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Motorcyclist Pulls Knife on CHP

Motorcyclist Pulls Knife on CHP

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A Grass Valley man pulled a knife on a CHP Officer Saturday following a pursuit. The chase began on ridge Road near Alta Street in Grass Valley when a CHP Officer observed a motorcycle driven at high speed come up behind a vehicle at a stop sign, then swerved to…

2 Men arrested in Online sex Charges

2 Men arrested in Online sex Charges

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The Placer County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men in separate cases for seeking sexual encounters with minors online. Matthew Thomas Ishizaki, 23, of Auburn, was arrested Jan.7, when he arrived at an Auburn location to meet who he thought was a 13-year-old boy he’d corresponded with online. Instead, he…

Valentine’s Day Weddings

Valentine’s Day Weddings

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15 couples said “I do” on Valentine’s Day in Placer County. Placer County’s Clerk Recorder Jim McCauley, also the County’s Commissioner of Weddings says it was a busy day. Weddings 1 McCauley says Placer is the only county to offer wedding rings. Weddings 2 McCauley who is also the Registrar…

Swift Water Rescue Gear Put to the Test

Swift Water Rescue Gear Put to the Test

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The recent storm increased water flows into the American river, providing prime opportunities for local fire departments to train for swift water rescues. One in particular was Auburn city Fire department after receiving the donation of 2 new swift water rescue suits. Auburn City fire Department received the new gear…

Placerville PD Warns Trail Users

Placerville PD Warns Trail Users

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Placerville Police Department warns residents to be aware on the trails. Sunday evening a male pedestrian walking on the walking trail was struck from behind by an unknown male. The incident occurred near the Schnell School Road overcrossing. The suspect was described as a white male adult, between 25-35 years…

CHP Officers Killed in Fresno County Crash

CHP Officers Killed in Fresno County Crash

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2 CHP Officers were killed Monday morning in Fresno County. While responding to a call of a collision on SR-99 near Kingsburg, Officer Juan Gonzalez, and Officer Brian Law, were involved in a collision which claimed both of their lives. In a news release the CHP Stated; This is a…

Sierra College Salmon Talk

Sierra College Salmon Talk

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Sierra College at the Nevada County Campus begins a new Sierra Science Lecture Series with a detailed look at the spawning grounds in Deer Creek, titled:  Evaluating the Effects of Spawning Bed Enhancement on Salmon Habitat, Water Quality, and Benthic Communities in Deer Creek, Nevada County, CA This presentation and…

Storm Totals From DWR

Storm Totals From DWR

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It was quite a storm but not enough to end the drought. Ted Thomas with the Department of Water Resources says we would need 5 or 6 more similar storms to bring us up to normal for the year. Thomas says our reservoirs showed some significant increases.             DWR On storm…

Nevada City Boardwalk Stays for Now

Nevada City Boardwalk Stays for Now

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The Board Walk in Nevada will stay, for now. The Nevada City, City Council voted on a 3 to 1 vote to keep the wood benches and planter boxes along Commercial Street in the historic down town area. First the council needed to declare a negative declaration for an EIR.…

Petition to Charge Man with Unlawful Taking of Skunks

Petition to Charge Man with Unlawful Taking of Skunks

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Animal Rights activists are putting the question to the Placer County D.A. to prosecute the man who admits he lured, trapped, and drown skunks in January of this year. Governor Brown signed AB798 into law January 1 of 2014 which amends the trapping laws in California making it illegal to…