SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Have you noticed haze in the air recently? Some say they’ve noticed fog or a haze in the Sacramento and wondered why it’s occurring. File photo of fog in Sacramento. In the morning, it’s likely fog, which forms when the dewpoint, or the temperature at which air becomes saturated with water vapor, is less than 4.5 degrees different than the air temperature. The maximum dewpoint has risen about 16 degrees in the last 12 days, increasing the possibility of fog in the morning hours when temperatures are lowest. From 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, recorded temperatures and dewpoints were within the 4.5-degree range at Sacramento International Airport. As far as an explanation of the haze goes, one explanation is a shift in the wind to the Delta region, possibly carrying with it dust and causing more of a hazy look in the air than usual.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California public health officials are urging people to stop vaping and using e-cigarettes as a fourth death related to vaping was reported in the state. The state’s Department of Public Health said Wednesday 161 people have been hospitalized for severe breathing problems and lung damage since August. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday 45-year-old Amanda Margot Arconti of Vacaville died at a Novato hospital earlier this month. An official cause of death is pending. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified Vitamin E acetate as a “potential chemical of concern” but has yet to rule out other causes or ingredients. More than 2,000 Americans who vape have gotten sick since March, many of them teenagers and young adults. The CDC says at least 40 people have died.
AUBURN (CBS13) — An Auburn domestic violence and robbery suspect was detained in Roseville early Wednesday morning after a reported altercation with his girlfriend. Auburn police say the altercation happened in the area of Sacramento Street and Pacific Avenue Tuesday night around 10 p.m. When officers responded to the scene, they found the female victim alone. The victim reportedly told police her boyfriend, Joseph Guccione, physically assaulted her, used force to prevent her from leaving the car, took her cell phone and left a mark on her while restraining her. Guccione then left the area on foot. Officers in Auburn were unable to locate Guccione and sent out a “Be On The Lookout” to surrounding areas. Around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, Roseville officers detained Guccione. He was picked up by Auburn officers and booked into the Placer County Jail on charges of robbery, domestic violence, and false imprisonment. He is being held on $125,000 bail.
ELK GROVE (CBS13) — Elk Grove police detained a middle school student Wednesday morning for having a pellet gun on a school bus. According to the district, approximately 60 middle and high school students were on the bus when the driver was informed a student was in possession and had brandished a pellet gun on the bus. The driver immediately alerted law enforcement and officers were able to contact and detain the student who was in possession of the pellet gun safely. A district spokesperson said, “appropriate action has been taken” in regard to the student who was detained. The child is a student at T.R. Smedberg Middle School. No one was injured in the incident and the remaining students on the bus were taken to school safely. The district said, “weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited at any school or on any school property and we are thankful that no one was injured.”
Nineteen Chihuahuas rescued from a Riverbank apartment are now at a shelter and ready for adoption.
A 9-year-old boy who was reported missing Wednesday was found safe.
Three former staff members of a now-closed El Dorado Hills school have been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of a teenager with special needs.
Some animated Disney classics featured on the newly launched streaming service Disney+ come with a warning of “outdated cultural depictions” in movie descriptions.
An Orinda house that was the site of a Halloween party shooting that left five people dead was being advertised online for large parties, a San Francisco Bay Area newspaper reports.
Dustin Maria was sworn in Tuesday by Tehama County Sheriff Dave Hencratt as a new sheriff’s sergeant, filling a recent vacancy. Maria began working for the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office as a reserve deputy sheriff in April 2012. He promoted to deputy sheriff in August 2013. Prior to being hired Maria served 7 years in the Sheriff’s Explorer program. After being hired in 2012, he served as the department’s Explorer advisor for 7 years. Maria is an Emergency Medical Technician who has assisted teaching in the Shasta College Emergency Medical Technician program. He is one of the department’s first aid and CPR instructors. Maria is a rated airplane and commercial helicopter pilot. He is an avid aviator, who spends much of his free time flying.
