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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…

Fiery Violence Leaves Two Dead

Fiery Violence Leaves Two Dead

Two men who were found last week with gunshot and burn wounds have died. Placer County Sheriff’s deputies say 34-year-old Warren Alexander Galsote and 33-year-old Jason John Benson have died from their injuries. Investigators say both of the victims were shot in the head at least once, in addition to…

Officials Work to Preserve Salmon, Combat Salination & Maintain Water in Folsom Lake

Officials Work to Preserve Salmon, Combat Salination & Maintain Water in Folsom Lake

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials say they plan to begin releasing more fresh water from Folsom Lake and Lake Oroville in order to counter saltwater that infiltrates the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta during drought conditions. Drew Lessard, Area Manager for the Central California Area Office spoke with KAHI’s Sarah McCormick this…

Firefighters Make Progress Containing Washington Fire

Firefighters Make Progress Containing Washington Fire

Firefighters continue to make progress on the Washington Fire, as officials report containment now stands at 56 percent containment. There are 860 personnel working the incident, according to fire officials. Highway 4 from Markleeville to Ebbetts Pass is now open to through traffic only. Adjacent forest lands in and near…

California State Assembly Takes on Immunization Bill

California State Assembly Takes on Immunization Bill

The California Assembly is taking up a heated bill, to increase vaccination rates in schools today. The legislation aims to increase school immunization rates by eliminating the personal belief exemption. It comes after a December outbreak of measles at Disneyland that infected more than 100 people in the U.S. and…

Ophir Station 182 Remains Open… For Now

Ophir Station 182 Remains Open… For Now

Last week, the Placer County Board of Supervisors voted to keep the Ophir Station, 182 viable during this fire season. Monday, Sarah McCormick chatted with John McEldowney, program manager for the Office of Emergency Services in Placer County, he says they continue to look at ways to keep the station open year round.  It’s…