CBS Sacramento

Survivors Of Two Pandemics Credit Pets With Helping Them Survive

DAVIS (CBS13) – UC Davis researchers have discovered that some of the best medicine to get you through a pandemic may not come in the form of a pill at all.  Instead, it may come with having a pet. It’s clear little white Maltese-mix, Heidi, stole Homer Hobi’s heart.  But there’s more than love between Homer and his pups.  There’s an appreciation others may not understand. “Given the state of my health, they said you probably have 2, 3, 4 more years left,” Hobi recalled to CBS13. That was his prognosis nearly two decades ago. And while medical breakthroughs kept Homer alive, he...
Picture for Survivors Of Two Pandemics Credit Pets With Helping Them Survive

California’s Capitol Lit-Up Pink for Second Night, Women Talk End of Roe v. Wade

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Protests didn’t close the street in front of California’s Capitol Saturday night and the only visible sign of the U.S. Supreme Court decision to end Roe v. Wade was the Capitol rotunda lit up with the color pink for the second night in a row. Abortion is still legal in California, but women who spoke to CBS13 Saturday shared feelings of concern, sadness, and fear of what could come next. These emotions weren’t the only ones shared. Other women expressed relief, some said they weren’t “caught up” with the news, and some said they were supportive. “I’m a mother...
Picture for California’s Capitol Lit-Up Pink for Second Night, Women Talk End of Roe v. Wade

Vehicle Crashes Into Heritage Oaks Hospital In Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A driver accidentally sent their vehicle crashing into a building in Sacramento on Saturday night. The incident happened at Heritage Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, which is at 4250 Auburn Boulevard. A Sacramento Fire Department spokesperson says paramedics are at the scene. No one was injured and the driver was able to exit the vehicle. It appears the crash was an accident.  

Fire Burning At Metal Recycling Facility In Sutter County

SUTTER COUNTY (CBS13) – Firefighters from several agencies are battling a fire at a metal recycling plant in Sutter County. The fire, which was putting out a lot of smoke, is at Empire Steel on North Township Road in Sutter County. Cal Fire Butte Unit/Butte County Fire Department tweeted that they sent a battalion chief, a dozer, and five engines to join the firefighting efforts. There’s no word yet on evacuations or whether the fire is threatening nearby structures. We are currently assisting Sutter County Fire Dept. with a Battalion Chief, a dozer, four engines, and one engine from Oroville on a large fire at a metal recycling facility on North Township Road. — CAL FIRE Butte Unit/Butte County Fire Department (@CALFIRE_ButteCo) June 26, 2022  

Brawl Breaks Out At Big League Dreams Sports Park In Manteca

MANTECA (CBS13) – What may have started as a friendly game of baseball turned into a brawl in Manteca on Friday night. The Manteca Police Department confirms that there were around 20 people involved in a brawl that broke out at Big League Dreams sports park. Police were called out to the facility 9:40 p.m., but by the time they arrived, they found that most of the people involved in the fight had already left. (credit: Police say one person who stayed had suffered minor facial injuries. A video of the brawl was shared on Facebook and shows the chaos that erupted on the field. According to the park’s website, the facility boasts restaurants, batting cages, a kids’ play area, six major league replica fields, and a 20,000-square-foot pavilion.

WATCH: CBS13 Pride Month Special ‘See Us’

Coming together with pride and purpose. Now, more than ever, finding the path to acceptance and respect has never been more crucial for the LGBTQ community. Hope over heartbreak is what Pride Month is all about, as one’s love for one’s own true self turns confusion into clarity. CBS13 is helping celebrate the strong voices and soaring spirits this month with the special “See Us”. Click on the video player below to watch.

Solano County CHP Officer Helps Free Baby Deer Whose Head Was Stuck In Fence

SOLANO COUNTY (CBS13) – A CHP officer recently helped a young critter that was stuck in a dangerous spot. On Saturday, CHP – Solano posted a photo on its Facebook page of an officer holding a baby deer, also known as a fawn. According to the CHP, Officer Ensley responded to the call of an injured animal, and when he arrived, he found the fawn with its head stuck in a fence. Ofc. Ensley was able to free the fawn and got his photo with it. While Ofc. Ensley’s help was necessary for the fawn to survive, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife says that, under normal circumstances, if you spot a baby deer, don’t interact with it, even if it appears to be abandoned. Adult female deer often leave their fawns in tall grass or brush for many hours while they look for food. To report an injured or sick fawn that appears to be orphaned, you’re asked to call your local CDFW regional office directly.

