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STOCKTON (CBS13) — There’s now a $10,000 reward for information on a hit-and-run driver who killed a Stockton grandmother while she was walking to church. Trinidad Cornelio, 71, was trying to cross West Benjamin Holt Drive on Thursday night when a driver hit her and just kept going. MORE: Stockton Family Of Grandmother Who Was Killed Walking To Church Pushes For Greater Traffic Safety Cornelio’s family says she was heading to Presentation Catholic Church for mass and to honor her late mother’s birthday. The family and authorities are asking anyone with relevant information of the fatal hit-and-run to please come forward.
SACRAMENTO (CBS 13) — If you could buy the street in front of your house for Christmas, what would you do with it? People in one Sacramento neighborhood are asking this odd question after a mailing address mixup. Unpaid property taxes led to a public auction announcement that was never supposed to happen. “We all thought this was a city street because there’s city dumpsters and everything,” said Mark Duchesne, who was surprised to hear the street he lives on is up for sale. More than 30 homes line Brunnet Lane in Sacramento’s Natomas neighborhood and it has a green sign just like any other street in the city. “How could the street be for sale? I’ll buy this street,” Duchesne said. County records show Brunnet Lane is actually privately owned by the Riverdale North Community Association and they’ve only paid their annual property tax bill once in the last six years. “I’ve never thought of a street being owned by anybody,” said Michelle Hubbard, also a resident of Brunnet Lane. So what happens if property tax is not paid? The county can seize the property…
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a $13.5 billion settlement that Pacific Gas and Electric struck just last week with thousands of people who lost homes, businesses and family members in a series of devastating fires that drove the nation’s largest utility into bankruptcy. The decision announced Friday in a five-page letter to PG&E CEO William D. Johnson marks a major setback in the utility’s race to meet a June 30 deadline to emerge from bankruptcy protection. The San Francisco-based company needs to pull a deal off to be able to draw from a special fund created by Newsom and state lawmakers to help insulate utilities if their equipment sparks other catastrophic fires. The risks have escalated during the past few years amid dry, windy conditions that have become more severe in a changing climate. In his letter, Newsom said the proposed settlement does not achieve the goal of the plan’s most important elements, which are providing safe and reliable power to its customers.
Stockton Mother, Son Arrested In Connection With Human Trafficking Investigation Involving Missing 13-Year-Old Girl
STOCKTON (CBS13) — A mother and son were arrested Friday in connection with a human trafficking investigation involving a missing 13-year-old girl, the Stockton Police Department announced. Montel Armstrong, 18, and his mother Sheila Logan, 39, were located at a residence on the 3200 block of Blue Ridge Circle in Stockton. The victim, who police said was reported as a missing person out of the Bay Area, was located safe and has been placed at Mary Graham Children’s Shelter. Detectives located a handgun and additional evidence at the scene. Stockton PD said Armstrong was arrested for human trafficking, assault with a deadly weapon, terrorist threats, lewd and lascivious acts with a child, and weapons charges. Logan was arrested on charges of human trafficking and child endangerment.
Rain and snow in the Sierra created slowdowns for drivers. Chain controls were in place for the better part of Friday night.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a bankruptcy reorganization plan that Pacific Gas and Electric reached just last week with thousands of wildfire victims, including a $13.5 billion settlement.
Officials are investigating a crash that involved a fire engine Friday, according to the Sacramento Police Department.
Investigators have identified the body of a teen who was found underneath sand near Lake Merced in San Francisco in 1976.
Dramatic footage shows the moment a man who was trying to remove a snake from a well fell back into the water with the animal.
The Turlock City Council voted Tuesday to accept Homeless Emergency Aid Program grant funds for the use in three projects, including one to store homeless individuals’ property in downtown Turlock, which drew the ire of some community members.
A 16-year-old Denair High School student critically injured in a vehicle collision three years ago died early this week.
The Grand Cru is hoping to make downtown Turlock more vibrant, calling on artists far and wide to bring forward their best ideas for a mural on the bar’s blank back wall.
A long-vacant Turlock building will soon see new life, thanks to a Sonora restaurateur who has decided to bring his expertise to the Central Valley.
The state has passed two laws that make it mandatory for businesses to recycle. If you are a business owner, are you in compliance?
CARMICHAEL (CBS13) — A prowler in a Carmichael neighborhood has neighbors on edge after he almost came face to face with a 9-year-old boy taking out the trash. The child’s parents are worried the stranger may have had a gun. Evan Harris, the boy’s father, said his security cameras captured the entire encounter as the man approached his home in Carmichael from the front then headed directly to the backyard. “That’s him coming back, this is him,” Harris said while pointing to the security footage. “When he gets there…back behind the car, then he kinds of moseys on back.” Harris said the encounter happened Thursday evening around 5 p.m. and the stranger spent at least 15 minutes on his property walking around and peering in the windows. It’s when his son went to take out the trash and he looked at the surveillance image the Father realized just how close the encounter was. Detailing the video, Harris said, “This is [my son] taking out the trash and this is [the prowler] coming back at the exact same time, and as [my son] is coming running…