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Anti-Police Brutality March Remains Peaceful in Sacramento

Dec 18, 2014
Anti-Police Brutality March Remains Peaceful in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO- About 30 to 50 people took to the streets of downtown Sacramento Thursday night to rally against police brutality. Only one lane of 3rd Street was closed by police as demonstrators walked mainly on the sidewalks around the Downtown Plaza. “Sometimes it disrupts things, which causes even more of a disruption so the politicians and...

Lodi Man Arrested in SoCal Cold Case Murder of Transgender Woman

Dec 18, 2014
Lodi Man Arrested in SoCal Cold Case Murder of Transgender Woman

LODI- A Lodi man has been arrested for the murder of a transgender woman in Southern California 25 years after that killing, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Douglas Gutridge, 63, is accused of killing Carla Salazar in her Santa Ana apartment in 1989. Gutridge was 37 and Salazar was 35 at the...

Fairfield PD Encourages Other Agencies to Use Body Cameras

Dec 18, 2014
Fairfield PD Encourages Other Agencies to Use Body Cameras

FAIRFIELD- The deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner at the hands of police officers have led to widespread and sometimes violent protests across the country. What some call police brutality is prompting many to ask police departments to start using body cameras. Although the cameras come with a hefty price tag, the Fairfield...

Anti-Bullying Programs Would Be Restored with New Legislation

Dec 18, 2014
Anti-Bullying Programs Would Be Restored with New Legislation

SACRAMENTO- A new bill aims to restore anti-bullying programs cut because of funding. Assembly Bill 63, introduced by Concord Asm. Susan A. Bonilla, would allow for a specialized license plate available through the Department of Motor Vehicles. Funds raised from those plates would go toward those anti-bullying programs. “No child should attend school in...

Skiers, Boarders Hit the Slopes for Fresh Powder

Dec 18, 2014
Skiers, Boarders Hit the Slopes for Fresh Powder

SODA SPRINGS- Boreal Ski Resort was packed with skiers and snowboarders Thursday morning. “All the powder. All of the fresh snow that we just got overnight,” boarder Tyler Newberry said. Staff at the resort says that powder hasn’t stopped falling for several days. “About a week ago we received 20 inches of snow and...

Firefighters Burn Christmas Trees to Demonstrate Danger

Dec 18, 2014
Firefighters Burn Christmas Trees to Demonstrate Danger

SACRAMENTO- If you don’t want your Christmas plans to go up in smoke, it’s time to pay your Christmas tree a little attention. “Watering the tree is the key component. There is a whole lot of things you can do, just basic safety tips, but keeping that tree properly watered is the huge one,”...

‘Study Drugs’ Spike in Popularity Around Finals Time

Dec 18, 2014
‘Study Drugs’ Spike in Popularity Around Finals Time

DAVIS- Finals time means the inevitable pre-test plotting: study sessions or cramming and, perhaps, a pill. “One of my roommates had a freak-out. He was just standing in my room, standing in my doorway just staring at me because he had used a large amount of coffee and Ritalin at the same time,” Matt...

Officers Find 1,000 Pot Plants while Investigating Suspicious Death

Dec 18, 2014
Officers Find 1,000 Pot Plants while Investigating Suspicious Death

LATHROP- A startling discovery in Lathrop after officials investigate a dead man found inside a house along Cold Springs Street and stumble upon something more. “It was all taped off, there was (sic) cops, everyone, there were investigators. It was crazy,” Megan Galiste, a neighbor told FOX40 Thursday morning. Galiste says she was coming home...

$5k Ring Donated to Modesto Salvation Army

Dec 18, 2014
$5k Ring Donated to Modesto Salvation Army

MODESTO- The Salvation Army in Modesto says it found a diamond ring valued at $5,000 in one of its donation kettles. The charity said someone simply walked into its business office and dropped the 2-karat ring into one of its annual “Red Kettle.” “I hope that it helps,” the anonymous donor said, according to...

Colder Storms Needed to Ease Drought

Dec 17, 2014
Colder Storms Needed to Ease Drought

SACRAMENTO- While recent rains have certainly helped, California’s water supply also relies on snowmelt, which is below average for this time of year. According to the eight station index, a measure of precipitation for the Sacramento basin, rainfall totals are averaging 145 percent of normal for this point in the season. But the Central Sierra snowpack is...

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