What will come of commercial real estate tax breaks?

As one Register columnist once wrote, “they’re only opinions, but they’re all mine!” Today, I purge my inbox for another edition of a random commercial real estate thoughts. I find the occasional purge cathartic. So here it goes. Gender reveal. Some of you may have noticed my more frequent use of “she” when describing the…

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Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach: Motley Crue’s Vince Neil revs up crowd

Vince Neil, the ‘80s rocker tasked with thrilling fans during the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach’s Saturday night concert, took to the stage 30 minutes late. But when the Motley Crue front man finally arrived, he didn’t disappoint. He delivered a performance that matched the anticipation of the first Grand Prix — and Saturday…

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Port of LA cruises are back: The Grand Princess became the first ship to sail out of San Pedro since pandemic began

“The Love Boat soon will be making another run.” So go the lyrics of the famous television show from the 1970s and ‘80s. And on Saturday, Sept. 25, a cruise ship made another run from the Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center Berth 93 — the same spot where the opening “Love Boat” credits…

Blind Youth Football Player In Modesto Scores Touchdown In Team’s Win

MODESTO (CBS13) — On Saturday night in Modesto, a blind youth football player led his team to a big win. His spirit and determination showed his community that with the right support and a passion for the game, anyone can play football. Jasen Bracy, 15, scored a running touchdown as starting quarterback for the Modesto…

Pedestrian Suffers Serious Injuries After Being Hit By Car In Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — One person was hospitalized with serious injuries after being hit by a car in Sacramento, police said late Saturday night. According to the Sacramento Police Department, Lemon Hill Avenue was closed between Stockton Boulevard and Lemon Park Way. A person was walking along Lemon Hill Avenue when they were struck by an…

Wildfire Smoke Returns To Region As Folsom Renaissance Faire Returns

FOLSOM (CBS13) — Popular fall events went off without a hitch Saturday. The Folsom Renaissance Faire welcomed guests despite the low air quality caused by fires burning nearby. With the Caldor burning nearby, an unexpected haze filled the festival sky on Saturday. “I thought I could come out for a few hours. We’re trying to…

Macho bagged the record; little Russell Terrier is fastest dog to run bases at MLB stadium

It’s official.  Macho, the speedy, balloon-biting Russell Terrier is a world record holder. Macho became the fastest dog ever to run the bases at a Major League Baseball stadium, scooting around the basepaths in a time of 21.06 seconds at Dodger Stadium on Friday, Sept. 24. The tiny speedster was timed by a Guinness World…

Alexander: David Ashley a standout in driver’s seat and beyond

The official designation, when off-road racing Hall of Famer David Ashley passed away last week, was that he died of heart failure after being hospitalized with a lung infection. But in his 64 years of life? His was a huge heart, one that impacted any number of people. He was known most for his motorsports…

Former ABC News executive says Chris Cuomo harassed her

By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK (AP) — A television executive who accused Chris Cuomo of groping her at a party 16 years ago says the CNN anchor needs a public education about sexual harassment and if he did that, “he’d be a hero instead of a cad.” The executive, Shelley Ross, said Friday she’s concerned…

‘I Have No Words’: Hero’s Family Speechless As He’s Receives Carnegie Medal

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — A young Northern California man who sacrificed himself to save two strangers is now being honored in a big way. Evan Ishima, 24, jumped into the fast-moving and dangerous Cosumnes River to save a stranger struggling but he never made it out. “It hits hard. It does. And I think…

Assemblyman Says Local Tribes Will Help Design Native American Memorial At State Capitol

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A new way to honor Native Americans is on its way to the California State Capitol. One year after the statue of Spanish missionary Junipero Serra was toppled, Gov, Gavin Newsom signed legislation paving the way for a memorial in honor of those he’s accused of oppressing. “They enslaved many of our…

Thousands In Attendance For Return Of California Capital Airshow

RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) — Friday marked opening day for the California Capital Airshow in Rancho Cordova. Thousands of people turned out to see the annual event, which was canceled last year as a pandemic precaution. But now they have new safety measures in place. The thunderbirds are back, along with more than a dozen other…

Thunberg joins climate rally in Germany ahead of election

By KARIN LAUB BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of environmental activists staged a rally outside Germany’s parliament two days before the country holds a national election to demand that politicians take stronger action to curb climate change. The protest outside the Reichstag in Berlin on Friday was part of a string of rallies around the world…

Asian shares mixed on China developer, virus concerns

By YURI KAGEYAMA TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Friday amid concerns over troubled Chinese real estate developer Evergrande and over the pandemic. Japan’s benchmark jumped after reopening from Thursday’s national holiday, but shares were little changed in South Korea and China. On Wall Street, stocks rose broadly for a second day in a…

LA County says COVID-19 booster shots ready to go on CDC’s imminent final approval

Los Angeles County public health officials on Thursday, Sept. 23, said the county’s vaccination network is ready to immediately begin offering Pfizer booster shots to people 65 and older and to those most vulnerable to COVID-19, pending imminent approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The federal agency on Thursday was on the…

Reality Sets In For Fawn Fire Evacuees In Shasta County

REDDING (CBS13) — The flames and smoke of the Fawn Fire were impacting thousands in Shasta County, but as the evacuation orders went out, reality set in. “Talking about it makes it more real, I think,” said evacuee Shellene Croxton. Croxton let out an uncomfortable and anxious laugh, which is all some can get out…

Sacramento’s New Response Team Looks To Address Mental Health, Homelessness

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The homeless crisis is nothing new, but the way Sacramento approaching it is with a new team. It’s part of the city’s first responder triad. Previously, when you called for help you would get the police or fire department; Now, there is a third option. The city’s Department of Community Response (DCR)…

Sacramento County Boots Gibson Ranch Horse Riding Operator After 8-Year-Old Suffers Injuries

SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — Ride over. Concerns over public safety have Sacramento County cutting ties with the operator of horseback riding services at Gibson Ranch. The county termination letter sent to operator Trail Brothers points to claims of inadequate supervision and public endangerment. The owner of Trail Brothers says his company has done nothing wrong.…

Many migrants staying in US even as expulsion flights rise

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, MARIA VERZA, JUAN A. LOZANO and SARAH BLAKE MORGAN DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Three hours after being freed from a giant migrant camp under an international bridge, Mackenson Veillard stood outside a gas station and took stock of his sudden good fortune as he and his pregnant wife waited for a…

Bill would change maritime liability rules after Conception boat fire off California coast

By STEFANIE DAZIO LOS ANGELES — Federal lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would change 19th century maritime liability rules in response to the 2019 boat fire off the coast of Southern California that killed 34 people. The bill would update the Limitation of Liability Act of 1851, under which boat owners can limit their liability…

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Fires burn as triple-digit temperatures heat up Southern California

The dry heat on Wednesday — the first day of fall — prompted heat advisories and set the stage for a host of fires that sprouted across Southern California. And as temperatures climbed, so did the number of fire emergencies. First came a small brush fire around 11 a.m., burning near baseball fields and several…

Drones Pose New Concern As Witnesses Mistake Unmanned Aircrafts For Paraglider

AUBURN (CBS13) — A paraglider allegedly falls from the sky and crashed Tuesday night at the Port of West Sacramento. Police searched the area but found nothing. Investigators believe the person who reported the crash mistook a drone for a paraglider. According to dispatch audio, the witness reported seeing a person do a stunt in…

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