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New Play Delves Into Story Of Sacramento Serial Killer Dorothea Puente

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — She was the sweet grandmother who became the black widow of Sacramento. Dorothea Puente, the sweet-faced senior who drugged and murdered her elderly and disabled tenants, then buried them in her backyard and cashed their social security checks, is the subject of a new play called ‘Dorothea Puente Tells All.’ It’s a story that’s now taking center stage at the Wilkerson Theatre. Puente died behind bars in 2011, but the story lives on through this new play. Director Megan Cooper explained the premise: “She brings a bunch of strangers, hoping their voices will go out into the world and plead her case, but as she is telling the story the characters start turning against her.” Over the years, Puente gained a reputation for being a philanthropist, donating the stolen money to charities and hob-knobbing with elected officials before a social worker exposed her crimes. She was convicted of killing several tenants and suspected of numerous other murders. “What really fascinated us, especially in this day and age, is the exploration behind the psychology behind a toxic narcissist,” she said. READ ALSO: Woman Living…

Space Force Logo Tweeted By Trump Bears Uncanny Resemblance To ‘Star Trek’ Insignia

(CNN) — President Donald Trump unveiled the new US Space Force logo on Friday — which seems to boldly go where one logo has gone before. Trump posted an image on Twitter of the insignia for the newest branch of the US military, drawing immediate comparisons of the new logo to the “Star Trek” Starfleet Starship duty insignia. The logo is also similar to the insignia of the Air Force Space Command, which was the precursor to the Space Force, hosting 16,000 active duty airmen and civilians. “After consultation with our Great Military Leaders, designers, and others, I am pleased to present the new logo for the United States Space Force, the Sixth Branch of our Magnificent Military!” the 45th President tweeted. A Space Force spokesperson said in a statement that the seal unveiled by Trump is, in fact, the new official logo. “The US Space Force seal honors the Department of the Air Force’s proud history and long-standing record of providing the best space capabilities in the world,” the spokesperson said. “The delta symbol, the central design element in the seal, was first used as early as 1942 by the…

America’s Melting Pot: Stocktonians Agree With Most Diverse Title

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — What makes a city stand out? A recent report by U.S. News says Stockton takes the cake when it comes to a variety of cultures and named it the most diverse city in the country. “If you walk these streets and really just talk to someone – they’ll let you know,” said Rachel Thompson, a born and raised Stocktonian. Stop anyone on the street in downtown Stockton, each person to meet has a story to tell. “I moved to Boston for three and a half years,” said Heather Anderson, who works in the downtown area. “Even then I was like – I’m from the middle of California.” The city in the heart of the Central Valley boasts more than 300,000 people where no two people are the same, with evidence to back it up. What settles the score are the odds that if you picked two people at random in the city, they’d be of different cultures. It’s how U.S. News did the math to pick what city is the most diverse nationwide. READ: Military Explosives Found In Stockton Home That Caused Neighborhood…

Red Bluff boys edge out Enterprise at home, 2-1

RED BLUFF — The Red Bluff boys soccer team got a goal in the 75th minute Friday night to pull out a 2-1 win at home over Enterprise. The Spartans controlled the tempo most of the game but found few clear shots in the first half. Red Bluff’s Francisco Atias and Edgar Maldonado try to get to the ball Friday night after it was deflected by Enterprise keeper Alek Silva. (Chip Thompson — Daily News) Roberto Lopez had a shot in the sixth minute but it went wide right. Bryce Stephenson had a penalty kick in the 19th minute that was saved by Hornets keeper Alek Silva. William Hernandez had a header off a corner in the 22nd minute that went over the crossbar and a shot in the 25th minute that was deflected and saved. Edgar Maldonado had a header off a corner, but it sailed high. Abel Gonzalez had a shot from the top of the box in the 38th minute, but Silva made the save. Francisco Atias had a penalty kick in the 39th minute that was deflected by Caleb Ramirez, but…

Mike Fiers goes silent on Astros sign-stealing investigation, A’s voice support

OAKLAND — Mike Fiers blew the whistle on the Houston Astros’ sign stealing practices, explaining the monitor-fed, trash-can banging scheme to The Athletic back in November. Fiers has nothing left to say on the matter. It’ll be baseball questions only moving forward. “I appreciate the question, I’m just not talking about that right now,” Fiers said to a media scrum on Friday in Oakland. “I’ll talk about baseball and my team moving forward, but right now I just want to focus on this team and not the past.” Reporters posed a few more angles, different kinds of questions on the matter, but Fiers kept to his statement. Fiers doesn’t want to distract from the team with this matter anymore. Still, Fiers’ words gave credence to contentious murmurs of an unfair advantage in Houston. His words prompted Major League Baseball’s investigation, which found the players and team officials guilty of using technology to steal signs. It led to the suspensions and firings of two Astros officials — manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Lunhow. It also led to former Astros bench coach Alex Cora’s departure…

Top dog goes for $16K at Red Bluff Stock Dog Sale

RED BLUFF — Attendees started pouring in an hour before the Red Bluff Stock Dog Sale Friday, leaving standing room only by about 3 p.m. for the sale where the top dog sold for $16,000. Brian Jacobs comforts GS Frosty in the sales ring on Friday in the Don Smith Pavilion. (Julie Zeeb — Daily News) Consigned by Ryggin Zollman, the top-selling dog, known as Mr. Billy, was the fifth dog to take the ring Friday. The three-and-a-half-year-old Border Collie, who was purchased by a buyer from Alberta Canada, was just $2,000 more than the price of the next highest dog, but was separated from the champion dog by $4,000. BC Bella, the fourth dog up for sale, consigned by Jeff Clausen, sold to Matt White in Middleton, Idaho for $14,000 while the champion dog MISR Cat went for $12,000 to a buyer in Washington. MISR Cat was consigned by Barbara Jacobs and shown Friday by Brian Jacobs. Brian Jacobs returned to the ring for the third dog, who was tied for second place following the third round of demonstrations. GS Frosty sold for $4,000…

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