Experts Weigh In On Area Where 6.0 Quake Hit ThursdayThursday’s 6.0 earthquake was felt far and wide. A UC Davis professor is explaining why there’s more to the impact than many understand.
State Fire Marshall May Sell Illegal Confiscated Fireworks Out Of StateEvery year, thousands of pounds of illegal fireworks are confiscated across California and destroyed. It cost the state millions to do so. A new bill would allow the fire marshal to sell those fireworks — to be used out of state.
Folsom Taqueria Posts Sign Blaming Government Assistance For Slow ServiceA restaurant owner in Folsom posted a “slow service sign”, asking customers to be patient with the short-staffed taqueria desperate for employees to come back to work. It criticized the United States’ “government handouts” for being short-staffed.
Sacramento Backs Off Restraining Order Against Staffer Skyler HenryThe city is dropping its case. The issue stems from comments Henry made during a podcast, defending destructive protests outside the homes of some city leaders. The judge ruled that the city failed to present clear evidence that Henry is a threat.
Psychiatrist Stripped Of Medical License For Misconduct In 2017 Has License ReinstatedA Sacramento psychiatrist stripped of his license for having sex with a patient just got that license back. Doctor Lenton Morrow once treated patients for suicidal tendencies and substance abuse problems. After the state found out he slept with a patient and was over-prescribing pills, he lost his license in 2017. But he’s now convinced a judge and the medical board–that he’s remorseful and rehabilitated. He’s now on probation, can no longer prescribe controlled substances, and has to undergo psychotherapy.
Cupholder Possibly Saves Child’s Life During Sacramento Drive-By ShootingBullets flew on a Sacramento freeway, narrowly missing a five-year-old boy in the back seat. The shooting happened last week on Highway 50 near Stockton Boulevard. A bullet went through the trunk of a mother’s car, stopping just short of hitting her 5-year-old son.
Scientists: High Heat Accelerating Evaporation Of Critical Water ResourcesThis heatwave is bad news for an already bad drought in California. Scientists say triple-digit temperatures that last days on end are evaporating water from critical resources. Scientists say triple-digit temperatures that last days on end are evaporating water from critical resources.
UC Davis Psychology Professor Tapped For Federal Autism Coordinating CommitteeA UC Davis professor is taking on a new role that will help people with autism nationwide.
Auburn Woman Helping Develop Braillists Behind BarsPlenty of people have seen braille on public restroom signs, ATMs, and a variety of other items – one being books. Peggy Schuetz in Auburn is churning out pages of braille faster than your fingers can skim the page and has been for a long time.
Drivers Come Forward, Accuse Man Of Shooting Their Car Windows On FreewaysSeveral more drivers have come forward, claiming they were targeted by the driver accused of shooting out the windows of vehicles on the freeway. After watching our story, Al Alrawi immediately thought his friend could be a victim. Alfatly remembers seeing an SUV matching the description of the suspect’s car just over a month ago when his window was shot out while driving on I-5 from the airport.
Pool Chlorine Shortage, Heat Wave Hit Sacramento Area At The Same TimeOn the brink of another heatwave, some pool-goers may have to put a halt on their plans. A nationwide chlorine shortage is starting to trickle down to this area. The shortage has forced one Woodland splash-pad to shut down temporarily until a donor stepped in.
Sacramento Proposes Planting More Trees In Underserved Neighborhoodshe city of trees wants more trees, to help fight climate change and lower energy costs in underserved neighborhoods. The “Trees Act” would set aside $50 million a year for five years to plant 300,000 trees across the city. The shade trees would go in neighborhoods lacking trees, often lower-income neighborhoods, helping clean the air and lower energy costs.
Winter’s Couple Gets Back Investments Taken By The StateEugene and Ann Breznock’s investments, worth $275,000, were transferred from their Charles Schwab account to the state after being deemed unclaimed. The state blames Schwab, saying they submitted the transfer with “errors.” When Eugene reached out to Schwab, he says they directed him back to the state. After they called Kurtis, they were eventually able to get their money back.
Friday Evening ForecastDave Bender has your evening forecast for the Sacramento area.
Clean-Up Efforts Continue At 100-Year-Old Modesto Lumber YardThe four-alarm blaze tore through the iconic American Lumber Company on June 18. The lumber yard has stood for almost a century. A little after midnight, crews responded to a small fire behind the business. It quickly spread – fueled by wood and other flammable materials.
Campers Evacuating From Path Of Beckwourth FireFlames are threatening homes and campgrounds, forcing evacuations in Plumas County. Hundreds of firefighters battling the Beckwourth complex fire, which is made up of two fires. The flames are now carving their way through the eastern edge of the Plumas National Forest.
Extreme Heat Has Diners Abandoning Outdoor Dining, Scrambling For ReservationsFinding reservations to eat at Midtown restaurants has become almost impossible because it’s too hot to dine outside.
Mysterious Woman With Amnesia, Identified Via Tip, Has Ties To LA AreaA woman who has had amnesia since April is from the Los Angeles area, according to Davis police. A family member saw her picture and contacted police.
Despite Updated CDC Guidance, California Will Still Require Masks In Schools For All StudentsWhile new CDC recommendations state that fully vaccinated teachers and students won’t need to wear masks in school this upcoming academic year, California students will be keeping their masks on.
Stanislaus County Fair Kicks OffThe heat is on. No matter where you live, it may be the hottest Stanislaus County Fair ever. Visitors are already feeling the heat at the fairgrounds in Turlock. It is not stopping people from showing up.
Police Identify Woman In Davis With Severe AmnesiaPolice say they have identified the woman with severe amnesia who was found in Davis. The woman said she had no memory of who she was or how she showed up in the backyard of a home on Seabright Avenue back in May. She was in otherwise good health, Davis police say.
Vacaville Police Searching For Missing 8-Year-Old BoyAccording to a statement from the Vacaville Police Department, Macoy Lenguya was last seen walking in the area of Markham Avenue and Manzanita Drive around noon. His parents told police that he was playing outside in front of the house when they last saw him. They went inside, and when they came out about 10 minutes later, he was gone.
7/9/21 PM Digi-CastCrazy hot this weekend!
Flex Alert: Cal ISO Calls On Residents To Conserve Energy On FridayAs extreme heat is expected to blanket California through the weekend, the state’s power grid operator issued a Flex Alert for Friday calling on residents to conserve energy to release stress on the grid.