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Pension Double-Dipper in Loomis Must Pay CalPERS Back

Pension Double-Dipper in Loomis Must Pay CalPERS Back

A town councilor in California has been ordered to pay back more than $450,000 in pension benefits after a judge determined that he had violated state law. The Sacramento Bee reports that the California Public Employees’ Retirement System board ordered former Loomis Fire Chief David Wheeler to return the money.…

California Leaders Travel Down Under for Drought Advice

California Leaders Travel Down Under for Drought Advice

In the Sacramento Bee and the San Jose Mercury News, a bipartisan delegation of legislators, led by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, left Monday for a ten-day trip to Australia, which overhauled its water management policies and cut water use by half during a severe drought that gripped its southeast…

Police Search for Masked North Lake Tahoe Robber

Police Search for Masked North Lake Tahoe Robber

Placer County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who committed an armed robbery at a North Lake Tahoe restaurant Friday night, while wearing a Halloween mask. Just after 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, deputies responded to the Char Pit Restaurant on North Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach, for…

Businesses and Disasters: Are You Prepared?

Businesses and Disasters:  Are You Prepared?

  Infrastructure, and business practices, technology and more have changed the business landscape exponentially in recent years. Thus, small and medium businesses need to re-examine the questions pertaining to disaster awareness and vulnerabilities. Meg Arnold, Project Leader for Valley Vision, joined Sarah McCormick in the KAHI studios today.  The Business…

Emergency Alert Systems Are Going High Tech

Emergency Alert Systems Are Going High Tech

  Placer Alert is an emergency notification system powered by Everbridge which allows public safety agencies to help protect lives and property by providing critical information to residents during emergencies and dangerous situations. Everbridge technology played a central role in directing evacuated residents during the California wildfires, through the use…

Fish Passage in Auburn Ravine Impeded: Fall Run Chinook Threatened

Fish Passage in Auburn Ravine Impeded: Fall Run Chinook Threatened

North Ravine Restoration Coordinator, Robert Hane, with Save Auburn Ravine Salmon and Steelhead organization (SARSAS) joined Sarah McCormick in KAHI’s studios today to discuss the fall run Chinook salmon in the Auburn Ravine. Though they haven’t reached the Hemphill Dam area, Hane says the salmon will be headed that way soon.…

King Fire Cleanup Costs Continues to Climb

King Fire Cleanup Costs Continues to Climb

Last week, the PCWA released a report on the ongoing operational and environmental impacts of the 2014 King Fire, which burned nearly 100 thousand acres. PCWA Senior Environmental Scientist Ben Ransom said that earlier this month, nearly 2 inches of rain eroded the burn area forcing downed trees and topsoil into…

Marching Band Competition in Loomis: Road Closure Notice

Marching Band Competition in Loomis:  Road Closure Notice

Del Oro is hosting the Band Spectacular Marching Band Competition this Saturday, October 17. Starting at around 10am until about 1:30pm, Taylor Road will be closed to through traffic from Penryn Road to Horseshoe Bar Road. King Road will remain open for cross traffic to get through town. Horseshoe Bar…

NID To Upgrade Bear River Siphon and More

NID To Upgrade Bear River Siphon and More

The Nevada Irrigation District is moving forward with a multi-million-dollar project that they say will significantly improve the main canal system that supplies NID service areas in Placer County. The NID Board of Directors on Wednesday approved a $370,980 engineering services contract with Stantec Consulting Services Inc., an international firm…

5 Kids and 7 Pimps Uncovered in Local Sex Trafficking Operation

5 Kids and 7 Pimps Uncovered in Local Sex Trafficking Operation

Last week, 149 underage trafficking victims were recovered and 154 pimps we arrested in a nationwide human trafficking operation. Rocklintoday.com is reporting that officials from the FBI and its state and local partners the operation, dubbed Operation Cross Country IX. The operation is a national program spearheaded by the FBI and the National…