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Davis mom sentenced in daughter's drowning death


SACRAMENTO – A Davis woman found guilty of drowning her young daughter in September 2013, was sentenced Monday.

Aquelin Crystal Telemantes received a sentence of 25 years to life with the possibility of parole.

Telemantes' 5-year-old daughter was found deceased in the trunk of her mother's car at the Shore Park Apartments on the 7900 block of Pocket Road in Sacramento on Sept. 26.

RELATED: Coroner releases name of 5-year-old girl killed

Telemantes was arrested at the complex.

She was found guilty in May of first-degree murder and assault on a child under the age of 8 resulting in death.

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Davis Downtown's 2nd Friday ArtAbout

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Davis Downtown's 2nd Friday ArtAbout
07-11-2014 - 07-11-2014
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Crews hold line on Monticello Fire, evacuations lifted


WINTERS, Calif. (AP) - Fire officials say crews have kept a wildfire burning in rural Northern California from growing dramatically overnight.

The Monticello Fire in the steep mountains near Lake Berryessa in Yolo County was 35 percent contained as of Monday morning, up 5 percent from Sunday. It has burned about 10 square miles.

The fire, which began on Friday, at one point threatened about 40 homes. But evacuation orders for those homes were lifted on Sunday.

State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant says the fire could threaten other homes as it moves north. Crews are expecting another day of dry, 100-degree-plus weather with gusty winds.

Three firefighters have suffered minor injuries while battling the blaze.

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14th Annual California Landscape Exhibition

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07-22-2014 - 09-20-2014
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Napa County fire burns at 3,800 acres, hundreds evacuated


POPE VALLEY - A wildfire in rural Napa County that forced the evacuation of 200 homes has grown to 5.9 square miles.

The blaze, called the Butts Fire by fire officials, began shortly before noon Tuesday off of Butts Canyon Road in Pope Valley, northwest of Lake Berryessa. The fire quickly grew during the afternoon, and by Tuesday night it had burned 2,500 acres. By 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, it had grown to 3,800 acres.

Crews kept containment at 30 percent by late Wednesday night.

Firefighters made progress against the fire overnight and into the day thanks to better weather conditions -- higher humidity and lighter winds. However, Cal Fire spokesperson Daniel Berlant said fire activity increased around noon when temperatures soared into the 90s. The blaze then spread and continued burning northeast into neighboring Lake County.