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Ceremony To Be Held For Two Wildlife Undercrossings On Highway 89

Ceremony To Be Held For Two Wildlife Undercrossings On Highway 89

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will be joined on May 2, 2016 by local officials and members of the Highway 89 Stewardship Team in celebrating the groundbreaking of two wildlife undercrossings, built as a pair, on Highway 89 between Sierraville and Truckee. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m.…

CAL FIRE Seeking $90 Million From PG&E For Butte Fire

CAL FIRE Seeking $90 Million From PG&E For Butte Fire

Investigators were dispatched as part of the initial response to the Butte Fire and immediately began working to determine the origin and cause of the fire.  The ensuing investigation uncovered evidence that contact between a tree and a PG&E powerline near Butte Mountain Road in Amador County sparked the fire…

Multiple Theft Charges Brought Upon Auburn Man

Multiple Theft Charges Brought Upon Auburn Man

At approximately 4:38 A.M. on Monday, City of Auburn police officers were conducting routine patrol in the area of Dana Court in the City of Auburn. Officers noticed a vehicle occupied by a male, later identified as Chris Mullins, seated in a car using a laptop computer. Circumstances surrounding the…

Caltrans To Complete “Raise80” Project Next Month

Caltrans To Complete “Raise80” Project Next Month

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists, commuters and community residents to anticipate delays on westbound Interstate 80 (I-80) in Newcastle for freeway excavation under the Newcastle Union Pacific Railroad bridge as part of the $36 million vertical clearance project.  Motorists should anticipate delays of 30 minutes during…

Intel’s Folsom Campus Set To Layoff 269 Employees

Intel’s Folsom Campus Set To Layoff 269 Employees

Intel Corp. is planning to lay off more than 500 workers in Folsom and Santa Clara, according to the California Employment Development Department. It is part of a plan to slash 12,000 jobs worldwide, or 11 percent of its workforce. The company says it will save them about $750 million.…

Grass Valley Man Booked On Attempted Murder Charge, Woman In Critical Condition

Grass Valley Man Booked On Attempted Murder Charge, Woman In Critical Condition

A Grass Valley man is in Placer County Jail, accused of shooting a woman Saturday in the North Auburn area. Craig Joseph Mcilhenny, 36, was arrested by Placer County sheriff’s detectives Sunday evening and was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a firearm and shooting at an inhabited…

Placer County Board Of Supervisors Waived Property Assessed Clean Energy Fee

Placer County Board Of Supervisors Waived Property Assessed Clean Energy Fee

In its ongoing commitment to water conservation, the Placer County Board of Supervisors waived the fee associated with its Property Assessed Clean Energy financing program (mPOWER) for water saving measures. The action waives the $500 residential and $1,300 commercial fee for mPOWER project applications that include $1,500 in water conservation…

Sacramento County Has Spike In Concealed Handgun Permits

Sacramento County Has Spike In Concealed Handgun Permits

When Scott Jones became sheriff of Sacramento County in 2010, there were approximately 350 civilians licensed to carry concealed handguns in the county. Today there are nearly 8,000. That means statistically, in any sizable gathering – at the grocery store, a ballgame or church – at least one person is…

2016 Construction Projects Start Up In Sierra, Nevada And Placer Counties

2016 Construction Projects Start Up In Sierra, Nevada And Placer Counties

The State Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and its partners are preparing for an active construction season in the Sierra Area of Caltrans District 3 covering Sierra, Nevada and Placer counties.  Construction projects ranging from highway maintenance to multi-million dollar improvements will be undertaken during the 2016 construction season. Interstate 80…

Auburn Resident Booked on Stalking Charges

Auburn Resident Booked on Stalking Charges

On April 22, 2016, at approximately 10:28 AM, Auburn Police Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Elm Avenue for a male subject, identified as Sonny Harris (a 47 year old Auburn Resident) who was in the parking lot waiting for an employee who worked at a local business.…