Leatherback Sea Turtles Are Dying, California Puts New Protections In Place

SACRAMENTO (CBS13/AP) – Over the past three decades, the population of leatherback sea turtles in California has declined each year from 178 to just 50, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. Leatherback sea turtles are the world’s largest turtle species weighing an average of 1,000 pounds. They have been on the federal endangered species list since 1973, with a 5.6% decrease in population each year. Recently, scientists have discovered how crucial California is to their survival, according to Catherine Kilduff, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. This subpopulation of sea turtles hatches on beaches in Indonesia. Once fully grown, they swim nearly 6,000 miles to eat jellyfish off the California coast. California is essential to their survival. The California Fish and Game Commission, located in Downtown Sacramento, voted Thursday to add the turtles under the state’s Endangered Species Act. Adding turtles to California’s endangered species list will make them a conservation priority for state agencies. It will also increase the state’s cooperation with federal agencies to protect the sea turtle population. “Leatherbacks that forage for jellyfish off the California coast will now…

Popular Safari Park Stripped Of Accreditation

SANTA ROSA (AP) — A popular wildlife preserve in the San Francisco Bay Area has been stripped of accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums over concerns about the facility’s care for animals. The association announced this week that it would deny its “gold standard” accreditation to Santa Rosa’s Safari West. The association’s commission noted “serious concerns with veterinary practices and care, and acquisition and disposition of animals.” Safari West is appealing the decision. Executive director Keo Hornbostel says its operations remain largely unchanged in the decades since it first received accreditation. Hornbostel maintains there has been no compromising of vet care. (© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Firefighter Contain Structure Fire In Sacramento With Two Burn Victims

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Two people were burned in a structure fire on 41st Street, the Sacramento Fire Department said Friday night. Firefighters said the building was a multi-story residential structure that suffered damage. Incident final: Residential building with multiple floors suffered fire damage and 2 victims were reported with burn injuries. Extent of injuries is unknown. The cause is under investigation. pic.twitter.com/2yS3DfHX4p — Sacramento Fire Department (@SacFirePIO) October 16, 2021 The severity of the injuries is unknown at this time, but the victims were provided medical care. The fire department said the fire has been contained. The cause remains under investigation. This is a developing story.

Structure, Multiple Vehicles Catch Fire In Rio Linda

RIO LINDA (CBS13) — Crews battled a structure fire in Rio Linda Friday afternoon. According to the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, the blaze was reported shortly after 4:30 p.m. in the area of Elkhorn Boulevard and 26th Street and was upgraded to two alarms. The building was described as a commercial structure and multiple vehicles were on fire, officials said. Firefighters knocked down the flames and have contained the fire at the site. No injuries have been reported.

Firefighters Respond To Hazmat Incident In Folsom Involving Cement Truck

FOLSOM (CBS13) – The Folsom Fire Department is reporting a hazmat incident involving a cement truck at Iron Point Road and East Bidwell Friday afternoon. According to the fire department, traffic was currently badly impacted in the area. This happened at around 4:49 p.m. Hazmat Incident involving a cement truck at Iron Point Rd and E Bidwell. Traffic impacted. pic.twitter.com/vofXOTQ1K1 — Folsom Fire Department (@FolsomFire) October 15, 2021 Not much regarding the incident has been released at this point. This is a developing story.

Raising Cane’s Now Hiring For New Stockton Location Set To Open In December

STOCKTON (CBS13) — Stockton is getting a Raising Cane’s restaurant. The Louisiana-based fast-food chain known for its chicken fingers has been expanding into Northern California. It has previously announced plans to open locations in Roseville and Sacramento in the Natomas area. On Friday, the restaurant chain also announced that it has started hiring for a new location in Stockton as well. They’re seeking to hire over 200 crew members, the chain said. The Stockton Raising Cane’s location will be along Pacific Avenue across from San Joaquin Delta College. It is set to open on Dec. 1. People interested in a job can head to the following website to apply: https://WorkAtCanes.com.

