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Nearly 60 Inmates Hurt In California Prison Riot

SOLEDAD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a riot at a California prison has injured nearly 60 people and sent eight of them to the hospital. The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says about 200 inmates began fighting Wednesday morning in a recreation yard at the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad. Guards used rifle warning shots, chemicals and non-lethal weapons to quickly break up the fighting. Authorities say no staff members were hurt but about 50 inmates were treated for minor injuries. Another eight were taken to hospitals with injuries including cuts, bruises and puncture wounds. Four inmate-made weapons were seized. The cause of the riot is under investigation. The prison east of Monterey has about 5,400 inmates in minimum and medium custody.

Forward Progress Stopped In Fire That Prompted Highway 50 Closure Between Shingle Springs And Placerville

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) – The latest on a fire burning between Shingle Springs and Placerville: 4:45 p.m. All lanes of Highway 50 are now open near Greenstone Road. FINAL UPDATE: All U.S. 50 lanes have reopened near Greenstone Road. https://t.co/dPxyFM4J4i — Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) August 14, 2019 3:47 p.m. Cal Fire said the fire is 20 acres and 15% contained. Evacuation orders have been lifted. The westbound lanes of Highway 50 have been opened and one lane is open going eastbound on 50. Forward progress of the #GreenStoneFire has stopped at approximately 20 acres. We are currently at 15% containment. All evacuation orders have been lifted. West-bound Hwy 50 is open and 1 lane of East-bound Hwy 50 is open. pic.twitter.com/n3UtQKkwH2 — CAL FIRE AEU (@CALFIREAEU) August 14, 2019 2:36 p.m. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office says they’re starting to let people who were evacuated go back home. #edso is starting to repopulate the evacuated areas via @SgtPrencipe — El Dorado Sheriff (@ElDoradoSheriff) August 14, 2019 2:19 p.m. Authorities say forward progress of the fire has been stopped. According to Cal Fire,…

Truck Transporting Peaches Crashes Into Parked Truck Killing Goldfish, Koi

LIVINGSTON (CBS13) — A truck carrying live goldfish, koi and exotic pets was hit by a truck carrying 80,000 pounds of peaches Wednesday afternoon. The truck carrying the fish was parked on the shoulder of southbound Highway 99  south of Winton Parkway when it was hit by the peach truck, according to a CHP Merced spokesperson. READ: Forward Progress Stopped In Fire That Prompted Highway 50 Closure Between Shingle Springs And Placerville The crash happened just after 1:30 p.m. when the semi carrying peaches reportedly became distracted and went onto the shoulder, hitting the box truck. No human injuries were reported, but CHP officer Eric Zuniga said many of the fish did not survive the crash. Traffic is delayed due to debris. Zuniga estimated the roadway will be cleared around 5:30 p.m.

Shasta College Tehama Campus to hold welcome day

Shasta College invites all students and community members to its free, annual welcome day event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 on the Shasta College Tehama Campus, 770 Diamond Ave., Red Bluff. Information on course offerings, financial assistance, health and wellness opportunities, important college and community dates, and tips for having a successful college career will be provided. There will be prizes, a scavenger hunt, free treats, tutoring, answers to FAQs and informational booths. Numerous organizations from the community will showcase their products and services. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the college and community partners as well as meet with others. Any questions can be directed to the Shasta College Tehama Campus at 242-7750 ext. 2 or Tehama@shastacollege.edu.

Red Bluff Garden Club: The green stick tree

Our clear sunny days and triple digit heat waves are no friends to all succulents despite the belief by some that they can withstand the severest summer elements. Some aloes, agaves, euphorbias and cacti need shade from direct sunlight during April to October. A well placed tree or shrub will serve to block the sun’s rays and heat. This will greatly reduce damage to your succulents. A canopy will moderate extreme high and low temperatures. I am in the process of extending canopies within the predominantly succulent area of my garden. I envision my various garden areas as painting canvasses. I supply the colors and textures through plant vegetation. In order to preserve the painting, the canvass should have some safe, shade and dappled light areas. I already have olive trees, crepe myrtles and an African Sumac tree that have been etched in this canvass; however there is a void in this area that I need to fill. My research led me to the State Tree of Arizona, the Palo Verde. It is a member of the small Parkinsonia genus of leguminous (seed pod bearing)…

49ers camp: Defense intercepts Garoppolo five passes in a row

SANTA CLARA – Intercepting five consecutive passes by Jimmy Garoppolo seemed like an Apple store heist, and not because of who was in charge of the merchandise, but rather the unsuspecting bandits. Yes, Wednesday was a great day for 49ers defensive backs, stacking confidence after each interception and distancing themselves light years away from their NFL-record, two-interception total in 2018. Defenders’ confidence soared so much that some even barked or stared down the franchise quarterback after incompletions. One hollered as if this should go down as “The Oprah Practice,” as in: “You get a pick! And you get a pick! And you get a pick!” San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws a pass during training camp at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group) For Garoppolo, he saved his worst outing of training camp for the last official practice on 49ers grounds. Up next are joint practices in Denver on Friday and Saturday before he makes his exhibition-season debut in a Monday night cameo. “I was a defensive coach today, so I was…

