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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,…

According To Nursing Organization, Sierra College 6th Best Nursing Program In State

According To Nursing Organization, Sierra College 6th Best Nursing Program In State

The Sierra College Nursing Program has recently earned sixth place in California in a ranking performed by RegisteredNursing.Org, a national online service grading college nursing programs. The ranking covered the years 2011 through 2015, and looked at 127 schools. Sierra College came in sixth place for their Associate Degree Nursing…

Roseville Trio Jailed For Pistol Whipping Teen

Roseville Trio Jailed For Pistol Whipping Teen

Three Roseville residents have been arrested in connection with the pistol-whipping of a teenager in mid-February, according to a news release from Roseville Police Department. The suspects are 24-year-old Melissa Narvaez Avato and 27-year-old Jose Aron Lopez, both arrested Feb. 14 in Roseville, and 28-year-old Benny Landeros Lopez, arrested early…

Snowpack’s Water Content Remains Far Above Average

Snowpack’s Water Content Remains Far Above Average

The Sierra Nevada snowpack continues to build during one of the wettest winters in California’s recorded history. Wednesday’s manual snow survey by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada found a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 43.4 inches. February’s Phillips survey found 28.0 inches…

Expert Panel Of 5 Discuss the Homeless, Transients and Right Hand Auburn Shelter

Expert Panel Of 5 Discuss the Homeless, Transients and Right Hand Auburn Shelter

Placer County Supervisor Jim Holmes wanted Monday night’s meeting, attended by more than 100 people, to be limited to just the facts with all emotions checked at the door. Of course, that is a hard task when the topic up for discussion is the homeless shelter located in the Dewitt…

Assistance Available For Those Who Suffered Storm Damage Jan. 5-14

Assistance Available For Those Who Suffered Storm Damage Jan. 5-14

The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced that low-interest federal disaster loans are available to businesses and residents in certain counties, including Placer, that were affected by the severe winter storms, flooding and mudslides that occurred Jan. 5-14, 2017. If you suffered storm-related damage during this time, you may apply…