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Snow In Grass Valley Forces School Closures On Thursday

GRASS VALLEY(CBS13) — Rain quickly turned into snow in Grass Valley on Thursday. “It’s the kind of thing that makes the roads real slick and stick to your eyelashes,” one man said. Most importantly, it’s the kind of snow that sticks to almost everything. The highways, the ground, even car windows. “I’­m over it because I’m from Tahoe so I got enough of it up there,” one woman said. “Unexpected, but beautiful. I don’t like driving in it,” another woman said. READ: Rain Soaks The Valley As Showers Roll Into The Area The road conditions kept officers in Grass Valley busy, responding to crashes and spin-outs all day. The people who live in the area have been busy too, stocking up for snow days. “Going to get some groceries and go home and cook,” a shopper said. “We get a lot of firewood ready and we get a lot of food ready which is why I’m right here. Get the snow shovel out,” one man said. The conditions forced Grass Valley and Nevada City Schools Districts to shut down early for the day. “It’s just really…

Rain Soaks The Valley As Showers Roll Into The Area

ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — A hefty downpour hit the valley while the foothills got fresh powder on Thursday. CBS13 was all over the valley from Vacaville to downtown Sacramento and even in Roseville. We talked to a lot of people who say the worst part of the rain was on the roadways. One guy was traveling with his friends to San Francisco. He said about an hour into the drive the seemingly easy trip became very difficult. “If you follow really closely, a lot of water is getting kicked up off of the windshield and it’s really hazy and hard to see. So I would recommend keeping my distance,” Vlad Statmyk said. CBS13 talked with another woman from Vacaville who canceled an appointment in Suisun City because she didn’t want to drive this weather. She and her best friend said they were surprised by how much rain fell today, but they weren’t going to let it stop them from getting together for lunch. “I didn’t think it would be this much this soon,” Brenda Packer said. READ: Avalanche Warning At Lake Tahoe, North Shore Schools Closed Not…

Judge Halts California Labor Law As It Relates To Truckers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday indefinitely blocked a new California labor law from applying to more than 70,000 independent truckers, deciding that it is preempted by federal rules on interstate commerce. The state law that took effect Jan. 1 makes it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees who are entitled to minimum wage and benefits such as workers compensation. But when it comes to independent truckers, “California runs off the road and into the preemption ditch” of federal law, wrote U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego. He granted the California Trucking Association a preliminary injunction, indefinitely extending his earlier temporary restraining order until the association’s challenge is ultimately resolved in months or years. “There is little question that the State of California has encroached on Congress’ territory by eliminating motor carriers’ choice to use independent contractor drivers, a choice at the very heart of interstate trucking,” Benitez wrote. He added that the state law would produce “the patchwork of state regulations Congress sought to prevent.” The broad focus of the state law has…

Police: Woman Found Dead Inside Citrus Heights Apartment Was Homicide Victim

CITRUS HEIGHTS (CBS13) – Police say a woman found dead inside a Citrus Heights home was the victim of homicide. California Highway Patrol officers went out to the woman’s apartment along the 7400 block of Auburn Oaks Court on Jan. 15 to do a welfare check as part of an investigation into the death of a man. In that first incident, which happened on Jan. 11, the man’s body was found with a rope tied around his neck alongside a freeway embankment near the border of Citrus Heights and Roseville. The woman was found dead in the apartment. Detectives originally labeled her death as suspicious. On Thursday, Citrus Heights police said they now believe she was the victim of a homicide. Police say the female appeared to have been dead in the residence for “a number of days.” She was reportedly last seen on Jan. 8. Investigators found the victim suffered significant trauma to her body, but the official cause of death has not yet been released. Investigators are not releasing the name of the woman at the moment but did say the woman was…

The 49ers offense has reached a new level thanks to this small but important thing [Kurtenbach]

It’s said that the apple never falls too far from the tree. But in the case of 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and his dad, two-time Super Bowl champion head coach Mike Shanahan, that apple is actually rolling way from the tree. “When I first became a coach all I wanted to do was throw it,” Shanahan, in his 12th season as an offensive coordinator and play-caller, said Thursday. ”But the longer you do it, you realize that no matter how cool of passes you can draw up, you’ve got to protect… you can’t put all the pressure on the quarterback. And the thing that does make it a lot easier is being able to run the ball. Running the ball takes pressure off everyone and puts pressure on the defense.” So Shanahan started to take after his old man, evolving his offense into one that could devastate opponents by exerting their dominance on the ground. Heading into Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, it’s worth noting that Shanahan’s 49ers offense this season has been defined by a near-perfect run-pass balance. In a league that’s become pass-happy…

