Missing baby’s body recovered, car located Sunday, in same slough south of Walnut Grove as father’s

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Kaylee Jackson, age 1 and her father Kyler Jackson.

Kaylee Jackson, age 1 and her father Kyler Jackson.

By Sergeant Tony Turnbull, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Spokesman

In the morning hours of May 29, 2016, the Sheriff’s Department Marine Enforcement Detail resumed their search for the second victim and missing vehicle in the area of Georgiana Slough in South Sacramento County.  At approximately 12:30 p.m., a boater observed a small body in the slough just north of Tyler Island Bridge.  Marine Enforcement deputies responded and recovered the deceased victim from the water.  The Sacramento Coroner’s office responded, and identified the victim as Kaylee Jackson.

2002 Ford Taurus JacksonThe prior evening (May 28, 2016) at approximately 5:45 p.m., the Sheriff’s Communication Center received a call regarding a body located in the water in the Georgiana Slough in South Sacramento County.

Sheriff’s Deputies and the Walnut Grove Fire Department responded to the scene.  The victim was recovered from the water.  The Sacramento County Coroner responded and positively identified the victim as 23-year-old Kyler Jackson, who was reported as a missing person with his daughter, Kaylee, out of Antioch, California on May 23rd by family members.

At 6:55 pm, Sunday, May 29, 2016 Sheriff’s Marine Detail and DART (Drowning Accident Rescue Team) team members confirmed they located the victim’s vehicle in 18 feet of water.  It was located near the confluence of the Sacramento River and Georgiana Slough.  They will be in the process of recovering the vehicle from the water.

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Publisher @ May 29, 2016

Body of Sacramento man missing with his daughter from Antioch since Sunday night, found in slough near Walnut Grove

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Father Kyler and daughter Kaylee Jackson

Kyler Jackson and daughter Kaylee, went missing after leaving Antioch, Sunday night, May 22, 2016.

By Allen Payton

The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that the body of missing Sacramento man Kyler Jackson was found in a slough near Walnut Grove.

As was reported by the Herald on Thursday, May 26, Jackson and his one-year-old daughter Kaylee were last seen in Antioch last Sunday, May 22 at 11:00 p.m. The baby’s mother, Jayonna Mason and Kyler’s mother both contacted police on Monday after attempts to reach Jackson by cell phone were unsuccessful. They believed the behavior was out of character for him.

A security camera in Walnut Grove on the river road picked up what was believed to be a video of Jackson’s car, a 2002, 4-door, silver Ford Taurus (CA license # 4WVW944), Sunday night.

Jackson has a past address listed in the 3500 block of San Jose Way in Sacramento.  The Sacramento Police Department had made several attempts to locate Mr. Jackson at his residence with no avail.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Spokesman Sergeant Tony Turnbull, provided the following information in a press release, this morning:

At approximately 5:45 p.m. on May 28, 2016, the Sheriff’s Communication Center received a call regarding a body located in the water in the Georgiana Slough in South Sacramento County.

Sheriff’s Deputies and the Walnut Grove Fire Department responded to the scene.  The victim was recovered from the water.  The Sacramento County Coroner responded and positively identified the victim as 23-year-old Kyler Jackson.

Members of the Sheriff’s Department Marine Enforcement Detail were called out to continue searching the waterways in the area in search of the missing vehicle and his daughter, Kaylee Jackson who was still missing.  The Marine Enforcement Detail located an anomaly in the area of Andrus Island Road and the Walnut Grove Bridge using sonar equipment.  The Drowning Accident Rescue Team (DART) was called out in attempts to identify the anomaly.  The search was suspended at approximately 10:30 p.m., because of dangerous conditions.

The Sheriff’s Marine Enforcement Detail resumed their search this morning. DART will be utilized again, if deputies are able to identify a potential target under water with their sonar equipment.

We will continue to provide updates to this story as additional reports are received and details are confirmed.

