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Hazardous Leak in Auburn Contained

Hazardous Leak in Auburn Contained

  Crews worked to clean up a hazardous materials spill in Auburn that prompted a building to be evacuated, Cal Fire said. The spill, involving chlorine and sulfur dioxide, was reported about 10:30 a.m. at the Placer Waste Water Treatment Plant on Joeger Road, officials said. Joeger Road was closed off as…

Artifact Theives Taking Advantage of Drought Conditions

Artifact Theives Taking Advantage of Drought Conditions

  In the New York Times yesterday, author Patricia Leigh Brown writes about archeological pillaging surrounding Northern California’s waterways. “Though archaeological pillaging is age-old, the receding waters of the state’s lakes, rivers and reservoirs have lent special urgency to the issue here, exposing the remains of a lost California and…

Porch Theives in Roseville: Tis The Season to be Wary

Porch Theives in Roseville: Tis The Season to be Wary

A Roseville man is under arrest after an alert neighbor spotted him allegedly taking a delivered package from a porch and riding away on a bicycle, police said. A resident of Portmarnock Way called the Roseville Police Department Monday after lunch, with a description of the suspect and the direction…

Record Setting Cold in Northern California

Record Setting Cold in Northern California

A record cold snap continued across Northern California on Sunday, including more below-zero temperature readings, according to the LA Times. According to the National Weather Service, it was actually colder in Alturas, Calif., the seat of Modoc County in the far northeastern corner California, than it was in Barrow, Alaska,…

A Placer County Candidate for Senate: Exclusive Announcement

A Placer County Candidate for Senate:  Exclusive Announcement

Kathryn Holt has sent her “Letter of Intent” to the United States Secretary of Senate declaring her candidacy for the position of Senator, representing the people of State of California. The first official announcement of the campaign was broadcast live on AM 950 KAHI, Monday, November 30, 2015. Listen to…

Hillmen Head To Modesto in Division III Championship

Hillmen Head To Modesto in Division III Championship

Friday Night Football in the Foothills is heating up tonight!  At the HillmenFootball.org site, Erik Egan writes:  Following their 65-52 victory last week against previously undefeated Patterson, the Hillmen (12-0) continue their playoff quest tonight with a showdown against top-seeded and also undefeated Central Catholic (12-0), with a birth in…

Fishing Gear Stolen From Wounded Warriors Project

Fishing Gear Stolen From Wounded Warriors Project

  A railroad boxcar containing fly fishing equipment was robbed last weekend.  It is especially tragic, because the gear is used to help Wounded Warriors get out and enjoy some therapeutic fishing in Northern California’s rivers. On November 21, a maintenance worker for the Horseshoe Bar Preserve found the Mosquito…

Del Oro Pool Gets Approval: Groundbreaking December 1, 2015

Del Oro Pool Gets Approval:  Groundbreaking December 1, 2015

    Students, faculty, staff and supporters have a lot to be thankful for this holiday, with the approval of a highly anticipated aquatic center.  The new Del Oro Pool construction plans were approved by the Placer Union High School District, and announced this week. There will be a groundbreaking…

California’s Unemployment Rate Dropped

California’s Unemployment Rate Dropped

In a new report from the Employment Development Department of California, unemployment numbers have dropped. October’s numbers show a decrease from 5.9 percent to 5.8 percent in the state.  Nonfarm payroll jobs increased by over 41,000 during the month for a total gain of over 2 million jobs since the…

Auburn Concert Band “Bouncing Back” From Embezzlement Scandal

Auburn Concert Band “Bouncing Back” From Embezzlement Scandal

Area musicians were the target of an embezzlement scandal, that cost the Auburn Concert Band’s parent organization, the Sacramento Valley Symphonic Association approximately $80,000.  But, the band plays on. Their tenacity and willingness to continue through the tragic loss has strengthened the group, and has brought much needed awareness to…