Driver Charged With DUI After Crashing Into Sacramento Hospital

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A driver accidentally sent their vehicle crashing into a building in Sacramento on Saturday night. The incident happened at Heritage Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, which is at 4250 Auburn Boulevard. The Sacramento Police Department says that officers detained a person at the scene who was later charged with driving under the influence. No injuries were reported.

Toyota Recalls Its First Mainstream Electric Car Because The Wheels Can Fall Off

(CNN) — Toyota has issued recalls for its first mainstream electric car and one of its full-sized pickup trucks for problems in which nuts or bolts could loosen and wheels or axles can become disconnected. Toyota warned owners of BZ4X electric SUVs to stop driving them because the wheels might fall off. The SUVs only recently went on sale in the United States and the warning and recall announced by Toyota Motor Sales USA on Thursday applies to all approximately 260 BZ4X SUVs that have been delivered to customers so far. BZ4X owners should stop driving the vehicles immediately, according to Toyota’s announcement. Bolts that hold the wheels on can loosen after even a relatively small number of miles on the road, allowing the wheels to detach. Toyota is still investigating why this can happen and under what sorts of conditions. Toyota doesn’t know, yet, how to fix the issue, the automaker said. Until a remedy has been figured out, Toyota dealers will pick up customers’ BZ4Xs and bring them to the dealership and provide free loaner vehicles in the meantime, Toyota said. The Toyota

Gov. Newsom, California Lawmakers Near Deal On Gas Tax Rebate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Most California taxpayers would get hundreds of dollars in cash to help offset the high price of fuel and other goods under a tentative budget compromise being discussed by legislative leaders and Gov. Gavin Newsom. The plan would return a portion of California’s record-setting $97 billion budget surplus to taxpayers — but the money would only go to people who made below a certain income level. Newsom and legislative leaders were still negotiating the state budget on Friday, with talks scheduled to extend into the weekend. While both sides had agreed to a framework for rebates, the overall numbers could change as other parts of the budget are finalized. But in general, the less money people make in a year, the more money they would get from the state. The current proposal would return about $9.5 billion to taxpayers. Single people who make less than $75,000 per year and couples who make less than $150,000 per year would get $350 per taxpayer, plus an extra $350 for each dependent. That means a married couple earning $100,000 per year with one child

Woman Dies From Shooting At Natomas Truck Stop, Gunman Was Employee

NATOMAS (CBS13) — Friday afternoon a woman was killed in a shooting at a truck stop off of El Centro Road in Natomas, said the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. When deputies arrived, the woman was shot inside of a local business and was lying on the floor. Metro Fire arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead hours later. While it is unclear what led to the incident, it is believed that the victim and suspect knew each other. The suspect is also believed to be an employee of the business where the crime occurred. The identity of the victim has not been released but will be by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office after identification and notification of next of kin.

Roe V. Wade Demonstrations Being Held In Downtown Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS13/CNN) – Police closed streets in downtown Sacramento near the capitol in preparation for demonstrations that come on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. A vigil, which CBS13 is told will include a protest and rally, is happening at the capitol. The closures due to that event are being done by police on a proactive basis. Police have traffic cones positioned in the area and officers urge drivers to avoid the area. Road Closure: N Street and 10th Street will be closed for the time being in anticipation of a peaceful demonstration in the area. Please use alternate routes. pic.twitter.com/igQI1r2SNI — Sacramento Police (@SacPolice) June 24, 2022 A second demonstration is happening at the Matsui Federal Courthouse. Roe v Wade demonstrations already underway here at the Matsui Federal Courthouse. Live on @CBSSacramento at 6 pm tonight with more. pic.twitter.com/47TBe3pCya — Andrew G. Haubner (@A_G_Haubner) June 25, 2022 After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, holding that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion, protesters and supporters of the ruling gathered at the

Crews Contain Fire Near Sheridan, Evacuations Lifted

5:36 p.m. UPDATE: The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says that all mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted for the area of Ranch House Road and voluntary evacuations along Camp Far West to 10th Street are no longer in effect. Firefighting crews have gained control over the fire. EARLIER UPDATE: SHERIDAN (CBS13) – Evacuations are underway in Placer County due to two spot fires. The forward progress of one of the fires was stopped at around 25 acres. The second fire has grown to about 30 acres, CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit reports. Mandatory evacuations have been ordered along Ranch House Road in the town of Sheridan, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office tweeted. The area of Camp Far West to Ranch House Road is also under an evacuation warning. No structures are being threatened. This is a developing story.