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Hardcastle continues to lead in money battle in race for District 3 Supervisor, Burgis close behind in spending

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By Allen Payton

Candidates and campaigns were required to file financial reports on Thursday, May 26 for the period of April 24 through May 21, 2016. Oakley Councilman Doug Hardcastle continues to lead in the amount of funds raised and spent in the campaign. East Bay Regional Parks District Board Member Diane Burgis is second behind Hardcastle in expenditures, but has the most in monetary contributions, and in unaid bills. But, Brentwood Councilman Steve Barr, has raised more than Burgis in total contributions. Antioch Councilwoman Monica Wilson is in a close fourth in fundraising, in both monetary and total contributions.

Following is the financial information submitted by the candidates in the District 3 Supervisor race for the latest period with their place in each category in parenthesis:

Doug Hardcastle

Monetary Contributions Received during the period: $8,297

Non-Monetary Contributions Received: $1,675

Total Contributions Received for the period: $9,972 (3rd)

Monetary Contributions Received during the campaign: $25,308.16 (4th)

Total Contributions during the campaign: $47,483.16 (1st)

Expenditures Made during period: $11,176.07

Accrued Expenses (unpaid bills) for the period: $ -0-

Total Expenditures Made during the campaign: $45,818.87 (1st)

Ending Cash Balance: $1,664.29

Outstanding Debts: $15,500 (2nd) – all loans from himself

 

Steve Barr

Monetary Contributions Received during the period: $9,100.00 – Most from within the district.

Non-Monetary Contributions Received: $1,200

Total Contributions Received for the period: $10,300 (2nd)

Monetary Contributions Received during the campaign: $27,785 (2nd)

Total Contributions during the campaign: $38,635 (2nd)

Expenditures Made during period: $28,594, paid down previous unpaid bills of $17,035

Total Expenditures Made during the campaign: $31,768 (3rd)

Ending Cash Balance: $1,417

Outstanding Debts: $6,550 (3rd) - $5,000 in loans from himself

 

Diane Burgis

Monetary Contributions Received during the period: $10,798

Non-Monetary Contributions Received: $ -0-

Total Contributions Received for the period: $10,798 (1st)

Monetary Contributions Received during the campaign: $29,655 (1st)

Total Contributions during the campaign: $29,755 (3rd)

Expenditures Made during period: $15,336.52

Accrued Expenses (unpaid bills) for the period: $8,098.85

Total Expenditures Made during the campaign: $41,905.38 (2nd)

Ending Cash Balance: $11,220.23

Outstanding Debts: $23,470.06 (1st) - $100 in loans from herself

Almost all of her contributions were received during the period from and most of her money was spent outside of the district.

 

Monica Wilson

Monetary Contributions Received during period: $6,665.16

Non-Monetary Contributions received: $1,927.88

Total Contributions Received for the period: $8,593.04 (4th)

Monetary Contributions Received during the campaign: $27,075.92 (3rd)

Total Contributions for the campaign: $29,121.86 (4th)

Expenditures Made during period: $12,704.75 paid down previous unpaid bills of $11,462.87

Accrued Expenses (unpaid bills) for the period: $ -0-

Total Expenditures Made during the campaign: $29,215.95 (4th)

Ending Cash Balance of $8,209.89

Outstanding Debts: $3,124.98 (4th)

All of her contributions were received during the period from and most of her money was spent outside of the district, with the majority of it spent out of state for yard signs and direct mail.

 

Odessa Lefrancois

Monetary Contributions Received during period: $1,140.00

Non-Monetary Contributions received: $   -0-

Total Contributions Received for the period: $1,140.00 (6th)

Monetary Contributions Received during the campaign: $13,025.00 (5th)

Total Contributions for the campaign: $13,025.00 (5th)

Expenditures Made during period: $2,312.22

Accrued Expenses (unpaid bills) for the period: $ -0-

Total Expenditures Made during the campaign: $11,590.02 (5th)

Ending Cash Balance of $1,434.98

Outstanding Debts: $ -0-

She will have to file an amended report, as hers does not show the Year to Date Totals on the Summary page.

