measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will still be in place, organizers say, including limitin
  • River Cats’ Fans Brave The Heat In First Game WIth Full Capacity Availability

    River Cats’ Fans Brave The Heat In First Game WIth Full Capacity Availability
    WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Fans received a warm welcome in more ways than one at the Sacramento River Cats’ first game with full capacity availability Thursday.
    Triple-digit temperatures were no match for fans flocking to Sutter Health Park. Home run hopefuls celebrated baseball being back at full capacity.
    River Cats season ticket holder Wendy Sagen came prepared for the steaming curveball.
    “I have a battery-operated fan, a damp towel to blow the cool air, got a cool towel on m
  • Counter Lawsuit Filed After Restraining Order Against Sacramento City Hall New Hire Was Denied

    Counter Lawsuit Filed After Restraining Order Against Sacramento City Hall New Hire Was Denied
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – There was more political fallout at Sacramento City Hall in the form of a counter lawsuit after a temporary restraining order against a new hire was denied.
    The announcement came in late Thursday that new city staffer Skyler Henry is now filing litigation against the city in superior court.
    This political fight has been brewing all week, now culminating in more legal action. Henry filed what’s called anti-SLAPP litigation against the city. His attorney says he&rs
  • Sacramentans Notice Earthy-Tasting Tap Water Sooner Than Normal

    Sacramentans Notice Earthy-Tasting Tap Water Sooner Than Normal
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Smelly, earthy-tasting tap water is taking over the Sacramento region.
    It’s something that happens every year, but the utility department has been bombarded with calls from concerned neighbors much earlier than expected.
    Most of Sacramento’s tap water comes from the rivers and many people will tell you it tastes like it.
    “It’s got an earthy, muddy mucky taste sometimes,” said Sacramento resident Angelica Aiello.
    City utility experts said t
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  • Body Discovered Inside Nevada City Home Connected to Nevada State Standoff, Shootout

    Body Discovered Inside Nevada City Home Connected to Nevada State Standoff, Shootout
    NEVADA CITY (CBS13) – A Nevada City man is dead and homicide investigators are connecting it to a wild stand-off and deadly shooting across the state line.The series of violent encounters has left a Nevada State Department of Transportation employee shot on the job, the suspect dead in a shootout with police, and investigators connecting that suspect to a body discovered in a Nevada City home.Nevada County deputies say they were called to a Bodie Ridge Road home after the suspect vehicle,
  • Technician Working On Bank ATM Hospitalized After Being Hit By Stolen Work Vehicle In South Sacramento

    Technician Working On Bank ATM Hospitalized After Being Hit By Stolen Work Vehicle In South Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Authorities are searching for a suspect who is accused of running over an ATM worker in South Sacramento on Thursday.
    Investigators were checking cameras and interviewing witnesses to find the person they say put the technician in the hospital.
    The incident happened shortly before 1 p.m. in the area of Stockton Boulevard and Lindale Drive, just east of the Florin Road exit off of Highway 99.
    Sgt. Rod Grassman with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said the t
  • No Rolling Blackouts In California Thursday Evening, Grid Operator Says

    No Rolling Blackouts In California Thursday Evening, Grid Operator Says
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – California’s power grid operator said there would be no rolling blackouts Thursday evening after Pacific Gas and Electric announced earlier in the afternoon that multiple counties across the Sacramento region could see outages as high heat impacts the West.
    “We have many tools to use before there would be the need for outages,” a spokesperson for the grid operator told CBS13.
    The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) said PG&E’s ann
  • California’s Grid Operator Says It Predicts No Rolling Blackouts Thursday Evening

    California’s Grid Operator Says It Predicts No Rolling Blackouts Thursday Evening
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – California’s power grid operator said it does not predict any rolling blackouts Thursday evening after Pacific Gas and Electric announced earlier in the afternoon that multiple counties across the Sacramento region could see outages as high heat impacts the West.
    “We have many tools to use before there would be the need for outages,” a spokesperson for the grid operator told CBS13.
    The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) said PG&E&rsquo
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  • Man Found Dead In Nevada City Home, Deputies Say

