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PCSO Needs Your Help Identifying Auburn Armed Robber

PCSO Needs Your Help Identifying Auburn Armed Robber

Placer County sheriff’s investigators are hoping the public can help them identify a suspect that allegedly robbed an Auburn electronics store at gunpoint. The alleged armed robbery happened at Cricket Wireless on Willow Creek Drive on Nov. 7, sheriff’s officials said. Video of the alleged robbery was released by investigators…

Fitting Theme For Fire Prevention Week As Napa and Sonoma County Residents Are Forced To Evacuate

Fitting Theme For Fire Prevention Week As Napa and Sonoma County Residents Are Forced To Evacuate

In conjunction with the ravaging fires that forced Napa and Sonoma County residents to quickly evacuate overnight, Cal Fire wants Placer County to be prepared for quick escape if that should be necessary due to fire danger. The second week in October marks Fire Prevention Week and this year’s theme…

Standardized Test Results: Placer Students Exceed State Average While 60% Of Ca. Students Fail Math Portion

Standardized Test Results: Placer Students Exceed State Average While 60% Of Ca. Students Fail Math Portion

The statewide scores for standardized tests measuring Common Core standards fell flat in the 2016-17 school year. The California Department of Education (CDE) released the scores Wednesday for the online California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests in English language arts and mathematics. The results showed that more…

Philips Station Snow Survey Jumps 22 Inches In Just 30 Days

Philips Station Snow Survey Jumps 22 Inches In Just 30 Days

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) second manual snow survey at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada range found a snow water equivalence of 28.1 inches, a significant increase since the January 3 survey, when just 6 inches was found there. The average as measured at Phillips since 1964 is…

“The California Kid” Is Ready To Hang Up The Gloves

“The California Kid” Is Ready To Hang Up The Gloves

  Former WEC champion and multi-time UFC title challenger Urijah Faber announced on Monday that he will retire following his next fight against Brad Pickett at FOX UFC Fight Night in Sacramento on Dec. 17. The Golden 1 Center just opened in downtown Sacramento and will serve as host to…

Tahoe Plane Crash Lands One In Hospital

Tahoe Plane Crash Lands One In Hospital

A person was injured Monday in a plane crash near South Lake Tahoe, the fire department said. The person was taken to the hospital for treatment, however, that person’s condition was not disclosed. Another person was also in the plane at the time of the crash but suffered no major injuries. The crash happened…

Loomis Celebrates State Champions Del Oro Golden Eagles

Loomis Celebrates State Champions Del Oro Golden Eagles

The Del Oro Football team, band, cheerleaders, local celebrities and supporting friends and families showed up to show their team pride today in Loomis. The Loomis Fire Department led the parade, with the band and team following.  The players, cheerleaders and musicians marched proudly, some throwing candy to the kids lining…

Supervisors Vote To Localize Marijuana Policies

Supervisors Vote To Localize Marijuana Policies

The Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday signed off on a decision to establish a regulatory framework for the industry. Up till the board’s decision, medical marijuana was banned in unincorporated areas of Placer County due to zoning ordinances, according to multiple local news outlets. The board said the move does not specify…

Suspected Armed Burglar Jailed Twice in 10 Days

Suspected Armed Burglar Jailed Twice in 10 Days

Just 9 days after 25-year-old Carter Massey was released from the Placer County Jail on vehicle burglary charges, he was arrested again, on suspicision of armed robbery in Rocklin. Wednesday, December 2, at 11am, the Stop N Go Liquor store on Rocklin Road was robbed by an armed man. The…

Hillmen Head To Modesto in Division III Championship

Hillmen Head To Modesto in Division III Championship

Friday Night Football in the Foothills is heating up tonight!  At the HillmenFootball.org site, Erik Egan writes:  Following their 65-52 victory last week against previously undefeated Patterson, the Hillmen (12-0) continue their playoff quest tonight with a showdown against top-seeded and also undefeated Central Catholic (12-0), with a birth in…

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