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Sierra College Patrons To Explore The Ceramics Department and Lab

Sierra College Patrons To Explore The Ceramics Department and Lab

  The Sierra College Patrons, a support group of the Sierra College Foundation, invites the public and those interested in becoming members of the organization to attend their May 2 meeting featuring a guided tour of Sierra Colleges prestigious ceramics department and lab facilities led by Department Chair Casey O’Connor.…

17 Year Old Drowns In Auburn’s American River Confluence

17 Year Old Drowns In Auburn’s American River Confluence

Rescue crews recovered the body of a teenage boy at the American River Confluence Sunday morning. Aaron Vang, 17, drowned at the American River Confluence in Auburn. The victim, who family members identify as 17-year-old Aaron Vang of Sacramento, was sitting with friends on the banks Saturday morning where the…

Placerville Police Department Expands Body Worn Camera Program To All Officers

Placerville Police Department Expands Body Worn Camera Program To All Officers

This past week, the City of Placerville Police Department joined the short list of law enforcement agencies in the nation to go from testing body worn cameras to outfitting every officer on the street with the technology.  The city’s police force is the first agency in the foothills to go…

April Is Earthquake Preparedness Month

April Is Earthquake Preparedness Month

When the earth starts shaking, it may be too late. Don’t let another month go by without taking the basic steps needed to prepare your family for a major earthquake.   April 18 is the anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake – one of the most significant earthquakes of all…

Caltrans Opens Newcastle Road Overcrossing One Day Ahead Of Schedule

Caltrans Opens Newcastle Road Overcrossing One Day Ahead Of Schedule

The California Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that the Newcastle Road overcrossing in south Placer County opened to traffic at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, one day earlier than scheduled.  The vertical lifting of the bridge structure was completed in one night on March 31 rather than the scheduled…

California State Sheriffs’ Association Elects New Officers For 2016-17

California State Sheriffs’ Association Elects New Officers For 2016-17

On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, the California State Sheriffs’ Association (CSSA) held its 122nd Annual Conference Installation Banquet in Orange County. CSSA was honored to have California Governor Jerry Brown swear in CSSA’s new slate of officers for 2016-2017.  CSSA is pleased to announce that the following Sheriffs will lead…

PG&E Awards $2 Million In Wildfire Prevention Project Grants

PG&E Awards $2 Million In Wildfire Prevention Project Grants

PG&E along with CAL FIRE, California Fire Safe Council and Rural County Representatives of California, will announce $2 million in funding available to local fire safe councils in our service area and showcase the problems we are still dealing with after a four year drought. Pacific Gas and Electric Company…

PCWA Board Receives Presentation On Placer County Conservation Plan

PCWA Board Receives Presentation On Placer County Conservation Plan

At its April 7 meeting, the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) Board of Directors received an update by Gregg McKenzie, Placer County Conservation Plan Administrator, on the Placer County Conservation Plan (PCCP). The purpose of the PCCP is to provide an effective framework to protect and restore the natural resources…

Sierra College CACT Wins Placer County Economic Development Award

Sierra College CACT Wins Placer County Economic Development Award

Carol Pepper-Kittredge, Director, Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT), Sierra College won a Placer County Economic Development Award for “Best Support for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Deployment.” The award was presented on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the 25th Annual Placer County Economic Development Summit.  The award was presented…

Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Moment Of Silence And Commemoration Ceremony

Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Moment Of Silence And Commemoration Ceremony

There will be a commemoration and observance ceremony for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2016 in Sacramento. Every year in April, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is observed across the nation to promote victims’ rights and services. This year’s theme, “Serving Victims, Building Trust, Restoring Hope,” underscores the importance of…