SAN FRANCISCO — The best Giants teams of the 2010s were built on pitching and defense. That worked on the field, but it’s not the strategy they hoped to use when introducing a new manager at a press conference. When Gabe Kapler was chosen to succeed Bruce Bochy, the organization had no choice. Kapler’s arrival at Oracle Park on Wednesday allowed the Giants to do some pitching, but they spent most of the day playing defense. “Yes, I feel like I’m in a little bit of a hole and yes, that means something to me,” Kapler said. Kapler, who was fired in October after two seasons as the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, admitted it’s frustrating his hire has been met with widespread opposition from Giants fans. Social media is an echo chamber and many of the Giants’ most valued season-ticket holders choose not to voice their opinions online, but fans who do participate –both paying customers and casual supporters– are practically united in their opposition to Kapler. The reasons are varied. Some wonder why the Giants selected a candidate who failed to produce a…
If you are a regular reader of our garden club articles, you may recall that I am working on an alphabet book of gardening topics when my author turn comes around. So now I am all the way to “W.” The end is in sight, coming in 2020. The first place I lived in California was in Dairyville. A lovely wisteria plant twined around in a flower bed near the kitchen window. When we moved in to Red Bluff, we planted a wisteria along a fence line as we had enjoyed the fragrant and graceful vine, but knew nothing else about it. Wisteria is part of the legume family, Fabaceae. They are strong, aggressive plants, growing 25-30 feet or more, with some varieties up to 50 feet in length. It is important that you choose a good, sturdy spot to plant wisteria. They will like a fence, trellis, pergola, or similar structure to grow on. Do not plant too near your house or garage as the vines can easily twine into small spaces. Wisteria grows in Zones 5-9. It likes full sun, fertile, moist, and…
SANTA CLARA — Marquise Goodwin is “praying for the best” now that former 49ers teammate Colin Kaepernick can work out in front of an NFL-arranged audience Saturday in Atlanta. “That’s dope, man. That’s cool,” Goodwin said Wednesday at his locker. “I know for sure he wants to play ball.” Kaepernick’s last play in the NFL came way back in the 2016 49ers’ season finale, and his final snap resulted in a 9-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Celek, with 5:42 remaining in a 25-23 home loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Marquise Goodwin #11 of the San Francisco 49ers stands on the sidelines during their preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Levi’s Stadium on August 30, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Kaepernick turned 32 on Nov. 3, and he settled a lawsuit in February after claiming NFL teams colluded to keep him out of the league based on his social-equality activism. He went 28-30 as the 49ers’ starting quarterback from November 2012 through the 2016 season, plus a 4-2 playoff record that included a Super Bowl XLVII defeat to Baltimore…
After paying the price against Russell Wilson, the 49ers now have to again deal with the poor man’s Russell Wilson in Arizona’s Kyler Murray. While Murray isn’t playing at an MVP-caliber level like Wilson, who handed the 49ers a stinging loss Monday night, the Cardinals’ quarterback has already given San Francisco the same kind of trouble the Seahawks’ star has. That’s not a shock considering the quarterbacks share a few similarities. Both are under six feet tall and are equally adept with their feet and their arms. Both also happened to turn down professional baseball careers in order to drive NFL defenders crazy. Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians, whose team outlasted Murray’s Cardinals 30-27 Sunday, certainly sees a striking resemblance between the quarterbacks. “Reminiscent of a young Russell Wilson, but faster,” Arians told NBC Sports’ Peter King. “He’s so dangerous coming out of the pocket. Very, very impressed with him.” And, although Murray doesn’t have a win to show for it like Wilson, some may argue he’s performed even better against the 49ers’ vaunted defense this season than Wilson. For comparison’s sake, Wilson went 24-of-34…
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The community received the gift of plants, garden décor and unmatched knowledge when The Greenery Nursery opened its doors 50 years ago, and the horticulture haven is still thriving a half-century later.