Homeless issues dominate SJ supervisors meeting

STOCKTON — Roger Kelly, a Calaveras River boater, left little to the imagination Tuesday morning while addressing the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors about the effect of homeless encampments on the waterways he spends his time on.Kelly, who said he frequents the Calaveras River near Interstate 5, said he and his neighbor periodically do “little cleanups” of the area.One recent effort yielded four 55-gallon garbage cans full of trash and debris, […]

Nevada Street Closed In Auburn Due To Commercial Fire

AUBURN (CBS13) — Auburn Firefighters battled a commercial structure fire in the 300 block of Nevada Street Tuesday afternoon. Nevada Street was closed between Fulweiler Avenue and Palm Avenue due to the fire. Officials said firefighters will be working in the area for the next few hours. No injuries have been reported.

City of Placerville Proposes Fire Ordinance To Minimize Fire Danger

PLACERVILLE (CBS13) — It’s been over six months since walls of fire tore through the city of Paradise; leaving behind ash and painful memories. Placerville, more than 100 miles away from the Butte County town, is now attempting to adjust one of its ordinances to prevent something similar from happening in its city. “We all live in a foothill region that has a tremendous amount of fuel and growth,” Pierre Rivas, director of development services, said. “So we’re looking at ordinances and how to better control.“ Rivas said the city is using the Hazardous Vegetation Ordinance that is used by El Dorado County as inspiration. That ordinance has provisions and regulations on trimming of trees, as well as cutting of ivy and vines to prevent them from becoming ladder fuel for wildfires. If the ordinance in Placerville is approved, people would have to cut and trim plants on their property. READ ALSO: Paradise Public Pool Re-Opens With A Splash George Ortwell said his landlord may not be happy about doing that. “I don’t think she’d want to do that. She likes it the way it is. So…

Raging Waters Deemed Safe From Shigella After Family Complaint

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Before you or your family dives into a water park to stay cool this summer, know this: there are hidden dangers lurking underneath the surface of the water. At least one family has complained so far this season, believing their daughter got sick from an area water park. The Distefano family had a plan on a hot Tuesday in July: head to the waterpark. They’re not worried about being exposed to hidden dangers, like bacteria living underneath the water. “If you worry about stuff all the time, you’re never going to do anything.” Scott Distefano said. The County Public Health Department did investigate a case of Shigella, which causes diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps. READ ALSO: What Is Shigella? The patient believed it came from Raging Waters, a water park in at Cal Expo in Sacramento. The Public Health Department asked the County Environmental Management Department to do a recreational water inspection at the park. After the investigation, they found no reason to close any water features, but out of an abundance of caution, more chlorine was added. “It’s fairly easy to be…

Coleman Hatchery expresses optimism for future fish returns

RED BLUFF—The Coleman National Fish Hatchery is expecting good returns of their fish in the foreseeable future after a few lean years of comebacks. Over 12 million fall Chinook salmon and 180,000 winter Chinook salmon were released between March and May, Project Manager Brett Galyean said. Almost all of those releases were in Battle Creek. However, for the fall Chinook, the hatchery decided to take 180,000 fish down to Chico and the Butte City area for a study. “I’d say we made our projection goals for the falls and we were a little bit shy for the winters,” Galyean said. Scheduling fish releases are dependent on high water levels, storm events and turbidity in the water. “It’s kind of like a crystal ball exercise,” Galyean said. “We can’t control Mother Nature.” Mother Nature worked with the hatchery this year providing high water levels and spring storms, said Galyean. When nature was not working in the hatchery’s favor was during the recent drought. Only 6,000 fall Chinook came back to spawn in 2017; the low numbers were caused by the drought conditions two years earlier. Coleman…

Bruce Bochy on Giants trade rumors: Farhan Zaidi is ‘all about winning’

SAN FRANCISCO — If Tuesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs is Madison Bumgarner’s last start as a Giant at Oracle Park, it would surprise manager Bruce Bochy. Bumgarner’s name has been mentioned throughout the season as one of the top starting pitchers expected to be available ahead of this year’s trade deadline, but a recent hot streak has forced the Giants’ front office to reconsider the possibility of dealing their ace. A month ago, it wouldn’t have surprised anyone in the Giants organization if Bumgarner was traded to a contender willing to part with top prospects. But after a 15-3 start to the month of July, Bochy said he hasn’t given any consideration to the idea Bumgarner’s days in a Giants uniform could be coming to an end. “I haven’t even thought about it,” Bochy said. “Just like he’s saying the same thing. We’re doing a lot of good things right now and that’s all the team is thinking about. That’s all Bum is thinking about. So really, it doesn’t cross my mind. I don’t really have anything to say about it except as always,…

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