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County Of Placer Announces Appointment Of New Court Commissioner

County Of Placer Announces Appointment Of New Court Commissioner

The Placer Superior Court is pleased to announce the appointment of attorney John H. Paulsen of Auburn, California as Court Commissioner, effective April 1, 2016.  Commissioner Paulsen fills the vacancy created by the recent retirement of Commissioner Dirk Amara. Commissioner Paulsen has practiced law in Auburn since March of 1975…

Suspected Drunk Driver Flees Police In Auburn In Car and On Foot

Suspected Drunk Driver Flees Police In Auburn In Car and On Foot

On Saturday shortly before 4:00 AM, officers were dispatched to a possible drunk driver leaving the Old Town area of Auburn. The vehicle was located a short distance away and found to be stolen. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver of the vehicle, 26 year old Christopher Mello, a…

Two Placer High Students Killed By Suspected Drunk Driver

Two Placer High Students Killed By Suspected Drunk Driver

Two teenage pedestrians were struck and killed by a pickup, the driver of which is suspected of having been intoxicated, north of Auburn on Sunday, authorities said. About 5:15 p.m., a white Ford pickup truck headed south on Highway 49 drifted onto the road’s shoulder, where the two young men…

Fentanyl Laced Norco Pill Claims Seventh Victim

Fentanyl Laced Norco Pill Claims Seventh Victim

A seventh person has died of a fentanyl overdose in Sacramento County. Family confirms that Jerome Butler, who was in a coma with liver and kidney failure after taking a fentanyl pill, was taken off life support on Wednesday afternoon. Natasha Butler, his mother, says it started on Friday when her son purchased…

Phillip’s Station Snowpack At 97% Of Yearly Average

Phillip’s Station Snowpack At 97% Of Yearly Average

California’s statewide snowpack usually reaches its peak depth and water content each year around the first of April, after which the snow begins to melt as the sun’s path across the sky moves a little further north each day. Therefore, conditions today were just about as good as they’re going…

Pedestrian Vs. Car Fatality On Westbound I-80 In Roseville

Pedestrian Vs. Car Fatality On Westbound I-80 In Roseville

If you are making the trip down the hill into Sacramento this morning, you are going to want to avoid Westbound Interstate 80 in the Roseville area. At 5:30 this morning a pedestrian walked onto I-80 near the Highway 65 exit and was struck by a passing vehicle. The pedestrian lost their…

California WaterFix Could Impact Our States Water Quality

California WaterFix Could Impact Our States Water Quality

The California Department of Water Resources announced today an agreement with the Contra Costa Water District related to potential water quality impacts to its water supply in the event California WaterFix is built. Under the agreement, when California WaterFix becomes operational, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) would deliver a…

Jefferson Committee Invites All Residents To Attend A Special Town Hall Meeting

Jefferson Committee Invites All Residents To Attend A Special Town Hall Meeting

Twenty one rural Northern California Counties have filed declarations with the State Legislature and Secretary of State, seeking equal representation. In the last few months, there has been greater media attention about the State of Jefferson movement, but many questions and some confusion remains about the support for this movement.…

Litter From Liquefied Cannabis Production Found In Rollins Lake

Litter From Liquefied Cannabis Production Found In Rollins Lake

Hundreds of canisters of butane was found in Rollins Lake near Colfax. The canisters are believed to be from a honey oil production lab used to produce liquefied cannabis. At a meeting last week, 448 canisters were brought in to show the Grass Valley District Board room how dire the…

March 30 Snow Survey Will Help Reveal State’s Water Health

March 30 Snow Survey Will Help Reveal State’s Water Health

California’s snowpack usually reaches its peak in the early spring each year near the first of April. Melting of the snowpack increases as the sun’s path across the sky moves a little northward each day and solar radiation intensifies on the ground. Snowpack surveys by the Department of Water Resource…