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Threats against West Sacramento mayor not carried out

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Threats on Facebook against West Sacramento's mayor did not materialize Wednesday night.

There was no visible increased security at the city council meeting after a West Sacramento man allegedly threatened Mayor Christopher Cabaldon Facebook last Friday. He accused the mayor of selling the city's groundwater and called the mayor numerous gay slurs. The man also threatened to show up with his father at Wednesday's council meeting.

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Several people turned out to the meeting to support Cabaldon and criticize the man behind the threats.

Famed Bounty Hunter Offers Turkeys for Guns

Famed Bounty Hunter Offers Turkeys for Guns

On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, from 7:00am to 10am, famed bounty hunter Leonard Padilla and the staff of Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds will launch their Holiday “Guns For Turkeys” Campaign in front of their office at 816 H Street.

Turn in a gun, get a turkey.

With no questions asked, gun owners who turn in their registered or unregistered guns to Leonard Padilla Bail Bonds will receive a Raley’s Turkey Gift Card.

West Sacramento mayor threatened on Facebook

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon is on high alert after a threat was made against him on Facebook.

The post begins with the poster accusing Cabaldon of selling the city's groundwater and then called Cabaldon by numerous gay slurs. The post ends with the man threatening Cabaldon a confrontation with he and his father at the next town meeting.

Cabaldon, who is openly gay, said he does not know the poster. Cabaldon said he is not friends with the poster on Facebook and only saw the post because he was tagged.

Cabaldon responded to it on his personal Facebook page and on Twitter: "When writing to me, please spell f***** correctly & (to be fair) only threaten me with one on one physical assault."

Big rig, 2 cars collide on Hwy. 50 in West Sacramento

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - A big rig and two vehicles collided near W. Harbor Boulevard on the westbound side of Highway 50 in West Sacramento Wednesday morning.

According to Officer Rich Wetzel of the California Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred around 4:53 a.m.

Initial reports indicated an SUV involved in the crash sustained major damage, said Wetzel. 

No information was provided on the make, model or condition of the second vehicle.

Yolo County firefighters were dispatched to the scene for assistance, but no specific information was revealed on injuries.

Creeks, streams remain in Flood Stage after storms

A complete list of flood levels and thresholds for Sacramento -area waterways.

LIST: Sacramento County Department of Water Resources water levels

Deer Creek, upstream from Scott Road remains in Flood Stage.

The Cosumnes River at Michigan Bar Road and Dry Creek at Elkhorn Boulevard were desiganated at Monitor Stage.

Flood Warning continues until 10 a.m. Monday for the northern and central Sacramento Valley and surrounding foothills.

Flood Advisory continues until 6:15 p.m. for the southern Sacramento Valley and northern San Joaquin Valley, surrounding valley foothills and Delta.

Sacramento area traffic incidents, slowing, flooding

SACRAMENTO AREA - The third and biggest blast of rain and wind battered Northern California Sunday morning, bringing down trees, creating slick roadways, and making for dangerous driving conditions.

As of 9 a.m., the California Highway Patrol was working more than 50 problems in the Sacramento region alone.

Following are a list of road closures, traffic incidents and slowing on Sunday:

Flooding, closures reported:

PG&E worker ID'd in fatal West Sacramento truck crash

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - A Packific Gas and Electric employee was killed Friday morning when his utility truck crashed head-on into a traffic pole at the intersection of Southport Parkway and Lake Washington Boulevard in West Sacramento.

The driver was 57-year-old Tommy Gene Flippo Jr. of Woodland, according to the Yolo County Coroner's Office.

West Sacramento police officers responded around 1:50 a.m. and found Flippo dead at the scene.

The coroner said injuries from blunt force trauma caused the Woodland man's death.

Flippo was wearing a seatbelt.

The truck was extensively damaged.

Drivers were advised to stay clear of the intersection, as the traffic pole was unstable and was scheduled to be replaced.