‘It Looks Like a Horror Film’: Dixie Fire Evacuee Shares Firsthand Perspective As Firefighters Battle Blaze

PLUMAS COUNTY (CBS13) — California’s largest wildfire so far this year continues to burn through Butte, Plumas and Lassen counties. The Dixie Fire merged with the Fly Fire overnight on Saturday and forced more people out of their homes, and burned parts of tiny towns to the ground. The Dixie Fire has scorched hundreds of thousands of acres, already. Video shows crackling flames shooting into the sky and towering over trees. The windy, dry and hot conditions continue to fuel the flames in the remote area. “It looks like a horror film to be honest,” said Jake Edwards. He was given a warning to evacuate earlier in the week and took the opportunity. He still hasn’t been given the official order, but many of his neighbors have. The fire continues to move closer towards his Plumas County home. Edwards, a photographer, continues to share photos and video of the scene on his Instagram, @scenescapery. He’s captured bright orange skies, and an ashy Lake Almanor – calling the area “apocalyptic.” Some photos reveal mainly wildlife left behind. “It’s been absolutely bizarre,” he said. “With the smoke,…

Recycling A Profit: El Dorado Hills Students Turn 3D Printing Passion Into Small Business

EL DORADO HILLS (CBS13) – Two high school students in El Dorado Hills got creative during the pandemic. They turned their passion for 3D printing into their own small business by inventing a product they hope will help the environment. Oak Ridge High juniors Cole Johnson and John Enders admit they were bored during the pandemic. “Everybody had trouble finding things to do,” Johnson said. “I’m looking at these guys and they’re bored out of their minds,” said mom Christi Johnson. So they picked up a new hobby: 3D printing. It’s something the pair got into after spotting a printer at their local library. The machine itself is small and pretty much silent. A nozzle spits out a tiny stream of plastic that can be molded into pretty much anything your mind can dream up. The teens quickly ran out of filament material to create their 3D designs, but they noticed their printer left a lot of leftover material behind. “We end up with a ton of waste. All of this extra plastic, which is perfectly usable,  ends up going in the trash,” Cole Johnson…

Five critically injured after vehicle crashes into pole in Huntington Park

Five people are critically injured after a car slammed into a pole in Huntington Park Sunday evening, according to officials from the Los Angeles County Fire Department.  The crash occurred at around 6:00 p.m. at on Randolph Street where officials say the same driver was involved in another hit-and-run crash right before this one.  The driver is in custody and facing numerous charges, officials said. Paramedics transported a total of five patients in the car to local hospitals, all of them with critical injuries.  This crash as well as the one before it are now both under investigation. No further details on the victims were available. 

No doubt this time, the Terminator Titmus takes down Katie Ledecky in 400 free

TOKYO >> This time there were no excuses. Or doubts. Australia’s Ariarne Titmus won the Olympic Games 400-meter freestyle at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre Monday morning, denying Katie Ledecky’s gold medal defense and most likely her hopes of equaling or surpassing the record for most gold medals by a female swimmer in a final that lived up to its advance billing. Titmus, reeling in and then pulling away from Ledecky in the final 125 meters, finished in 3 minutes, 56.69 seconds to hand Ledecky her first ever loss in an individual Olympic race and capture a blockbuster showdown the sport had obsessed about almost from the moment the Australian upset the American at the 2019 World Championships in South Korea. “It is the biggest thing you can pull off in your sporting career, so I’m over the moon,” said Titmus, who will face Ledecky again in the 200 freestyle and the 4×200 freestyle relay later in the week. “I’m trying to contain it as much as I can. I have a big program ahead of me, but I can enjoy this afterwards.” Titmus’ time is…

Child Airlifted by Helicopter Following Vehicle Collision

MODESTO – A child was flown by helicopter to a hospital as a precaution following a three car collision Sunday night. At 9:42pm emergency crews responded to the intersection of College and Orangeburg Avenues for the report of a three vehicle collision. One of the involved vehicles was a Stanislaus County Sheriff patrol car, the others were a white four door sedan and a dark Ford SUV. The white sedan had damage on the passenger side of the vehicle and came to rest on the lawn of a church at the intersection. The patrol car had significant damage to both the front and back of the vehicle and was near the intersection curb. The Ford SUV was facing east on Orangeburg Avenue and had front end damage also. The deputy appeared to have a head injury. He was seen holding a towel to his head. The sedan had a child in the vehicle and reportedly also had a head injury. An air ambulance was called to transport the child as a precaution to a pediatric hospital. PHI Med 4-1 responded and landed in a field…

Montclair City Employees Will Need Vaccination Sticker On ID Badge Monday If They Want To Work Maskless

MONTCLAIR (CBSLA) – City employees in Montclair who want to work without a mask will need to have sticker on their ID badge starting Monday. At least one city councilman, though, said the city is asking too much. “Since this story has aired four or five days ago, I have been getting a series of hate messages, saying, ‘I hope you die of COVID…,” Councilman Ben Lopez said. Councilman Lopez said the the controversy over COVID policies has gotten ugly, and added that he’s under fire for opposing the new sticker policy. “I have no problem with our city HR department asking our employees to provide information if they are vaccinated,” he said. “Beyond that, I don’t think we have the authority.” Last week, the City Manager insisted the policy is in line with CAL/OSHA guidelines mandating workplaces document workers’ vaccination status. The mayor pointed out that the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention even provides stickers to use as proof. “I just want to note that I do have a sticker on my ID card, because I want to set an example for our…

