Greater Sacramento

It's the End of an Era for California's Outlaw Weed Farmers

With the legalization of recreational marijuana on the horizon, the clandestine farming communities of Northern California are set to face a reckoning.<p>Like the Gold Rush that drew miners in covered wagons to the West Coast, the Green Rush has long seduced growers and trimmers to Northern …

Cannabis

Pot-Friendly San Francisco Fights Over Recreational Cannabis

(AP) - Famously pro-cannabis San Francisco, where the 4/20 marijuana holiday is celebrated with a group smoke-out on Hippie Hill, is having a …

Cannabis

As high winds blow across the Sierra, surf's up on Lake Tahoe

Southwesterly wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour are forecast to blow across Lake Tahoe Wednesday, churning waves up to three feet high, according to the National Weather Service.<p>This could bring some surfers to the lake's north and northwest shore, says Scott McGuire with the Weather Service's …

Weather

California Pregnancy Center Law To Face First Amendment Fight in Supreme Court

Sponsors of the California Reproductive Fact Act say they're not surprised the law has faced a half-dozen court battles since it passed in 2015. And …

Rights & Freedoms

NorCal Police Chief Resigns Amid Sexual Assault Investigation

MARYSVILLE, Yuba County (AP) — A Northern California police chief has resigned after a newspaper revealed he is the subject of a sexual assault …

Crime

New video shows Sherri Papini moments before she was found

New surveillance video was released Tuesday of Shasta County mother Sherri Papini running near a church along Interstate 5 in Yolo County after she escaped her captors on Thanksgiving morning.<p>The Shasta County Sheriff's Office said one camera near the Jehovah's Witness church at 13980 County Road …

Crime

Video shows ‘abducted’ jogger unshackled, running to safety

The California mom-of-two who was discovered “bound with restraints” on the side of the road last Thanksgiving can be seen unshackled and running …

Crime

Dozens of dead, injured birds found at Nevada County store

NEVADA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say hundreds of birds are being treated for starvation after being taken out of a feed store in California's Nevada County.<p>Sacramento television station KCRA reports Tuesday the Nevada County Sheriff's Department seized 360 live birds and 58 dead ones from …

Northern California

Suspect Shot After Pursuit In Yuba City

YUBA CITY (CBS13) — A suspect was shot after a pursuit in Yuba City that ended with a vehicle crashing into a house.Yuba City Police and the …

Policing

Cascade Fire victim a neighborly woman who tried to outrun blaze

Sandra Lou Picciano was known for her compassion. When her neighbors needed help, they knew they could count on her. She helped them when they needed a ride somewhere. She was there when they were ill.<p>“Sandy was a nice person,” said Nadine Webb, Ms. Picciano’s neighbor for the last 17 years. She …

Santa Rosa

Yuba City Man Dies In Head-On Crash On Highway 20

YUBA COUNTY (CBS13) — A Yuba City man has died in a crash on Highway 20 after witnesses say he veered into oncoming traffic, the California Highway …

Northern California

Doctor arrested for sexually abusing elderly patient: cops

Authorities in California arrested a doctor on Wednesday after he reportedly sexually assaulted a patient during a physical.<p>Narinder Singh Parhar, …

Crime

Incapacitated California man arrested 2 days after suing cops for brain-damage injuries suffered in previous arrest

A disabled northern California man finds himself behind bars only days after filing a civil rights lawsuit against excessive force by police that …

Liberal View

Who Is the Mystery Michigan Man Sherri Papini Was Texting With in the Days Before Her Abduction?

In the days after Sherri Papini vanished last November while out for a morning jog, police began searching for answers to what may have happened to …

Crime

Marine survives being a POW in two different wars, returns home to live the American dream

Charles L. Harrison was born outside Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921. Barely out of High School, Harrison enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1939.By August 1941 …

Northern California

The Choreographer Who Fearlessly Taps Into His Inner Weirdo

IN MAY OF 2013, on a silent-era soundstage in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, the choreographer Ryan Heffington mounted a hybrid dance party, fashion show, drag performance and art exhibit. Called KTCHN, it was inspired by the paintings of Nolan Hendrickson, a New York–based artist whose work he had …

Lifestyle

3 Ponderosa High Students Infected With Viral Meningitis

SHINGLE SPRINGS (CBS13) – Health officials say three high school students in El Dorado County have been infected with viral meningitis.The El Dorado …

Viral

Police release new details in bizarre case of California mom’s disappearance

Print<p>SAN FRANCISCO — A California sheriff has released new details in the mysterious case of a young mother who was found battered and bruised but …

Crime

Police confirm they have CCTV footage of Sherri Papini after she was dumped by captors

Sherri Papini was captured on surveillance video running towards a highway after she was dumped by her abductors, police have revealed.The revelation …

Crime

Slaying of musician outside Oakland club in 2015 solved by police

OAKLAND — The fatal shooting of a musician outside a downtown club in 2015 was committed by a man who later was killed in a police chase in Placer …

Crime

New details revealed in California mom's disappearance

A California sheriff has released new details in the mysterious case of a young mother who was found battered and bruised but alive along a freeway …

Crime

Revealed: Cops have footage of Sherri Papini fleeing kidnappers

The revelation comes after detectives in Shasta County, California, released dramatic new details of the bizarre case and admitted they were …

Crime

Sherri Papini: Male DNA found on kidnapped California mother's clothes

Investigators believe they have made a major breakthrough in the case of a Californian woman, who was kidnapped, branded, chained up and tortured …

Crime

New details revealed in disappearance of California mom found beaten along road

A California sheriff released new details Wednesday in the mysterious case of a young mother who was found battered and bruised but alive along a freeway after she was missing for three weeks.<p>The Shasta County sheriff's department also released sketches of two suspects.<p>The department said …

Crime

Sherri Papini bombshell: Cops release explosive new details in baffling case

Ms Papini, 35, told detectives she was abducted by two Hispanic women who held her captive for 22 days last November before inexplicably releasing …

Crime

Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows gondola connection by 2019?

The owners of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, two of California’s best-known ski resorts, detailed their plans Wednesday to link the two areas with a 13,000-foot gondola that would transport customers through the Sierra Nevada.<p>The gondola, if approved by state and federal authorities, would be …

Colorado

Yuba County may ban commercial cannabis activities - The Cannifornian

Though regulations are expected to be released at the beginning of next year in order for commercial licenses to be implemented statewide, Yuba …

Cannabis

Scenes from Apple Hill

Every year Aron takes a half-day off so that we can visit Apple Hill without the crush of fall crowds. This collection of orchards in the western …

Northern California

Why do we call it that? Backstories of seven disease names

Diseases get their names from a variety of sources — from Latin or Greek root words, from place names, from the clinician who discovered them, or a …

Medicine

West Sacramento, Calif., Uses New Tech Platform to Address Homelessness

To combat homelessness, the West Sacramento Police Department has begun using a tech platform called Outreach Grid, which the agency helped create by …

Government Technology