Firefighters Contain 3-Alarm Fire That Threatened Homes In Suisun City

SUISUN CITY (CBS13) – Authorities are investigating a series of fires in Suisun City that appear to have started within a short time from each other. Suisun City Fire says they were battling two smaller suspicious fires along Sunset Avenue on Friday when a third, more rapidly spreading blaze also started along Sunset Avenue. The third fire quickly prompted a three-alarm response, with homes being threatened on Silk Oak Drive. Firefighters were able to stop the spread of the flames before any homes were damaged, but mop-up work will be ongoing. Exactly what started the fires is under investigation.

Arrests Made In Separate Violent Assaults At El Pescadero Park In Tracy

TRACY (CBS13) — Two arrests were made this week in connection to two separate violent assaults that occurred just weeks apart at the same Tracy park. Aaron James Mears, 28, was arrested Tuesday as the suspect in a June 2 assault at El Pescadero Park that left a man in critical condition, the Tracy Police Department said. The victim in that assault was a 43-year-old Tracy resident who was hospitalized for several days but has since been released. Mears was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on an attempted murder charge. On Wednesday, Tracy police announced the arrest of Deandre Goodman, 27, in connection to an assault that happened Monday at the same park that left a 32-year-old Tracy resident in critical condition. That victim remains hospitalized. Goodman was also booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on an attempted murder charge. He was located at a Motel 6 in the city and was found to have stayed in multiple unregistered rooms at the motel, police said. As a result of that, more than 40 rooms were covered under a search warrant. Several people

Placerville Father Accused Of Killing 11-Year-Old Son Roman Lopez Now Faces Child Porn Charges

PLACERVILLE (CBS13) — Jordan Piper, the Placerville father accused of killing his 11-year-old son Roman Lopez more than two years ago, is now facing child pornography charges. A criminal complaint filed on Tuesday reveals federal agents found more than 400 nude photos of an underage girl on Piper’s phone. The document also claims Piper placed a GoPro camera behind a wall outlet in the bathroom of a rental home in Groveland. Federal agents say many of the videos found on the camera were of an underage girl bathing. Piper was arrested in February 2021, more than a year after the body of his Lopez was found in the basement of the family’s Placerville home. Lopez’s stepmom, Lindsay piper, was also arrested. The Pipers have both been charged with murder. Jordan Piper has pleaded not guilty. Lindsay Piper entered a no-contest plea last month for her second-degree murder charge after having initially pleaded not guilty last November. The stepmother’s plea change means she faces 15 years to life for second-degree murder.

Multiple Agencies Investigating Boat Fire On Sacramento River

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Multiple state and local agencies are investigating a boat fire that raged on for hours on the Sacramento River Monday evening. A plume of smoke could be seen for miles as the 85-foot privately owned boat burned in the river under the I-80 bridge connecting Natomas and West Sacramento. The Sacramento Fire Department drafted water from the river to fight the flames as people pulled up wondering what happened. “It could be a lot of things. Hope it doesn’t burn nobody’s house down,” one resident in the area said. “It could be really bad right here.” Crews worked into the night dousing the fire and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office was brought in as the California Department of Fish and Wildlife set up oil spill response equipment. “Our goal, our mission is to remove the petroleum threat and not have wildlife impacts,” an official from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill and Prevention said. “Get everything off of there, from fuel to batteries to any kind of hazardous materials. We want them out of there so they don’t

Woman Attacked By Bear That Got Into North Lake Tahoe Home While She Was Taking Out The Trash

TAHOE CITY (CBS13) – Authorities are warning residents and visitors to not get complacent about wildlife after a broad daylight bear attack in North Lake Tahoe last week. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says, on June 16, a woman living along the 3100 block of North Lake Tahoe Boulevard took out the trash and left their front door open. That’s all the time it took for a bear to get inside the home, however. The next thing the resident knew, they were face-to-face with a bear. It was then that the bear scratched the resident’s face and knocked them to the ground. Deputies say the resident called 911 after getting away from the bear. First responders soon found the bear up in a tree near the home. A California Department of Fish and Wildlife unit was able to take the bear. The sheriff’s office says they don’t know the current condition of the resident who was attacked.

