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Fire Restrictions on the Tahoe National Forest Effective July 25

Fire Restrictions on the Tahoe National Forest Effective July 25

Fire restrictions go into effect July 25 within the Tahoe National Forest. According to Forest Supervisor Eli Ilano, “After record precipitation this past winter, hot and dry summer weather has created conditions on the Forest that could support large fire growth. We want to ensure a fun and safe summer…

California Statewide Fire Summary Monday For July 24, 2017

California Statewide Fire Summary Monday For July 24, 2017

More than 6100 firefighters are battling 11 significant wildfires in California. As firefighters continue to work to contain the current fires more fires continue to start throughout California. Northern California will be 3-5 degrees above normal today, but relative humidity will be higher than yesterday. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms with…

Campfires Banned At Bear River Park And Campground Due To Fire Danger

Campfires Banned At Bear River Park And Campground Due To Fire Danger

Due to the high risk of fire, Placer County is implementing open fire restrictions for the popular Bear River Park and Campground, effective July 24 through the end of camping season, Oct. 31. To help further reduce fire risk, the Placer County Parks and Recreation Department will be posting fire…

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Partners With Auburn Business to Help Local Cancer Patients

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Partners With Auburn Business to Help Local Cancer Patients

Gold Rush Subaru of Auburn in partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society have donated more than 150 blankets to cancer patients at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. The donation is part of the Subaru Loves to Care initiative that is teaming up to spread warmth…

Pioneer Bridge 55-hour Partial Closure Begins Friday Night

Pioneer Bridge 55-hour Partial Closure Begins Friday Night

Serious traffic delays are expected as the first of six consecutive 55-hour weekend partial lane closures begins tonight on the Pioneer Bridge near downtown Sacramento. Motorists are advised to avoid this area if possible and to plan ahead before travelling. Caltrans urges the public to include up to one hour…

California Statewide Fire Summary For Wednesday, July 19, 2017

California Statewide Fire Summary For Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Approximately 6,000 firefighters are battling 17 large wildfires in California. In the northern region, a trough extending south into the Northern Operational region from a significant low in the Eastern Gulf of Alaska will be in until today. This arrangement will continue to produce a dry southwest flow aloft over…

County Working With Partners To Address Opioid Overdoses

County Working With Partners To Address Opioid Overdoses

Placer County’s Health and Human Services Department is working with local law enforcement, medical providers, community groups and residents to address opioid overdoses in our community through a variety of strategies, including increased access to life-saving medication. Naloxone is a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose if administered in…

New UC Davis Police Chief Issues Statement

New UC Davis Police Chief Issues Statement

California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Joe Farrow released the following statement today regarding his new position as Chief of Police for the University of California, Davis, Police Department: “I have accepted the position of Chief of Police for the University of California, Davis, Police Department. I am humbled by the…

Three Day Cool Off Is Just In Time For National Picnic Month

Three Day Cool Off Is Just In Time For National Picnic Month

Summer is in full swing, and it’s a great time to have a picnic or barbeque. Especially when you consider that July is National Picnic Month. But summer also means warm weather, and that’s a prime opportunity for bacteria to grow rapidly in food. Placer County is full of beautiful…

PG&E Flying Low To Inspect For Dead Trees

PG&E Flying Low To Inspect For Dead Trees

As part of its response to California’s tree mortality crisis, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will conduct aerial patrols in Placer and Nevada counties on Tuesday, July 18; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 25, 26 and 27; and Tuesday, August 1, to identify dead trees that could pose a…