Fairfield Firefighter In Critical Condition After Suffering Cardiac Arrest After House Fire

FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — A firefighter is in critical condition after he suffered a cardiac arrest while fighting a house fire in Fairfield. The Fairfield Fire Department says their crews responded to a first-alarm house fire along Arkansas Street Thursday afternoon. The fire was found towards the back of the home and was quickly put out with minimal damage caused. However, during the overhaul phase of the incident, authorities say a 33-year-old firefighter collapsed. Medics found that the firefighter had suffered a cardiac arrest. CPR and advanced life support was started immediately and the firefighter was rushed to the Northbay Medical Center. In the emergency room, authorities say doctors and nurses were able to regain the firefighter’s pulse. The firefighter – whose name has not been released at this point – is now in critical but stable condition, the department says.

Summer Arts Faire This Weekend at the Mateel

The Mateel Community Center presents the 44th Summer Arts Faire Saturday and Sunday, June 19 and 20 with indoor and outdoor stages packed with music to make up for all you’ve missed this past year and a half. The family friendly event features a mix of regional bands and DJs, over 50 craft and food vendors, local beer and wine and kids activities. Gates open at 10 a.m. each day, music starts at noon and the good times go until late in the evening both nights. Mainstage performers for Saturday: Object Heavy, DJ Just One, Special Guest Family, DJ Feral Selector, Blue Luke & the Elements, Hill Honey & the Wildcats, Kings Range, Seed 707. … and Sunday: Army & 7th Street Band, DJ J Riggs, Irie Rockerz , Latin Peppers, DJ RunDat, Stealhead, Eclectic Coyotes, Intergalactic Trash, Jammies by 9. Outside Stage on Saturday: Funnicators, Gypsy Band, Anna Hamilton, Zach Gravender, Belly Dancing with Desert Lilies, Christina Seraphina & Rockin Rubies, Mihael Kavanaugh. … and Sunday: Chris McCurdy & Peter Childs, Gypsy Band, SoHum Girls, Terry Sisters & the Rolling Papers, Belly Dancing with Desert Lilies,…

Friday’s Show Info (6/18/21)

Sacramento Vegan Food Festival Saturday Southside Park Sacramento http://www.Sacveganfest.com or at the Sacramento Food Co-OP Children 12 & Under are free Nugget Father’s Day http://www.nuggetmarket.com Twitter, Instagram & Facebook: @Nugget_Market Knots & Cleats http://www.instagram.com/knotsandcleats/ http://www.facebook.com/Knotsandcleats http://www.knotsandcleats.com/ Knee Deep Brewing Company 13395 New Airport Rd Ste H Auburn http://www.kneedeepbrewing.com Also on Facebook and Instagram New in the Neighborhood: East Village Bookshop http://www.bookshop.org/shop/eastvillage Apple Hill Lavender Blue Harvest Days June 19 & 20 June 26 & 27 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $5 per car @applehillofficial http://www.applehill.com TIPS FOR PET PARENTS – Bathe Pets Regularly – Make Sure Your Pet is Thoroughly Conditioned – Your Dog’s Skin is More Sensitive Than Yours Good Dog Mobile Grooming http://www.gooddogmobilegrooming.com/ Flip-Flop Day http://www.flipflopshops.com Utopia Haus Instagram: utopiahaus_ http://www.utopiahauspartyrentals.com Spring into Summer Market June 19, 12 pm-5 pm At Solano Brewing Company 5500 Weber Road in Vacaville  

Technician Working On Bank ATM Hospitalized After Being Hit By Stolen Work Vehicle In South Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Authorities are searching for a suspect who is accused of running over an ATM worker in South Sacramento on Thursday. Investigators were checking cameras and interviewing witnesses to find the person they say put the technician in the hospital. The incident happened shortly before 1 p.m. in the area of Stockton Boulevard and Lindale Drive, just east of the Florin Road exit off of Highway 99. Sgt. Rod Grassman with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said the technician was repairing a Wells Fargo ATM and the vehicle that hit him was his own. “Somebody tried to commandeer that vehicle. In doing so, that technician was hit by that vehicle and received serious injuries,” said Sgt. Grassman. In the busy shopping center along Stockton Boulevard, investigators say they’re relying on building cameras to find the driver. A nearby business showed CBS13 surveillance video that shows the moments after the suspect allegedly struck the worker. Loraine Rogers visits the shopping center often. “I just thought ‘Oh my God, have mercy.’ My heart goes out to him and his family,” she said. Rogers said the…

