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Flash Flood Watch for Sierra Above 4,000 Feet

Flash Flood Watch for Sierra Above 4,000 Feet

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Sierra Nevada, through Monday evening. Moisture from Tropical Storm Dolores, in the eastern Pacific, will continue to spread northward into the Sierra Nevada through Monday evening. The main threat area will be above 4000 feet. Slow moving thunderstorms…

State Unemployment Down This Year

State Unemployment Down This Year

California’s unemployment rate decreased to 6.3 percent in June, down a year ago from 7.5 percent. Nonfarm payroll jobs increased by 22,900 during the month, according to data released Friday by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) from two separate surveys. In May, the state’s unemployment rate was 6.4 percent. Full-service…

Sierra Vintners 2015 Wine Trail Sees Increased Participants

Sierra Vintners 2015 Wine Trail Sees Increased Participants

It’s time for the 2015 Summer Wine Trail event.  The Sierra Vintners Association’s Bob Krogman sat down with KAHI’s Sarah McCormick today, and said this year’s ticket sales have more than doubled from last year. Krogman says 250-300 tickets have been sold, up from last year’s number of around 100. The…

Lincoln & Loomis Wineries Awarded at State Fair

Lincoln & Loomis Wineries Awarded at State Fair

For those who enjoy local wines, forget Napa and stay in Placer County. Wise Villa Winery was recognized as the best in the state, winning the prestigious Golden State Winery of the Year, by the California State Fair. The Lincoln winery wasn’t alone in earning top honors: Ciotti Cellars, Le…

New Special Deputy Position in Auburn

New Special Deputy Position in Auburn

There’s a new deputy in town, appointed by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office to deal with chronic crime problems in the north Auburn area.  Deputy Zach Poiesz has actually been here a while, but now with a new title. Deputy Zach Poiesz was selected as the new problem-oriented policing (POP) deputy,…

1 in 3 Californians Struggle with Poverty

1 in 3 Californians Struggle with Poverty

Almost 1 in 3 California households struggle monthly to meet their basic needs, according to a report released by the United Ways of California, yesterday.  The study relies on what the organization calls a “real cost measure” that goes well beyond the Census Bureau’s official poverty measure, which dates back…

Bear Shot near Lake Tahoe in “Self-defense”

Bear Shot near Lake Tahoe in “Self-defense”

The man who shot a black bear to death at Lake Tahoe claims he killed it in self-defense, according to authorities. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that authorities say the South Lake Tahoe resident who shot the bear last week has not yet been identified. Capt. Patrick Foy of the California Department…

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,…