Looking for production at second base, Athletics call up hot-hitting Corban Joseph

SAN FRANCISCO — He goes by CoJo, mostly because people he meets often switches Corben Joseph with Joseph Corban. “Just a little reminder, Corban goes first,” Joseph said. For now, Joseph will play second for the A’s. The 30-year-old left-handed hitter will bat seventh against Giants right-hander Tyler Beede on Wednesday afternoon, and this could be routine against right-handers in these final weeks of the season. “We’re just trying to do the best we can from the position, with a guy who’s swinging a hot bat and has been the entire year,” manager Bob Melvin said. “When you have that kind of year, and we’re maybe not getting as much production as we want out of that position, you look somewhere else.” Second base has been a bit of a black hole for the A’s, with Profar currently stuck in a strange offensive pattern in which timely home runs sprinkle a .148 average over his previous 20 games. Franklin Barreto was poised to take over the lion’s share of starts at second, but just couldn’t match his minor league numbers once he took the batter’s…

Five questions Raiders aim to answer Thursday vs. Cardinals

You want answers? After preparing for Thursday night’s road game against the Arizona Cardinals with two walkthroughs and a single practice, it’s better to focus on the questions which face the Raiders as they hit the midway point of the exhibition season. 1. Can the Raiders get Derek Carr in and out of the game without a scratch? Coach Jon Gruden said Wednesday Carr would play “a little” which is at least a mild surprise. As has been made clear on “Hard Knocks,” the idea of “protecting the merchandise” is paramount as is practice etiquette. There is no etiquette in an exhibition game, just players hoping to make a name for themselves. So expect to see Carr for a series or two, and all the encouragement to his feet when plays break down will not apply. Throw it out of bounds. Then it’s on to Mike Glennon vs. Nathan Peterman for the backup job. Glennon can’t afford turnovers like the two he had against the Rams. Peterman got flambeed by the head coach as well, although to be fair, it’s not nearly as fun to…

Highway 50 Closed Between Shingle Springs And Placerville Due To Fire; Evacuations In Place

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) – Highway 50 is closed in both directions between Shingle Springs and Placerville due to a fire. The scene is near Greenstone Road, about 6 miles west of Placerville. Highway 50 is closed in both directions near Greenstone Road, between Shingle Springs and Placerville due to a fire. Avoid the area. ⁦@CHPPlacerville⁩ ⁦@ElDoradoSheriff⁩ pic.twitter.com/sJ4x0OmAlk — Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) August 14, 2019 The fire appears to have started just before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Cal Fire crews are at the scene. Evacuations are in place. Caltrans and California Highway Patrol’s Placerville division are warning that Highway 50 is closed. Drivers are being advised to avoid the area and no estimated time of reopening has been given. More information to come.

Modesto City Council Approves Law Banning Weapons At Rallies

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — The central California city of Modesto has banned firearms, glass bottles, baseball bats and other items that can be used as weapons at rallies and protests. The Modesto City Council approved the ordinance Tuesday that also prohibits participants wear masks or anything that hides their face. City spokesman Thomas Reeves says the ordinance initially included banning firearms but that language was taken out because state law already regulates them. The ordinance comes as the National Straight Pride Coalition tries to organize a rally in Modesto that would celebrate traditional gender roles, Christianity, heterosexuality and the contributions of whites to Western Civilization. Opponents say the rally would promote hatred of LGBTQ people and minorities.

Man Dies After Competing In Fresno Taco-Eating Contest

FRESNO, Calif. (CBS13/AP) — Authorities say a man died shortly after competing in a taco-eating contest at a minor league baseball game Fresno Sheriff spokesman Tony Botti says 41-year-old Dana Hutchings, of Fresno, died Tuesday night shortly after arriving at a hospital. Botti says an autopsy on Hutchings will be done to determine a cause of death. It was not immediately known how many tacos the man had eaten, or whether he had won the contest. Fresno Grizzlies President Derek Franks released a statement on Wednesday, saying the team was devastated to learn of the fan’s death. “The Fresno Grizzlies extend our heartfelt prayers and condolences to the family of Mr. Hutchings. The safety and security of our fans is our highest priority. We will work closely with local authorities and provide any helpful information that is requested,” Franks wrote. The team noted that the contest was not a Major League Eating sanctioned event. During the 2018 Taco Eating Championship in Fresno, professional eater Geoff Esper downed 73 tacos in eight minutes. Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to…

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