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Drought Decreases Rice Production

Drought Decreases Rice Production

The $1 billion rice industry is feeling the negative effects of the drought.  According to the California Rice Commission, about 175,000 acres of rice land is going unplanted this year. It’s the lowest planting since 1991.  In all, an estimated 375,000 acres will produce, a 31 percent decrease in acreage.  Last…

Auburn Homeless Shelter Taking Donations and Public Comment

Auburn Homeless Shelter Taking Donations and Public Comment

Leo McFarland, Volunteers of America Northern California and Northern Nevada President, stopped into the studios of KAHI and chatted with Sarah McCormick, Tuesday, about Auburn’s new homeless shelter, Right Hand Auburn.  According to McFarland, the shelters  first week has been somewhat of a success, giving some homeless the opportunity to eat, shower, and…

Heat May Bring on Greater Chance of West Nile Virus

Heat May Bring on Greater Chance of West Nile Virus

The National Center for Atmospheric Research and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found a link between higher-than-average annual temperatures and the intensity of West Nile virus outbreaks. Researchers say the Sacramento region and Central Valley will likely see high West Nile virus activity this summer, with rising temperatures…

Web Wizard Joins KAHI on Fridays

Web Wizard Joins KAHI on Fridays

Dave Naves of Daveworks is joining our weekday morning programming.  Sarah McCormick sat with Dave on Friday morning, to discuss Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, and Google’s wide world of information.  It changes exponentially moment by moment, but this algorithmic language can be understood!  Tune in each Friday morning at 8:45am to…

1929 Ford Tri-Motor Airliner Stops In Lincoln

1929 Ford Tri-Motor Airliner Stops In Lincoln

              The 1929 airliner in Lincoln this weekend was the height of flying luxury 85 years ago Flying the airliners has not always meant connecting the entire world in a single day. Nor did it mean flight delays, security lines or baggage carousels. At…

Yuba City Confirms a Rabid Bat

Yuba City Confirms a Rabid Bat

A bat with rabies has been confirmed in Yuba City, emphisizing the need for pet owners to have their pets vaccinated. Last Wednesday, a dog was observed playing with a bat in the area of Clark, Jewell and Park avenues. The bat was collected and submitted to the Sutter County…

California Farmers Will Work With Less

California Farmers Will Work With Less

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, California farmers will fallow hundreds of thousands of acres and employ fewer workers in 2015, but the drought will not cripple the state’s agricultural industry. Tuesday, UC Davis researchers said California’s farm economy has been surprisingly resilient during the drought, with farm employment…

Auburn Ranks In Top 100 Best Places To Live

Auburn Ranks In Top 100 Best Places To Live

Auburn is now ranked among the top in small towns across the United States, according to Livability.com The community ranker website worked the numbers of categories including walkability and sustainability for towns with populations from 1,000 to 20,000.  Auburn ranked at 73rd in what Livability.com calls it’s inaugural top 100…

California’s Workers May Get Another Wage Hike

California’s Workers May Get Another Wage Hike

California workers may see an increase in their paychecks soon.  The California Senate approved a plan to again raise the state’s minimum wage Monday, lifting it to $13 an hour in 2017, then tying it to the rate of inflation after that. The proposal by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco,…

Placer And Nevada Counties Go High-tech On Water-waste Reporting

Placer And Nevada Counties Go High-tech On Water-waste Reporting

High-tech assistance is here in Placer County. Placer County Water Agency has an app available to Apple iOS and Android phone users that allows someone finding water streaming down a street or a broken sprinkler to take a photo and give GPS coordinates and a time stamp. The technology will provide important…