Bringing Hollywood To Auburn, Local Company Creates Film Hub In Placer County

AUBURN (CBS13) — Bringing Hollywood to Placer County, one local company is working to turn Auburn into a filming destination. Driving through Auburn, you might be surprised to find out the action happening in a nearly 12,000-square-foot warehouse. “It’s not just that this is outside [Los Angeles]. This doesn’t exist in LA either,” explained producer Gabriel Durst. From the audio booths to top-of-the-line equipment, three studios, makeup and special effects, everything you need to film a movie is included at Innervoice Creative Wonderlab. “When you go to a sound stage in LA, it’s just the green screen. There are no lights, you’re lucky if there are bathrooms,” explained Durst. He came from Los Angeles to produce and direct a pilot series after discovering he could accomplish the same work quicker, with more access, and at a fraction of the price. “The cost barrier for getting every little piece in LA once we calculated came out to five times what we could accomplish here,” said Durst. Auburn starred on the big screen in the 1996 John Travolta film Phenomenon, which was filmed in old town. Innervoice CEO Stephen…

Old Peach Tree Mall Building In Linda Demolished After History Of Flood And Fire

LINDA (CBS13) — A 400-thousand square foot eyesore is finally being torn down in a Yuba County community. Besides the blight, it also means goodbye to an ugly memory — the 1986 flood in Linda that left the Peach Tree Mall underwater. Excavators are now lined up to tear down the decay that has defined this building for decades. Rachel Downs is Yuba County’s new business engagement manager. “For some of us in the younger generation, we don’t know this property as anything other than vacant,” Downs said. “It’s a constant reminder of what happened in that era, and now to see it coming down, it really is a visual representation of the movement and the development that’s happening within Yuba County.” In 1986, a levee break led to a massive flood that left the mall and much of the community underwater. Approximately 26,000 people were evacuated. The mall never recovered. Fast forward to 2021, the now-abandoned property went up in flames. An arson arrest has been made. Robert Greear had just bought his home across the street from the mall, moving from Sacramento into Linda — a…

‘A Really Rough Time’: Mourning Families Call For Community Action After String Of Teen Shooting Victims

ANTELOPE (CBS13) — A 16-year-old girl is recovering after surgery after being shot in the head while in a car with her mother and little brother. Her 14-year-old brother was hit by shattering glass. Community activists are crying foul, saying not enough is being done to stop the violence involving youth. Just this month, there have been at least four shootings in the Sacramento area with teen victims. A line of candles, flowers and birthday decorations sat outside a liquor store at the corner of Stockton Boulevard and Lindale Drive. The small corner of the parking lot now marks a big loss for Sandra Hudson. “It’s been a really rough time for our family, especially for her mother and her brother,” Sandra told CBS13. Sandra’s great niece, 17-year-old Alynia Lawrence was shot and killed while sitting in a car in the parking lot. Investigators haven’t found the suspect(s) responsible. Alynia was just a few weeks from celebrating her 18th birthday on February 16. “Horrible and indescribable for our family and part of our legacy that won’t continue. And so this is difficult, this is hard,”…

COVID Outbreak At Tuolumne County Jail Leads To Early Release Of 13 Inmates

SONORA (CBS13) — Thirteen inmates will be released following a COVID-19 outbreak at the Tuolumne County Jail, authorities said Wednesday night. The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office said 16 inmates in three housing units tested positive for the virus. As a result, the sheriff’s office will reduce the jail population to 50% to allow for safer conditions and adequate space. The inmates that will be released were described as non-violent offenders and were within 30 days of the end of their sentence. The inmates were expected to be released by Thursday morning. “The safety of our community is my number one priority,” said Bill Pooley, Tuolumne County sheriff. “We are working to strike a balance between keeping our residents safe and ensuring that the inmates, who are under our care, are adequately treated for COVID-19.” The sheriff’s office said it is working with the Department of Public Health to maintain quarantine procedures and testing protocols.

A man’s got to know his limitations

Most of us remember that quote from “Dirty Harry” Callahan. It’s important to keep in mind as we get older, especially when we exercise. I’ve written about the gym in prior columns. There’s just something special about pumping iron. You either like it or you don’t. It’s a competitive physical activity – but you only compete against yourself (unless you’re trying to show up other folks – but let’s leave those with big egos out of this.) But this personal “competition” must stop eventually. Because otherwise, once we’ve healed, we are pushing that envelope once again, until re-injury occurs. Resistance training means gradually increasing the resistance (amount of weight) to tear down the muscles, which grow back bigger and stronger. To body builders, there is no upper limit. I’m sure the kinesiologists have determined some maximum weight our bodies can handle. But iron pumpers usually only stop going heavier when they injure themselves. I’ve lifted weights on and off for almost 60 years, starting with the first set of barbells my mom and I had to pick up at the loading dock. (No free shipping…

My personal version of Cowboy Christmas

My almost favorite event is happening at the Tehama District Fairground right this minute. If you’ve never been to the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale, go ahead and give ‘er a try. Even if you don’t like bulls or geldings, it won’t matter a bit. There’s something for everyone inside the trade show and all over the grounds. I don’t raise bulls and I’m not really a cowgirl per se, but this place has so many exciting things to see and do. It doesn’t really matter if you live out west or call downtown Corning or Red Bluff home; this is just a fun place to be this week. Let’s start with the trade show. I like to stop inside the Bloody Mary tent first, just to get my vegetables in, and then wander around the grounds. It’s sunny this year, so I’m going to start by wandering the outside booths. Today, the trade show starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m. I enjoy looking at all the latest gadgets to improve the health and well being of livestock but there’s also…

