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VIDEO: Fleet Of Trailers On Their Way To Help Homeless In California

OAKLAND (CBS13) – Gov. Gavin Newsom is on a weeklong statewide tour promoting his billion-dollar effort to tackle the homeless crisis in California. The governor signed an emergency order last week and plans on distributing one hundred FEMA trailers throughout the state. Touting his effort, the governor’s office highlighted a fleet of trailers that were on their way to a vacant lot in Oakland on Wednesday. The trailers will provide services and shelter to homeless people. 8 days ago, @GavinNewsom signed an EO to address the homelessness crisis & rapidly increase housing & shelter options. Yesterday, @CaltransHQ transported trailers to a vacant city-owned lot in Oakland where they will provide services & shelter to those in need. #CaliforniaForAll pic.twitter.com/zNl6uEc8I7 — Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) January 16, 2020 Earlier in the week, Gov. Newsom toured a Nevada County program that provides health assistance and low-barrier housing for people in Grass Valley. The next day, he visited the Los Angeles area and Riverside to tour homeless shelters meet with homeless advocates. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development says about 150,000 people are…

Police: Suspect Shot At Victim During Attempted Robbery At Modesto Bank Drive-Thru ATM

MODESTO (CBS13) – Police say a man was shot at by an attempted robber in the drive-thru ATM of a Modesto bank. The incident happened around 1:30 a.m. at the Bank of the West on McHenry Avenue. Modesto police say the man was using the drive-thru when the suspect went up and tried to rob him. The man instead took off – prompting the suspect to fire at him multiple times. Officers later found damage to the car consistent with a shooting. No one was injured, police say. Investigators are now working to see if the bank had surveillance cameras that caught the incident on video. No description of the suspect has been released at this point.

Rocklin Warehouse Damaged In Early Morning Fire

ROCKLIN (CBS13) – A Rocklin warehouse was damaged in a fire early Thursday morning, authorities say. According to the Rocklin Fire Department, firefighters responded to the Citrus Avenue building around 3 a.m. to investigate a water flow alarm. They then spotted smoke coming from the top of a roll-up door. Firefighters had to force their way inside. Smoke was found down to the floor. A sprinkler system managed to hold the fire until crews arrived, but firefighters say the building di suffer moderate damage – including a partial floor collapse. Aside from that, it appears most of the damage is smoke related. Exactly what caused the fire is unclear at this point.

Thursday at 49ers HQ: Shanahan gives green light to Kittle practicing

SANTA CLARA — Tight end George Kittle’s ankle injury will not keep him out of the 49ers’ rainy practice today, coach Kyle Shanahan announced. Soreness from Saturday’s playoff opener kept Kittle out of Wednesday’s practice as the 49ers began on-field preparations for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers. “Knew he had wear and tear before the game, and he was a little sore before practice so that’s why we held him out,” Shanahan said. Kittle is expected to play as the 49ers (14-3) pursue their first Super Bowl berth in seven years and first Lombardi Trophy in 25 years. SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 11: Minnesota Vikings’ Eric Wilson (50) tackles San Francisco 49ers’ George Kittle (85) as his left foot is injured during a play in the third quarter of their NFC divisional playoff game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Minnesota Vikings 27-10. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) Kittle, the 49ers’ only First Team All-Pro player, missed two games following injuries to the same, left ankle (bone…

California is behind on its 2030 climate goals. What’s at stake if it doesn’t catch up?

California has done surprisingly well over the past decade meeting many of its big climate change goals, even as its economy has steadily grown. But now, as Australia burns, global temperatures continue to rise, and the Trump administration prepares to take the final steps this year to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement, California is falling short of where it needs to be to hit its more ambitious 2030 targets, according to a new report released Thursday. And whether or not the state succeeds has big impacts across the rest of the nation and other countries, which often copy California’s environmental laws. “A lot of other places are looking to California to see what seems feasible and smart,” said Chris Busch, an economist with Energy Innovation, a San Francisco think tank that issued the report. “To the extent that California continues to project optimism and a can-do spirit, that reverberates around the world.” Burning fossil fuels like gasoline, diesel and coal releases carbon dioxide, which traps heat in the atmosphere, similar to a greenhouse. A landmark goal set by former Republican…

Gavin Newsom restarts California’s giant water tunnel project

By ADAM BEAM SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s governor has restarted a project to build a giant, underground tunnel that would pump billions of gallons of water from the San Joaquin Delta to the southern part of the state. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration on Wednesday issued a Notice of Preparation for the project, which is the first step in the state’s lengthy environmental review process. Last year, Newsom halted a similar project that would have built two tunnels for the same purpose. The new project will have only one tunnel, and it will carry less water. State officials don’t know how much it will cost. “This project would help safeguard a vital source of affordable water for millions of Californians,” said Karla Nemeth, director of the California Department of Water Resources. The tunnel would be a major addition to the State Water Project, the complex system of reservoirs, aqueducts and pumping plants that deliver water to more than 27 million Californians and 3 million acres of farmland. The water comes from rain and snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains. State officials say they need the tunnel…

Bay Area parents declare state of emergency over district’s failure to educate black children

Fed up with a growing achievement gap between African American students and all others in a San Francisco Bay Area school district, a group of parents is declaring an “educational state of emergency” and demanding improvement. “For years now, this district has not seen or served African American/black kids,” said Golddie Williams, whose daughter attends El Cerrito High in West Contra Costa Unified. “That all changes tonight. There is no more time for consideration. The time is now. It’s time they see us.” The parents, who are members of the district’s African American Site Advisory Team, presented their demands Wednesday night to a meeting of the district’s school board. The board unanimously approved the resolution presented by the group and agreed to implement all of its recommendations next year, which are expected to cost up to $7 million, by shifting money the district is currently spending on student programs to services that will better serve African-American students. But Superintendent Matthew Duffy and associate superintendent for business services Tony Wold warned that the Contra Costa County Office of Education may reject the district’s budget with this new commitment, since the…

Steve Young told current 49ers how Jerry Rice scolded Deion Sanders for busting curfew at Super Bowl

Torn from the files of Now it Can be Told: It is January 1995. The obscenely talented and decorated 49ers are biding their time before they turn the San Diego Chargers inside-out in Super Bowl XXIX. And then: Per ESPN: “As the story goes, coach George Seifert’s players were supposed to be in their Miami hotel rooms by an 11:15 p.m. curfew the Wednesday before the game. The road to the hotel was two lanes, and with 20 minutes to spare, (Deion) Sanders could see the hotel; he just couldn’t get to it. He didn’t make it back until closer to 11:40. He wasn’t the only one to miss it, but he was the biggest name.” It wasn’t quite on the order of Raiders’ behemoth John Matuszak cruising Bourbon Street a few days before Super Bowl XV, in flagrant violation of team rules. Raiders. Rules. That’s funny. “What?” the Tooz said innocently. “I always go cruising on Wednesday night.” The 1994 49ers were a tad more straight-laced than the 1980 Raiders. Come the morning there was a reckoning for Sanders, in his first, last and…

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