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PCSD Kicked In The Face By 24-Year-Old Accused Of Possessing Meth

PCSD Kicked In The Face By 24-Year-Old Accused Of Possessing Meth

Placer County sheriff’s deputies on bike patrol ran into a bit of difficulty as they attempted to apprehend a man in Auburn on Wednesday afternoon. After initial contact was made with Tyler James Kruse, 24, deputies decided to arrest Kruse for possessing methamphetamine. Kruse had other plans for the day…

Wildfire Smoke Prompts Air Quality Advisory for Placer County

Wildfire Smoke Prompts Air Quality Advisory for Placer County

The Placer County Public Health Officer and Placer County Air Pollution Control Officer are issuing a joint air quality advisory to notify the public of the potential of poor air quality conditions due to multiple fires occurring throughout northern California. This advisory will be active until conditions improve. Smoke is…

Community Discussion Regarding First Ever Countywide Park and Trail Master Plan

Community Discussion Regarding First Ever Countywide Park and Trail Master Plan

Placer County is seeking public input to help shape Granite Bay’s parks, trails and landscapes at the Eureka School District Campus in Granite Bay, with a community discussion meeting set for Oct. 12. The discussion is part of the county’s outreach efforts for the first-ever countywide park and trail master…

Fitting Theme For Fire Prevention Week As Napa and Sonoma County Residents Are Forced To Evacuate

Fitting Theme For Fire Prevention Week As Napa and Sonoma County Residents Are Forced To Evacuate

In conjunction with the ravaging fires that forced Napa and Sonoma County residents to quickly evacuate overnight, Cal Fire wants Placer County to be prepared for quick escape if that should be necessary due to fire danger. The second week in October marks Fire Prevention Week and this year’s theme…

Gov. Issues State of Emergency As Multiple Fires Ravage Napa and Sonoma Counties

Gov. Issues State of Emergency As Multiple Fires Ravage Napa and Sonoma Counties

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency as multiple fires ravaged Sonoma and Napa counties on Monday, forcing widespread evacuations across wine country and burning tens of thousands of acres. The declaration authorizes the mobilization of the California National Guard. One of the raging fires had Santa Rosa under…

Community Feedback Sought for Highway 49 Safety Concepts

Community Feedback Sought for Highway 49 Safety Concepts

Caltrans and Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery invite community residents to provide feedback about a new roadway safety concept involving roundabouts that will be presented by Caltrans and Placer County Transportation Planning staff to the North Auburn Municipal Advisory Council meeting on Tuesday, October 10 at 6 p.m. The meeting…

Placer County DA Seeks Re-Election

Placer County DA Seeks Re-Election

Placer County District Attorney Scott Owens recently announced his 2018 bid for re-election. A native of Placer County’s Auburn and Colfax areas, Owens feels a strong sense of ownership and responsibility toward the community he has served for the last 35 years. Owens dedicates his office to investigating and prosecuting…

Grass Valley Motorcyclist Wreck Leads Friends to Start Fundraiser

Grass Valley Motorcyclist Wreck Leads Friends to Start Fundraiser

The death of a Grass Valley man in a motorcycle wreck last week has led friends to start a GoFundMe page for his family. Darren Blackwell, 50, died Thursday afternoon after his 2005 Yamaha collided with a 2015 Dodge Journey sport utility vehicle. Alert and speaking to authorities after the…

Placerville Wife Scolds Husband, He Hides, Then Wins $1 Million From Scratchers

Placerville Wife Scolds Husband, He Hides, Then Wins $1 Million From Scratchers

A good rule of thumb in marriage is to be open, honest and don’t hide anything. But Hermenegildo Beltran-Meza did the opposite. He not only hid some information from his wife, he literally hid from her too and then won $1 million. Beltran-Meza purchased a couple of California Black Premium…

WPWMA to Host 7th Annual Community Meeting Oct. 17th

WPWMA to Host 7th Annual Community Meeting Oct. 17th

The Western Placer Waste Management Authority will host its seventh annual community meeting Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. to discuss odors and other operational issues of importance to local residents. The meeting will be held at the WPWMA’s offices at 3033 Fiddyment Road near the corner of Athens Avenue…