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11,000 pounds Of Pot Seized In Roseville

11,000 pounds Of Pot Seized In Roseville

  Last Wednesday, at 7a.m., agents with the Tri County Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT), and Placer County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a residence in the Pleasant Grove area of Western Placer County.  The search warrant was issued in regards to several large outdoor marijuana cultivation operations on the…

Tahoe National Forest Announces Plans for Seasonal Prescribed Fires

Tahoe National Forest Announces Plans for Seasonal Prescribed Fires

  With the onset of cooler, wetter weather, the Tahoe National Forest is preparing for prescribed fires that will occur throughout the fall, winter and spring, as conditions allow. Prescribed fires are an important way to maintain forest health and reduce fuels that could feed future wildfires. Planned projects include…

CAL FIRE Public Information Officer Daniel Berlant Lands Promotion

CAL FIRE Public Information Officer Daniel Berlant Lands Promotion

  CAL FIRE has announced Daniel Berlant as Assistant Deputy Director, Chief of Planning & Risk Analysis, Fire Engineering, and Investigations.  This position in the Office of the State Fire Marshal is responsible for the policy and program leadership for Fire Plan, SRA Fire Prevention Fee, Defensible Space, CAIRS, Land…

Golden 1 Center Open House Impresses Fans

Golden 1 Center Open House Impresses Fans

      As the days close in on the first major event at the Golden 1 Center, the excitement of two years of anticipation continues to build. The Golden 1 Center reported upward of 100,000 people showed up Saturday to the public open house and Fan Fest. As of…

Gov. Brown’s Latest Bill Shows Continued Support Of LGBT Community

Gov. Brown’s Latest Bill Shows Continued Support Of LGBT Community

  Governor Jerry Brown is wading further into the debate over transgender rights as he approves a bill requiring that all single-stall toilets in California be designated as gender neutral. The Democratic governor announced Thursday that he has signed the bill, AB1732. Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco says…

Two Placer Men Killed While Crab Fishing

Two Placer Men Killed While Crab Fishing

  Two Placer County men were killed when the recreational crab boat they were in capsized in southern Oregon, officials said. 59-year-old Auburn resident Chandler Dann and 59-year-old John Douglas Sherman from Newcastle, were fishing with Oregon resident William Lamica, 67, when their boat flipped Saturday at the Coquille River Bar near…

City Council Candidates Square Off In Debate

City Council Candidates Square Off In Debate

  Last night, the five candidates in the city council election, took part in a debate at the downtown Auburn State Theatre. Contestants Dr. Bill Kirby, Dave Lawicka, Roger Luebkeman, Cheryl Maki and Keith Nesbitt each fielded questions from both a three team panel as well as selected crowd questions.…

Placer Agrees To Spend $3.1 Million For Tree Removal

Placer Agrees To Spend $3.1 Million For Tree Removal

  With an ever-growing number of drought-weakened trees dying from bark beetle infestation, the Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved a plan to remove hazardous trees that could damage or destroy county infrastructure. County staff has identified approximately 1,800 trees in need of immediate removal. With an estimate of…

Squirrel Hunter Accidentally Kills Wife

Squirrel Hunter Accidentally Kills Wife

  A Sacramento man who was hunting for squirrels in El Dorado County accidentally shot and killed his wife, deputies said Tuesday. Lee Lao called 911 about 5:15 p.m. to report that he shot his wife, Mee Vang, while hunting in the 10500 block of Wentworth Springs Road in Stumpy…

Loomis Library Prepares Children’s Section For Re-opening In October

Loomis Library Prepares Children’s Section For Re-opening In October

    After closure, the Town of Loomis leased the building and put Measures F and G on the November ballot to fund the library. In anticipation of this, the Friends of the Loomis Library have been working hard towards a phased re-opening of library services this fall. One group…