Ron Jones began his television career in 1988 while working as an officer for the Oakland Police Department. Not only did he patrol the streets of Oakland as an officer but he was featured in cable television commercials related to crime prevention. He was later given the opportunity to write, produce, and host numerous crime prevention and public affairs shows for the City of Oakland called “Bay Area Crime Watch” and “OPD on TV”. Those shows featured wanted people in Northern California and crime prevention tips.
His talents later landed him on local cable television public affairs show called “City Speaks” where he co-anchored with now KPIX Evening Magazine host Malou Nubla. Ron was later promoted to sergeant and became the public information officer for OPD in 1994.
After being inspired and mentored by KPIX reporter Sherri Hu, he left OPD and ventured out of law enforcement and was offered his first television news reporter job with CBS affiliate WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia. While there, he was quickly promoted to weekend news anchor and reporter. In 1996, his television talents then brought him back to his Northern California roots where he worked as the weekend anchor for seven years for KCRA. During his tenure at KCRA, he covered everything from crime to education in the central valley. In 2001 Ron temporary left the news business to take care of his ailing parents.
Ron returned to the Bay Area in 2003 to join the KPIX family in San Francisco as he co-anchored for the weekend morning show with Sydney Kohara.
In 2004, Ron joined CBS13, where he is currently the weekend anchor.
Ron is married to his high school sweetheart. Together they have four children.
Sacramento State students are frustrated that someone is leaving fake bombs around the campus for a third straight month.
CBS13 spoke to a real, local American hero who reflected on his military service during WWII and talked about his family that’s still working to protect our country. Al Roehr was just a teenager when he volunteered for world war two, later becoming a prisoner of war and a recipient of the bronze star. He says he was just 18 in 1943 when he volunteered to take on the Nazis. At the time, Germany was getting pounded by the US and its allies, and Roehr was in the 513th Parachute Infantry. He says he wouldn’t have it any other way.
“Well it was new for me because I’d never been in an airplane before,” said Roehr.
His unit’s mission was to travel behind enemy lines and sniff out Nazis.
“We were attacking the Germans in a mountainous, hilly forest,” he said.
Shocked, and appearing distraught, Aqueline Talamantes appeared in front of a judge in the September death of 5-year-old Tatiana Garcia.
An investigation is under way after a Sacramento mother came home to find her 2-year-old son died while in the care of his babysitter Tuesday.
Cheng Wang is a Chinese immigrant who suffered a debilitating stroke after he graduated in the early ’90s. His ability to walk and speak were affected, and his ability to work in his field of study.
Justin Oldfield—a central valley rancher who also represents the California Cattlemen’s Association—says rustlers are drawn to the $1,500 a head of cattle could catch.
Clark’s expected to be released from the Sacramento County Jail as the offense is only considered a misdemeanor. Forensic investigators now have Clark’s phone and can try to recover any deleted photos
The state says it needs almost a week to process an offender to determine if that person should stay in jail. But San Joaquin County judges don’t want to wait that long.
Detectives say they got a 911 call late Wednesday night about a shooting at the Amos Lane home in Burson. They found a 52-year-old man dead, and a 20-year-old woman critically injured.
Modesto Police say that Rodney Olsen hurt and emotionally traumatized a child during an August youth soccer game. The police wouldn’t elaborate as to how it allegedly happened.
They say Michelle Okumura, 23, invited a business associate into her apartment. An argument would break out and that associate was then allegedly held against his will and beaten by Okumura and her boyfriend, Jeremy McMahon.
The FBI says over a two-year period, she and her boyfriend Ricky Campbell made approximately $2,000 a month by selling the pills or $5 apiece.