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Caltrans Begins Project to Identify Hazardous Trees on Highway 174

Caltrans Begins Project to Identify Hazardous Trees on Highway 174

Caltrans is alerting property owners with property adjacent to Highway 174 between Colfax and Grass Valley of a Caltrans project to identify and mark dead and dying hazardous trees that could impact the safety of the traveling public and increase wildfire risk. Caltrans contractor Davey Resource Group’s certified arborists will…

Placer County Offers Rare Redevelopment Opportunity In the Heart of Tahoe City

Placer County Offers Rare Redevelopment Opportunity In the Heart of Tahoe City

Placer County is offering a rare opportunity to reinvent the Tahoe City firehouse properties, just steps away from Commons Beach in North Lake Tahoe. The county has released a request for information document inviting experienced mixed-use development firms and other interested parties to submit letters of interest for a long-term…

Meddlers Report For November 7th, 2017

Meddlers Report For November 7th, 2017

At this morning’s Meddlers meeting the normal opening presenter from the county, Supervisor Jenifer Montgomery, was missing in action. In Montgomery’s absence, the meeting centered on Auburn Mayor Matt Spokely and the various events and upcoming changes that the city is facing. The meeting started with a few minutes of…

Auburn Arts Commission Accepting Mural Submissions For Downtown Wall

Auburn Arts Commission Accepting Mural Submissions For Downtown Wall

The Auburn Arts Commission (AAC) is dedicated to fostering and supporting visual and performing arts in Auburn. At the corner of High and Lewis Streets in the center of Downtown Auburn there is a small park with a large wall where we wish to install a unique, large scale, signature…

Auburn Journal Cuts Three Print Publication Days per Week Beginning December 3rd

Auburn Journal Cuts Three Print Publication Days per Week Beginning December 3rd

The Auburn Journal announced in a press release over the weekend that the newspaper will be reducing its circulation from its current number of days a week of five to just two days. The paper will be making this transition beginning on Sunday December 3rd when the print edition of…

No Shaving Facial Hair This Month For Auburn Police Officers

No Shaving Facial Hair This Month For Auburn Police Officers

Beginning November 1st, the Auburn Police Department will be participating in “No Shave November”. The program is described below, more information can be found at https://no-shave.org. The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and…

Lake Oroville Flood Control Spillway Ready for Rainy Season

Lake Oroville Flood Control Spillway Ready for Rainy Season

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced it has met its goal of repairing and reconstructing the main, gated flood control spillway at Lake Oroville by Nov. 1, 2017 to handle flows of 100,000 cubic-feet per second this winter. Preparing the main spillway for the rainy season was a primary…

New Gas Tax Revenues To Help County Catch Up With Roadway Maintenance

New Gas Tax Revenues To Help County Catch Up With Roadway Maintenance

Placer County’s first share of California’s new gasoline tax revenues will go to resurfacing weather-beaten roads in its North Lake Tahoe west shore communities. An increase in gas taxes authorized by the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, also known as Senate Bill 1, is expected to eventually generate…

Youth Commission Notes Distracted Driving As Part Of Statewide Survey

Youth Commission Notes Distracted Driving As Part Of Statewide Survey

The Placer County Youth Commission participated in a statewide, student-led survey of distracted driving, organized and funded by the California Friday Night Live Partnership. The annual Roadwatch survey aims to improve traffic safety and curtail distracted driving and the threat it poses to other drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. Drivers can…

El Dorado County Cuts Prop. 90 Program

El Dorado County Cuts Prop. 90 Program

El Dorado County will discontinue its participation in the Proposition 90 program, which gives older homebuyers a break on their property taxes. Prop. 90 allows homeowners older than 55 to transfer their base tax value from another county to El Dorado County when purchasing a new home here that will…