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Help Wanted: California’s Pot Czar

Help Wanted:  California’s Pot Czar

California is looking for a Medical Marijuana Chief, as new laws and ballot initiatives change the legal landscape in the state. The new chief could make from $115,608 to $128,808 per year, according to the Sacramento Bee. Russ Heimerich of the state’s Department of Consumer Affairs is accepting applications, and told…

Placer County Facilitates Solar Permits & Education

Placer County Facilitates Solar Permits & Education

In the Placer Sentinel this week, transitioning to solar energy may be easier for residents in Placer County. Placer County’s Board of Supervisors approved a new, faster permitting process. Before the new process was approved, acquiring a permit required more than one visit, but now, solar permits for systems below…

Flood Watch for Burn Scar Areas, Snow in Sierras

Flood Watch for Burn Scar Areas, Snow in Sierras

Cold November rain is here, and for some who are seeing snow, it’s good news; for others, the precipitation means flood potential. A flash flood watch is in effect until 9:00pm, for areas of the 2013 Rim Fire in Toulumne County and portions of El Dorado and Placer counties from the…

Burn Permit Suspension Lifted

Burn Permit Suspension Lifted

  If you’ve been waiting, with autumn leaves, drought-stricken trees and their fallen branches piling up in your yard, there is good news!  Effective today, the burn permit suspension in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra counties will be lifted, according to Cal Fire and the Grass Valley Union. Agriculture burns…

American Heroes To Be Honored in Sacrifice Honor Tour

American Heroes To Be Honored in Sacrifice Honor Tour

The Sacrifice Tour is coming to Colfax next Tuesday, as a reminder of who America’s heroes are on the eve of Veterans Day. Executive Director and Founder of the Honor Group, “Coach” Mark Soto spoke with Sarah McCormick today on KAHI with a preview of the event. Keynote speakers will…

California Plans on Single Drug Lethal Injection on Death Row

California Plans on Single Drug Lethal Injection on Death Row

The Associated Press and CBS reports that the state will release plans today to start using a single drug to execute condemned prisoners. It would replace the existing system of using three drugs. Governor Jerry Brown said three years ago that California would consider a single-drug lethal injection, but it was…

Placer County Ranks High Among Flood Preparation & Info

Placer County Ranks High Among Flood Preparation & Info

Placer County Office of Emergency Management, Program Manager John McEldowney spoke with Sarah McCormick on KAHI’s morning news yesterday, saying that Placer County has been recognized by FEMA for excelling in public information, mapping and regulations, flood damage reduction, warning and response. This week, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved amendments to…

Toxic Algae is Killing Crab Season

Toxic Algae is Killing Crab Season

Put down the crab legs!   They could be poisonous, according to the California Department of Public Health. A massive bloom of Pseudo-nitzschia, brought by warmer water temperatures associated with the El Nino event, is causing high levels of domoic acid in crab and other seafoods While the toxins are colorless and odorless,…

Business In Auburn Area Getting Better, According to Survey

Business In Auburn Area Getting Better, According to Survey

Kevin Hanley, CEO of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce has worked tirelessly on a survey conducted last month, on the state of the business climate in Auburn. During the October 8th business walk in which the survey was taken, Hanley led the charge as volunteers walked in one of 15…

State Of Emergency Declared for California’s Trees

State Of Emergency Declared for California’s Trees

California Gov. Jerry Brown says dead trees around the state pose a fire hazard and has declared a state of emergency. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that Brown called for the swift removal of dried-out trees and has requested federal resources to help with the process before the fall…