Los Molinos boys, girls take wins over CORE Butte

RED BLUFF — The Los Molinos boys and girls basketball teams took home wins Tuesday night against CORE Butte, 72-45 for the boys and 51-46 for the girls. Kason Seaman led the Bulldogs with 20 points and 9 rebounds, Luke Cantonwine had 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Zack Novo had 12 points, including a pair of three-pointers, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Heath Moon had 8 rebounds and 8 points. The Bulldogs (12-8) are scheduled to host Redding Christian (17-1) at 7 p.m. Friday. Emma Martinez led the girls with 20 points, Natalie Martinez had 12 and Kate Crossland had 9. The Bulldogs (6-9) are scheduled to travel to Palo Cedro to take on Redding Christian (7-5) at 5 p.m. Red Bluff 41, Shasta 55 The Red Bluff boys lost at home Tuesday night to Shasta, 55-41. The Spartans (3-17) are scheduled to face Enterprise (13-6) in Redding at 8 p.m. Friday. Red Bluff 34, Shasta 42 The Red Bluff girls lost on the road against Redding Tuesday night, 42-34. The Spartans (3-12) will host Enterprise (12-4) at 8 p.m. Thursday. Corning…

Corning boys roll over Oroville at home

CORNING — The Corning boys overwhelmed Oroville Tuesday afternoon right from the opening whistle, taking an 8-0 win. Corning’s Isaias Preciado heads the ball toward the Oroville goal Tuesday. (Chip Thompson/Daily News) The attacks came early and often for the Cardinals, Daniel Magana finding the net off a corner kick in the 3rd minute. Shots followed in rapid succession from Isaias Preciado and Jesus Villalobos. Preciado scored in the 16th minute from the left side, and it would be the first of three on the day for him. Villalobos got free on the right side and scored in the 20th minute and Michael Perez sailed a shot from the top of the box just under the crossbar in the 22nd minute. Oroville had a penalty kick in the 21st minute that made it inside the Corning box, but that was as close as the Tigers would come to a threat on the day. Preciado hit his second goal in the 29th minute, the final score of the first half, sending the Cards off with a 5-0 lead. Carlos Cervantes opened up the second half with…

Driving Running Red Light Caused East Sacramento Crash That Killed Woman, Police Say

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A January 13 crash in an East Sacramento intersection that left one woman dead was caused by a driver running a red light, police confirmed on Wednesday. According to the Sacramento Police Department, traffic detectives confirmed that a driver entered the intersection of Folsom Boulevard and 60th Street against a red light. Two vehicles were involved and the woman, a parent, was crossing the intersection at the time of the collision, police said. Investigators said the driver wasn’t speeding and DUI was not a factor. The woman killed was identified by a Sacramento County coroner as Guadalupe Jimenez, 45. No arrests have been made. Sacramento police said the investigation will be turned over to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, which will determine if criminal charges apply.

Kings Now On 5-Game Skid With 121-104 Loss To Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) — Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 18 points in his return from a knee injury, Onyeka Okongwu also scored 18 off the bench and the Atlanta Hawks recovered from a slow start to beat the struggling Sacramento Kings 121-104 on Wednesday night. The Hawks relied on their backups for their fifth consecutive win. Atlanta’s bench outscored Sacramento’s backups 70-24, including a 41-11 advantage in the first half. Harrison Barnes led Sacramento with 28 points. The Kings suffered their fifth consecutive loss overall and 10th straight on the road. Trae Young scored 17 points with 10 assists, but he and other starters were on the bench most of the second quarter when the Hawks outscored the Kings 46-17. After trailing by 14 points late in the first quarter, Atlanta led 67-50 at halftime. Kings rookie Davion Mitchell, a native of Hinesville, Georgia, made his second start. Mitchell filled in for Terence Davis, who is out indefinitely with tendon damage in his right wrist. Mitchell took advantage of the opportunity by scoring 20 points, including 10 of Sacramento’s first 16. Kings interim coach Alvin Gentry said before…

California State University Prepares To Drop SATs, ACTs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California State University, the largest-four year university system in the country, is poised to eliminate SAT and ACT standardized tests from its undergraduate admissions process, following a trend in higher education over concerns that the exams are unfair to minority and low-income students. The Board of Trustees for the 23-campus CSU system, which includes nearby Sacramento State and Stanislaus State, will vote in March on recommendations to end the testing requirements, which were presented at a meeting Wednesday and met with widespread enthusiasm. “This issue of SAT and ACT testing has overwhelmed students and families for a long time,” said trustee Diego Arambula. “It feels so important to do this.” California State University has 486,000 students. If trustees vote to permanently eliminate the exams, CSU would join the University of California in having a “test blind” admission process. The UC’s Board of Regents voted last year to drop the standardized tests at its nine undergraduate campuses. Critics have long argued that standardized tests put minority and low-income students at a disadvantage, in part because of test questions that can contain inherent…