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El Dorado Man Arrested For El Dorado County Bank Robbery

El Dorado Man Arrested For El Dorado County Bank Robbery

  On Monday, the El Dorado Sheriff’s Office arrested 22-year-old David Jarrell, for the robbery of the US Bank on White Rock Road in El Dorado Hills. Based on the investigation by the El Dorado Sheriff’s Office, detectives believe Jarrell is responsible for multiple bank robberies throughout the region as…

20-Acre Fire Burning Behind Sonora Car Dealership

20-Acre Fire Burning Behind Sonora Car Dealership

  Fire crews are working Friday to fully contain a 20-acre grass fire that lit up the night sky behind a car dealership in Sonora. The vegetation fire was reported about 1:30 a.m. at Sullivan Creek behind the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Dealership. The forward rate of spread has…

PG&E Asking Residents To Conserve Energy During Heat Wave

PG&E Asking Residents To Conserve Energy During Heat Wave

  The California Independent System Operation (CAISO) has declared a statewide Flex Alert, called for conservation yesterday due to high energy demand during this period of extreme heat. The ISO is asking for energy conservation, particularly during peak hours between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. PG&E urges their customers to conserve…

Plane Crash Kills Four In Tuolumne County

Plane Crash Kills Four In Tuolumne County

Four people were killed in a plane crash after it burst into flames Wednesday at the Columbia Airport in Tuolumne County. The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office received a report of the crash at 4:45 p.m. The twin-engine Cessna 310 plane plane was coming from the north to land on the…

Two New Projects That Will Cause Traffic Delays This Week

Two New Projects That Will Cause Traffic Delays This Week

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists of two delays on the foothills roadways. There will be traffic delays on westbound Interstate 80 just west of the Nevada state line for roadway maintenance activities.  Motorists should anticipate delays as maintenance crews close the right lane of I-80 at…

New Solution For Drone Intrusion Of Wildfires

New Solution For Drone Intrusion Of Wildfires

  Firefighters battling wildfires will soon have another tool in their arsenal to attack the growing problem of interference from drones. Illegal drone intrusions during wildfires such as the current Sand Fire in Los Angeles County are creating hazards for firefighting aircraft, but a new technology could literally ground the unmanned flying…

Two Teams From Tahoe Basin Arrived In Monterey To Join Fire Fighting Efforts

Two Teams From Tahoe Basin Arrived In Monterey To Join Fire Fighting Efforts

  Two Mutual Aid Strike Teams from the Tahoe Basin Operational Area have been deployed to the Soberanes Fire burning in Monterey County CA near Soberanes Creek, in Garrapata State Park, north of Big Sur. The fire started on July 22, 2016 at approximately 8:48 a.m., and is presently 14,897…

Placer County Grand Jury Commends Del Oro High School For Implementing Alcohol Testing

Placer County Grand Jury Commends Del Oro High School For Implementing Alcohol Testing

Del Oro High School staff and administration became concerned about the continued increase in the number of students appearing to be under the influence of alcohol at school dances.  As a result, the school administration researched and implemented the use of an alcohol detection device. The Placer County Grand Jury…

Single Car Rollover Accident Closes Taylor Road in Penryn Monday Afternoon

Single Car Rollover Accident Closes Taylor Road in Penryn Monday Afternoon

A black SUV traveling eastbound lost control, left the roadway and flipped in the 1600 block of Taylor Road in Penryn. The accident happened just before 4:00pm on Monday afternoon. According to CHP officers on scene, Valery Stevens of Penryn was the driver and the sole occupant. She suffered bumps…

PCWA Board Authorizes Sale Of Surplus Water

PCWA Board Authorizes Sale Of Surplus Water

The Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) Board of Directors has approved a resolution that allows for the transfer and sale of up to 20,000 acre-feet of surplus water to the United States Bureau of Reclamation. The Board took the action at its meeting on July 21. Under the Reservoir Re-Operation…

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