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Five Arrested In El Dorado County For Credit Card Fraud

Five Arrested In El Dorado County For Credit Card Fraud

The Red Hawk Casino Security team tipped off El Dorado Sheriff detectives with information on fraudulent use of credit cards at the casino. Last Thursday, Casino Security reported two persons, a Hispanic male and African American female, were inside the casino attempting to use forged or stolen credit cards to…

Two Arrested After Nevada City Home Explosion, Possibly Caused By Illegal Drug Lab

Two Arrested After Nevada City Home Explosion, Possibly Caused By Illegal Drug Lab

Two men were arrested Saturday and two people were injured in a fire caused by an explosion at a suspected honey oil lab Saturday in rural Nevada County. The Nevada County Fire Department said the house fire and possible explosion started around 3 p.m. Saturday off Polk. 34-year-old Richard Ray…

The Auburn Home Show Is This Weekend

The Auburn Home Show Is This Weekend

        There is no better way to kick off the month of May here in the foothills than with the biannual Auburn Home Show at the Gold Country Fairgrounds, which has been transformed into a paradise for home owners and decorating enthusiasts. Venders from several counties will…

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

With the popularity of motorcycle riding, fatalities and injuries have increased in California over the past few years.  The California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) have stepped up their efforts to promote safety and education throughout the month of May. In 2013, motorcycle collisions resulted in…

Sutter Auburn Faith Nurses Walk Out For One Day

Sutter Auburn Faith Nurses Walk Out For One Day

Dozens of nurses lined up with pickets on Highway 49 outside Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital at 7 a.m. Thursday morning to begin a one-day strike. Many passing cars honked and cheered as Sutter nurses held signs that read “On Strike For Safe Patient Car”.  It’s all about the patients said…

Local Postal Worker Goes From Delivering Mail To Driving Away From Bullets

Local Postal Worker Goes From Delivering Mail To Driving Away From Bullets

Going postal took on a positive meaning recently when a local postal worker went from delivering mail to driving away from bullets. Scott Gallegos’ heroic moves came on Monday morning as he was delivering mail on Madison Avenue in Sacramento. He came face-to-face with a woman in desperate need of…

Contra Costa Man To Spend Five Years In Prison For DUI

Contra Costa Man To Spend Five Years In Prison For DUI

On Monday, an El Dorado County judge sentenced 45-year-old, Michael Charles Ramirez, who is a multiple DUI offender, to five years in state prison following a jury trial. On June 1, 2014, an El Dorado County Sheriff Deputy observed Ramirez operating his vehicle erratically while intoxicated on Highway 50. Ramirez…

Third Rabid Skunk Found In El Dorado County

Third Rabid Skunk Found In El Dorado County

El Dorado County Animal Services has reported finding a third rabid skunk in the area of Pleasant Valley Road, near Grindstone Road and White Rose Lane southeast of Placerville. Animal Control Officers were called out to inspect a skunk after a member of the public observed the skunk showing signs…

PCSO Needs Help In Identifying Counterfeit Crook

PCSO Needs Help In Identifying Counterfeit Crook

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a male suspect who is suspected of passing counterfeit money.  Apparently the suspect dropped fake cash at three different Auburn businesses this week. The suspect is described as white male with facial hair, possibly a goatee, short…

PCWA’S Mulch Madness Just Around The Corner

PCWA’S Mulch Madness Just Around The Corner

Placer County Water Agency is giving away 100 yards of free water-conserving mulch for local residents during their Mulch Madness event on May 16th at Sierra College. “Mulch might be one of the most under-appreciated water conservation tools at our disposal,” said Linda Yager, PCWA Deputy Customer Services Manager. According…