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California governor orders new DNA tests in case of Kevin Cooper, convicted in 1983 killings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered additional DNA testing Friday on evidence that a death-row inmate says will prove his innocence in a 35-year-old murder case that has drawn national attention.


Dixon braces for closure of Gymboree distribution center

In January, San Francisco-based children’s clothing retail company Gymboree announced it would be closing all 1,200 of its stores in North America following sluggish sales after the Great Recession and two bankruptcy filings. Its remaining locations are offering sales of 40 to 60 percent off all inv


Man who shot at California cop previously deported, arrested but cops wouldn't honor ICE detainer, feds say

The illegal immigrant killed Sunday in a shootout with a California cop had been deported three times and arrested and released over ICE's objection on several occasions -- including cases involving the very department whose officer took him down in a dramatic exchange caught on her body cam.


Tiny homes project left homeless after Vacaville opposition, new location sought in city

VACAVILLE, Calif. — A tiny homes project in Vacaville is itself looking for a new home after community opposition to its original location had leadership consider other options.


Dixon working on ordinance for accessory dwelling units

The city of Dixon is working on an ordinance to address accessory dwelling units (ADUs) with respect to state law, Deputy City Attorney Nubia Goldstein said at Tuesday’s Planning Commission meeting.


Former Sacramento Anchor Chris Burrous Died of Meth Toxicity; Death Ruled Accidental: Coroner’s Office

LOS ANGELES -- KTLA anchor and reporter Chris Burrous was found to have died from methamphetamine toxicity, according to a Los Angeles County coroner's report released Friday. Burrous, who was 43, died on the afternoon of Dec. 27 after being found unresponsive at a Days Inn in Glendale with a male c


Solano County gets ‘steamed’ over weed control

FAIRFIELD — Solano County is so steamed about weed control – it’s foaming. Jim Simon, who has served 12 years as the county’s grounds supervisor, gave a demonstration Thursday of the no-chemical, no-pesticide Foamstream weed-killing product for nearly two dozen city, school and other representatives


Overturned Tractor-Trailer Blocks Westbound I-80 in Vacaville

VACAVILLE — A major crash blocked all westbound lanes of Interstate 80 Thursday afternoon between Vacaville and Fairfield. At 3:07 p.m., the CHP reports a big rig carrying crushed cars overturned, blocking traffic east of Cherry Glen Road.


Attorney accused of Vacaville fire re-arrested; faces possible loss of law license

FAIRFIELD — A Sacramento attorney accused of starting a fire last year along a Solano County freeway was re-arrested earlier this month after failing to appear for a court date.


Monica Brown/Solano County Supervisor, District 2: Women and leadership

I want to invite everyone to attend the women’s panel I will be a part of on Saturday, March 9. The panel will be at the Fairfield Civic Center Library starting at 3 p.m. The panel will feature local women discussing women in leadership and is sponsored by the Solano County Library. This is part of


Davis Man Honors Officer Natalie Corona by Running 224 Miles

DAVIS -- An ultra-runner is doing the unthinkable in Davis by trying to complete 224 miles over the course of 72 hours. And his efforts are for a very good cause. Back in January, rookie police officer Natalie Corona was shot and killed.


Cal Water seeking to combine Stockton, Dixon districts

STOCKTON — Thousands of Stockton residents served by the California Water Service Company could see slight rate increases on their bills in 2020 if the agency is allowed to consolidate two of its districts.


New Charges Filed Against 7 People Accused Of Helping Newman Cop Killer Suspect

FRESNO (CBS13) — Six new charges were filed for the seven people accused of helping hide the man suspected of killing Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh. Erik Razo-Quiroz, 29, of Merced; Adrian Virgen-Mendoza, 25, of Fairfield; Conrado Virgen Mendoza, 34, of Chowchilla; Erasmo Villegas-Suarez, 36, o


Fairfield police seek tips on suspected hold-up at apartment complex

FAIRFIELD — The Police Department has turned to social media to ask for information about what it said was a hold-up earlier this month at an apartment complex. Police said a man approached a women Feb. 3 in the driveway of an apartment complex along the 200 block of East Alaska Avenue. The woman re


Compassion Not Reason CA Dept of Corrections Reversed Policy to Not Charge Inmates for Health/Dental Care

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) announced Thursday they will end the practice of charging inmates a $5 copayment for each medical or dental visit by March 1.


Similar to hurricanes, California storms now ranked by their own ‘Cat’-like scale

Remember the series of winter storms we experienced mid-January? It was the result of an “atmospheric river” driving a series of Pacific storms onshore. Now there is a new scale to characterize strength and impacts of atmospheric river type storms, just like hurricanes. The scale is useful because a


Police Looking For Fake Security Officer In Fairfield Attempted Kidnapping

FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — Police are looking to the public to identify a man wanted in a kidnapping attempt from Feb. 3. According to the Fairfield police, a man approached a female victim in the driveway of her apartment complex in the 200 block of E. Alaska Avenue. The man claimed to be a security offic


A record number of babies have been surrendered in California. Some say that’s ‘hopeful’

In a photograph that Dawn Robinson holds up in her living room, two of her three children smile in an almond orchard outside Bakersfield in 2014. Kern County is where Tyler, 10, and Willow, 8, took their first breaths. It’s also where their birth mothers gave them up at the hospital as part of a sta


Ex-AP California Capital Reporter Steve Lawrence Dead at 71

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Steve Lawrence, a California government reporter who covered a major capital corruption scandal and governors from Ronald Reagan to Arnold Schwarzenegger during a nearly four-decade career with The Associated Press, died Friday.


Sinkholes are popping up all over California, thanks to the rain. Here’s what to know

Sinkholes are rare in California, but the heavy rains this winter produced several dangerous ones around the state. A sinkhole is an area of ground that has no natural external surface drainage – when it rains, all the water stays inside the sinkhole and typically drains into the subsurface. There a