    Man Found Dead In Nevada City Home, Deputies Say
    NEVADA CITY (CBS13) – A homicide investigation is underway in Nevada City as deputies say a man was found dead Wednesday inside a home along Bodie Ridge Road.
    According to the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, it got a call from deputies in the state of Nevada after a highway chase in Eureka County involved another man driving a car registered to an address along Bodie Ridge.
    The suspect in that chase died later from a gunshot wound. Though it’s not clear if deputies shot him or
  • Day 2 Of Heatwave, Families Swim At Elk Grove Aquatic Center To Cool Off

    Day 2 Of Heatwave, Families Swim At Elk Grove Aquatic Center To Cool Off
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) – A scorching heatwave across the region had people hitting the water to stay cool.
    On what could be the hottest day of the year so far, the Elk Grove Aquatic Center quickly became a popular spot for a swim.
    Many families arrived early before the triple-digit temperatures ​got too hot.
    “That’s kind of our routine: Stay in in the late evening, in the morning time like this early afternoon come out go swimming and just trying to stay cool in the shade here
  • East Sacramento Neighborhood Power Turned Off For Maintenance Despite Hot Day

    East Sacramento Neighborhood Power Turned Off For Maintenance Despite Hot Day
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Neighbors in an East Sacramento neighborhood are concerned after their power was shut off as part of a SMUD maintenance project on one of the hottest days of the year so far.
    The area, off Moddison Avenue, felt the heat on Thursday.
    “If you live in Sacramento, you avoid summers,” said Earling Klein, one of the many without power on his block. He was one person unable to shake the summer sun with his air off and fridge out for the day.
    “Every time you
  • Counties Around Sacramento Region Could See Rolling Blackouts Thursday Evening

    Counties Around Sacramento Region Could See Rolling Blackouts Thursday Evening
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Multiple counties across the Sacramento region could experience rolling blackouts Thursday evening as high heat puts strain on the state’s power grid.
    Megan McFarland, a spokesperson for Pacific Gas and Electric, said the potentially impacted counties are Kern, Calaveras, Alameda, San Joaquin, Merced, Madera, Kings, El Dorado, Yolo, Yuba, San Luis Obispo, Marin, San Mateo, Sutter, Sonoma, San Francisco, Monterey, Solano, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Tuolumne, Contra
  • Technician Working On Bank ATM Hospitalized After Being Hit By Stolen Work Truck In South Sacramento

    Technician Working On Bank ATM Hospitalized After Being Hit By Stolen Work Truck In South Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A technician working on a bank ATM machine needed surgery after an unknown suspect stole their work truck and hit them with it, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said on Thursday.
    The incident happened shortly before 1 p.m. in the area of Stockton Boulevard and Lindale Drive, just east of the Florin Road exit off of Highway 99.
    Investigators said it is unclear why the suspect took the truck and if the collision was intentional.
    The technician’s injurie
  • Patterson Woman, 46, Killed In Crash West Of Modesto

    Patterson Woman, 46, Killed In Crash West Of Modesto
    STANISLAUS COUNTY (CBS13) — A 46-year-old Patterson woman was killed in a rural Stanislaus County crash Wednesday afternoon.
    California Highway Patrol says, just before 4 p.m., an SUV and sedan were involved in a crash along Gates Road near Highway 132 west of Modesto. First responders found that both cars had suffered major collision damage.
    The driver of the SUV, the Patterson woman, was rushed to the hospital but was later pronounced dead. She was not wearing a seatbelt, CHP says.
    Inves
  • More Tree Limbs Drop In Summer — And Drought Isn’t Helping, Experts Say

    More Tree Limbs Drop In Summer — And Drought Isn’t Helping, Experts Say
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A large tree limb that fell Thursday morning didn’t just knock out power to dozens of people in Midtown Sacramento.
    “That’s my baby, she’s not doing so great. She’s had better days,” said Jenna Von Esmarch.
    Von Esmarch had a rude awakening Thursday morning.
    “I heard a big crash and the power went out,” she said.
    Jenna then walked outside her Midtown apartment and saw her Mercedes crushed by a large tree limb.
    “I&rsq
  • Suspect Arrested In Keyes Shooting That Killed 16-Year-Old Innocent Bystander

