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Drowning Skunks as a Form of Euthanasia is Illegal in California

Drowning Skunks as a Form of Euthanasia is Illegal in California

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Drowning Skunks as a form of Euthanasia is illegal in California. The story of a man celebrated for the luring, capturing, drowning and freezing of 18 skunks in about a month created a buzz in Auburn from residents disturbed about the notion of bating and drowning what many consider smelly…

DWR Drops State Water Project Allocation to Zero

DWR Drops State Water Project Allocation to Zero

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DWR Drops State Water Project Allocation to Zero, Seeks to Preserve Remaining Supplies Severe Drought Leads to Worst-Ever Water Supply Outlook   SACRAMENTO – To protect Californians’ health and safety from more severe water shortages in the months ahead, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today took actions to…

Tipsy Tow for Super Bowl

Tipsy Tow for Super Bowl

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 With police officers on high alert, AAA warns motorists to avoid drinking and driving this coming Sunday while partying after the Super Bowl. No one wants to be penalized with a trip to the hospital, or behind bars for drunk driving. If you’ve been drinking during the Super Bowl, AAA…

DWR 2nd Snow Survey Found Little Water

DWR 2nd Snow Survey Found Little Water

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Freshly fallen snow from late-arriving storms brightened the scenery but did not end California’s drought.  The winter’s second snow survey today found far too little water in the still scant snowpack. “This winter remains dry, making it very unlikely our record drought will be broken this year,” said DWR Director…

Auburn Fire Recieves Swift Water Equipment Donation

Auburn Fire Recieves Swift Water Equipment Donation

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Monday night’s Auburn City council meeting kicked off with a Mayor’s commendation to the Celebration church for their donation of Swift Water Rescue Equipment to the Auburn Fire Department. The Church held a dance party and parishioners took donations in the amount of 45 thousand dollars. Auburn Fire Engineer Damon…

3rd Local Resident Sentenced in Federal Case to Defraud Raley’s

3rd Local Resident Sentenced in Federal Case to Defraud Raley’s

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David John Magana, age 47, of Newcastle, was sentenced Wednesday by United States District Judge John A. Mendez to three years and 11 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $2.9 million in restitution for defrauding Raley’s Family of Fine Stores of more than $3 million, according to…

College Ave House Fire

College Ave House Fire

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Over $100 thousand dollars is the estimated damage in an early morning fire that destroyed 2 homes on College Way in Auburn Wednesday morning. One of the homes was unoccupied and the other had one resident. That resident called the fire department around 3:30 am to report the blaze. Auburn…

Suspicious Fire in Placerville

Suspicious Fire in Placerville

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Investigators upgrade an early Tuesday morning fire at apartment complex on Woodridge Court in Placerville to suspicious. Investigators will continue to collect evidence and witness statements to determine the exact cause and origin of the fire along with the events surrounding the apartment at the time of the fire. Tuesday…

PCWA at Auburn City Council

PCWA at Auburn City Council

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Representatives from the Placer County Water Agency or PCWA presented their report to Auburn City Council Monday evening on the drought and its affect on the city. Tony Ferenzi who is heading up PCWA’s drought management team shared with the Auburn city Council just how bad the water situation in…

Drug Lab in Auburn Burns

Drug Lab in Auburn Burns

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Six adults are being criminally charged for their involvement in a drug lab that resulted in a mobile home fire last Thursday evening, January 23, in Auburn. Placer County Sheriff’s detectives were called to the scene on Friday, Jan. 24, after CDF fire officials found evidence of a drug lab…