No Rolling Blackouts In California Thursday Evening, Grid Operator Says

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – California’s power grid operator said there would be no rolling blackouts Thursday evening after Pacific Gas and Electric announced earlier in the afternoon that multiple counties across the Sacramento region could see outages as high heat impacts the West. “We have many tools to use before there would be the need for outages,” a spokesperson for the grid operator told CBS13. The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) said PG&E’s announcement described “a process that has been in place that, should outages be called, the amount of energy reduced from the system would be shared by customers of all three investor owned utilities. Although PG&E described their process, in no way has the ISO activated that process.” Megan McFarland, a spokesperson for Pacific Gas and Electric, initially said the rolling outages could impact several counties, including Kern, Calaveras, Alameda, San Joaquin, Merced, Madera, Kings, El Dorado, Yolo, Yuba, San Luis Obispo, Marin, San Mateo, Sutter, Sonoma, San Francisco, Monterey, Solano, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Tuolumne, Contra Cost and Fresno. PG&E said approximately 121,000 customers statewide would have see their power shutoff between 7…

County Offices Closed Friday in Observance of Juneteenth

Most county offices will be closed Friday in observance of Juneteenth, which was established as a federal holiday this week to mark the day in 1865 when enslaved Blacks in Texas learned they were freed after Union soliders arrived in Galvaston, bringing news the Civil War’s end. By then, more than two year had passed since the Emanicpation Proclaimation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln. According to a county news release, the Public Health testing site will remain open. The board of supervisors adopted a proclaimation in support of recognizing Juneteenth as a national holiday on Tuesday. Locally, Black Humboldt and the Eureka chapter of the NAACP are holding a Juneteenth event Saturday starting at 11:30 a.m. There are options to attend via Zoom or Facebook Live, with virtual workshops, speakers, DJ sets and art performances. A celebration of the day will also take place on the Arcata Plaza from 2 to 7 p.m., where you’ll find food and more from Black-owned vendor booths. Visit to www.blackhumboldt.com for links and details.…

Cash Payments Take Center Stage In Gov. Newsom’s 1st Recall Ad

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As both summer and the scheduling of a recall election date loom, Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to make sure Californians know about the cash payments and prize money he is doling out. “Newsom is delivering money to your pocket,” a narrator says over a video of a smiling family gathered on a couch in a campaign ad Newsom released Thursday, his first of the recall. It references $1,100 in one-time cash payments he proposed in his state budget. The spot is one of three now airing statewide on television, though the other two are negative, painting a dark picture of Republicans behind the effort. Their release follows two weeks of Newsom traveling the state as a game show host, appearing at theme parks to award millions of dollars in prize money for vaccinations and to celebrate the end of most pandemic-related restrictions. The celebratory atmosphere mirrors Newsom’s growing confidence in his ability to fight off a recall. But some Republicans charge he’s wrongly using taxpayer money to buoy his standing and ignoring the state’s problems in favor of flashy events. “It…

Day 2 Of Heatwave, Families Swim At Elk Grove Aquatic Center To Cool Off

ELK GROVE (CBS13) – A scorching heatwave across the region had people hitting the water to stay cool. On what could be the hottest day of the year so far, the Elk Grove Aquatic Center quickly became a popular spot for a swim. Many families arrived early before the triple-digit temperatures ​got too hot. “That’s kind of our routine: Stay in in the late evening, in the morning time like this early afternoon come out go swimming and just trying to stay cool in the shade here,” said Samantha Lees. For some, there’s a love-hate relationship when it comes to the heat. “It depends, I really get drenched from it but I do like it because I get to swim,” one kid said. Kindra Brooks knows all about staying safe in the heat. She’s a nurse and says when it gets too hot, her family gets out of town. “Sometimes we will go to the Bay because we know it will be 30 degrees cooler,” she said. This weekend, she plans to stay home ​but she’s keeping safety top of mind. “Drink your water and…

