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New UC Davis Police Chief Issues Statement

New UC Davis Police Chief Issues Statement

California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Joe Farrow released the following statement today regarding his new position as Chief of Police for the University of California, Davis, Police Department: “I have accepted the position of Chief of Police for the University of California, Davis, Police Department. I am humbled by the…

Three Day Cool Off Is Just In Time For National Picnic Month

Three Day Cool Off Is Just In Time For National Picnic Month

Summer is in full swing, and it’s a great time to have a picnic or barbeque. Especially when you consider that July is National Picnic Month. But summer also means warm weather, and that’s a prime opportunity for bacteria to grow rapidly in food. Placer County is full of beautiful…

PG&E Flying Low To Inspect For Dead Trees

PG&E Flying Low To Inspect For Dead Trees

As part of its response to California’s tree mortality crisis, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will conduct aerial patrols in Placer and Nevada counties on Tuesday, July 18; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 25, 26 and 27; and Tuesday, August 1, to identify dead trees that could pose a…

California Statewide Fire Summary For Sunday, July 16, 2017

California Statewide Fire Summary For Sunday, July 16, 2017

Approximately 6,300 firefighters are battling 10 large wildfires in California. In the northern region, conditions will become hotter and drier throughout all the Northern Operational Region except along the immediate coast. The marine layer is now only about 1000 feet deep in response to the strong high pressure. An increase…

California Statewide Fire Summary For Thursday, July 13, 2017

California Statewide Fire Summary For Thursday, July 13, 2017

Approximately 8,200 firefighters are battling 14 large wildfires in California. In the northern region, the Four Corners high will push westward again later this week for a return of dry, very hot weather to the region over the weekend. The chance of isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms will increase a…

DWR’s State Fair Exhibits Inspire Water Conservation

DWR’s State Fair Exhibits Inspire Water Conservation

California’s five-year drought proved that water users up and down the state could achieve great water savings with planning and forethought. After a record winter of rain, many people are asking if water conservation is still important. The Department of Water Resources (DWR) answers that question at the 2017 California…

California Statewide Fire Summary For Thursday, July 13, 2017

California Statewide Fire Summary For Thursday, July 13, 2017

Approximately 8,200 firefighters are battling 14 large wildfires in California. In the northern region, the Four Corners high will push westward again later this week for a return of dry, very hot weather to the region over the weekend. The chance of isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms will increase a…

Placer County Fairgrounds Renovations Underway

Placer County Fairgrounds Renovations Underway

Crews broke ground Wednesday on long-awaited renovations at the Placer County Fairgrounds. This is the first significant makeover for the fairgrounds in 80 years. The first phase of renovations includes Jones and Johnson halls and the surrounding landscaping. That work is expected to wrap up in November. The second phase…

Bridge Fire Fully Contained Just Outside Of Auburn Wednesday Morning

Bridge Fire Fully Contained Just Outside Of Auburn Wednesday Morning

A fire in Clipper Gap area brought California’s increasingly severe fire danger frighteningly close to Auburn’s doorstep Tuesday. With black smoke billowing into the sky and visible from many points in the Auburn area, helicopters buzzed overhead 5 miles to the north with buckets of water and sirens screamed as…

California Statewide Fire Summary Wednesday For July 12, 2017

California Statewide Fire Summary Wednesday For July 12, 2017

Approximately 7,000 firefighters are battling 13 large wildfires in California. In the northern region a low pressure trough will linger over the northern region through Wednesday, which will keep the Four Corners high from having as much influence The warmest inland areas will be reasonably close to seasonal normals and…