Sacramento

West Sac VFW Post Steps Up To Continue Program Started By Rancho Cordova Counterpart

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Boxes upon boxes and plenty of appliances filled the storage units belonging to Frank Squire and the Rancho Cordova VFW post. The items are to help homeless veterans and their families, who have recently found permanent housing through the local heart to home program. “The government doesn’t do enough for veterans, especially homeless veterans. And we’ve tried to kind of step in between and provide something,” Squire said. Plenty of things filled seven storage units – everything from silverware and furniture to coffee makers and even some wall art. The program’s goal is to provide these household items to turn a veteran’s new house into a home. Sharon Cox knows the feeling firsthand. Cox and her family, including her U.S. Army veteran husband, were given furniture and a washer and dryer from Squire. The family moved into their new house at the end of April. “It’s the difference between comfort and not. You’ve been sitting on a ledge long enough, especially with three little ones, it makes it really difficult,” Cox said. “Everyone’s situation is different but, it’s going to affect everyone…

Grass Valley Man Had Over 6,000 Images Of Child Porn, Authorities Say

GRASS VALLEY (CBS13) – A 75-year-old Grass Valley man arrested on Thursday is accused of possessing and distributing child pornography, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office announced. Richard Colombini was arrested at his home and booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility and is being held on $100,000 bail. Several pieces of electronics and hidden storage devices containing child porn were located inside the home. The sheriff’s office said over 6,000 images of child porn from the last several years were discovered. The sheriff’s office said it received a tip in October regarding child porn possibly being distributed in the county. Detectives with the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Sacramento Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force worked together in executing a search warrant at Colombini’s home in the 16000 block of Sisley Court. Colombini faces charges of possessing and distributing child porn. More from CBS Sacramento: Suspect Accused Of Kidnapping, Torturing Ex-Girlfriend For Weeks In Stockton Home Sheriff: Woodbridge Elementary Student Dies By Suicide During Online Class Man Confronts Alleged Thief Taking Off With Catalytic Converter: ‘He Needs To Be Caught’

Jewish Doctor’s Story Of Treating Coronavirus Patient With Nazi Tattoos Goes Viral

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — What’s it like for a Jewish doctor to treat a coronavirus patient covered with Nazi Tattoos? One Sacramento doctor shared a moment of struggle on Twitter, and his story is now going viral. “Some of my favorite conversations with patients have been, just about that, talking to them about their tattoos,” said Dr. Taylor Nichols. Dr. Nichols, a Jewish doctor in Sacramento, says he’s cared for patients with offensive tattoos before, but two weeks ago, for the first time, he questioned his compassion. “It’s a symbol of hate, it challenged me a bit,” he said. On Twitter, Dr. Nichols describes the encounter. The older man arrived by ambulance, struggling to breathe, and told Dr. Nichols, “Don’t let me die, doc.” As his shirt came off and he was put on a breathing machine, the man’s SS and swastika tattoos broadly on display. Dr. Nichols promised he’d do his best. He was solidly built. Older. His methamphetamine use over the years had taken its usual toll and his teeth were all but gone. The swastika stood out boldly on his chest. SS tattoos…

Firefighters Conduct Live-Fire Drill Off Elkhorn Boulevard

With the new wildfire in SoCal, it’s proof California fire season is extending into the holiday season. And that’s why firefighters are constantly training to be on the ready this morning they had a unique opportunity. Dozens of firefighters were part of a live-fire training drill this morning off at a home along Elkhorn Boulevard. The house was donated for the exercise. Officials say an actual structure is better than a shipping container—typically used at their practice facility because they can train on ventilating the roof to let out gases and smoke and they can conduct a simulated search for a victim going room to room. And this year—they need to be ready. Due to dry conditions, they are still seeing wildfires. Capt. Frank Villalpando with Sacramento Fire said “There’s always a possibility to have a fire in December. The fire conditions in California this time of year are such that you can’t let your guard down. Our crews are always ready, but we can always learn a little bit. We have a saying. We’re never too old on the job to learn something new…

Kotsay promoted to third base coach; Why the A’s are thrilled to keep him in Oakland

The Oakland A’s promoted quality control coach Mark Kotsay to third base coach, the team announced Thursday. During his six seasons as part of Oakland’s coaching staff, Kotsay has become respected for his keen coaching abilities and feel for the clubhouse mood. Kotsay will replace Al Pedrique, who was released from his third base coach duties back in October after three years with Oakland. It should be noted, too, that the A’s are standing by bench coach Ryan Christenson, who found himself in hot water after an NBC Sports California camera caught him inadvertently throwing up what looked like an offensive sign in the handshake line after a win last season. Kotsay’s reputation follows him outside of the Coliseum confines — the 45-year-old has interviewed for positions with other teams — including for the Detroit Tigers managerial position ultimately filled by former Astros manager AJ Hinch this year. He also interviewed for the Houston Astros managerial position filled by Dusty Baker and the San Francisco Giants job filled by Gabe Kapler in 2019. Kotsay’s promotion could be an effort to keep the highly-sought-after coach close.…

Corning swears in newly elected officials

CORNING —  The City Council Tuesday certified the results of the 2020 General Election, and a group of newly elected officials were sworn into office at a special meeting. Chuy Valerio signs the paperwork necessary to remain a City Council member. (George Johnston — Daily News) Robert Snow was elected as mayor while incumbent Chuy Valerio held onto his seat and Michele “Shelly” Hargens won a council position. City Treasurer Laura Calkins and City Clerk Lisa Linnet both ran unopposed. Snow, Valerio, Calkins and Linnet took their oaths of office and signed the necessary certificates. Hargens was ill at the time of the meeting and will be sworn in at a later date. After the swearing-in, Snow said he appreciated everyone who voted for him and had confidence in his ability to lead the city. In other business City Manager Kristina Miller awarded outgoing Mayor Doug Hatley a plaque, thanking him for his time as mayor. The City Council will next meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8.

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