Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Winter storm emergency request | Flood watch through Sunday | Sipho's Jamaican restaurant event

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Friday, March 10. 

Newsom requests presidential emergency declaration for winter storms

Gov. Gavin Newsom Thursday requested a presidential emergency declaration to allow for federal resources to assist the state in recovering from severe winter storms. According to a press release from the Governor’s office, the request could help direct federal funds to purchase generators, road-clearing equipment, and shelters.

Adia White, NSPR

Flood watch remains in effect through Sunday morning

A flood watch remains in effect through Sunday morning below 4000 feet. At elevations above that, the snowpack should be able to absorb heavy precipitation. Gusty winds coupled with very saturated soils will also lead to the increased risk of power outages throughout the region.

— Dave Schlom, NSPR

Audio postcard: Tempo party at Sipho’s Restaurant and Café

Sipho’s Restaurant and Café is holding its monthly Tempo party this Saturday. Sipho is the affectionate nickname given to restaurant owner and chef Newton Merritt. His February Tempo party was also his first this year. NSPR’s Jamie Jiang attended and brought back an audio postcard. Listen in today’s headlines.

Jamie Jiang, NSPR

California sues a city for not following housing laws

California is suing the city of Huntington Beach for not following state affordable housing laws and preventing new duplexes and accessory dwelling units, or granny flats, from being built. Hours after being sued Thursday, Huntington Beach filed a countersuit calling state housing laws an unbridled power play to eliminate the suburban character of the city and replace it with a high-density mecca.

— CapRadio Staff

Stories from NPR partner stations are edited by NSPR Staff for digital presentation and credited as requested.

In case you missed it

Headlines is published every weekday morning at 8:30 a.m. Subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and NPR One. Theme song Borough is courtesy of Blue Dot Sessions

Angel Huracha has been a part of the journalism field since 2006 and has covered a range of topics. He is a graduate of Chico State with a Bachelor's degree in news-editorial and public relations with a minor in English.
Jamie is NSPR’s wildfire reporter and Report For America corps member. She covers all things fire, but her main focus is wildfire recovery in the North State. Before NSPR, Jamie was at UCLA, where she dabbled in college radio and briefly worked as podcast editor at the Daily Bruin.
Dave Schlom is the longtime host and creator of Blue Dot. From surfing to Voyager in interstellar space, rock guitar to orcas in our imperiled oceans, the topics on Blue Dot are as varied as the host’s interests and connections -- which are pretty limitless! An internationally respected space history journalist, Dave is also deeply fascinated by all aspects of the grand workings of nature’s awesome machinery on scales ranging from galactic to subatomic. And topics take in all aspects of the arts and sciences.
Alec Stutson grew up in Colorado and graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in Radio Journalism, 20th/21st Century Literature, and a minor in Film Studies. He is a huge podcast junkie, as well as a movie nerd and musician.
Adia White is a broadcast journalist and producer with nearly 10 years of experience. Her work has appeared on WNYC, This American Life, Capital Public Radio and other local and national programs. She started at North State Public Radio as a freelance reporter in 2017 before leaving for a stint at Northern California Public Media in Santa Rosa.