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Solano Sees Increase in Speeding Vehicles

Local California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers are asking drivers to slow down after officers have stopped and cited several speeding drivers on area roads, a trend that has reportedly been increasing as shelter-in-place orders are in effect and reducing traffic. CHP Spokesperson David deRutte told reporters that calls to area departments have dropped by around 34 percent, but that officers are seeing no shortage of vehicles traveling at dangerous speeds.

Accident Near West Sacramento Involves Tractor Trailer

A multiple-vehicle collision that involved a tractor-trailer occurred along southbound Interstate 5 just over the river from West Sacramento on April 1. The accident, which resulted in injuries, occurred around 6:33 p.m. just north of the J Street exit ramp. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that it involved a tractor-trailer, a Ford F-150 hauling a forklift on a trailer, an Acura Integra, Honda Civic and other vehicles. The collision, which resulted in multiple lanes that were blocked, was compounded by another accident in the number three lane when an additional vehicle struck the tractor-trailer. Some of the vehicles had to be removed by tow trucks, but the semi was drivable. The CHP is conducting an investigation into the multiple-vehicle collision to discover how it occurred and assign fault.

Man Killed After Hit and Run in Stanislaus County

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is searching for a driver involved in a hit and run where he struck and killed a man riding his bicycle in Stanislaus County. The cyclist, 51-year-old Frankie Sanchez of Patterson, was found by officials on April 2, 2020, just before 7:00 p.m. on a rural road just southeast of Patterson. According to the CHP, Mr. Sanchez was pronounced deceased at the scene upon arrival.

Support Sacramento Businesses

Are you tired of cooking at home? Sick of fast food? Good news – plenty of local restaurants are still open for curbside pickup and/or delivery in the East Sacramento and Midtown areas. The restaurant business is notoriously tough to begin with, and the quarantine situation has made it infinitely tougher. By simply enjoying delicious food and drinks, we can help support Sacramento businesses as they work to stay afloat.

Manteca Woman Killed in Livermore Car Accident

A Manteca woman was killed after a car accident on Interstate 580 in Livermore, CA, on March 29, 2020. The crash happened around 6:21 a.m. on I-580 near Livermore Avenue. A 2004 Buick LeSabre was reportedly involved in a head-on collision with a 2014 Nissan Altima, according to the Dublin-Area California Highway Patrol (CHP) office. The driver of the Nissan, a 33-year-old Newark woman, was transported by ambulance to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley for treatment of serious injuries. Sadly, the Buick driver was pronounced deceased at the scene by first responders. The Alameda County Coroner’s Office has identified the decedent as 24-year-old Gabriella Perez-Ramirez of Manteca.

Vallejo Resident Dies in Oakland Hit-and-Run

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, a Vallejo resident tragically lost his life during a vehicle accident that took place in Oakland. The decedent was identified by authorities as 64-year-old Kenneth B. Allen. California Highway Patrol (CHP) indicated that the collision occurred at night and involved a hit-and-run vehicle. Officers are reportedly still looking for both the missing vehicle and driver.

Four People Hurt in Williams Collision

Four people suffered injuries during a Williams collision that took place on Sunday, March 29, 2020. California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that this crash occurred in the late afternoon on a local highway and involved only one vehicle. According to medical officials, all four occupants of the vehicle suffered major injuries during the accident and were hospitalized for emergency treatment. Updates on their conditions have not been reported and CHP is still investigating the accident.

One Pinned Under Car After Eureka Area Accident

Local police reported a serious Eureka area accident on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The accident reportedly involved one vehicle and happened in the evening on a local highway. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP), one person was left with significant trauma during the accident. The cause of the crash is still being investigated by CHP officers.

Woman Killed After Modesto Pedestrian Accident

A woman was killed after a pedestrian accident in Modesto, CA, on the afternoon of March 31, 2020. The incident occurred around 2:45 p.m. at Yosemite Boulevard and Kern Avenue near Modesto Gospel Mission. A woman, whose identity has been withheld by officials due to pending notification of family members, was crossing Kern Avenue at the intersection. A driver of a GMC Yukon SUV was headed westbound on Yosemite Blvd. and attempted to turn left onto Kern Ave when they reportedly crashed into the woman. She was transported to an area hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. The cause of the incident has not yet been disclosed by the Modesto Police Department due to ongoing investigation.

Loneliness in Society

The optimists of the world believe that there will be many positive outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic. A couple such potential outcomes could be a societal recognition that loneliness is a public health concern, and a resulting effort to respond to that concern. Loneliness is often a primary cause or strong contributor to the epidemics of drug addiction, alcohol abuse, depression, and suicide. It also has negative physical effects, specifically with regard to heart disease and mental decline. In his study of the Blue Zones, several areas in the world with populations that enjoy the greatest longevity, author Dan Buettner found that a component shared by each Blue Zone was a strong sense of community.