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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

With the popularity of motorcycle riding, fatalities and injuries have increased in California over the past few years.  The California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) have stepped up their efforts to promote safety and education throughout the month of May. In 2013, motorcycle collisions resulted in…

Sutter Auburn Faith Nurses Walk Out For One Day

Sutter Auburn Faith Nurses Walk Out For One Day

Dozens of nurses lined up with pickets on Highway 49 outside Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital at 7 a.m. Thursday morning to begin a one-day strike. Many passing cars honked and cheered as Sutter nurses held signs that read “On Strike For Safe Patient Car”.  It’s all about the patients said…

Local Postal Worker Goes From Delivering Mail To Driving Away From Bullets

Local Postal Worker Goes From Delivering Mail To Driving Away From Bullets

Going postal took on a positive meaning recently when a local postal worker went from delivering mail to driving away from bullets. Scott Gallegos’ heroic moves came on Monday morning as he was delivering mail on Madison Avenue in Sacramento. He came face-to-face with a woman in desperate need of…

Contra Costa Man To Spend Five Years In Prison For DUI

Contra Costa Man To Spend Five Years In Prison For DUI

On Monday, an El Dorado County judge sentenced 45-year-old, Michael Charles Ramirez, who is a multiple DUI offender, to five years in state prison following a jury trial. On June 1, 2014, an El Dorado County Sheriff Deputy observed Ramirez operating his vehicle erratically while intoxicated on Highway 50. Ramirez…

Third Rabid Skunk Found In El Dorado County

Third Rabid Skunk Found In El Dorado County

El Dorado County Animal Services has reported finding a third rabid skunk in the area of Pleasant Valley Road, near Grindstone Road and White Rose Lane southeast of Placerville. Animal Control Officers were called out to inspect a skunk after a member of the public observed the skunk showing signs…

PCSO Needs Help In Identifying Counterfeit Crook

PCSO Needs Help In Identifying Counterfeit Crook

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a male suspect who is suspected of passing counterfeit money.  Apparently the suspect dropped fake cash at three different Auburn businesses this week. The suspect is described as white male with facial hair, possibly a goatee, short…

PCWA’S Mulch Madness Just Around The Corner

PCWA’S Mulch Madness Just Around The Corner

Placer County Water Agency is giving away 100 yards of free water-conserving mulch for local residents during their Mulch Madness event on May 16th at Sierra College. “Mulch might be one of the most under-appreciated water conservation tools at our disposal,” said Linda Yager, PCWA Deputy Customer Services Manager. According…

El Dorado Sheriff’s Nab Known Felon

El Dorado Sheriff’s Nab Known Felon

El Dorado County deputies made an arrest of a wanted felon on Sunday. A deputy spotted Abram Sassenberg, who had a felony warrant out for his arrest, driving in Pollock Pines. According to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, initially officers tried the stop the vehicle, the male suspect took…

Two Grass Valley Men Arrested On Felony Drug Charges

Two Grass Valley Men Arrested On Felony Drug Charges

Grass Valley Police and Nevada City Police said in a press release that at approximately 6:40pm on Friday night, detectives conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle for numerous lighting violations. Police made contact with driver, Timothy Gower, and discovered the he was driving on a suspended driver’s license…

30 Famous Fish Plucked From The Truckee River Due To Drought

30 Famous Fish Plucked From The Truckee River Due To Drought

California Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman, Kirsten Macintyre, said that nearly 30 fish have been removed from the still water near Fanny Bridge in Lake Tahoe. Officials made the decision to pull the fish due to low oxygen levels caused by the drought. According to F&W officials, 26 brown trout and…