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Grand Jury Releases Agency Responses to Their 2015-2016 Report Recommendations

Grand Jury Releases Agency Responses to Their 2015-2016 Report Recommendations

    Last June the 2015–2016 Placer County Grand Jury released their Final Report. That report contained some individual reports which were critical of local government operations. Whenever the Grand Jury points out a perceived shortcoming in local government operations they also make a recommendation for improvement. Government agencies can…

Scoping Meetings Set For Sunset Area Plan

Scoping Meetings Set For Sunset Area Plan

  Placer County is taking the next big step in developing plans for the future of the Sunset Area, nestled between the cities of Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln, where planned university, technology and residential developments are expected to drive economic growth for decades. The next step in the master planning…

Day 7: Newcastle Mobile Home Park Is Still Without Gas

Day 7: Newcastle Mobile Home Park Is Still Without Gas

  At least 200 families at a Placer County mobile home park have been without gas for a week, a Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) spokesperson said. On Nov. 16, state codes and standards inspectors were first made aware of what was described to them as a “major gas leak”…

Multiple Transient’s Arrested In Auburn Over The Weekend

Multiple Transient’s Arrested In Auburn Over The Weekend

  On Saturday, at approximately 3:24 A.M., the Auburn Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious circumstance after a resident had observed a male looking into vehicles.       Auburn Police Officers arrived in the area and contacted a male they observed loading items into a vehicle.    Upon conclusion of…

PG&E Joins North American Utilities to Increase Awareness of Scams

PG&E Joins North American Utilities to Increase Awareness of Scams

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is joining utilities throughout North America to make customers aware of telephone, mail, email and door-to-door/in-person scams that involve criminals posing as utility company representatives and demanding immediate payment or personal information. The “Utilities United Against Scams” collaboration has designated November 16 as “Utilities…

PG&E Joins North American Utilities To Increase Awareness Of Scams

PG&E Joins North American Utilities To Increase Awareness Of Scams

  Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is joining utilities throughout North America to make customers aware of telephone, mail, email and door-to-door/in-person scams that involve criminals posing as utility company representatives and demanding immediate payment or personal information. The “Utilities United Against Scams” collaboration has designated November 16 as…

mPOWER Will Hold Truckee Seminar With Nevada County Launch Near

mPOWER Will Hold Truckee Seminar With Nevada County Launch Near

  mPOWER opens for property assessed clean energy projects in Nevada County and the cities of Grass Valley, Truckee, and Nevada City on November 21. Nevada County mPOWER applications will be available online starting November 18. In anticipation, mPOWER scheduled its first Nevada County property owner and contractor seminars in…

CHP Uses Grant To Promote Safety For Pedestrians And Bicyclist

CHP Uses Grant To Promote Safety For Pedestrians And Bicyclist

  A grant-funded effort by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the California Office of Traffic Safety will focus on reducing fatal collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists.  The California Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Enforcement and Education Project IV will run from October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2017. In California,…

Placer Probation To Begin ‘Intensely’ Monitoring DUI Offenders With $90k Grant

Placer Probation To Begin ‘Intensely’ Monitoring DUI Offenders With $90k Grant

  Felony and repeat misdemeanor DUI offenders are over represented in traffic crashes involving alcohol and other drugs, often with tragic results. A $90,617 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to the Placer County Probation Department will ensure these worst-of-the-worst offenders comply with all court orders. The grant…

Placer County Supervisors Approve Village At Squaw Valley Project

Placer County Supervisors Approve Village At Squaw Valley Project

    The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 yesterday to approve the Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan and the certification of the project environmental impact report. The more than nine hour meeting at Kings Beach, saw significant public comment both for and against the development. This approval…