    Suspect Arrested In Keyes Shooting That Killed 16-Year-Old Innocent Bystander
    KEYES (CBS13) — Detectives say a suspect has been arrested in the shooting that left a 16-year-old innocent bystander dead in Keyes.
    The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office says, back on May 2, 16-year-old Modesto resident Evan Robinson was killed in a shooting near Martha Avenue and 7th Street. Detectives say their investigation found some sort of fight had happened just before gunshots rang out.
    Robinson, who was an innocent bystander, was struck by the gunfire and later died from h
  • Judge Denies Restraining Order Against New Sacramento City Council Employee

    Judge Denies Restraining Order Against New Sacramento City Council Employee
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A judge has denied the petition for a restraining order that would have kept a newly hired Sacramento city council staff member off city hall property.
    The city had field a petition for a workplace violence restraining order against Councilmember Katie Valenzuela’s new communications aide Skyler Henry. The order aimed to keep Henry at least 100 feet away from city hall.
    Henry’s hiring shined a light on previous comments he made on a political podcast condon
  • Low River Levels To Blame For ‘Earthy’ Taste To Sacramento Tap Water, City Says

    Low River Levels To Blame For ‘Earthy’ Taste To Sacramento Tap Water, City Says
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Does your tap water taste a little off right now? Sacramento city leaders say the drought is probably to blame.
    The city says they have been recently getting some calls with people reporting an “earthy” taste to their tap water. Some people have also been reporting an off smell as well.
    Utility staff say, however, the earthy notes are common during the summer months – and are harmless.
    With river levels lower than normal, officials say they are not su
  • James Duncan Harrell, 24, Identified As Pilot Killed In Small Plane Crash Near Truckee

    James Duncan Harrell, 24, Identified As Pilot Killed In Small Plane Crash Near Truckee
    TRUCKEE (CBS13) — The pilot killed in a small crash near Truckee earlier this week has been identified.
    Placer County deputies and Cal Fire responded to the crash in the Martis Valley a little before 11 a.m. Tuesday.
    At the scene along Snowshoe Thompson Circle, deputies found that a Cirrus SR20 with two people had crashed shortly after taking off from Truckee-Tahoe Airport. The plane’s emergency parachute deployed in the incident.
    Exactly what led up to the crash is unclear.
    On Thurs
  • Midtown Sacramento Power Outage Caused By Tree Limb Fall

    Midtown Sacramento Power Outage Caused By Tree Limb Fall
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Crews are working to restore power in part of Midtown Sacramento after a large tree limb fell Thursday morning.Power out to about 200 people after tree limb falls near 29th & I crashing on top of this car. @CBSSacramento @GoodDaySac pic.twitter.com/bzy6tjGdDo
    — Rachel Wulff (@rachelwulff) June 17, 2021The power outage was first reported just after 7 a.m.
    It appears a tree fall near 29th and I streets is to blame. The tree came crashing down right on top of a
  • ‘Major Puzzle Piece To The Future Of Our City’: New Medical School And Trauma Center To Be Built At Sleep Train Arena Site

    ‘Major Puzzle Piece To The Future Of Our City’: New Medical School And Trauma Center To Be Built At Sleep Train Arena Site
    NATOMAS (CBS13) — A medical school’s battle to build is bringing new jobs to Sacramento.
    City leaders just announced plans for Sleep Train Arena after seven years of sitting empty. California Northstate University will build a medical training facility. It’s a plan that was rejected by another city just months ago.
    The former home for the Sacramento Kings that was converted into a field hospital during the pandemic will be completely demolished, said CNU leaders. They will turn
  • Sacramento City Leaders Seek Restraining Order Against New City Council Employee

    Sacramento City Leaders Seek Restraining Order Against New City Council Employee
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento city leaders are asking a judge to keep a newly hired city council staff member off city hall property for safety reasons.The city filed a petition for a workplace violence restraining order with the Sacramento County Superior Court Wednesday, in an effort to keep Councilmember Katie Valenzuela’s new communications aide Skyler Henry 100 feet away from city hall.The 91-page court filing comes following Henry’s hiring and has shined a harsh light o
  • Heatwave Causes Concern Over California’s Power Supply

