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Help Wanted: California’s Pot Czar

Help Wanted:  California’s Pot Czar

California is looking for a Medical Marijuana Chief, as new laws and ballot initiatives change the legal landscape in the state. The new chief could make from $115,608 to $128,808 per year, according to the Sacramento Bee. Russ Heimerich of the state’s Department of Consumer Affairs is accepting applications, and told…

Placer County Facilitates Solar Permits & Education

Placer County Facilitates Solar Permits & Education

In the Placer Sentinel this week, transitioning to solar energy may be easier for residents in Placer County. Placer County’s Board of Supervisors approved a new, faster permitting process. Before the new process was approved, acquiring a permit required more than one visit, but now, solar permits for systems below…

Flood Watch for Burn Scar Areas, Snow in Sierras

Flood Watch for Burn Scar Areas, Snow in Sierras

Cold November rain is here, and for some who are seeing snow, it’s good news; for others, the precipitation means flood potential. A flash flood watch is in effect until 9:00pm, for areas of the 2013 Rim Fire in Toulumne County and portions of El Dorado and Placer counties from the…

Burn Permit Suspension Lifted

Burn Permit Suspension Lifted

  If you’ve been waiting, with autumn leaves, drought-stricken trees and their fallen branches piling up in your yard, there is good news!  Effective today, the burn permit suspension in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra counties will be lifted, according to Cal Fire and the Grass Valley Union. Agriculture burns…

American Heroes To Be Honored in Sacrifice Honor Tour

American Heroes To Be Honored in Sacrifice Honor Tour

The Sacrifice Tour is coming to Colfax next Tuesday, as a reminder of who America’s heroes are on the eve of Veterans Day. Executive Director and Founder of the Honor Group, “Coach” Mark Soto spoke with Sarah McCormick today on KAHI with a preview of the event. Keynote speakers will…

California Plans on Single Drug Lethal Injection on Death Row

California Plans on Single Drug Lethal Injection on Death Row

The Associated Press and CBS reports that the state will release plans today to start using a single drug to execute condemned prisoners. It would replace the existing system of using three drugs. Governor Jerry Brown said three years ago that California would consider a single-drug lethal injection, but it was…

Toxic Algae is Killing Crab Season

Toxic Algae is Killing Crab Season

Put down the crab legs!   They could be poisonous, according to the California Department of Public Health. A massive bloom of Pseudo-nitzschia, brought by warmer water temperatures associated with the El Nino event, is causing high levels of domoic acid in crab and other seafoods While the toxins are colorless and odorless,…

Business In Auburn Area Getting Better, According to Survey

Business In Auburn Area Getting Better, According to Survey

Kevin Hanley, CEO of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce has worked tirelessly on a survey conducted last month, on the state of the business climate in Auburn. During the October 8th business walk in which the survey was taken, Hanley led the charge as volunteers walked in one of 15…

Snow in Tahoe: Resorts Open Up for the Season!

Snow in Tahoe: Resorts Open Up for the Season!

Snow making machines are up and running, and it’s prosperous news for resorts in Tahoe. Boreal Mountain Resort and Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe have set their opening dates. “LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! We are stoked to announce that Friday, November 6th at 9:00am we will be opening to the public,”  Boreal spokespeople said…

Sex Offenders Checked in “Operation Boo”

Sex Offenders Checked in “Operation Boo”

For the 22nd year, parole agents with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation checked on more than 1,200 sex-offender parolees in the state.  More than 50 registered sex offenders were arrested over the Halloween weekend during compliance checks as part of ‘Operation Boo’ project, according to ABC news and KRON TV.…