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Bill Croyle, DWR Acting Director, Retires

Bill Croyle, DWR Acting Director, Retires

The California Department of Water Resources Acting Director William R. Croyle today announced his retirement, effective July 1, 2017. Croyle put his original retirement plans on hold in January 2017 when he was asked by Governor Edmund G Brown Jr. to serve as Acting Director of the department. Cindy Messer,…

Highway 49 Paving Work Will Restrict Traffic North of Nevada City

Highway 49 Paving Work Will Restrict Traffic North of Nevada City

Caltrans is alerting motorists traveling on Highway 49 north of Nevada City that paving operations requiring one lane of closure will begin on Monday, June 26. One way reversing traffic controls with a pilot car will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until after…

El Dorado Supervisors Approve $536 Million Recommended Budget

El Dorado Supervisors Approve $536 Million Recommended Budget

El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved a $536 million Recommended Budget Tuesday that funds general government, law and justice, land use, health and human services, and contingencies. It is a $12.7 million decrease from last year’s adopted budget, includes a decrease of 40 fulltime-equivalent positions and fully funds the…

2017 Placer County Grand Jury Final Report

2017 Placer County Grand Jury Final Report

This year’s Placer County Grand Jury Final Report contains some individual reports which are critical of local government operations. Again this year the Grand Jury investigated the county homeless shelter and recommends that “Placer County intensify the search for a permanent 24/7 shelter among the zone districts approved for shelters…

Oroville Spillways Work Continues, Heat-related Safety Measures in Place

Oroville Spillways Work Continues, Heat-related Safety Measures in Place

The following is a regular update from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) regarding Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project activities. Continued Recovery Work on the Main and Emergency Spillways • Construction continues at the site by DWR’s prime contractor, Kiewit Infrastructure West. • Demolition continues on the bottom…

PG&E Urges Customers to Conserve Energy, Stay Safe During Heat Wave

PG&E Urges Customers to Conserve Energy, Stay Safe During Heat Wave

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today urged its customers to conserve energy as it forecasts consumers in its service area may break an all-time record for electricity use on Thursday, June 22. PG&E meteorologists forecast heat intensifying today and peaking tomorrow, driving up energy demand to levels we haven’t…

CHP Releases Summer Travel Safety Guide As Temperatures Break Triple Digits

CHP Releases Summer Travel Safety Guide As Temperatures Break Triple Digits

The call of the open road may be one of summer’s great attractions. Before drivers head off on a road trip, however, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) would like everyone to remember some crucial advice for a safe trip. • Plan your trip. Know where you are going and where…

Placer County Fair Will Open Despite Heat

Placer County Fair Will Open Despite Heat

Temperatures in triple digits will not deter the Placer County Fair from opening the annual Fair June 22-25. Grounds crews have been busy servicing existing coolers and they will bring in additional coolers and commercial fans for the buildings and livestock areas. They are also installing misters for cooling. Despite…

Meddlers Report: 6/20/2017

Meddlers Report: 6/20/2017

At this morning’s Meddlers meeting at Auburn City Hall on Lincoln Way, the leading topic of discussion was the heat wave that Sacramento and surrounding foothills are currently dealing with. Placer County Supervisor, Jennifer Montgomery, got things started with a little joking around with everyone in crowd as she sported…

Two Auburn Men Arrested For Hwy 49 Burglary

Two Auburn Men Arrested For Hwy 49 Burglary

This past weekend, Auburn Police Officers were notified of an alarm sounding at a business on Highway 49 in Auburn California. Upon arrival, a vehicle was located parked next to the business. The vehicle had an interior dome light on and it appeared to have been recently driven. Investigating officers…