 

Wade Harper

Monetary Contributions Received during period: $1,675.00

Non-Monetary Contributions received: $   -0-

Total Contributions Received for the period: $1,675.00 (5th)

Monetary Contributions Received during the campaign: $9,725.00 (6th)

Total Contributions for the campaign: $9,725.00 (6th)

Expenditures Made during period: $3,287.00

Accrued Expenses (unpaid bills) for the period: $ -0-

Total Expenditures Made during the campaign: $8,950.54 (6th)

Ending Cash Balance of $774.46

Outstanding Debts: $ -0-

Please check back later for the complete reports, which will be posted below.

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Publisher @ May 28, 2016

Former long-time Oakley School Board member and teacher endorses Doug Hardcastle for Supervisor

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Editor:

Honesty – Community Dedication – Fiscal Responsibility

I have known Doug Hardcastle for over 25 years. I know him to be hard working, honest and dedicated to the improvement of the whole community. His community work has always been based on what is best for the citizens.

Bob Kratina

Former Oakley School Board Member, 21 years

Retired Teacher, 38 years

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San Pablo man dies from gunshot wounds in Antioch, early Saturday morning, police investigating

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By Lieutenant Anthony Morefield, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On Saturday morning May, 28, 2016 at approximately 4:00 AM, Antioch Police Officers responded to a report of a shooting in front of a home in the 2100 block of Manzanita Way. The officers arrived to find an adult male victim down, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds and other injuries.

Medical personnel were there a short time later and began life saving measures, but the victim, a 41-year-old San Pablo resident, ultimately died from his injuries at the scene.

This case is currently being investigated by the Antioch Police Department Investigations Bureau. We are in the preliminary stages of this case,and no further information will be released at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective James Colley with the Antioch Police Department at (925) 779-6922. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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Former Antioch Mayor Pro Tem wants Burgis to stay on Parks Board, endorses Hardcastle for Supervisor

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Editor:

As a lifelong resident of Antioch, I have a few perspectives on the upcoming election for Contra Costa County Board of Supervisor. I have watched the political career of Diane Burgis for some time. She is one of the best representatives on issues involving our environment. I am concerned though with her recent candidacy: is she just someone trying to climb the political ladder?

She was recruited and is backed by Supervisor Mary Piepho which isn’t necessarily a good thing, at a time when Piepho is part of the county’s numerous problems. She voted herself a 33% pay raise and then defended it when voting to reverse that decision. Piepho then wanted to double dip and get both a car allowance and mileage reimbursement because her district is so big. She even wanted Walnut Creek in her district during the redistricting process in 2011, but the rest of the Board wisely said “no”.

Burgis needs to stay on the East Bay Regional Parks District Board, as she was elected to in 2014 (half-way through her first term on the Oakley City Council) where she can use her expertise in protecting creeks, open space and trails and actually fulfill a commitment and serve a full term in office.

We desperately need to elect someone with broader experience on major issues like transportation, job creation and economic development, as well as protecting and improving the Delta. I’m supporting Doug Hardcastle for this elected office. Doug has over 15 years of proven leadership in office, and in this race experience matters most.

Hardcastle entered the race, last September and was willing to take on the incumbent and will help clean up the fiscal problems created by her and the rest of the current board. Piepho facing the real possibility of losing, decided against running for reelection in December.

Steve Barr of Brentwood may be a nice guy, but he seems to be another political opportunist running for higher office. He announced his candidacy only after Piepho backed out. I’m concerned the real reason he’s running is because he couldn’t get elected mayor in Brentwood in 2012, and can’t beat Bob Taylor this year, either.

In virtually every race this year, experience matters most, and Hardcastle is the most qualified. As you make your choice, consider if the person you’re voting for is running to be something or running to do something. I’m tired of seeing people elected who want to be something. Doug Hardcastle is running to do something which is why I’m urging you to join me in supporting him for County Supervisor.

Manny Soliz

Former Mayor Pro Tem & Councilmember

City of Antioch

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Sidewalk Sale in Antioch’s downtown Rivertown on Saturday

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Rivertown May 2016

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Memorial Day Celebration at Oak View Memorial Park in Antioch, Monday

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