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New Placer County Health Officer

New Placer County Health Officer

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Placer County has a new Health Officer: Dr. Robert Oldham, a physician who until recently was interim Health Officer in Fresno County. The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously at its Dec. 10 meeting to appoint Dr. Oldham to serve as Health Officer effective Jan. 6. Dr. Oldham has…

League of Women Voters Forum on Water

League of Women Voters Forum on Water

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The Bay Delta Project is the topic of discussion of the League of Women Voters of Placer County free Public Forum covering California’s current water issues on Feb. 22, 2014 at the Parkview Activity Room, 5460 5th St, Rocklin from 10am to Noon. The discussion will address the impact of…

Lesson: Use Rebar to Protect Your Catalytic Converter

Lesson: Use Rebar to Protect Your Catalytic Converter

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The city of Roseville is warning residents about yet another rash of catalytic converter thefts.  At 2:25 a.m. January 14, a good neighbor called 911 to report suspicious activity–someone working underneath a neighbor’s pickup in the 1200 block of Donahue Way. The witness stayed on the phone with dispatch and…

Gov Brown Declares Drought Emergency

Gov Brown Declares Drought Emergency

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Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday declared a drought emergency in California, where rivers and reservoirs are dangerously low after one of the driest years on record, and asked the people to cut their water use by 20 percent. He did not rule out mandatory conservation measures later. The governor’s declaration…

Low Levels in Folsom Could Help Search for Downed Plane

Low Levels in Folsom Could Help Search for Downed Plane

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Due to the historic low water levels on Folsom lake, The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was recently contacted by members of the public regarding a plane crash which occurred over Folsom Lake on January 1st, 1965. Four fatalities occurred during this tragic accident and only one victim was able…

PG and E Cuts Water to PCWA by 50%

PG and E Cuts Water to PCWA by 50%

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Reacting to the drought crisis, the Placer County Water Agency will hold a public hearing on February 6th to consider declaring a water shortage emergency in western Placer County.  The agency is expected to authorize actions to supplement water supplies where possible and at the same time to implement a…

Martin Luther King Day Closures

Martin Luther King Day Closures

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Most Placer County and Auburn City offices will be closed on Mon., Jan. 20, 2014, in observation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Sheriff, police, fire and other emergency services will be available by calling 911. All county and city offices will reopen on Tue., Jan. 21, at their regular…

Scammers Targeting Small Businesses

Scammers Targeting Small Businesses

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Be aware of scam artists calling small businesses, pretending to be from Roseville Electric. Dee Dee Gunther Public Information Officer with the Roseville Police Department says the callers will threaten to shut off power unless you pay them.             Roseville phone scam 1 Gunther says this is not how Roseville Electric contacts…

Fire Danger High

Fire Danger High

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The lack of rain not only means less water in our reservoirs and snow on our mountains it also means increased fire danger. Daniel Berlant with Cal-fire says they did a test of fire danger on Thursday and the results were similar to summer conditions. Jan Fire Danger 1 Berlant…

APD Investigates Wallet Theft

APD Investigates Wallet Theft

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An unidentified woman stole the wallet of a customer shopping in Auburn, took the credit cards from the wallet and used them to buy $900 in items at the Target store on Bell Road in Auburn. The Auburn Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the woman…