Trader Joe’s New Rocklin Store Set To Open Next Friday

ROCKLIN (CBS13) — Trader Joe’s newest location is set to open in a week. The new 10,200 square-foot store will be located along Rocklin Commons Drive, just off of Interstate 80, in Rocklin. It will be the first new Trader Joe’s store to open in the Sacramento metro area in over 10 years, the company says. Like all Trader Joe’s locations, colorful artwork inspired by local landmarks will adorn the store. Works representing Rocklin Station, Sierra College, Quarry Park and other areas will be featured. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Oct. 22 at 8 a.m.

SportsLine Week 6 AFC West Picks: Chargers, Ravens Game To Feature ‘Two Legitimate MVP Candidates,’ Larry Hartstein Says

(CBS) – As we head into week 6 of the NFL season the AFC West is shaping up exactly as everyone thought. The Kansas City Chiefs coming off back-to-back Super Bowl appearances are currently sitting at the bottom of the division at 2-3, with the Los Angeles Chargers riding high at 4-1. The Las Vegas Raiders and Denver Broncos sit in a two-way tie at 3-2. It’s been the Patrick Mahomes show since #15 took over the starting job in Kansas City, but second-year signal caller Justin Herbert is the one grabbing headlines this season, despite fairly similar stats. Mahomes comes into week 6 with 1,490 passing yards/16 touchdowns/6 picks while Herbert has racked up 1,576 passing yards/13 touchdowns/3 picks. The Raiders and Broncos square off this week with each looking to move two games above .500. Mahomes and the Chiefs will hit the road to take on the Washington Football Team, and the Bolts are headed for a heavyweight match up with the AFC North division-leading Baltimore Ravens. SportsLine‘s Larry Hartstein breaks down AFC West matchups in Week 6. All times listed are Eastern. Kansas…

Thoughtful Wedding Gifts For Every Budget, From $25 To $500

After a pandemic-induced lull on the wedding circuit, many couples are finally feeling safe enough to congregate with family and friends to celebrate their love. People in the business are calling it the “wedding boom.” The happy couple will walk away from the big day with many things: memories, a newly minted marriage and, traditionally, a haul of presents. But what does an out-of-practice wedding guest buy for brides and grooms in these unprecedented times? The couple’s wedding registry is often a good place to start: Many engaged people set up online wish lists on sites like The Knot. But what if your favorite prospective brides and grooms don’t have a registry, or haven’t made one yet? We’re here to help, no matter how much money you want to spend. Fortunately, many traditional wedding gifts are still very much in play in 2021. Housewares and kitchen upgrades are a perennial favorite. So are honeymoon- and travel-related items. We cooked up a list of wedding gift ideas for any budget (and we mean any budget), so you can spend less time shopping and more time basking in…

‘I Can’t Have Hatred Living In My Heart’: Stockton Father Of 5 Shot In Potential Hate Crime Speaks For First Time

STOCKTON (CBS13) — Bobby Gayle Jr. spoke for the first time in a hospital room bed after getting shot outside a Stockton bank last Friday. “I have two bullet holes in my face through my neck, shoulder,” he describes. Bobby thanks his community for their prayers. “I’m so thankful and thank everybody for the support and the love,” he said. “There is a sense of peace,” said Dr. Marlon Gayle, Bobby’s brother. He thanks God that Bobby is alive and the person accused of shooting him while allegedly calling him racial slurs has been caught. We want to warn you surveillance video of the violent attack is disturbing. In the video, you can see Bobby walk away with his hands up begging the suspect, who police identified as 31-year-old Michael Hayes, not to shoot. “It’s like a thief you know, it’s like he tried to come and steal something or to rob something from our family from our lives,” Dr. Marlon said. Police initially called the shooting a possible hate crime but as of now, the suspect has been booked for attempted homicide, assault with a…

