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Battle of the Badges

Battle of the Badges

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Law Enforcement was ringing the Salvation Army bells and filling the red kettles all day Thursday for the annual Battle of the Badges. Bell ringing 1 The various departments compete with each other to raise the most funds. The sheriff’s Office brought in their mounted deputy and the horse always…

Mail Box thefts in Truckee

Mail Box thefts in Truckee

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Truckee PD officers received numerous reports of mail being stolen or tampered with from residential mailboxes in the Glenshire area. Truckee residents are encouraged to promptly collect their mail from street-side mailboxes as soon as possible on a daily basis. Sgt. Robert Womack with the Truckee Police Department says Criminals…

Stacy Gould where Are You?

Stacy Gould where Are You?

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Detectives with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office are asking the public’s help in finding Stacey Gould, pictured here. Dec. 5, Gould stole an Auburn woman’s credit card and used it at Auburn Target, Bowman Flyers and Flyers on Drive In Way in Auburn. Gould, 44, and an unknown male were…

Sierra Nevada Conservancy $1 million Grant for Rim Fire Restoration

Sierra Nevada Conservancy $1 million Grant for Rim Fire Restoration

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The Sierra Nevada Conservancy, an organization dedicated to improving the environmental, economic and social well being of the Sierra Nevada region, has allocated $1 million in grant funding to aid in the Rim Fire recovery effort. Jim Branham, the conservancy’s executive director says Prop 84 funds will address community needs.…

Who is Paid What in Placer County?

Who is Paid What in Placer County?

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California State Controller John Chiang has updated his public employee compensation website with the latest wage and benefit data for California City and County employees.Jacob Roper with the Controller’s Office explains how to use the site publicpay.ca.gov. Who makes what 1  The site – publicpay.ca.gov – offers maps, search functions,…

Rocklin Police Arrest Residential Burglary Suspect

Rocklin Police Arrest Residential Burglary Suspect

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Rocklin Police Arrest Residential Burglary Suspect On December 17, 2013 at 9:21 AM, the Rocklin Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting a residential burglary in progress on Brittany Court.  While the caller was inside the residence, an unfamiliar white male entered the home through the interior garage door. When…

Increase in Ticks with Lyme disease in Placer County

Increase in Ticks with Lyme disease in Placer County

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Officials at the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District caution residents of the presence of the Lyme disease organism in local ticks. Results from surveillance activities for the western black-legged tick, have shown an increase in tick abundance in the foothill areas of Placer County, as well as ticks infected…

Truckee Chemical Explosion

Truckee Chemical Explosion

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On Sunday the 15th at about 2:30 pm, Truckee PD and Truckee Fire responded to a reported “grease fire” that caused heavy damaged to a Truckee home. Sgt. Robert Womack says fire fighters found a different cause for the fire.             Chemical Explosion 1 The Sgt says this has become a…

Peardale Fire Burns Restaurant

Peardale Fire Burns Restaurant

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The Backroom Steakhouse in Pear Dale near Grass Valley burned to the ground Monday night. Peardale Fire Chief Jim Beerwagon says multiple calls came into the Grass Valley dispatch center about a fully involved structure. Pear Dale Fire 1 Restaurant had been closed for about a year and the new…

Auburn’s New Mayor

Auburn’s New Mayor

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The council chambers were packed Monday night as Mayor Kevin Hanley addressed those assembled one last time as the Mayor of Auburn. Mayor Hanley said he was happy with all they were able to accomplish during his term on the council.             Mayor Hanley Council woman Bridgette Powers was nominated by…