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Dry Rot Suspected in Folsom Stairway Collapse

Dry Rot Suspected in Folsom Stairway Collapse

Days after a tragic stairway collapse in Folsom, killed a 27-year old, investigators are looking at why. Folsom Chief Building Official, Steve Burger said the problem looks like dry rot. Burger confirmed permit orders at the Legends at Willow Creek Complex, to do repairs on the stairways were taken out last month. …

Auburn Celebrates July 4th!

Auburn Celebrates July 4th!

              It’s the 4th of July in Auburn. What to do? How about we have a parade? Saturday, July 4th, the Auburn Family 4th Celebration activities took place around Auburn. Again this year, the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored local Independence Day festivities. …

Thousands of Pounds of Illegal Fireworks Seized

Thousands of Pounds of Illegal Fireworks Seized

More than 5,000 pounds of fireworks have been seized this week in Fair Oaks, thanks to a tip that brought investigators to a home on Copley Court. It’s one of the largest illegal fireworks busts in Sacramento County. Investigators said 59-year-old John Guill was selling them out of his home. After taking…

Weed Arsonist Pleas Guilty

Weed Arsonist Pleas Guilty

Last September, Ronald Marshall was arrested with multiple counts of arson, for a fire set in the city of Weed. Tuesday, Marshall entered a guilty plea to felony charge of recklessly causing a fire that burned buildings and forestland, according to the Siskiyou Daily News. The 25-year-old has pleaded guilty to…

Folsom Lake’s Low Levels Force Hatchery Evacuations

Folsom Lake’s Low Levels Force Hatchery Evacuations

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced last week that it is moving fish out of the Nimbus and American River Fish Hatcheries for the second year in a row as Folsom Lake’s cold water pool is rapidly drained by increased Bureau of Reclamation releases into the American below Nimbus…

Energy Demand to Peak Today

Energy Demand to Peak Today

Consumers are urged to reduce their energy use today, during the later afternoon when air conditioners drive consumption to the highest point of the day. The California Independent System operator corporation (ISO) is declaring a Flex Alert for today, for the state. Energy demand is expected to be high between…

Outage Downs Internet & Phone Service Regionally

Outage Downs Internet & Phone Service Regionally

  Thousands of Wave customers lost internet, cable and phone service Tuesday from the foothills to the capital. Wave says three major fiber cables were cut early in the morning, around 4:00 am. The fiber lines are as thick as a paint can and act as a backbone for Internet service. Wave…

Sick Leave Law Gives California Employees Paid Time

Sick Leave Law Gives California Employees Paid Time

Starting tomorrow, July 1, 2015, paychecks will change.  California employers must display how much sick leave employees have on their paystubs, according to a new law that takes effect tomorrow. Paid sick days are no longer an option for California employers. Under the new law, nearly all California employees can…

Placer County Homeowners Get More Help Than Most

Placer County Homeowners Get More Help Than Most

Homebuyers in Placer County are getting more help with down payments than in most other parts of the country, according to a new report by RealtyTrac. The assistance typically comes from government agencies or nonprofits through such programs as second mortgages. The Sacramento Business Journal reports that Placer buyers received an average of…

Lightning Sparks Blazes Across State

Lightning Sparks Blazes Across State

Hundreds of lightning strikes overnight have sparked three dozen new wildfires in Northern California, authorities said Sunday. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, 36 blazes triggered by 800 lightning strikes were small and quickly put out. Meanwhile, about 3,000 firefighters continued to make progress on five…