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Aspiring Writers Workshop At Woodland Library

Aspiring Writers Workshop At Woodland Library

The Woodland Public Library is offering a special workshop for aspiring writers. According to Renee Thompson, the workshop will feature an opportunity to find out how to write books from those who have done it, authors Rae James and Susan Spann. The event is set for Saturday, March 25 from…

$550k In Forestry Grants Aimed Towards Educating Disadvanteged Communities

$550k In Forestry Grants Aimed Towards Educating Disadvanteged Communities

Nearly 2,000 trees will be planted by 11 community groups from Sacramento to Riverside under grants announced today by CAL FIRE and its nonprofit urban forestry partner, California ReLeaf. The trees will help clean the air, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the planting effort will help educate residents in disadvantaged…

Repairs Underway To Damaged Roadways In Oroville

Repairs Underway To Damaged Roadways In Oroville

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has partnered with Caltrans to address roadways in Oroville and surrounding areas impacted by trucks and heavy machinery driving through Oroville in response to the Spillway Emergency. DWR, Caltrans, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Butte County, and the City of Oroville are structuring…

More Upgrades For Highway 49 With Sidewalks And Other Ammenidties

More Upgrades For Highway 49 With Sidewalks And Other Ammenidties

More pedestrian safety improvements are coming to North Auburn along state Route 49. The Placer County Board of Supervisors awarded a $1,465,800 contract yesterday to Western Engineering Contractors Inc. of Loomis to build sidewalks and landscaping improvements along the east side of the highway between New Airport Road and Education…

Extension Granted For “Temporary” North Auburn Homeless Shelter

Extension Granted For “Temporary” North Auburn Homeless Shelter

Yesterday, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a 90-day extension for the temporary homeless shelter’s operation in the Dewitt Government Center. The shelter’s current contract was set to expire March 31. The extension will allow the shelter to stay open while the county processes an application for a conditional…

Oroville Spillway Update: 3/7

Oroville Spillway Update: 3/7

The flood control spillway flows remain at 0 cubic feet per second (cfs). Inflows are approximately 15,000 to 20,000 cfs which has resulted in the lake rising from 855.3 feet to 857.4 feet elevation in the last 24 hours. A second Hyatt Powerplant unit was started on Monday, March 6…

Meddlers Report For 3/7/17

Meddlers Report For 3/7/17

Fire Chief Ian Gow has overseen the Placer Hills fire department since 1999 but his and his department has expanded their responsibilities over the recent trying years. Gow now oversees the forest hill department and his crew is part of a local network of departments who all assist each other…

Body Cameras Turned On After Fatal Shots Fired By Rocklin PD

Body Cameras Turned On After Fatal Shots Fired By Rocklin PD

There are new developments in last week’s fatal officer-involved shooting involving Rocklin police. Officers fatally shot 23-year-old Lorenzo Cruz of Sacramento following a residential burglary on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 25. Kellan Patterson, a civil rights attorney representing Cruz’s family said all three responding Rocklin police officers did not…

Oroville Spillway Update: 3/6

Oroville Spillway Update: 3/6

Crews working at the Lake Oroville Spillway are continuing to make progress on the project, nearly one week since flows from the spillway were halted to give excavators better access for debris removal. “Our crews continue to make great progress on this 24/7 operation,” said DWR Acting Director Bill Croyle.…

Memorial Saturday For Fallen CHP Officer Lucas Chellew

Memorial Saturday For Fallen CHP Officer Lucas Chellew

The memorial service for CHP Officer Lucas Forrest Chellew will be Saturday, March 4, at 10 a.m. at Adventure Christian Church in Roseville. Officer Chellew died from injuries sustained in a collision in South Sacramento on February 22, 2017 while pursuing a motorcyclist. Attendees should arrive at Adventure Christian Church,…