East Sacramento Neighborhood Power Turned Off For Maintenance Despite Hot Day

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Neighbors in an East Sacramento neighborhood are concerned after their power was shut off as part of a SMUD maintenance project on one of the hottest days of the year so far. The area, off Moddison Avenue, felt the heat on Thursday. “If you live in Sacramento, you avoid summers,” said Earling Klein, one of the many without power on his block. He was one person unable to shake the summer sun with his air off and fridge out for the day. “Every time you step outside, open up the refrigerator, all these things,” Klein said. His power was out for hours as SMUD replaced a rotting power pole around the corner. Though some of his neighbors wonder – on a day with a high of 110 degrees – was it the right move? “It’s kind of a weird coincidence that it happened on one of the hottest days this year,” said Walter Rozewski, who also lost power. Lindsey Andrighetto also dealt with the outages on Thursday, before escaping to her mother’s house for the day. “Three kiddos at home, and it’s…

Californians Must Actively Look For Work To Get Unemployment As Of July 11

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Californians will need to actively apply for jobs in order to receive unemployment benefits, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration announced Thursday. Federal law requires people who are out of work to be actively looking for jobs to be eligible for unemployment benefits. But the federal government let states waive that requirement during the pandemic because so many businesses were ordered to close. California’s Employment Development Department has waived its work-search rule since March 2020, but on Thursday, the agency said it would resume the requirement July 11. “California offers many resources to help people to find safe and suitable careers and training opportunities that keep the economy moving,” agency director Rita Saenz said. The coronavirus pandemic’s economic effects were so strong and so sudden that most states made significant changes to their unemployment benefits programs to accommodate the crush of new claims. Since the pandemic began, California — the nation’s most populous state with nearly 40 million people — has processed more than 20 million unemployment claims and paid out more than $128 billion in benefits. Normally, the most money someone can…

Judge Denies Restraining Order Against New Sacramento City Council Employee

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A judge has denied the petition for a restraining order that would have kept a newly hired Sacramento city council staff member off city hall property. The city had field a petition for a workplace violence restraining order against Councilmember Katie Valenzuela’s new communications aide Skyler Henry. The order aimed to keep Henry at least 100 feet away from city hall. Henry’s hiring shined a light on previous comments he made on a political podcast condoning acts of vandalism by protesters at the mayor and other city leaders’ homes. In a closed session, Sacramento City Attorney Susana Alcala Wood said councilmembers voted 8-1 in favor of seeking the restraining order. However, on Thursday, Wood announced that the restraining order had been denied. “We are deeply disappointed with the court’s decision and respectfully disagree,” Wood said in a statement released by the city. “We remain very concerned about Skyler Michel-Evleth’s comments and his refusal to reject the practice of terrorizing the spouses or children of political opponents. We do not accept the attempted re-invention of his violent rhetoric as a peaceful call for…

Historic Klamath Dam Removal Project Takes Another Step Forward

The Federal Energy Regulatory Committee today paved the way for the four dams clogging the Klamath River to be taken down, approving a transfer of the hydroelectric license from PacifiCorp to the nonprofit Klamath River Renewal Corporation and the states of Oregon and California. “Since 2016, PacifiCorp, along with a coalition of state and federal agencies, Tribes, the states of Oregon and California, and other stakeholders, have worked together to propose surrender of the project license, which includes a plan to decommission the four dams on the Klamath River that comprise the Project,” a FERC news release states. “Today’s transfer is another important step in the ongoing surrender proceeding.” The decision comes at a crucial juncture, with conditions in the Klamath Basin at the worst they’ve been in years due to drought conditions, threatening the ecology of the river and a way of life for local Tribes. North Coast Congressmember Jaren Huffman, who has been active in the removal efforts, praised today’s decision in a news release that notes the historic decommissioning of the dams “will open 420 miles of salmon spawning habitat, and dramatically…

