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American Fire Friday Update

American Fire Friday Update

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Residents throughout the region noticed ash from the many fires covering their car windshields Thursday morning. Fire managers say the ash may be coming from fires to the south as well as the American Fire. Peter Franzen Public Information Officer on the American Fire says efforts to contain the fire…

Whitney High School Teacher Pleads Guilty to Felony Sex Offenses

Whitney High School Teacher Pleads Guilty to Felony Sex Offenses

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 Former Whitey High School teacher Matthew Scott Yamamoto of Rocklin pled guilty yesterday to four felony counts in relationship to his September 17, 2012, arrest by the Rocklin Police Department for having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a Whitney High School student. As part of a plea agreement, Yamamoto pled…

Auburn Food Benefit Concert is Saturday

Auburn Food Benefit Concert is Saturday

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Enjoy great music for a great cause this Saturday in Auburn. The Auburn Food Benefit concert is taking place Saturday August 24th at the Auburn Event Center on Elm Ave in Auburn.  The Auburn Food Benefit concert is a rock concert where concertgoers are encouraged to bring canned vegetables and…

South Lake Tahoe Bank Robbery

South Lake Tahoe Bank Robbery

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The South Lake Tahoe Police Department is requesting assistance from the public to help identify the suspect who robbed the El Dorado Savings and Loan at 3443 Lake Tahoe Boulevard Wednesday morning around 9:30am. Based on surveillance footage, the suspect appears to be a white male adult in his fifties,…

PCWA Voices Concerns Over State’s Delta Plan

PCWA Voices Concerns Over State’s Delta Plan

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Leaders of the Placer County Water Agency remain concerned that local water supplies could suffer under current plans by State officials to improve the ecosystem of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and to export more water to the south state and parts of the Bay Area. In a presentation Thursday…

American Fire Wednesday Evening Update

American Fire Wednesday Evening Update

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The American Fire has burned 16,779 acres and crews have established 60% containment as of Wednesday evening. The fire area remains under NWS Red Flag Warning through 2300 Wednesday for combination lightning and dry fuels. Crews continue to mop up containment lines on the west side of the fire. On…

Special Olympic Fundraiser a Success in Auburn

Special Olympic Fundraiser a Success in Auburn

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Placer County Sheriff, Auburn City Police as well as California Highway Patrol Officers converged on Max’s Restaurant in Auburn Friday, not responding to any crime but to raise donations for the local Special Olympics chapter. KAHI’s Mary West stopped into Max’s to have lunch with friends and has this report:…

Are You Serious About Finding Grant Money?

Are You Serious About Finding Grant Money?

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If you or someone you know is one of the hundreds of dedicated volunteers or staff members of one of Auburn’s local nonprofit organizations, the City can provide you access at no cost to an online grants research tool. Over the next year, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG)…

Avoid the 7 DUI Check Point

Avoid the 7 DUI Check Point

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7 Placer County Law Enforcement Agencies have come together with a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety to conduct saturation patrols and DUI check points beginning last weekend  through the Labor Day weekend. Auburn Police Officer and drug recognition expert Chris Forman is managing the grant and tells drivers…

American Fire Tuesday Update

American Fire Tuesday Update

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On the extreme south end, firefighters began building a very steep hand line today, which descends to the river. The west side of the fire was relatively inactive. Mop-up is occurring in this area, which involves checking the interior of the fire to ensure no hot spots remain that may…