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Placer County Crop Outlook Bright Despite Drought

Placer County Crop Outlook Bright Despite Drought

  Last week, the Agricultural Commission released the annual crop report to the Placer County Board of Supervisors with stunning numbers.   The value of Placer County’s crops and products rose 4.4 percent over the last year, reaching its highest total in more than 2 decades. Sarah McCormick sat down with…

California’s Gas Prices Soar

California’s Gas Prices Soar

The average retail price of gasoline in Sacramento jumped 13 cents over the past week, coming in Monday at $3.35 a gallon, according to national gas price tracker GasBuddy.com. GasBuddy reported a gasoline inventory decline of more than 1 million barrels, and that overseas fuel imports to California had fallen…

Berryessa Snow Mountain Established as New National Monument

Berryessa Snow Mountain Established as New National Monument

President Obama established a new national monument in Northern California Friday, setting aside over 300 thousand acres of mountains, meadows and other remote areas from Napa to Mendocino County. The new Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument, a thin ribbon of rugged terrain that stretches roughly 100 miles across seven counties,…

Check Forger Suspect Sought

Check Forger Suspect Sought

Roseville police are looking for a woman who allegedly used stolen checks at businesses in Roseville, Rocklin and Auburn in early May. The woman left some of the stores with a man driving an older gold Pontiac sedan, police said. The checks were allegedly stolen from the mail of an elderly…

El Nino Forecasts Could Break Drought

El Nino Forecasts Could Break Drought

Pacific Ocean temperatures continue to warm and trade winds shift, and today federal scientists now say that the El Niño weather event that’s emerging could be one of the strongest on record. Federal forecasters now say that there is a 90 percent chance of an El Niño persisting through the coming…

Tobacco Bills Stalled

Tobacco Bills Stalled

A legislative panel has opted not to take up a bill aimed at curbing youth smoking by regulating e-cigarettes in California after a heated hearing. A separate measure calling for the legal smoking age to be raised to 21 was pulled from the agenda just before Wednesday’s hearing by the…

Placer County Crops Value at 20-year High

Placer County Crops Value at 20-year High

Join us this morning at 8:45am, as Placer County Agricultural Commissioner Joshua Huntsinger discusses the crops report issued last week, with it’s rosey outlook. The 2014 Placer County Agricultural Crop Report was presented to the Board of Supervisors on July 7.  The report found the value of Placer County’s agricultural crops and products…

Ordinance to Prohibit Camping at Auburn Government Center

Ordinance to Prohibit Camping at Auburn Government Center

The Placer County Board of Supervisors took final action Tuesday, to adopt an ordinance that will prohibit camping on most county-owned properties beginning August 6. The board took the first step in the two-step approval process June 16 by introducing the ordinance on a 4-0 vote. At yesterday’s meeting, the board…

Father Found, Baby Still Missing

Father Found, Baby Still Missing

The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department confirms the father of a missing Shasta County infant who also went missing over the weekend, has been found. Around 7:45 a.m., CHP officers and deputies were involved in a shooting while searching for a carjacking suspect in Shasta County, according to a Siskiyou County…

Suspect Caught in Grass Valley Assault

Suspect Caught in Grass Valley Assault

The man suspected of severely beating an elderly Grass Valley church volunteer was arrested Thursday night thanks to a tip.  Mary Grace Tassone, an elderly church volunteer, was left in the hospital unable to speak this week after she was brutally attacked in front of her church. Alan Kierkegaard, 50, is accused…