Help the Humboldt Crabs Strike Out COVID-19

The Humboldt Crabs are making it easier to get back into the swing of things by offering two COVID-19 vaccination clinics this summer. The first one is this Saturday, June 19 at a mobile clinic next to Arcata Ball Park from 5 to 7 :30 p.m. with a pretty sweet deal attached to it: Get your shot and get free admission to that night’s game. Saturday’s vaccination clinic will offer the two-dose Pfizer shot to anyone age 12 and up (minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian), or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot for anyone age 18 and up.  Show your vaccination card from this vaccine clinic to receive the free ticket for that night’s game. The Crabbies’ second vaccination clinic will be July 2 at 5:30 p.m. The first 100 people to get their shots get in free to that night’s 7 p.m. game and — hold onto your Crabs hat — get a free hot dog dinner. Hot diggity dog! If you haven’t gotten your shot(s) yet, there’s no better time than now. Step up to the plate and do…

Low River Levels To Blame For ‘Earthy’ Taste To Sacramento Tap Water, City Says

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Does your tap water taste a little off right now? Sacramento city leaders say the drought is probably to blame. The city says they have been recently getting some calls with people reporting an “earthy” taste to their tap water. Some people have also been reporting an off smell as well. Utility staff say, however, the earthy notes are common during the summer months – and are harmless. With river levels lower than normal, officials say they are not surprised that they’re getting these kinds of calls about water earlier than usual. “We typically receive these calls in late summer or early fall but due to the dry conditions, river levels are lower and water temperatures are higher sooner than usual — causing more organic materials,” said City Water Quality Superintendent Mark Severeid in a statement to the city’s blog posted on Tuesday. City officials stress that the water is safe to drink despite the earthy taste and smell. People are advised to add lemon juice or to chill their tap water before drinking to neutralize the off taste. The city says,…

As SRX Racing Series Rolls Into Knoxville Raceway Drivers In For ‘Totally New Learning Experience’ In The Dirt Says Allen Bestwick

(CBS Local)- One week of SRX racing is in the books and it was the local hero, Doug Coby, who came out on top at Stafford Speedway. Now, for week two, the series heads to Iowa and Knoxville Raceway where the drivers will get their first taste of how these cars handle on the dirt. For veteran motorsports announcer Allen Bestwick, who’s handling play-by-play duties for the series on CBS, the opening week was basically all you could ask for from an entertainment and broadcast perspective.” “If you think about starting something new, for everything that could have gone wrong, the night went really well. They tested the cars but that was the first time they raced the cars,” Bestwick said. “You have this concept but is that concept going to turn into reality? And the answer is, it went almost as good as you could have asked it too. The idea to include the local drivers was brilliant. The choice of the local driver to bring in was brilliant. The choice of location for the first race was brilliant. So everything came down just…

‘Stain’

One can feel powerless seeing the full-page advertisements promoting cigarette addiction continue to stain the pages of the North Coast Journal (June 10), even when several community members have expressed their disappointment in these pages. It is time to take local action to counter this intrusion into small-town life in Humboldt County. Join the North Coast Tobacco Town Hall the evening of June 16 via Zoom, from 6 to 8 p.m. You will hear from state Sen. Mike McGuire, State Treasurer Fiona Ma and local leaders and youth about the importance of stopping big tobacco companies by working at the local level. Learn more by visiting Tobacco-Free North Coast on Facebook, and join the zoom meeting at this link: tinyurl.com/29p7p9k7 By the way, Lucky Strike is a brand of cigarettes owned by the British American Tobacco group. BAT is one of the largest global tobacco cartels. Jay McCubbrey, Eureka…

Please

Editor: A plea to local, county, state officials and all neighbors: We are experiencing serious drought and we are at serious risk of fires (“Forewarned but Still Not Ready,” May 27.) Please, no fireworks this Fourth of July. Dave Rosso, Eureka…

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