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Two New Projects That Will Cause Traffic Delays This Week

Two New Projects That Will Cause Traffic Delays This Week

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists of two delays on the foothills roadways. There will be traffic delays on westbound Interstate 80 just west of the Nevada state line for roadway maintenance activities.  Motorists should anticipate delays as maintenance crews close the right lane of I-80 at…

New Solution For Drone Intrusion Of Wildfires

New Solution For Drone Intrusion Of Wildfires

  Firefighters battling wildfires will soon have another tool in their arsenal to attack the growing problem of interference from drones. Illegal drone intrusions during wildfires such as the current Sand Fire in Los Angeles County are creating hazards for firefighting aircraft, but a new technology could literally ground the unmanned flying…

Two Teams From Tahoe Basin Arrived In Monterey To Join Fire Fighting Efforts

Two Teams From Tahoe Basin Arrived In Monterey To Join Fire Fighting Efforts

  Two Mutual Aid Strike Teams from the Tahoe Basin Operational Area have been deployed to the Soberanes Fire burning in Monterey County CA near Soberanes Creek, in Garrapata State Park, north of Big Sur. The fire started on July 22, 2016 at approximately 8:48 a.m., and is presently 14,897…

Placer County Grand Jury Commends Del Oro High School For Implementing Alcohol Testing

Placer County Grand Jury Commends Del Oro High School For Implementing Alcohol Testing

Del Oro High School staff and administration became concerned about the continued increase in the number of students appearing to be under the influence of alcohol at school dances.  As a result, the school administration researched and implemented the use of an alcohol detection device. The Placer County Grand Jury…

Single Car Rollover Accident Closes Taylor Road in Penryn Monday Afternoon

Single Car Rollover Accident Closes Taylor Road in Penryn Monday Afternoon

A black SUV traveling eastbound lost control, left the roadway and flipped in the 1600 block of Taylor Road in Penryn. The accident happened just before 4:00pm on Monday afternoon. According to CHP officers on scene, Valery Stevens of Penryn was the driver and the sole occupant. She suffered bumps…

PCWA Board Authorizes Sale Of Surplus Water

PCWA Board Authorizes Sale Of Surplus Water

The Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) Board of Directors has approved a resolution that allows for the transfer and sale of up to 20,000 acre-feet of surplus water to the United States Bureau of Reclamation. The Board took the action at its meeting on July 21. Under the Reservoir Re-Operation…

One Pilot Is Dead As Pair Of Crop Dusters Collide In Yolo County

One Pilot Is Dead As Pair Of Crop Dusters Collide In Yolo County

Two crop duster planes crashed Saturday morning in rural Yolo County, killing one of the pilots. The pilot in the other plane survived the incident without any significant injuries, the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office said. The crop dusters crashed around 7:45 a.m. at County Road 99E and County Road 13…

Placer County District Attorney Is The Father Of Murdered Teen In Rocklin

Placer County District Attorney Is The Father Of Murdered Teen In Rocklin

The DA’s office is confirming that it was Supervising Deputy District Attorney Jeff Wood’s daughter who was found killed in a home in Rocklin. Due to their connection to the case, the Placer County District Attorney’s Office says they will not be handling the case. “Given our strong emotional connection…

PG&E Offers Free Tree Removal Service For Placer And El Dorado Counties

PG&E Offers Free Tree Removal Service For Placer And El Dorado Counties

As woody debris piles up from dead trees killed by drought and bark beetle infestation, PG&E today launched an expanded debris management program to support its customers in 10 counties severely impacted by California’s growing tree mortality emergency. PG&E is offering the expanded debris removal program to customers in Kern,…

Suspects Who Caused I-80 Shut Down In Roseville Yesterday Are Still At Large

Suspects Who Caused I-80 Shut Down In Roseville Yesterday Are Still At Large

After several hours of searching an area of Roseville where gunshots were heard and two armed men were seen Wednesday morning, officers found an AR-15-style rifle, police said. Police also found empty shell casings and a gun flash suppressor. Several articles of clothing were also discovered with the rifle, which…

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