Donald Scott Collins: 1935 – 2022

Donald Scott Collins, was born in Monrovia, California on February 24, 1935 to Abraham Lincoln Collins and Sara (Sally) McIntire. Scott, as he was known to his family and friends, will always be remembered as one of the most generous, and forgiving men to those who really knew him. Those who also knew him will always chuckle when they think of his sense of humor, his laugh and his stubbornness. Our dad loved to tell stories of his childhood growing up in Whittier, California, surrounded by avocado orchards and filled with family adventures with his three younger siblings, Mary (known to family as Marny because he couldn’t pronounce Mary at a young age), Karen, and Lee. Scott joined the Air Force at the age of 21. He had one short marriage which gave him his first daughter, Sherry, and ended during his first enlistment. Eventually the Air Force brought him to San Jose where, attending the Salvation Army church with a friend, he met his best friend and the woman he would be married to for the rest of his life, a young Dutch woman

Humboldt Marks 149th COVID Death, Newly Approved Vaccine for Young Children Now Available

Humboldt County Public Health reported today that the county has confirmed another COVID-19 deaths since its last report June 15, a resident in their 60s. Four new hospitalizations were also reported  but, according to a state database, 12 people are currently hospitalized with the virus locally, including two under intensive care. The death reported today is the 149th in Humboldt County since the pandemic began. “An additional 289 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 were reported as well as 254 new probable cases for the period between Tuesday, June 14, and Tuesday, June 21,” the release states. Public Health also noted that the recently approved COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 and older is now available in Humboldt County. “Parents and caregivers are encouraged to contact their child’s pediatrician or health care provider,” the release states. “The vaccines are not being administered through Public Health vaccine clinics at this time, pharmacies are not authorized to vaccinate children ages 2 and under. Visit vaccinateall58.com for additional info.” Find the full public health press release, which includes a schedule of upcoming vaccination clinics, click here. …

Steel (Guitar) Yourselves: Folk Fest is Back!

The Humboldt Folklife Society announced today that the Humboldt Folklife Festival is returning for the first time in three years with the (pre-COVID, traditionally annual) event slated for July 14-16, 2022, at the Dell’Arte Amphitheater in Blue Lake. The event brings back attendee favorites: an evening outdoor show on Thursday, July 14, a Barn Dance on Friday, July 15 and the All Day Free Festival on Saturday, July 16. Mark your calendars: Tickets are available July 1 at humboldtfolklife-night1.brownpapertickets.com. For more on this year’s fest and the upcoming Buddy Brown Blues Festival, read the press release below. Arcata, CA– Humboldt Folklife Society invites the public to the Humboldt Folklife Festival, scheduled for July 14-16, 2022, Thursday-Saturday, at Dell’Arte Amphitheater in Blue Lake. All events are 100% outdoors, weather permitting. · Thursday July 14, Outdoor show 6-10 PM with Huckleberry Flint, Canary & the Vamp, Bayou Swamis, and The Starhoppers · Friday July 15, Barn Dance on the Street 4-6 PM with Lyndsey Battle caller, and Cider Mill Creek playing. Barn dance is free and open to all ages and skill levels. Outdoor show 6-10 PM

VIDEO: 3 Cars Damaged In Fire At Sacramento Parking Lot

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Several cars were damaged after a fire in a Sacramento parking lot Wednesday morning. The scene was along Alhambra Boulevard, near L Street. Incident info: Just before 8am a vehicle fire occurred on Alhambra Blvd near L Street. No injuries reported and it’s been undetermined exactly how the fire began. pic.twitter.com/QYIIrm2GLf — Sacramento Fire Department (@SacFirePIO) June 22, 2022 Sacramento Fire says crews responded just before 8 a.m. and found a car quickly going up in smoke. Firefighters quickly went to work and put out the flames. No injuries were reported, but firefighters say a total of three vehicles were damaged. Exactly how the fire started is under investigation.

Sacramento City Councilman Sean Loloee Responds To Report He Doesn’t Live In District He Represents

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento City Councilman Sean Loloee is defending his post after allegations he doesn’t live in the district he represents. He addressed the claims at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. “The city of Sacramento has documented and verified my residence and I will continue to proudly represent the people of District 2,” he said. That statement comes after a Sacramento Bee report that says Loloee does not live in north Sacramento where he’s registered to vote. Instead, the paper said he lives in his wife’s million-dollar home in Granite Bay and was even sworn in there. Loloee said the report does not “represent the full picture” of his life. In a statement, Mayor Darrell Steinberg said: “Councilmember Loloee has agreed to provide me, the city manager and the city attorney with a report clarifying the facts of his residency, including the chronology of where he has resided since being sworn in.”