Shasta College hosts welcome day for returning students

RED BLUFF — Shasta College Tehama Campus hosted a welcome day for students Thursday. The event was open to the public and designed to welcome students back to campus and provide information to prospective students interested in the college, said Sharon Brisolara, associate dean of student services. There were information tables about the college’s resources and services, live music, games, prizes, a scavenger hunt and food. Dr. Peter Young plays Jenga. (George Johnston — Daily News) Welcome Day is something Shasta College traditionally does in the fall to welcome students back to the campus after the summer, said Peter Griggs, director of marketing and outreach. The college wanted to do the same thing for the spring semester. “This has always been a family community, especially for our Tehama Campus,” Griggs said. “This is a great chance for all of us to get back together after the break and start off the semester.” Senior Rocky Rodriguez heard about the event from Dr. Peter Young, one of his teachers at the college. Rodriguez said he had a fun time playing Jenga with Young and thought the occasion…

Video: George Kittle reveals just a bit about letters from dad ahead of 49ers-Packers

CLICK HERE if you’re having trouble viewing media on your mobile device. George Kittle says he’s not really worried about anything, least of all last week’s box score, ahead of the San Francisco 49ers’ rematch against the Green Bay Packers in the upcoming NFC Championship game this Sunday. “I’m not really worried about it, it takes care of itself, it’s football,” Kittle told reporters when pressed about his numbers against the Vikings in San Francisco’s 27-10 win over Minnesota last weekend. “Luckily this past week we didn’t have to set up the pass game at all because our run game was so efficient. When you’re running for four yards a carry and you’re rushing 47 times, you don’t really need to throw the ball.” Related Articles Defending Packers wideout Davante Adams is Job 1 for 49ers secondary Watch: 49ers coach Shanahan previews NFC Championship match against Packers 49ers-Packers is a tale of two quarterbacks, and it might not be a pretty one 49ers-Packers: Team hosting 2 watch parties for fans without tickets ‘All I wanted to do was throw’: 49ers’ Shanahan on going from pass-happy…

The Adams Factor: 49ers look to keep one NFL’s most dangerous receivers under control

SANTA CLARA — The 49ers understand that keeping Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams reasonably under control will go a long way toward determining if they’re headed to Miami for Super Bowl LIV. But there’s a difference between knowing something and doing something about it, and Adams, nearly fully recovered from a turf toe injury that cost him four games, is riding a hot streak in to Sunday’s NFC Championship game at Levi’s Stadium. “He’s a top receiver in this league,” 49ers safety Jaquiski Tartt said. “I’d say top five from the film he’s put out. He’s been very underrated his whole career.” To say Adams is the favorite target of Aaron Rodgers is an understatement. In the Packers’ 28-23 playoff win over the Seattle Seahawks, Rodgers threw the ball 11 times to Adams, completing eight for 160 yards and two touchdowns. No other wide receiver had more than a single ball thrown in his direction. Adams caught 83 passes for 997 yards in 12 games this season, numbers that project to 111 receptions for 1,329 yards over a full season. He was the…

Training held in Red Bluff for dealing with active shooter incidents

RED BLUFF — Various Tehama County organizations, including businesses and schools, spent part of Thursday learning about active shooter situations at a Tehama County Employer Advisory Council training at the Tehama County Department of Education. The training was led by California Highway Patrol Officer Phillip Mackintosh, a 17-year-veteran of the department who formerly worked in the Red Bluff office, with assistance from Red Bluff Area CHP Public Information Officer Omar Valdez. CHP Public Information Officer Omar Valdez has Courtny Abbassi try on a ballistic vest during an active shooter incident training Thursday. (Julie Zeeb — Daily News) The training started with a demonstration of a ballistic vest such as those worn by law enforcement and a bit of history on some of the events that have changed how law enforcement looks at and responds to active shooter incidents. “We hope no one has to wear one but, unfortunately, you never know because an active shooter incident can happen any time,” Mackintosh said. “We’re here to talk about what things you can do to survive, what to expect when law enforcement gets there and what you…

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