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Placer Co. Board of Supervisors Approve Expanded Shelter & New Jail

Placer Co. Board of Supervisors Approve Expanded Shelter & New Jail

At the Board of Supervisors meeting for Placer County on Tuesday, the board approved an application to fund most of the construction costs for a new 168-bed medium-security jail in Roseville. The move could potentially lead to a drop in North Auburn’s jail population. The Board of Supervisors gave its unanimous support Tuesday…

California’s Fires Seen From Space

California’s Fires Seen From Space

We may experience hazy skies and limited air quality on the ground, but the view of California from space is dramatic.  In an article on Space.com yesterday, satellite pictures of smoke from the wildfires covers much of northern California and Washington state in new images taken from space. More than 160 wildfires are currently burning in the…

Drought Causes Fallowed Crops and Lower Employment

Drought Causes Fallowed Crops and Lower Employment

  A new study by UC Davis estimates $1.84 billion in agricultural losses from the fourth year of California’s drought, in according to the Modesto Bee and CNBC today. Yesterday, researchers from the University of California at Davis looked at the likely farm costs of the drought in 2015. Their study estimates California farmers and…

Roseville Police Recover Some Stolen Property

Roseville Police Recover Some Stolen Property

Last Wednesday, August 12, Roseville Police arrested 30-year-old Corey Jenson of Elk Grove, after he was allegedly seen stealing a bicycle out of an open garage. That morning, a Highland Reserve area resident called Roseville Police about a suspicious pickup parked on his street.  Officers responded and found someone sleeping inside a pickup.…

Chipmunks and Squirrels Can Carry Plague

Chipmunks and Squirrels Can Carry Plague

In a joint press release from the Environmental management Division/Public Health Division and El Dorado County, officials are asking residents to be wary of disease-carrying rodents. Health officials in El Dorado County are reminding residents and visitors that chipmunks, squirrels and other wild rodents can carry plague, and that a…

State of Jefferson Reaches Out to Placer County Residents

State of Jefferson Reaches Out to Placer County Residents

Mark Baird, Committee Spokesman for the State of Jefferson initiative, joined Sarah McCormick in studio today with the latest in the movement to make a 51st state.  Baird discussed the disproportionate amount of representation in Northern California and determined that, without the statehood action plan, the economy will continue to crash…

Gas Prices Drop

Gas Prices Drop

A couple of gas stations in Roseville are fighting for the lowest price per gallon in the area today.  Costco and Sam’s in Roseville each have $2.78 prices at the pump today, according to GasBuddy.com.  The Arco Station on Foothills Blvd. comes in at 3rd place in Roseville, with a price…

Deputy Dies In Lake Tahoe Rescue

Deputy Dies In Lake Tahoe Rescue

A Contra Costa County Sheriff’s deputy drowned in Lake Tahoe after he jumped into the water to save another person, officials said Thursday night. Deputy Carlos Francies died when he jumped into deep lake water during the rescue. Sheriff David Livingston said “Deputy Carlos Francies died doing what he was sworn…

Heritage Trail to Spotlight Area’s History

Heritage Trail to Spotlight Area’s History

This weekend, Placer County museums help visitors take a step back in time, with free admission for the county’s eighth annual Heritage Trail Museum Tour. “All 20 museums are committed to showcasing history in a fun and entertaining way,” said Placer County Museums Director Ralph Gibson. “For many ‘Trail Travelers,’…

“Godzilla” El Nino is Strengthening

“Godzilla” El Nino is Strengthening

The strengthening El Niño in the Pacific Ocean has the potential to become one of the most powerful on record, as warming ocean waters surge toward the Americas, setting up a pattern that could bring once-in-a-generation storms this winter to drought-parched California, according to a report in the LA Times…