Home And Sheds Catch Fire In Del Paso Heights

DEL PASO HEIGHTS (CBS13) – A home and some sheds caught fire in Del Paso Heights on Saturday morning. At around 6:15 a.m., Sacramento Fire Department crews received the call of a fire at a home along Marysville Boulevard near Acacia Avenue. When firefighters arrived, they found that the fire had damaged some sheds on the property along with a bungalow-style home behind the main home. A large plume of smoke could be seen from miles away. Fortunately, no one was injured in the fire, but parts of the property suffered heavy damage. Investigators are still working to determine the cause.

‘Shut Up And Make Babies’: Protesters Reveal Deeply Personal Stories Following SCOTUS Decision

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — What was planned as a vigil without any speakers turned into a flash protest following Friday’s Supreme Court opinion. It’s clear many are taking the decision personally as some shared deeply personal stories outside the State Capitol.  They raised their signs and voices in an emotional response to one of the most controversial Supreme Court decisions in decades. ”I was sobbing all day and I had to leave work and my manager said, ‘go give ’em hell,’” said Jessica Ward. For Ward and many who marched around downtown Sacramento, overturning Roe v. Wade is personal. “I was the victim of rape...

California Abortion Activists React To The End Of Roe V. Wade

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – In California, abortion activists are already preparing for the expected increase of people seeking abortion services and at the same time, anti-abortion activists are at work to limit the legislation passed to protect abortion rights. The issue is deeply personal for two women who spoke with CBS13 that fall on each side of the issue, one works at Planned Parenthood and the other is the Director of Californians for Life. Both women shared how their work was impacted when the Supreme Court overturned its landmark decision in Roe v. Wade that established the right to an abortion. The...

Tesla Fire In Alameda County Grows To Over 500 Acres

ALAMEDA COUNTY (CBS13) — The Tesla Fire burning across Alameda County has grown to 524 acres, said Cal Fire. The fire is located 11 miles southeast of Livermore and is currently 75% contained. Firefighters will remain at the scene through the night continuing to work towards full containment. The origin of the fire has not been reported.

Backyard Fire In Suisun City Damages Home

SUISUN CITY (CBS13) — Friday afternoon a fire broke out in the backyard of a house on Potrero Circle in Suisun City, said the Suisun City Fire Department. Around 5:31 p.m., fire crews were dispatched to the backyard to a large column of smoke. When crews arrived, they found a shed on fire in the backyard with another structure beginning to catch fire and several others being threatened by the flames. Crews were able to contain the fire to the yard and only one structure was burned. The fire is under investigation and there were no reported injuries.

10 California Communities Awarded $17 Million To Address Family Homelessness

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Ten California municipalities from Mendocino County to San Diego will receive $17 million in Family Homelessness Challenge Grant money as part of Governor Gavin Newsom’s $14 billion package to fight homelessness with the aim of reducing family homelessness throughout the state. “This is not a one-size-fits-all approach. With these grants, communities throughout the state are stepping up with their own solutions and best practices – cutting through red tape to effectively and efficiently eliminate family homelessness,” said Governor Newsom. “Success leaves clues, and through this process we are not only rewarding programs that work, we are also supporting systems that are innovative, and accelerate efforts to address the challenges of family homelessness at the local level.” These grants are being awarded through the California Interagency Council on Homelessness (Cal ICH), and should take effect immediately. Cal ICH will monitor the demonstration projects and share the grantees’ best practices with communities all around the state.

Fire Crews Battle Vegetation Fire In Palermo

PALERMO (CBS13) — Firefighters are at the scene of a vegetation fire in Palermo that is approximately 1 acre, said Cal Fire. The 1-acre fire is spreading at a moderate rate and crews are making good progress fighting it as of Friday afternoon. There is currently a line around the blaze, but there is spotting potential.  