Supply Chain Issues Seep Into Sacramento-Area Small Businesses

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The ports in Southern California are now moving 24/7, but small businesses in the Sacramento area say it’s too little, too late. The region is seeing epic port congestion, supply shortages, a serious lack of truck drivers, and a price hike for both businesses and the consumer. “A lot of business owners like myself don’t have the luxury of time,” said Akash Lal, the owner of the Union Hotel in Old Sacramento. He’s trying to open a new activity-packed space, including a miniature golf course and bar. But with supply chain shortages, everything is on backorder. “All these construction plans are delayed and it all comes to a cost of whoever is building that project,” he said. It’s trickling down to ice cream shops. “There was a vanilla shortage, a cookies and cream shortage,” said Inn Su Suh, manager at Old Sacramento Cafe. It’s also impacting toy stores. “Especially seasonal merchandise like Halloween and Christmas. It’s still on boats,” said Troy Carlson, of G. Willikers Toy Emporium. The supply chain nightmare is jacking up prices for consumers and seeping into small business…

Pregant Woman Among 4 People In Critical Condition After Wilton Plane Crash

WILTON (CBS13) – Four people have suffered major injuries after their plane crashed in the Sacramento County town of Wilton. The incident happened in the area of Alta Mesa and Blake roads, east of Elk Grove. The plane was reportedly a small cargo plane. Four people, a man a pregnant woman, and two teens were injured in the crash and have been transported to local hospitals in critical condition, according to the Sacramento Metro Fire Department. One of the first people to witness the crash stopped their truck, got out a fire extinguisher, and helped the passengers to safety. #Breaking #WiltonPlaneCrash one of first Good Samaritans to crash was a citizen who hopped out of truck with a fire extinguisher and helped 4 to safety. He says pregant woman, man, and two teens were onboard. All taken to hospital. pic.twitter.com/S6Vdqnptrj — stevelarge (@largesteven) October 15, 2021 #Breaking plane crash in Wilton. We are right on the crash scene. 4 people transported with injuries. pic.twitter.com/al3dyA3DVJ — stevelarge (@largesteven) October 15, 2021 An FAA spokesperson says they currently don’t know the make or model of the plane.…

Rose McIver And Utkarsh Ambudkar Talk ‘Ghosts’ On CBS: ‘We Got A Hit Baby!’

(CBS) – Last week saw the big premiere of Ghosts on CBS. Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar star in this American adaptation of the hit British series where Samantha (McIver) and Jay (Ambudkar) throw caution to the wind when they convert their recently inherited country estate into a bed-and-breakfast. Not only is the place falling apart, but it’s also inhabited by spirits of previous residents — whom only Samantha can see and hear. CBS’ Matt Weiss spoke to McIver and Ambudkar about tonight’s new episode, their favorite co-stars and their early impression of the show (spoiler, it’s a hit). MW- hey there Rose, Utkarsh! Congratulations on episode one last week finally hitting the air waves in America but of course this is actually an adaptation of the British program by the same name. Were either of you familiar with the original? RM- I didn’t know about the original until I saw it after we had already booked Ghosts, but once I did, I was like this thing is brilliant. It’s really no wonder it’s a huge success and they deserve so much credit. We’re just excited…

Family Leaves California For Texas After Living Through Thomas And Caldor Fires

GRIZZLY FLATS (CBS13) — The decision to rebuild after a wildfire is deeply personal. The process can be long – and, if you have school-aged children, that decision is even harder because their community is gone. “Everything is gone up there,” said Carol Hill. She and her husband have been living at a Folsom hotel since their house in Grizzly Flats burned to the ground. “I haven’t been up there. I don’t want to go back there,” Hill said. In late August, we met them at an evacuation center. They were temporarily staying in an RV someone loaned them until they could get back on their feet. “So far no luck,” she said. The path to a new home has been winding. The insurance company found an apartment for them, but it was too small. “I’ve got a big dog and a little dog, and I have a son that lives with us,” Hill said. Insurance proceeds will help pay for a new home. “But the market, as it is right now, makes it tight,” she said. Hill and her husband want to stay close…

