The Modesto Fire Department crew helping finish the man's yard work. (Credit: Modesto Police Department)

First Responders Finish Mowing Modesto Man’s Lawn After He Has Heart Attack

First responders made sure a Modesto man’s yard work got done after he had a heart attack.


(Battalion Fire Chief Rob DePietro/Manchester Fire/Rescue/EMS)

Connecticut Man Dies While Shoveling Roof, First Responders Finish Job

First responders who tried to save a man’s life when he collapsed while shoveling snow off his roof returned to finish the work after he died.


Animal Outreach

Dog-Friendliest Workplaces In Sacramento

Studies show that having pets in the workplace can be a win-win for both employees and for the company for which they work.



Local Girl Spearheads Teddy Bear Drive For Sandy Hook Students

A local effort is picking up steam to send help to suffering sandy hook students, and it was started by a 10-year-old girl.


A Fairbanks Elementary student reads a book given to her by Cody Barbour.  (credit: CBS)

Teen Gives Students The Gift Of Reading

A teenager is giving Santa a run for his money this year, giving books to every student in one Sacramento school.


Kindergartner Jackson was feeling nervous about his new look, so that’s when his best friend Jordan stepped in.

Jackson has something called has alopecia, a medical condition that causes hair loss.

His hair fell out. It was only two weeks ago that he had a full head of hair.

“Sunday night it was really bad. There were lots of tears and I was nervous. He didn’t know what the kids in class would think or say,” said Arine LeStrange, Jackson’s mother.

His buddy, Jordan, had an idea. He would make sure that Jackson wouldn’t be the only bald kid in class, so he shaved his head as well.

Kindergartner Shaves Head To Show Support For Bald Best Friend

The power of one awesome friendship playing out in a local kindergarten class is now spreading to the whole school.


service dog

Police Help Reunite Blind Oak Park Man With Service Dog

A blind Oak Park man thanked police Thursday for a small act of service that left a big impression with him.


pajama project

2 Boys Collecting New Pajamas For Needy Chidren

It’s called the Pajama Project. You leave kid-size pajamas on your doorstep that you want donated to needy children.


West Village

Dubai Draws Inspiration From UC Davis’ Green Village

When you think of Dubai, you probably don’t think of Davis, but soon the two could have a lot more in common when it comes to living green.



Grass Valley Native Wins Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

A Grass Valley native is one of only 32 college students in the nation to receive the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, a $50,000 award.


PG&E worker Chris Stockton kisses his wife after returning from New York on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (credit: CBS13)

PG&E Workers Welcomed Home From East Coast After Storm Help

Proud families welcomed home loved ones Wednesday at the Sacramento airport after 150 PG&E workers from the East Coast.


cleaning for a reason

Local Cleaning Company Gives Cancer Patients Helping Hand At Home

A local cleaning company is tackling chores for cancer patients so they can focus on recovery.