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‘Stressed and fearful’: SJ, Valley farmworkers face evictions with no safety net

LODI — Three weeks ago on a Saturday evening, Irma Barbosa was startled by a knock on her door in this San Joaquin Valley town.It was the landlord’s son. She was two months behind on her rent.As she stood in the faded yellow threshold of her $300 unit, which lacks running water and is nearly entirely filled by a twin bed, he told her to be gone by 5 a.m. the next day, she said.Barbosa speaks little English, lacks immigration documents and was […]

Elderly Woman Bloodied, Hospitalized After Home Invasion In Mountain House

MOUNTAIN HOUSE (CBS13) – An elderly woman was left bloodied and hospitalized after a home invasion that happened in Mountain House early Wednesday, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said. Authorities said the woman’s neighbor notified law enforcement after one of his security cameras captured an unidentified man in the victim’s backyard. “He saw a man in the backyard of one of his neighbors and he knew that this neighbor lives by herself and it was an elderly female. So he was concerned for her safety,” said Sandra Mendez, spokesperson for the San Joaquin County Sheriffs Office. Investigators arrived at the 400 block of San Juan Drive just after 5 a.m. to check up on the woman, who the neighbor said lived by herself. When inspecting the home, investigators said they located large amounts of blood along the side and back of the property. READ: 31 Arrested In Modesto Pot Bust; 12k Plants, Nearly $1 Million Seized The woman was located a short time later suffering from what the sheriff’s office described as “significant injuries.” Investigators said the home invasion occurred sometime between 4:30 a.m. and…

Sacramento Heat Wave Presenting Yet Another Hurdle For Struggling Restaurants

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Outdoor dining is the only option on the menu in midtown Sacramento due to coronavirus restrictions, but customers may not want to sit outside during this week-long heat wave. Robert Blesi grabbed the coolest table in town Thursday afternoon. He thinks the heat chased everybody away from Midtown. “There are three tables here that have air conditioning. This is like worth gold,” Blesi said. Many other tables were left empty with few brave enough to sit in the sun. The excessive heat could mean another financial set back for already struggling restaurants in the Sacramento region. READ: Heat Wave: Local Cooling Centers And Spaces “Definitely another big hurdle. And I think it’s just the worst timing,” Jarrett Derfield, manager at Der Biergarten, said. Derfield says they’re doing what they can to keep customers cool at the midtown Biergarten by adding awnings for shade and misters. Still, it can’t compete with cooling off by the river, making it tough for restaurants to convince customers to turn out for a happy hour in the heat. But that’s not going to stop restaurants from trying. “We…

Sacramento County Looking For 30 Vote Centers For Nov. 3 Election

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Election day is less than three months away and Sacramento County is still looking for 31 vote centers. The county is required by law to provide 84 Vote Centers for the general election on Nov. 3, but so far they only have 53 centers confirmed. A spokesperson for the county said many locations that they’ve used in the past, like schools and community centers, are occupied with daycares, COVID testing, food distribution and other services. The county is looking for spaces that can be open Oct. 31 to Nov. 3, especially in the Natomas, Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova and Folsom areas. Officials are looking to business owners, community organizations, school districts and government facilities that could offer up their space. A deep cleaning will be provided before and after the election, the county said. They hope to confirm locations by Aug. 28 so the information can be included in voter information guides. Below is the current list of confirmed locations: 11-Day/Drop Box Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA) 4000 Truxel Rd Ste 3 Sacramento 95834 11-Day/Drop Box City of Citrus Heights…

Fresno County School That Opened Classrooms Ordered To Close

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A private school in California was ordered to close Thursday after it reopened classrooms in violation of a state health order aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Fresno County issued a health order against Immanuel Schools in Reedley, ordering it to close its classrooms until the county is removed from a state monitoring list for two weeks. Violating the order could lead to fines of up to $1,000 per violation per day. The order requests the county sheriff and local police chiefs to enforce the order. News reports showed students gathered in groups at the school for the first day of the new school year without practicing social distancing or wearing masks. The private Christian school, located in the Central Valley, has about 600 students in classes from kindergarten through high school. All are taught on a single campus. “Immanuel Schools and all Fresno County Schools have an obligation to protect the health and safety of all students and faculty,” David Pomaville, the county’s public health director, said in a statement. “We will continue to work with our schools…

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