Sacramento Fire Department crews rescued multiple cats and birds from a house fire Saturday on Norbert Way in South Natomas. Two adults were evacuated safely. There were no injuries reported, and cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Chris Traber was driving on Highway 14 in Santa Clarita when he witnessed a dramatic road rage incident involving a motorcyclist and the driver of a sedan. He started recording as the incident escalated. Police are investigating. “We need to get the motorcyclist’s side of the story to see what led up to this incident. We’re not sure what happened farther back,” a CHP officer told the LA Times.
Grass Valley police officers on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, encountered afternoon a young man contemplating ending his life by jumping off a Highway 49 overpass. Officers arrived and spoke with him for several minutes, trying to get him to reconsider. But the man suddenly tried to climb the fence and jump over to a busy highway below. On the Grass Valley Police Department's Facebook page, the agency commented on the video: "Only a portion of the video is shown here and the identity of the individual has been obscured. Please know that Grass Valley Police Department recognizes the sensitivity of these situations for the individuals, family, friends, and first responders involved."
Richard Malott recently won a settlement of more than $200,000 from the Sacramento and Placer sheriff's departments. He said officers searched his diary and spread untruths about him after he threatened to file a federal lawsuit over his treatment during a traffic stop.
A Red Flag Warning, issued by the National Weather Service, remains in effect until 11 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017, as heat, dryness and hot breezes combine for dangerous conditions in the Sacramento region and Northern California in general.
Water spewed from a fire hydrant at Auburn Folsom and King roads in Loomis on Wednesday evening after a driver struck it. Placer County sheriff's deputies found the driver nearby shortly after the 8:05 p.m. crash. The California Highway Patrol arrested Rosales Diego Estevan, 22, of Roseville on suspicion of DUI and hit and run. His vehicle, a gray 2006 Toyota Corolla, suffered front-end damage, according to the CHP.
Assaults took different forms with some of the people on the current list of the Sacramento region's most-wanted fugitives. The robbery was more of a straight-forward affair for the week of June 19-24, 2017.
California is more than Earthquake Country. It's Volcano Country, too. With eight active volcanoes, one of the most closely watched is just three hours up the highway from the state Capitol - Lassen. "The threat is real," says scientist Maggie Mangan of the USGS. Video contains archive footage of the last time Lassen erupted, in 1915.
The California Highway Patrol Valley Air Operations is issuing a safety warning after a drowning over the weekend upstream from the Rainbow Lodge on the raging South Yuba River. "Folks, please, please, please, heed our warnings," CHP posted on its Facebook page. "The waters are not safe for swimming yet. They are COLD, fast moving due to the snow melt, and you don't know what is going on under the surface." Jairus Johnson-Neal, 21, of Reno died in the Sierra river at the Hampshire Rocks campground.
A vehicle fire on Monday (June 19, 2017) spread onto surrounding grass, and reportedly burned a barn before UC Davis firefighters knocked it down near Dixon. News reports placed the fire on property at Trefoil Road, east of Sikes Road. The UC Davis Fire Department posted video of the flames on its Facebook page.
A motorcyclist riding his dirt bike on Caldor Road in El Dorado County during a camping trip with his family, crashed on a washed-out portion of the road. The man was unable to move and spent the night on rocky terrain before being rescued by a California Highway Patrol helicopter crew and El Dorado County sheriff's personnel on Sunday, June 18, 2017.