Court says California must more quickly move mentally incompetent defendants out of jails

SAN FRANCISCO — California can’t lock up people for months in jails after they have been found mentally incompetent to stand trial, a state appeals court said. In a 3-0 ruling Tuesday, a panel of the First District Court of Appeal upheld a 2019 lower court order that gave the state a 28-day deadline for…

Gascón names members of team to reexamine fatal use-of-force incidents by police

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced Wednesday the formation of an independent team to reexamine fatal use- of-force incidents by law enforcement and recommend further action when appropriate. “Significant concerns have been raised by law enforcement officials, civil rights attorneys, activists and others regarding the handling of numerous police use-of-force…

Lynwood man convicted of stealing painkillers in robberies of Southern California pharmacies

A Lynwood man was found guilty Wednesday of federal robbery charges for organizing and leading a crew that committed 15 armed robberies of independent, mom-and-pop pharmacies across Southern California, with the intent of illegally selling the stolen prescription medication. Tyrome “Boobie” Lewis, 26, was found guilty of all eight felony charges he faced. Lewis has…

‘Major Puzzle Piece To The Future Of Our City’: New Medical School And Trauma Center To Be Built At Sleep Train Arena Site

NATOMAS (CBS13) — A medical school’s battle to build is bringing new jobs to Sacramento. City leaders just announced plans for Sleep Train Arena after seven years of sitting empty. California Northstate University will build a medical training facility. It’s a plan that was rejected by another city just months ago. The former home for…

Sacramento City Leaders Seek Restraining Order Against New City Council Employee

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento city leaders are asking a judge to keep a newly hired city council staff member off city hall property for safety reasons. The city filed a petition for a workplace violence restraining order with the Sacramento County Superior Court Wednesday, in an effort to keep Councilmember Katie Valenzuela’s new communications aide…

Heatwave Causes Concern Over California’s Power Supply

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – There’s growing concern that this week’s heatwave could disrupt California’s power supply. Managers of the state power grid have issued a Flex Alert beginning Thursday at 5 p.m. Many wonder if we will see rolling blackouts like last summer. It’s an urgent call for conservation as California faces uncertain energy supplies in…

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LA County celebrations of Mass return to indoor services with no distancing or capacity limits

As the pandemic continued to ease, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles implemented new liturgical guidelines on Tuesday, June 15, replacing the more severe restrictions implemented during the coronavirus outbreak. In response, Catholic churches in Los Angles County planned in-person indoor Masses for Saturday and Sunday. The new guidelines allow for indoor liturgical celebrations — including…

Attorneys for Robert Durst lose latest bid for mistrial or delay in trial

INGLEWOOD — A judge on Tuesday, June 15, denied the defense’s latest bid for a mistrial or an immediate delay in Robert Durst’s murder trial based on the New York real estate scion’s health condition. Durst’s lead attorney, Dick DeGuerin, told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Windham that his 78-year-old client is a “very…

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Be smart, LA County officials say, and hang on to that coronavirus mask for some situations

Los Angeles County businesses whisked away many coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday, June 15 and many residents shed their long-required masks for rolling around town. But officials warned amid the celebrations, they folks shouldn’t toss those masks in the garbage just yet. Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said that unvaccinated people should continue to wear face…

‘Can’t Let Fear Stop Me’: Cruise Ship Passenger Plans Travel As State Reopens

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – It’s been nearly a  year and a half since the first deadly coronavirus case hit California.  One Sacramento woman remembers it well.  Margie Hartle was onboard the Grand Princess Cruise Ship in February 2020 when a 71-year-old Placer County man got sick with COVID-19 and later died. “All of us, we left…

City Hall Hire Skyler Henry Prompts Unusual Promise Of No Threat To Colleagues Safety

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – There are concerns about personal safety at Sacramento city hall. Councilmember Katie Valenzuela is defending the hiring of a new staff member that’s left her assuring people at city hall he means no harm to them. Skyler Henry is Valenzuela’s new staff member, who also has a recorded history from a local…

$150 Million Question: How Should Sacramento County Spend Federal Relief Money?

