Shawnte Passmore, CBS Sacramento CBS13

Shawnte Passmore

CBS Sacramento CBS13

Sacramento, CA, United States

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Past articles by Shawnte:

Yolo County Launching New Color-Coded Warning System To Let Residents Know COVID-19 Risk

Cases of COVID-19 are spiking in Yolo County. To slow the spread, the county is launching a new warning system to let people know when they should mask up to bring awareness to the upward trend. → Read More

Oak Fire’s Smoke Travels To Sierra, Foothills And Sacramento Valley – CBS Sacramento

Smoke from the Oak Fire permeates far beyond Mariposa County. → Read More

Efforts To Save Monarch Butterflies From Fluttering Into Extinction

During migration, Monarch butterflies breed. But loss of habitat, pesticides and climate change means fewer places to lay eggs, thus leading to a declining population → Read More

New “Yellow Alerts” System Aims At Hit-And-Run Drivers – CBS Sacramento

A new bill signed by Gov. Newsom is expected to target hit-and-run drivers. → Read More

Monkeypox Cases Rapidly Mounting As Clinic Pushes High-Risk Groups To Get Vaccinated

There's a call for a more aggressive response to the monkeypox outbreak as cases climb and the demand for a vaccine outpaces the supply. → Read More

Inflation Expected To Hit Sacramento Harder Than Other Cities

Is a recession on the horizon? → Read More

Auburn Police Aim To Respond To 911 Calls Quicker With New Technology

Essentially, the system allows officers to hear emergency calls in real-time while the caller speaks to a dispatcher. No longer will officers wait for dispatchers to relay the caller’s information. Not only is it immediate, but it gives context to a situation such as when a person is hiding from danger. → Read More

Recent American River Drownings, Rescues Raise Safety Concerns

The increase in water levels has some swimmers getting caught off guard, and recent rescues are raising concerns. → Read More

Sacramento County Launches Food Waste Collection In July

Starting in July, thousands of people in Sacramento County will have to think twice before dumping their leftovers in the trash — actually, any food for that matter. → Read More

City Of Lathrop Officially Opens New Police Department

For years, the city relied on the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department for law enforcement. → Read More

Animal Shelters See Rise of Returned Pets, Citing Affordability Concerns

Local animal shelters are seeing a disturbing trend of pet owners surrendering their furry friends, most often citing affordability concerns. → Read More

Sacramento-Area Teens, Young Adults Gain Life Skills Through ‘Adult 101’ – CBS Sacramento

Sacramento Public Library launched a limited-series to help teens and young people transition into adulthood. → Read More

Sacramento Refugees Raise Concerns, Aid Following Earthquake in Afghanistan

The Afghanistan earthquake is now considered the deadliest in two decades. The 5.9-magnitude quake flattened villages while killing at least 1,000 people. Refugees in Sacramento say humanitarian aid is urgent. → Read More

Shutting Off Power With No Warning, PG&E Hopes To Prevent Wildfires

PG&E has been shutting off power to prevent wildfires since 2019, but now it is happening without warning. The utility company is relying on technology to shutoff powerlines in high-fire risk areas, especially when there’s a threat of critical fire weather → Read More

Hit-And-Run Traps Baby Inside Overturned Truck, Modesto Police Search For Driver

Good Samaritans rushed to a hit-and-run scene in Modesto over the weekend to find the engine still running and the driver who was hit calling for help. → Read More

Is Sacramento A Bad Place To Raise Kids?

The Farm-to-Fork Capital received low marks for cost of living, crime and education. → Read More

Charter School Focused On Construction Field Going Up In Sacramento

For years, the pool of qualified workers has been small for the construction industry. Another problem? Take a look around the metro and there are multiple development projects in the works. → Read More

Sacramento County Sees Low Primary Election Voter Turnout

Election Day for the California primary is finally here, though, voter turnout is still low, so far. → Read More

About 10% Of Mail-In Ballots Returned So Far For California Primary Election

Vote-by-mail for the California primary is underway, but new research shows a bleak picture. → Read More

Memorial Day Weekend Sees Higher Water Levels, But Not Massive Crowds At Area Lakes

Last Memorial Day weekend, Folsom Lake saw low water levels at 37 percent of total capacity. In 2022, it’s currently at 88 percent. → Read More