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El Dorado County Hires Rafael Martinez As Director Of Transportation

El Dorado County Hires Rafael Martinez As Director Of Transportation

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors appointed Rafael Martinez as Director of Transportation, effective August 19th, 2017. He was most recently the Division Manager for Transportation for the City of West Sacramento. “Rafael has an impressive resume relative to all facets of transportation, including capital improvement, engineering, construction, field…

Flyers Energy Sells 39 NorCal Stores To Texas Refinary Giant

Flyers Energy Sells 39 NorCal Stores To Texas Refinary Giant

Auburn based company, Flyers Energy, has sold it’s 39 c store Northern California locations to San Antonio based company Andeavor Corporation. Andeavor recently changed its name from Tesoro has been in what is being described as a “spending spree” by numerous business journals as the Texas refining company has made…

Placer Supervisors Approve New Work Plan To Make Workforce Housing Affordable

Placer Supervisors Approve New Work Plan To Make Workforce Housing Affordable

A new, comprehensive plan to address the growing lack of affordable and workforce housing in Placer County was approved today by the county Board of Supervisors by a unanimous 5-0 vote. The one-year work plan includes actions to increase the supply of affordable housing in the near- and long-terms and…

New Security Cameras And Uptick In Ridership For Three Local Rail Stations

New Security Cameras And Uptick In Ridership For Three Local Rail Stations

Three Capital Corridor rail stations in Placer County, including Roseville’s, will be receiving a new security camera system. The commuter rail service said last week that installation of cameras and surveillance equipment should be completed at Roseville, Rocklin, Auburn and Suisun stations by the year’s end. The security enhancements come…

Record Breaking Rainfall Among Other Reasons Result In Sharp Increase In Hyrdopower Generation

Record Breaking Rainfall Among Other Reasons Result In Sharp Increase In Hyrdopower Generation

The Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) Board of Directors recently received an update on 2017 Middle Fork Project hydropower generation. Midway through the year, the forecast for year-end generation is 1,435,000 megawatt hours (MWhrs). This forecast represents a 79 percent increase over the 800,000 MWhrs anticipated in 2017. The uptick…

El Dorado Hills Teens Suspected Of Starting Latrobe Fire

El Dorado Hills Teens Suspected Of Starting Latrobe Fire

Cal Fire law enforcement officers, in conjunction with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, arrested two El Dorado Hills men on suspicion of recklessly causing the Latrobe Fire on July 26. Jacob Place, 18 and Maxwell Goldsworthy, 18 were booked into the Sacramento County Jail on Thursday, Aug. 3. The…

Potters Will Host Chico Heat In Tonights Opening Game For Summer 2017 Playoffs

Potters Will Host Chico Heat In Tonights Opening Game For Summer 2017 Playoffs

The Lincoln Potters will host the Chico Heat tonight in the first-ever Great West League playoff game at McBean Stadium. The Heat beat the Marysville Gold Sox on Friday night to secure second place in the Great West League and home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The…

Cost Of Living Wage Increase Approved For Placer County Workers

Cost Of Living Wage Increase Approved For Placer County Workers

Placer County workers are on track to begin receiving cost-of-living wage increases this month thanks to a new agreement approved last week. The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a new, 5-year labor agreement with the Placer Public Employees Organization on July 25. The agreement authorizes 4 percent wage increases…

Placer Sheriff’s Office Kicks Off Fundraising Efforts, Warns Of Scam

Placer Sheriff’s Office Kicks Off Fundraising Efforts, Warns Of Scam

The Placer County Sheriff Office’s Search and Rescue teams have started their annual telemarketing fundraising drive throughout the county. This year, Search and Rescue is again raising money to purchase mobile communications equipment for the Lake Tahoe area. Search and Rescue volunteers donate thousands of hours each year to locate…

DWR To Make Major Flood Protection Announcement

DWR To Make Major Flood Protection Announcement

Today, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), along with officials from the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and State, federal and local elected officials, will hold a press conference to mark a major milestone in the effort to protect Californians from the risk of…