Sacramento Republic FC Upsets LA Galaxy On The Road To Advance To Club’s First-Ever US Open Cup Semi-Final

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento Republic FC took down another MLS team as they beat the L.A. Galaxy 2-1 on the road in the 2022 U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal match Tuesday night. Rodrigo Lopez and Luis Felipe each scored in the 4th and 70th minutes. The lone Galaxy score was a Republic own-goal off an L.A. corner kick. With the win, Republic FC will play in the semi-finals of the tournament for the first time ever. The club will also be the first non-MLS team to reach the semi-finals since 2017. HOW WE FEELING, SACRAMENTO?! pic.twitter.com/VIR0m9aIhk — Republic FC (@SacRepublicFC) June 22, 2022 Sacramento is awaiting the winner of Sporting Kansas City and Union Omaha who face off in a quarterfinal match Wednesday night. To reach this quarterfinal match, Republic FC, the lone remaining United Soccer League squad in the tournament, took down the San Jose Earthquakes a month ago 2-0. It was a win the team believed could re-spark MLS talks

Man Drowns At Rattlesnake Bar In North Fork Of American River

PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — A man drowned at the Rattlesnake Bar area of the upper American River Tuesday afternoon, officials confirmed. California State Parks said three people — a man and two women — were swimming to an island near Rattlesnake Bar when the man went under. The two women reached the island and noticed the man was no longer behind them. State parks said a call regarding the missing man came in at around 12:35 p.m. He was found about an hour later about 20 feet below the surface and pronounced dead a short time later. State park officials said no one in the group was wearing a lifejacket. Rattlesnake Bar is located between Auburn and Granite Bay, and east of Loomis on the west side of the North Fork of the American River.

Central Valley Nurseries Seeing Growing Demand For Drought-Tolerant Plants

FAIR OAKS (CBS13) — Triple-digit temperatures have many triple-checking their plants and thinking twice about what to plant in the future. Nurseries are now changing products to meet the growing demand for drought-tolerant varieties. Quinton Young gave us a tour of his nursery in Fair Oaks. “These are great flowering shrubs, good for attracting pollinators. These do great with low to average water,” Young said. He says the drought in California demands different types of landscaping. “A lot of homeowners are more aware of water-efficient landscape,” Young said. Sales in this area are up, Young says, and so are the number of products being offered. “You’re looking at a lot of natives from Australia, South Africa, South America,” Young said. Greg Gayton at Green Acres Nursery says Mediterranean plants also do well in Central Valley heat. “This is daphne, Probably one of the most drought-tolerant plants we have in the nursery,” Gayton said. Gayton says establishing the root structure is key “The plants you planted five years ago that are water-wise or drought-tolerant actually are thriving now in this heat and this low water year,”

California Gov. Newsom’s Mental Health Court Plan Advances Amid Worries

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A controversial proposal by California Gov. Gavin Newsom to prod more homeless people into mental health treatment is making its way through the Legislature, despite deep misgivings from lawmakers struggling to address a problem that reaches every corner of the state. Legislators are worried that there isn’t enough guaranteed staffing or housing for the program to succeed while forcing vulnerable individuals into court-ordered services against their will. Even so, the bill unanimously cleared the Senate last month, and passed out of the Assembly judiciary committee Tuesday, one of several stops before being voted on by the full chamber. But the proposal also received its first no vote and members frustrated by the status quo emphasized how critical that all pieces — housing, services, trained staff, heartfelt support — be in place for the program to work. “I know that we all agree that the current system is broken and failing. You can walk outside of this building and go a few blocks … and see those failures every single day,” said Assemblymember Matt Haney, a Democrat who lives in San Francisco’s

Elon Musk’s Child Tells Court She No Longer Wants ‘To Be Related’ To Her Dad

(CNN) — One of Elon Musk’s children has petitioned a California court to recognize her new name and gender, saying she no longer wishes to be related to her famous and wealthy father “in any way, shape or form.” Musk’s daughter turned 18 earlier this year and made the filing with a county court in Los Angeles soon thereafter. She requests that her legal name be changed to Vivian Jenna Wilson. Wilson is the last name of her mother, Justine Wilson, Musk’s ex-wife and mother of five of his seven children. Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is the world’s richest person with an estimated net worth of $214 billion. He has been criticized for some of his statements on Twitter regarding gender identity issues. For example, in December 2020 he posted a tweet, since deleted, that said “when you put he/him in your bio” alongside a drawing of an 18th-century soldier rubbing blood on his face in front of a pile of dead bodies and wearing a cap that read “I love to oppress.” In response to criticism to that tweet, Musk wrote on Twitter: “I absolutely support