    Heatwave Causes Concern Over California’s Power Supply
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – There’s growing concern that this week’s heatwave could disrupt California’s power supply.
    Managers of the state power grid have issued a Flex Alert beginning Thursday at 5 p.m. Many wonder if we will see rolling blackouts like last summer.
    It’s an urgent call for conservation as California faces uncertain energy supplies in the coming days.
    “We’re in a very extreme heat situation right now,” a spokesperson for the California I
  • Cooling Centers Open In Sacramento Region This Week

    Cooling Centers Open In Sacramento Region This Week
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — With triple-digit temperatures expected to hit the valley through Saturday, various cities in our region will be opening cooling centers.
    The National Weather Service issued an Excessive Heat Warning that began at 2 p.m. Wednesday and will last until Saturday.
    Valley and foothill highs are expected to reach between 100-113 degrees. Overnight lows could only reach the 80s in some places as well, forecasters say.
    RELATED: CBS13 Weather Center
    Here are cooling centers, by
  • Sacramento Police Officer Accused Of Domestic Violence No Longer Facing Charges

    Sacramento Police Officer Accused Of Domestic Violence No Longer Facing Charges
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento police officer accused of domestic violence is no longer facing charges.
    The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office says there wasn’t enough evidence against Officer Justin Shepard to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
    Shepard was arrested in early May but his arraignment was postponed twice. He was placed on administrative leave by the department.
    It’s not clear whether he will be re-instated.
    The announcement of Shepard’
  • Sacramento Zoo Enforces Early Closures As Heatwave Hits Valley

    Sacramento Zoo Enforces Early Closures As Heatwave Hits Valley
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A heatwave hitting the valley has forced the Sacramento Zoo to implement early closures through the end of the week.
    “We normally come mid-morning,” said Sarah Sanford.
    Sanford and her family were in the front doors early Wednesday trying to beat the heat like others looking for summer fun when it’s sizzling outside.
    “We haven’t been to the zoo in a long time. I looked yesterday and they said they were closing early so we came now,”
  • Sacramentans Brace For Excessive Heat With Triple Digit Temps Expected This Week

    Sacramentans Brace For Excessive Heat With Triple Digit Temps Expected This Week
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – As the region is hit by another heatwave, people were hitting Sacramento area pools to stay cool, but health officials are warning of the dangers of high heat.
    Staying cool and hydrated is vital during extreme heat, as Northern California is expected to be well into triple-digit temperatures through the end of the week. Thursday and Friday are expected to be the hottest.
    “I already have a sun hat on,” Laura Lee said.
    Lee said she has learned from her past,
  • Sacramento Police Investigate Explosion, Homemade Fireworks In North Sacramento

    Sacramento Police Investigate Explosion, Homemade Fireworks In North Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – People returned home after being evacuated from one North Sacramento neighborhood where police say illegal fireworks set off an explosion Wednesday.
    It happened near Marysville and Del Paso boulevards just after 6 a.m.
    One man is in the hospital with a serious hand injury, and police say he may have been making homemade fireworks inside his home.
    Neighbors say that almost every night, loud explosions are heard in this area.
    “It’s been for the last three mon
  • Man Drowns While Trying To Help Brother Struggling To Swim In New Melones Lake

    Man Drowns While Trying To Help Brother Struggling To Swim In New Melones Lake
    CALAVERAS COUNTY (CBS13) – A man drowned while trying to help his brother who was having trouble swimming in New Melones Lake on Tuesday, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office said.
    At around 4 p.m., the victim, a 35-year-old man from Georgia, and his younger brother, a 33-year-old man from Merced, were in the water near the dam at the lake.
    The younger brother had jumped into the water from a boat and had trouble staying afloat. The sheriff’s office said the older brother jump
  • Grass Fire Threatens Structures, Forces Evacuations In Elk Grove

    Grass Fire Threatens Structures, Forces Evacuations In Elk Grove
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) – Crews on Wednesday were battling a grass fire in Elk Grove that forced evacuations and was threatening structures, the Cosumnes Fire Department said.
    The fire was along Sheldon Road between Waterman Road and Bradshaw Road. The fire has burned about 40 acres and was threatening around 20 structures, officials said.
    Cosumnes Fire said it was coordinating evacuations with Elk Grove police for the area.
    A photo from the fire department shows a large plume of smoke in the sk

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