Notes From The Back Yard: Monday, June 10, 2019

Two months and four days? That's how long it's been since I last posted to And three months before that?

Well, that's not gonna do.

Here's the problem. When I get to the iHeartMedia Sacramento building and get to work on The KFBK Afternoon News with Kitty O'Neal, it's five hours to airtime. And every minute of that time is spent writing and researching and interviewing and editing and meeting to discuss the show. There's no time to sit down and write something for the web (yes, I know Kitty manages to do three or four web posts a day, but Kitty's Superwoman---I'm in awe of her ability to be everywhere, do everything and be gracious and lovely all at the same time).

So---what if I do it earlier? See, Kitty and I pretty much begin our days at our homes early in the morning. We're texting each other the things we think are interesting before we get to work. So, what if I share those things with you, too? Some of these things you'll hear fleshed out between 4:00 and 7:00 this afternoon. Some won't make air but are worth knowing or interesting or kinda cool or might come in handy in conversation during the day.

Mike's back yard

So welcome to my office. On nice mornings, anyway, I'll do my prep work in my back yard---a mug of coffee, a laptop, Cristina Mendonsa and Sam Shane on The KFBK Morning News streaming on the iHeartRadio app and a full inbox from overnight. Let's see what's new in our state and our world today:

  • The power is back on in the Sierra Foothills, where PG&E pulled the plug during the winds Saturday night to avoid a repeat of wildfires caused by downed power lines.

  • Meantime, we'll have a mini-heat wave the next couple of days. Sacramento's forecast high today is 103. The National Weather Service is predicting 104 tomorrow. These are temperatures where heat exhaustion and heat stroke are real risks. Limit your time outdoors, seek shade and air conditioning at every opportunity and drink plenty of water.

Let me hear from you on these stories or others. There's a "comment" button at the bottom.

I hope you'll join Kitty and me today from 4:00 to 7:00 on The KFBK Afternoon News at 93.1 FM, 1530 AM and on the iHeartRadio app.

Mike and Kitty

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