Pasadena man arrested for alleged sexual assault against a minor

A Pasadena man was arrested for alleged sexual assault against a minor that occurred in the city of Corona, officials said in a release Sunday.  Corona Police detectives, with the assistance of the Riverside County Gang Impact Team, located and arrested Andrew San Gabino, 25, of Pasadena on July 22.  On July 19, Corona police officers responded to investigate a sexual assault that had occurred on July 15 at around 2 p.m. The victim, a 15-year-old, had reported the assault saying she was walking in the area of Corona and Parkridge avenues when an unknown person drove alongside her, asked her for directions, and demanded she enter his vehicle, the release said.  The teenager complied and entered the man’s vehicle as he drove her to a residential area and allegedly sexually assaulted her.  San Gabino was arrested for kidnapping to sexually assault a child, lewd acts with a child, and kidnapping with substantially increasing the risk of harm to a child, the release stated.  He is being held on a $130,000 bail. As the investigation is ongoing, detectives urge anyone with additional information regarding this…

Pope Francis celebrates first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Pope Francis celebrated the Roman Catholic Church’s first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on Sunday. Francis solicited a round of applause from the faithful in St. Peter’s Square and urged people everywhere to reach out to older generations. Francis was supposed to have led a celebration Mass for grandparents in St. Peter’s Cathedral earlier in the day, but left the duty to Archbishop Rino Fisichella, three weeks after the pontiff emerged from the hospital after major intestinal surgery. “Grandparents and grandchildren, the elderly and youth together showed one of the beautiful sides of the Church, and showed the alliance between the generations,’’ the pontiff said in off-the-cuff remarks from a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square. “To celebrate this day, I invite celebration in every community with visits to grandparents and elderly, those who are most alone, to bring them my message, inspired by Jesus: ‘I am with you every day.’ ” He said just as the elderly need young people, young people need the elderly, “especially in this throw-away culture.” “The grandparents have the sap of history, that rises and gives strength for…

Pasadena Man, 25-Year-Old Andrew San Gabino, Arrested In Corona For Alleged Sexual Assault

CORONA (CBSLA) – Police in the Inland Empire arrested a man for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl last Thursday, and authorities fear there could be other victims. The suspect, 25-year-old Andrew San Gabino of Pasadena was arrested in Corona last week. Investigators said on July 15, around 2 p.m., San Gabino drove up next to the 15-year-old victim as she walked down the street near Parkridge and Corona Avenues and demanded that she get into his car. He then drove her to a nearby neighborhood and assaulted her. The crime was reported a few days later. “We will definitely just be on guard, but I’m glad someone got arrested,” Alexandria Vasquez, a Corona resident, said. “They caught the person. That’s a big relief.” Rancho Cucamonga resident Sophia Amada said that families and their children must stay vigilant. “I think parents and kids need to be very, very aware. Not that it’s the fault of the child or of the parent, but people just don’t have the morals that they once had,” she said. Police said that the suspect and the victim did not…

LeVar Burton-Hosted Episodes of `Jeopardy!’ to Begin Airing Monday

Share this article:Actor LeVar Burton said he was “more than nervous” when guest-hosting five episodes of “Jeopardy!” which begin airing Monday. “I was absolutely petrified,” said Burton, best known for his portrayals of the young slave Kunta Kinte on 1977 ABC miniseries “Roots” and Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge in the 1987-94 syndicated science fiction series “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” “I don’t know that that feeling ever went away.” Burton said his wife, Stephanie, and daughter, Mica, kept telling him, “You’ve got this, breathe, slow down, you know how to do what it is that you do.” Burton described himself as a fan of “Jeopardy!” dating back to its original incarnation, when it aired weekday mornings on NBC and was hosted by Art Fleming. “When this opportunity came by I could not pass it up,” Burton said in an interview posted on the show’s website. “Jeopardy!” has turned to guest hosts to fill the role held by the late Alex Trebek since its syndicated revival began in 1984. It has been matching the amount of money won by the contestants each host’s stint to…

US Olympic Softball Team Defeats Japan To End Opening Round Play Undefeated

Share this article:The U.S. Olympic softball team, which includes three players from Orange County and one from Los Angeles County, will bat as the home team when it faces Japan in the gold medal game Tuesday thanks to a 2-1 victory over Japan Sunday to conclude opening round play. Kelsey Stewart homered leading off the bottom of the seventh and final inning to break a tie at Yokohama Baseball Stadium. The home run was the first for the U.S. in its five games in the tournament, all victories. Janie Reed from Placentia contributed to the other U.S. run, with her sixth-inning single advancing Haylie McCleney, who had singled with one out for the first U.S. hit, to second. McCleney moved to third when Amanda Chidester grounded into a force out. McCleney scored on Valerie Arioto’s two-out single. Japan (4-1) combined an error by Stewart, the U.S. third baseman, a sacrifice bunt, a single and a two-out passed ball by catcher Aubree Munro from Brea for its run in the first inning. Both the U.S. and Japan were assured of playing in the gold medal game…

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