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California Water Commission Adopts Regulations to Guide Proposition 1 Funding

California Water Commission Adopts Regulations to Guide Proposition 1 Funding

California today made significant progress in providing funding for public benefits associated with new water storage projects, as the California Water Commission (Commission) adopted regulations that advance the implementation of the Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP). Through the WSIP, the Commission will fund the public benefits of water storage projects…

Placer Courts Convict 21 Year Old Twins Of Murder

Placer Courts Convict 21 Year Old Twins Of Murder

The identical twin brothers who killed a man and his teenage daughter in a deadly collision while fleeing authorities on Antelope Road in 2014 could face life in prison after they were convicted Monday of murder. Placer Superior Court jurors found brothers Roman and Ruslan Glukhoy, 21, guilty of killing…

Abusive Rocklin Special-Needs Teacher Gets Probation

Abusive Rocklin Special-Needs Teacher Gets Probation

A former Rocklin special-needs teacher gets three years of probation following allegations of battery of two children in her classroom. Sherry Ann McDaniel taught at Breen Elementary School until she was placed on administrative leave May 5, 2014, while police investigated the case. She was sentenced Wednesday in Placer Superior…

Quagga Mussel Infestation Discovered In Pyramid Lake

Quagga Mussel Infestation Discovered In Pyramid Lake

The Quagga Mussel is a small, non-native freshwater mollusk that the Department of Water Resources (DWR) had successfully prevented from infesting the State Water Project (SWP) since the species was first discovered in California in 2007. However, on December 8, six adult quagga mussels were found in the Angeles Tunnel,…

Auburn’s New Mayor And Two Council People Sworn In Monday Night

Auburn’s New Mayor And Two Council People Sworn In Monday Night

At last night’s Auburn City Council meeting there were a variety of special events that made it one the more exciting governmental proceedings to take place in the foothills in recent memory. At 5:30 p.m. the Placer High School Jazz Band, led by Dave Lawrensen, filled the room with rhythm…

Auburn Teen Booked On Attempted Murder And Kidnapping

Auburn Teen Booked On Attempted Murder And Kidnapping

Police arrested an 18-year-old Friday suspected of kidnapping a woman and choking her in a car in Auburn. According to Lt. Michael Garlock of the Auburn Police Department, Shane Bradley was arrested on suspicion of driving the woman against her will to a remote area, where he then began choking…

Three-Vehicle Crash Suspends All Movement On Highway 50 Monday Morning

Three-Vehicle Crash Suspends All Movement On Highway 50 Monday Morning

All lanes of westbound Highway 50 in El Dorado Hills were blocked Monday morning as crews work to clear a crash, according to the California Highway Patrol. The three-vehicle crash happened at 8:20 a.m. east of El Dorado Hills Boulevard. One vehicle was overturned, according to the CHP. Minor injuries…

RCRC Chairman Selects Eight Local Charities To Split $41,000

RCRC Chairman Selects Eight Local Charities To Split $41,000

Eight Glenn County charities shared $41,000 raised at the Rural County Representatives of California annual meeting in September in Placer County. The RCRC’s Annual Meeting concludes with a Basket Raffle Dinner in which a county-themed basket is raffled off from each member county. The proceeds are donated to charities picked…

Sierra Nevada Conservancy Awards $3.1 Million For Projects That Reduce Tree Mortality And Protect Watershed Health

Sierra Nevada Conservancy Awards $3.1 Million For Projects That Reduce Tree Mortality And Protect Watershed Health

Yesterday, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) Governing Board approved $3.1 million in grants for ten projects that will decrease wildfire risk, lessen tree mortality, and restore forest and watershed health in the Sierra Nevada region. Funding for these projects comes from Proposition 1, The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement…

AAA Warns To Avoid Driving When Not Sleeping 7 Hours

AAA Warns To Avoid Driving When Not Sleeping 7 Hours

                Drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The Centers for Disease Control…