City Of Tracy Announces Awardees Of 2022 Fireworks Lottery

TRACY (CBS13) — Out of the 53 applications received from neighborhood charity groups looking for the chance to sell legal fireworks this summer from June 28 to July 4th, the City of Tracy chose ten. Sales of fireworks go to support neighborhood nonprofits that offer services to the community. The number of lawful and responsible fireworks stands that are allowed in Tracy is determined by the city’s resident population, in accordance with the city’s municipal code. Per 10,000 residents, or a fraction thereof, the ordinance permits one lawful and safe sales permit. As of July, 2021, the population of Tracy was estimated by the US Census Bureau to be approximately 95,387, so the City is authorizing the issuance of 10 permits in 2022.

Woman Dies From Shooting At Natomas Truck Stop, Gunman Was Employee

NATOMAS (CBS13) — Friday afternoon a woman was killed in a shooting at a truck stop off of El Centro Road in Natomas, said the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. When deputies arrived, the woman was shot inside of a local business and was lying on the floor. Metro Fire arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead hours later. While it is unclear what led to the incident, it is believed that the victim and suspect knew each other. The suspect is also believed to be an employee of the business where the crime occurred. The identity of the victim has not been released but will be by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office after identification and notification of next of kin.

Crews Contain Fire Near Sheridan, Evacuations Lifted

5:36 p.m. UPDATE: The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says that all mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted for the area of Ranch House Road and voluntary evacuations along Camp Far West to 10th Street are no longer in effect. Firefighting crews have gained control over the fire. EARLIER UPDATE: SHERIDAN (CBS13) – Evacuations are underway in Placer County due to two spot fires. The forward progress of one of the fires was stopped at around 25 acres. The second fire has grown to about 30 acres, CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit reports. Mandatory evacuations have been ordered along Ranch House Road in the town of Sheridan, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office tweeted. The area of Camp Far West to Ranch House Road is also under an evacuation warning. No structures are being threatened. This is a developing story.

Roe V. Wade Demonstrations Being Held In Downtown Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS13/CNN) – Police closed streets in downtown Sacramento near the capitol in preparation for demonstrations that come on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. A vigil, which CBS13 is told will include a protest and rally, is happening at the capitol. The closures due to that event are being done by police on a proactive basis. Police have traffic cones positioned in the area and officers urge drivers to avoid the area. 🚨 Road Closure: N Street and 10th Street will be closed for the time being in anticipation of a peaceful demonstration in the area. Please...

Firefighters Contain 3-Alarm Fire That Threatened Homes In Suisun City

SUISUN CITY (CBS13) – Authorities are investigating a series of fires in Suisun City that appear to have started within a short time from each other. Suisun City Fire says they were battling two smaller suspicious fires along Sunset Avenue on Friday when a third, more rapidly spreading blaze also started along Sunset Avenue. The third fire quickly prompted a three-alarm response, with homes being threatened on Silk Oak Drive. Firefighters were able to stop the spread of the flames before any homes were damaged, but mop-up work will be ongoing. Exactly what started the fires is under investigation.

Firefighters Hike Into Tahoe National Forest To Stop Lightning-Caused Tree Fire

NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) – Firefighters had to hike into the Tahoe National Forest on Thursday to battle a tree fire that was apparently started by lightning. California saw more than 66,000 lightning strikes across the state Wednesday night into Thursday. The tree that caught fire near Donner Lake. (Credit: Cal Fire) The barrage was one of the most extreme seen in years – with about a third of them being cloud-to-ground strikes, officials with the National Lightning Detection Network said. A vast majority of the lightning strikes were registered down in Southern California, but Northern California also saw some action. Case in point, Cal Fire and the US Forest Service announced that they responded to a lightning-caused tree fire above Donner Lake on Thursday evening. Firefighters had to hike for about a mile until they reached the fire on Schallenberger Ridge. Crews had to fell the tree to fully put out the flames, Cal Fire says. Firefighters will continue to be on high alert in case any lingering problems remain after the thunderstorm.