‘A Victim Of Its Own Success:’ Daffodil Hill Closes Indefinitely

PLYMOUTH (CBS13) — Many of the small towns in Amador County rely on tourist dollars. But with the closing of Daffodil Hill, there’s one less attraction in the area to draw in visitors. “I grew up here, Daffodil Hill has been a part of my life my whole life,” said Anne Sprague. Like bees drawn to flowers, people have swarmed to visit Daffodil Hill for years. Visitors were attracted to its vibrant colors and beauty, free entry, and it’s popularity blossomed in recent years through social media. Though they were only two open days this year, the flower fields attracted thousands of visitors. READ ALSO: Amador County Deputies Looking For Person Believed Drowned “I’m thinking around 5,000 per day,” said Martin Ryan, co-owner of Daffodil Hill. But popularity brought problems. Narrow roads like Shake Ridge, that lead to the park would get jammed, with little room for emergency vehicles. And there wasn’t enough parking and other infrastructure in place. So, the family that owns the land decided the only solution was to shut down. “It makes me sad because I think it’s a neat tradition,” said…


Sacramento Teen Alan Chernitskiy Dies In Tragic Dirt Bike Accident At Oceano Dunes

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Sacramento family is grieving the loss of an 18-year-old killed in a dirt bike accident off the Central Coast. The crash happened Saturday, marking the sixth death this year at Oceano Dunes. Now there are calls to end off-roading at the recreation area over safety concerns. “It’s just such a hard time right now for us, to even realize he’s gone,” said sister Tanya Palisehuk. With heavy hearts, Alan Chernitskiy’s sister and sister-in-law say they’re trying to still process the loss of their little brother. They say they went from enjoying a family vacation to now planning a funeral. “It’s kind of a gut-wrenching feeling, like a pit in your stomach that soon he’ll show up,” said sister-in-law Marina Chernitskiy. READ ALSO: Sacramento-Area Man Killed Riding Dunes In San Luis Obispo County The 18-year-old was born and raised in Sacramento. He went to Antelope High School and was studying engineering at American River College. He died in an off-roading accident while on a family trip, at a place his family says he went to often. “He died doing what he loved, he loved…