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How do you feel now that Osama bin Laden is dead?

How do you feel now that Osama bin Laden is dead?

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CA. Attorney General pushes anti-meth bills

CA. Attorney General pushes anti-meth bills

"California is at the center of the methamphetamine epidemic. It ranks first in the amount of illegal meth produced," said California Attorney General Kamala Harris in a press release. "It has more 'super labs' capable of making more than 10 pounds of meth in a single day than all the other 49 states combined. Labs in California and Mexico operated by international drug cartels supply about 80 percent of the meth consumed in the United States."

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig, in pressing for a gang injunction that imposes a curfew and other restrictions in a 'Safety Zone' encompassing, roughly, West Sac's Bryte and Broderick neighborhoods, said that the Broderick Boys gang, an offshoot of the Nortenos prison gang, is deeply involved in making and peddling meth.

West Sacramento police end search for burglary suspect

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - West Sacramento police have canceled the search for a man they said broke in to a store Tuesday morning.

It happened just after 3:30 a.m. at the Kwik Shop at 1001 Sacramento Ave. Police responded to a tripped burglary alarm and when they arrived saw a man running from the store. They began searching for that man and have called in the K-9 unit to help in that search.

Police canceled their search about two hours later. No word on whether they caught that man or if he actually stole anything from the store.

1 man withdraws plea, 2nd man sentenced in cabbie's hate crime beating

WOODLAND, CA - A man set to be sentenced to 13 years in prison for a hate crime attack on a taxi driver in West Sacramento last Nov. 28, withdrew his guilty plea in court Friday morning.

Pedro Ramirez had admitted in a plea agreement with the Yolo County District Attorney's Office to beating Harbhajan Singh because of his belief Singh was a Muslim. Singh is Sikh.

At Friday's hearing, Yolo County Superior Court Judge Timothy Fall assigned a new attorney to Martinez and ordered his return to court April 15.

A second defendant, Johnny Morales, was sentenced to 300 days in county jail but credited with 238 days served, he will serve 62 days. He was also ordered to pay $15,000 restitution, prohibited from having weapons and given three years of probation following his release from jail.

Teens sentenced to prison for failed West Sacramento drive-by shooting

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - Two Sacramento-area teenagers have been sentenced to prison in connection with a 2010 drive-by shooting in West Sacramento, according to Yolo County court officials.

Michael Esterline, 19, of West Sacramento and 17-year-old Monte Nunn of Sacramento were sentenced March 18 after being convicted of attempted murder in the case, court spokeswoman Wendy Wilcox said in a press release.

Nunn was sentenced to 15 years for being the shooter in the case; Esterline was sentenced to eight years and four months for being the driver.

The shooting happened last March. Prosecutors said Nunn and Esterline spotted two of Esterline's high-school classmates in the West Sacramento Walmart on Harbor Boulevard, then followed them through the streets of West Sacramento.

According to trial testimony, the victims slowed down to let the defendants pass.  As Nunn and Esterline pulled past the other car, Nunn fired six shots out the window. 

West Sacramento man found guilty of preying on young relative

WOODLAND, CA - A Yolo County jury has convicted a West Sacramento man of 62 counts of molesting a young family member over a nine-year period.

Bennie Dale Moses, 44, was also found guilty of 12 previous felony strike offenses under California's three-strike law, said the Yolo County District Attorney's Office.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Raven said the sexual abuse began in 2000 when the victim was 12 years and continued to 2009 when the victim confided to a friend what was going on and the friend reported the molestation to West Sacramento police.

Detectives also learned that Moses had sexually assaulted other relatives who were elementary-school aged, Raven said.

Raven said Moses faces life in prison at his April 22 sentencing in Yolo County Superior Court.

Guilty plea entered in beating of Sikh cabbie

WOODLAND, CA - A Sacramento man Monday pleaded guilty to beating a cab driver in West Sacramento last November, according to the Yolo County District Attorney's Office.

As part of the guilty plea, Pedro Ramirez admitted that the attack was a hate crime motivated by his belief that the victim was a Muslim, according to prosecutors. The victim, Harbhajan Singh, is actually a Sikh. 

Ramirez will be sentenced to 13 years in prison for the attack and a second attacker will be sentenced to a year in county jail and felony probation for his role in the beating, according to the District Attorney's Office.  Sentencing is scheduled for April 1.