Corning girls crowned Little Miss, Junior Miss Olive City

CORNING — Two Corning girls were crowned with Miss Olive City titles on Saturday following a competition at the Rodgers Theatre. Taylar Anne Linder, 12, was chosen as 2019 Miss Junior Olive City and Camilia Coria-Damian, 7, captured the title of 2019 Little Miss Olive City. Linder, the daughter of Bryce and Tara Linder, is in seventh grade at Richfield Elementary where she is the vice president for student council as well as for her 4-H club. She loves to read, play basketball and hang out with her friends. Linder’s goals are to be a larger part of the community and become a role model for both girls her age and those who are younger. Lily Carter was selected as Junior Miss Runner-Up with Alexia Valerio chosen Miss Talent, Kiara Cosio as Miss Best Dressed and Madalynne Belleci as Miss Photogenic. Natalie Castañeda was named Miss Congeniality and Eliana Lucatero was selected as Miss People’s Choice. Coria-Damian, 7, is the daughter of Karla Damian and Reynaldo Coria of Corning and will be attending second grade at Olive View Elementary School. She loves reading, especially to…

Much interest in the future of Manton and Mineral school sites

RED BLUFF — Tehama County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to hold one last meeting Sept. 10 to discuss a final decision for a response to an Antelope Elementary School District letter inquiring whether the county is interested in purchasing the former Manton and Mineral school sites. “We have to let them know within 60 days (of the letter) our intentions,” said Chief Administrator Bill Goodwin. The county received the letter from the district July 16 announcing Manton School, at 31345 Forward Road, and Mineral School, at 38355 Scenic Ave., are for sale. The sites were appraised at $368,000 for Mineral and $890,000 for Manton. Others notified included trustees of the California State University system, regents of the University of California system, the California Department of General Services, California Natural Resources Agency, Red Bluff City Council and Tehama County Parks Department. Several Manton residents came to give input on the sale. Marlo Meyer, president of the Manton Education Council, said the non-profit group seeks to bring educational opportunities to Manton residents. Its members are looking for a solution that involves the school district, county and…

Bird causes power outage in Cottonwood

COTTONWOOD — More than 1,800 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers in Cottonwood were left without power Tuesday afternoon as temperatures soared. A bird caused the outage by making contact with overhead electrical equipment at Robinson Glenn Drive and Matthew Lane around 1:15 p.m., said PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno. Crews isolated the damaged section and began working on restoring power. By 3 p.m. they had restored power to 771 customers, and 15 minutes later all but 50 customers had power service restored. Those customers without power remained so until permanent repairs were made. By 5 p.m. Tuesday all residences had power service restored. Temperatures climbed into the triple digits much of Tuesday afternoon.

Gem and jewelry show coming to Anderson in September

Gem Faire, a jewelry and bead show, is set for Sept. 6-8, 2019 at Shasta District Fairground at 1890 Briggs St., in Anderson. Exhibitors from all over the world will be on site with a large selection of fine jewelry, crystals, gemstones, beads, minerals and fossils. From loose gemstones, raw minerals and millions of bead strands, to finished jewelry, fashion accessories, supplies and tools, all under one roof. Jewelry repair, cleaning and ring sizing service is available. Door prize drawings are conducted every hour throughout the weekend. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The event is open to the public and admission of $5 is valid for the entire weekend. For more information, visit, call (503) 252-8300 or write to

Whiskeytown to host Bat Chat Friday night

Meet scientists that study the fascinating creatures of the night by attending a Bat Chat starting at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 at the Oak Bottom amphitheater in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Lava Beds National Monument’s Katrina Smith and the National Park Service’s Klamath Network Inventory and Monitoring Coordinator Dr. Alice Chung-MacCoubrey will kick the evening off with a brief talk. Special equipment that analyzes bat vocalizations in real-time will allow you to see and hear the echolocation calls of wild bats as they fly past, and recognize the different species. If the research team gets lucky at the nets, participants will have the opportunity to observe several bat species face-to-face as they are measured and safely released. Bring water, a flashlight or headlamp – one that includes a red light setting is best – and a camp chair, if desired. Plan to stay 1.5-2.5 hours for the best chance of seeing wild bats. For additional information, call Jennifer Gibson at 242-3457. To learn more about Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, visit or stop by the visitor center.

Person Found Dead In Tuolumne County Structure Fire

TUOLUMNE COUNTY (CBS13) —A person was found dead in a house fire Tuesday morning in the Big Hill area of Columbia. (credit: Tuolumne County) Deputies and firefighters responded to the fire on Calle Quartz Road near Adelleana Lane around 6 a.m. to find the home engulfed in flames. The fire spread to nearby vegetation, forcing some homes to be evacuated. Crews were able to contain the fire to a quarter of an acre. (credit: Tuolumne County) The cause of the fire and the death are under investigation.

Some Consider Giant Penis Mural Vandalism, Police Say It’s Not A Crime

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The giant penis mural on the side of the Court Plaza Building at 9th Avenue and H Street is covered, but some people still have strong opinions over what was there for several minutes on Monday. “Obviously it’s not appropriate, but I think it’s hilarious,” Larry Pilgrim said. “For one, it’s inappropriate,” John Bray said. “What if some kids came by. I have a daughter myself. I wouldn’t want her to see that.” Some considered the mural to be vandalism. “(It’s) definitely vandalism. It doesn’t complement the look of the city at all. It doesn’t make us look at any better,” Abel Sayed said. READ: Giant Penis Painted On Sacramento Building Causes Quite A Stir “It doesn’t shine a good light on our city that I believe we should have something,” Bray said. “I feel as if that is something a kid would do at their high school and they would be in trouble.” The side of the building is a site for one of the Wide Open Walls mural locations. The artist designated to paint their artwork at the location was Axel…

Big Rig Crash Blocks Three Lanes On EB I-80 In Natomas

NATOMAS (CBS13) — A multi-vehicle collision involving a big rig on eastbound Interstate 80 at Truxel Road is blocking traffic. The CHP said they are investigating the crash that is blocking the three left lanes. @CHPNSac is investigating a multiple vehicle traffic collision with a big rig involved I-80 e/b e/of Truxel Rd. Fortunately there are no reported injuries but the #1, #2, and #3 lanes are currently blocked. Please seek an alternate route or slow for emergency crews working. — CHP North Sac (@CHPNSac) August 14, 2019 CHP said no injuries were reported in the crash. Avoid the area or slow for emergency crews.

Lyft Driver Says She Was Sexually Assaulted During Late Night Ride In Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Lyft Driver in Sacramento says she was sexually assaulted by four men in her own car over the weekend. Heidi says the men were drunk. It happened after she picked them up from a bar just before 4 a.m. on Saturday. This wasn’t the first time. She says female drivers are easy targets for sexual assaults. Over the weekend, Heidi was pinged to pick up four men from the beer garden on K Street in downtown Sacramento. The Lyft ride took her to P and 15th Street. In just a four-minute time span, Heidi says she was sexually assaulted and verbally abused. Now she is calling for more safety precautions for Lyft drivers. READ ALSO: Lyft Driver From Tracy Accused Of Raping Woman He Picked Up From San Mateo Bar “It was very scary, it was being sexually assaulted in your car, your place of work,” she said. Heidi, who asked we not show her face, says her workplace became her worst nightmare. “As women, we need to be more cautious,” she said. From her back seat, she says men in their thirties…

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