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Dixon Resident Identified As Body Found In Garbage Truck In Yolo County

YOLO COUNTY (CBS13) — The person found dead inside a Yolo County garbage truck on Tuesday was identified as a Dixon resident. The Dixon Police Department said a coroner identified the body as Miguel Peñuelas. Dixon police said that they were contacted by Davis police who said that a waste disposal service found the body while dropping off trash collected from the city of Dixon. Investigators said it appears Peñuelas climbed into a dumpster about an hour before a truck came to pick it up and covered himself with cardboard. The driver discovered the body when disposing of the contents of the truck at a dump in Yolo County. There were no signs of foul play and the death appears to be accidental, police said.
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California lawmakers OK budget; most taxpayers to get refund

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers on Wednesday approved a nearly $308 billion spending plan that includesmoney to cover abortions for women who can't afford them and the health care costs for low-income adults living in the country illegally while sending cash payments to most taxpayers to help offset record-high gas prices.
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Mayor Steinberg Calls for Special Meeting To Address Questions About Councilmember Loloee‘s Home Address

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento Mayor Darryl Steinberg will lead a special council meeting to clear up questions about the residency of Councilmember Sean Loloee who represents district two. The mayor’s meeting comes in response to calls for an independent investigation by a new neighborhood group called “District Two Coalition for Neighborhood Leaders” who are angry the address is even in question. Mina Perez is a member of the new group. “It’s an embarrassment to our community — all these allegations — and how it’s being handled,” Perez said. “We just want the truth.” Perez lives in Del Paso Heights and wants answers about where...

Firefighters contain vegetation fire near Sutter's Landing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Firefighters battled a vegetation fire that burned about 28 acres near Sutter's Landing and put out a lot of smoke on Wednesday, authorities said. The fire started near Sutter's Landing and 28th Street, the Sacramento Fire Department said on social media. It is fully contained, however smoldering and smoke are expected to continue throughout the night, authorities said.

Prominent Sacramento criminal attorney Donald Heller dies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Family and friends are mourning the loss of prominent Sacramento criminal attorney Donald Heller, who died Wednesday at the age of 79. He's perhaps best known for authoring the 1978 ballot measure that expanded the types of offenses for which the death penalty could be imposed.

‘Lack Of Consistent Maintenance’: Grand Jury Investigation Finds Davis Parks Overrun By Invasive Weeds, Clovers

DAVIS (CBS13) — A grand jury investigation has found that parks in the city of Davis are being taken over by clovers and other invasive weeds. Playfields Park proudly displays awards it’s won in years past for having “fields of excellence,” but now, the park’s baseball diamonds — and other city parks — are getting a different kind of recognition. The grass has gotten so bad, it’s the focus of a Yolo County grand jury investigation called “Clover Taking Over.” The report finds: “Davis parks greenery is unkempt and shows a lack of consistent maintenance.” “The City of Davis takes all these concerns very...

California Lawmakers Propose Bill Protecting Native Americans from Violence

(Sacramento, CA) – There’s a bill being proposed in Sacramento that will help protect Native Americans from violence. Assemblymember James C. Ramos made the announcement about the creation of the “Feather Alert” bill. It will create an Endangered Missing Advisory System for Native Americans who are at risk, like Amber and Silver alerts.
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Woman Wakes Up to Stranger Sleeping in Her Car in San Francisco

A woman visiting San Francisco said she woke up to find a stranger sleeping in her car and video showing her encounter has gone viral. “I was shocked, I was so shocked I was like, ‘oh my god hold on wait a minute let me take a look again, let me take a second glance there's a man in my car asleep,’” said Breanna Smith of Sacramento.

Coroner identifies three women killed in collision with Amtrak train

BRENTWOOD, Calif. - The coroner on Monday released the identities of the three women killed when an Amtrak train slammed into their car in Brentwood. Authorities said Mercedes Regalado, 50, of Antioch; Maria Nieves, 27, and Julia Mondragon, 40, both of Dixon, died Sunday after the commuter train smashed into their Honda Civic that was crossing the railroad tracks.

California EV fire casts doubt on 'green' energy claims

(The Center Square) – When an electric vehicle caught fire in California, emergency services dumped 4,500 gallons of water on it. Critics say the example explains how EVs can harm the environment. The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District posted on Facebook on June 11 the Tesla caught ablaze three weeks...

Passing motorists help CHP officer in struggle with DUI driver

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Officers from CHP North Sacramento shared a thank you with unidentified motorists who assisted an officer as the officer attempted to apprehend a DUI driver on Tuesday. A post shared from the North Sacramento CHP office on Wednesday said a call came in of a drunken driver along I-80 near Madison […]

Nate Sestina named to Kings' summer league roster

Nate Sestina is getting another shot at the NBA. The former Kentucky forward has been named to the Sacramento Kings' summer league roster, the club announced Wednesday. Get the latest Kentucky Wildcats news sent directly to your inbox when you sign up for our FREE email newsletter TODAY!. The Kings,...

Man Arrested For Fatal Shooting At Sacramento Truck Stop

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A 32-year-old man was arrested over the weekend in connection to the fatal shooting of a woman at the Sacramento 49er Travel Plaza on Friday. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office says Quentin Raynal Respers, of Sacramento County, was arrested Sunday for the killing of 38-year-old Abrina Gabriella Abraham. Respers is currently being held at the Sacramento County Main Jail pending murder charges. (credit: Sacramento County) According to investigators, the shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. Friday at the truck stop on Sacramento’s west side. While it’s yet unclear what led up to the shooting, authorities say that Respers and Abraham knew each other. At the time of the shooting, Respers was on probation for a 2017 firearms conviction. Investigators say no other suspects are being sought.

Los Angeles Lakers free agent Malik Monk and Sacramento Kings have ‘mutual interest’

The Los Angeles Lakers could lose their top 2022 free agent, Malik Monk, to an in-state rival. This past season was pretty much an unmitigated disaster for the Lakers. Despite being a couple of seasons removed from winning an NBA title, and adding former league MVP Russell Westbrook to the already dominant duo of Lebron James and Anthony Davis, the team could not even reach the NBA Play-In Tournament in May.