(SACRAMENTO) CBS13 – It’s a $150 million question: how and where will federal money given to Sacramento county from the American Rescue Plan be prioritized? “We want to do things differently this time. We want to hear from the public, we want to hear what their priorities are for spending,” said Kim Nava, Sacramento County…

Moreno Valley man arrested in hit-and-run crash that killed a security guard in Long Beach

LONG BEACH — A 31-year-old Moreno Valley man suspected of killing a 54-year-old guard when he lost control of his SUV and it crashed into a security station in Long Beach was arrested Monday. The crash occurred about 3 p.m. Saturday at the Century Villages at Cabrillo apartment complex in the 2000 block of San…

Long Beach man, 24, in motorcycle wreck dies after hospitalization

A 24-year-old Long Beach man died after a week of hospitalization following a motorcycle wreck that left him in critical condition, police said Monday, June 14. On June 7, police responded to a crash in the area of Long Beach Boulevard and 67th Way at about 5:30 p.m. Responding officers located a motorcyclist in the…

Police: Man who fatally shot 17-year-old robbery suspect in Long Beach acted to protect robbery victim

Authorities believe a man who last month intervened in an armed robbery in Long Beach and fatally shot a 17-year-old acted in defense of the robbery victim, and did not arrest him when he turned himself in, police said Monday, June 14. The man who shot the teen walked into Long Beach police headquarters on…

Deadly Crash Reported In Rio Linda

RIO LINDA (CBS13) – One person has been killed in a vehicle crash Monday in Rio Linda. The crash happened at Elkhorn Boulevard and Dry Creek Road. Around 9 p.m., a BMW sedan left the road and hit a light pole on Rio Linda High property, destroying the car and killing the driver of the…

Pride Industries Gets Support From High-Profile Figures After Sac International Airport Considers Firing Organization

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – There’s controversy over the clean-up crews at Sacramento International Airport. Just as travel takes off again across the country, at Sacramento International Airport it has been a time of renewed uncertainty. The county airport department recommended ending the janitorial service contract with Pride Industries, before a backlash of opposition. Pride Industries employs people living with…

3 Dead In Amador County Suspected DUI Crash; Driver Survives

AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) – A deadly DUI crash in the California foothills killed three people, and the only survivor is the alleged drunk driver. The crash happened Monday night on Highway 88 near Ione in Amador County. Police say a Stockton man was trying to get away from a CHP officer when he crossed the…

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Pediatric cardiologists explain myocarditis and why your teen should still get a Covid-19 vaccine

By Elizabeth Cohen | CNN Senior Medical Correspondent The news about a potential link between the Covid-19 vaccine and a cardiac ailment in young people may be striking fear in the hearts of some parents. But pediatric cardiologists have a message for these parents: Covid-19 should scare you more — a whole lot more —…

Coronavirus: Vaccination percentages by age in California on June 13

As of Sunday, June 13, the California Department of Public Health’s vaccine dashboard showed that 66.2% of those 65 and older have been vaccinated for COVID-19. The state’s dashboard also showed that 65.6% of ages 50-64 were vaccinated. The chart below shows a breakdown of percentages for fully vaccinated Californians.   Vaccinations in California According…

FBI raids North Hollywood home of actor seen at Capitol riot

FBI agents last week raided the North Hollywood home of an actor seen in social media videos inside the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6. Laura Eimiller, a spokeswoman for the FBI, confirmed that agents searched the home of Siaka Massaquoi in the early morning hours of Thursday, June 10. She said no one was…

Heavy Early Morning Traffic Expected To Start Week As Highway 99 Construction Continues

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Pack your patience. Early morning traffic is expected to be congested to start the week as construction continues on Highway 99 to replace an old bridge deck. “Everyone has got to go to work,” said Ponce Zavala. Traffic has been chaotic since Caltrans shut down 99 Friday night between 47th Avenue and…

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