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Placer County Board Supervisor Talks Crime, Fire & Marijuana

Placer County Board Supervisor Talks Crime, Fire & Marijuana

Placer County Board Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery joined Sarah McCormick in KAHI’s studios today, to discuss issues effecting Placer County, from city and state laws to the availability of affordable fire insurance to marijuana policies. The busy Board Supervisor remarked on her editorial in the Auburn Journal (10/14/15) that covered lower…

Almond Farmers Could Help Refill California’s Low Groundwater Tables

Almond Farmers Could Help Refill California’s Low Groundwater Tables

The Almond Board is investing in research and partnerships to determine the feasibility of using almond acreage as locations for ground water recharge for when excess water is available from winter flood releases. KCRA is reporting that some California farmers will flood their field after this upcoming winter’s storm to…

FEMA Setting Up Homes for Butte Fire Victims

FEMA Setting Up Homes for Butte Fire Victims

In MyMotherlode.com today, victims of the Butte Fire are closer to moving into FEMA trailers as debris from the wildfire gets cleaned up and removed. This week in Calaveras County, there are a dozen Butte Fire debris removal crews are making progress as the first manufactured housing units from FEMA arrive.…

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…

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…