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Hazardous Air Quality in the Foothills

Hazardous Air Quality in the Foothills

Northern California’s air quality could be dangerous to some in the foothills today, and through Wednesday. Over the weekend, many people woke to ash around their homes and smoke-filled skies making an eerie glow. According to News 10 this morning, smoke readings are off the charts as smoke from the…

Patriotic Remembrances Planned in Auburn

Patriotic Remembrances Planned in Auburn

The Auburn Concert Band will perform tonight at 6:00pm in old town Auburn with a moving tribute to the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  The band has been working hard on their “Americans We” program, A Patriotic Salute, and will perform American favorites at the last Cruise Nite in Auburn this…

Auburn Fire Joins Butte Fire Fight

Auburn Fire Joins Butte Fire Fight

A crew from Auburn Fire left yesterday to help fight the Butte Fire, according to the Auburn Journal.  The fire members on the planned need strike team will join other area crews from South Placer Fire District, Foresthill Fire, and Placer County Fire to battle the wildfire that has now…

Governor Vetoes Drone Regulation Bill

Governor Vetoes Drone Regulation Bill

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill meant to rein in the use of drones over private property. Brown said in a veto message Wednesday night that the measure goes too far in its restrictions, according to AP News. SB142 creates a trespassing crime for operating drones within 350 feet…

Mass Trout Deaths “Unconscionable” to Fish Advocacy Group

Mass Trout Deaths “Unconscionable” to Fish Advocacy Group

The American River Hatchery has lost over 155,000 trout because a federal agency sent contaminated water through a pipeline to the fish. According to the Sacramento Bee and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the mass quantity of Eagle Lake trout suffocated Tuesday at the hatchery outside of Folsom.   The loss represents 78 percent of the…

Community Center Planners Seek Public Input

Community Center Planners Seek Public Input

There will be a 2nd of 3 public input sessions tonight as Placer County seeks comment on a possible community center for greater Auburn. County staff will present and discuss findings from assessment meetings with local community partners and stakeholder organizations. The workshops will provide an opportunity for interested community…

Folsom Dam Officials Ready Mini-Pumping Plant Barge

Folsom Dam Officials Ready Mini-Pumping Plant Barge

As crews plan to finish a mini-water pump barge by the end of the month, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Area Manager Drew Lessard says though the cubic feet output has decreased, intake is the same, levels are evening out.  He spoke with KAHI’s Sarah McCormick on Tuesday.  Lessard said “We are stabalizing in…

Auburn Consultant to Speak To Grass Valley Residents On Homelessness

Auburn Consultant to Speak To Grass Valley Residents On Homelessness

Grass Valley residents will get a chance to catch Dr. Robert Marbut speak about homelessness on Thursday.  Dr. Marbut, a Texas professor and consultant on homelessness is scheduled to be the main speaker at a town hall discussion at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. The 1:00pm meeting is…

Placer County Supervisors Focus on Community Improvements & Facilities

Placer County Supervisors Focus on Community Improvements & Facilities

Placer County Supervisor for District 3, Jim Holmes, joined Sarah McCormick in studio today to talk real estate, infrastructure and community participation. On Tuesday, the board approved construction for an “Animal Services Center” to replace the current animal shelter.  Plans are in progress for the $22.1 million dollar facility, which…

Tragedy Avoided in Fiery Wreck on Lincoln Train Tracks

Tragedy Avoided in Fiery Wreck on Lincoln Train Tracks

Wednesday morning at the 3rd Street railroad crossing in Lincoln was the scene of a nightmarish event, that ended with a hero and a burn victim in recovery. An off-duty Lincoln police officer and other bystanders are being credited for saving the life of a man who was burning alive inside a truck.…