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Sheriff’s Office Offers Business Safety Class

Sheriff’s Office Offers Business Safety Class

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The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is offering a free class to help business owners protect their businesses and themselves. The class will be held Monday, August 19, from 5:30pm. until 8:30 p.m., at the Placer County Sheriff’s Office in Auburn. Topics to be discussed include: identity theft and counterfeiting; dealing…

Fireworks Possible Cause of Park Fire

Fireworks Possible Cause of Park Fire

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A 1/4 grass fire at Regional Park near the softball fields got a quick response from local fire crews Tuesday. Witnesses say they saw kids with fireworks in the area. Placer County fire station 180 and Cal-Fire engines, a dozer and 2 air tankers responded to the scene. There were…

Car Versus Power Pole Near LOP

Car Versus Power Pole Near LOP

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A car sheared off a power pole on Combie Road near Lake of the Pines Tuesday morning cutting power to almost 100 residents during this week’s heat wave. Grass Valley CHP Officer Mark Morrison says the driver, for unknown reasons, lost control of his vehicle. Click to hear Officer Morrison …

El Dorado Co Fire Knocks Out Power to 49K PG&E Customers

El Dorado Co Fire Knocks Out Power to 49K PG&E Customers

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A fire in El Dorado County was burning near a PG&E substation in Shingle Springs Monday Afternoon. Cal-Fire requested PG&E shut off power in the area so firefighters and resources could fight the fire. PG&E Public Information Officer Jana Morris explains they had to cut power to 49 thousand customers.…

Known Gang Member Arrested by APD

Known Gang Member Arrested by APD

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Auburn Police officers apprehended a known gang member Monday afternoon. On July 1st,  at 2:50 in the afternoon, Auburn Police Officers, contacted Timothy Ody sitting in a vehicle in the 500 Block of High Street. Upon contact, Officers discovered that Ody was in possession of a loaded semi-automatic handgun and…

Motorcycle Fatality Near Lake of the Pines

Motorcycle Fatality Near Lake of the Pines

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A collision between a motor home and a motorcycle on HWY 49 near Lake of the Pines led to a fatality Sunday. On June 30th at 4 PM Sunday, the motorcycle rider was driving his 1999 Harley-Davidson northbound on SR-49, south of Sharonjack Road (south of Streeter Rd) and was…

Buy a Brick Support Leadership Auburn

Buy a Brick Support Leadership Auburn

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Leadership Auburn Class of 2013 celebrated their graduation Friday evening but was back to work Saturday. The team continued  on their class project at the High Street entrance of the Gold Country Fairgrounds. The work team made progress on laying the dedicated bricks in the Leadership Plaza Area. Don Ales…

Fireworks are Illegal in Unincorporated Placer

Fireworks are Illegal in Unincorporated Placer

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Placer County officials are reminding residents and visitors that fireworks of all sizes and types are illegal in unincorporated areas of the county. The prohibition applies to both: ·         Rural areas not located within the boundaries of any incorporated city or town and ·         Unincorporated communities such as Penryn, Newcastle,…

Western States 100-mile Endurance Run Today

Western States 100-mile Endurance Run Today

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Runners started out at 5am for the 40th annual Western States Endurance run from Squaw Valley to Auburn, CA. Gordy Ainsleigh, founder of the race 40 years ago started off with the runners this morning. The finish line is on the track at Placer High School in Auburn where the…

Stuff the Pack for NC Sheriff’s Search and Rescue

Stuff the Pack for NC Sheriff’s Search and Rescue

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Nevada County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers were out in force in Southern Nevada County with their annual Stuff the Pack Fundraiser. Sarah Rogers was out in front of the CVS store making sure everyone stayed hydrated on the hot humid Saturday and explained the goal for this year’s fundraiser.…