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Officials Warn to Get Flood Insurance Before El Nino

Officials Warn to Get Flood Insurance Before El Nino

Federal emergency officials are urging Californians to buy flood insurance.  They are even  warning those who don’t live near creeks or rivers, as El Nino conditions get underway in the Pacific Ocean, increasing chances for heavy storms this winter. The San Jose Mercury News report Roy Wright, a deputy associate…

Low Demand and High Supply Means Low Gas Prices

Low Demand and High Supply Means Low Gas Prices

Gas prices locally are falling, and will continue to fall with like autumn leaves. According to Rocklintoday.com and Gas Buddy,  average retail gasoline prices in Sacramento have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.65/g yesterday.  This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.2 cents per…

Hurricane Patricia Halts Flights in California

Hurricane Patricia Halts Flights in California

Maximum sustained winds had reached 200 mph as of Friday’s 4 a.m. PDT advisory from the National Hurricane Center. The National Weather Service and Weather.com are reporting that this makes Patricia the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, which includes the Atlantic and eastern/central Pacific ocean basins.   Flights…

Roseville Restores Firefighters Salary Levels

Roseville Restores Firefighters Salary Levels

  When the recession began to tank the economy in 2007, Roseville Fighters agreed to help the City of Roseville by accepting lower salaries.   According to The Sacramento Bee and RocklinToday.com, as Roseville’s economy recovered, Local 1592 expected those sacrifices would be answered with salary and benefit increases as…

Loomis & Meadow Vista Libraries’ Fates To Be Decided Today

Loomis & Meadow Vista Libraries’ Fates To Be Decided Today

Update Today, December 8, 2015, 11:00 am, the Placer County Board of Supervisors will decide whether or not to close down the Loomis and Meadow Vista Libraries. The Board will be asked to shut the libraries, beginning at the end of this year.  Director of Library Services Mary George said “The…

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…