County Marks 9,000th COVID-19 Case

Public Health confirmed 20 new COVID-19 cases today, pushing Humboldt County past a total of 9,000 cases, while also confirming a new hospitalization. The new cases come after laboratories processed 168 samples with a test-positivity rate of 11.9 percent. After recording a test-positivity rate of 10.1 percent in July — the highest for any month since the pandemic began — the rate in Humboldt County jumped to 15.9 percent in August and 15.2 percent in September. Through the first 13 days of October, it stands at 13.9 percent. A state database shows 19 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 locally, with four under intensive care. The local hospital census peaked Sept. 3 with 42 COVID-19 patients. According to the county’s dashboard, 58 percent of the local population is now fully vaccinated, with nearly 72 percent of those 12 and older having received at least one dose. Since Oct. 6, 886 additional vaccine doses have been administered locally with 548 additional residents becoming fully vaccinated. Public Health reported last week that the seven-day average of new cases confirmed per 100,000 residents showed that while fully vaccinated residents accounted for…

Humboldt Residents Could See a Change in Representation Under Draft Redistricting Maps

Humboldt County residents’ representation on the board of supervisors, in Congress and in the state Legislature is on the line as two commissions look at redrawing boundaries of those districts. The process happens ever 10 years after the federal government publishes census data to ensure the populations of the districts are evenly distributed. The last go-around on the Congressional side placed Humboldt out of longtime Representative Mike Thompson’s turf and Jared Huffman, then a termed-out member of the state Assembly, easily won the election for the redrawn Second District, which includes Humboldt, Mendocino and Marin counties, which he has represented to date. Now the California Citizens Redistricting Committee is once again looking at shaking things up when it comes to who speaks for Humboldt on the state and federal levels. At its meeting tomorrow, the commission is slated to discuss and review boundary opinions, some of which move the county out of Huffman’s district, as well as those of state Sen. Mike McGuire and state Assemblymember Jim Wood by connecting Humboldt with counties to its east rather than those south along the coast. View tomorrow’s…

Huffman, Ocasio-Cortez Hosting Town Hall on ‘Build Back Better’

North Coast Representative Jared Huffman will join fellow Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York at a virtual townhall on Friday afternoon with a focus on the “Build Back Better” plan now before Congress. The $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill would also provide for social services, including free childcare, and add dental coverage to Medicare, as well as invest in clean energy as a measure to fight climate change. The town hall is scheduled for 2:30 p.m (PST) and particpants can ask questions via Zoom or Facebook video in the comment section. Questions can also be sent ahead of time to huffmanQandA@mail.house.gov or call 415-258-9657 with your name, neighborhood and question. Read the release from Huffman’s office below: On Friday, October 15 at 2:30pm PT, Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) will be holding a virtual Town Hall. During the event, the congressmembers will discuss their efforts to help the country and the President build back better by making necessary investments in the nation’s physical and social infrastructure. Both Rep. Huffman and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez are members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Participants are encouraged to…

Woman Burned By Hot Coffee Sues Dunkin’ Store Owner, Says ‘Cruel’ Employees Mocked Her

BROCKTON, Mass. (CBS Boston) — A woman burned by “scalding” hot coffee at a Massachusetts Dunkin’ location is suing the local owner of the store and two employees who allegedly mocked her injuries. Angela Barbosa filed the lawsuit in Plymouth Superior Court earlier in October. She said she was in the passenger’s seat of her sister’s car in June of 2020 when they pulled up to the Dunkin’ drive-thru at night and ordered three hot coffees. She claims an employee handed her sister coffee cups that were not placed firmly in a tray, and that the hot drinks were not properly capped. They came loose and tipped over onto Barbosa, burning her legs and buttocks. “Screaming in pain, the Plaintiff was forced to rip off her leggings in the parking lot, exposing herself in full view of the Dunkin Donuts employees,” the lawsuit states. “Seeing this, the employees were pointing, laughing, and mocking the plaintiff.” The coffee spill resulted in serious burns and nerve damage, the lawsuit states, as well as permanent scars. Barbosa is suing for negligence and emotional distress. “The defendants’ actions were extreme and outrageous,…